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Ex-teacher brings 'inside' perspective to School Board

Toni Petersen is bringing an inside look to Sweet Home School District as she takes her seat on the School Board. Petersen retired from the district in 2016 after 18 years as a special education...

 

Public Safety Log

Nov. 25 5:47 a.m. - Christopher Thomas Meredith, 31, arrested on Sweet Home warrants for failure to appear on original charge of first-degree criminal trespass, third-degree theft and second-degree disorderly conduct and Linn County warrant for...

 

When there's a need, Dave and Linda Holley step up to meet it

In their retirement, Dave and Linda Holley stay busy in relatively unconventional ways, this past weekend running gift cards to Northern California for the victims of a wildfire that killed at least 8...

 

Board OKs contract for district staff

The Sweet Home School Board last week ratified a contract and 3.1-percent raises for classified employees following an unconventional bargaining session. The new contract will start July 1 and will...

 

Sweet Home gets some neighborly advice on homeless

A Lebanon city official told a Sweet Home group Thursday, Nov. 15, that communities can’t solve every part of homelessness and must focus on solving specific parts of it. In Lebanon, the community has been focused on keeping people from becoming...

 

Police Citizens Academy returning in what officials hope is more user-friendly format

The Sweet Home Police Department is planning to resume its Citizens Academy classes after the first of the year with a new format twist. This time, instead of a multi-week series, the academy program...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 21, 2018

New doctor feels right at home in town, at county health center

Sweet Home Health Center has a new physician. Dr. Denise Kelley is celebrating one year in Oregon, and two months as a full-time physician in Sweet Home. She studied at Hahnemann Medical College in...

 

Code enforcement officer making progress in community

Sweet Home's code enforcement officer handled 264 cases in the five-month span between June 4 and Nov. 2. Tommy Mull, a staffer for the city's Community and Economic Development Department, took over...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 21, 2018

Nov. 19 12:42 a.m. - Joshua Wayne Welch, 29, arrested on Brownsville warrant for failure to appear and Lebanon warrant for contempt of court and probation violation on original charge of driving while suspended and cited for driving while suspended,...

 

SH man sought after allegedly ramming Sheriff's unit

A Sweet Home man is on the run after allegedly ramming a Sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle Monday morning, Sheriff Jim Yon said. Yon said his deputies were involved in a pursuit Monday at 9:02 a.m. after they contacted a male in a parked vehicle near...

 

Councilors agree to team up with other cities to support housing block grant application

The Sweet Home City Council agreed last week to sponsor an application for a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant to help pay for housing rehabilitation projects in Linn County. Liza Newcomb, housing rehabilitation manager with Willamette...

 

Dry winds cause slash fires to spread

East winds dried out local forests last week, causing five slash burns to rekindle and burn six-tenths of an acre outside of the authorized area. The slash burns were on Nov. 6 and 7, and they rekindled on Nov. 11 in the Wiley, Calapooia and Moose Mo...

 

Approaching winter prompts attention to traction tires

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to think about snow, says the Oregon Department of Transportation. The studded tire season in Oregon began Thursday, Nov. 1, and runs through March 31, 2019. ODOT encourages drivers to consider other types...

 

3 councilors re-elected, Nash gets fourth seat

Four Sweet Home City Council members were elected Tuesday, Nov. 6, and local voters gave a big thumbs up to funding the community swimming pool for another five years. In the race for four open Sweet...

 

Search on for SH man who allegedly rammed officer's vehicle

A Sweet Home man is on the run after allegedly ramming a Sheriff's deputy's vehicle Monday morning, Sheriff Jim Yon said. Yon said his deputies were involved in a pursuit Monday at 9:02 a.m. after...

 

SH turns out in force to celebrate

Sweet Home's Christmas season got a super early start Friday with the departure of the 2018 Capitol Christmas tree for Washington, D.C. The celebration included lots of music, a nighttime parade that...

 

Demolition officially kicks off SHJH work

Demolition at Sweet Home Junior High School began last week with students swinging sledgehammers at a door. It was a truly memorable day for junior high students. Vice Principal Terry Augustadt gave t...

 

Olin, Hewitt named Jr. First Citizens

Sweet Home High School seniors Sarah Hewitt and Austin Olin have been chosen Junior First Citizens for Sweet Home for 2018, and Olin last week was chosen as Linn County's Junior First Citizen. "It's...

 

Superintendent: New state report cards show local schools continuing to improve

The state's report cards for schools and school districts may lack a letter grade again and undergone yet more changes this year, but they continue to contain the same information, which, this year,...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 14, 2018

Nov. 9 4:45 a.m. - Elisha Marie Adams, 37, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of providing false information to a police officer, 1000 block of North River. 5:18 a.m. - Caller reported that she had video of someon...

 

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