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Articles from the January 13, 2021 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 13, 2021

SH students to return to schools during February

The Sweet Home School District has announced plans to bring all students back to in-person learning during the month of February, starting with K-3 students on Feb. 1. Supt. Tom Yahraes announced the...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 13, 2021

Watershed director eases into job despite COVID

It can be tough to start a new job in the midst of a pandemic – just trying to get the training you need while working from home is a big challenge. But when your team project is a stretch of creek...


First responders, others get initial COVID vaccine doses

The COVID vaccine rollout has reached first responders in Sweet Home. So far, 24 first responders in Sweet Home have received the Moderna vaccine, though more are scheduled to get it in the weeks to...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 13, 2021

Incoming SH city councilwoman in crowd at DC rally

At least one resident of Sweet Home attended the rally in D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, which turned violent as rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Incoming Sweet Home City Council Member Angelita Sanchez...


Gary Fessler

Feb. 13, 1946 – Dec. 22, 2020 Gary David Fessler, 74, of Albany, a former Sweet Home resident, died Dec. 22, 2020. He was born Feb. 13, 1946 in Portland, to Harold Fessler and Ida (Doering)... Full story


Nola Greenwood

Jan. 18, 1921 – Jan. 7, 2021 Nola Greenwood, 99, of Sweet Home died Jan. 7, 2021. She was born Jan. 18, 1921 in Rantoul, Ill. to Louis and Eula (Sheppard) Yakel. She lived in Illinois, Nebraska,... Full story


Kirk McLoren

March 24, 1945 – Jan. 4, 2021 Kirk Hugh McLoren, 75, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 4, 2021. He was born March 24, 1945 in Staffordshire, England, to American Staff Sgt. Kirk McLoren and Dorothy... Full story


Lyle Murray

April 18, 1936 – Jan. 2, 2021 Lyle “Dean” Murray, 84, of Foster, died Jan. 2, 2021 at his home. He was born April 18, 1936 in Foster to Walter Lynn and Edith Anola (Yost) Murray. He married his... Full story


Donna Smoyer

Dec. 18, 1939 - Jan. 4, 2021 Donna R. Smoyer, 81, of Sweet Home died Jan. 4, 2021. She was born in Corvallis to Jefferson Thomas and Pauline Ellen (Carter) Redmond. She was raised in Lebanon. Mrs. Smoyer will be lovingly remembered by her children,... Full story


Diana Jeppsen

June 13, 1952 – Jan. 2, 2021 Diana Martil Jeppsen, 68, of Lebanon, died Jan. 2, 2021. She was born June 13, 1952 in Lebanon to Guy and Viola Martil (Phillips) Jeppsen. She grew up in and lived in Sweet Home for years before she moved to Lebanon.... Full story


Samaritan hospitals give

The five hospitals of Samaritan Health Services have awarded a total of $339,807 in Social Accountability grants to local service organizations, to be distributed during 2021. Recipients in Sweet Home were Sweet Home Emergency Ministries (SHEM) and...


Rush to judgment could be dangerous as crime

Regardless of which end of the political spectrum one represents, the storming of the U.S. Capitol by protesters was reprehensible, in particular the cost of human lives. The tragic episode is being condemned, rightly, from all sides. It’s one of...


COVID: What's the big deal?

By John H. Marble Over the past few months this paper has printed numerous COVID letters and editorials, from all points of the compass. I suppose this simply reflects the generally scattered views of Americans, regardless of the topic. At the risk...


Former legislator speaks on COVID

Editor: Greetings in this new year of 2021. I sent this letter to Governor Kate Brown this week. Dear Governor Brown, I feel compelled to communicate to you about the present situation in Oregon and a major decision you have recently made.  Yes,...


We easily succumb to manipulation

Editor: The events on Wednesday, Jan. 6, just show how primitive our brain remains (in some, anyway) and how susceptible we are to manipulation (Qanon, Trump, religions). I’m sure every Republican/Libertarian is proud of what went down Wednesday....


Questions about riot in capital

Editor: First of all, I want to thank Angelita Sanchez for her willingness to volunteer her time as a city councilwoman and the support she gives to help those individuals who have little or no voice. I recently viewed a comment reported by The...


Around Town Jan. 13, 2021

Local grief support group for women A Women’s Grief Support Group meets every other Friday night at Calvary Baptist Church, 1042 Pleasant Valley Road. The next meeting will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. The group aims to provide a safe space to ack...


Public Safety Log Jan. 13, 2021

Jan. 4 12:15 a.m. – Philomath police served a Sweet Home warrant to Sammy Ramond Hughes, 20, for failure to appear on original charges of theft and criminal trespassing. 12:42 a.m. - Single-vehicle crash reported in 26000 block of Brush Creek...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 13, 2021

Newly finished book commemorates year of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

The production of the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree made a big impact in Sweet Home's history and, to document it, some local citizens and a city councilman have produced a commemorative coffee...

 By Scott Swanson    News    January 13, 2021

New year brings new laws, and some that continue through COVID

The year 2020 produced some unusual laws, as Oregon grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, which materialized shortly after legislators convened in February for their biannual short session. Legislators’ attention rapidly focused on the new threat,...


Engineering students develop hand-hold safety grip for truckers

By Steve Lundeberg Oregon State University Writer Students in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have helped the trucking industry get a handle on a longstanding safety problem: drivers slipping and falling while exiting or entering...


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