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Sheriff's Office to crack down on distracted drivers

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon wants the public to remember that distracted driving is not only unlawful, but dangerous, as his department conducts an enforcement effort targeting such behavior this week. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness...

 

Public Safety Log April 10, 2019

April 6 8:16 a.m. - Caller reported a vehicle cashed into a carport, 43100 block of North River. No injuries, and the suspect left the scene. Investigation ongoing. April 5 4:14 p.m. - Caller reported receiving notices she had been denied a credit ca...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

City proposes lowering school district water rates

The city’s Administration, Finance and Property Committee has directed City Manager Ray Towry to move forward with a proposal to return the Sweet Home School District’s water rates to last year’s levels for a period of six months. During that...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

Donors come through for Sankey upgrades

The city Park and Tree Commission has reached its fund-raising goal of $132,000 to match a $243,000 grant the city will use to make substantial improvements to lower Sankey Park in the coming year. As of Monday, the city had raised $133,191 toward th...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

Basset hound, icon at local barber shop, remembered

Some businesses have regulars who customers may sometimes find remarkable and memorable. Think Norm of "Cheers." Quark's Lounge had Morn, along with a sly Ferengi proprietor. At Sweet Home Barber...

 

Local talent on display Saturday

Local artists will strut their stuff Saturday night as the Sweet Home Oregon Coalition for Artistic and Scholastic Enrichment will hold its SHARC Showdown V at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at Sweet Home High School’s newly upgraded auditorium. The...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

City Council formulates goals during three-day focus session

The Sweet Home City Council will likely continue into the next year with a slightly altered version of its current goals. Councilors met in a three-day retreat at the Police Department, which was...

 

Mealey pine forest project may take shape at Sunnyside Park

By Larry Mauter For The New Era Linn County and a local woodlands group may team up to build a demonstration forest at Sunnyside Park near Sweet Home. The Linn County Parks Commission approved a motion March 14 directing parks Director Brian Carroll...

 

Public Safety Log April 3, 2019

March 29 12:55 p.m. - Caller reported an elderly male was scammed out of money in a phone and computer scam, 41600 block of Northside Drive. Report taken. March 28 12:12 a.m. - Caller reported a male standing outside the bar trying to fight people,...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

Council to weigh street-legal side-by-side ATVs

The Sweet Home City Council will consider whether to allow the use of side-by-side all-terrain vehicles on city streets at an upcoming meeting. The council directed staff during its regular meeting on March 26 to prepare an ordinance for its...

 

Defendant accused of variety of charges following standoff with police

Darrell Loren Schilling, 50, of Sweet Home, was arraigned March 25 in Linn County Circuit Court on eight charges in connection to an armed standoff with police March 22-23. The charges include two counts of fourth-degree assault, reckless driving,...

 

Kayakers rescued after spilling in chilly S. Santiam

Two women were rescued Sunday morning, March 31, after their kayaks overturned in the South Santiam River near Sun Lane. According to Lt. Zach Lincoln, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel responded to a call 10:28 a.m. Rescue crews were...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 27, 2019

Temporary dead ends

Hallways lead to barriers. Doorways in the gym open to wooden walls where the locker rooms once stood. The entire wall in one classroom is made out of plywood. To get inside Sweet Home Junior High,...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 27, 2019

City builds funding for sewer plant

If everything goes just right, City Manager Ray Towry told the City Council March 12, the project to rehabilitate and expand the city's Wastewater Treatment Plan could be as much as 60 percent funded...

 

Few file for open seats in May 21 election

Two incumbents have filed for the May 21 Sweet Home School Board Election. The district has five open seats out of nine. The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and the Sweet Home Cemetery District had no candidates filing. SHFAD has three out of...

 

Armed standoff ends peacefully

A high-speed pursuit ended in a standoff Friday night between an armed male subject and multiple law enforcement agencies and the arrest of a 50-year-old man in the area of Clark Mill Road. Darrell...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 27, 2019

City explores ideas for Main Street crossing at 22nd Avenue

The City of Sweet Home is looking at options to provide a safer pedestrian crossing at the intersection of 22nd and Main streets, the site of a serious crash involving a pedestrian March 15. Following that crash, the driver committed suicide. The vic...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 27, 2019

Community Foundation awards nearly $13,000 in grants

The Sweet Home Community Foundation last week awarded $12,787 in grants to seven charities and programs benefiting the Sweet Home community. The foundation awards grants to local projects and...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 27, 2019

VFW Auxiliary head's goal is to help vets, community

When people think about the VFW building on Highway 20, they figure it's "just some bar" where veterans and members get drunk, says Cathy Lindsay. She's tired of people thinking that and she's...

 

Public Safety Log March 27, 2019

March 23 11:52 a.m. - Caller reported a refrigerator floating in the water near Foster Dam. Corps of Engineers notified. March 22 4:28 a.m. - Caller found a bicycle lying in her front yard, 500 block of Mountain View. Placed in found property. 6:21 a...

 

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