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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019 

Test results up for grade schoolers

The number of elementary students showing proficiency in state math and language arts in the Sweet Home School District continued an ongoing upward trend overall, while at the junior high and high school level, the number showing proficiency...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019 

Music returning to grade schools, in a small way

For the first time since it was cut during the 1990s, the Sweet Home School District has an elementary vocal music program. The district has maintained a sixth-grade band program. In addition to the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019 

Local artist's painting gets public's top pick at City Hall

Elda Miller won the People's Choice Award with her painting of a 1934 Roadster at the Grand Opening, Grand Art local art exhibit at City Hall. The exhibit coincided with the grand opening of the new...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019 

Temperature change presents challenges at SHJH

While construction continues at Sweet Home Junior High, the School District has had some trouble keeping classrooms warm as the weather changes. The district weathered some criticism over it via social media last week. Supt. Tom Yahraes said the...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 9, 2019

Oct. 7 3:43 a.m. - Veronica Sue Szuch, 23, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of second-degree theft, Lebanon Justice Court warrant for failure to appear on a citation and Albany warrant for failure to appear,...

 

Fire season officially ends Oct. 1, about 3 weeks early

The 2019 fire season officially ended Oct. 1 on all lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The 923 wildfires on ODF-protected lands this year is about average. However, thanks to...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 2, 2019

'Exclusion' law stirs debate as councilors take another look

A possibiltiy of an "exclusion ordinance" banning troublemakers from the downtown area stirred vigorous discussion Tuesday, Sept. 24, as the City Council took another look at the proposal. The...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 2, 2019

Taking a cue from local history, radiator firm spreads, gets love with $2 bills

More than 40 years ago, local mill owner Amos Horner made a point of doing business using the rare $2 bill. That story inspired Radiator Supply House, over the past couple of years to create a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 2, 2019

Linn Shuttle gets new bus, adds routes

Linn Shuttle put a new bus into service last week, bringing its total number of propane-fueled buses to five, and signaling an accompanying increase in the shuttle routes between Sweet Home and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 2, 2019

Farmers market: Vagrants' activities killing business

Mayor Greg Mahler told city staff and the City Council last week that the city needs to take some kind of action to solve problems related to the homeless and others who have been hanging around the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 2, 2019

Old City Hall to be anchor for Haunted House Ghost Tour

Ghosts from the past will appear in Sweet Home this month. Drawn from Sweet Home history, various personalities will come to life in a Haunted House Ghost Tour that will focus on the old City Hall. The historical ghosts will be joined by other scary...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 2, 2019

Councilors divided over scope, need for 'livability' ordinance

The question of whether Sweet Home should try to do something about rathole rentals led to extensive discussion by the City Council at its Sept. 24 meeting. The issue has been on the council’s radar since 2016, and it reappeared in late August,...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 2, 2019

Council fast-tracks changes to codes

City Council members took steps at their Sept. 24 meeting to fast-track approval of changes to the city’s Zoning Ordinance that have been approved and recommended by the Planning Commission. Planning commissioners held a work session on June 3 to...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 1, 2019

Sept. 30 12:12 p.m. - Austyn Mitchell Lee Clark, 25, arrested for misdemeanor driving while suspended and cited for driving uninsured, 2405 Main St, 7-Eleven. 2:35 p.m. - Austyn Mitchell Lee Clark, 25, arrested for driving under the influence,...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 2, 2019

Council hears timelines for water/sewer operations options

City Council members reviewed options for possible changes in management of the city’s Water and Wastewater Treatment facilities at their Sept. 24 meeting. Public Works Director Greg Springman presented three options for the council to consider:...

 

SH, other cities considering joint recycling of biosolids

Sweet Home, Lebanon and Albany officials are proposing to study the feasibility of a regional biosolids recycling program. As part of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project, Sweet Home officials intend to begin recycling biosolid waste...

 

Students step up for boy with cancer

Sweet Home's Sept. 11 volleyball game against Woodburn was more than just an athletic event. The players all wore custom-made tie-dyed orange socks and the student cheering section was decked out in...

 

Goat-killing cougar dispatched in 43rd Ave. family's back yard

Craig Hayes says a neighbor warned him when his family adopted a small herd of goats. "He came down and said he saw a cougar," Hayes said. "He said it's hard to have goats up here." That was Sunday...

 

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