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Fire danger level drops with added rain

The rain has driven the fire danger level and industrial fire precaution level to “low” and level one. “I am filling out the paperwork right now to go to IFPL one and low fire danger,” said Craig Pettinger, Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet...

 

Bank closes

Nichole Forbes, manager of Wells Fargo branch in Sweet Home locks the door for the final time after the bank closed at noon Wednesday, Sept. 12. Customers received letters in June informing them of...

 

Elm Street residences to get updated water line connections

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council last week approved a project to abandon an old 2-inch water main along the eastern end of Elm Street and move service connections there to...

 

Public Safety Sept. 19, 2019

Sept. 17 2:43 a.m. - Danielle Lauren Sutton, 32, cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, west city limits. Vehicle impounded. Sept. 16 1:40 a.m. - Canine unit assisted Linn County Sheriff’s Office at Knox Butte and Scravel Hill. Do...

 

Lockout lifted at SHHS, SHJH after threat proves unfounded

Sweet Home Junior High and Sweet Home High School entered lockout Thursday, Sept. 13, after a report by a single student of a suspicious person on campus. Administrators directed teachers to hold students in class at 12:05 p.m. while the school...

 

Circuit Court Roundup

James Lee Baker James Lee Baker pleaded no contest Sept. 10 in Linn County Circuit Court to second-degree burglary. Sentencing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 19 in Courtroom 1. Baker was one of...

 

Holley gets new playground equipment

New playground equipment was installed last week at Holley School. The school had an old wooden play structure that "definitely needed to go," said Principal Todd Barrett, because it was showing a...

 

Sweet Home students scout their futures at Classroom to Careers Expo

Students from Sweet Home Junior High School toured the Classroom to Careers Expo Friday, Sept. 14, in Lebanon, where industry leaders showed the kids what type of well-paying occupations and careers...

 

Livestock producers may get aid

Livestock producers in Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Lane counties have been approved for drought forage assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to the lack of rainfall and high temperatures this summer. “This is a great opportunity for...

 

Citizens sought for committee that will review Sweet Home's charter

The City of Sweet Home is seeking citizens to serve on a committee that will be tasked with reviewing and possibly recommending changes to the city charter. The committee’s role will review the charter – the city’s governing document, which dic...

 

Best ribs in town: Bohemian holds BBQ for hunter safety

The Bohemian Club raised $616 from its third annual cookoff for the Sportsman's Holiday fireworks display Saturday, Sept. 15....

 

Officials warn of 'IRS' scam callers

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era If someone calls you claiming to represent the IRS, and demands money while threatening an arrest, don’t send money. “That’s not how the IRS operates,” said Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn. “The police...

 

Councilors raise concerns about Jamboree impacts

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Oregon Jamboree will need to look at new options for camping next year and city councilors are concerned about the length of time the country music festival keeps...

 

Dog day to provide 'fun' for canines, owners

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The public is invited Saturday morning to the Cascade K9 Jamboree, an event planned for dog aficionados of all varieties. The K9 Jamboree will be held from 9 a.m. to...

 

SHJH work unearths surprise time capsule

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Where were you in '92? Burying a time capsule, perchance? Actually, officials are not sure about that date, but they're looking into it after a crew digging up the...

 

Rural home burns

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era A fire ripped through and destroyed the home of an 87-year-old Sweet Home man and his family late Saturday. Firefighters responded to a report of the blaze at 10:26...

 

Owners honored for 29 years of effort in timber propagation

Sherman and Leslie Weld, Linn County’s Tree Farmers of 2018, are managing their tree farm not only for wildlife and harvest, but to provide a family gathering place as well as provide for the next...

 

Board OKs plan to fund SHJH project

The Sweet Home School Board Monday approved a resolution allowing the School District to spend money from its Long-Term Maintenance Fund and ending fund balance from its General Fund to cover higher...

 

School starts smoothly as SHJH prepares for construction project

Sweet Home principals reported smooth opening weeks of school as the new year began on Sept. 4, even at Sweet Home Junior High where the district is preparing for a major remodeling project. “It...

 

Here and gone: Tennessee walker takes no breaks on way across U.S.

A Tennessee man walked through Sweet Home Monday, Sept. 10, as he neared the end of a four-month trek across the country on Highway 20. After walking more than 3,000 miles at 26 miles per day, 12...

 

Local quilters produce skirts for capitol Christmas trees

A group of Sweet Home quilters on Friday, Sept. 7, turned in the last of more than 70 tree skirts needed for the bases of Christmas trees that the Sweet Home Ranger District will send to Washington,...

 

Hawthorne renovations completed in time for new school year

Hawthorne Elementary School has some 70 new faces this year, but the biggest of them belongs to the school itself. Sweet Home School District completed a sweeping facelift and other improvements just...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 12, 2018

Capital campaign begins for Samaritan drug rehab facility

Samaritan Health Services launched its capital campaign to raise funds for the construction of its Samaritan Treatment and Recovery Services (STARS) facility Thursday, Sept. 6, in Lebanon. The...

 

Public Safety

Sept. 5 8:04 a.m. - Caller reported a wallet stolen from her unsecured vehicle, 1900 block of Kalmia. Report taken. Loss valued at $134. 8:41 a.m. - Caller reported a stray dog running around, 1300 block of Clark Mill. 8:43 a.m. - Caller reported an...

 

How to overcome after you've overdone it on sugar

I vividly remember the last time I over-did the cookie eating. I had been able to say no to sweets and refined products in general. That particular night, however, it all went to pot. Hubby and I had a guest over and, on a whim, I made gluten-free...

 

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