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Articles from the January 27, 2021 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 27, 2021

SHFAD storage bay takes shape

More than six months later than expected, construction has begun on the new Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District vehicle bay. The project was delayed because of permitting issues, largely because a...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 27, 2021

Schools gear up for return of students

It’s been nearly a year, but the day has finally arrived for Sweet Home students to return to their classrooms. On Monday, Feb. 1, grades K-3 will return to in-person schooling five days a week, either in a.m. or p.m. cohorts. The following week,...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 27, 2021

Retired Librarian Rose Peda leaving legacy of love

Sometimes it's best to start at the beginning. Once upon a time, in Cupertino, Calif., a little girl loved books so much she created her own library in the family's garage to share literature with...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 27, 2021

Neighborhood contemplates forming district to solve street, water problems

Neighbors on Willow and Yucca streets are working to form a Local Improvement District with the goal of improving their water supply and road infrastructure. The LID will allow residents to access...


Kenneth Wayne Gregory

June 14, 1939- Dec. 19, 2020 Ken’s story begins on June 14, 1939 near the orange groves of Redland, Calif. Shortly after he was born, his father Carl and wife Gladys moved their family of nine... Full story


Roberta 'Bobbi' Gayle Gerard

June 18, 1953 – Jan 16, 2021 Bobbi Gerard, 67, of Sweet Home, passed away Jan. 16, 2021 at home, surrounded by her family. Bobbi was born June 18, 1953 in Eugene to John Frank and Sally Jane... Full story


Keith Blondin

April 5, 1987 - Jan. 17, 2021 Keith Andrew Blondin, 33, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 17, 2021 He was born April 5, 1987 in Grants Pass to Karl Ulrich and Cindy Blondin. Mr. Blondin lived in Oregon and... Full story


Charles Clark

March 17, 1953 – Jan. 4, 2021 Charles C. Clark, 67, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 4, 2021. He was born March 17, 1953 at Langmack Hospital in Sweet Home to Joseph and Eunice Clark. Mr. Clark graduated... Full story


Diane Ikola

Sept. 16, 1945 – Jan. 18, 2021 Diane Lorraine Ikola, 75, of Sweet Home died Jan. 18. 2021. She was born Sept. 16, 1945 in Riverside, Calif. to Rex Theodore and Mary Frances (Teubner) McKy. She and her husband lived in Sweet Home for 27 years. She... Full story


Tree sale set for Feb. 6

By Bonnie Marshall LCSWA director The Linn County Small Woodlands Association will host its 26th annual seedling sale at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany on Saturday, Feb. 6.  There may be some changes this year in the format of the...


On-the-ground veterinary work sometimes question of who pays whom whome

Johnnie Miller was waiting at the old barn when I pulled off the road. I stopped in front of the structure. "I have her in the far side of the barn," Johnnie said, with some excitement in his voice. H...


Evidence falls short in trial of Trump

By Dr. John A. Sparks The House of Representatives, with the sole responsibility of impeachment, has passed a single Article of Impeachment charging President Donald Trump with committing a high crime, namely that he “made statements that...


Repairing America starts right here

Editor: I am a Linn County resident, living halfway between Sweet Home and Lebanon I am a senior citizen, an independent voter and I enjoy riding bicycles with a bike club. When you ride a bike for 30 to 40 miles there is plenty of time to think. I...


Trump's outsider, so he's disliked

Editor: I’m thinking back a decade or two to the time when there were no “Tweets.” Presidents did what they all do – swear, cheat and otherwise do what men in power tend to do (just my humble observation). But, even when the public knew about...


Around Town Jan. 27, 2021

Foster Dam Road closure this week The road over Foster Dam is closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 29 to allow climbing inspections of the spillway gates.  For more information, call (541) 968-9915. OSU series focus is disaster...


Public Safety Log Jan. 27, 2021

Jan. 18 10:39 a.m. – Caller requested assistance catching a loose chicken, 1100 block of Redwood. Officer responded, chicken escaped into neighbor’s yard, unable to contact anyone at neighbor’s residence. 11:31 a.m. – Caller reported his...

 By Sarah Brown    News    January 27, 2021

Couple leave high-octane jobs for new life in Sweet Home

John and Jane Suh spent their entire lives in cities, but for the past year have been enjoying the relaxing benefits of rural, small-town life. The pair acquired Mr. Lucky's Deli, 1207 Long, and...


Museum harbors truths about lye and washerwoman blues

We hear the phrase "The more things change, the more they stay the same," and often we nod and echo, "Yes, yes." Should we? Likely not. Things do not hold steady and unchanged, as we can easily tell...


County employee arrested on embezzlement charges

The office manager for the Linn County Planning and Building Department was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 19, on suspicion of embezzlement, Sheriff Jim Yon reported. Sheriff’s detectives arrested Angela...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 27, 2021

County's COVID vaccinations progressing, but supplies lacking

Samaritan Health has begun administering the COVID vaccine at the Linn County Fairgrounds, and has so far given out more than 1,000 doses there. In a presentation on Jan. 21, Dr. Adam Brady, an...


OSU researchers find eDNA method trumps electrolysis in fish counts

By Molly Rosbach Oregon State University Writer Delivering a minor electric shock into a stream to reveal any fish lurking nearby may be the gold standard for detecting fish populations, but it’s not much fun for the trout. Scientists at Oregon...


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