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Local man accidentally shoots self

A Sweet Home man accidentally shot himself in the leg at Circle K. Police responded to 2405 Main St. at 12:21 p.m. on Sept. 1. The man, Joshua Cloud, 25, has a concealed carry license, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. He “had a firearm in his...

Owners honored for 29 years of effort in timber propagation

Sherman and Leslie Weld, Linn County’s Tree Farmers of 2018, are managing their tree farm not only for wildlife and harvest, but to provide a family gathering place as well as provide for the next...

Capital campaign begins for Samaritan drug rehab facility

Samaritan Health Services launched its capital campaign to raise funds for the construction of its Samaritan Treatment and Recovery Services (STARS) facility Thursday, Sept. 6, in Lebanon. The...

Sweet Home adopting new approach to leaf collection

For decades, when tree leaves start dropping as fall arrives, city officials have asked residents not to put piles of leafy matter in the street because they clog up the storm drains. This year, city officials are asking residents to go ahead and...

Hawthorne renovations completed in time for new school year

Hawthorne Elementary School has some 70 new faces this year, but the biggest of them belongs to the school itself. Sweet Home School District completed a sweeping facelift and other improvements just...

Hazardous trees removed from Evergreen pocket park

The City of Sweet Home cut down 10 hazardous trees in the 1400 block of Evergreen Lane, which is a loop around a pocket park. Following a complaint about dead trees, the city contacted and received...

Board OKs plan to fund SHJH project

The Sweet Home School Board Monday approved a resolution allowing the School District to spend money from its Long-Term Maintenance Fund and ending fund balance from its General Fund to cover higher...

School starts smoothly as SHJH prepares for construction project

Sweet Home principals reported smooth opening weeks of school as the new year began on Sept. 4, even at Sweet Home Junior High where the district is preparing for a major remodeling project. “It...

Fire danger reduced after rainfall

With some rainfall over the weekend, local fire danger levels fell to “moderate” and Industrial Fire Precaution Level II Monday morning in the Sweet Home area. A chance of rain continues through the week, said Oregon Department of Forestry...

Here and gone: Tennessee walker takes no breaks on way across U.S.

A Tennessee man walked through Sweet Home Monday, Sept. 10, as he neared the end of a four-month trek across the country on Highway 20. After walking more than 3,000 miles at 26 miles per day, 12...

Huskies have hard time against Banks' QB, sophisticated D

Sweet Home's football players came into their matchup Friday night against Banks, trying to right the ship after a tough loss the previous week against Marist. That will have to wait until next week;...

Husky harriers post PRs at Bush Park

Jessy Hart posted a big personal best Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Saxon Invite cross-country meet held at Bush Park in Salem. Hart ran the 5,000-meter course in 20:53.3, nearly a minute faster than her previous best, set at last year’s district...

Huskies get 'momentous' win over Sisters at Cascade volleyball tourney

Sweet Home's volleyball team notched its first two league wins last week, over Woodburn and Philomath, then finished the week as runner-up at the Cascade Tournament, where they posted their first win...

Woodburn keeps Huskies scrambling

Sweet Home hosted Woodburn in boys soccer Sept. 4, and the Bulldogs lost no time demonstrating why they are defending 5A Division champions in the sport, trouncing the Huskies 14-0. They have allowed...

Huskies to host XC meet; public invited to watch, help Thursday

Sweet Home High School will host its first true home cross-country meet in years Thursday, Sept. 13, at Community Chapel, 42250 Ames Creek Road. Eighteen high school and 16 junior teams are scheduled to compete in the event, which begins at 3 p.m....

Around Town

Rollin’ Oldies car show Sept. 15 Rollin’ Oldies car club will hold its annual Rollin’ Oldies Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at River Park in Lebanon. Entries are $20 per vehicle. For information, contact Tom Hinckley at...

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