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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020 

Coronavirus shuts down SH businesses

Business is good for some and really bad for others in Sweet Home as local merchants and service providers deal with social distancing guidelines and requirements handed down by state officials in an...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020 

Legion leader does time after virus exposure

So far, Dale Jenkins hasn't shown any symptoms of COVID-19, but he's spent the last two weeks on the sidelines after a visit the Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon. Jenkins, commander of the local Ameri...

 
 News    March 25, 2020 

Rotarians collecting masks

Samaritan Health is asking people to donate face masks in anticipation of an expected shortage in the very near future.  Larry Horton of the Sweet Home Rotary Club said his organization will collect masks made by local residents on weekdays at the...

 

Coronavirus impacts Sweet Home

The effects of the coronavirus hit Sweet Home hard going into last weekend as schools and agencies shut down in-person services to the public and residents scrambled to stock up on supplies. Events...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 18, 2020

Author puts pursuit of visual art aside to write novels

Jenna Underwood is busy studying visual arts, but she has a surprising passion for the theater of the mind – writing fiction, drawing pictures with just words. Underwood, 21, a 2017 graduate of...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 11, 2020

Community support helps owner retrieve missing shepherds

For someone who teaches Tai Chi and Qigong, Jim Adamik was surprised to find his patience running thin last week, in the days after his two dogs went missing. "I'm usually a calm, peaceful, get-along-...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 11, 2020

State decision prompts girls' exit from SH forestry

High school girls are either leaving the competitive forestry team or hanging in there a little longer to see whether the Oregon Department of Education will reverse its decision to combine boys and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 11, 2020

Jamboree named Music Festival of the Year by industry peers

The Oregon Jamboree won the 2019 Music Festival of the Year award from the Oregon Festivals and Events Association. Jamboree staff members received the trophy at the annual Ovation! Awards and conference presented the weekend of Feb. 29 in Bend....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 11, 2020

Two COVID-19 coronavirus cases reported at Lebanon's Oregon Veterans Home

Two presumptive cases of COVID-19 have been detected at the Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon, the Oregon Health Authority announced Wednesday evening, March 11. The new cases involve two male veterans over the age of 80, according to the OHA. The... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

Officials concoct 'plans' for virus

Local emergency responders have taken some steps to help prevent the potential spread of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, which made its first confirmed appearance in Oregon over the weekend. “We’re monitoring the situation,” said Police Chief...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

City staff: Water rate hike needed

The city council intends to use the proceeds from the sale of the former Public Works headquarters and Water Treatment Plant on 9th Avenue to help pay for needed capital projects at the Water Treatment Plant and offset some potential rate increases...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 4, 2020

Leap Year baby, now 16, celebrates birthday No. 4

Javi Cuevas celebrated his fourth true birthday Saturday, Feb. 29. That's because Cuevas, now truly, 16, was born on Feb. 29, Leap Day, in 2004, in Prineville. His mother, Lisa Cuevas, said it didn't...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

Rookie quiltmaker's work popular favorite in City Hall exhibit

Beth Suhr came to the craft of quiltmaking very late, but her work has been an almost instant hit. Based on votes by visitors to the Fiber Arts Show in the lobby of City Hall, Suhr's quilt "Window to...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

Nine girls named to 2020 Sportsman's Holiday Court

The Sportsman's Holiday Court Committee has selected all nine girls who applied to serve on this year's court. Court members made their first public appearance at the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce's...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

Mudders test their metal on soupy Northern Farms courses

Tucker Downs of Sweet Home didn't hesitate driving his rig straight into a big pool of water Saturday morning at the Northern Farms Mudfest, west of Holley off Highway 228. He had a pretty good idea...

 
 By The New Era    News    February 26, 2020

Jamboree announces final headliner: Dustin Lynch

Dustin Lynch has been announced as the third and final headliner for this year's Oregon Jamboree, to be held July 31-Aug. 2. Also added to the lineup is sister duo Walker County. They join a lineup...

 

Rainfall exceeds last year, but not significantly more than normal

Up until last week, to state the obvious, this year has been wet. To date, more than twice as much rain has fallen compared to the same time last year – Jan. 1 through the mid-point in February, but the actual rainfall has been closer to the...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    February 26, 2020

From SHHS track to Venice Beach and beyond, life's been challenge for Pam Walker

Pam Walker would tell you she started her athletic career when she was in the third grade, while she attended Holley Elementary. "I was out there runnin' around on the playground and was discovered...

 

Astronaut gives Charter School students up-close glimpse of space

The moon is roughly 25 feet from the earth – that is when the earth is the size of a basketball and the moon is the size of a baseball. That's what a group of students at Sweet Home Charter School...

 

One-time local YouTube poster 'FedSmoker' dies

A former Sweet Home resident who went by the YouTube handle "FedSmoker" has died, Arizona state police reported last week. The Havasu (Ariz.) News-Herald reported that "a body found Feb. 9 on State...

 

Library consultants recommend building new facility

Representatives of FFA Architecture, a library design firm, told the Sweet Home City Council last month that the best way to address current needs at the Public Library is to build a new one on the...

 

Workshop helps landowners plan strategy

Area landowners with property in the Santiam River watershed wrapped up a four-week workshop earlier this month that covered an array of opportunities for projects on their lands. Led by the South...

 

Police chief: Decline in crime probably due to number of factors

Driving a 19.5-percent decline in the number of crimes reported in Sweet Home last year is a dramatic fall in reported thefts, according to new details released last week as part of the Police...

 

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