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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

Local high-schooler already owns world record, titles

Relatively massive horsepower, lightweight vehicles, four G's for 300 feet and zero to 60 in less than a second is what it's all about for Sweet Home High School senior Jonny Maas. Performing under...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

Drivers and cops remind drivers that red lights on buses mean 'stop'

Leslie Jones and Dick Hamlin wore T-shirts last week to deliver a message to drivers in the Sweet Home area: when a bus' red lights are flashing, that means stop. They and their colleagues in the Bus...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

SH gets nearly quarter million in park upgrade dollars

The City of Sweet Home has received $242,000 in grant funds from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to help pay for the Lower Sankey Park Phase II project. City officials held a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

Sweet Home rider, injured in motocross crash, moves to rehab hospital

A Sweet Home motocross rider, who was injured in a crash three weeks ago, has moved to a hospital in Colorado, where he is hoping to regain use of his legs. Nick Rietz broke his back, partially...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

New detective brings lifetime of local experience to position

In an attempt to solve more crimes and decrease the burden on its patrol officers, Sweet Home Police Department has filled its second detective position with an officer who grew up in the community....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019

Local artist's painting gets public's top pick at City Hall

Elda Miller won the People's Choice Award with her painting of a 1934 Roadster at the Grand Opening, Grand Art local art exhibit at City Hall. The exhibit coincided with the grand opening of the new...

 

Fire season officially ends Oct. 1, about 3 weeks early

The 2019 fire season officially ended Oct. 1 on all lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The 923 wildfires on ODF-protected lands this year is about average. However, thanks to...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 2, 2019

Taking a cue from local history, radiator firm spreads, gets love with $2 bills

More than 40 years ago, local mill owner Amos Horner made a point of doing business using the rare $2 bill. That story inspired Radiator Supply House, over the past couple of years to create a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 2, 2019

Linn Shuttle gets new bus, adds routes

Linn Shuttle put a new bus into service last week, bringing its total number of propane-fueled buses to five, and signaling an accompanying increase in the shuttle routes between Sweet Home and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 2, 2019

Farmers market: Vagrants' activities killing business

Mayor Greg Mahler told city staff and the City Council last week that the city needs to take some kind of action to solve problems related to the homeless and others who have been hanging around the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 2, 2019

Old City Hall to be anchor for Haunted House Ghost Tour

Ghosts from the past will appear in Sweet Home this month. Drawn from Sweet Home history, various personalities will come to life in a Haunted House Ghost Tour that will focus on the old City Hall. The historical ghosts will be joined by other scary...

 

Goat-killing cougar dispatched in 43rd Ave. family's back yard

Craig Hayes says a neighbor warned him when his family adopted a small herd of goats. "He came down and said he saw a cougar," Hayes said. "He said it's hard to have goats up here." That was Sunday...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 25, 2019

New program offers reading help

A new program geared toward native English speakers who need help learning to read and write will be available at the Sweet Home Library by November. Linn-Benton Community College, Linn County...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 25, 2019

Local man has yet to visit castle, so he builds them

Leo Fernandez says he didn't have many toys to play with when he was a child, so he used his imagination to stay entertained. "What I played with was a sardine tin can. I used it for a car and I made...

 

Sunnyside meeting focuses on plans for pine grove in park

By Larry Mauter For The New Era Sunnyside Park lived up to its name Saturday Sept. 14 for the annual Linn County Small Woodlands Association picnic. Temperatures were in the mid-70s on a day sandwiche...

 

Local man seeks Good Samaritans who aided him after ATV accident

A Marks Ridge man says he is grateful to people who stopped to help him after he sustained minor injuries in an ATV crash near his home. The problem is he hasn't been able to find them. Dale Burnett,...

 

Harvest Festival, on Oct. 5, to be bigger, better than ever

The 13th Annual Harvest Festival, on Oct. 5, will feature more hours, more activities and free rides to the event. "We are excited to continue this great tradition of hosting a fun event by our...

 

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