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 By Sarah Brown    News    April 17, 2019 

Cadaver shortage spurs LBCC to buy virtual version

When faculty members told Kristina Holton, dean of Linn-Benton Community College's Science, Engineering and Math division, they needed a $70,000 computerized table to help students learn the human...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 17, 2019 

Police say they plan to focus on downtown traffic issues

Sweet Home Police Department will spend time in the upcoming months addressing traffic issues in the downtown area, and next year’s budget will include funding for four new automated speed monitoring devices and reader boards. City staff and...

 
 News    April 17, 2019 

Dodgeball tournament turns out to be real hit

Kris Latimer, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam, wasn't really sure what she was getting into when she decided to hold a dodgeball tournament as a fundraiser for t...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 17, 2019 

Grant ensures continued visits to PCC by mobile ultrasound van

A grant from the Sweet Home Community Foundation will help ensure that a mobile medical van continues to visit Sweet Home to provide ultrasounds and tests for sexually transmitted diseases and to...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 10, 2019

Steady rains edge SH toward flood conditions

Other than a brief break March 3, the rain fell last week at about a half inch per day, and then it really came down over the weekend, closing roads around Linn County, raising the lakes to their...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 10, 2019

County completes most of dam road improvements

Linn County has completed substantial portions of its Foster Dam Access Road project, paving the gravel parking lot at the western shore of the lake, expanding the intersection with Poplar Street and widening a portion of the road between Poplar and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

Donors come through for Sankey upgrades

The city Park and Tree Commission has reached its fund-raising goal of $132,000 to match a $243,000 grant the city will use to make substantial improvements to lower Sankey Park in the coming year. As of Monday, the city had raised $133,191 toward th...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

Basset hound, icon at local barber shop, remembered

Some businesses have regulars who customers may sometimes find remarkable and memorable. Think Norm of "Cheers." Quark's Lounge had Morn, along with a sly Ferengi proprietor. At Sweet Home Barber...

 

Local talent on display Saturday

Local artists will strut their stuff Saturday night as the Sweet Home Oregon Coalition for Artistic and Scholastic Enrichment will hold its SHARC Showdown V at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at Sweet Home High School’s newly upgraded auditorium. The...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

City Council formulates goals during three-day focus session

The Sweet Home City Council will likely continue into the next year with a slightly altered version of its current goals. Councilors met in a three-day retreat at the Police Department, which was...

 

Mealey pine forest project may take shape at Sunnyside Park

By Larry Mauter For The New Era Linn County and a local woodlands group may team up to build a demonstration forest at Sunnyside Park near Sweet Home. The Linn County Parks Commission approved a motion March 14 directing parks Director Brian Carroll...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 27, 2019

City explores ideas for Main Street crossing at 22nd Avenue

The City of Sweet Home is looking at options to provide a safer pedestrian crossing at the intersection of 22nd and Main streets, the site of a serious crash involving a pedestrian March 15. Following that crash, the driver committed suicide. The vic...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 27, 2019

Community Foundation awards nearly $13,000 in grants

The Sweet Home Community Foundation last week awarded $12,787 in grants to seven charities and programs benefiting the Sweet Home community. The foundation awards grants to local projects and...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 27, 2019

VFW Auxiliary head's goal is to help vets, community

When people think about the VFW building on Highway 20, they figure it's "just some bar" where veterans and members get drunk, says Cathy Lindsay. She's tired of people thinking that and she's...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 20, 2019

Top awards go to Ego, Thorpe

Donna Ego was recognized as Distinguished Citizen and Steve Thorpe was named Citizen (formerly the First Citizen award) Saturday night at the Chamber of Commerce's awards banquet held at the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 20, 2019

SHEDG expects big Jamboree, preparing new grounds

Sweet Home could see a significant crowd at this year's Oregon Jamboree, Festival Director Robert Shamek told members of the Sweet Home Economic Development Group at its annual meeting Thursday,...

 

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