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Crews battle six-acre Lebanon blaze

Multiple agencies battled a six-acre natural cover fire Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7, on Brewster Road near the Grant Street bridge in east Lebanon. The blaze was reported at 3:30 p.m. and included six acres of mixed grass, brush, and trees as well...

 

Circuit Court (Sept. 14, 2022)

Paul Allen Conklin, 32, was charged Sept. 2 with first-degree forgery for allegedly forging a check in the amount of $49,440.71, first-degree aggravated theft for allegedly stealing at least $10,000, and aggravated identity theft for allegedly...

 

CHS' dual mission: learning and community

Visitors to the physical therapy program at the Lebanon branch of Western University of Health Sciences can support its dual mission just by walking through one of the two front doors. The door on the...

 

Weyerhaeuser workers stop production, strike

Weyerhaeuser employees went on strike at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, outside all West Coast facilities, including the location in Lebanon, where a large group of workers congregated that morning...

 

Good times, turnout overcome Best in the West 'hurdles'

Despite some "hurdles," more than 600 contestants showed up Saturday and Sunday to compete in a multitude of Best in the West Triathlon series events at Lewis Creek Park. "It went really well," said...

 

Dealing with issues of food restriction and guilt

You hear it all the time. Likely, you’ve even said it: “I was bad today” or “I was good today.” “Good” and “bad” — terms commonly used for moral and ethical issues — somehow...

 

Junior High upgrades unveiled

A massive upgrade to Sweet Home Junior High was completed in 2020, and many members of the public came out Thursday evening, Aug. 1, for an open house to see the work. In this photo, visitors check...

 

E. Coli levels at wastewater treatment plant under watch

The Sweet Home wastewater treatment plant experienced unusually high flow levels, followed by die-offs of biological life in its aeration basin, on a pair of Tuesdays two weeks apart, Aug. 9 and 23....

 

Planning Commission OKs additions

The Sweet Home Planning Commission on Thursday, Sept. 1, unanimously approved two additions to the city. The decisions will now go to the city council for final approval. The commission cleared Mosaic...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 7, 2022

Honoring a very good girl

Instead of taking a bite out of crime, a narcotics canine for the Sweet Home Police Department last week took a big bite out of cake. Gemma, a Belgian Malinois that began training at the police depart...

 

Following the flow of history

Bobbing along on a pontoon boat on Foster Lake Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, local business people weren't really watching the water. Instead, their heads were turned toward Glenda Hopkins, a longtime...

 

New police officer fulfills childhood dream

At the age of 24, new Sweet Home Police Department Officer Allen Cripe has already fulfilled two of his biggest childhood dreams. "As a kid, my two ideal jobs I always wanted to do was be a Marine or...

 

Caution urged for hunters in Willamette National Forest

Bow season has opened for deer and elk hunting in the Willamette National Forest. Hunters are advised to familiarize themselves with fire closures and follow all restrictions while in the field. Please check the status of an area before heading to...

 

County OKs participation in Secure Rural Schools

Linn County will again participate in the National Forest and O & C Land Secure Rural Schools program, Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday morning, Aug. 30. In May, federal government officials announced Linn...

 

PEO chapter announces scholarship winners

Sweet Home PEO Chapter DD has announced its annual scholarship winners. Mikayla Spencer was awarded an Oregon State Scholarship for her third consecutive year. She will use it to complete her...

 

Public Safety (Sept. 7, 2022)

Aug. 28 9:12 a.m. - A chainsaw belonging to the caller’s employer was stolen from the back of the caller’s pickup truck sometime the previous evening, 3200 block of Main St. Value: $150. 12:38 p.m. - Alexis Morgan Bowers, 22, was cited and...

 

Circuit Court (Sept. 7, 2022)

Paul Allen Conklin, 32, was charged Aug. 21 with first-degree forgery and two counts of identity theft. He has five other pending cases related to forgery, identity theft, computer crime, menacing, fraudulent use of a credit card, theft and failure...

 

Feds approve additional pandemic food benefits for 80,000 children in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has received approval from the federal government to provide additional food benefits for young children whose families received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits between...

 

Unplanned outages possible this weekend due to heat, winds

The National Weather Service has forecast high heat and winds beginning Friday, Sept. 9, which may result in extreme risk of fire danger and unplanned outages in both Consumers Power Inc. and Pacific...

 

Lebanon and Linn police logs, Aug. 18-Sept. 1, 2022

Sept. 1 6:41 a.m. – David Beasley was cited for a Lebanon Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear. 6:50 a.m. – Caller reported two people entered his truck but were scared off by a motion sensor, B St. 8:02 a.m. – Report taken for theft o...

 

Sweet Home Fire District assists fire in Lebanon

The Lebanon Fire District was dispatched to a large natural cover fire on Brewster Road near the Grant Street bridge on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at approximately 3:30 p.m. First responding crews found...

 

Outage planned early Friday morning; school canceled

The Sweet Home School District has canceled school for Friday, Sept. 9, following confirmation from Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn that the city's power would be shut off at 6 a.m., Supt. Terry Martin said Thursday afternoon. According to Pacific...

 

Highway 20 closure delayed to Sept. 11

The planned Highway 20 construction closure east of Sweet Home has been delayed until Sunday, Sept. 11, for traveler safety, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced Thursday evening. The road will be open Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10. Tr...

 

information resource

Find up-to-date information with a map about the power outages at the following website: https://www.pacificpower.net/outages-safety/wildfire-safety/public-safety-power-shutoff.html...

 

Lebanon man arrested in Sunday shooting incident

A Lebanon man was arrested Sunday, Sept. 11, after an incident involving gunfire from a home and multiple responding agencies in the 100 block of West Vine Street in Lebanon. The incident was reported shortly before 3 p.m. According to the Lebanon...

 

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