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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 15, 2019

Meals on Wheels volunteer helps keep program humming in SH

For nearly two decades, delivering Meals on Wheels has been something Joan Scofield has enjoyed because it keeps her busy and because she is helping out. Scofield has had to slow down recently and sto...

 

Firefighter, cop with SH ties honored in Lebanon

Lebanon Fire District Lt. Brett Kibble and Firefighter Casey Topp, along with Lebanon Police Officer Justin McCubbins, received the Medal of Valor May 2 at the annual Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Conference in Redmond. McCubbins is a former Sweet...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    May 8, 2019

Recent fires prompt warnings as dry weather pattern continues

Area fire officials are cautioning homeowners to be careful when burning backyard debris. A recent spate of escaped debris burns have resulted in serious and preventable damages in the Willamette Valley recently, officials note. As Sweet Home...

 

Ex-chamber manager pleads guilty to misdemeanors

Former Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katrina Crabtree pleaded guilty Thursday, May 2, in Linn County Circuit Court to three misdemeanor counts of fraudulent use of a credit card....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 8, 2019

SHFAD budget focuses on stabilizing needs, maintenance

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District approved a budget for 2019-20 that will catch the district up on a few needs and move it into maintenance mode. The budget, which totals out at $3.44 million in the General Fund, establishes good contingency...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 1, 2019

$50K needs assessment study first step towards proposed library upgrades

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved a nearly $50,000 contract to complete a needs assessment and conceptual drawings for the Sweet Home Public Library to help address growth in usage. The...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Photographers invited to enter City Hall lobby contest

The Sweet Home Oregon Coalition for Artistic and Scholastic Enrichment is hosting a photography contest in search of a photo for use as a mural in the new City Hall lobby. The SHOCASE Public Art Subcommittee is accepting up to five photos from...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 1, 2019

Dick Knowles stays active as advocate for mental health

In one month, Dick Knowles will reach the age of 75. While to some that may be a ripe number for keeping life easy, Knowles seems to enjoy staying busy by volunteering with numerous organizations for...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Sunshine Spaghetti Feed a record-setter

The spring fundraiser season kicked off Satruday, April 20, at Sunshine Industries with the organization's annual Spaghetti Feed. "It was our best year ever," said Brittany Donnell, executive...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 24, 2019

Unpaved city streets to get fixes

The surface of 32nd Court and Juniper Street between 32nd Court and 35th Avenue, behind Hawthorne School, is rough, to say the least – a mix of cracked pavement, potholes, oil and gravel. Sweet Home Public Works is planning to do something about th...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 24, 2019

Foster fish weir working – mostly

A new fish weir installed a year ago in Foster Dam is working – mostly, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers biologist said. Fenton Khan said the numbers of Chinook salmon and steelhead that have passed...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 24, 2019

New office staff adding some muscle at SH chamber

The Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce is in the process of rebuilding its programs after coming back from the financial brink about two years ago. Under the direction of Chamber President George...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 17, 2019

Cadaver shortage spurs LBCC to buy virtual version

When faculty members told Kristina Holton, dean of Linn-Benton Community College's Science, Engineering and Math division, they needed a $70,000 computerized table to help students learn the human...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 17, 2019

Police say they plan to focus on downtown traffic issues

Sweet Home Police Department will spend time in the upcoming months addressing traffic issues in the downtown area, and next year’s budget will include funding for four new automated speed monitoring devices and reader boards. City staff and...

 

Dodgeball tournament turns out to be real hit

Kris Latimer, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam, wasn't really sure what she was getting into when she decided to hold a dodgeball tournament as a fundraiser for t...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 17, 2019

Grant ensures continued visits to PCC by mobile ultrasound van

A grant from the Sweet Home Community Foundation will help ensure that a mobile medical van continues to visit Sweet Home to provide ultrasounds and tests for sexually transmitted diseases and to...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 10, 2019

Steady rains edge SH toward flood conditions

Other than a brief break March 3, the rain fell last week at about a half inch per day, and then it really came down over the weekend, closing roads around Linn County, raising the lakes to their...

 

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