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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

Local high-schooler already owns world record, titles

Relatively massive horsepower, lightweight vehicles, four G's for 300 feet and zero to 60 in less than a second is what it's all about for Sweet Home High School senior Jonny Maas. Performing under...


Police investigating after body found near 24th Avenue

Sweet Home police are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man whose body was found near the north end of 24th Avenue Wednesday morning. According to a department statement, officers responded about 9:20 a.m. On Oct. 16 to the area of the 1400... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

Councilors urged to pass exclusion law

Members of the public last week urged the City Council to move forward with a plan to create a downtown exclusion zone, an “enhanced law enforcement area,” aimed at keeping repeat lawbreakers out of the area. The City Council continued its...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

Drivers and cops remind drivers that red lights on buses mean 'stop'

Leslie Jones and Dick Hamlin wore T-shirts last week to deliver a message to drivers in the Sweet Home area: when a bus' red lights are flashing, that means stop. They and their colleagues in the Bus...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

SH gets nearly quarter million in park upgrade dollars

The City of Sweet Home has received $242,000 in grant funds from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to help pay for the Lower Sankey Park Phase II project. City officials held a...


Public Safety Log Oct. 16, 2019

Oct. 14 6:36 a.m. - Brandon Shayne McCullough, 22, cited for failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to provide proof of insurance, 13th and Long. Improperly displayed registration tags seized. Oct. 13 12:51 a.m. - Ashley Kay Miles, 30,...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

Sweet Home rider, injured in motocross crash, moves to rehab hospital

A Sweet Home motocross rider, who was injured in a crash three weeks ago, has moved to a hospital in Colorado, where he is hoping to regain use of his legs. Nick Rietz broke his back, partially...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

Police: Local wave of counterfeit bills reminder to be careful

Sweet Home police are warning the public to be careful when receiving $10, $20 and $100 bills. Police have taken several complaints recently from businesses that have received counterfeit bills. At th...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

New detective brings lifetime of local experience to position

In an attempt to solve more crimes and decrease the burden on its patrol officers, Sweet Home Police Department has filled its second detective position with an officer who grew up in the community....

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

Jacobs makes pitch to council to continue running city treatment plants

Representatives of Jacobs Engineering last week outlined to the City Council the advantages of continuing to contract with the firm to operate the city’s wastewater and water treatment plants, while apologizing for deficiencies identified at the...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

Councilors learn that nearly all of Corvallis livability law is already on books in SH

City Council members were told Tuesday, Oct. 8, that nearly every regulation included in a 2015 Corvallis “livability” ordinance is already duplicated by Sweet Home ordinances, building codes or state law. Council members have been discussing...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

District: Summer school paid off for students with faster start in fall

Eighty-one Sweet Home elementary students and seven teachers got an early look at the School District’s new language arts curriculum as part of the district’s new summer school program this year and district officials hope resulting student...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019

Test results up for grade schoolers

The number of elementary students showing proficiency in state math and language arts in the Sweet Home School District continued an ongoing upward trend overall, while at the junior high and high school level, the number showing proficiency...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019

Music returning to grade schools, in a small way

For the first time since it was cut during the 1990s, the Sweet Home School District has an elementary vocal music program. The district has maintained a sixth-grade band program. In addition to the...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019

Local artist's painting gets public's top pick at City Hall

Elda Miller won the People's Choice Award with her painting of a 1934 Roadster at the Grand Opening, Grand Art local art exhibit at City Hall. The exhibit coincided with the grand opening of the new...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019

Temperature change presents challenges at SHJH

While construction continues at Sweet Home Junior High, the School District has had some trouble keeping classrooms warm as the weather changes. The district weathered some criticism over it via social media last week. Supt. Tom Yahraes said the...


Public Safety Log Oct. 9, 2019

Oct. 7 3:43 a.m. - Veronica Sue Szuch, 23, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of second-degree theft, Lebanon Justice Court warrant for failure to appear on a citation and Albany warrant for failure to appear,...


Fire season officially ends Oct. 1, about 3 weeks early

The 2019 fire season officially ended Oct. 1 on all lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The 923 wildfires on ODF-protected lands this year is about average. However, thanks to...

 By Scott Swanson    News    October 2, 2019

'Exclusion' law stirs debate as councilors take another look

A possibiltiy of an "exclusion ordinance" banning troublemakers from the downtown area stirred vigorous discussion Tuesday, Sept. 24, as the City Council took another look at the proposal. The...


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