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Cougar sightings, calf killing raise hackles

Sweet Home police posted warnings Friday, Oct. 12, regarding cougar sightings north of Main Street between 9th and 18th avenues. "We've had several sightings on the north side of Main Street between...

Man sentenced to jail time for damaging cables in Sweet Home

Brandon Scott Schatz, 29, was sentenced in Linn County Circuit Court Sept. 28 to 50 days in jail in connection with four cases that prompted approximately 20 reports of cutting and damaging phone,...

Fire destroys Airport Road home early Saturday

Fire destroyed the home at 4302 Airport Road Saturday morning. Sweet Home firefighters responded at 6:32 a.m. The property owner is listed as Duane Putney, Whitefield said, and about five persons...

County Commission: Challenger Stephanie Newton says commission needs new blood

If elected to the County Commission, Stephanie Newton says she wants "to bring a fresh perspective" and will pursue businesses to create family wage jobs while expanding access to healthcare and...

SHEDG: Cost-efficient Jamboree in black

Reduced talent budgets and cuts in other expenses are turning things around for the Oregon Jamboree, festival Director Robert Shamek told Sweet Home Economic Development Group board members last...

County Commission: Independent candidate Gary Sullivan wants to cut taxes for residents

Gary Sullivan would like to charge much lower property taxes on residential properties. "It's not so much for me," Sullivan said. "I seem to get by." It's about the little old lady scraping by who...

Hillsboro fourth-grader chosen to light tree at nation's Capitol

Details are coming together for Sweet Home's celebration of the cutting and send-off for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which will be held Friday, Nov. 9. Every year a different national forest in...

County Commission: Republican and incumbent John Lindsey says things good in county

Through hard times, Linn County and its Board of Commissioners have performed, says Commissioner John Lindsey, who is running for what would be his sixth four-year term in office. They've done more...

House District 17: Windsor-White would bring understanding of rural issues to Salem

Renee Windsor-White says that she can speak to the issues facing the people of House District 17 because she’s faced those issues before. Windsor-White, 66, is running as a Democrat for state House District 17, which includes the Lebanon, Stayton...

House District 17: Incumbent Sprenger says she's made progress, but has more to do in Legislature

Sherrie Sprenger says she still has more work to do. Sprenger, 53, is the Republican incumbent for state House District 17, which includes the Lebanon, Stayton and Sweet Home areas, a position she has held for 10 years. She faces a Democrat...

Free treatment offered for local student athletes

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 will assess the student’s injury on...

Huskies score another cardiac football win to set up showdown at Newport

Sweet Home pulled out its second nail-biter football win in a row Thursday night, Oct. 11, with a 20-19 win over Stayton to stay unbeaten in the Oregon West Conference. The Huskies, now 4-0 in...

Huskies clinch league volleyball title with win over Sisters

Sweet Home's volleyball team won its first league title in years Monday night, with a 3-2 win over Sisters, last year's state champion. "I don't think it's sunk in," said Head Coach Mary Hutchins,...

Local coach gets national honor

Sweet Home High School wrestling coach Steve Thorpe, chairman of the Oregon Wrestling Association, has been named the 2018 USA Wrestling President’s Award winner. Thorpe was selected as the winner by USA Wrestling’s President Bruce Baumgartner,...

Criticisms of Senate's composition simply self-serving

By Rich Lowry Democrats suffered a stinging loss in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and have concluded that the constitutional system is to blame. You see, if only the Founders hadn’t forged the Great Compromise between large...

Joanne Martin

Sept. 20, 1956 - Oct. 11, 2018 Joanne Martin, 62, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday after a four-year battle with cancer. Joanne was born in Portland on Sept. 20, 1956, to Norman and Mary (Chandler)...

David Olsen

David William Olsen, 69, of Sweet Home died Oct. 14, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Aug. 21, 1949 to William Leroy and Constance...

Emmy Dimick

Aug. 11, 1928 – Oct. 14, 2018 Emmy Emma Dimick, 90, of Sweet Home died Oct. 14, 2018. She was born Aug. 11, 1928 in Worms, Germany to Wilhelm and Maria (Besch) Holz. She was raised in Worms. She...

Julia Langdon

Dec. 24, 1939 – Oct. 9, 2018 Julia Langdon, 78, of Sweet Home died Oct. 9, 2018. She was born Dec. 24, 1939 in Henry, S.D., to Fred and Edith (Mowry) Green.  She attended Junction City High School. She lived in Sweet Home for the past 18 years;...

Micheal Pappadis

June 9, 1964 – Oct. 6, 2018 Micheal Peter Pappadis, 54, of Sweet Home died Oct. 6, 2018 in Albany. He was born in Oregon City on June 9, 1964. Mr. Pappadis made a living doing construction work as...

Around Town Oct. 17, 2018

Veterans Home collection drive The Samaritan Lebanon Health Center facility is inviting all employees, patients and the community to participate in a supply drive in October for the Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home. Items requested by the VA home...

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