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Director: Jamboree a go – in some way

Robert Shamek told the Sweet Home School Board Monday night, April 12, that the annual Oregon Jamboree festival will be different this year if current state and county protocols hold firm. The...

Linn returns to 'High' risk after case reports increase

As of Sunday, April 11, Linn County had 4,008 reported COVID cases and 61 deaths. That was an increase of 118 from the previous week (3,890 cases/60 deaths). The most recent fatality reported was a 73-year-old man who tested positive on Feb. 22 and...


BBQ competition organizers aiming to bring big one to Sweet Home

The air was clouded by smoke over the weekend at Radiator Supply House in Sweet Home, but it was good smoke: the kind that creates top-notch barbecue. And that's what was happening as the local J&C...

'Healthy substitutes' can replace sugar, if understood and used correctly

We have just come off of Valentines day and Easter, a time when we often bake up some tasty treats for friends and family. These occasions to bake may have left you wondering how to tip the scales of sweets in the favor of “healthier” rather...

Photo exhibit open at City Hall

Local photographers’ work, featuring mostly Sweet Home scenes, is on display in the art gallery at City Hall. Though a scheduled grand opening for the show, titled “Only in Sweet Home,” scheduled for Friday, April 9,was canceled due to the...

Public Safety Log April 14, 2021

April 5 5:52 a.m. – Zachariah Lee Davis, 32, arrested on Sweet Home Municipal warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of attempted unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, Oregon State Police. 7:01 a.m. - Animal complaint in 27900...


Commissioner delivering on pledge to hold 100 meetings with public in first 100 days

When former State Rep. Sherrie Sprenger campaigned last year to become a Linn County commissioner, she committed to holding 100 meetings in her first 100 days in office - which will be Friday, April...

Couple honored at commission meeting for fire department efforts

Erik and Neva Anderson – nicknamed Team Anderson by the Albany Fire Department staff – were honored by Albany Chief Shane Wooten Tuesday morning , April 6, during a meeting of the Linn County Board of Commissioners. Wooten presented the...


State title win completes unfinished business for Husky volleyball veterans

When Sweet Home's volleyball players left the court after losing in the 4A state championship game to Valley Catholic, they made it clear they had unfinished business. Saturday afternoon, April 10,...


Huskies fall in final game to talented Hidden Valley, 45-6

In their final game of the season and the last contest in the careers of eight seniors, Sweet Home football lost 45-6 to Hidden Valley in a non-league matchup. "For these seniors, it's bittersweet,"...


Boys lose to JC, but play 'pretty well'

Sweet Home's boys soccer team fell to Junction City 3-0 at Husky Field in their last match of the season.  "I actually thought that we played pretty well," said Head Coach Eric Stutzer. Junction...


Girls split final 2 soccer games

Sweet Home's girls soccer team beat Junction City 2-0 on April 6 and lost 4-0 to Estacada on April 8 in their final matches of the season last week. "Against Junction City, we passed the ball much...

Huskies young but they're ready to play some baseball

In their last full season, in the spring of 2019, Sweet Home baseball went 17-10 overall with a 13-5 league record. This year, like in years prior, Head Coach John Best is setting expectations high for his team. “We’re expecting to compete for...

Sweet Home softball built around veterans in key positions

Sweet Home softball’s return to the diamond has been all smiles so far. “The girls are great. They come to practice every day. They have a smile on,” said Head Coach Karyn Hartsook. “They are so happy to have something to look forward to. A...

Track team filling up and since it's a numbers game, that's a plus

In a jittery year in which not much has been a sure thing, Sweet Home’s track and field program is growing – by the day. One change for the Huskies is the departure of co-Head Coach Dakotah Keys to eastern Oregon (see accompanying story). For...

Sweet Home golfers bringing some experience to greens

A year ago, Sweet Home’s golfers were preparing for their opening match when – well, we all know what comes next: their season was abruptly canceled by the coronavirus. Now, 13 months later the Huskies are back, with some new faces but missing...

Leaders need to heed traffic issues

Editor: I’m sending letters to our senator, mayor, president protem, five councilors, our school district superintendent, the chief of police, fire chief, Attorney General, and to Linn County about the problem in Sweet Home that I’m writing...

The latest assault on Winston Churchill

By Dr. Gary Scott Smith During his long life, Winston Churchill suffered several indignities. He was dismissed from his position as the head of the Royal Navy in 1915 because of the disastrous defeat Anglo-French forces endured at Gallipoli during...

Parents should be aware of history

Editor: In the 1950s the Communist Party identified its 45-goal plan to take over America. Three stand out clearly today: 15) Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. 16) Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken...


Margaret R. Winslow

Oct. 3, 1950 - Dec. 3, 2020 Margaret "Maggie" R. Winslow, 70, of Sweet Home passed away Dec. 3, 2020. She was born Oct. 3, 1950 in Kansas City, Mo., to Bruce and Madelene F. (Fitch) Battey. She moved... Full story


Cathy Sue Canfield

Aug. 14, 1956 - April 6, 2021 “How lucky we all are to have had someone that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Cathy Sue Canfield was born in Lebanon, Oregon on August 14, 1956 to Harold G.... Full story


Harold Kenneth Grove

July 3, 1931 - April 9, 2021 Harold Kenneth Grove, 89, passed away at his home Friday evening, April 9, 2021. He was born July 3, 1931, in Albany, to Wilbur Grove & Mary (Wilkinson) Grove. Harold... Full story


Vanda Lee Pulver

June 29, 1940 - March 31, 2021 Vanda Lee Pulver, 80, of Albany, went home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2021. She went peacefully, while surrounded by her loving family. Vanda was born on June... Full story

David Fowler

June 11, 1959 - April 4, 2021 David Lee Fowler, 61, of Sweet Home, died April 4, 2021. He was born June 11, 1959 in Charlotte, N.C. to Elbert Till and Mary (McLean) Fowler. Mr. Fowler served during the Cold War, including 10 years on a submarine as... Full story

Around Town April 14, 2021

Deadline for art show is April 17 Linn County Arts Guild will hold its first-ever “Li’l Arts Show” and is seeking submissions from local artists. The event is open to all. Art must be original pieces or photography taken by the person...

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