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 By Scott Swanson    News    June 29, 2022 

Sweet rides, all in a row

A line of 1960s classics draws visitors at this year's Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show, held Saturday, June 25, on the field below Sweet Home Junior High. Although the number of cars on display at the...

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

Change near for The New Era's production

Changes are coming for The New Era, starting with next week’s edition. The company that has produced The New Era for many years has recently announced it will no longer print newspapers, which has caused a scramble for local weekly newspapers that...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 29, 2022 

Farmers Market back in full force

After a period of reduced presence due to COVID-19, Sweet Home's Farmers Market is back on Tuesday afternoons in the square between the old City Hall and the library, between 12th and 13th avenues... Full story

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 29, 2022 

Icebox Cookoff ready to launch barbecue weekend

Barbecuing may be a Fourth of July tradition, but this Independence Day weekend, the 2022 Sweet Home Icebox Cookoff is taking it to a whole new level. This year's three-day event, which is free for...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 29, 2022 

Artist finds his voice through his work

Ammon Knight knows how it feels to be intelligent and yet not have a language to communicate from within. It wasn't until he started painting that he was able to find his language, and now he wants...

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

County looks to vote on production of psilocybin mushrooms

Linn County residents will have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to allow the production of psilocybin mushrooms outside of incorporated cities on the November ballot, Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed...

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

Pacific Power prepared for summer

As temperatures approach triple digits across parts of the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Power prepares for higher demands on the grid from both record temperatures and increased customer need. “We’ve taken steps for grid hardening, in particular...

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

Blood drives scheduled in mid-valley

As summer begins and people gather for holiday celebrations, the American Red Cross reminds communities that patients are counting on blood and platelet donors, especially around the Fourth of July....

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

Commissioners approve 2022-23 county budget

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker adopted the county’s budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year during a brief meeting Thursday morning, June 23. The budget had previously been approved by the Budget Committee...

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

Public Safety (June 29, 2022)

June 20 1:10 a.m. - Kayla Sherwood, 28, of Corvallis, was cited and released on warrants, 44900 block of Quartzville Road. Report taken. 2:08 a.m. - Steven Ballweber, 33, of Sweet Home, was cited and released on warrants., 43300 block of North River...

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

LEGO artists invited to submit for fair

LEGO fans of all ages are encouraged to enter their creations in the Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Department at the Linn County Fair. Register entries online at linncountyfair.com/exhibitors, then bring them to an open class intake between noon and 5 p.m....

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

Lebanon man dies in motorcycle crash

A Lebanon man died Saturday evening, June 25, in a motorcycle crash near milepost 55 on Highway 20, about 25 miles east of Sweet Home. The accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. According to the Oregon State Police, 57-year-old Mark Nelson was...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 29, 2022 

Horton finds retirement on menu after 18 years serving SHSD

After 18 years serving as the Sweet Home School District's nutrition services director, Milli Horton has retired from that role, which she started in the summer of 2004. Her last official day was June...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    June 29, 2022 

Teacher's autograph albums full of notes from 'dear friends'

Among the more unexpected finds at the East Linn Museum are two small autograph albums and a photocopy of a third. Some of us might remember having such collections as young ladies in grade school....

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    June 29, 2022 

Veterinary school 'waste of time' proves valuable in SH

Neurology, the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system, in early-1970s veterinary medicine always seemed like a waste of time to me. In school, we seemed to spend untold hours learning...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 29, 2022 

SHFAD board approves $446,769 budget increase for 2022-23

At its Tuesday, June 21, meeting, the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's board unanimously adopted the district's 2022-23 fiscal year budget. The adopted budget includes General Fund...

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

Sweet Home Senior Center News and Activities (June 29, 2022)

Monthly News -- Linn Shuttle will provide rides to the fireworks viewing area off Clark Mill Road during Sportsman’s Holiday on Saturday, July 9. Pickups will start qt 7:15 p.m. at the Senior Center, with another stop at the new City Hall. Buses...

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

Santiam Horse Camp to reopen

Santiam Horse Camp in the Santiam State Forest, south of Gates and north of Green Peter Lake, reopens to campers beginning Friday, July 1. Reservations will be accepted after that date by visit reserveamerica.com and searching for “Santiam Horse...

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

Otter pup makes its debut at Bend museum

A new North American river otter, estimated to be approximately 8 weeks old, is now in the care of the High Desert Museum in Bend. Although he’s not presently in public view with the other two...

 

Sweet Home Safety Fair

The annual Jim Bean Safety Fair returned in full force to Sweet Home Saturday, June 18, featuring lots of exhibits, bike and other giveaways, and a cone course that youngsters rode through to...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 22, 2022

Downtown landowners talk vacancies

Several local business owners came to the table Monday, June 20, to discuss with city councilors what can be done about vacant buildings downtown, among other things. Peter Miner, who is considering...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 22, 2022

Planning Commission OKs subdivision

The Sweet Home Planning Commission at its June 16 meeting voted 6-0 to allow the Albany-based Cordle Construction LLC to subdivide a 193,625-square-foot property west of 45th Avenue into 18 lots. Commissioners Jeffrey Parker, David Lowman, Jamie Melc...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 22, 2022

Council discusses Tune It Up Tuesdays

The Sweet Home City Council on June 14 discussed a change of location for the Oregon Jamboree's Tune It Up Tuesdays, after Steelhead Strength and Fitness manager David Bauer requested that it not...

 

Linn County assumes control over Cascadia Park

Linn County has managed and maintained Cascadia State Park for three years and on Tuesday morning, June 14, the Board of Commissioners agreed to take over permanent ownership of the historical spot...

 

Sweet Home Junior High School eighth-graders move on

Sweet Home Junior High promoted 171 eighth-graders in a ceremony held Wednesday, June 15, at Husky Field. See more photos in our online gallery....

 

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