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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 17, 2018 

Cougar sightings, calf killing raise hackles

Sweet Home police posted warnings Friday, Oct. 12, regarding cougar sightings north of Main Street between 9th and 18th avenues. "We've had several sightings on the north side of Main Street between t...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 17, 2018 

SHEDG: Cost-efficient Jamboree in black

Reduced talent budgets and cuts in other expenses are turning things around for the Oregon Jamboree, festival Director Robert Shamek told Sweet Home Economic Development Group board members last...

 

Hillsboro fourth-grader chosen to light tree at nation's Capitol

Details are coming together for Sweet Home's celebration of the cutting and send-off for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which will be held Friday, Nov. 9. Every year a different national forest in...

 

Fire destroys Airport Road home early Saturday

Fire destroyed the home at 4302 Airport Road Saturday morning. Sweet Home firefighters responded at 6:32 a.m. The property owner is listed as Duane Putney, Whitefield said, and about five persons...

 

County getting set to begin improvements on Foster Dam Road

Linn County is moving forward with a grant-funded plan to improve Foster Dam Access Road, the road that runs up the south end of the dam from Wiley Park, which includes paving the parking lot at the...

 

New online video service Lynda.com expands Sweet Home Library's offerings

Got questions? For answers, try Lynda at the library. The Sweet Home Public Library recently began providing access to thousands of courses in different areas, provided by the online information servi...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 3, 2018

Tests show variety of pollutants on mill land

Health and environmental agencies have completed a four-year process of testing and investigation at the site of the former Willamette Industries Sweet Home Mill. Next, they will begin looking at...

 

Harvest Festival at Sankey Saturday

Saturday is free pumpkin day at Sankey Park as the city hosts its annual Harvest Festival. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children are invited to decorate pumpkins, and they'll have lots of...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 3, 2018

Interest in city water, concerns about arsenic, vary widely

One property owner has said he has no interest in connecting to city water while another plans to move forward with a local improvement district to connect to city water in the area of 18th, Willow, Yucca, 19th and 20th streets, where high levels of...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 3, 2018

Chamber leaders say they're working on communication, services, events

Chamber of Commerce officials are continuing to rebuild the organization, with emphasis on re-establishing a solid membership base and effective communication with that base. That was the main thrust...

 

Two businesses initial city CEIP grant recipients

The City of Sweet Home is funding two projects through its Commercial Exterior Improvement Program. The CEIP review committee approved $10,000 for Thomas Baham, who is upgrading the Rio Theater, 1439...

 

Tree skirts on display Wednesday at SHHS

Tree skirts made by crafters from the local area, as well as from elsewhere in Oregon for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, will be on display for public viewing from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Sweet Home High School cafeteria,...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 26, 2018

After eight decades, Coulter family still close – and competitive

Donna Shortreed pulls out a spiral-bound cookbook from her kitchen. "Would you like to see what we looked like when Mama and Pop were alive?" she asks. On the cover is a black and white photo of her...

 

K9 Jamboree turns out to be a lot of fun – especially for dogs

Dogs had their day Saturday, Sept. 22, at the inaugural Cascade K9 Jamboree, which focused on participants' incredible senses of smell and voracious appetites in a wide variety of activities. The...

 

Livestock producers may get aid

Livestock producers in Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Lane counties have been approved for drought forage assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to the lack of rainfall and high temperatures this summer. “This is a great opportunity for...

 

Best ribs in town: Bohemian holds BBQ for hunter safety

The Bohemian Club raised $616 from its third annual cookoff for the Sportsman's Holiday fireworks display Saturday, Sept. 15....

 

Dog day to provide 'fun' for canines, owners

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The public is invited Saturday morning to the Cascade K9 Jamboree, an event planned for dog aficionados of all varieties. The K9 Jamboree will be held from 9 a.m. to...

 

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