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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    November 20, 2019 

City expulsion ordinance gets council vote

The Sweet Home City Council held the first reading of its downtown expulsion ordinance last week. During its regular meeting on Nov. 12 the council voted 5-1 to move the proposed “Enhanced Law Enforcement Area” to a first reading. The council...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    November 20, 2019 

Country Lane case goes to state Supreme Court

Country Lane residents will get another day in court – the Oregon State Supreme Court – in their dispute with Albany and Eastern Railroad over an easement to cross A&E's tracks without paying the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    November 20, 2019 

Jacobs weighing city's demands for water, sewer plants' futures

A Jacobs Engineering representative called Sweet Home's demands "a little extensive" but thanked the city for an opportunity to respond to the city's offer to allow Jacobs to continue operating the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    November 20, 2019 

Over protests, planners OK two towers

The Sweet Home Planning Commission Monday evening unanimously approved conditional use permits that will allow the construction of two communications poles, one by Verizon Wireless to improve its service in town and one to communicate with the Falls...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    November 20, 2019 

New Charter School principal's aim is to inspire kids to learn

Sweet Home Charter School's new principal aims to inspire students to learn. Jeff Tompkins says he learned how important that was early in his career while teaching rural north Alaskan children....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    November 20, 2019 

Upgrades for Junior High, other schools on home stretch

Sweet Home School District has spent about three-fourths of the $8 million raised by the $4 million bond approved by voters in 2017 and a state matching grant to upgrade Sweet Home Junior High, school...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    November 20, 2019 

Dog calls up slightly this year, but complaints about barking down substantially

Sweet Home police appear to be about as busy as ever with dog-related calls, after five years of handling most of the city's canine problems, but the number of complaints about barking dogs has...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 20, 2019

Nov. 17 12:05 a.m. - Kyle Parker Schilling, 18, cited for minor in possession of alcohol, failure to maintain lane and improper display of stickers, 4300 block of Long. 12:30 a.m. - Tyler John Swanson, 21, cited for speeding, 49th and Main. 1:38...

 

Two arrested in separate cases accused of eluding police

Sweet Home police recovered a pickup truck reported stolen out of Salem and arrested two persons last week for attempting to elude after brief pursuits. In the first case, on Nov. 12, police took Roch...

 

Commissioners to consider 2 requests to build towers

The Sweet Home Planning Commission next week will consider requests to construct two new communications towers, one to provide wireless communication with the Falls Creek Dam and the other for...

 

Sports car lover's latest project is Porche 912 he found in barn

When Eric Mauer had the change to snag a 1969 Porsche 912 barn find in good condition, he jumped at it. The 912, nearly the same car as the more well-known 911, was meant to be a more affordable...

 

Median trees to be removed

Public Works crews are planning to remove five trees in the Main Street median strip within the next month. The trees are leaning or outgrowing the median planters, according to city communications specialist Lagea Mull. The Park and Tree Committee...

 

Local organizations recognized for contributions to Oregon Veterans' Home

The Oregon Jamboree, the Oregon Elks and Quilts of Valor were honored by the Oregon Veterans' Home Sept. 20 during the five-year anniversary of the opening of the home in Lebanon. Oregon Jamboree...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 13, 2019

Runner's 100-mile trek takes him through Sweet Home

What does a long-distance runner squirrel away in his pack before setting off on a two-day run? For Trevor Spangle, it's Oreos, Top Ramen, Chef Boyardee ravioli, gels and chews. "Lots of sugar, lots...

 

Thanksgiving: What it can do for you and what you can do for it

Here we are, only a few weeks away from one of the largest and the solely American holiday —Thanksgiving! Needless to say, it is a food-heavy day (or week!), during which thoughts of nutrition often go out the window. I love asking people what thei...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 13, 2019

Nov. 8 5:42 a.m. - Hunter Ringheimer, 26, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of third-degree theft, Albany. 6:35 a.m. - Joshua Wayne Welch, 30, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original...

 

Marijuana tax revenues surpass city projections

Marijuana tax receipts for the first quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year have already exceeded the city’s budgeted amounts. The city budgeted about what it received in the prior year, about $27,400, said city Finance Director Brandon Neish....

 

Exclusion zone nearing nuts and bolts stage

The City Council may begin the process of passing the proposed exclusion zone ordinance at its next regular meeting on Nov. 12. Council members continued an ongoing discussion about the proposal during their regular meeting on Oct. 22 and then...

 

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