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Articles from the March 10, 2021 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    March 10, 2021

Pine grove to honor local forester

Last Thursday, March 4, a quartet of men busily planted potted pines on a knoll just north of the ponds at Sunnyside Park. Their activity was the culmination of a years-long effort by local forestry...


Alert system test Saturday

A test of the Linn-Benton Alert system is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13. The test alert will go to recipients in both Linn and Benton counties that have signed up with the system. "We would... Full story

 By Benny Westcott    News    March 10, 2021

Student numbers up but athletics participation falls

Over the last two months Sweet Home School District has gained 58 students, which is not typical for this time of year, Supt. Tom Yahraes told School Board members Monday night, March 8, in their monthly meeting. “Our enrollment usually decreases...

 By Benny Westcott    News    March 10, 2021

City refinances debt to save $766,000, improve its bond rating

The city was recently able to save hundreds of thousands of dollars after securing a favorable interest rate on its water and wastewater debt. “We took our water and wastewater debt, and went out to a firm out of Portland, DA Davidson & Co. and all...

 By Benny Westcott    News    March 10, 2021

Citizens invited to weigh in on what they want for SH downtown

Members of the public will have an opportunity to weigh in on what changes they would like to see put in place by the city along the Main Street and Long Street corridors in the area between 9th to...


Morine Garrett

Dec. 27, 1936 – Feb. 24, 2021 Morine Viola Garrett, 84, of Sweet Home, died Feb. 24, 2021 at Riverbend Hospital in Springfield. She was born Dec. 27, 1936, to Clithero and Viola Lee Van Duyn, in... Full story


Michael Kinney

Jan. 12, 1944 – Feb. 5, 2021 Michael Paul Kinney, 77, of Eugene, formerly of Sweet Home, died Feb. 5, 2021. He was born Jan. 12, 1944 in Portland to Paul and Dorothy Kinney. After graduating from Su... Full story


Lewis Walling

Aug. 2, 1966 – Feb. 28, 2021 Lewis “Louie” Eugene Walling, 54, of Sweet Home died Feb. 28, 2021. He was born Aug. 2, 1966 in Salem to Dale Eugene and Jane Bernice (Mowdy) Walling. During his... Full story


Medical scholarship applications being accepted

The Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation is now accepting applications for its scholarship programs for east Linn County students pursuing careers in health care. Scholarships are available for medical and nursing students as well as students...


Booting of classics act of ideological destruction

By Rich Lowry It was only a matter of time before Cicero got canceled. The New York Times recently profiled Princeton classicist Dan-el Padilla Peralta, who wants to destroy the study of classics as a blow for racial justice. The critique of...


Be careful who you trust among media

Editor: Our First Amendment, Freedom of speech is being stepped on, by big news media and internet giants. Now some of the congress members have sent letters to T.V. Cable companies and satellite companies trying to force them to stop them carrying...


Around Town March 10, 2021

SAFE Party can drive Saturday The Class of 2021 SAFE Party organizing committee will hold a bottle and can drive fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 13, with drop-off at O’Reilly’s parking lot at the corner of 10th and Main. Pick-up...


Public Safety Log March 10, 2021

Feb. 28 12:04 a.m. – Steven Lee Ballweber, 31, arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of possession of a restricted weapon, Linn County Sheriff’s Office. Cited and released. Report taken....


Boys play improved soccer in loss to Cascade

Sweet Home's boys soccer squad lost to Cascade 4-0 in their opening match at Husky Field, but Head Coach Eric Stutzer took away some positives from the contest. "I saw a lot of improvement from last y...


Girls open with soccer victory over Cascade

Sweet Home's girls soccer players opened up their season with a 2-1 win at home over Cascade. "The girls were excited to play and come back and have a season," said Head Coach Ramiro Santana. "When...

 By Scott Swanson    News    March 10, 2021

Riggs Hill fire raises concern until home's occupant found

Fire destroyed a house near the intersection of Riggs Hill Road and Highway 20 early Thursday, March 4. The blaze was reported at 4:04 a.m., said Fire Chief Dave Barringer of the Sweet Home Fire and A...

 By Benny Westcott    News    March 10, 2021

Police seek help from residents' surveillance cameras to battle crime

The Sweet Home Police Department is asking residents and business owners throughout Sweet Home to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems with the department as part of a...

 By Cathryn Arndt    News    March 10, 2021

Gluten-free diet may not be answer for everyone, and must be done right

I still remember the first time I heard about the gluten-free diet. It was from a new acquaintance, well before I had changed my focus in college from culinary arts to nutrition. This acquaintance had...


Sweet Home opens volleyball season with decisive wins over Stayton, Woodburn

Sweet Home's volleyball team, loaded with players who've been all the way to the final match in the last state championship, looks like it is picking up where the Huskies left off. They beat Stayton...


Huskies lose football opener 20-8 in muddy game at Elmira

Sweet Home opened its abbreviated football season on a wet Friday night with a 20-8 loss at Elmira. Field conditions were an issue all night, Coach Dustin Nichol said, noting that both teams finished with three fumbles. “The mud was not kind to...


Commissioner John Lindsey dies

John Lindsey, the longest-tenured member of the Linn County Board of Commissioners, died early Tuesday, March 9, of cancer-related causes. Lindsey, 54, was midway through his sixth, four-year term in... Full story


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