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 By Roberta McKern    News    July 1, 2020

Museum parlor walls contain memories, mysteries

Let us suppose, for a moment, that you are back in the early parts of the 20th century, attending a family gathering at Grandma's. Grandpa is there, too, but the house is always thought of as...

 

Despite recent rains, officials decide to begin fire season

Fire season will begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, on the forests and rangelands in southern Linn County protected by Oregon Department of Forestry’s South Cascade district. South Cascade joins ODF’s Western Lane and Northeast Oregon distric...

 

Impaired boaters to be targeted this weekend

The Marine Board, marine law enforcement from 18 county sheriff’s offices, Oregon State Police, and five Oregon U.S. Coast Guard Stations will be participating in Operation Dry Water during the weekend of July 3-5, as part of a nationally...

 

Phase 2 COVID numbers flatline in Linn County

Linn County’s coronavirus case numbers have flattened over the past two weeks, since the implementation of Phase 2 of the recovery process, as the county has not seen spikes in cases that have been recorded in other parts of the state. As of...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 24, 2020

Julies play critical role in Sweet Home

If fire chiefs, city managers and superintendents are the heads of their local government agencies, their executive assistants serve as the hearts. In Sweet Home, that would be Julie. For the School...

 

Poker run, corn hole this Saturday

Organizers of the Sweet Home Sweet Ride car show, which isn’t happening this year, will hold a Poker Run and Cruise from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, June 27. Drivers can participate in a Poker Chip Run as they cruise. Cost is $10 for a point...

 

East Linn Christian Honor Roll

Following are students named to East Linn Christian Academy’s second semester Honor Roll, as announced by the school: High School 4.00: Todd Baker, Madeline Bowler, Julia Caswell, Kolby Clark, Susannah Cray, Alexis Freeman, Brooklyn Garber, Alayna...

 

Public Safety Log June 24, 2020

June 20 10:25 a.m. - Caller reported her daughter used her card to withdraw money from an ATM. Officer responded, took report for fraudulent use of a credit card. Theft valued at $145. Case forwarded...

 

With K9 Jamboree on ice, local business steps up to raise funds for canine program

Sweet Home Police Department's canine program received a $1,500 donation last week to provide a start to a summer fund-raising campaign. The donation, from Jamie Eriksen of Country Financial, came...

 

Sunday afternoon crash sends multiple victims to hospitals

Multiple people were injured, including a 7-year-old girl who was taken by Life Flight to a hospital, in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20 west of Sweet Home Sunday afternoon, June 21. The crash was...

 

Forestry crime-fighting lab has new home at OSU

By Steve Lundeberg Oregon State University Writer Oregon State University’s College of Forestry is the new home of a forensics lab that fights timber crime, a $1 billion annual problem for the United States’ forest products industry. The Wood...

 

New trees planted along South Hills Trail slope that was logged

Cascade Timber Consulting planted 137 Douglas fir and pine trees on a small section along the west end of the South Hills Trail earlier this year. CTC is the city's timber consultant. In recent...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 17, 2020

City cuts deal with Enterprise to manage fleet

Sweet Home City Council members decided Tuesday, June 9, to contract with Enterprise to manage its vehicle fleet. City Manager Ray Towry introduced the subject by telling councilors that fleet management has been an “issue” for Sweet Home. When...

 
 By Megan Stewart    News    June 17, 2020

City bosses forego COLAs to keep staff

In an effort avoid laying off city staff, all five City of Sweet Home department heads volunteered to forego their annual 3 percent salary boost in hopes of preventing layoffs, City Manager Ray Towry...

 

No fireworks this year, but some Sportsman's events planned

Though the majority of the Sportsman’s Holiday festival has been canceled, some events will take place, including the Cut the Gut cruise through Sweet Home and the Sportsman’s Holiday Court Coronation. Due to the coronavirus shutdown of federal...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 17, 2020

With state guidance, schools begin plans for fall

Sweet Home School District officials are figuring out how to implement guidelines released last week by the Oregon Department of Education for how schools should operate in the fall amid COVID-19. The...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 17, 2020

New Planning Commission member wants to contribute

Since moving to Sweet Home last summer, Candi Unger has gotten involved in her new community by joining the city Planning Commission. The City Council appointed Unger, 44, to the commission in March....

 

Public Safety Log June 17, 2020

June 14 12:34 a.m. - Andrew Jacob Justin Cartwright, 33, arrested on Sweet Home warrants for failure to appear on two counts of first-degree criminal trespass, Douglas County. 9:48 a.m. - Non-injury motor vehicle accidente reported 50700 block of...

 

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