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Warming shelter open at Fir Lawn

Fir Lawn Lutheran church is hosting a warming shelter through at least the end of this week, providing a place for the homeless to get out of freezing weather at 109 W. Holley Road. The shelter opens at 9 p.m. Doors close at 11 p.m. Those staying in...

 

Mudfest canceled for this year, organizers say

The Santiam Four-Wheel Drive Association has canceled its annual Mudfest for 2019. The event, usually held the first Saturday in March, draws about 1,500 people per year to play in the mud at a location near Holley. “The organization thought it...

 

Fir Lawn church to offer warming shelter

Fir Lawn Lutheran Church will open an overnight warming shelter starting Saturday night, Feb. 9, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. The church, at 109 W. Holley Road (Highway 228), will provide an evening meal and a bagged breakfast, as well as sleeping... Full story

 

SH resident named ODF 2nd-in-command

Lena Tucker of Sweet Home has been named the state's deputy forester. Tucker follows Nancy Hirsch, who retired from the position in December. Tucker was named to the position by State Forester Peter...

 

OSU study: Northwest Forest Plan has yet to turn the tide for birds at risk

By Steve Lundeberg Oregon State University Writer Twenty-five years into a 100-year federal strategy to protect older forests in the Pacific Northwest, forest losses to wildfire are up and declines in bird populations have not been reversed, new...

 

Snow closes schools in Sweet Home Tuesday morning

About an inch of snow fell in the Sweet Home city limits, just in time to prompt schools Supt. Tom Yahraes to decide to close schools, after initially deciding on a two-hour delay. Yahraes said "icy,... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 30, 2019

Sheriff Yon outlines expectations, concerns at Lebanon forum

Sheriff Jim Yon outlined his expectations for his department and some of the issues he expects to deal with in the near future during a talk Friday, Jan. 25, to a capacity audience at a forum...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    January 30, 2019

Business veterans share wealth of knowledge in retirement

Every morning, Joe and Marlene Peterson can be found at a Starbucks, having their daily coffee and enjoying each other's company. They're a friendly couple who, like most, share common interests and...

 

Foster Dam Road to be closed Thursday

The road over Foster Dam will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in order to perform emergency maintenance on the dam. A crane will be used to remove debris from the water intake area.... Full story

 

Committee mulls options for assisting local homeless

Members of the community's homelessness committee kicked around ideas Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, on how to go about assisting the local homeless population. They discussed where to host the Linn Cou...

 

Sellout? Jamboree ticket sales on record pace

Oregon Jamboree ticket sales are strong and could set records for the event. "Ticket sales are up over last year close to 15 percent now," said Robert Shamek, festival director. The Jamboree has...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 16, 2019

Wowing crowds

Moriah Winn has turned heads since she was a little girl – most recently in east Linn County. Moriah, 12, is a violinist and singer who has wowed local audiences at church, school, in last year's...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 16, 2019

SHHS alum Candalynn Johnson seeking change through 'civic engagement'

Candalynn Johnson has never been one to miss an opportunity to get involved. So working to garner support for a new process of establishing electoral districts in Oregon is right in line with efforts...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    January 16, 2019

Officer honored for saving shooting victim

Sweet Home Police Officer Sean Potter has received a Letter of Commendation for saving a life in 2018. Department Sgt. Ryan Cummings made the presentation on Dec. 17. "He was in the right place at...

 

Chris Wingo honored for valor during armed confrontation

Sweet Home Police Sgt. Chris Wingo was recently awarded the Oregon Peace Officers Association Medal of Valor, one of 12 statewide, for his actions when he confronted an armed subject in the parking...

 

Treasure hunters club donates record $10,000 to Food Pak program

The East Linn Treasure Seekers recently donated a record $10,000 to the Kids Food Pak program. The group of metal detector enthusiasts annually gives the proceeds from fund-raising events to the...

 

Leak detection turns up 68 spills from city pipes

A contractor has located 68 leaks in the City of Sweet Home's water distribution system, and crews have repaired about 17 of them, according to Public Works Director Greg Springman. American Leak...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 9, 2019

SHFAD calls down, but department's getting plenty done

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District saw a 4.4 percent decline in its total number of calls in 2018. But while that aspect of the department's operations saw a downtick, SHFAD's been plenty busy...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 9, 2019

Late Frank McCubbins' stories come to life in new book

The late Frank McCubbins lived a colorful life, and he used to tell his family and friends all about it. He wrote a book about it, but that was in manuscript form – just for his family. His daughter...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 9, 2019

Sankey Park work proceeding with changes to parking lot, new bathrooms

Joe Graybill's plan for Sankey Park is taking shape. Sweet Home's city engineer has new pathways painted onto the ground, and the sewer, water and power connections are in the ground ready to accept a...

 

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