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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 17, 2019 

Council OKs deal to buy police radio equipment

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved a $100,000 deal for new police radio equipment. Complete Wireless Solutions offered Kenwood dual band radios, including 20 portable units that can be carried by officers and nine mobile units used in...

 By Sarah Brown    News    April 17, 2019 

Cadaver shortage spurs LBCC to buy virtual version

When faculty members told Kristina Holton, dean of Linn-Benton Community College's Science, Engineering and Math division, they needed a $70,000 computerized table to help students learn the human...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 17, 2019 

Police say they plan to focus on downtown traffic issues

Sweet Home Police Department will spend time in the upcoming months addressing traffic issues in the downtown area, and next year’s budget will include funding for four new automated speed monitoring devices and reader boards. City staff and...

 News    April 17, 2019 

Dodgeball tournament turns out to be real hit

Kris Latimer, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam, wasn't really sure what she was getting into when she decided to hold a dodgeball tournament as a fundraiser for t...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 17, 2019 

Grant ensures continued visits to PCC by mobile ultrasound van

A grant from the Sweet Home Community Foundation will help ensure that a mobile medical van continues to visit Sweet Home to provide ultrasounds and tests for sexually transmitted diseases and to...

 News    April 17, 2019 

Public Safety Log April 17, 2019

April 12 9:28 a.m. - Nicholas Godell arrested on Linn County warrant for failure to appear, 41800 block of North River. Transported to Linn County Jail. April 11 7:28 a.m. - Alan Owens, 47, cited for misdemeanor driving while suspended, 39300 block...

 News    April 17, 2019 

SH man gets six months after no-contest plea to sex charge

Nishan Singh, 58, of Sweet Home was sentenced to six months in jail April 5 in Linn County Circuit Court after pleading no contest to one count of third-degree sexual abuse, a class A misdemeanor. Two counts of third-degree sexual abuse were...

 News    April 17, 2019 

Huskies leave it all on the stage in Milli Vanilli

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 10, 2019

School Board OKs SHJH construction

The Sweet Home School Board approved a plan Monday evening, April 8, to spend $5 million and begin the first of two construction phases for the Sweet Home Junior High. The district received voter...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 10, 2019

Steady rains edge SH toward flood conditions

Other than a brief break March 3, the rain fell last week at about a half inch per day, and then it really came down over the weekend, closing roads around Linn County, raising the lakes to their...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 10, 2019

New library computer big draw for young patrons

Thanks to a grant from the Sweet Home Community Foundation, the Sweet Home Public Library has added a new computer dedicated to after-school education, building on the "early literacy station" it...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 10, 2019

Chief to target recurring arrests

Based on statistics from 2018, Police Chief Jeff Lynn wants to tackle an ongoing cycle that results in hundreds of new warrants issued each year, he said. In 2018, Sweet Home Municipal Court entered 784 warrants, primarily for failure to appear in...


Sweet Home High School Winter Honor Roll

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 - 4.00: Boe Baxter, Christina Belcher,...


Sweet Home Junior High Winter Honor Roll

Eight Grade – 4.00: Taryn Abbott, Brookelynn Burke, Leilanie Chao, Zoey Erevia, Alexis Franklin, Suzie Griffin, Rylie Hooley, Isaac Lindsey, Avery Nelson, Amadia Newcomer, Michael Northern, Jackson Parrish, Nora Pettner, Madi Shively, Kristan...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 10, 2019

Comcast fiber line price quote gives councilors sticker shock

The Sweet Home City Council balked Thursday night, April 4, at the price of extending a fiber optic line to the new City Hall in a proposal by Comcast to provide fiber Internet service to city buildings. The proposed price tag was $24,380. Councilor...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 10, 2019

Proposed 2019-20 city budget includes big capital projects spending hike

Sweet Home's city manager is proposing an 18.8-percent increase in spending, mostly composed of some $6.5 million in capital projects, in the city's proposed 2019-20 budget. City Manager Ray Towry...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 10, 2019

County completes most of dam road improvements

Linn County has completed substantial portions of its Foster Dam Access Road project, paving the gravel parking lot at the western shore of the lake, expanding the intersection with Poplar Street and widening a portion of the road between Poplar and...


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