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 By Scott Swanson    News    April 7, 2021 

SH schools to move to fuller days April 19

In response to relaxation of COVID restrictions by state schools officials, Supt. Tom Yahraes announced Friday that Sweet Home will be moving to more ambitious in-person scheduling and increased activities at district schools. The state announced in...

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

COVID vaccinations available as case numbers rise trend upwards

While the rate of reported new COVID cases is on the rise in Linn County, vaccinations are also continuing – on a large scale. Linn County Public Health will host COVID-19a vaccination clinics on Wednesday, April 7, and Thursday, April 8, at the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 7, 2021 

Tucker returns to County Commission

Will Tucker thought his last meeting as a Linn County Commissioner was the one in late December when he was replaced by Sherrie Sprenger after he'd decided not to run for a fourth term. But three...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 7, 2021 

Vets banners effort resumes, with support from Rotary Club

Four years into the Hero Banner project, which has resulted in the hanging of dozens of banners portraying local veterans on power poles along Highway 20 in Sweet Home, the founders are getting help....

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

Samaritan accepting applications for medical scholarships through April

The Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation is now accepting applications for its scholarship programs for east Linn County students pursuing careers in health care. Scholarships are available for medical and nursing students as well as students...

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

Public Safety Log April 7, 2021

March 29 3:26 a.m. – Franklin Archie Thompson, 46, arrested for failure to appear on an original charge of second-degree disorderly conduct, Linn County Sheriff’s Office. 8:11 p.m. – Deputy counseled male walking along side of road in 29000...

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

Candidates finalized for May 18 vote

Most candidates in Sweet Home’s May 18 election will be unchallenged, following the end of the filing period to run in the various district races that are open. The only competitive race will be the Zone 8 At Large seat for the Sweet Home School...

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

County rolls out new opportunities to get COVID vaccinations

Linn County Public Health and its Samaritan Health and Medical Reserve Corps partners have dispensed more than 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in recent weeks....

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

Sweet Home High School First Semester Honor Roll

Following are Sweet Home HIgh School students who have been announced by the school as having made the First Semester Honor Roll for 2020-21. Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D,...

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

Linn County to move up to 'high' COVID risk

Linn County will move into the statewide high-risk COVID-19 category on Friday, according to Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority. County risk categories are adjusted every two weeks. Linn County Board Chairman Roger Nyquist said the numbe...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 31, 2021

Chime comes to Cascadia church

Dw-Wayne Hill II of Sweet Home has collected bells since he was 15 years old. His most recent find was the oldest, largest, and most expensive bell he has ever owned. And he decided not to keep it....

 

Former Commissioner Will Tucker to fill vacant board seat

Will Tucker will be returning to the Linn County Board of Commissioners after a three month hiatus, filling the seat of Commissioner John Lindsey who died of cancer on March 9. Tucker, who lives near Waterloo, will complete the two years remaining... Full story

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 31, 2021

Chief: Police stepping it up against speed

Sweet Home’s Police Department has placed increased emphasis on traffic enforcement in the first few months of 2021, Police Chief Jeff Lynn told City Council members at their March 23 meeting. “With our reduced staffing level at this point, we ha...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 31, 2021

As curtain drops on Kiwanis Club, outreach to kids continues

After more than 60 years of serving the local community, Sweet Home Kiwanis Club members are leaving a legacy by contributing financially to a variety of causes after deciding to shut down the local o...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 31, 2021

City leaders, public get first look at downtown plan

City Council and Planning Commission members met last week to discuss the plan for Sweet Home's downtown, and heard from members of the public in the process. Blair Larsen, the city's community and...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    March 31, 2021

'A calf that needs a little repair' can mean a lot of things

"Doc, I think I have a calf that needs a little repair." Larry Coulter's voice came through the phone receiver. "What is the problem, Larry?" I asked. "One of the hind legs is not working quite...

 

4-H students get scholarships from forestry group

Seven Linn County forestry 4-H’ers have been awarded scholarship money through the Linn County Small Woodlands Association. The students shared a total of $1,600 in scholarship money that is raised through the annual Linn County Small Woodlands...

 

Public Safety Log March 31, 2021

March 22 6:59 a.m. – Caller reported that someone siphoned gas from lawn mower last night, 4120 Long St. Officer responded, report taken for criminal trespass and theft. Approximate value of $10. 9:02 a.m. – Caller reports theft that occurred at...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 31, 2021

Colleagues say retiring Don Hopkins' experience, energy will be missed

When Don Hopkins tendered his resignation to the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Board of Directors earlier this month, it marked the end of more than 50 years of public service in the Sweet...

 

Objects from history provide opportunities for nostalgia, learning

In the East Linn Museum's back room sits an object from this area which causes us to ask, "What is it?" Large and bulky, it has an opening on one end and another on the top. Is it a stove or a heater...

 

Search continues for missing man

A search continued Monday for a local man who has been reported missing by his family. Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said his deputies responded to a report of a missing person from the family of Jacob...

 

Protective barrier purchase for Lewis Creek OK'd

During the Tuesday morning meeting of the Linn County Board of Commissioners, Roger Nyquist and Sherrie Sprenger approved the purchase of a new small craft waterway barrier to be installed at Lewis Creek Park day use area on Foster Reservoir. The...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 24, 2021

New homeless shelter plans in the works

The Family Assistance Center (FAC) is in the process of coming up with the rules and regulations for a more substantial homeless shelter in the Sweet Home Community, said Larry Horton, a Sweet Home...

 

1,000 COVID vaccine doses available today to qualifying Linn County residents

Linn County Public Health will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to persons in Group 6 with 1,000 doses available for the Wednesday, March 24, vaccination clinic at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, according to Health Director Todd Noble. Noble said...

 

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