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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018 

Finding that perfect fir

The hunt for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree hit the final stretch last week with the arrival of the U.S. Government official who will make the final selection. Willamette National Forest staff have...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018 

Hot temps send fire danger to extreme

The fire danger level in east Linn County went to extreme Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, around Sweet Home. Danger levels briefly hit extreme two weeks ago before dropping back to high. Fire officials were looking forward to cooler temperatures over the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018 

Brand new vans first-ever for Sunshine Industries

For the first time in its history, Sunshine Industries has been able to purchase brand new vans. That's largely thanks to the ongoing support of the community, Executive Director Brittany Donnell...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018 

Health Fair to offer resources, info mixed with fun

The Third Annual Sweet Home Health Fair will provide Sweet Home residents another chance to connect with health-related resources and information Saturday as part of an effort to improve health and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018 

Sweet Home church looks to future with new name, pastor and affiliation

With a new pastor and a new name, the former Sweet Home Assembly of God will hold an official launch on Oct. 28 as the Hope Church. The church changed its name last September when its membership voted...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 15, 2018 

Jamboree proposal plays out for Sweet Home bride

Leah Dauley, of Sweet Home, got a surprise marriage proposal two years ago at the Oregon Jamboree, courtesy of her then-boyfriend Michael Jones of Springfield and festival favorite Neal McCoy. Dauley...

 

Local man recovering from burns after crash

A Sweet Home man who was badly burned after his vehicle caught fire following a crash is in serious condition at Emmanuel Legacy Burn Center in Portland, a family friend said Monday. According to a...

 

Dollar Tree store in progress on 24th

A new Dollar Tree store is under construction at the intersection of Main and 24th Avenue. The City of Sweet Home issued permits for site work on July 16. According to building permit documents, the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 8, 2018

Noah boats set for official christening – on Foster Lake

When a fleet of small sailboats embark on Foster Lake from Lewis Creek Park this Sunday afternoon, Aug. 12, Pastor Joe Medley will see a longtime dream come to life. The moment of truth will occur...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 8, 2018

'Successful' Jamboree draws crowds of 12,000-13,000 in 'nice' weather

Oregon Jamboree Festival Director Robert Shamek summed up the weekend as "a successful weekend for the patrons, for sure" Monday after most of the guests had left town and tear-down operations were...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 8, 2018

New logos warn bicyclists to stay off sidewalks

The city has painted sidewalks at downtown corners with a warning to bike riders to walk bicycles when using the sidewalks. The city has banned riding bicycles on sidewalks downtown for years, and a...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 8, 2018

Mission trips lead to full-time commitment for Uganda-bound local family

The first time Bill Houtz laid eyes on the sun rising over the city of Lugazi in Uganda, he was hooked. "It is beautiful over there," he said. "I fell in love with it that very minute I got there."...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 8, 2018

New planning associate moves from Youth Watershed Council

South Santiam Youth Watershed Council Coordinator Angela Clegg is serving as the city's associate planner in the Community and Economic Development Department. Clegg moved into the full-time position...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2018

Was this us?

Since nobody really knew what to expect, members of the Sweet Home High School Class of 1973 were relieved as they opened Saturday, July 28, a time capsule purportedly buried by themselves. Problem...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2018

Jamboree: Eyes on the thermometer are optimistic this year

Oregon Jamboree Festival Director Robert Shamek sums up his excitement for the 2018 Jamboree in two words: "Good weather." If forecasters have it right, the Jamboree country music festival may see the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2018

Pool supervisor lands in dream job after nearly opting for next best thing

A. Jay Bronson earned a degree and went to work as a teacher so he could be a swim coach. After years of teaching, Bronson, 30, landed a job in Sweet Home where he could spend all of his time at work...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 1, 2018

Stretching – and humor – help seniors stay loose in exercise class

What started out as a small group of half a dozen members in the exercise program at the Sweet Home Senior Center two decades ago has flourished into a healthy thrice-weekly gathering of almost 30...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    July 25, 2018

Local heart transplant recipient gets to meet donor's mom

It took nearly a lifetime for Vicky Johnson to decide she was ready for a heart transplant, but only a few short minutes to find out she was about to get one. The Sweet Home resident was given the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 25, 2018

Warm, dry weather pushes fire danger to extreme as restrictions tighten

Fire danger increased to extreme Monday, July 23, and the Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit increased the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to III, placing the highest restrictions on...

 

Cellphone outage due to broken fiber cable

Verizon cell phone users, along with carriers who use the company’s towers, lost service for nine hours Monday, July 23, after a CenturyLink fiber optic line serving the Sweet Home area was cut. “A connectivity issue is causing a service interrup...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 25, 2018

Community Center roof repairs planned to begin in few weeks

Repairs to the flat areas of the roof at the Jim Riggs Community Center will begin in the middle of August. The project will cost about $24,000. The Jim Riggs Community Center houses the Sweet Home...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 25, 2018

Theater facelift winding down to credits; interior work next

The Rio Theater's new exterior improvements on the building being developed into a second theater are nearly done, owner Thomas Baham said as he and his son T.J. ran cables Friday for a new sound syst...

 

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