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 News    June 7, 2023 

Linn, Marion to propose OSH changes

Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday morning, May 30, that Linn County would join Marion County to request changes regarding how long criminal defendants can be held at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem. Last...

 
 News    June 7, 2023 

Volunteers sought for county advisory panels

Do you have an interest in improving Linn County’s parks? Or increasing health care opportunities for Linn County’s 130,000 residents? Or having a say in how the annual Linn County Fair operates? There’s a committee or commission responsible fo...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 31, 2023

Downtown to get new paint job?

Thanks to local efforts, the Sweet Home downtown district may spring to renewed life in a revivifying paint job. Sweet Home City Manager Young told the Sweet Home City Council Tuesday, May 23, that...

 

Linn County Juvenile Dept. reports results of school closures

Linn County Juvenile Director Torri Lynn told the board of commissioners Tuesday morning, April 23, that the two-year school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic had detrimentally affected local youth. He said that the county’s juvenile...

 

Sweet Home's Hefty leaving legacy at Linn County Parks

By Alex Paul Linn County Communications Officer When John Hefty reports to work each morning at the Linn County Parks operations office in Waterloo, he never knows what's on tap for the day. And...

 

Election 2023: Adams, Keene, Massey lead schools race

Newcomer Mary Massey and incumbents Mike Adams and Dale Keene had leads for seats on the Sweet Home School Board in the May 16 election, according to vote totals as of Tuesday morning, May 23. In the single contested race for the Sweet Home Fire and...

 

County says goodbye to outgoing health officer

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist and Sherrie Sprenger thanked outgoing Health Officer Dr. William Muth by phone Tuesday morning, May 16, for his nearly 14 years of service, Tuesday morning. Commissioner Will Tucker was on vacation. The...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 17, 2023

Council OKs $5,000 city donation for Icebox Cookoff

The Icebox Cookoff drew between 5,000 to 6,000 people to the Radiator Supply House last year, and, according to organizer Will Garrett, its follow-up is expected to attract even greater numbers....

 

Commissioners hear building permit numbers

Linn County Planning & Building Director Steve Wills outlined April’s building-permit numbers at the Tuesday, May 9, county board of commissioners meeting. Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker were present. According to...

 

Early election results in, but final counts long way off

Newcomer Mary Massey and incumbents Mike Adams and Dale Keene had leads for seats on the Sweet Home School Board in the May 16 election, according to vote totals posted Wednesday afternoon, May 17. In the single contested race for the Sweet Home...

 

County approves proposed 2023-24 budget

After four daily meetings last week, the Linn County Budget Committee approved a proposed 2023-24 budget of $229,270,552 Thursday morning, May 4, at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany. Committee members include community volunteers Jennifer...

 

Commissioners OK agreements with SH, other cities, for emergency dispatch

The Linn County Board of Commissioners in a brief session Tuesday morning, May 2, approved intergovernmental agreements to provide emergency dispatching Linn County Sheriff’s Office services to area communities and districts. The following were...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 3, 2023

City Council outlines Sweet Home's future goals

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council prepared for the future Tuesday, April 25, first by adopting a resolution outlining goals for the 2023-24 fiscal year, then by expanding...

 
 News    May 3, 2023

Public and Traffic Safety Committee members sought

Volunteers are sought for Sweet Home’s re-established Public and Traffic Safety Committee. The City Council on March 28 elected to revive the group, which will serve as an advisory board to the council and make recommendations regarding parking...

 
 News    May 3, 2023

Group approves 2023-24 city budget

The Sweet Home Budget Committee on Wednesday, April 26, unanimously approved a proposed $35.4 million city budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year. That number marks a $2.7 million increase over last...

 
 News    May 3, 2023

Help sought to clean Millersburg cemetery

Linn County commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker have been asked to help volunteers clean the historic Miller Cemetery in Millersburg, as well as other old cemeteries in the county. Harrisburg resident Tim Walter told the...

 
 News    May 3, 2023

Election 2023: Sweet Home Fire Board

Charlene Adams, 80 Years in Sweet Home: 75 Education: High school graduate who took continuing education classes at Linn-Benton Community College. Professional Background/Work Experience: Co-owned...

 
 News    May 3, 2023

Election 2023: Editor's Note

The May 16 election is when Oregonians will elect people to oversee local special districts – schools, fires, cemeteries and others that provide services to urban and rural residents. Our Voter’s Guide focuses on the Sweet Home School District...

 
 News    May 3, 2023

Election 2023: LBCC Board of Directors

Kristin Adams, 53 Years in Linn County: 43 Education: Bachelor of science degree from Oregon State University, Health Care Administration. Professional Background/Work Experience: 10 years in public...

 
 News    May 3, 2023

Election 2023: Sweet Home School Board

Mike Adams, 52 Years in Sweet Home: 25 Education: Eagle Point High School, 1989; Bachelor of science, Management Communications, Northwest Christian College, 1994 (concurrently attended the...

 

Youth Wage Grant program a go once again

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker on Tuesday, April 18, unanimously approved the annual Youth Wage Grant program for its 17th year. The county uses economic development funds generated by the Video Lottery to...

 

ODF: Firefighting insurance policy not renewed

After much consideration, Oregon’s State Forester has decided to not renew the Department of Forestry’s firefighting insurance policy with Lloyd’s of London for the 2023-24 policy year, the Oregon Department of Forestry announced last week....

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 19, 2023

City goals: plant upgrade, new library

The Sweet Home City Council identified 16 goals - including funding for an upgraded wastewater treatment plant and a new library - for the 2023-24 fiscal year during its meeting Tuesday, April 11. A...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 19, 2023

Stats issued for homeless center

Last month, Sweet Home's new homeless center east of Bi-Mart was declared a "success," but Family Assistance and Resource Center Program Manager Brock Byers shared actual numbers Thursday, April 13, d...

 

County commissioners: No to habitat conservation plan

Linn County commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday morning, April 11, to express concerns via letter to the Oregon Board of Forestry regarding a proposed habitat conservation plan. According to the...

 

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