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Articles from the March 17, 2021 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    March 17, 2021

Saving Timber

In a line of trucks waiting to unload logs at the Santiam Lumber Mill between Lebanon and Sweet Home on a morning earlier this month, most carried timber with clear signs of fire damage on the bark....

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 17, 2021

Victor offers county $1M for mill land

Sweet Home businessman Josh Victor last week offered the Linn County Board of Commissioners $1 million to purchase the former Willamette Industries mill site in Sweet Home. Victor owns Sweet Home Real Estate Restoration and said he has 32 homes just...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 17, 2021

SHHS teacher Melissa Klumph remembered as caring, inspiring mentor

Former colleagues and students at Sweet Home High School are mourning the loss of Melissa Klumph, who taught mathematics at the high school for nearly 20 years, much of that during a years-long...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 17, 2021

County has big plans for Green Peter, parks chief tells chamber group

There's lots happening in Linn County Parks as the camping season rapidly approaches, county Parks Director Brian Carroll told a group of Chamber of Commerce members and guests Tuesday, March 9, at a...

 

Melissa Christine Sime Klumph

Dec. 10, 1977 - March 7, 2021 Melissa “Mo” Christine Sime Klumph, 43, of Sweet Home passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 7, 2021, with her family by her side. Melissa was born Dec. 10, 1977,...

 

Bert Kuwela Kaniaupio Jr.

Oct. 12, 1967 - March 13, 2021 Bert Kuwela Kaniaupio, 53, of Sweet Home, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021. He was born Oct. 12, 1967 in San Jose, Calif. to Bert Kuwela Kaniaupio Sr. and Eleanor...

 

Mary Allison

Oct. 28, 1958 - March 12, 2021 Mary Carla Allison, 62, of Sweet Home, died March 12, 2021. She was born Oct. 28, 1958 in Sedalia, Mo., to Norman Carl and Mary Esther (Fornshell) Lange. She lived in Sedalia until 2015, when she moved to Sweet Home....

 

John Little

Jan. 24, 1971 - March 12, 2021 John Little, 50, of Sweet Home, died March 12, 2021. He was born Jan. 24, 1971 in Mount Vernon, Wash. to Jack Garland and Barbara Arlene (Bohan) Little. He most...

 

Cordell Sele

July 30, 1931 - March 8, 2021 Cordell Kaye Sele, 89, of Sweet Home died March 8, 2021. He was born July 30, 1931 in Portland to Erling “Earl” Joseph and Ella Ovidia (Kjos) Sele. He grew up in...

 

County Commissioner Lindsey dies; replacement search begins

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...

 

'Progressive' not a gentle concept

Editor: I think we need to know the true meaning of this popular word of the day: “progressive.” Progressive comes from the word “progress.” However, it is also the Americanized word for Communism.  I know, you really don’t think that is...

 

Teaching children starts at home

Editor: I will start this off with my family. There are four; two sons, two daughters. They grew up with responsibilities, clean their rooms, do dishes, take out the garbage, respect, honor and choices. They would bring home their friends, most of wh...

 

Baboon story makes a point

“Stress, Portrait of a Killer,” a National Geographic production with Prof. Robert Sapolsky (www.youtube.com/watch? v=eYG0ZuTv5rs ) is very good and has a happy ending. It’s 44.23 minutes in if you’re in a hurry. Prof. Sapolsky says he...

 

School traffic creates challenges

Editor: We have lots of senior residents who’ve lived in Sweet Home over 30 years. The problem is the Hawthorne Elementary School is getting worse  every year with traffic from the school. It takes about 10 minutes from Clark Mill to 35th on Long...

 

City actions raise some questions

Editor: One man’s opinion about city planning, system development, and the City Council. They do what they want, when they want, and with whomever they want. I’ll start with the most recent affront. Jamie Melcher, local real estate agent, to the...

 

Around Town March 17, 2021

‘Food Garden’ class in Lebanon Master Gardener Sheryl Casteen hosts free organic “Food Garden” classes Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. indoors at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. The series of six classes, which began March...

 

Public Safety Log March 17, 2021

March 9 10:52 a.m. - Callers report a male is walking in the middle of the road, stumbling into traffic, possibly intoxicated, Hwy. 228/Fern Ln. Vincent Lee Holt, 50, arrested for disorderly conduct. Arrested on Linn County Circuit Court warrant for...

 

SH volleyball team faces Sisters Wednesday after sweeping foes

Sweet Home's volleyball team defeated Cascade, Corbett and Marist last week, all in straight sets. At Cascade on March 10, the Huskies won 25-12, 25-14, 25-14 . They hosted Corbett and Marist on...

 

Huskies go to ground in 28-10 football win over Stayton

Sweet Home’s defensive secondary came up big as the Huskies bounced back following a mud-encrusted opening football loss at Elmira to pound Stayton 28-10 Friday night, March 12, on the road. “The kids did a good job,” Head Coach Dustin Nichol s...

 

Husky boys first at Stayton Invitational cross-country meet

Sweet Home’s cross-country boys placed first in the team competition at the Stayton Invitational held Saturday, March 13, at Stayton Middle School. The girls were third. Coach Kambria Schumacher said the Huskies, most of whom haven’t had the...

 

Parks to open early sites starting Friday

Linn County Parks will open extra campsite spaces by Friday, March 19, the start of spring break, according to Parks Director Brian Carroll. Carroll said several county parks allow camping year-round, on a reduced basis. “We especially want to get...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 17, 2021

Landowner tells council LID offers solutions, despite costs

Local businessman Josh Victor of 44004 Wiley Creek spoke to Sweet Home city councilors at their March 9 meeting in support of the proposed local improvement district after residents in the north...

 

County's 'well-oiled' COVID vaccination clinic innoculates thousands per day

The parking lot at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany is nearly full of vehicles in mid-afternoon on a day midway through the week. It's a coronavirus vaccination day and the county's...

 

Girls remain unbeaten with soccer win over LaPine and tie with Newport

Sweet Home girls soccer remained undefeated in this spring season, beating La Pine 2-0 on the road March 9, then tying Newport/Eddyville Charter 1-1 at home March 11. Head Coach Ramiro Santana said...

 

Boys come close in 1-0 soccer loss to Sisters, lose 4-1 to Newport

Sweet Home's boys soccer team lost a couple of home contests last week, falling 1-0 to Sisters and 4-1 to Newport/Eddyville Charter. In the Sisters match, at home March 9, Head Coach Eric Stutzer...

 

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