Articles from the August 23, 2023 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    August 23, 2023

School District Welcomes 24 New Teachers

Sweet Home School District welcomes 24 new teachers this year. Here is a list of the new arrivals, with details provided by the district: -Spencer Hart, biology and physical science teacher at the...


Two residents die in Hwy 20 crash

Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 20 near milepost 19 and Waterloo Drive that resulted in two fatalities on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at about 8:51 a.m. OSP reported a... Full story


SHFAD Battles Fifth Brush Fire Near Old Mill Property in Six Week Period

At 1:50 a.m. on Aug. 11, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District firefighters battled the fifth brush fire since June 29 at or near an old mill property on 24th Avenue. This fire was located at the...

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 23, 2023

Sweet Home Woman Dies in Single Vehicle Crash on N. River Drive

At 10:44 p.m. on Aug. 12, the Linn County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle fatal crash at the block of 43200 North River Drive near Foster Reservoir. Michelle Hudgens, 42, of Sweet...

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 23, 2023

Man Found Dead in Wooded Area Near Bi-Mart

A man was found dead near Bi-Mart in Sweet Home early on Friday afternoon, Aug. 18. The Sweet Home Police Department responded to a call from a friend of the deceased who had located the body on a path in a wooded area next to Bi-Mart. The SHPD...

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 23, 2023

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Highway 20 Crash

At 5 p.m. on Aug. 12, Oregon State Police responded to a motorcycle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 58. The rider, Donald Savard, 45, of La Pine, lost control while traveling westbound and slid...

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 23, 2023

The Breakfast Spot, New Provider of Fresh a.m. Eats Opens in Sweet Home

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, and now Sweet Home has a new provider of fresh a.m. eats. Sara Rasor, 28, co-owner of The Breakfast Spot, a food cart that sits in the Hoy's...

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 23, 2023

Over 500 People Attend Sweet Home Health Fair

According to event organizer estimates, over 500 people attended the Sweet Home Community Health Fair at Sweet Home High School's parking lot on Aug. 19. The fair offered attendees a chance to...

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 23, 2023

Gleaners Gets Fresh Coat of Paint

Sugar City Gleaners, formerly Sweet Home Gleaners, is not a part of the Paint The Town project currently underway in Sweet Home, a result of the Gleaners being located at 3031 Highway 20, east of the...

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 23, 2023

Free Clothing For Kids Back to School

The Sweet Home School District Clothing Closet Free Back to School Clothing Event at the high school cafeteria drew 240 kids last Saturday, Aug. 19. Gently used clothing and shoes were available, as...

 By Sarah Brown    News    August 23, 2023

'End of an era' for Lebanon Elks

The last tap of the gavel was made as the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lebanon Lodge #1663 held its last and final meeting on July 5. More than a dozen of the remaining 44 members attended...

 By Jennifer Moody    News    August 23, 2023

Lebanon: Payroll dispute with police unions resolved

Part of a payroll dispute between the City of Lebanon and the Lebanon Police Department's union appears to have been resolved, at least for now. City officials say the entire situation has been correc...

 By Sarah Brown    News    August 23, 2023

Guitars Under the Stars offers musical camping experience

The sixth GUTS festival took place July 27-29 at Cheadle Lake Park, bringing in names like Greg Howe Band, Lynch Mob and Ty Curtis to entertain crowds of all ages and fashion sense....


It's a New Era but that doesn't mean we cast tradition aside

I was going to start this editorial off with “I had a dream,” but I decided such plagiarism would be in poor taste. So instead, I will start off by saying, “Hello, my name is Chris.” You may have already read Scott Swanson’s article about...


Lebanon circuit court, police and sheriff logs

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Selina Renee Ford-Blackburn, Steven Michael Cooley, Shawn Patrick Cruise, Michael Travis Flanigan, Melissa Nicole Fox, Jessica Jo Gambee, Matthew David Griner, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Dustin Neal...


Claudia Elizabeth Kelly

April 6, 1937 - August 10, 2023 Claudia Elizabeth Kelly, 86, of Sweet Home went home to see the Lord on August 10th. She was a kind soul and spoke her mind. She was born April 6, 1937 to Katerina (Ochotta) and Martin Letawsky in Alberta Canada. She... Full story


Wayne Allan Tucker

September 13, 1944 - August 14, 2023 Wayne Allan Tucker, 78, of Foster passed away, on August 14, 2023. He was born September 13, 1944 to Mary (Chapman) and Glenn Tucker in Eugene. He was an Army E7 i... Full story


Thomas William LaBar

November 10, 1961 - August 10, 2023 Thomas William LaBar, 61, of Sweet Home passed away August 10, 2023. He was born to Velma (Cooper) and Franklin LaBar on November 10, 1961 in Florence. He worked... Full story


Michelle Renee Hudgens

October 15, 1980 - August 12, 2023 Michelle R. Hudgens, 42, of Sweet Home passed away Aug. 12,2023. She was born on October 15th, 1980 to Michael Ray Hugens and Nancy P Akin in Grand Junction, CO.... Full story


Service & Death Notices - August 23 Edition

Service Notices Linda Ann Armstrong, 60, of Sweet Home passed away Friday, August 18, 2023. Celebration of life will be 2pm Sunday August 27th, at Ashbrook Park. Bring a side dish and a chair. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.... Full story


Around Town - August 23 Edition

Arts Guild seeks auto photos Linn County Arts Guild invites local photographers to submit mounted, framed and ready-to-hang photos of automotive themes for its third annual Photo Show. The show will run Aug. 1 through Sept. 2 at 846 Main St. in Leban...


Public Safety - August 23 Edition

Aug. 14 11:20 a.m. - Caller reports a hit and run that occurred at Bi-Mart on Aug. 12, 1980 Main St. Approximate value of damage $400. 3:06 p.m. - Mikeal Gerald Strawn, 28, cited and released on Sweet Home Municipal warrant for failure to comply on a...


From Our Files - August 23 Edition

Aug. 23, 1973 Mark Miner shot himself in the foot while practicing quick draws with a .22 pistol. After being treated at the hospital, it was reported the bullet did not hit any bones. A billboard...


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