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Remaining Main Street trees removed

Sweet Home Public Works removed the remaining downtown Main Street median trees last week. The city's Park and Tree Committee voted Jan.15 to remove the remaining trees, due to infrastructure damage,...

 

SHPD switching to new handgun

Sweet Home Police Department plans to switch the caliber of handguns its officers carry, department personnel told the City Council last week. SHPD has used .40-caliber handguns – fourth-generation...

 

Update: SHHS student arrested for taking gun to school, officially ID'd

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, after he allegedly brought a firearm to school at Sweet Home High School. The boy has been identified by Linn County Juvenile Department Director Torri Lynn as Andy Sharber. He was scheduled to...

 

Second SH resident enters House race

A 22-year-old Sweet Home man and Oregon State University senior has thrown his hat into what is now a six-way race for the Republican Party primary nomination for state House Dist. 17. Dylan Richards...

 

City seeks, fixes leaks that waste nearly half its water

The city has plugged around 150 water pipe leaks since mid-2018 in an effort to reduce the amount of water apparently lost from the city's water distribution system – nearly half of what it...

 

Foundation announces new grant program

The Sweet Home Community Foundation plans to introduce a new grant program in March, foundation officials have announced. The grant will be named in honor of Alice Blaser, a longtime local elementary school teacher “who touched the lives of many in...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    February 5, 2020

Samaritan to offer new mobile medical clinic in Sweet Home

Sweet Home residents who struggle to get medical care may soon have a new option, right here in town. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 11, Samaritan Health's SamCare Mobile Medicine, a health clinic housed in...

 

Public Safety Log February 5, 2020

Feb. 2 9:41 a.m. - Caller reported a loose dog in the area, 600 block of Main. Officer unable to locate. 10:59 a.m. - Jesse David John Martin, 20, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of third-degree theft, 1950...

 

HGTV show application brings out some city spirit, officials

Sweet Home leaders want to get the city on TV – in a good way. Between basketball games Friday night at Sweet Home High School, a crowd urged the HGTV channel to "take over" Sweet Home in HGTV's...

 

Rep. Sprenger introduces riot crimes bill

Rep. Sherrie Sprenger (R-Scio) has introduced a bill to increase penalties for riot crimes if a person is wearing a mask to conceal their identity during the commission of the crime. “In recent years we have seen an alarming increase of violent...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    February 5, 2020

Camp Tadmor hosts how-to for outdoor schools

Outdoor School providers from across Oregon converged at Camp Tadmor in late January to build opportunities for improvement of Outdoor School programs through the Oregon State University Extension...

 

Sweetheart Run Saturday at Sankey

The annual Sweetheart Run begins at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 8, in Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave. Trophies will be given out in three children’s divisions, 0-10 years old, 11-14 and 15-19. Adult trop...

 

TimberUnity goes to Salem

A convoy of trucks left Sweet Home at 5 a.m. this morning to join the TimberUnity rally in Salem. Our reporter Sarah Brown is on the scene. Look for her report in our Feb. 12 edition about local... Full story

 

SHHS student arrested after allegedly bringing handgun to school

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, after he allegedly brought a firearm to school at Sweet Home High School. According to a Police Department statement, at approximately 8:44 a.m., Sweet Home Police officers responded to the... Full story

 

Sweet Home High School's graduation rate jumps 13.5%

Based on Oregon Department of Education data, Sweet Home High School's graduation rate for last year's Class of 2019 increased by more than 13.5 percentage points from the previous year. The ODE...

 

Local student 'stable' after crash

An 18-year-old Sweet Home High School student remains hospitalized following a Jan. 19 crash in Lebanon east of Wal-Mart on Highway 20. While Peyton Ullrich has had multiple surgeries, his father Shan...

 

SHOCASE Gala concert draws appreciative crowd

An appreciative crowd of some 200 attended the SHOCASE Celebration Gala held Saturday in the Sweet Home High School Auditorium. "I thought it was fabulous," said Shirley Austin, the SHOCASE board memb...

 

Superintendent gets thumbs up from school board on performance

Pointing at large increases in Sweet Home High School's graduation rate and freshmen on track rate, the Sweet Home School Board reported a positive evaluation of Supt. Tom Yahraes this month. The boar...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    January 29, 2020

Carver uses scroll saw to create intricate wood designs

Like many kids growing up in impoverished circumstances, Ray Maynard had to use his imagination and a little ingenuity to stay entertained. The only things he played with were things he could make,...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 29, 2020

Jan. 27 6:03 a.m. - Caller reported fuel siphoned from multiple vehicles and a fuel line possibly cut, 1641 Long St., Sweet Home High School. Report taken. Loss valued at $60. 6:45 a.m. - Caller reported a bag of cans stolen, 400 block of Oak...

 

Police: Crime reports down nearly 20 percent over last year

According to Sweet Home Police Department records, the city had 155 fewer reports of crime last year compared to the previous year, a decline of 19.5 percent. Police officers responded to 8,639 calls in 2019, down 10.25 percent from 9,626 in 2018....

 

Mayfield sentenced to 13 months

Robert Eugene Mayfield was sentenced to 13 months in prison Friday afternoon, Jan. 17, in Linn County Circuit Court for the death of Sweet Home log truck driver Neil Nightingale in a crash four years...

 

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