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Articles from the April 21, 2021 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    April 21, 2021

Councilors ponder best way to spend $2.03 million

What to do with $2.03 million? That was a focus of the Sweet Home City Council’s April 13 meeting, in which members discussed potential allocation strategies for the funding that Sweet Home will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act....

 

SHFAD rescues patient who fell down Cascadia waterfall

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel rescued a man who had fallen down a waterfall east of Cascadia Monday evening, April 18. According to SHFAD, a caller reported at 6:45 p.m. Monday that a male had fallen off a waterfall near Longbow...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 21, 2021

Update: Samaritan delivers approximately 350 vaccinations Saturday in SH

Editor's note: See update on vaccinations below. The Jim Riggs Community Center was a bustle of activity – carefully organized – Saturday, April 17, as Samaritan Health conducted a COVID...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 21, 2021

Oregon Jamboree announces first of this year's festival lineup

Oregon Jamboree organizers kicked off their 2021 festival Monday, April 19, by announcing performers for Saturday, July 31. Festival Director Robert Shamek said that, thanks to the likelihood that...

 

William Lee Wilkinson Sr.

March 26, 1948 - April 12, 2021 William Lee Wilkinson Sr., 73, of Sweet Home, passed away April 12, 2021. He was born March 26, 1948 in Corvallis to William Everett and Virginia June (Reynolds) Wilkinson. He had lived in Albany, Sweet Home and... Full story

 

Larry Edward Martell

Feb. 1, 1956 - April 11, 2021 Larry Edward Martell, 65, of Sweet Home passed away April 11, 2021. He was born Feb. 1, 1956 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Michael Alvin and Beverly Ann (Nelson) Martell.... Full story

 

Shirley Black

May 20, 1931 - April 18, 2021 Shirley June Black, 89, of Albany, formerly of Sweet Home, died April 18, 2021. She was born May 20, 1931 in Colton, Calif., to Byron William Sr. and Nylah Ruth (Long)... Full story

 

Ellen King

April 18, 1955 - April 11, 2021 Ellen Leslie King, 65, of Sweet Home, died April 11, 2021. She was born April 18, 1955 in San Diego, Calif., to Leo Arlie and Georgia Ann (Hurt) King. She moved to Oregon from Kansas in 1979 and had lived mainly in... Full story

 

Rosanna Esther Evarts

Jan. 18, 1922 - April 12, 2021 Rosanna “Rosie” Esther Evarts, 99, of Sweet Home passed away Monday of natural causes. She was born Jan. 18, 1922 in Salmon, Idaho, to Frank “Pappy” Gilbert and... Full story

 

Officials credit smoke alarm for alerting resident of house fire

A Sweet Home woman escaped injury early Wednesday morning, April 14, when the porch at her mobile home caught fire, then spread to the residence, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District reported. Linn...

 

Biden's legacy may be dollar signs

By Rich Lowry So far, the defining word of the Biden era is “trillion.” The Joe Biden who portrayed himself as a moderate, old-school, bipartisan dealmaker during the presidential campaign is now a distant memory. He’s been replaced by the Joe...

 

Bible offers start for answers

Editor: To President Biden and all the leaders of our nation, states, cities, and even families who are trying in their own minds to build our country into what you might think is something good. Here is some counsel to you all to prayerfully...

 

Public Safety Log April 21, 2021

April 12 1:55 a.m. – Andrew James Freitag, 20, arrested on an Albany Police Department warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of second degree criminal mischief, Albany Police Department. 5:25 a.m. – Taylor Ray Plummer, 28, cited...

 

County commissioners implement stricter internal controls following misappropriation case

Since 2010, Linn County has had protocols in place regarding the daily handling of cash payments within county offices. Tuesday, April 13, Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker directed county Accounting Officer...

 

Butterfield gets life for murder

Former Sweet Home resident Page Lee Butterfield was sentenced April 6 to life in prison with no possibility of parole for second-degree murder after the 2019 killing of another Sweet Home man in what...

 

Around Town April 21, 2021

Webinar offered on effects of nutrition Nutrition can impact your health now – but did you know it can impact the health of future generations, too? Learn more on this topic at a free one-hour webinar, Power of Nutrition, to be presented Saturday,...

 

Sweet Home off to fast start in baseball, winning first four

Sweet Home's baseball team got off to a fast start, going 4-0 in its first contests last week and early this week. The Huskies started the season off with a 10-0 win against Woodburn on Thursday,...

 

Huskies rebound with decisive wins after opening softball loss to Cascade

Sweet Home softball started off their season last week with a 14-7 loss to Cascade, followed by wins against Woodburn and Philomath. "It was hard to have practice for five days without all your kids...

 

Jessy Hart, Treyson Smith named XC Most Valuable Runners

Seniors Jessy Hart and Treyson Smith were named Most Valuable Runners for the Sweet Home cross-country team at its awards event Thursday, April 15, at the Community Chapel youth barn. Coach Kambria...

 

Huskies start track season with burst of personal-best performances

After nearly two years of no track and field competition, Sweet Home's athletes were primed and ready Friday afternoon as they hosted Cascade in a dual meet. The boys set 21 personal bests – three...

 

Sweet Home man killed in Highway 20 crash

A Sweet Home man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash on Highway 20, near milepost 17. On Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at approximately 1:10 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 20 near...

 

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