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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 17, 2018 

Planners OK permit for new City Hall

The Sweet Home Planning Commission Monday approved a conditional use permit for the new City Hall. During its regular meeting, the Planning Commission also recommended to the City Council the approval of a zone change, from low-density residential...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 17, 2018 

Cougar sightings, calf killing raise hackles

Sweet Home police posted warnings Friday, Oct. 12, regarding cougar sightings north of Main Street between 9th and 18th avenues. "We've had several sightings on the north side of Main Street between t...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 17, 2018 

SHEDG: Cost-efficient Jamboree in black

Reduced talent budgets and cuts in other expenses are turning things around for the Oregon Jamboree, festival Director Robert Shamek told Sweet Home Economic Development Group board members last...

 

Fire season not over yet

While regulated use restrictions have been lifted, fire danger is at moderate this week in the Sweet Home area. “East winds drove that up,” said Chad Calderwood, the Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit forest protection supervisor....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 17, 2018 

Republican and incumbent John Lindsey says things good in county

Through hard times, Linn County and its Board of Commissioners have performed, says Commissioner John Lindsey, who is running for what would be his sixth four-year term in office. They've done more...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 17, 2018 

Challenger Stephanie Newton: Commission needs new blood

If elected to the County Commission, Stephanie Newton says she wants "to bring a fresh perspective" and will pursue businesses to create family wage jobs while expanding access to healthcare and affor...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 17, 2018 

Independent candidate Gary Sullivan: cut taxes for residents

Gary Sullivan would like to charge much lower property taxes on residential properties. "It's not so much for me," Sullivan said. "I seem to get by." It's about the little old lady scraping by who has...

 

Hillsboro fourth-grader chosen to light tree at nation's Capitol

Details are coming together for Sweet Home's celebration of the cutting and send-off for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which will be held Friday, Nov. 9. Every year a different national forest in...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 17, 2018 

Councilors mixed in reactions to business license proposal

The Sweet Home City Council last week, by consensus, directed city staff to begin looking into options for creating a business license at the request of the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce. Bob Briana, Susan Coleman and Diane Gerson said during the...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 17, 2018

Editor’s Note: Due to technical difficulties related to new software at the Sweet Home Police Department, this week’s Public Safety log is incomplete for several days of the past week. Oct. 15 7:48 a.m. - Caller reported a male going through...

 

Fire destroys Airport Road home early Saturday

Fire destroyed the home at 4302 Airport Road Saturday morning. Sweet Home firefighters responded at 6:32 a.m. The property owner is listed as Duane Putney, Whitefield said, and about five persons...

 

Elks provide supplies to teachers

Sweet Home Elks held their seventh annual supplies giveaway for local teachers Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Elks Lodge. Lodge members purchase basic classroom necessities, along with individual items...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 17, 2018 

Incumbent Sprenger says she's made progress, but has more to do in Legislature

Sherrie Sprenger says she still has more work to do. Sprenger, 53, is the Republican incumbent for state House District 17, which includes the Lebanon, Stayton and Sweet Home areas, a position she has held for 10 years. She faces a Democrat...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 17, 2018 

Windsor-White would bring understanding of rural issues to Salem

Renee Windsor-White says that she can speak to the issues facing the people of House District 17 because she’s faced those issues before. Windsor-White, 66, is running as a Democrat for state House District 17, which includes the Lebanon, Stayton...

 

Man sentenced to jail time for damaging cables in Sweet Home

Brandon Scott Schatz, 29, was sentenced in Linn County Circuit Court Sept. 28 to 50 days in jail in connection with four cases that prompted approximately 20 reports of cutting and damaging phone,...

 

Holley, Foster seismic work gets green light

The Sweet Home School Board voted Monday evening to authorize an evaluation committee to offer a contract to complete seismic upgrade projects at Foster and Holley elementary schools next summer. The projects are funded by two $1.5 million grants...

 

County getting set to begin improvements on Foster Dam Road

Linn County is moving forward with a grant-funded plan to improve Foster Dam Access Road, the road that runs up the south end of the dam from Wiley Park, which includes paving the parking lot at the...

 

New online video service Lynda.com expands Sweet Home Library's offerings

Got questions? For answers, try Lynda at the library. The Sweet Home Public Library recently began providing access to thousands of courses in different areas, provided by the online information servi... Full story

 

Public Safety Oct. 10, 2018

Oct. 7 4:01 a.m. - Laura Paule Gorzynski, 23, cited for driving uninsured, 1500 block of Tamarack. 5:14 a.m. - Caller reported that a male who was trying to get into a car left behind what appeared to be drugs, 5400 block of Main. Officer seized the...

 

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