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 By Benny Westcott    News    December 1, 2021 

Virtual Logging Training

On a Wednesday afternoon, Sweet Home High School senior Bailey Womack, a teaching assistant in Blake Manley's wildlife course, uses two joysticks and a computer in the instructor's forestry and...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    December 1, 2021 

Singing Tree performances cancelled due to 'safety'

What would have been the 40th performance of the Singing Christmas Tree this weekend has been canceled. Ben Mattheisen, president of the organization, said that the choir was already smaller than usual this year and then several members have been...

 

Yon announces retirement as sheriff

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon told Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker on Tuesday, Nov. 23, that he will end his 28 years with the Sheriff's Office as of Dec. 31, with one...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    December 1, 2021 

Historic steam engine back on track

One of 62 surviving steam locomotives in Oregon will ride the rails between Lebanon and Sweet Home for the foreseeable future. On Friday, Nov. 19, the Santa Maria Valley 205, a fully restored 1924...

 

School staffing in state a 'real, emergency situation'

By Alex Baumhardt Oregon Capital Chronicle At a Senate Education Committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, superintendents and representatives from school boards and teachers associations detailed dire...

 

Corrections (Dec. 1, 2021)

Credit for photos in the Nov. 24 issue of Linn-Benton Community College’s run to the Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball championship should have been to Justin Lamb.  The caption accompanying a photo of a two-car crash at 15th Avenue and...

 

Public Safety (Dec. 1, 2021)

November 22 1:22 a.m. - Patrick John Ward, 41, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of second-degree theft, Corvallis Police Department. 8:31 a.m. - A two-vehicle crash with injuries and...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    December 1, 2021 

La La Land aims to bring Sweet Home to stage

Shirley Austin and Karen Craig are busy, the day before Thanksgiving, doing what they love: outfitting teenagers who will serve as ushers at the Christmas Gala concert Austin is producing on...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    December 1, 2021 

Scraps reveal plenty about local history

If we want to be impressed by the transitory nature of history at the East Linn Museum, we can examine notes and newspaper clippings about our area compiled by Lois Rice about 50 years ago. Rice, of...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    December 1, 2021 

Ralph the cat and the Einstein stove

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute." Einstein's quote came to mind every fall in Sweet Home. The...

 

Thinning forests for the trees

It's a rainy November morning and U.S. Forest Service staffers Joan Schmidgall and Autumn Metz stand with a visitor on a hillside in the Quartzville drainage, looking over a stand of 36-year-old trees...

 

Committee considers shelter plans

Sweet Home city councilor Lisa Gourley expressed a desire at a Nov. 15 Community Health Committee meeting to get a homeless shelter “up and going” on the city’s Public Works property by Dec. 1. “I hope we are able to meet those hard-weather d...

 

Market robbery suspect arrested

A Harrisburg man was arrested Friday, Nov. 19, in connection with an Oct. 27 robbery at the Crawfordsville Market. According to a Linn County Sheriff's Office news release, the caller in the original...

 

School district announces November ESPY winners

See photos of individual winners in our Nov. 24, 2021, photo gallery. -- Noah Medellin, seventh grade, Sweet Home Junior High -- Serenity Herrera, eighth grade, Sweet Home Junior High -- Savannah Thompson, fifth grade, Foster School -- Devon Sharp,...

 

State Supreme Court leaves new legislative boundaries intact

By Julia Shumway  Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon’s new legislative boundaries are set for the next 10 years after the Oregon Supreme Court on Monday, Nov. 22, dismissed two challenges to the maps approved by legislative Democrats. The Supreme Cou...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 24, 2021)

November 16 12:48 p.m. - Clinton Jack William, 33, was arrested on Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of second-degree criminal mischief, Eugene Police Department. 2:42 p.m. - James Linder, 33, was cited...

 

HBO crew shoots in Sweet Home

A film crew from HBO was in Sweet Home Friday, Nov. 12, filming a documentary at a home in the 4600 block of Long Street. Vehicles from the Portland-based crew filled the parking lot at Harvest...

 

Holiday Activities Opportunities (Nov. 24, 2021)

Following are some of the holiday events scheduled in the surrounding area over the next month: November -- Holiday store: The Lebanon Mercantile hosts a Christmas Store & Bazaar at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., starting in mid-November. The Mercantile...

 

How to keep data secure while shopping online

It seems that just couple of years ago, consumers were skeptical about shopping online, but today it’s become the norm. It comes with some risks, however. The FBI Internet Crime Report shows that cybercriminals were responsible for $4.1 billion in...

 

Small forestland owners invited to apply for grants

The Oregon Department of Forestry issued a call for projects today for $5 million in grants funded by Senate Bill 762. The Small Forestland Grant Program, authorized by Section 24 of Senate Bill 762, will award $5 million to projects supporting...

 

Entek fire quickly extinguished

Lebanon Fire District personnel responded Tuesday morning, Nov. 16,  to a fire at Entek manufacturing plant. On arrival, responders were advised that a blender containing battery separation products had ignited and employees were attempting to put...

 

Community college enrollment stabilizing

By Alex Baumhardt Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon's 17 community colleges have managed to slow steep pandemic drops in enrollment according to figures released Friday but their future is...

 

Two-car crash at 15th and Main

Police and medics respond Monday morning, Nov. 22, to a two-crash at the corner of 15th Avenue and Main Street. According to Police Chief Jeff Lynn, Stevana Russell, 64, of Sweet Home was injured and...

 

Lebanon man jailed for tax evasion

A Lebanon man was sentenced to roughly three and a half years in federal prison Monday, Nov. 15, after failing to pay more than $1.7 million in personal income taxes in a complex tax evasion case dating back to 2001. According to court documents, in...

 

Man arrested after shots fired in Lebanon apartment

 A Lebanon man was arrested Saturday, Nov. 13, after reports of shots fired into an adjoining apartment in the 300 block of East “A” Street in Lebanon. The Lebanon Police Department responded to the incident at around 6:30 p.m., where they...

 

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