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'Successful' Jamboree draws crowds of 12,000-13,000 in 'nice' weather

Oregon Jamboree Festival Director Robert Shamek summed up the weekend as "a successful weekend for the patrons, for sure" Monday after most of the guests had left town and tear-down operations were...

Mission trips lead to full-time commitment for Uganda-bound local family

The first time Bill Houtz laid eyes on the sun rising over the city of Lugazi in Uganda, he was hooked. "It is beautiful over there," he said. "I fell in love with it that very minute I got there."...

Planners OK another pot retail store

The Sweet Home Planning Commission on July 30 approved a conditional use permit for a fourth retail marijuana outlet in town following a public hearing. Voting to approve the permit during the commission’s regular monthly meeting were Thomas...

Noah boats set for official christening – on Foster Lake

When a fleet of small sailboats embark on Foster Lake from Lewis Creek Park this Sunday afternoon, Aug. 12, Pastor Joe Medley will see a longtime dream come to life. The moment of truth will occur...

Public Safety Log Aug. 8 ,2018

Aug. 6 6:11 a.m. - Abraham John Woosley, 24, cited on a Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of misdemeanor driving while suspended, Linn County Jail. Aug. 5 12:10 a.m. - Jessica Leigh Hines, 26, arrested on San Diego warrant...

New logos warn bicyclists to stay off sidewalks

The city has painted sidewalks at downtown corners with a warning to bike riders to walk bicycles when using the sidewalks. The city has banned riding bicycles on sidewalks downtown for years, and a...

Thus far, 3 candidates file for 4 council openings

Three candidates as of Monday, Aug. 6, had filed to run for City Council in the Nov. 6 general election. They are Susan Coleman and Diane Gerson and Greg Mahler, all incumbents. The filing period for City Council is open through 5 p.m. on Aug. 27...

New planning associate moves from Youth Watershed Council

South Santiam Youth Watershed Council Coordinator Angela Clegg is serving as the city's associate planner in the Community and Economic Development Department. Clegg moved into the full-time position...

County seeking applicants for advisory boards

The Linn County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants who are interested in serving on various advisory county commissions and boards that currently have vacancies: Three-year terms are available on the: Compensation Board, Developmental...

Jamboree looked little different, but it still was fun

Sweet Home folks have been waiting to see what the outcome would be with an Oregon Jamboree line-up that lacked the mega-stars who have headlined recent festivals. In some senses, this year’s Jamboree wasn’t what previous ones have been. The...

Drivers need to slow at preschool

Summer is here, school is out, but not at Little Promises Day Care. I live out near Mark’s Ridge and always go past the school to get to Sweet Home’s downtown. It never fails, when I go through there, that I see cars ignoring the speed limit...

Renee Gleason

Dec. 28, 1966 - July 30, 2018 Renee "Tina" Amy Gleason, 51, of Sweet Home, formerly of Federal Way, Wash., died July 30, 2018. She was born Dec. 28, 1966 in Renton, Wash. to Evelyn Spray and the late...

Michael Prichard

June 18, 1947 - Aug. 1, 2018 Michael Kent Prichard, 71, of Sweet Home died Aug. 1, 2018. He was born June 18, 1947 in Salem to William and Kora (Lee) Prichard. He was raised in Lyons and then settled in Sweet Home in the mid 1970s. Mr. Prichard...

Around Town Aug. 8, 2018

Low-cost physicals for athletes Aug. 8 Low-cost physicals for athletes will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the main gym at the Sweet Home High School. Cost is $30, cash and checks are accepted. OSAA-approved physical forms required...

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