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Police chief: Opportunity to serve in home town a 'blessing'

A farewell party for Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn took place at the Police Department on Sept. 26 to celebrate Lynn's 23 years of service to the Sweet Home community in the police profession....

Timber contract lawsuit heading to Legislature

The Oregon Supreme Court’s Sept. 16 decision to not accept the appeal of a $1 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by 13 counties and numerous taxing districts against the Oregon Department of Forestry will ultimately result in more...

Albany man arrested in sexual-assault case

An Albany man was arrested Wednesday evening, Sept. 21, after a sexual-assault report in the 4200 block of Ramona Place SE. According to the Albany Police Department, police responded to the residence shortly before 6 p.m. after a witness reported...

Highway 20 reopens to traffic

U.S. 20 east of Sweet Home reopened to through traffic as of 1:30 p.m. Friday, about half a day earlier than scheduled. The Oregon Department of Transportation is nearing completion of a landslide...

Bounty of fun on Harvest Festival menu

Anyone in search of fall-themed fun should be able to find it this weekend during the city's 16th annual Harvest Festival, running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Sankey Park, 877 14th...

Fire destroys Ames Creek home

An early-morning fire destroyed a home at 2040 Ames Creek Road. Firefighters responded shortly after 3 a.m. to find the structure heavily involved. Fire Chief Nick Tyler said a second alarm was...

Public Safety (Sept. 28, 2022)

Sept. 19 12:21 p.m. - Deputy responded to a littering violation and removed trash from the 47600 block of Cascadia Drive. 2:10 p.m. - Citizen reported a male threatening husband with a firearm and hitting him, 150 block of Main St. Raymond Paul...

Fire board reflects on shutoff

At its Sept. 20 meeting, the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Board of Directors discussed the public safety power shutoffs that kept parts of the city in the dark for close to 20 hours. The...

This blessed land

Cascadia residents, officials from county, state and federal agencies, local residents and about a dozen Native American tribes members gathered Wednesday, Sept. 21, to officially transfer ownership...

Sweet Home Senior Center News and Activities (Sept. 28, 2022)

Monthly News -- The Senior Center will hold Medicare Supplemental Insurance information sessions during the coming month. Medicare Supplemental Insurance providers will host meetings in which they will go over the 2023 plans. Stop by the front desk...

Huskies battle in 3-1 loss to No. 2 Cascade, score tough win over Stayton

Sweet Home's volleyball team hung tough last week in two hard-fought matches, beating Stayton 3-1 at home Tuesday, Sept. 20, then following that up by taking a game off second-ranked Cascade, the...

Sweet Home Alum in LBCC Hall of Fame

Former Husky Ritch Price, who retired this year as the most successful baseball coach at the University of Kansas, was inducted into the Linn-Benton Community College Athletics Hall of Fame Sept....

'Flat' Huskies get slammed by Stayton in boys' soccer league opener

Sweet Home boys soccer's league schedule got off to a rough start on Sept. 22, as the Huskies faced off against undefeated and No. 4 ranked Stayton. The No. 2-ranked and undefeated Eagles beat Sweet...

Football: After shutting down Cottage Grove, Huskies to face No. 4 Marist

Sweet Home football (2-2) faces off against No. 4-ranked Marist Catholic (3-1) on the road at 7 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 30. The Trojans sit atop Special District 3, while Sweet Home is fifth out of...

Girls tie Stayton in league soccer opener

Sweet Home girls soccer (1-2-2) started league play with a 2-2 tie at Stayton (0-4-1). “It went pretty well for us,” Head Coach Ramiro Santana said. “We put pressure on them most of the time. But we missed quite a bit. Our aim was not...

Commentary: Good thoughts at Cascadia Park (Sept. 28, 2022)

A lot of thoughts went through my head last week as I watched smoke wisp upward during a smudging ceremony conducted by local Native Americans to celebrate the transfer of Cascadia Park from state to local control by the Linn County Parks...

From Our Files (Sept. 28, 2022)

Sept. 28, 1972 Through chattering teeth, a boy from Boy Scout Troop 62 (Foster) quipped, “Neither rain, nor hail, nor snow, nor sleet can stop us.” He was one of 12 Scouts who worked nearly four hours picking up litter along the roadside area...

Bonnie Jean Gregory

Bonnie Jean Gregory, 79, of Sweet Home passed away Sept. 14, 2022. Bonnie was born May 5, 1943, in Rhinelander, Wis., to Grace Mary Brigman. Bonnie was a confirmed Catholic as a child. Bonnie has...

Death Notices (Sept. 28, 2022)

Jack David Barringer, 92, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 24, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Bonnie J. Morehead, 78, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 26, 2022. Sweet Home...

Leo Deen Bennett

Leo Deen Bennett, 91, of Corvallis, a longtime resident of Sweet Home, passed away Sept. 9, 2022. He was born Dec. 7, 1930, in Lebanon, to Norval and Lucille (Whitworth) Bennett. He grew up in Foster...

Alvin Weed

Alvin "Al" Harry Weed, 84, of Sweet Home, formerly of Alaska, died Sept. 17, 2022. He was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Lebanon to Harvey and Myrtle (Van Epps) Weed. He grew up on the family farm in Sweet...

Danny Robert Thompson

Danny Robert Thompson, 71, of Brownsville, passed away Sept. 10, 2022. He was born Oct. 24, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio, to Mabelle and Bob Thompson. Dan had three sisters. He had early exposure to music, Scouts, 4-H, and Pee Wee Baseball. He graduated...

Around Town (Sept. 28, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50....

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