Articles from the July 19, 2023 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    July 19, 2023

New police dog already making impact

It didn't take long for Sweet Home Police Department's new K9 officer to make an impact. The department, which has been without a dog for nearly a year, had literally just gotten its K9 division back...

 By Benny Westcott    News    July 19, 2023

Downtown painting project kicks off over weekend

Residents and visitors alike may have become accustomed to a downtown Sweet Home visage that includes vacant storefronts and buildings painted muted grays and browns. But that started changing last...

 By Scott Swanson    News    July 19, 2023

New fire truck arrives in SH

As their brand new fire truck rolled into the Sweet Home Fire Station yard last week, normally stoic firefighters had trouble restraining their enthusiasm. "Wow, that's real good!" "Phenomenal!"...

 By Sarah Brown    News    July 19, 2023

New B&G Club director brings lots of experience to role

The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam announced Casey Humphrey has taken over as executive director following the resignation of Ray Towry. Humphrey was born and raised in Lebanon. His...

 By Benny Westcott    News    July 19, 2023

High-schooler wins library card design contest

The results are in: Megan Kirk, 15, a homeschooled 10th-grader in Sweet Home, won the Sweet Home Public Library's library card design contest. Her colorful design features a bunch of books (classics)...


Albany man arrested in SH after police pursuit

An Albany man was arrested Saturday evening, July 15, following a police pursuit that ended after his car came to a stop with a flat tire at 7-Eleven in Sweet Home. Sweet Home police said they became...

 By Benny Westcott    News    July 19, 2023

Highway 20 and 53rd Avenue Crash

Medics respond to a crash at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, on Highway 20 and 53rd Avenue. According to police, a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by David Housen, 72, of Sweet Home was pulling out...

 By Benny Westcott    Sports    July 19, 2023

Girls wrestling camp continues to grow

The Santiam Wrestling Camp has been a mainstay at Sweet Home High School for over two decades, attracting young athletes from across the state - on the boys side. But three years ago, longtime...


Public Safety 7/19/23 Edition

July 10 9:25 a.m. - Deputy responded to disturbance in 28800 block Weatherly Lane. According to Sheriff’s Office, family member had evicted another family member out of a business without going through the court system. Deputy instructed parties...


Circuit Court 7/19/23 Edition

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Calvin Alvin Ames, Samuel Frank Ayers, Ashlee Dee Flanagan, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Isaac Booker Justham, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael Trevor Hilton, Ariel Shanea Kaping, Faron Walter Kennedy, Andrew Don...


Around Town 7/19/23 Edition

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50. Al...


From Our Files 7/19/23 Edition

July 19, 1973 A petition was filed asking the state Health Division and Board of Health to initiate annexation of the Foster-Midway area to the City of Sweet Home. The petition, circulated by R.E....


Kerry Aubry

Aug. 28, 1959 - July 1, 2023 Kerry Alynn Aubry, 63, of Sweet Home, died July 1, 2023. She was born Aug. 28, 1959, in Hollywood, Calif., to Carl and Regina (Harwell) Kleinschmitt. She grew up in... Full story


Delbert Kurtz

Jan. 23, 1952 - July 10, 2023 Delbert M. Kurtz, 71, of Sweet Home, died peacefully July 10, 2023. He was born Jan. 23, 1952, in Plain City, Ohio, to Monroe and Lizzie Ann (Mullet) Kurtz, the youngest... Full story


Dennis Walker

Dec. 22, 1959 - July 9, 2023 Dennis Gene Walker, 63, of Sweet Home, died July 9, 2023. He was born Dec. 22, 1959, in Eureka, Calif. He lived in Texas for 10 years, Spokane, Wash., for seven years,... Full story

 By Benny Westcott    News    July 19, 2023

BREAKING: Two Fires at Old Mill Site

Updated July, 5, 2023 - 10:59 a.m. On Monday, July 24 at 8:02 p.m., Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District units were dispatched to a report of two fires in the northern area of the old mill site at... Full story


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