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Police chief vows to get help out to local homeless

Police Chief Jeff Lynn told an ad hoc committee on homelessness last week that he wanted move forward with an attempt to bring an adult services team to Sweet Home to begin pushing resources out to...

 

'Christmas Store' gives nearly 150 kids chance at gifts for others

The Evangelical Church fellowship hall was a busy place Saturday, Dec. 15, as young shoppers and their families converged for the 4th annual Kids Free Christmas Store. Founder and director Nancy...

 

Ex-councilman now leading homeless survey effort

Scott McKee of Community Services Consortium is seeking volunteers to help count and gather information about the local homeless population during the last week of January. The U.S. Department of...

 

Sweet Home foresters among county Small Woodlands leaders

A new year brings new officers and committee assignments for the Linn County Small Woodlands Association directors. Lee Peterman of Scio is the group’s new president, taking over for outgoing President Bill Bowling. Tim Otis of Brownsville is the n...

 

Scholarship tree auction organizers expect to clear $30,000

The Trees for Scholarships auction and dinner, held Dec. 8 at Sweet Home High School, grossed $36,634 for the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation, which has created a endowment that funds scholarships for Sw...

 

Work under way to improve Foster Dam Road, parking

Work is wrapping up this week on a portion of nearly $1 million in improvements to Foster Dam Road and the parking lot serving the west end of Foster Lake. The $826,158.80 project is being...

 

Study: Many local residents don't know healthcare options

Sweet Home residents face frequent turnover of medical providers – and that's when they are even aware that services exist. Those were among conclusions reached by COMP-Northwest medical students...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    December 5, 2018

Singing Christmas Tree gets new, but familiar, director

The scaffolding is up for the 37th Annual Sweet Home Singing Christmas Tree production and the boughs are going on for this year's performance, which will feature John Kluttz acting as its new music d...

 

Volunteers respond to call for help to clean up campsites in Quartzville area

What started with a call for volunteers on Facebook resulted in a massive clean-up effort Saturday morning, Dec. 1, by 40-plus people at the Yellowbottom area of Quartzville. David Trystman of Sweet...

 

Washington, D.C. experience an eye-opener for Sweet Home student

After attending a Washington, D.C., summit on school violence, high school senior Madelyn Neuschwander and City Councilor Lisa Gourley say at-risk students need more support and more counselor time...

 

Leaf pickup program exceeds expectations all the way around

The city's new leaf program has been a complete success, according to Public Works Director Greg Springman. So much so, he said, that the new program won't need any adjustments going into the next...

 

Corps warns of hazards in lake beds

Due to low water levels in many Corps reservoirs in the Willamette Valley, officials are warning reservoir users of potential hazards. The low levels, a result of low precipitation this fall, are exposing soft, muddy areas of lake bed, which could...

 

SHFAD's final new vehicles hit the roads in Sweet Home

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has taken delivery of the final two vehicles planned as bond purchases: a new brush rig for the battalion chiefs and a new four-wheel-drive ambulance. They...

 

City: Water leak detection, repairs to save big bucks

The City of Sweet Home estimates that up to half of the water it produces is leaking out of the system. Under a contract with the city, American Leak Detection is locating and compiling a list of leak...

 

When there's a need, Dave and Linda Holley step up to meet it

In their retirement, Dave and Linda Holley stay busy in relatively unconventional ways, this past weekend running gift cards to Northern California for the victims of a wildfire that killed at least 8...

 

Sweet Home gets some neighborly advice on homeless

A Lebanon city official told a Sweet Home group Thursday, Nov. 15, that communities can’t solve every part of homelessness and must focus on solving specific parts of it. In Lebanon, the community has been focused on keeping people from becoming...

 

Police Citizens Academy returning in what officials hope is more user-friendly format

The Sweet Home Police Department is planning to resume its Citizens Academy classes after the first of the year with a new format twist. This time, instead of a multi-week series, the academy program...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 21, 2018

New doctor feels right at home in town, at county health center

Sweet Home Health Center has a new physician. Dr. Denise Kelley is celebrating one year in Oregon, and two months as a full-time physician in Sweet Home. She studied at Hahnemann Medical College in...

 

Code enforcement officer making progress in community

Sweet Home's code enforcement officer handled 264 cases in the five-month span between June 4 and Nov. 2. Tommy Mull, a staffer for the city's Community and Economic Development Department, took over...

 

Approaching winter prompts attention to traction tires

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to think about snow, says the Oregon Department of Transportation. The studded tire season in Oregon began Thursday, Nov. 1, and runs through March 31, 2019. ODOT encourages drivers to consider other types...

 

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