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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 8, 2019

Here's what the proposed 2019-20 Sweet Home city budget looks like

Of The New Era The 2019-20 budget approved by the city’s Budget Committee includes $17.1 million in expenditures with expected revenues of $13.5 million. The 2019-20 budget takes effect July 1. The 2018-19 budget ends June 30. The Budget Committee... Full story

 News    May 8, 2019

Four-day burn ban starts Thursday

Fire agencies within Linn County, including the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, have issued a four-day limited duration burn ban on all backyard and agricultural burning effective Thursday, May 9, through Sunday, May 12. The status of the ban... Full story

 News    May 8, 2019

Teen arrested after threat at Sweet Home High School

A 15-year-old Sweet Home High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon, May 9, after a threatening message was found on the wall of a boys bathroom at the school. According to a Sweet Home Police Department statement, officers responded Wednesd...

 News    May 8, 2019

Investigators looking into Saturday morning shooting death of Sweet Home man

A Sweet Home man was fatally shot early Saturday morning, May 11. Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said that at approximately 5:23 a.m., the Linn County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from Cheri Lyn Olsen, 47, of Sweet Home, who reported her... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 8, 2019

Plan to transfer funds from cops, library OK'd by city budget panel

The City of Sweet Home Budget Committee approved the city’s proposed budget 10-0 on April 30, accepting the creation of a proposed Internal Services Fund that will draw money from the city’s various departments, including nearly a quarter of a...

 By Scott Swanson    News    May 8, 2019

Recent fires prompt warnings as dry weather pattern continues

Area fire officials are cautioning homeowners to be careful when burning backyard debris. A recent spate of escaped debris burns have resulted in serious and preventable damages in the Willamette Valley recently, officials note. As Sweet Home...


Ex-chamber manager pleads guilty to misdemeanors

Former Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katrina Crabtree pleaded guilty Thursday, May 2, in Linn County Circuit Court to three misdemeanor counts of fraudulent use of a credit card....

 News    May 8, 2019

Foster kids perform 'Snow White' musical

Foster School fifth- and sixth-graders performed "The Rockin' Tale of Snow White" on April 24 at the Sweet Home High School Auditorium. Cast members were Jennevi Adams, Alyssa Buchanan, Emily Burks,...


Ora Belle Way

July 31, 1927 - April 27, 2019 Ora Belle Way, age 92, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital in Lebanon. Ora Belle was born on July 31, 1927 in...


Vernon Tunnell Sr.

July 24, 1937 - May 3, 2019 Vernon Richard Tunnell Sr., 81, of Sweet Home, died May 3, 2019 at a care home in Vancouver, Wash. He was born July 24, 1937 in Vernonia, the son of Richard L. and Hattie E...


Raymond Wood

Oct. 17, 1937 - April 15, 2019 Raymond W. Wood, 82, of Sweet Home, died peacefully April 15, 2019 of multiple organ failure to end a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born Oct. 17, 1937...


Budget plan putting chips on citizen trust

Suppose you need some cash to do some necessary home repairs. You talk your benevolent Aunt Sue, who is inclined to be generous, into helping you out. She agrees to write a check, but when it arrives, the amount is more than you actually asked for....


Around Town May 8, 2019

Jr. Sportsman’s Court applications School District #55 first-graders who wish to participate in the 2019 Sportsman’s Holiday festivities as a Junior Princess or Junior Escort are invited to submit applications. One boy and one girl from each...

 News    May 8, 2019

Public Safety Log May 8, 2019

May 6 12:27 a.m. - Jamie Carpenter, 42, cited for driving while suspended, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and failure to register a vehicle, Wagon Wheel manufactured home park. May 5 1:44...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 8, 2019

SHFAD budget focuses on stabilizing needs, maintenance

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District approved a budget for 2019-20 that will catch the district up on a few needs and move it into maintenance mode. The budget, which totals out at $3.44 million in the General Fund, establishes good contingency...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 8, 2019

Council approves fiber optics deal for city

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved a deal with CenturyLink to provide fiber optic Internet service at the new City Hall and Comcast to upgrade Internet service to fiber quality in the city’s other three buildings. The council met in a...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 8, 2019

Practice makes perfect as Huskies win state forestry title

Sweet Home High School won the state championship in forestry April 26-27 at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest in Oregon City. Sophomore Becky Belcher and senior Zech Brown won the top spot as...


Softball team falls to Cascade, fights for league championship

Sweet Home toppled Philomath finally, winning 4-3 at home April 29 and moving into position to nab the league championship in softball. The Huskies beat Stayton 2-1 at home May 1, but then lost 9-4...


Sweet Home maintains momentum as track districts near

Sweet Home is winding down its track and field season this week with a junior varsity district meet Monday, May 6, and the varsity districts Thursday and Saturday, May 9 and 11, at Sisters. The Huskies on Tuesday, Sept. 30, hosted their last home...


Huskies stay in second in baseball race after loss to Newport

Sweet Home swept Sisters last week, winning 12-4 April 29 on the road, 14-1 May 1 at home and 14-4 Thursday on the road, and then fell 4-3 in the first of a three-game series against Newport Monday...


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