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Work under way to improve Foster Dam Road, parking

Work is wrapping up this week on a portion of nearly $1 million in improvements to Foster Dam Road and the parking lot serving the west end of Foster Lake. The $826,158.80 project is being...

Five arrested during Willow search

Five people were arrested on drug-related counts during a search of a home at 1907 Willow St. Thursday morning, Dec. 6, according to Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn. According to a department...

Apartment fire blamed on improperly discarded cigarettes

Fire heavily damaged an apartment in Sweet Home Tuesday evening, Dec. 4. At 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District was dispatched to an apartment fire at 2300 Main St....

Lighting ceremony speakers extend some love to Sweet Home

"Let 'er rip," called out U.S. Speaker of the House as Oregon fourth-grader Bridgette Harring-ton turned on the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree lights last week, capping off the 3,000-mile trip of a...

Public Safety Log Dec. 12, 2018

Dec. 6 9:11 p.m. - Kristopher Moak, 32, arrested for misdemeanor driving while suspended and cited for violation of the basic rule, 74 mph in a 55-mph zone, and failure to carry proof of insurance....

SH representatives get some quality time with congressional delegates

Members of Sweet Home's congressional delegation say that their plans will help Sweet Home as it attempts to address various issues, including wastewater improvements, better broadband and better...

SH delivers tree – and more – in Washington

The Capitol Christmas tree came out of Sweet Home's local forest near House Rock Campground and traveled 3,000 miles to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol building, and a contingent of Sweet Home and...

USFS staffers, others say trip to capital with tree was 'amazing'

Following a local parade and festival celebrating the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, the 82-foot noble fir from the Sweet Home Ranger District set off cross country to Washington, D.C., for an official...

Husky wrestlers 2nd against top teams in big-bracket Rose tournament

Sweet Home's boys placed second in a 30-team field over the weekend at the War of the Roses wrestling tournament at Westview High School in Portland. Sweet Home placed second as a team behind Newberg...

Full-strength girls dominate two of state's top swim teams

Sweet Home's swimmers got a chance to see some of the state's best swimmers Friday at the Newport Quad meet, which featured the defending state champion boys as hosts, along with Sisters' girls, who...

Cagers bounce back in tournament after loss to N. Marion

The North Marion varsity basketball team snatched a game away from Sweet Home, winning 63-59, from the Huskies in the final minutes of a game Dec. 4. The Huskies went on to win the Les Schwab Eagle...

Washington trip is once-in-a-lifetime, but glad to be home

Merry Christmas! It didn't seem much like Christmas last week in Washington, D.C. There was far too much to do and see. Too much journalisting and touristing to do to really get that ol' Christmas... Full story

Councilor naive on mobile home prices

Editor: After a long day at work I just did not feel up to attending the City Council meeting last week. However, I would have really awakened after Councilor Goble’s comment regarding the cost of a mobile home. “Shocked” would have been my...

Flag team thanks businesses for help

Editor: As a member of our local VFW Post #3437, I would like to give a shout out and a huge thank you to two of our local businesses, Napa Auto Parts and Mr. Lucky’s Deli. On Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Day, I and three other members set out in the...

Gaye Lynn Harcrow-Huerta

May 1, 1960 – Dec. 6, 2018 Gaye Lynn Harcrow-Huerta, 58, of Foster died Dec. 6. 2018. She was born May 1, 1960 in Hobbs, N.M. to John Earl and Elaine Marie (Nicholson) Harcrow. She was raised in...

Alice Danielson

June 9, 1951 - Oct. 7, 2018 Alice Marlene Danielson, 67, passed away quietly on Oct. 7, 2018 at River Bend Hospital in Springfield after a several-year battle with C.O.P.D. She was born June 9, 1951...

Justin McLaws

April 30, 1988 – Nov. 28, 2018 Justin James McLaws, 30, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 28, 2018. He was born April 30, 1988 in Newport to Tim Byrd and Melissa Dewar. His family moved to the Willamette Valley when he was 2 and he grew up in Sweet Home....

Daren David Redden

Jan. 13, 1965 - Dec. 1, 2018 Daren David Redden, born Jan. 13, 1965, peacefully passed away at his home in Draper, Utah on  Dec. 1, 2018, after a 6 year battle with ALS. Daren was born in Salt Lake...

Homer Garlinghouse Jr.

Oct. 7, 1950 – Dec. 6, 2018 Homer Lee Garlinghouse Jr., 68, of Sweet Home died Dec. 6. 2018. He was born Oct. 7, 1950 in Albany to Homer Lee Sr. and Marian Lavonne (Specht) Garlinghouse. Mr....

Around Town Dec. 12, 2018

Former SH teacher to talk about China Former teacher Allan Buzzard will speak on "China Today: A Peek at the Breakneck Pace of Modernization and Reflections from an American Tourist's Month-long...

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