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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 3, 2018

Tests show variety of pollutants on mill land

Health and environmental agencies have completed a four-year process of testing and investigation at the site of the former Willamette Industries Sweet Home Mill. Next, they will begin looking at...

 

Foster man, two Lebanon residents killed in Highway 22 wreck

Three people, including a Sweet Home-area man, were killed Monday evening, Oct. 1, in a single-car collision on Highway 22 that left two Lebanon residents injured. Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded at about 6:42 p.m.... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 3, 2018

FBI: Sweet Home's crime rate dipped last year as state's rose

Based on data collected by the FBI, while crime rates increased statewide, Sweet Home’s crime rate continued to decline in 2017, falling by 9.7 percent from the year before. The FBI released its Uniform Crime Reports for 2017, which summarizes...

 

Debra Sanchez

Aug. 4, 1959 - Sept. 23, 2018 Debra Sue Settles Sanchez, 59, a Sweet Home resident for 25 years, died on the morning of Sept. 23, 2018 at her home. She was born Aug. 4, 1959 in Valentine, Neb. to...

 

Harvest Festival at Sankey Saturday

Saturday is free pumpkin day at Sankey Park as the city hosts its annual Harvest Festival. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children are invited to decorate pumpkins, and they'll have lots of...

 

Washington D.C. trip 'flap' shouldn't be issue

By Dave Holley It should come as no surprise to those who know me, that I have an opinion. This time it concerns the recent flap about how many city councilors go on the trip to Washington, D.C. for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, this y...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 3, 2018

Judge candidates discuss qualifications, concerns at forum

A judicial shortage in Linn County Circuit Court and the need to help unrepresented litigants were two big topics as candidates for two open judgeships made their cases last week to voters at a forum... Full story

 

Around Town Oct. 3, 2018

Vets Home supply drive this month The Samaritan Lebanon Health Center facility is inviting all employees, patients and the community to participate in a supply drive in October for the Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home. Items requested by the VA home...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 3, 2018

Sept. 29 1:13 a.m. - Michael Ralph Marshall, 35, arrested on Linn County warrant for probation violation on original charge of possession of meth, 2000 block of Willow. Cited and released. Caller had reported a male and female fighting in the...

 
 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 3, 2018

Huskies hang with tough Cascade for last-minute Homecoming win

Sweet Home's football team came into its matchup with Cascade expecting a physical game from the run-heavy Cougars, and they got just that, but the Huskies outlasted Cascade scoring a final touchdown...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 3, 2018

Interest in city water, concerns about arsenic, vary widely

One property owner has said he has no interest in connecting to city water while another plans to move forward with a local improvement district to connect to city water in the area of 18th, Willow, Yucca, 19th and 20th streets, where high levels of...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 3, 2018

City to collect transient occupancy tax for county

The Sweet Home City Council approved a resolution Sept. 25 to begin collecting transient occupancy taxes on behalf of Linn County, which has imposed a new 3-percent tax. The Linn County Board of Commissioners approved the tax during its July 3...

 

Weather keeps local fire danger hovering between high and low

Fire danger returned to high last week due to east winds, then dropped to low following the storm that came through the Sweet Home area Saturday. The Industrial Fire Precaution was at Level II Monday, said Chad Calderwood, Oregon Department of...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 3, 2018

Chamber leaders say they're working on communication, services, events

Chamber of Commerce officials are continuing to rebuild the organization, with emphasis on re-establishing a solid membership base and effective communication with that base. That was the main thrust...

 

Husky spikers stay unbeaten in league with wins over Woodburn, Newport

Sweet Home’s volleyball team stayed in the win column last week with sweeps of league opponents Woodburn and Newport and a championship run at the Junction City Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 29. Against Woodburn at home Thursday, Sept. 27, the...

 

Huskies set PRs at Portland meet

Five Sweet Home varsity runners posted personal-best times Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Nike Portland XC meet at Portland Meadows Race Track. "Most of the guys did really well," said Coach Kambria...

 

Kate Hawken ends Huskies' soccer scoring dearth against Newport, Woodburn

Kate Hawken put the ball into the goal twice last week in a 5-1 loss to Woodburn and a 4-1 loss to Newport in girls soccer. Those were the first goals of the season for the Huskies, who have...

 

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