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 By Sarah Brown    News    June 29, 2022 

Artist finds his voice through his work

Ammon Knight knows how it feels to be intelligent and yet not have a language to communicate from within. It wasn't until he started painting that he was able to find his language, and now he wants...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 15, 2022

New enterprises pop up around Lebanon

By Sarah Brown Lebanon Local Despite the pandemic and the tenacity of the COVID-19 virus to linger and disrupt business, some new businesses still managed to pop up like stubborn flowers in rocky...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 8, 2022

Looking for missing pieces

A bar manager at a tavern near Waterloo delivered a drink to a customer and listened to her story. The patron's pregnant 15-year-old sister was moving to Lebanon to live with her, and she didn't know...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 25, 2022

Lebanon Chamber launches 'Explore Lebanon' app

By Sarah Brown Lebanon Local The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce just rolled out an app dedicated to promoting local businesses, events and entertainment. "Explore Lebanon" features links to helpful resou...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 25, 2022

People react to Lebanon's denial for a Pride proclamation

By Sarah Brown Lebanon Local Mayor Paul Aziz denied a request to proclaim June as Pride Month, following an April 13 City Council meeting where several members supporting the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay,...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 25, 2022

Entry fees a change for Lebanon Strawberry Festival

The Lebanon Strawberry Festival Association, Inc. has changed its annual event's fee model this year as an approach to solving two problems: inflation and traffic to Cheadle Lake Park. Instead of...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 4, 2022

Man gets 30 days for attack on boy

An Albany man was sentenced to 30 days in prison after pleading no contest Wednesday, April 27, at Linn County Circuit Court to third-degree assault for his participation in a February attack on a...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 27, 2022

Taking steps to help

It took Jake Sansing 10 days to make it to Sweet Home on foot after he began his "Jake Walks America" journey from Newport on Saturday, April 9. Sansing, who hails from a small town in Tennessee, is...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 27, 2022

Missing man found in Cottage Grove

A Colorado man reported missing last week while visiting relatives in the Sweet Home area was found safe Thursday, April 21, in Cottage Grove.  William Tyrrell was initially reported missing Sunday,...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 20, 2022

UPDATE on Sheriff's Office, family search for missing Colorado man

UPDATE: Linn County Sheriff reported on April 21 that William Tyrrell has been located and is home safe. The investigation revealed that Tyrrell wandered away from Marks Ridge Road and walked to...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 30, 2022

No stone left unturned

Not all who wander are lost.  Some are just looking for rocks.  More than 3,000 wanderers did just that at the 72nd Sweet Home Gem & Mineral Show, held Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, inside...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 30, 2022

Seniors, police back on the beat

After a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together council is back up and running, and one of its members, 77-year-old Leo Singler, was ready. In fact, he joined the Sweet...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    February 16, 2022

Longtime director leaves Boys & Girls Club post

After a decade as executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam, Kris Latimer has stepped down. She will remain as a consultant with the nonprofit until a new director is...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    December 29, 2021

Holiday book captures family spirit

Overcast skies blanketed West's Tree Farm on a weekend earlier this holiday season, and its parking lot off Berlin Road was full. Melissa Toquero stood near the entrance, pointing new arrivals to...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    December 29, 2021

Building bears

Walking through the coral-colored door at 1228 Main St., it's clear that Renita Sews proprietor Renita Cohen has a flair for vintage comfort. Freshly painted white and yellow walls blanket the room,...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 17, 2021

Pizzeria owners publish book on business success

Local business owners Jim and Paula Newman work together full-time in the food service industry, but, for them, their job involves more than just flipping pizzas. Over the last 38 years, they've...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 10, 2021

Voters pass county sheriff's levy

Voters on Tuesday, Nov. 2, passed Measure 22-189, the high-profile four-year law enforcement levy proposed by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. It was the only countywide initiative on the special-election ballot. Some 63% of the mid-valley’s...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 1, 2021

Kids learn basic bike maintenance during LEAP program

Twins Kaydin and Xavier Pennington, 13, rolled away from the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam on their new bikes on Friday, Aug. 27. They had just spent the week learning how to fix a flat...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 18, 2021

Dr. Emmert returns to mid-valley to finish residency

Dr. Amanda Emmert, the first local graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest campus in Lebanon, has returned to Oregon to complete her residency through a fellowship at...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 30, 2021

COVID vaccination rates low in SH

Residents in Sweet Home may be feeling the climate's heat this week, but at least there's less heat coming from the government after Gov. Kate Brown announced on Friday the end of the state's safety...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 28, 2021

Couple mixes cycling, other pastimes as they tour world

For Donna Short, taking a photograph helps her be present in the moment and really see what she's seeing. "It's a way to see more intently. Even if I never do anything with that picture ever again,...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    February 24, 2021

Life's busy for new Senior Center director, despite COVID shutdown

If Dawn Mitchell, co-director at the Sweet Home Senior Center, could take time away from her busy schedule to participate in one of the center's activities, she would try the glass fusing workshop....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    January 27, 2021

Couple leave high-octane jobs for new life in Sweet Home

John and Jane Suh spent their entire lives in cities, but for the past year have been enjoying the relaxing benefits of rural, small-town life. The pair acquired Mr. Lucky's Deli, 1207 Long, and...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    December 16, 2020

Bureaucratic boo-boo brings local tree farm unexpected publicity

Jon West, owner of West's Tree Farm on Berlin Road, finds social media and the Internet can be a double-edged sword for his Christmas tree business. On one hand, he said, many of his customers find...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 11, 2020

Local director brings stories of service to life in 'Veterans' Voices'

As a storyteller and eight-year volunteer on the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight, Leigh Matthews Bock has found "the perfect marriage" through her new project at the Majestic Theatre in...

 

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