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'Call the Dog' a treat for Halloween

"Call the Dog," a short play lasting only a few minutes, will be staged on a repeating basis from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the alley park between The New Era and Figaro's Pizza buildings on...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    October 27, 2021 

Group considers interim fix for homeless population

With colder weather and proposed “sleep center” plans for Sweet Home’s homeless population in flux (Linn County has not weighed in on its intentions and the Sweet Home city council hasn’t voted on it yet), officials and citizens gathered...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    October 27, 2021 

Firefighter takes leave over mandate

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era A top Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District volunteer has taken a six-month leave of absence in response to the state’s requirement that he be vaccinated to serve as a firefighter or medic. Cascadia Station No. 24...

 

Outreach event for homeless teens Thursday, Oct. 28

Kids in Sweet Home who don’t have their own place to go home to at night will get a boost Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Sweet Home Skatepark. Jackson Street Youth Services, which operates two 24-seven shelters for homeless youth in Albany and...

 

Corrections (Oct. 27, 2021)

A story in the Oct. 20 issue about the City Council’s consideration of an ADA ramp project in the area of Main Street and Highway 228 should have stated that the council heard a presentation on Oct. 12 from an Oregon Department of Transportation...

 

East Linn County Fall Fun (Oct. 27, 2021)

Here are upcoming events in the Sweet Home and Lebanon area: October: Pumpkin Patch Tennessee Thunder Stand & Railroad’s pumpkin patch, scavenger hunt and train ride is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, at 37672 KGAL Drive, Lebanon. P...

 

Fire district receives funding from grants

The Sweet Home Fire District recently received helpful funding from grants offered by the Special Districts Association of Oregon and the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund. Historically, the fire district has provided rural address posts and...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 27, 2021 

A bountiful journey, page by page

One of Angeline Kieper Fischer's most vivid memories stems from when she and her husband Denny were living with their two daughters in Wisconsin, where the state's Green Bay Packers football team...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    October 27, 2021 

Cattle tracks through history at the East Linn Museum

As we meander through the East Linn Museum, we likely don't have cattle in mind until we come across lariats, saddles, mohair chaps and a branding iron in its tack room. Although some of the branding...

 

Public Safety (Oct. 27, 2021)

Oct. 18 9:08 a.m. - Caller reported that a log truck had tipped its load over in the 24200 block of Brush Creek Road/Childers Drive. The truck’s rear trailer caught the shoulder and tipped, causing its logs to spill into the ditch. The involved... Full story

 

Second suspect arrested in Albany shooting

Albany Police detectives have arrested a second man in connection with the Oct. 10 shooting death of Joshua Johnston-Partain at Timber Linn Park in Albany.  Abel Sanchez-Anaya, 18, was arrested...

 

Autumn Palette (Oct. 27, 2021)

It's been a wonderful fall season, color-wise, and our photographers had a great time getting outdoors last week to see some of the displays. In the first photo, North River Drive winds its way...

 

Forest Service seeks spring, summer help

The USDA Forest Service will accept applications for more than 1,000 seasonal spring and summer jobs in Oregon and Washington from Nov. 5 to 12.  Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber,...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    October 27, 2021 

Doc's memoirs: A family dog and a deadly foul ball

Louie and Virginia had been clients from the very early days of my Sweet Home practice. Louie was a tall, lanky guy who had worked hard for most of his life. Virginia was the sweet side of the couple...

 

Sweet Home teen cited in Hwy. 228 crash

A Sweet Home teen was cited Saturday, Oct. 23, for failing to stop as he emerged from a driveway and his vehicle was struck by another car on Hwy. 228 near Rowell Hill Road. Oregon State Police responded to a report of the crash at 7:13 p.m....

 

Real Estate (Oct. 27, 2021)

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during September 2021. These are not properties for sale, and some transactions may represent a change of ownership within a family or...

 

Fall feathers

A wild turkey tom shows off his stuff for the ladies, and a couple of competitors, in a field on Pleasant Valley Road on a sunny Saturday afternoon as the weather started a shift toward getting those...

 

Council weighs in on Main Street ramp project

At its Oct. 12 meeting, the Sweet Home City Council heard a pitch from Oregon Department of Transportation representatives on an intergovernmental agreement between the city and ODOT. If approved, the agreement would allow ODOT to move forward on a...

 

Composite released to ID Gordon Road remains

Linn County Sheriff's detectives have learned new information regarding unidentified human remains recovered near Sweet Home in April 2020, Undersheriff Michelle Duncan said Friday morning, Oct....

 

Property market values in county rise to $21B-plus

The real market value of all properties in Linn County climbed to more than $21 billion for the 2021 tax year, according to Linn County Assessor and Tax Collector Andy Stevens. That's up sharply from...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 20, 2021

Sheriff's levy goes to voters on Nov. 2

Linn County voters will have another opportunity in the upcoming Nov. 2 election to vote on whether or not to renew the Linn County Sheriff’s Office’s Four-Year Option Tax Levy.  Ballots for the election were mailed last week and should have...

 

Police arrest suspect in Timber Linn Park homicide

Albany police last week arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of an Albany man in Timber Linn Park on Oct. 10.  On Wednesday, Oct. 13,  Albany Police detectives, with the help of other...

 

Public Safety (Oct. 20, 2021)

October 11 12:22 a.m. - Caller reported a single-vehicle crash, no injuries, 10th Ave./Main St. Officer responded; report taken. Approximate damages more than $2,500. Cassie Lashell Meacham, 33, cited for driving while suspended. 11:07 a.m. - Matti... Full story

 

County adds to youth wage-grant program

Linn County’s annual First-Time Youth Wage Grant program added five more participants in September, the Board of Commissioners learned Tuesday morning, Oct. 12.  There are now 29 companies and 62 young people participating in the program, which...

 

Willamette National Forest initiates prescribed fall burns

The Willamette National Forest has initiated fall prescribed fire operations as weather patterns shift to cooler temperatures and wetter conditions.  Public notice of specific burn times may only be announced 24 hours in advance and often the mornin...

 

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