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Articles from the May 6, 2020 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 6, 2020

County officials say it's time to end shut-down

Linn County commissioners are hoping that Linn County will be among the first counties to begin reopening later this month, while Gov. Kate Brown on Friday called for more testing, contact tracing and isolation of the coronavirus that causes...

 News    May 6, 2020

Oregon Jamboree announces festival will not be held in early August

The Oregon Jamboree announced today (May 7) that the 2020 event will not be held the first weekend of August based on a statement by Gov. Kate Brown earlier in the day. “Our staff, management team and board of directors are working hard on a... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 6, 2020

Local nurse says work in NYC was 'indescribable'

Jasmin (Yoder) Long has been far outside of her element during most of the past month as she helped treat COVID-19 patients in New York City, but she credits God's strength with carrying her through t...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 6, 2020

Sweet Home budget proposed at $34.7 million for 2020-21

City Manager Ray Towry outlined a relatively optimistic city budget proposal for 2020-21, but that optimism is tempered by uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Towry delivered his annual budget message to the city’s Budget Committee on...


Charles Harrington

Sept. 25, 1944 - April 26, 2020 Charles Lenard Harrington, 75, of Sweet Home died April 26, 2020. He was born Sept. 25, 1944 in Maroa, Ill., to Harold Lenard and Effie Myrtle (VanHorn) Harrington. He... Full story


Shawn McDaniel

May 12, 1949 - May 3, 2020 Shawn Albert McDaniel, 70, of Sweet Home died at his home on the morning of May 3, 2020. He was born May 12, 1949 in Altadena, Calif., to Darrell Douglas and Elynor Marie... Full story


Patricia Ribe

May 5, 1946 - May 1, 2020 Patricia Lou Ribe, 73, of Sweet Home, died May 1, 2020. She was born May 5, 1946 in Gary, Ind., to Emil M. and Euvena Mae (Shannon) Schwimmer. She grew up in California and moved to Oregon in 1969. She lived mostly in... Full story


Austin West

May 4, 1996 - April 27, 2020 Austin Dale West, 23, of Sweet Home died April 27, 2020 in Anaheim, Calif. He was born May 4, 1996 in Eugene to Dale and Leanna (Anders) West. He lived most of his life... Full story

 News    May 6, 2020

Masks required for all Samaritan patients, visitors

As of Monday, May 4, Samaritan Health Services is requiring all patients and visitors to wear a face mask or face covering when they visit any Samaritan hospital, clinic or other facility. Simple cloth coverings, such as bandannas or scarves, may be...


Levy reduction would be timely, if not overdue

A proposal by city staff to decrease the Police Department levy by 30 cents per $1,000 of property value is something we should all appreciate. For one thing, that proposal will allow the City Council a chance to keep an implicit promise from city of...


Coleman would be strong voice

Editor: I have known Susan Coleman for a long time and am excited that she is running for state representative. She has an uncanny ability to view issues in a long-range manner and makes decisions accordingly. I am impressed with her leadership...


Remember local nurses this week

Editor: Each May, health care organizations across the nation recognize and celebrate the exemplary efforts of nurses and other health care professionals by commemorating both National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. This year’s recognition...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 6, 2020

Number of SH properties in compression falls, providing city more income

The number of properties not affected by property tax limitations – approximately one-third of those in the city of Sweet Home – is growing while the amount of tax revenue reduced by the limitations continues to plummet. Welcome to the world of c...


Around Town May 6, 2020

Business support during COVID-19 To better support local businesses during the COVID-19 health crisis, Linn-Benton Community College’s Small Business Development Center has created a new platform for virtual business forums, called Let’s Keep...

 News    May 6, 2020

Public Safety Log May 6, 2020

May 4 12:11 a.m. - Kaby Patricia Keith-Heidt, 24, cited and released on Linn County warrant for failure to appear on a criminal citation and failure to appear on original charge of delivering heroin and cited on a new charge of driving while...

 News    May 6, 2020

COVID-19 numbers up in Linn County, but no new deaths

Linn County had 97 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning, an increase from 78 one week earlier and 62 the week prior, according to information provided by the Oregon Health Authority. The total now includes “presumptive cases,” which the OHA...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 6, 2020

Graduation celebration begins with senior banners on Main St.

While Sweet Home High School math teacher Steve Thorpe is busy organizing this year's graduation celebration, others have already stepped up to help make sure this is a banner year for the Class of...

 By Scott Swanson    News    May 6, 2020

COVID-19 shutdown creates difficulties for SHHS post-grad adviser

At this time of the year, Kristin Adams typically sits in her Career Center office at Sweet Home High School, in front of a proverbial revolving door. 'She counsels, cajoles, challenges high school...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 6, 2020

Update: Investigation continues in Tamarack fire

The investigation into the deaths of the Shobert family on April 28 has not slowed over the last week, as investigators continue to work the case, interviewing witnesses, processing digital evidence,...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 6, 2020

Council mulls allowing Midway residents to connect to wells

Should residents of Sweet Home's Midway area, who were affected by groundwater contamination in the 1990s, be allowed to disconnect from city water and reconnect to their wells? That was discussed...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 6, 2020

Library starts curbside book pickups, plans Summer Program

The Sweet Home Public Library is continuing to serve its patrons as well as it can as it prepares for an unusual Summer Reading Program, which will be restricted by the effort to prevent the spread...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 6, 2020

Family beats coronavirus shutdown with last-minute safari

The Garrett family slid in a last-minute vacation before lockdowns and stay-at-home orders ended international travel. It was close. They escaped South Africa the day before that nation locked down...


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