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Christmas schedule full in SH

The holiday season kicked off in Sweet Home Saturday evening, Dec. 1, with the lighting of the community Christmas Tree tree lighting at City Hall. Based on the volume of free hot chocolate provided...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    December 4, 2019 

Dierks Bentley named Jamboree's 2nd headliner for 2020

The Oregon Jamboree last week announced Dierks Bentley as its second headliner Sunday for the 2020 festival. The Jamboree also announced, on Thanksgiving day, the return of the Nitty Gritty Dirt...

 

SHFAD leader in local OT

The highest levels of overtime wages among Sweet Home-area public employees last year went to a Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District employee, who made $21,500 on top of an $81,600 administrative salary, according to an analysis by The New Era....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 27, 2019

World War II an unforgettable experience for local veteran, 95

Edward "Ted" Stilson has one of those stories that perhaps only a few others in the world's history can claim as their own. While fighting in World War II, a small Bible in the left breast pocket of...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 27, 2019

Operation Happy Hearts aims to help families of deployed parents in service

The holiday season is a time for inspiration, and inspiration can come in many forms. For Trisha Van Eck, it was the Hallmark movie "Operation Christmas," a story about a single mother who did...

 

Jacobs weighing city's demands for water, sewer plants' futures

A Jacobs Engineering representative called Sweet Home's demands "a little extensive" but thanked the city for an opportunity to respond to the city's offer to allow Jacobs to continue operating the...

 

Commissioners to consider 2 requests to build towers

The Sweet Home Planning Commission next week will consider requests to construct two new communications towers, one to provide wireless communication with the Falls Creek Dam and the other for...

 

Sports car lover's latest project is Porche 912 he found in barn

When Eric Mauer had the change to snag a 1969 Porsche 912 barn find in good condition, he jumped at it. The 912, nearly the same car as the more well-known 911, was meant to be a more affordable...

 

Median trees to be removed

Public Works crews are planning to remove five trees in the Main Street median strip within the next month. The trees are leaning or outgrowing the median planters, according to city communications specialist Lagea Mull. The Park and Tree Committee...

 

Local organizations recognized for contributions to Oregon Veterans' Home

The Oregon Jamboree, the Oregon Elks and Quilts of Valor were honored by the Oregon Veterans' Home Sept. 20 during the five-year anniversary of the opening of the home in Lebanon. Oregon Jamboree...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 13, 2019

Runner's 100-mile trek takes him through Sweet Home

What does a long-distance runner squirrel away in his pack before setting off on a two-day run? For Trevor Spangle, it's Oreos, Top Ramen, Chef Boyardee ravioli, gels and chews. "Lots of sugar, lots...

 

Thanksgiving: What it can do for you and what you can do for it

Here we are, only a few weeks away from one of the largest and the solely American holiday —Thanksgiving! Needless to say, it is a food-heavy day (or week!), during which thoughts of nutrition often go out the window. I love asking people what thei...

 

Marijuana tax revenues surpass city projections

Marijuana tax receipts for the first quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year have already exceeded the city’s budgeted amounts. The city budgeted about what it received in the prior year, about $27,400, said city Finance Director Brandon Neish....

 

Exclusion zone nearing nuts and bolts stage

The City Council may begin the process of passing the proposed exclusion zone ordinance at its next regular meeting on Nov. 12. Council members continued an ongoing discussion about the proposal during their regular meeting on Oct. 22 and then...

 

Exclusion talk attracts attention, feedback from homeless advocates

When she heard about Sweet Home's proposed exclusion ordinance, Diane D. Nilan decided to stop in Sweet Home to talk to local homeless advocates, a street outreach team, and take a look at the local...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    November 6, 2019

WWII service launched vet into active life

Keith James sits in his living room in a rented apartment in Sweet Home, telling about his life. Nearby, a display case is full of medals and framed documents – a letter of thanks from President...

 

SHOCASE inviting entries for fiber arts exhibition

The SHOCASE Public Arts Committee is inviting entries for its next art exhibit, to be held in City Hall. The show will be titled “Gallery of Fiber Arts.” It will replace the current exhibit of two-dimensional art, on display through...

 

Council likely to decide on utility management next month

The Sweet Home City Council will likely decide next month whether to continue contracting with Jacobs Engineering for management of the city’s water and wastewater treatment plants. City staff and Murraysmith, an engineering firm, conducted an...

 

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