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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018

Sportsman's Holiday festivities to include junior court

Ten children are members of a new Junior Sportsman's Holiday Court that has been established this year. Karla Burcham and 2017 First Princess Kylie Armstrong are coordinating the group. "The last... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018

Swimming pool levy up next for School Board

The Sweet Home School District will host a public meeting later this month to prepare a recommendation to the board about whether to seek a renewal of the swimming pool operating levy. With the levy e...

 

Linda Mader

Nov. 7, 1942 - June 26, 2018 Linda Sue Mader, 75, of Sweet Home passed away June 26, 2018. She was born Nov. 7, 1942 in Angels Camp, Calif. to Dewey and Alberta (Roberts) Gearin.  She spent her...

 

William Moody

April 29, 1924 - July 5, 2018 William "Bill" Ernest Moody, 94, of Sweet Home died July 5, 2018. He was born April 29, 1924 in Antler, N.D. to William E. and Hilma (Ronning) Moody.  He served in the...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    July 11, 2018

Treyson Smith, Kailey James named SHHS Freshmen of the Year

Kailey James and Treyson Smith are this year's Sweet Home High School Freshmen of the Year. Kailey, 15, daughter of Cara and Gregg James, will spend her summer hanging out with friends, but she also...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Being part of the news isn't always fun

It’s kind of an unwritten rule for print journalists to stay out of the news. We cover news. We try not to make it. So we sometimes find ourselves in awkward positions when we become part of a news story, even sometimes when we actually experience...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 11, 2018

Commissioners approve bed tax, discuss rural recycling costs

Linn County Commissioners last week approved what amounts to a 5 percent transient occupancy tax that will be collected from county businesses that offer lodging to visitors. The approval was...

 

4 council seats up for election

The filing period for Sweet Home City Council seats in the Nov. 6 general election is open through 5 p.m. on Aug. 28. Four seats will be open, with those positions expiring Dec. 31. Incumbents are Robert Briana, Susan Coleman, Diane Gerson and Mayor...

 

Around Town July 11, 2018

Berry sales for scholarships The Sweet Home PEO Chapter DD is collecting orders through Thursday, July 12, for marionberries, strawberries, and blueberries. Proceeds go towards educational scholarships, loans, and grants for women in the Sweet Home...

 

Public Safety Log July 11, 2018

July 9 3:58 a.m. - Caller reported a male who looked disoriented wandering around, Main and Wiley Creek. Caller thought he could see blood on his face. Officer unable to locate anyone matching the description. 4:53 a.m. - Caller reported a male with...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018

SHFAD accumulating more new equipment, paid for by bond

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District recently replaced one of its two rescue units and took delivery of a new four-wheel drive fire engine for use on and off pavement. The district purchased...

 

Christmas tree ornaments still out there on the trails

If you've been thinking about taking a hike to look for one of the Christmas tree ornaments hidden along trails in the four ranger districts of the Willamette National Forest, or if you've already...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 11, 2018

Local residents get serious about pledging allegiance to flag

They stood in a tight semicircle, 30-some local residents on the morning of the Fourth of July, quietly waiting for a signal that it was time. To say the Pledge of Allegiance. They were gathered in...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 11, 2018

Fire danger on rise, with new restrictions

Things are drying out fast. The public fire danger went to “high” on Monday and the industrial regulated use will be at Level 2 at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. “Fire risk is going to increase,” said Chad Calderwood, fire protection supervisor for...

 

Man gets 4 years for skateboard attack

Steven Zachery Koechig, of Sweet Home, was sentenced to four years in prison June 26 by Linn County Circuit Judge Fay Stetz-Waters after pleading no contest June 15 to attempted first-degree assault....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018

Local author finally publishes long-finished children's book

Gay Byers loves her animals, and imagining the world their way inspired her new children's book "Adventures of Louie the Llama," the first of what she plans will be a series. As the Sweet Home...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018

Local American Legion leader named district commander

Dale Jenkins of Sweet Home is the new American Legion District 3 commander in Oregon. The district includes 15 posts in Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Lane counties. His installation was during the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018

Planning commissioners to consider SHJH, firehouse projects July 16

The Sweet Home Planning Commission last week opened public hearings for two public remodeling projects and immediately continued them until July 16 because of an error in noticing. The Sweet Home...

 

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