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Report of alleged kidnapping leads to multiple arrests in SH

Police arrested a Sweet Home man Thursday in connection to the alleged kidnapping and assault of a 25-year-old Sweet Home female. Jacob Reginald Bliss, 44, was charged initially with first-degree...

Sweet Home to host elite small-school track meet Saturday

When Dakotah Keys was starring in track at Sweet Home High School a decade ago, the Meet of Champions was one of his favorites each season. The event, held then at Willamette University in Salem,...

New office staff adding some muscle at SH chamber

The Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce is in the process of rebuilding its programs after coming back from the financial brink about two years ago. Under the direction of Chamber President George...

Public Safety Log April 24, 2019

April 20 8:30 a.m. - Joseph Dadey, 50, arrested for strangulation, harassment and Linn County warrant for failure to appear, 28700 block of Liberty. Transported to Linn County Jail. 11:07 a.m. - Report taken for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle,...

Unpaved city streets to get fixes

The surface of 32nd Court and Juniper Street between 32nd Court and 35th Avenue, behind Hawthorne School, is rough, to say the least – a mix of cracked pavement, potholes, oil and gravel. Sweet Home Public Works is planning to do something about...

Foster fish weir working – mostly

A new fish weir installed a year ago in Foster Dam is working – mostly, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers biologist said. Fenton Khan said the numbers of Chinook salmon and steelhead that have passed...

Marissa Kurtz becomes first SH girl to sign to wrestle in college

Marissa Kurtz has made history already at Sweet Home High School, winning three championships in girls wrestling and serving as one of the primary groundbreakers in the establishment of the sport as...

Robert Watkins signs to wrestle at Umpqua Community College

Robert Watkins signed a letter of intent Wednesday, April 17, to wrestle for Umpqua Community College. Watkins, who placed fourth at the state high school championships this year, said he decided to...

Girls, boys both look to be in middle of division golf pack

Sweet Home's boys finished fourth out of nine teams in a golf match held April 15 at Shadow Lake in Eugene. Host Marist, a favorite for this year's 1A/2A/3A/4A state championship, won the event ahead...

SH falls to Valley Catholic in baseball

Sweet Home lost 8-1 to Valley Catholic in baseball Thursday, April 18. The week was a bye in Sweet Home's league schedule, and the Huskies traveled to Beaverton to face Valley Catcholic. Zach Luttmer scored in the first inning after singling to...

Boys, girls win three-way track meet with Philomath, Woodburn

Sweet Home's track and field teams won the team competitions Tuesday, April 16, in a three-way meet with Philomath and Woodburn. The Husky boys scored 212 points, to 177 for Philomath and 173 for...

Proposed state gun legislation scary – or worse

Gun ownership and hunting advocacy groups have issued repeated warnings this spring that Oregon legislators are crafting new regulations that would ban large-capacity magazines (over five or 10 rounds), require higher age limits and tighter...

Patricia Roebuck

Oct. 16, 1952 - April 8, 2019 Patricia Louise Roebuck, 66, of Sweet Home died April 8, 2019. She was born Oct. 16, 1952 in Hugo, Okla. to Lonnis John and Peggy Norine (Sorrell) Rowe.  She was raised...

Jon Lee Tyler

July 12, 1936 - April 17, 2019 Jon Lee Tyler, a longtime Sweet Home resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the age of 82 in Eugene. He was the loving husband of Sharon,...

Michelle 'Shelly' Hunt Sovern Garrett

Aug. 30, 1953 – April 16, 2019 Shelly Sovern Garrett, 65, of Lebanon, died April 16, 2019, in Corvallis. The longtime executive of the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, she was a champion of Lebanon,...

Byron Christianson

June 6, 1927 - April 9, 2019 Byron “Barney” Earl Christianson, 91, of Sweet Home died April 9, 2019 at the Veterans Home in Lebanon. He was born June 6, 1927 in Kansas City, Mo. to Conroy F. and...

Around Town April 24, 2019

Learn to prepare leafy vegetables Kale, swiss chard, collards, spinach, bok choy and more will be on the menu at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 25, for an Oregon State University Extension presentation on leafy green vegetables at the Lebanon Senior...

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