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Lebanon residents asked to weigh in on cultural opportunities, activities

The Linn County Cultural Coalition is inviting the public to take a brief online survey about local culture. The Linn County Cultural Coalition is...

Cambodians recall welcome in Lebanon 45 years ago

By Sarah Brown Lebanon Local *This online version of the story has been edited Nov. 18 to correctly identify the head of the Mao family as...

Local pastor says he’s been humbled by COVID experience

By Sarah Brown Lebanon Local As a healthy man, as well as a Christian, Ted Haws believed maybe he had more of an edge against contracting...
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Shopping, food planning can be challenging for everyone

We all want to know how to eat well during the seasonal festivities don’t we? Regardless of how your 2020 Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities may...

Tree Farmers of the Year show off their work during tour

By Larry Mauter Linn County Small Woodlands Association Writer Leaning on his U.S. Army training, Lee Peterman explained to a small tour group the virtues of...

Getting kids back to school ultimately on us, with challenges

Linn County has an opportunity – and a challenge. After Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement on Oct. 30 that she was opening the door, slightly, to...

Safety for kids more than avoiding physical dangers

By Skyler Bascom During Gov. Kate Brown’s opening remarks on Oct. 30, when she announced new metrics for opening up schools for in-person instruction, the...

Lebanon’s new interim city manager getting up to speed quickly

By Scott Swanson Lebanon Local Nancy Brewer says she’s enjoyed her first month as interim city manager of Lebanon because she likes the city and how...

City Council raises Republic’s francise fee, OKs $15 fine for trash bags that don’t...

By Sarah Brown Lebanon Local The Lebanon City Council approved a resolution Nov. 4, at its monthly meeting, to increase the Republic Services franchise fee from...

Real Estate sold from Oct/Nov 2020

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during October 2020. These are not properties for sale,...

No real simple solution for all-purpose outdoors handgun No simple solution for outdoors handgun

Many people think they have the perfect idea of an outdoors handgun. I can tell you right now that those people are WRONG! There is no perfect...

2020 Veteran of the Year has left musical heritage in Lebanon

By Scott Swanson Lebanon Local Peter Butler enjoys surprises – most of the time. There was that draft notice he got back in 1961, the year he...

Death Notices from Oct/Nov 2020

Michael Earl Porter, 63, of Salem, known to many locally as Mike Mason, died suddenly Nov. 9, 2020. He was a well-known figure representing KGAL/KSHO...

Supt.: Plans in works for getting kids into schools

By Kelly Kenoyer Lebanon Local Just as COVID numbers started spiking dramatically in Oregon, the state lowered the bar for COVID metrics that would allow schools...

Police logs from Oct/Nov 2020

Oct. 14 1:31 p.m. - Two-vehicle crash, Mullins Drive. Megan Danielle Axe, 21, was cited for following too closely. Oct. 15 3:40 a.m. - Veronica Sue Szuch,...

Election: Dykstra, Cate, Sprenger all local winners local winners

By Scott Swanson and Kelly Kenoyer Lebanon Local Wayne Dykstra was the winner of the only contested Lebanon City Council election, for the Ward 1 seat,...

City closes some facilities to public in response to governor’s two-week freeze directive

In response to Gov. Brown's announcement on Nov. 13 that there will be a two-week freeze on most activities to reduce the number of...

Local director brings stories of service to life in ‘Veterans’ Voices’

By Sarah Brown Lebanon Local As a storyteller and eight-year volunteer for the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight, Leigh Matthews Bock found “the perfect marriage” through...

Local COVID numbers climb despite governor relaxing rules

By Kelly Kenoyer Lebanon Local *Note: Gov. Kate Brown issued an updated press release Nov. 13, right after this story went to press. After record-shattering spikes in...

Around Town for Nov/Dec 2020

Holiday events light up season in Lebanon area November Giving trees and toy drives: For those who want to buy gifts for children, holiday trees with...

Street closure on Walker

On Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 contractors will be paving a driveway and a portion of Walker Road between Sixth and Seventh streets. During construction, from 7...

Curbside leaf pickup through December

Beginning the second week of November, the City of Lebanon will begin its annual curbside leaf pickup. The season runs annually from November through...

Road closure on Walker on Monday

On Monday, Nov. 9, contractors will be paving the driveway and a portion of Walker Road between 6th and 7th streets from 7 a.m. to...

Dykstra leading close race for City Council seat

Wayne Dykstra had a slim lead over Zach Beck in the race for the Lebanon City Council Ward 1 after the initial flood of...

Governor loosens restrictions on kids returning to school

By Kelly Kenoyer Lebanon Local Governor Kate Brown on Friday announced a change to school re-opening metrics that will make it easier for younger students in...