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Articles from the February 24, 2021 edition

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Northern Mud Fest on hold for now

As is the case with other regular local events, the annual Northern Farms Mud Fest's 2021 festival is in jeopardy. Due to COVID-induced mass gathering restrictions, the annual event, which typically...


Parks get priority in council review of improvement plans

As Sweet Home’s City Council members discussed the budget for this year’s capital improvement plan during a Feb. 16 special work session at City Hall, Councilor Diane Gerson urged her colleagues to take a more proactive stance than past councils...


Dawn Marie Winkler

Dec. 14, 1964 - Feb. 15, 2021 Dawn Marie Winkler Weare, 56, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Feb. 15, 2021. Dawn was born Dec. 14, 1964 in Lebanon to Edward E. and Loretta Sue (O’Neil) Winkle... Full story


Laura Margaret Morse

Sept. 19, 1925 – Feb. 3, 2021 Laura Margaret Morse, a longtime resident of Corvallis, passed away peacefully on February 3 at the age of 95 at Willamette Springs Memory Care in Corvallis. Laura was... Full story


John Wesley Martin

Oct. 26, 1931 - Feb. 18, 2021 John Wesley Martin, 89, of Sweet Home, passed away on Feb. 18, 2021 in Albany. John was born in York, Pa., on Oct. 26, 1931 to Enos and Anna (Gehman) Martin. John grew... Full story


Tomas Casado

Jan. 20, 1943 – March 12, 2021 Tomas Sarmiento Casado, 78, of Sweet Home, died March 12, 2021 after a long illness. He was born Jan. 20, 1943 in Mexico. Mr. Casado was a veteran, who proudly served... Full story


Michelle Wells

March 14, 1975 – Feb. 18, 2021 Michelle Alicia Wells, 45, of Sweet Home, died Feb. 18, 2021. She was born March 14, 1975 in Kirkland, Wash., to Jarrett and Nina (Aronson) Irish. She lived in Kirkland, Seattle, Portland and Sweet Home. Mrs. Wells... Full story


Around Town Feb. 24, 2021

Chamber to hold info forum Feb. 25 The Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual Forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. The program will include discussion of the chamber’s mission and its vision for the coming year. Members of the Board...


'Rigged' letter had 'very little truth'

Editor: The letter in the Feb. 17 edition about the so-called rigged impeachment was nothing but an uninformed diatribe which had very little truth at all in it. Apparently, the writer doesn’t listen to ALL the news out there. That includes Fox...


Whose interest is furthered here?

Editor: Government, Inc.: Let’s start with the CDC. Example 1: Counting. A new study reports that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been massively inflating its COVID-19 “case” and death counts to make the “pandemic...


Public Safety Log Feb. 24, 2021

Feb. 14 1:14 a.m. - Caller reported intoxicated male yelling and pushing ex, 3224 Main St. Officer responded, male transported to Linn County Hospital by medics for minor injuries and intoxication. Corey Christopher Bradbury, 32, arrested for...

 By Sarah Brown    News    February 24, 2021

Life's busy for new Senior Center director, despite COVID shutdown

If Dawn Mitchell, co-director at the Sweet Home Senior Center, could take time away from her busy schedule to participate in one of the center's activities, she would try the glass fusing workshop....


Time capsules of various sorts offer windows to the past

Recently, one of East Linn Museum’s invaluable volunteers, Nadine Jackson, came across two associated artifacts as she straightened up the museum’s attic and moved on downstairs to put order into...


SHFAD firefighters battle pair of blazes over two-day period

Sweet Home firefighters responded last week to two fires in the area. The first, near the corner of 38th Avenue and Long Street, broke out Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, in a detached garage on a lot...


Finding the needle in the briar patch impossible – or not

The rain was heavy and it was hard to see in the darkness. I was glad that I had put my rain pants and boots on when I left the house. I pulled on my raincoat as I stepped out of the truck. I was wet...


Swimming dominance goes back 60 years for Sweet Home

Doug Peargin's name will be forever linked to Sweet Home swimming – and for good reason: He's coached the Huskies for 46 years and under his leadership they've done very, very well. Husky swimmers...


Linn County moving to Moderate Risk Friday

Starting Friday, Feb. 26, Linn County will move into the Moderate Risk level for COVID. The change comes after the county's incidences of new reported COVID cases have dropped precipitously during...


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