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Articles from the April 7, 2021 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    April 7, 2021

SH schools to move to fuller days April 19

In response to relaxation of COVID restrictions by state schools officials, Supt. Tom Yahraes announced Friday that Sweet Home will be moving to more ambitious in-person scheduling and increased activities at district schools. The state announced in...

 

Huskies volleyball update III: Sweet Home wins state championship

Sweet Home's volleyball team won the 4A Division state championship tournament Saturday evening, beating Sisters 4-1 in the championship match (25-22, 25-20, 20-25, 25-19). The match was held at... Full story

 

COVID vaccinations available as case numbers rise trend upwards

While the rate of reported new COVID cases is on the rise in Linn County, vaccinations are also continuing – on a large scale. Linn County Public Health will host COVID-19a vaccination clinics on Wednesday, April 7, and Thursday, April 8, at the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 7, 2021

Tucker returns to County Commission

Will Tucker thought his last meeting as a Linn County Commissioner was the one in late December when he was replaced by Sherrie Sprenger after he'd decided not to run for a fourth term. But three...

 

Kelsey Harris

Dec. 19, 1989 - March 28, 2021 Kelsey Noelle Harris, 31, of Sweet Home and Brownsville area, and a longtime resident of Milwaukie, died March 28, 2021. She was born Dec. 19, 1989 in Portland to Lance... Full story

 

Ramona Lusardi

Feb. 3, 1932 - April 2, 2021 Ramona Lusardi, 89, of Sweet Home died April 2, 2021. She was born Feb. 3, 1932 in Gresham to James Berla and Mary Lotti (Rench) McMurry.  She had lived off and on in... Full story

 

Lucille Noah

July 20, 1948 - April 1, 2021 Lucille Claire Noah, 72, of Sweet Home, died April 1, 2021 peacefully at home with her loved ones by her side. She was born July 20, 1948 to Maurice and Lorraine... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 7, 2021

Vets banners effort resumes, with support from Rotary Club

Four years into the Hero Banner project, which has resulted in the hanging of dozens of banners portraying local veterans on power poles along Highway 20 in Sweet Home, the founders are getting help....

 

Samaritan accepting applications for medical scholarships through April

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...

 

New reporter: How I got to Sweet Home

The first time I heard about Sweet Home was in a Lynyrd Skynyrd song. But that was Sweet Home, Alabama. You see, I come from quite far away. Pennsylvania, to be precise. When I learned that Sweet...

 

ODF habitat plan has many flaws

By Amanda Astor The Oregon Department of Forestry is proposing major changes in state forest management. Last year, the agency released a draft 70-year habitat conservation plan with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atm...

 

Design ideas have failed to flourish

Editor: Once upon a time, Sweet Home was declared a “Tree City.”  That was something to be proud of.  Then, as our beautiful trees along Main Street became even more beautiful, some “all knowing” experts told us that we had to take out the...

 

Gourley should be re-elected to board

Editor: This letter of support is written on behalf of Jim Gourley, incumbent school board member in the Sweet Home School District. Jim is a long-time member of the community who cares a great deal about Sweet Home and the families that live here....

 

Demise of Kiwanis Club a sad day

Editor: Although I understand the reasoning behind the decision to fold the Sweet Home Kiwanis Club (as reported in the March 31 edition), I am sad to see it occur. I have many fond memories of my 20 years as a club member, starting in 1985. In my...

 

Tree removal result of poor planning

Editor: First off, you’d have thought the city would have never ever allowed Douglas firs in such a tiny park. Re: Evergreen Loop Park razing (March 10). The brief article failed to mention the actuator of the park’s trees sudden...

 

Around Town April 7, 2021

Samaritan doctor to talk vaccines Dr. Adam Brady, infectious disease specialist and chair of the Samaritan coronavirus task force, will offer a free webinar on the latest on coronavirus vaccines at noon Friday, April 9. More and more people in the st...

 

Public Safety Log April 7, 2021

March 29 3:26 a.m. – Franklin Archie Thompson, 46, arrested for failure to appear on an original charge of second-degree disorderly conduct, Linn County Sheriff’s Office. 8:11 p.m. – Deputy counseled male walking along side of road in 29000...

 

Sweet Home boys third, Jessy Hart sixth at cross-country districts

Sweet Home's boys finished in third place Saturday, April 3, in the Oregon West cross-country district championships held at Community Chapel and GB's Trees Christmas tree farm. The girls were fifth...

 

Huskies post big volleyball wins as they prep for state tourney

It was no secret, coming into this COVID-shortened and delayed season, that Sweet Home's volleyball team should be one of the top teams in the state. But after last week, the Huskies literally are....

 

Candidates finalized for May 18 vote

Most candidates in Sweet Home’s May 18 election will be unchallenged, following the end of the filing period to run in the various district races that are open. The only competitive race will be the Zone 8 At Large seat for the Sweet Home School...

 

County rolls out new opportunities to get COVID vaccinations

Linn County Public Health and its Samaritan Health and Medical Reserve Corps partners have dispensed more than 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in recent weeks....

 

Sweet Home High School First Semester Honor Roll

Following are Sweet Home HIgh School students who have been announced by the school as having made the First Semester Honor Roll for 2020-21. Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D,...

 

Huskies lose 'smash-mouth' game to No. 5 Cascade, 63-12

Sweet Home’s football team ran into a bulldozer offense Friday night at Cascade, falling 63-12 to a Cougar offense that, as Coach Dustin Nichol put it, was pretty much “smash-mouth football” all game. The Huskies actually got on the scoreboard...

 

Huskies seeded No. 1 in volleyball playoff tourney

Thanks to a late-season decision to hold an eight-team volleyball 4A Division playoff, Sweet Home’s players will get to test themselves against the top teams in the state this week. The Huskies are seeded No. 1 in the tournament, which starts for t...

 

Local swimmer makes 2 finals at sectionals

After a year-long break from swimming competition, Sweet Home's Chloe Tyler got a chance to get back in the fast lane at the USA Swimming Spring Speedo Sectionals Meet in Phoenix, Ariz., March 19-22....

 

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