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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 21, 2020 

City to staff water/sewer treatment

Sweet Home’s wastewater and water treatment plants are going to be handled in-house next year for the first time in nearly 15 years, instead of being run by a contractor. That’s after a controversial decision at the Oct. 13 city council meeting,...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 21, 2020 

Fire department to use old City Hall for training

Sweet Home's old City Hall will be used as a training facility for Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District firefighters following a 6-1 vote City Council vote on Oct. 13. Mayor Greg Mahler and...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 21, 2020 

New officer from Land of Ten Thousand Lakes

There's a new cop in town, and he's come hundreds of miles to join Sweet Home's police department. Steve Carlson is 37, and got into law enforcement after his grandfather died. "He was my biggest...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 21, 2020 

City seeking proposal for downtown streetscape upgrades

The City of Sweet Home is requesting proposals for a streetscape and parking plan in the downtown area, meant to give the area a facelift and make it more pedestrian-friendly. Council voted unanimously in favor of putting out a request for...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 21, 2020 

Sweet Home getting taste of France with new cooperative venture

A taste of Champs Elysées is coming to Main Street. Sweet Home will soon have its very own French patisserie, located right inside Sweet Things Boutique, at 1045 Main St. Lebanon-based Colette Bakery...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 14, 2020

New COVID cases surface in SH as county numbers rise

Sweet Home has two new cases of COVID-19, as of Oct. 7, which brings the overall total in the 97386 Zip code to 26 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Safeway has confirmed a second positive case of a store employee at the Sweet Home location....

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 14, 2020

School staff talk tricks of their trade during COVID

When classes go online, it can be tough to keep kids engaged. That's especially the case as the when the job is to "take jobs to students," as natural resources teacher Blake Manley put it to the...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 14, 2020

Coronavirus' effect on businesses that are open: empty shelves

Spots on store shelves remain empty of stock across Sweet Home, as gaps in inventory have narrowed after eight months of COVID-19 pandemic. While specific stores in town are seeing runs on their...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 14, 2020

Suppliers scramble to meet 'significant demand' for wood

Anyone working with wood right now knows it's a hot market for lumber. Plywood has more than doubled in price from where it was six months ago, as have products like graded panels. The situation...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 7, 2020

COVID spikes in SH

An employee at Safeway tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, Oct. 5, and is now quarantining, according to Safeway public relations and several staff at Safeway. A city employee experienced mild cold-like symptoms last week that turned out to be...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 7, 2020

School officials frustrated by shifting rules, numbers

Sweet Home Public Schools is trapped in a tug of war between rising cases of COVID-19 and continually shifting state recommendations for schools re-opening, driven at least partially by the wildfires...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 7, 2020

City Hall gallery exhibits local photographers' perspectives of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime historical event and a local photography show at City Hall seeks to document what it was like to live through 2020 for future generations. The exhibit in...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 7, 2020

Harvest festival draws crowd to upgraded park

Sweet Home's 2020 Harvest Festival was a resounding success, according to city officials. At its peak, the festival had 700 visitors, with approximately 2,000 throughout the day visiting to hear...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 7, 2020

Help for small businesses has been hard to come by for some

The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly hard on some local small businesses, even with the help available through the federal government. And requirements to participate local programs meant to...

 

Kids' return to school up in the air

At press time Monday evening, Sept. 28, Linn County has officially dropped out of eligibility for in-person schooling. That’s because Linn County has had a lot more cases this week – 55, which is 43.5 per capita. That number pushes Linn County...

 

City to hold Harvest Fest this Saturday

Sweet Home will hold its annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 3, and there is plenty of fun to be had. This year’s festival will look a little different because of COVID, but there will be music, pie and chili cook-offs, and a beer garden. The...

 

Groundbreaking marks start of 48 apartments

For the first time in decades, Sweet Home is getting a new apartment complex. The four-building complex will be located at the intersection of Mountain View and Long streets, right behind 7-Eleven....

 

Police chief: Fires prompted nearly 1,000 calls to SH cops

The Sweet Home Police Department received 996 calls related to the fires in early September, Police Chief Jeff Lynn told City Council members at their Sept. 22 meeting. Councilors Diane Gerson, Lisa Gourley, Mayor Greg Mahler, Dave Trask, and...

 

Library, others to join together in providing kids with after-school activities

Children in Sweet Home looking to spend time with peers will soon have a new, free option thanks to a grant from Linn County. Starting Oct. 5, students in the Sweet Home area will have the opportunity to join a free evening enrichment program put on...

 

City officials, sponsors of logger carving on ODOT land, weight options

The chainsaw carving at the intersection of Highway 228 and 20, in front of the East Linn Museum, is deteriorating in the Oregon weather, but nobody is really taking care of the statue. That's because...

 

Planning Commission OKs 54-lot Duck Hollow subdivision

Sweet Home planning commissioners on Monday, Sept. 21, approved a property line adjustment which will allow for a new subdivision on the north side of Long Street and east of 41st Avenue. That property has been considered for development twice...

 

New funding gives SHHS students leg up on college credit

Sweet Home High School students have new opportunities for college credit this year after a successful pilot program last year gave nine students additional opportunities for college classes. The new...

 

Fires cause bit of whirlwind for teacher

It was supposed to be her last day firefighting before she began teaching for fall, but the weather had other plans. Twenty-five-year-old Hailey Schilling, a third-grade teacher at Foster Elementary...

 

Charter School starts in-house, in a limited way

Between windstorms, smoke, evacuation orders, and power outages, schools across East Linn County had rough starts to a school year already complicated by a global pandemic. While Linn County has...

 

Sweet Home Harvest Festival Needs Volunteers

Sweet Home's Harvest Festival is coming up quick, and the event still needs volunteers. This year's festival, set for Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will look a little different because of COVID. But...

 

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