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Articles from the April 15, 2020 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 15, 2020

Easter Service on Wheels

Those horns blaring in Holley Easter Sunday morning no doubt got neighbors' attention. But the clamor was simply Holley Christian Church congregants making a joyful noise as church members honked...

 

1st SH case of COVID-19 reported

The City of Sweet Home reported Monday evening that Sweet Home has one confirmed case of COVID-19, while the total number of positive COVID-19 tests statewide increased to 1,584 as of Monday morning,...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 15, 2020

State releases graduation credit requirements

The Oregon Department of Education released Graduation Pathways 2020 Wednesday (April 8) with the message that COVID-19 won't stop Oregon's high school seniors. The guidance details how oregon's high...

 

Remains discovered in south county

Linn County Sheriff's officials are working to identify human remains found last week off in the Upper Calapooia area near Holley. County Sheriff Jim Yon said his office received a call at 4:58 p.m....

 

Robert Wayne Sullivan

Feb. 17, 1939 - April 5, 2020 Robert Wayne Sullivan, 81, of Sweet Home, passed away April 5, 2020. Robert was born Feb. 17, 1939 in Mooreland, Okla., to Ralph and Mabel (Harris) Sullivan. His family... Full story

 

Peggy Bird-Rolph

March 23, 1962 – April 1, 2020 Peggy Diane Bird-Rolph, the belle of the ball, has left the party. Peggy was one of the funniest, most fun-loving, hard-working, keenest, warmest and selfless people... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 15, 2020

New Planning Commission chair wants to get codes up to date

The Sweet Home Planning Commission has appointed Jeff Parker chairman. The chairman is selected annually by the commission. Parker succeeds Lance Gatchell, who is serving as the commission's vice...

 

COVID-19 impacts on your newspaper

The other day I responded to a report of a fire, the results of which you can see on page 10-11. It wasn’t routine, and I’m not talking about the explosions that kept me and most of the onlookers well away from the roaring flames. What was...

 

Richards will stand for rural way of life

Editor: By this letter I support and endorse Dylan Richards as a Republican Candidate for Oregon’s House District 17. I have known Dylan for many years as a sincere person of high integrity and honesty. Since a young age, Dylan has been excited...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 15, 2020

Legislators play it safe with COVID-19, but concerned about governor's decisions

The state legislature isn't in session, but the legislators who represent the majority of the Sweet Home area are staying busy. They're collecting information, but they have had no involvement in...

 

Around Town April 15, 2020

Forestry group to offer scholarships Linn County Small Woodlands Association is offering four $2,000 scholarships to students graduating from Linn County high schools who plan to pursue forestry or forestry-related natural resources fields of study...

 

Public Safety Log April 15, 2020

April 12 10:18 a.m. - Michelle Kimberly Ray, 29, cited and released on Linn County warrant for probation violation on original charge of possession of methamphetamine, and Michael Scott Seiber, 40, cited and released in field on Linn County warrants...

 

Driver arrested after collision in Bi-Mart parking lot

A 26-year-old Sweet Home man was arrested in connection with a multiple-vehicle crash in the parking lot of Bi-Mart Tuesday, April 7. Kristopher Charles Garrett was charged with driving under the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 15, 2020

Explosive fire destroys shop next door to Oak Heights School

Fire destroyed a 5th Avenue residential shop next door to Oak Heights Elementary Friday afternoon, April 10. Sweet Home firefighters responded to a report of the fire at 465 5th Ave. at 4:10 p.m. and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 15, 2020

'Can-do' attitude in place as school progresses, board told

Supt. Tom Yahraes and School District staff members outlined how the Sweet Home School District has responded to the closure of schools this year as part of the effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The School Board held its regular...

 

OSAA cancels high school sports for remainder of year

Per Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement last week that Oregon schools will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Oregon School Activities Association has cancelled all remaining Spring activities and state championshi...

 

District seeks ways to honor '20 graduates

School officials are working on plans to recognize and honor the Class of 2020 in lieu of regular commencement ceremonies. “More to come,” said Sweet Home School Supt. Tom Yahraes. The information about how the state was going to handle seniors w...

 

Crash kills Salem woman near intersection of Main, Pleasant Valley

A Salem woman died Thursday evening, April 16, in a three-car collision near the intersection of Main Street and Pleasant Valley Road, police said. Police were dispatched at 7:53 p.m. to the crash,... Full story

 

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