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Articles from the February 3, 2021 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    February 3, 2021

Staffers practice at Hawthorne for students' return

In the hustle and bustle of preparing to bring students back, teachers and staff at Hawthorne could hardly contain their glee last week. Said one staffer to another: "I can see you smiling behind...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    February 3, 2021

Chamber game puts focus on businesses

Supporting local businesses has the potential for a payoff thanks to a new campaign by the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce.  Office Manager Melody Jordan Reese said "I wanted to do a shop local...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    February 3, 2021

Council discusses homeless issues

City Council members heard an impassioned presentation about the state of homelessness in Sweet Home at their Jan. 26 meeting. Councilors Greg Mahler, who is the mayor, Susan Coleman, Diane Gerson, Lisa Gourley, Dylan Richardson, Angelita Sanchez...

 

Shirley Lynn Kenyon

Nov. 15, 1948 - Dec. 21, 2020 Shirley Lynn Kenyon, 72, of Brownsville, passed away on Dec. 21, 2020 after a long battle with breast cancer. Shirley was born Nov. 15, 1948 to Bertsel and Marie Mauldin...

 

Frank Gates

July 11, 1926 – Jan. 25, 2021 Frank Gates, 94, of Molalla, formerly of Sweet Home, died Jan. 25, 2021 from age-related issues. He was born July 11, 1926 in Rainier to James and Mary (Wade) Gates,...

 

Eddie Smith

Jan. 1, 1940 – Jan. 22, 2021 Eddie Smith, age 81, passed away Jan. 22, 2021 in Prairie City. Eddie was born Jan. 1, 1940 in Highfill, Ark., to Jackson and LuVeta (Trimble) Smith. He went to school...

 

Measure 109 not 'just another drug ballot measure'

In the November 2020 election, Oregonians voted in favor of passing Ballot Measure 109. This permits the Oregon Health Authority to establish a framework for psilocybin-assisted therapy to begin as...

 

Senior Center needs support

Editor: It is certainly unfortunate that the Sweet Home Center has had to close its doors to our community’s seniors this past year due to the pandemic. However, perhaps some encouragement can be derived from past history of the Senior Center. A...

 

It's time to mend political fences

Editor: In 2016 I, along with many were shocked and disappointed when Trump won, especially after the Access Hollywood tapes were released. Women all over the country peacefully protested, wearing pink beanies, and marched against abuse of power and...

 

Around Town Feb. 3, 2021

OSU lecture series focus is disasters The annual Starker Lecture Series at Oregon State University will this year focus on resilience in the face of disasters and other disturbances and how people across the forest landscape work to overcome them...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 3, 2021

Jan. 25 3:37 a.m. – Caller reported female is outside yelling and refusing to leave, 2200 block of Main. Officer responded, Micaela Gabrielle Horning, 27, cited and released on a Douglas County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of...

 

Determined Huskies won Sweet Home's only hoops title

Ed Nieman really never had plans to be a basketball coach. And it really wasn't a long journey for him to the bench, but the trip took him a long way: to Sweet Home High School's first and only state...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    February 3, 2021

Steelhead reopens after state adjusts restrictions opens door to limited gym usage

It’s once again permissible for patrons to exercise at Steelhead Fitness. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, Gov. Kate Brown announced some changes to the business regulations around counties in the extreme risk category, which includes Linn County. The...

 

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