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 By Benny Westcott    News    August 18, 2021

New library services director arrives with SH ties

The Sweet Home Public Library has announced former Puyallup Public Library services manager Megan Dazey as its new library services director. Despite coming from out of state, Dazey has local ties....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 18, 2021

Dr. Emmert returns to mid-valley to finish residency

Dr. Amanda Emmert, the first local graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest campus in Lebanon, has returned to Oregon to complete her residency through a fellowship at...

 

SH grad serving aboard nuclear-powered Navy sub

Yunke compares experience, values to hometown By Alvin Plexico U.S. Navy A Sweet Home native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS California, one of the world's most advanced nuclear-powered...

 

Florida native named Linn County's new Emergency Services Manager

Ric Lentz has packed a lot of incident command and search and rescue experience into his 27 years. It was enough to impress Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon to offer him the position of Emergency Services...

 

Sheriff's Office seeks law-enforcement levy support

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office will ask voters in November to support a four-year law enforcement levy of $2.98 per $1,000 of property value, the Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday morning, Aug. 10. If approved, the levy would run from July...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 18, 2021

Video series earns Manley a Waibel award

Sweet Home High School forestry and natural resources instructor Blake Manley received the first-ever Rob Waibel Educator of the Year Award in April, presented by the Oregon Natural Resources...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 11, 2021

'Mystery' company arriving; city preparing with cleanup

Sweet Home has a chance to be the location for a company that could bring 100 or more jobs to the area, local officials say. Consequently, they’re asking residents – particularly downtown property owners – to put on the best face possible in...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 11, 2021

Girod, Cate host SH town hall

Republican State Senator Fred Girod (District 9, Stayton), and Representative Jami Cate (District 17, Lebanon) held a discussion with a few dozen Sweet Home residents on Weddle Bridge Saturday, Aug....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 11, 2021

Downtown medical clinic opening this month

Sweet Home residents will soon have another option for healthcare, with the opening of a new medical clinic downtown.  Ridgeway Health, located at 1023 Main St., is set to open its doors later this...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 11, 2021

Hillsboro native begins career with Sweet Home police

On Tuesday, July 6, Trevor Sundquist started as a new officer at the Sweet Home Police Department. The 22-year-old Hillsboro native was exposed to the life at a young age. "My neighbors growing up...

 

Samaritan makes changes to Lifeline program

Samaritan Health Services has made changes to its Samaritan Lifeline program for seniors and others who are homebound.  Since 1996, Samaritan Health Services has offered a medical alert service, Samaritan Lifeline, for seniors and other homebound...

 

Clinics set for Linn residents facing eviction

Linn County residents who may be facing eviction now have a free local resource that can help them avoid the process, thanks to Linn County Eviction Prevention Clinic, sponsored through the Linn County Law Library.  Linn County Law Librarian Amber...

 

OSU grant-based study focuses on plant nutrition for bees

By Kym Pokorny Oregon State University Writer A new grant will allow Oregon State University researchers to study the nutritional value of more than 100 bee-pollinated crops, native plants and commonly used ornamental plants, a project that could...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 11, 2021

Three in contention for SHSD superintendent

The Sweet Home School Board has announced three finalists for further consideration to be the next superintendent for the Sweet Home School District. Paul Peterson is the interim principal of the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 11, 2021

Student wins 'If I Were Mayor' contest

For a 10-year-old, Madalyn Coleman has had a lot of exposure to politics, being the youngest daughter of a Sweet Home city councilwoman and former state legislative assistant. Oh, and her dad's a...

 

Bruler Fire containment at 75%

Crews have contained about 75% of the 195-acre Bruler Fire burning 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home as of Monday, Aug. 9, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Forest Service.  Its cause remains under investigation. The 106 personnel...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 11, 2021

SH native, longtime educator representing Liberty District

Sweet Home native and former district employee Janice Albert brings community and education experience as a new school board member representing the Liberty District. Her four-year term began Monday,...

 

Danger-tree reduction project set

The U.S. Forest Service released its danger-tree decision memo last week and will begin to implement its roadside danger-tree (any tree, or portion of a tree, that could cause injury or death) reduction project on the Detroit, McKenzie River and...

 

Creating a healthy menu from discount groceries

Grocery shopping and cooking used to be a real hobby for me.   I shouldn’t say “used to be,” because it still sort of is. Sort of. Deep down, the delight and irrepressible urge to buy unique ingredients so I can experiment in the kitchen...

 

Oregon Jamboree returns

The 28th Oregon Jamboree finished with a bang Sunday as 20-year-old sensation Laine Hardy stepped in to headline the day's program after Ashley McBryde was unable to show. The festival, which didn't...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 4, 2021

Man sentenced in crash that killed SH teens

A Junction City man who was convicted in June by a Linn County Circuit Court jury of killing two Sweet Home teens while driving drunk on Highway 228 was sentenced last week to nearly 15 years in...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 4, 2021

City Council hears buzz on bees and LIDs

A city ordinance outlining requirements for beehives on properties will be updated after several residents testified that the current ordinance wasn’t in the best interest of local beekeepers. The issue came to the Sweet Home City Council’s...

 

Monmouth man dies in crash near Independence

A Monmouth man was killed Wednesday, July 28, in a two-vehicle crash on Corvallis Road at Parker Road near Independence. Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies and medical personnel responded to the scene shortly before 11 a.m. A preliminary...

 

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