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Jamboree announces final headliner: Chris Young

The Oregon Jamboree last week announced Chris Young as the final headliner for the 2019 festival. Just after Thanksgiving, the Jamboree announced the addition of Hank Williams Jr. They join the...

 

Sheriff's Office: Phone outage affecting 911 calls, but callers should still use that number

Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm reports the 911 Dispatch Center is still receiving 911 calls during the reported CenturyLink phone service outage. Those with an emergency are still urged to call 911. The outage has impacted the transfer of 911... Full story

 

SH city manager gets good review from council

The Sweet Home City Council gave City Manager Ray Towry a positive evaluation in a process that ended last week. The council met in an executive session, which is closed to the public, to discuss the...

 

Little Promises 35th anniversary brings back memories for alums

A display of historical photos last week prompted a parent to leave to grab an old sweatshirt and then excitedly return to Little Promises Preschool to show it to veteran teacher Susie Burns. The...

 

After half a century in Sweet Home, Santiam Drug closes

Santiam Drug store closed Dec. 14 after serving the Sweet Home community for 52 years. Manager Connie Moyer spent the past 42 years working there, as store manager since 1987. Santiam Drug was opened...

 

Todd Carter

Nov. 30, 1961 – Dec. 17, 2018 Todd Allen Carter, 57, of Crawfordsville died Dec. 17, 2018. He was born Nov. 30, 1961 in Lebanon to James Walter and Gloria Jean (Underwood) Carter. He lived in Sweet...

 

Candi Elliott

July 30, 1964- Dec. 19, 2018 Candi Lynn Sills-Elliott, 54, of Sweet Home died Dec. 19, 2018. She was born July 30, 1964 in Lebanon to Ronald G. and Luella K. (Amundson) Sills.  She was raised and...

 

Ann Rice

May 27, 1934 – Dec. 15, 2018 Ann Elizabeth Rice, 84, of Sweet Home died Dec. 15, 2018. She was born May 27, 1934 in Scott City, Kan. to Christopher and Susan (Heimerman) Stockemer.  She came to...

 

Local legislator Sprenger named to influential posts

House Republican Whip Rep. Sherrie Sprenger, R-Scio, will serve as vice chair of the House Committee on Judiciary and also as vice chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources. Rep. Sprenger has also been named to the influential House...

 

Help for homeless starts with hope

Editor: As I read about the $500,000 that will be available to the city of Sweet Home for those struggling to maintain their homes, I decided that I want to make several life-lesson observations. I am going to share these in a couple of story...

 

Holiday drawings have benefits

Editor: After coaxing from my wife Georgia, I filled out the local merchants Thanksgiving and Christmas giving drawings for a free turkey and a free ham. Lo and behold, we were winners in both drawings! Thank you, Sweet Home merchants and...

 

Around Town Dec. 26, 2018

Cooking and more at women’s dinner Kathy Goss will present “Power Cooking” at the monthly meeting of After 5 Connection, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St. in Lebanon. All women – working, stay-at-home moms,...

 

High school, junior high announce Honor Rolls for fall trimester

Sweet Home High School SHHS Honor Roll Criteria: Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D, F, Incomplete or No Grade (G) are not eligible for the Honor Roll. Seniors 4.0: Chase Boyd,...

 

December ESPY honorees

Exceptional Student Performance This Year honorees for December received certificates at the monthly School Board meeting on Dec. 10. With Supt. Tom Yahres, center, are, from left, second-grade...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 26, 2018

Dec. 22 3:06 a.m. - Jody Maruffo, 40, turned in himself on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of harassment, 1950 Main St., Sweet Home Police Department. 4:23 a.m. - Jimmy Coonrod, 66, arrested on two Sweet Home warrants for...

 

Local homeless to get attention from AST

Police Chief Jeff Lynn told an ad hoc committee on homelessness that the Linn County Adult Services Team had agreed to start meeting with Sweet Home’s homeless once every three months after he and others attended meetings in Lebanon last week....

 

Boys notch three wins on hardwood to enter holidays 10-1

Sweet Home's boys basketball team extended its winning streak to eight games last week, beating Molalla 62-54 on the road Monday, Elmira 46-44 Tuesday and Central Linn 71-44 Wednesday. "It was good...

 

Husky girls lose two in basketball

Sweet Home lost two games last week, 53-23, at Elmira Tuesday and 48-24 against Central Linn Wednesday at home, in girls basketball. Against Elmira, the Huskies trailed 11-6 after a quarter and 26-13...

 

Girls win all their events in four-way swim meet; boys third

Sweet Home's girls flexed their collective muscle in a convincing performance Thursday, Dec. 20, against district opponents Salem Academy, Philomath and Stayton. The girls placed first – team-wise...

 

Sweet Home wrestlers 34-7 in four-team dual meet at home

Sweet Home's wrestlers gave the home crowd a demonstration of their depth and strength Thursday, Dec. 20, in dual wins over Stayton, South Albany, Reedsport and Cascade. "We had a lot of wrestling,"...

 

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