Local man recovering from burns after crash

A Sweet Home man who was badly burned after his vehicle caught fire following a crash is in serious condition at Emmanuel Legacy Burn Center in Portland, a family friend said Monday. According to a...

East Linn Christian alums first to enter COMP-Northwest medical school

When COMP-Northwest held its convocation entry ceremony for the Class of 2022 on Aug. 3, among the new students were two from East Linn Christian Academy – the first. Whitley Nelson, a 2011...

Dollar Tree store in progress on 24th

A new Dollar Tree store is under construction at the intersection of Main and 24th Avenue. The City of Sweet Home issued permits for site work on July 16. According to building permit documents, the...

Hot temps send fire danger to extreme

The fire danger level in east Linn County went to extreme Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, around Sweet Home. Danger levels briefly hit extreme two weeks ago before dropping back to high. Fire officials were looking forward to cooler temperatures over the...

Health Fair to offer resources, info mixed with fun

The Third Annual Sweet Home Health Fair will provide Sweet Home residents another chance to connect with health-related resources and information Saturday as part of an effort to improve health and...

Sweet Home church looks to future with new name, pastor and affiliation

With a new pastor and a new name, the former Sweet Home Assembly of God will hold an official launch on Oct. 28 as the Hope Church. The church changed its name last September when its membership...

Incumbents only candidates for council so far

All four incumbents, as of Monday, Aug. 13, had filed to run for open City Council seats in the Nov. 6 general election. They are Susan Coleman, Bob Briana, Greg Mahler and Diane Gerson, all cu. Their terms in office expire Dec. 31. The filing...

Jamboree proposal plays out for Sweet Home bride

Leah Dauley, of Sweet Home, got a surprise marriage proposal two years ago at the Oregon Jamboree, courtesy of her then-boyfriend Michael Jones of Springfield and festival favorite Neal McCoy. Dauley...

Finding that perfect fir

The hunt for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree hit the final stretch last week with the arrival of the U.S. Government official who will make the final selection. Willamette National Forest staff have...

Public Safety Aug. 15, 2018

Aug. 13 12:06 a.m. - Officer located a watering device for the high school football team, 18th and Long. Placed in found property. 5:33 a.m. - Caller reported a male crawled out of the front door of a building, 2300 block of Main Report taken for...

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Sweet Home Coach Thorpe named national USA Wrestling director

Sweet Home wrestling coach Steve Thorpe has been elected to the executive board for USA Wrestling, the organization that governs amateur wrestling in the United States. Thorpe, who has served as...

Drugs' effects go beyond obvious

Editor: The Planning Commission is trying so hard to gain better funding for Sweet Home’s growth. So it seems there is plenty of money to spend on marijuana since there will now be four stores to compete for it. This is a quote from Dag...

Single-focus solutions not best for environment

In Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird,” a rabid dog growls his way onto the street where Atticus Finch and his family live. The entire neighborhood is watching, waiting and afraid to act. They see the threat, yet because of their own...

Aizlynn Faye Swanson

March 16, 2018 - Aug. 7, 2018 Aizlynn Faye Swanson of Sweet Home peacefully went to sleep on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. She was born March 16, 2018 in Lebanon to Andrew and Connie (Turner) Swanson. She...

Duane Gagner

May 27, 1931 – Aug. 3, 2018 Duane Ronald Gagner, 87, of Sweet Home died Aug. 3, 2018 at Evergreen Hospice House in Albany after suffering a stroke on July 31. He was born May 27, 1931 in Lignite,...

James SlaterRoth

Sept. 20, 1951 - Aug. 9, 2018 James “Bubba” Nolan SlaterRoth, 66, of Sweet Home died Aug. 9, 2018, surrounded by loving family and friends. He was born Sept. 20, 1951 in Grand Rapids, Minn. to Clarence and Virginia Vidalia Bernice (Baird)...

Around Town Aug. 15, 2018

Know a special kid who needs help? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires schools to make available special education to children from kindergarten through age 21 who are eligible for special services. If you know of any...

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