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 By Benny Westcott    News    September 21, 2022 

City Council discusses the shutoff, crime and speeding

The Sweet Home City Council slate was packed Tuesday, Sept. 13, with topics ranging from local crime solutions to speeding to the recent public safety power shutoffs that left much of the city in the...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    September 21, 2022 

Mull takes Chamber reins

Former City of Sweet Home Communications Specialist Lagea Mull won't have to travel far down Main Street from her old City Hall stomping grounds to her new job as the Chamber of Commerce's executive...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    September 21, 2022 

Sweet Home High School alumna becomes assistant principal at junior high

After 16 years teaching at South Albany High School, Amanda Marvin GaVette started Monday, Aug. 1, as the new assistant principal at Sweet Home Junior High. Despite the new role, however, she's...

 

Farmers market season to wrap Sept. 27

Sweet Home's last Farmers Market will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the square between the library and 12th Avenue....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    September 21, 2022 

School district welcomes 25 new teachers

Sweet Home School District welcomes 25 new teachers this year. These are brand-new district teachers, joining 16 others returning from various positions last year with the district. Here is a list of...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    September 21, 2022 

District looks locally for good school leaders

Like many school districts, Sweet Home has been on the lookout for teachers in the last couple of years, since the onslaught of COVID-19. More and more, district administrators are finding them locally. As this school year begins, depending on how...

 

Law librarian details success of eviction prevention program

The Linn County Law Library's Eviction Prevention Program has provided valuable information to about 75 people on the verge of eviction, Law Librarian Amber Boedigheimer told Linn County...

 

Sheltering Sweet Home icons

A new roof hangs over the loggers statues in front of the East Linn Museum at the intersection of highways 228 and 20, thanks to the efforts of Robin Miller, Mike Melcher and a team of volunteers....

 

Public Safety (Sept. 21, 2022)

Sept. 12 8:44 a.m. - Caller reported a vehicle crashing through a barricade, 49th Ave./Long St. The vehicle left the scene and headed westbound on Airport Road. Report taken. Approximate cost of damage: $200. 1:29 p.m. - Caller reported a broken...

 

Linn County launches new website

Thursday morning, Sept. 15, was an exciting time at the Linn County Courthouse, as a highly anticipated new website went live, according to Linn County Administrative Officer Darrin Lane. The site -...

 

State Supreme Court declines to review lower court's reversal of timber verdict

The Oregon Supreme Court has declined to review a decision by the state Court of Appeals that overturned a victory by Linn and 12 other counties, and 151 local taxing districts, in a $1.1 billion lawsuit over how the state manages timber harvests on...

 

Planning Commission explores future growth

The Sweet Home Planning Commission learned during a Sept. 15 public hearing that the city's projected to add more than 1,500 people to its population over the next 20 years, according to a housing nee...

 

Weyerhaeuser employee strike enters second week

Weyerhaeuser employees across the West Coast are continuing a now-week-long strike that started Tuesday, Sept. 13. Strikers have gathered at the Lebanon location since that morning. Affiliated with th...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 21, 2022 

Lebanon City Manager: Corps won't repay city for Foster Dam water release

Lebanon City Manager Nancy Brewer informed its City Council during the Thursday, Sept. 14, meeting that the Army Corps of Engineers would not repay the city for expenses incurred from the release of...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 21, 2022 

Spinning a state of mind

Under a dark sky on the outskirts of Lebanon, under cover of trees and brush and set upon a clearing, friends and strangers gathered Friday, Sept. 2, to share the experience of throwing light with...

 

Lebanon police logs and circuit court, Sept. 2-13

Regina Deangela Bridges, 33, was charged Aug. 17 with third-degree and fourth-degree assault for allegations of causing injury to an adult male and a child under 10 years old. David Russell Coats,...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 14, 2022

Going off the grid

It all began with a forecast, albeit a familiar one with historically dire consequences. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Wednesday, Sept. 7. That meant strong winds, warm temper...

 

Six vie for four city council positions

Six candidates are pursuing four spots on the Sweet Home City Council in the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Voters may choose among incumbents Greg Mahler, Dylan Richards and Susan Coleman and challengers Josh Thorstad, James Risinger and David Lowm...

 

School board discusses shutoff, numbers

At the Monday, Sept. 12, Sweet Home School District board meeting, Superintendent Terry Martin addressed the weather-related public safety power shutoffs (see story on this page) that hit the city...

 

Cooking up a career path

New Sweet Home School District Nutrition Services Director Amber Walker has worked in the kitchen since 2013, but her family has an even longer association with local palates: her mother, Kathleen...

 

Lebanon man arrested Sunday in incident with gun

A Lebanon man was arrested Sunday, Sept. 11, in connection with an incident involving gunfire from a home and multiple responding agencies in the 100 block of West Vine Street in Lebanon. The incident was reported shortly before 3 p.m. According to...

 

'Tree Farmer of the Year' to be celebrated Sept. 24

Rescheduled from August, the Linn County Small Woodlands Association “tree farmer of the year” walking tour will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, on Northernwood Drive south of Brownsville. Hosting will be the families of Ed and Jim Merzenich at...

 

Athletes Rewarded

Sweet Home boys soccer players were presented with a check for $3,036 at Sweet Home High School from Radiator Supply House Tuesday, Sept. 6, for helping out during the Icebox Cookoff barbecue...

 

Commissioners oppose Board of Forestry's plan

A proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for Oregon State Forest lands does not recognize best sciences information and will have serious social and economic impacts on counties where the more than 700,000 acres of State Forests are located, the Linn...

 

Public Safety (Sept. 14, 2022)

Sept. 4 10:08 a.m. - Leanna Kay Lynn Smith, 35, was cited and released for harassment and resisting arrest, 300 block of W. Holley Road. 11:44 a.m. - Jeffrey Alexander McNees, 29, was arrested for failure to appear on original charges of criminal...

 

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