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Articles from the March 24, 2021 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    March 24, 2021

New homeless shelter plans in the works

The Family Assistance Center (FAC) is in the process of coming up with the rules and regulations for a more substantial homeless shelter in the Sweet Home Community, said Larry Horton, a Sweet Home...

 

1,000 COVID vaccine doses available today to qualifying Linn County residents

Linn County Public Health will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to persons in Group 6 with 1,000 doses available for the Wednesday, March 24, vaccination clinic at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, according to Health Director Todd Noble. Noble said...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 24, 2021

Former TNE publisher starts new gig: writing for county

Alex Paul sits in a small cubicle-like office in the Linn County Courthouse, a few hundred yards from where he's spent most of the last 16 years. Life's moved fast in the last few weeks. A month ago...

 

Michael Lewis Garber

June 3, 1944 - March 17, 2021 Michael Lewis Garber, 76, of Lebanon, passed away peacefully at his home on March 17, 2021 of cirrhosis of the liver. OHSU doctors in Portland told Mike he was a... Full story

 

Magnus 'Gene' Eugene Chelstad

Dec. 13, 1933 - March 14, 2021 Magnus “Gene” Eugene Chelstad passed away peacefully in Lebanon at the age of 87 on March 14, 2021, with his loving wife Vivian at his side. Born Dec. 13, 1933 to... Full story

 

Rebecca 'Becky' Lynn Blank

July 18, 1956 - March 17, 2021 Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Blank, 64, of Sweet Home, passed away March 17, 2021. She was born July 18, 1956 in Sweet Home to John Frank and Ruth Eileen (Gerard) Witcraft.... Full story

 

Larry Ray Porter

April 2, 1948 - March 19, 2021 Larry Ray Porter, 72, of Sweet Home passed away unexpectedly on March 19, 2021. He was born April 2, 1948 in Bend to Glenn D. and Kathleen Rae (Young) Porter. He... Full story

 

Betty Epperson

March 9, 1937 - March 13, 2021 Betty June Epperson, 84, of Sweet Home died March 13, 2021. She was born March 9, 1937 in Vinita, Okla., to Stephen S. and Kathrine L. (Collins) Hamm. She grew up in... Full story

 

Time to discard failed planning rule

By Vlad Yurlov Oregon’s transportation policy is in an alternate reality, the “no build” alternative, to be exact. It’s been more than 30 years since Oregon built a new highway, and its metropolitan areas are pressured to say “no” to park...

 

Let your doctor know you care

Editor, March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Together with Chief Medical Officer Robert Turngren, MD, we express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the hundreds of Samaritan Health Services physicians who consistently demonstrate exemplary...

 

Longtime Singing Christmas Tree devotees deserve recognition

Dedication and commitment are characteristics of people that you cannot recognize with a simple "thank you" or "we could not have done it without you."  When individuals dedicate, decades of their...

 

State eases restrictions on schools

Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Education on Monday announced new guidelines for schools that allow 3 feet of physical distancing under certain conditions. "After careful review by the...

 

County commissioners tell Fair chief to start scheduling events

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist and Sherrie Sprenger on Tuesday, March 16, told Randy Porter, director of the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, it is time to begin planning reopening the facility that has hosted few events in the past year due...

 

Around Town March 23, 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 23, 2021

March 15 3:55 p.m. - Caller was locked behind gate after driving up logging road from upper McDowell Creek Park. Told deputies he drove up the road to take photos of the falls. While he was there, the gate was closed and he was locked in. He was...

 

41st Ave. home destroyed in fire

A car fire ignited a garage and moved to a house on 41st Avenue Wednesday afternoon, March 17, prompting a two-alarm response from the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and causing a "total...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 24, 2021

SHPD's annual pinwheel sale to fight child abuse

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and the Sweet Home Police Department will hold its annual Pinwheels For Prevention at 10 a.m. on April 10 in front of the Police Department to raise...

 

Man arrested on child sex charges

A Sweet Home man was arrested Tuesday, March 16, on child sexual abuse charges following a search of his residence on Fern Ridge Road, Sheriff Jim Yon reported. Yon said detectives served a child...

 

Volunteers, staff members needed for COVID vaccination clinics

With the supply of COVID vaccine increasing locally, area providers are looking for help in getting shots in arms. Both Linn County and Samaritan Health have issued calls for help – volunteers for the county’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the...

 

Sweet Home Swim Club swimmers place well at first meet in year

Sweet Home Swim Club swimmers attended their first meet in over a year last weekend in Eugene, the 2021 TEAM short course Grand Prix. Sweet Home finishers were: RJ Abbott – 14 years old: second...

 

Husky boys lose to top soccer teams

Sweet Home's boys soccer team faced a lot of tough competition last week in two home matches, losing 8-0 to Stayton on March 16 and 5-0 to Philomath on March 18. Injuries have been an ongoing problem...

 

Girls lose lopsided games to Stayton, Philomath

Sweet Home girls soccer lost a pair of lopsided contests on the road last week, falling to Stayton 5-0 and Philomath 8-0. “They have a fast team,” Head Coach Ramiro Santana said of Stayton. “When it comes to quickness, we don’t have fast...

 

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