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Articles from the April 28, 2021 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    April 28, 2021

City's budget process starts with guessing

How do you construct a budget amid the worst pandemic since the early 1900s? “The recipe for these estimates requires part science, part art, and part use of a crystal ball,” said City Manager Ray Towry as Sweet Home’s Budget Committee met for...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 28, 2021

Grant helps local addicts find help support, recovery

In 2018, Mid Valley Healthcare received a Human Resources and Services Administration grant from the federal government. The grant, overseen by the Coast to the Cascades Community Wellness Network...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 28, 2021

Organizers seek Sportsman's Holiday Court applicants

After a year in which the Sportsman's Holiday Court had little opportunity to engage in what would be normal activities for participants, organizers are hoping to get things back up to speed this...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 28, 2021

Case numbers up as Brown warns of risk level hike

Gov. Kate Brown, in a press conference Friday, April 23, warned that Oregon is in a “fourth wave” of COVID-19. The state now ranks second in the nation in having the most rapid growth of COVID-19...

 

David Leonard Lovik

March 31, 1947 - April 13, 2021 David Leonard Lovik set upon this world on July 13, 1948 in Lebanon and moved away from us on April 8, 2021. His parents were Gladys and Lloyd Lovik. He grew up and graduated from high school in Sweet Home. After high... Full story

 

Patsy 'Pat' Marie Johnson

March 31, 1947 - April 13, 2021 Patsy “Pat” Marie Johnson, 74, of Lebanon, passed away April 13, 2021. She was born March 31, 1947 in Sweet Home to Elmer Finley and Pearl (Davis) Hancock. She... Full story

 

Bobbie Davis

Oct. 25, 1935 - March 19, 2021 Bobbie Lee Davis, 85, of Sweet Home died March 19, 2021. She was born Oct. 25, 1935 in San Diego, Calif. to Gwendolyn (Fowlkes) and Samuel J. Rice Jr. She lived in... Full story

 

Local resident receives scholarship from Sweet Home's PEO Chapter DD

Sweet Home PEO, Chapter DD, has awarded Sweet Home resident Muffie McQuistion $1,800 through the Program for Continuing Education grant. McQuistion is currently enrolled at the Institute of Technology in Salem and will be graduating this spring as a...

 

Rob Younger pick of 'excellent' field

Editor: The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District is in the enviable position of having three excellent candidates for Position 4 on the Board of Directors. I’ve had the pleasure to serve with one of the candidates – Rob Younger – on the Fire...

 

Jim Gourley has proven himself

Editor: With the upcoming school board elections, I would like to take this time to urge you to vote for Jim Gourley for Position 8 at large. I have personally known Jim for years and have worked on numerous committees with him. Each time he has...

 

Racism threatens education in U.S.

Editor: The Biden administration is a go-for-broke bunch (on your dime): Pack the Supreme Court, open the borders, empty the nation’s treasury and push for federal control of elections. These all work for the same outcome: consolidate power. In...

 

Public Safety Log April 28, 2021

April 19 12:57 a.m. – Caller reports male standing in roadway. While officer in contact with subject he discarded trash in the roadway, Main & 228. Earl Ryan Dodge, 27, cited and released for offensive littering. 12:57 a.m. – Earl Ryan Dodge, 27,...

 

Around Town April 28, 2021

Sloppy joe dinner for Honor Flight Meadowlark Senior Living in Lebanon will host a National Superhero Day drive-through sloppy joe dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at 181 S. 5th St. Pick up a dinner, drive-through style,...

 

SHFAD rescues teen who fell down Cascadia waterfall

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel rescued a teenager 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 man had fallen off a waterfall near...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 28, 2021

Couple mixes cycling, other pastimes as they tour world

For Donna Short, taking a photograph helps her be present in the moment and really see what she's seeing. "It's a way to see more intently. Even if I never do anything with that picture ever again,...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    April 28, 2021

Oregon pioneers took the trail to where grass was greener

A book entitled "The Willamette Valley: Migration and Settlement on the Oregon Frontier" can be located in the research room of the East Linn Museum with a little effort. Written by geographer...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 28, 2021

City working with Willow LID residents to reduce price tag

Most residents of the Willow Street neighborhood agree that improvements to some of their basic public works are necessary. But how much are they willing to pay for it? An open house was held at City...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    April 28, 2021

Longtime Husky now at helm for track and field athletes

Nathan Whitfield grew up in a sports family, with a dad who has been a longtime assistant in multiple sports at Sweet Home High School. Frankly, though, a decade ago he probably didn't see himself...

 

Track and field athletes post more personal bests at Woodburn

Week 2 of the short track and field season for Sweet Home was another big one for the Huskies in the records department. In a dual meet at Woodburn's brand-new track and field facility on Wednesday,...

 

Golfers play in Cottage Grove

Sweet Home's boys played 18 holes at Tokatee, hosted by Cottage Grove, on April 21. Carsen Perry finished with a 103, Dakota Melkvik 109, Morgan Sands with a 120, and Joseph Hiementz 121. Marist's...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    April 28, 2021

Rambo and the eagle

Walking down the fifth fairway at Pineway Golf Course, I was relieved that I could see the ball. “At least, I am not in the ditch,” I said to Jim Mechals as we parted toward our respective balls....

 

Sweet Home man injured in Hwy. 20 rollover crash

A Sweet Home man was injured Thursday afternoon, April 22, when his car left the roadway on Highway 20 and rolled “multiple” times, fire officials and police said. According to Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday,...

 

Commissioners agree to double funding for county's Youth Wage Grant Program

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Spenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday morning, April 20, that helping young people find jobs this summer is more important than ever and doubled the amount of money area employers can be reimbursed...

 

County begins work on $203.2 million budget

The Linn County Budget Committee on Thursday, April 22, approved a 2021-22 FY budget of $203,198,263. Meetings began Monday and were held at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center. The budget will now go before Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist,...

 

Rodgers named girls soccer MVP

Natalie Rodgers was named Most Valuable Player for the girls soccer team at an awards ceremony held Tuesday, April 20, at Husky Stadium. Coach Ramiro Santana said Rodgers is a player "colleges have...

 

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