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City throws weight behind $500,000 housing rehab grant

Following a public hearing, the Sweet Home City Council on Nov. 27 approved a resolution to move forward with a request for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to pay for home rehabilitation. Sweet Home is a part of a countywide partnership...

 

Councilors agree to team up with other cities to support housing block grant application

The Sweet Home City Council agreed last week to sponsor an application for a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant to help pay for housing rehabilitation projects in Linn County. Liza Newcomb, housing rehabilitation manager with Willamette...

 

3 councilors re-elected, Nash gets fourth seat

Four Sweet Home City Council members were elected Tuesday, Nov. 6, and local voters gave a big thumbs up to funding the community swimming pool for another five years. In the race for four open Sweet...

 

Commissioners approve revised plan to create 3 lots on Mountain View

The Sweet Home Planning Commission last week approved a request to partition 980 Mountain View Road into three lots. In October, the commission continued the hearing to its regular meeting on Nov. 5 to allow the property owner, Mark C. Rose of...

 

Susan Coleman leads winners in City Council election; Rachel Kittson-Maqatish elected judge

Four Sweet Home City Council members were elected Tuesday, Nov. 6, and local voters gave a big thumbs up to funding the community swimming pool for another five years. Statewide, Gov. Kate Brown held off challenger Knute Beuhler with 49.57 percent...

 

Councilors OK $910,000 bid for City Hall fix-up

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council last week accepted a bid of $910,000 for the remodeling of a new City Hall. The city purchased the building, 3225 Main St., on a 6½-acre property, as its new City Hall in July 2016 for...

 

Ballot measures address guns, taxation, abortion, more

Local voters will see five statewide measures and two county measures on the ballot when they vote in the Nov. 6 election. While we aren’t offering outright endorsements, we’re providing the following summary of each one, along with what we...

 

Angland offers 'common-sense values,' fresh perspective

Larry Angland believes he can bring a fresh perspective and common sense values to the City Council. Angland, 80, is one of seven candidates seeking four positions on the City Council in the Nov. 6...

 

Briana wants to help city reach its potential, especially parks

Bob Briana wants to help Sweet Home reach its potential. Briana, 69, is one of seven candidates seeking four positions on the City Council in the Nov. 6 general election. Also running are Larry...

 

Coleman wants to keep positive momentum going in city

Susan Coleman believes things are moving forward positively in Sweet Home, and she wants to ensure it continues. Coleman, 46, is one of seven candidates seeking four positions on the City Council in...

 

Gerson says city teamwork encourages her to continue

Sweet Home is moving forward, and Diane Gerson wants to continue to be part of that. Gerson, 82, is one of seven candidates seeking four positions on the City Council in the Nov. 6 general election....

 

Korn wants to serve residents, focus on how money is spent

While he doesn't have a specific agenda, Greg Korn would like to make sure taxpayer money is spent wisely while keeping up with the needs of the community in infrastructure and other areas. Korn, 42,...

 

Mahler says he has 'unfinished business' with City Council

Mayor Greg Mahler wants to see through some unfinished business with the City of Sweet Home. Mahler, 55, is one of seven candidates seeking four positions on the City Council in the Nov. 6 general...

 

Nash wants to see SH return to bustling local community

Cortney Nash says he remembers Sweet Home as a bustling place when he was younger, and he would like to see it that way again – without "undesirable elements" wandering the streets in the middle of...

 

Sweet Home School District voters asked to approve new pool levy

Voters will decide whether to continue a local option levy used to pay for swimming pool operations at Sweet Home High School in the Nov. 6 general election. Ballots were mailed to Sweet Home voters Friday. They are due by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6 at...

 

Planners OK permit for new City Hall

The Sweet Home Planning Commission Monday approved a conditional use permit for the new City Hall. During its regular meeting, the Planning Commission also recommended to the City Council the approval of a zone change, from low-density residential...

 

County Commission: Republican and incumbent John Lindsey says things good in county

Through hard times, Linn County and its Board of Commissioners have performed, says Commissioner John Lindsey, who is running for what would be his sixth four-year term in office. They've done more... Full story

 

County Commission: Challenger Stephanie Newton says commission needs new blood

If elected to the County Commission, Stephanie Newton says she wants "to bring a fresh perspective" and will pursue businesses to create family wage jobs while expanding access to healthcare and affor... Full story

 

County Commission: Independent candidate Gary Sullivan wants to cut taxes for residents

Gary Sullivan would like to charge much lower property taxes on residential properties. "It's not so much for me," Sullivan said. "I seem to get by." It's about the little old lady scraping by who has... Full story

 

Councilors mixed in reactions to business license proposal

The Sweet Home City Council last week, by consensus, directed city staff to begin looking into options for creating a business license at the request of the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce. Bob Briana, Susan Coleman and Diane Gerson said during the...

 

House District 17: Incumbent Sprenger says she's made progress, but has more to do in Legislature

Sherrie Sprenger says she still has more work to do. Sprenger, 53, is the Republican incumbent for state House District 17, which includes the Lebanon, Stayton and Sweet Home areas, a position she has held for 10 years. She faces a Democrat... Full story

 

House District 17: Windsor-White would bring understanding of rural issues to Salem

Renee Windsor-White says that she can speak to the issues facing the people of House District 17 because she’s faced those issues before. Windsor-White, 66, is running as a Democrat for state House District 17, which includes the Lebanon, Stayton... Full story

 

As election nears, commissioner finds himself embroiled in ongoing dispute

Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey, who is running for re-election, has found himself in an ongoing skirmish over the past several months with a relative of a former neighbor. Albany resident...

 

Commissioners weighing future of SH Justice Court

The Linn County Board of Commissioners is considering whether to close the Sweet Home Justice Court, due to its low level of activity. The board discussed the issue during its regular meeting on Oct....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 3, 2018

Judge candidates discuss qualifications, concerns at forum

A judicial shortage in Linn County Circuit Court and the need to help unrepresented litigants were two big topics as candidates for two open judgeships made their cases last week to voters at a forum... Full story

 

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