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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 22, 2020 

Mayfield sentenced to 13 months

Robert Eugene Mayfield was sentenced to 13 months in prison Friday afternoon, Jan. 17, in Linn County Circuit Court for the death of Sweet Home log truck driver Neil Nightingale in a crash four years...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 22, 2020 

City to end relationship with Jacobs

The Sweet Home City Council last week declined to negotiate with Jacobs Engineering to continue operating the city’s water and wastewater treatment plants. In a work session held Tuesday, Jan. 14, the councilors made no official decision but...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 22, 2020 

Council begins move toward banning sleeping in bus stops

Sweet Home city councilors last week held the first reading of a new ordinance that would prohibit the use of bus shelters for any purpose other than waiting for a bus. The council considered the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 22, 2020 

96-year-old soloist among performers for concert

Mac McNulty had a brief shot at fame, once upon a time, but now the bright lights of the big time seem far away. And at age 96, that's how he likes it – turning his vocal talents to a more local...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 22, 2020 

Councilors approve exclusion law on 5-2 vote

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved an ordinance that will allow police officers to exclude people from the downtown area after they are cited or arrested for a third offense in a year....

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 22, 2020

Jan. 20 12:07 a.m. - Caller reported that her ex-husband was in her garage, and a male yelled at the caller from outside the residence before leaving on foot, 1200 block of 44th. Officer checked the area. Unable to locate the male. Report taken for...

 

Stats say 2019 was SHFAD's third-busiest

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance posted its third-busiest year in 2019, with 2,704 medical and fire calls. That's a 2.5-percent increase from 2,639 in 2018 but lower than 2017, which totaled 2,761...

 

Sweet Home driver arrested on suspicion of DUII after crashing into creek

A Sweet Home man was arrested Tuesday night, Jan. 14, on suspicion of DUII and reckless driving after his truck plunged into Ames Creek near the 900 block of Long Street in Sweet Home. According to... Full story

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    January 15, 2020

Timber Unity gearing up for legislative session

Timber Unity members are warming up their trucks for another rally at the capitol on Thursday, Feb. 6, to put pressure on the legislature regarding a successor to House Bill 2020 that is expected to b...

 

'Amazing' fiber art on display at City Hall

Fiber arts are getting their turn in the spotlight this winter with a new art show on display at City Hall. Behind each piece, the quilts, doilies, cross-stitch, needlepoint, crocheting, knitting and...

 

Gala concert to feature 'Broadway Baritone' singer, local talent

SHOCASE will present a gala concert featuring Broadway baritone Douglas Webster next week to celebrate what the organization has accomplished in the past few years. The performances start at 7:30...

 

Sweet Home man killed in Highway 20 car crash

A 20-year-old Sweet Home man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 20 west of Philomath on Jan. 3. Oregon State Police and medics responded to a report of the crash on Highway 20 near milepost 33 and Clem Road at 11:45 p.m. Tanner Jewell...

 

Something's afoot as high school Drama Club presents 'Miss Holmes'

The Sweet Home High School Drama Club will present "Miss Holmes" this week. "It's a version of Sherlock Holmes and Watson as females," said director Elizabeth Wilks, language arts teacher. That's the...

 

School board agrees to list of services offered by Education Services District

The Sweet Home School Board approved a resolution during its regular meeting Monday night agreeing to the list of services provided by the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District. The ESD provides services to 12 school districts in three count...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 15, 2019

Jan. 11 4:05 p.m. - Caller reported unknown suspects stole 25-cent fish food dispensers from the South Santiam Fish Hatchery, 43100 North River Drive. Jan. 10 3:09 a.m. - Earl Ryan Dodge, 26, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on or...

 

Narcotics bust in Sweet Home results in eight arrests Jan. 10

Sweet Home police arrested eight persons Friday morning, Jan. 10, after serving a narcotics-related search warrant Friday morning, Jan. 10, at 2225 Long St. They made the bust at 9:30 a.m. with...

 

Police, bicyclists say new 'Idaho Stop' law won't be big change

Local police say a new bike law, passed last year by the legislature, will give cyclists a little more latitude at stop signs than they’ve had in the past, but not much will change from a law enforcement perspective. The law, which many backers...

 

Walker finds box of dead puppies

Ray Maynard was out for a walk on New Year’s Eve, when he spotted a “disturbing” sight: a box of dead puppies. Sweet Home police are investigating the reported death and dumping of the five puppies near the railroad. Police responded to a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 8, 2020

Restoring the Past

For Gary Betts, a 1943 Willys MB Jeep he found in a quarry outside Corvallis takes him back to his early years. With its original "Go Devil" engine, it can reach 45 mph and give a modern...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 8, 2020

Police calls down for Sankey Park

The city’s efforts to improve Sankey Park in recent years appear to have paid off with a significant reduction in calls to police for activity at the park. In 2017, police responded to 120 reports from Sankey Park. Last year, they responded to 98...

 

City eyes zoning change near 18th and Tamarack

The City of Sweet Home is requesting a zoning change in the area east of 18th Avenue and north of Tamarack Street, from residential-industrial transition to medium-density residential. City Associate...

 

What just happened? We look back at 2019

Here are some of the top stories from 2019. Missed something? Check out our archives at sweethomenews.com. Just run a search with some unique key words and you should see what you're looking for....

 

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