Articles from the November 1, 2023 edition

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Gov. Kotek tours homeless shelter

Tucked off of Main Street against a backdrop of jagged hills and the town's silver water tower, Sweet Home's shelter for those experiencing homelessness received a visit from Governor Tina Kotek. The...


New police officers sworn in

Sweet Home's final October city council meeting kicked off with the addition of two new officers to the police department. Officers Mark Birkett and Jayson Sanchez were officially sworn in by city man...


Matthew Eric Jefferson

Matthew Eric Jefferson July 30, 1982 - October 24, 2023 Matthew Eric Jefferson, 41, of Sweet Home, died peacefully in his home on October 24, 2023. Matt was born July 30, 1982, in Anchorage, Alaska,... Full story


Gerald Neil Davidson

Gerald Neil Davidson May 6, 1936 - October 19, 2023 Gerald Neil Davidson, 87, of Sweet Home passed away October 19, 2023. He was born May 6, 1936 to L.R. "Dave" and E. Evangeline (Logan) Davidson in... Full story


Karl Henry Brown

Karl Henry Brown April 3, 1930 - October 21, 2023 Karl Henry Brown, 93, of Sweet Home passed away October 21, 2023. He was born April 3, 1930 to Clarence and Alice (Coover) Brown in Parsons, Kansas. I... Full story


Sharon Kelly Snyder

Sharon Kelly Snyder A Beloved mother, grandmother, wife, and sister, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2023. She was 82 years old. Born in Butte Montana to John and Veronica Kelly, she moved to... Full story


Cheryl Lee Swinehart

Cheryl Lee Swinehart January 29, 1956 - October 23, 2023 Cheryl Lee Swinehart, 67, of Sweet Home, passed away October 23, 2023. She was born on January 29, 1959 to William J and Donna (Gregory) Clayton in Seattle Washington. She has lived in Sweet... Full story


LeRoy Massey Jr.

LeRoy Massey Jr. January 28, 1944 - October 26, 2023 LeRoy Massey Jr, 79, of Brownsville passed away October 26, 2023. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. Full story


Joel (Joe) Boyd Care

Joel (Joe) Boyd Care February 4, 1943 - October 25, 2023 (full obituary at A memorial service will be held November 4th 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Sweet Home Community Chapel 42250 Ames Creek Rd Sweet Home, OR 97386 Please bring... Full story


From Our Files - November 1, 2023 Edition

Nov. 1, 1973 The Army Corps of Engineers is giving Foster and Green Peter a facelift. Projects at Foster include a day use area below the dam, a foot bridge over the Santiam River to fish hatchery,...


Samaritan cuts ribbon on new family health center

*Correction: Original story indicated the total cost of the building was 3 million. 3 million is the total amount raised.* October has been a historic month for bringing healthcare access to Sweet Hom...


City nears franchise agreement with Alyrica Networks, Inc

High-speed fiber optic internet is one step closer to coming to Sweet Home, as the city council neared a franchise agreement with Alyrica Networks, Inc during the October 24 meeting. If approved,...


United Methodist Church celebrates three-quarters of a century

The Sweet Home United Methodist Church celebrated its 75th anniversary during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Oct. 23. Pastor Alyssa Baker and Lay Leader Linda Rowton officiated the service, honoring...

 By Sarah Brown    News    November 1, 2023

Despite bankruptcy, Lebanon Rite Aid stays operational

Rite Aid Corporation announced on Oct. 15 that it initiated a voluntary court-supervised Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and reached an agreement for a financial restructuring plan following years of financial difficulties. The bankruptcy filing allows the...


ODFW seeks candidates for Oregon Fish Passage task force

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks two members to represent the state’s Fish Passage Task Force. Two vacancies exist for the public-at-large stakeholder group representing the task force. A public-at-large representative from the...


Around Town - November 1, 2023 Edition

Community Worship & Prayer Harvest Christian Center will host a community worship and prayer service from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 4231 Long St. For more information, contact Kelly Lehto at or Cynthia Fox at...


Public Safety - November 1, 2023 Edition

Oct. 23 8:33 a.m - Caller reported someone broke into location and stole items. Officer responded, report taken, valued loss $1,100. 1900 block of 18th Avenue. 11:02 a.m - Vance Ryan Jewell, 50, was arrested on Lebanon Municipal Court warrants for...


Circuit Court - November 1, 2023 Edition

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Calvin Alvin Ames, Samuel Frank Ayers, Curtis Ray Daniel, Ashlee Dee Flanagan, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Daniel Henry Johnson, Isaac Booker Justham, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael Trevor Hilton, Ariel...


Sweet Home runners post big PRs at XC districts

Sweet Home's cross-country team finished its season Saturday, Oct. 28, at the district championships in Philomath, where the Huskies made some big strides, though they didn't qualify anyone for the...


All-out for final football game of regular season

The Sweet Home Huskies brought everything to the table for their final game of the regular season against Philomath. While the Warriors took the win 33-14 on Friday, October 27, the Huskies managed to put the most points on the board in this...


Huskies volleyball falls to Estacada in final game

A season of growth and improvement has wrapped for the Sweet Home High School varsity volleyball team. Though the team lost against Estacada in their final match up for the year, head coach Mary Hutchins said the team should be applauded for what...


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