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Series of fires set in Brownsville area

Linn County Sheriff's investigators are looking into a series of three fires that were set in dry grass early Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, in the Brownsville area. Sheriff Jim Yon said that at approximately 1:49 a.m., the Linn County 9-1-1 dispatch ce...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018 

Finding that perfect fir

The hunt for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree hit the final stretch last week with the arrival of the U.S. Government official who will make the final selection. Willamette National Forest staff have...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018 

Voters to choose on pool levy

In the Nov. 6 general election, voters will decide whether to continue a local option levy used to pay for swimming pool operations at Sweet Home High School. The Sweet Home School District voted Monday evening during its regular board meeting to...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018 

Hot temps send fire danger to extreme

The fire danger level in east Linn County went to extreme Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, around Sweet Home. Danger levels briefly hit extreme two weeks ago before dropping back to high. Fire officials were looking forward to cooler temperatures over the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018 

Brand new vans first-ever for Sunshine Industries

For the first time in its history, Sunshine Industries has been able to purchase brand new vans. That's largely thanks to the ongoing support of the community, Executive Director Brittany Donnell...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018 

Health Fair to offer resources, info mixed with fun

The Third Annual Sweet Home Health Fair will provide Sweet Home residents another chance to connect with health-related resources and information Saturday as part of an effort to improve health and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018 

Sweet Home church looks to future with new name, pastor and affiliation

With a new pastor and a new name, the former Sweet Home Assembly of God will hold an official launch on Oct. 28 as the Hope Church. The church changed its name last September when its membership voted...

 

Public Safety Aug. 15, 2018

Aug. 13 12:06 a.m. - Officer located a watering device for the high school football team, 18th and Long. Placed in found property. 5:33 a.m. - Caller reported a male crawled out of the front door of a building, 2300 block of Main Report taken for...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 15, 2018 

Jamboree proposal plays out for Sweet Home bride

Leah Dauley, of Sweet Home, got a surprise marriage proposal two years ago at the Oregon Jamboree, courtesy of her then-boyfriend Michael Jones of Springfield and festival favorite Neal McCoy. Dauley...

 

Local man recovering from burns after crash

A Sweet Home man who was badly burned after his vehicle caught fire following a crash is in serious condition at Emmanuel Legacy Burn Center in Portland, a family friend said Monday. According to a...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 15, 2018 

East Linn Christian alums first to enter COMP-Northwest medical school

When COMP-Northwest held its convocation entry ceremony for the Class of 2022 on Aug. 3, among the new students were two from East Linn Christian Academy – the first. Whitley Nelson, a 2011...

 

Dollar Tree store in progress on 24th

A new Dollar Tree store is under construction at the intersection of Main and 24th Avenue. The City of Sweet Home issued permits for site work on July 16. According to building permit documents, the...

 

Incumbents only candidates for council so far

All four incumbents, as of Monday, Aug. 13, had filed to run for open City Council seats in the Nov. 6 general election. They are Susan Coleman, Bob Briana, Greg Mahler and Diane Gerson, all cu. Their terms in office expire Dec. 31. The filing...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 8, 2018

Planners OK another pot retail store

The Sweet Home Planning Commission on July 30 approved a conditional use permit for a fourth retail marijuana outlet in town following a public hearing. Voting to approve the permit during the commission’s regular monthly meeting were Thomas Herb,...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 8, 2018

Noah boats set for official christening – on Foster Lake

When a fleet of small sailboats embark on Foster Lake from Lewis Creek Park this Sunday afternoon, Aug. 12, Pastor Joe Medley will see a longtime dream come to life. The moment of truth will occur...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 8, 2018

'Successful' Jamboree draws crowds of 12,000-13,000 in 'nice' weather

Oregon Jamboree Festival Director Robert Shamek summed up the weekend as "a successful weekend for the patrons, for sure" Monday after most of the guests had left town and tear-down operations were...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 8, 2018

New logos warn bicyclists to stay off sidewalks

The city has painted sidewalks at downtown corners with a warning to bike riders to walk bicycles when using the sidewalks. The city has banned riding bicycles on sidewalks downtown for years, and a...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 8, 2018

Mission trips lead to full-time commitment for Uganda-bound local family

The first time Bill Houtz laid eyes on the sun rising over the city of Lugazi in Uganda, he was hooked. "It is beautiful over there," he said. "I fell in love with it that very minute I got there."...

 

Public Safety Log Aug. 8 ,2018

Aug. 6 6:11 a.m. - Abraham John Woosley, 24, cited on a Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of misdemeanor driving while suspended, Linn County Jail. Aug. 5 12:10 a.m. - Jessica Leigh Hines, 26, arrested on San Diego warrant...

 

Thus far, 3 candidates file for 4 council openings

Three candidates as of Monday, Aug. 6, had filed to run for City Council in the Nov. 6 general election. They are Susan Coleman and Diane Gerson and Greg Mahler, all incumbents. The filing period for City Council is open through 5 p.m. on Aug. 27...

 

County seeking applicants for advisory boards

The Linn County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants who are interested in serving on various advisory county commissions and boards that currently have vacancies: Three-year terms are available on the: Compensation Board, Developmental...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 8, 2018

New planning associate moves from Youth Watershed Council

South Santiam Youth Watershed Council Coordinator Angela Clegg is serving as the city's associate planner in the Community and Economic Development Department. Clegg moved into the full-time position...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2018

Was this us?

Since nobody really knew what to expect, members of the Sweet Home High School Class of 1973 were relieved as they opened Saturday, July 28, a time capsule purportedly buried by themselves. Problem...

 

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