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 By Scott Swanson    News    July 1, 2020 

Citizens turn out to support police

Nearly 200 Sweet Home residents lined Main Street in front of the Sweet Home Police Department Wednesday evening, June 24, in a rally to support police officers. The "Back the Blue" event, organized b...

 
 News    July 1, 2020 

Masks mandatory Wednesday in all indoor public spaces

Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that Oregonians statewide are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, beginning Wednesday, July 1. The order applies to businesses and members of the public visiting indoor public spaces. Face coverin...

 
 By Megan Stewart    News    July 1, 2020 

Freshmen of the Year honors go to Brookelynn Burke, Christian Dominy

Despite an unusual and short-lived introduction to Sweet Home High School, Christian Dominy and Brookelyn Burke still managed to bring home the coveted Freshman Boy and Girl of the Year award for...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 1, 2020 

Employees, city agree on contract

The City Council, in a special meeting Monday night, June 29, approved a four-year contract with city employees to end nearly a year of negotiations. The 40-page document includes a number of changes from previous contracts that both City Manager Ray...

 
 News    July 1, 2020 

Organizers call off this year's Health Fair

Sweet Home’s Health Fair has been cancelled. Due to the on-going concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines set forth by Oregon governor Kate Brown, the Center for Disease Control, and the Community Health Committee, organizers have decided to...

 
 By Megan Stewart    News    July 1, 2020 

Citing COVID concerns, council reverses on water rate increase

Due to concerns about the economic impacts of COVID-19, Sweet Home residents will not see an increase in water rates for the 2020-21 fiscal year, instead maintaining the current base rate of $19.99. The City Council voted 5-1 on June 23 to rescind a...

 
 News    July 1, 2020 

Public Safety Log July 1, 2020

June 27 3:28 a.m. - Caller reported vehicle broken into and gun missing, which occurred between 1 and 1:30 a.m. Report taken for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, first-degree theft. 2405 Main St., 7-Eleven. 9:15 a.m. - Report taken for the...

 
 News    July 1, 2020 

Homicides, suicide preceded fire

Investigators have determined that three people found dead in an early morning house fire on April 28 were homicide victims, and a fourth died by suicide, according to Police Chief Jeff Lynn. The...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    July 1, 2020 

At 83, age hasn't slowed Howard Crover much as he's still haulin' logs

Some people are so married to something that the phrase, "It's in their blood," rings true for them. That could be said of Howard Crover, who's likely got splinters and fuel in his blood because he's...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 1, 2020 

Defendant arrested after refusing to wear mask, walking out of proceeding

A Sweet Home man was jailed for contempt of court Wednesday morning, June 24, after he refused to wear a face mask during a Municipal Court proceeding and allegedly left the courtroom while the judge was speaking to him. John Kulbeth said he arrived...

 
 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...

 
 News    July 1, 2020 

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...

 
 News    July 1, 2020 

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...

 

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