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 News    March 3, 2021 

Community mourns loss of leader Tim McQueary

By Alex Paul Reprinted courtesy of Mid-Valley Media Jo Ann Hull was a freshman at Sweet Home High School when Tim McQueary was a senior in 1962. She "knew about him" since he was involved in student...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 3, 2021 

Local leaders discuss options for homeless

The Sweet Home Community Health Committee batted around different ideas for dealing with the issue of homelessness at their monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 22. Discussions centered around the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 3, 2021 

Chamber announces new executive director, lays out goals in online forum

Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce board members met with the public virtually on Thursday, Feb. 26, to provide an update on chamber leadership and its goals. The event, which was streamed live from the...

 
 News    March 3, 2021 

Linn County drops into 'Moderate' risk as reported COVID case numbers decline

Linn County moved into the “Moderate” risk level for COVID Friday, Feb 26. The change came after the county’s incidences of new reported COVID cases have dropped precipitously during the most...

 

Northern Mud Fest on hold for now

As is the case with other regular local events, the annual Northern Farms Mud Fest's 2021 festival is in jeopardy. Due to COVID-induced mass gathering restrictions, the annual event, which typically...

 

Parks get priority in council review of improvement plans

As Sweet Home’s City Council members discussed the budget for this year’s capital improvement plan during a Feb. 16 special work session at City Hall, Councilor Diane Gerson urged her colleagues to take a more proactive stance than past councils...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    February 24, 2021

Life's busy for new Senior Center director, despite COVID shutdown

If Dawn Mitchell, co-director at the Sweet Home Senior Center, could take time away from her busy schedule to participate in one of the center's activities, she would try the glass fusing workshop....

 

Time capsules of various sorts offer windows to the past

Recently, one of East Linn Museum’s invaluable volunteers, Nadine Jackson, came across two associated artifacts as she straightened up the museum’s attic and moved on downstairs to put order into...

 

SHFAD firefighters battle pair of blazes over two-day period

Sweet Home firefighters responded last week to two fires in the area. The first, near the corner of 38th Avenue and Long Street, broke out Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, in a detached garage on a lot...

 

Finding the needle in the briar patch impossible – or not

The rain was heavy and it was hard to see in the darkness. I was glad that I had put my rain pants and boots on when I left the house. I pulled on my raincoat as I stepped out of the truck. I was wet...

 

COVID numbers continue to fall in county

As the next wave of local students heads back to brick-and-mortar classrooms this week, Linn County's COVID numbers continue to drop. During the week of Feb. 7 - Feb. 13 saw 88 new COVID cases...

 

New pastor plans to help Freedom Hill 'replant' as church

Helping churches rebuild is not a new experience for Jeff Dankenbring. And that's what he's in Sweet Home to do: Help "replant" Freedom Hill Church, which has seen a decline in attendance and...

 

New dog handler Brian Prather says Gemma is natural fit

Gemma, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, has been a drug-sniffing dog for the Sweet Home Police Department for nearly 3 years. But as of Feb. 1, Gemma has a new handler, along with a new home. Officer...

 

Interested in preserving pollinators? Be a Master Melittologist

By Kym Pokorny Oregon State University Writer Oregon is the first state in the nation to form a Master Melittologists program of trained community scientists dedicated to preserving and cataloguing be...

 

Linn County's jobless numbers mirror those of rest of state

The state of Oregon lost a total of 25,500 jobs in December, largely in the leisure and hospitality sector. Other sectors with job losses included private education, government, wholesale trade,...

 

Fast, fun times in 7th Sweetheart Run in SH

Scott Gullickson left the field in whatever dust hadn't been dampened by the rain Saturday with a sizzling finish to the seventh annual Sweetheart 5K run, clocking a 17:59. The race started and...

 

Planners seek input on future of Lewis Creek Park

The planning process has begun on a master plan for Lewis Creek Park on Foster Lake, and county officials are looking to get input from local residents who use the facility. The park was built half a...

 

Campers snap up local spots

Thinking about spending a weekend at one of the local campgrounds this summer? Better move fast or you can forget it. Weekends at River Bend, Cascadia State Park and Clear Lake are booked into late September and Sunnyside is full through July and...

 

Sweetheart Run this Saturday

The Seventh Annual Sweetheart Run will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Weddle Bridge in Sankey Park. The chip-timed 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, and 1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run has become an annual event on the second Saturday in February....

 

Update: Linn County's COVID risk level drops

Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday that 12 counties improved in risk level, with 10 including Linn County, improving from Extreme Risk,, for the first time since November, starting Feb.12. Effective Feb. 12 through Feb. 25, 14 counties will be in the...

 

Law enforcement on lookout for suspects in catalytic converter thefts

Catalytic converters are meant to protect people from airborne pollutants. But in 2021, Sweet Home residents might want to protect their catalytic converters. That's because the area is experiencing...

 

Chief: Homeless camp to be closed in March as other options are considered

The last day the homeless encampment at the Church of Nazarene will potentially be open is March 31, Sweet Home Chief of Police Jeff Lynn said last week. "If March is a beautiful month, we could do...

 

Though 'toxic,' with proper preparation lectins can provide great nutrition

I remember it distinctly. Three years ago I received a lot of questions regarding a certain doctor’s book (and his numerous YouTube ads) regarding a certain food “toxic” substance present in...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    February 3, 2021

Chamber game puts focus on businesses

Supporting local businesses has the potential for a payoff thanks to a new campaign by the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce.  Office Manager Melody Jordan Reese said "I wanted to do a shop local...

 

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