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 By Scott Swanson    News    March 20, 2019 

Top awards go to Ego, Thorpe

Donna Ego was recognized as Distinguished Citizen and Steve Thorpe was named Citizen (formerly the First Citizen award) Saturday night at the Chamber of Commerce's awards banquet held at the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 20, 2019 

SHEDG expects big Jamboree, preparing new grounds

Sweet Home could see a significant crowd at this year's Oregon Jamboree, Festival Director Robert Shamek told members of the Sweet Home Economic Development Group at its annual meeting Thursday,...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 20, 2019 

Talent contest April 6

The annual talent contest to raise funds for arts in Sweet Home, SHARC Showdown V, is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 6. The deadline to register as a contestant is April 2. The event has helped pay for new sound and lighting equipment in the Sweet Hom...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 13, 2019

Crawfordsville firefighter Kropf gets top SHFAD honor; Hickcox named top cop

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and Sweet Home Police Department named six award winners during their joint awards banquet at the Elks Lodge Saturday evening. Crawfordsville firefighter...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 13, 2019

County Parks Dept. assumes management of Cascadia State Park for year

Starting immediately, Linn County Parks Department has taken over management of Cascadia State Park for the next year. Linn County Commissioners signed a one-year agreement March 5 to transfer the par...

 

Library offering new VOX books

Sweet Home Public Library has put out 72 new children’s VOX books that allow children to listen while they read and look at the pictures. “We have a collection of picture books and juvenile nonfiction books,” said Director Rose Peda. Each one...

 

SH ballerina to dance senior performance

Nearly a lifetime of training will be on display Friday night, March 8, when Sweet Home's Rebecca Jones takes the stage at Oregon State University with the Willamette Apprentice Ballet troupe. Jones,...

 

Snow makes for good mud at festival

For more photos, see our Mud Fest album: https://www.sweethomenews.com/photos/03_06_2019...

 

Slow snowy Monday in SH

The snow finally stuck in Sweet Home early Monday morning, after a series of close calls from the weather service. This one was for real, burying the community in 6 to 10 inches of snow. It started ov...

 

Sister: Local homeless man died after he was found with hypothermia

A 55-year-old Sweet Home homeless man, who was found earlier this month suffering from hypothermia, died three days after he was taken to the hospital, a family member said last week. Sweet Home...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    February 27, 2019

Sweet Home's Bonnie Neal, 76, still a 'truck-drivin' woman'

A song vocalized by Norma Jean in 1968 begins "A little boy is what my daddy wanted, a little girl just didn't fit his plans to help him on the road when he was on it, cause Daddy was a truck drivin'...

 

Construction work continues steadily at new City Hall

The exterior of the new City Hall, in the Midway area of Sweet Home along Highway 20, is quiet and serene. A fence blocking access to the parking lot is all that hints that anything is going on in the...

 

New group running mud event

While the Santiam Four-Wheel Drive Association is not running its Mud Fest this year, an event it has organized for decades, another group will run the Northern Farms Mudfest on March 2 at the same site in Holley. Donnie Wagner of Toledo, who said...

 

Council OKs effort to procure $243,000 grant for Sankey Park

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved plans to pursue a $243,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation to help pay for several improvements to Sankey Park. Based on...

 

New officer Brian Prather latest to come back to Sweet Home

Brian Prather is the newest addition to the Sweet Home Police Department and the latest in a stream of officers who have grown up locally and have opted to join the force. He is also the latest in a...

 

Homeless shelter at Fir Lawn offering help to needy on cold nights

A group of volunteers, called ONE SHELTeR – Sweet Home Emergency Low Temperature Refuge, are trying to ensure that homeless people don't freeze overnight from sleeping outdoors, and Fir Lawn...

 

SHARC Showdown invites talent for April show

The Sweet Home Oregon Coalition for Artistic and Scholastic Enrichment will present the SHARC Showdown talent in April, date to be announced, in the Sweet Home High School auditorium, 1641 Long St. The group invites the Sweet Home community to...

 

Driver, 60, rescued after 14 hours in snow on Highway 20

Scott Kessner spent approximately 14 hours stuck on a mountain hillside after crashing down a snowy embankment east of House Rock last week, but he said he wasn't particularly worried – despite a...

 

Seedling sale produces growth

By Larry Mauter For The New Era More than 100 volunteers over two days pushed the 24th annual Linn County Small Woodlands Association seedling sale to near-record numbers. More than 9,000 seedlings...

 

Snow concerns give way to near-perfect weather for Sweet Heart Run

Concerns about ice and snow melted away into a "fantastic" day for a race Saturday, as local runners turned out for the annual Sweet Heart Run. "The race was fantastic," said Larry Horton of the Rotar...

 

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