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SH turns out in force to celebrate

Sweet Home's Christmas season got a super early start Friday with the departure of the 2018 Capitol Christmas tree for Washington, D.C. The celebration included lots of music, a nighttime parade that...

Search on for SH man who allegedly rammed officer's vehicle

A Sweet Home man is on the run after allegedly ramming a Sheriff's deputy's vehicle Monday morning, Sheriff Jim Yon said. Yon said his deputies were involved in a pursuit Monday at 9:02 a.m. after... Full story

Demolition officially kicks off SHJH work

Demolition at Sweet Home Junior High School began last week with students swinging sledgehammers at a door. It was a truly memorable day for junior high students. Vice Principal Terry Augustadt gave...

Superintendent: New state report cards show local schools continuing to improve

The state's report cards for schools and school districts may lack a letter grade again and undergone yet more changes this year, but they continue to contain the same information, which, this year,...

3 councilors re-elected, Nash gets fourth seat

Four Sweet Home City Council members were elected Tuesday, Nov. 6, and local voters gave a big thumbs up to funding the community swimming pool for another five years. In the race for four open Sweet...

Commissioners approve revised plan to create 3 lots on Mountain View

The Sweet Home Planning Commission last week approved a request to partition 980 Mountain View Road into three lots. In October, the commission continued the hearing to its regular meeting on Nov. 5 to allow the property owner, Mark C. Rose of...

Ranger District seeks comment on Upper Calapooia steelhead project

The Sweet Home Ranger District is seeking public comment on the proposed Calapooia Steelhead Habitat Enhancement Project. The project is located on and adjacent to the Calapooia River, beginning at the U.S. Forest Service boundary and extending...

Olin, Hewitt named Jr. First Citizens

Sweet Home High School seniors Sarah Hewitt and Austin Olin have been chosen Junior First Citizens for Sweet Home for 2018, and Olin last week was chosen as Linn County's Junior First Citizen. "It's...

Public Safety Log Nov. 14, 2018

Nov. 9 4:45 a.m. - Elisha Marie Adams, 37, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of providing false information to a police officer, 1000 block of North River. 5:18 a.m. - Caller reported that she had video of...

Northwest Natural Gas rates decline with fall in gas prices

Northwest Natural Gas Company (NW Natural) has announced that customers are paying lower rates as of Nov. 1 – 2.1 percent, to be exact, for most. This is the fourth straight year that the cost of natural gas has dropped, and customers are still...

SH cheerleaders finish with three placewinners at All-State competition

Two Sweet Home High School cheerleaders earned spots on the all-state team Saturday afternoon at a competition held at Thurston High School in Springfield. Freshman Ava Royer placed ninth among 27,...

Wrestling award takes local Coach Steve Thorpe around world

Sweet Home wrestling coach Steve Thorpe is back from Budapest, Hungary, with a lot of memories and an appreciation for the sport that took him there, he says. Thorpe, who also serves as chair of the...

Jessy Hart, Tristan Saultz named cross-country team MVPs

Tristan Saultz and Jessy Hart were named the Outstanding Achievement athletes at the cross-country team's awards dinner Wednesday, Nov. 7. Head Coach Kambria Schumacher noted that the two were among...

Neuschwander, Curtis named girls soccer MVPs

Senior Madelyn Neuschwander and junior Moira Curtis were named the Huskies Most Valuable Players during the girls soccer team's annual awards banquet Sept. 6. Coach Ramiro Santana said that Curtis...

City Hall numbers not transparent

Editor: Where is the transparency in our Sweet Home City Council? The City Council and staff need to be cautious and forthcoming when it comes to the construction cost for the new City Hall. Transparency is critical. When I go grocery shopping, I...

All in all, Christmas tree send-off was a capital day

We don’t think we’re being over-enthusiastic in saying that the Capitol Christmas Tree celebration Friday brought out the best of Sweet Home in a lot of ways. If anybody’s poo-pooing that, we wonder if they bothered to show up. When we...

Liberal left have writer all wrong

Editor: I wrote a big, long, really thoughtful and well-executed “editorial” about the outcome of these elections. But, then I decided to just sum it up by saying shame on all those who voted to support corrupt Kate, tax-funded slaughter of the...

Hiromi Bean

Jan. 31, 1942 – Nov. 10, 2018 Hiromi M. Bean, 76, of Sweet Home died Nov. 10. 2018. She was born Jan. 31, 1942 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan to Shinko and Kimie (Tomihira) Miyashiki. She went to college...

Evelyn Dalton

Jan. 31, 1928 – Nov. 3, 2018 Evelyn Dalton, beloved mother, green thumb at growing flowers, baker of delicious pies, and awesome piano player of western swing passed away at the glorious age of 90...

Around Town Nov. 14, 2018

Free sports clinic offers kids care Samaritan Sweet Home Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine is now offering a free sports medicine clinic for student athletes who have recently sustained a sports injury. Physical therapists at the clinic...

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