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Articles from the May 5, 2021 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    May 5, 2021

Throwback to past: Job Corps workers repair Longbow camp

Saving the past, from the present, for the future. That's what a group of four Job Corps students at Longbow Organizational Camp have been doing over the last three weeks, said retired Sweet Home Nati...

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 5, 2021

Ex-mayor: City should allocate federal funds to businesses

Former Mayor Dave Holley suggested to the City Council at its April 28 meeting that the city should allocate part of the $2.03 million Sweet Home is scheduled to receive from the federal government to...

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 5, 2021

COVID reports rise, kids quarantined, counties protest

Friday's National Honor Society Inductee ceremony at Sweet Home High School's gymnasium honored the academic accomplishments of 26 juniors and seniors.  However, eight students were not able to...

 News    May 5, 2021

Fundraiser brings in cash for fireworks

A fund-raising drive by the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce in the past week raised an estimated $2,475 that had been donated toward a fireworks display on Sportsman’s Holiday Weekend. Sportsman’s Holiday Weekend is July 8-11. The fireworks...

 By Scott Swanson    News    May 5, 2021

Ex-athletes recall 'Donna Momma' Davis as 'tiny, huge gal'

Donna Davis is remembered for a lot of things. That piercing whistle, which would cut like a knife through the crowd noise at competitions, supporting Husky wrestlers on the mat and swimmers in the...


Larry Richard Frederick

Sept. 22, 1945 - April 30, 2021 Larry Richard Frederick, 75, of Sweet Home passed away Friday. He was born Sept. 22, 1945 in Valentine, Neb., to Clemmons and Margie Viola (Pavlik) Frederick. He... Full story


Donna Davis

Dec. 2, 1939 - April 18, 2021 Donna Claire Davis, 81, of West Linn, died April 18, 2021. She was born Dec. 2, 1939 in Baker to Donald and Clema (Korup) Henderson. She lived most of her early life in Idaho. Mrs. Davis moved to Sweet Home in 1968 with... Full story


David Upson

Dec. 15, 1969 - April 26, 2021 David Allen Upson, 51, of Sweet Home, died April 26, 2021. He was born Dec. 15, 1969 in Los Alamitos, Calif., to Donald Dean and Charlotte Anne (Foster) Upson. Mr. Upson moved from Orange County, Calif., to the Sweet... Full story


Tina Winkler

May 27, 1969 - April 26, 2021 Tina Jo Winkler, 51, of Sweet Home died, with her family by her side, on April 26, 2021 from complications of diabetes and heart disease. She was born on May 27, 1969 in... Full story


Warren Woolbert

Jan. 2, 1945 - April 26, 2021 Warren Arthur Woolbert Jr., 76, of Sweet Home, died April 16, 2021. He was born Jan. 2. 1945 in Eureka, Calif., to Warren Arthur Sr. and Esther Bonnie (Meador) Woolbert.... Full story


Time for the state to back off on COVID

Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority have been in the driver’s seat in Oregon’s response to COVID for well over a year now.  What’s been the result? Depends, of course, on whom you ask. On one side are those who fully buy in to the...


Use federal money for sidewalks

Editor: The City Council was wondering just what they would do with the new $2 million that the government is sending to Sweet Home to help with the super-structure of our city (April 21). They couldn’t agree on a project. I have a suggestion:...


Mental health help takes small steps

Editor: This past year presented so many different challenges and obstacles that tested our strength and resiliency. The global pandemic forced us to cope with situations we never even imagined, and a lot of us struggled with our mental health as a...


Around Town May 5, 2021

Friday is deadline for Jr. Court apps Applications are being accepted through Friday, May 7, for the Sportsman’s Holiday Junior Court. Since first-graders last year did not have a chance to participate, this year’s court will be open to both...

 News    May 5, 2021

Public Safety Log May 5, 2021

April 26 3:49 p.m. – Caller requests subject be trespassed from location, 1105 Main St. Officer responded, contacted female and trespassed her from location. 5:06 p.m. – Jeremiah Middleton, 33, cited for driving uninsured, 800 Block Main St....

 News    May 5, 2021

School Board seat has two candidates as others opt for noncompetitive positions

Ballots were mailed late last week to Sweet Home voters for Sweet Home's May 18 School Board election. The only competitive School Board race will be the Zone 8 At Large seat, for the Sweet Home Schoo...


Huskies fall to Cascade despite productive day at plate

On Wednesday, the Huskies lost 9-4 at Cascade, despite outhitting the Cougars 13 to 9. Maddie Harris pitched for Sweet Home, going five and two thirds innings and allowing nine runs on eight hits....


Sweet Home baseball team evens score with Newport after bad loss

Sweet Home baseball came back and beat Newport at home 4-3 last Wednesday, just two days after they lost to Newport by a lopsided 11-0 spread. In the losing effort at Newport, starter Dawson...

 News    May 5, 2021

Commissioners honor fire hero

Lt. Charles DeJesus of the Salvation Army was honored Tuesday morning by Salem-based for his dedication to feeding families displaced by last September’s wildfires, first at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center and then for many weeks...

 News    May 5, 2021

Summer jobs available in parks

The Linn County Parks and Recreation Department is looking for summer help — 40 hours per week for four to six months, according to Adam Brenneman, assistant operations supervisor. Pay scale ranges from $13.50 to $18 per hour. Applicants must be...

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 5, 2021

Sharp increase seen in mental health calls over past year

Calls for service to the Sweet Home Police Department from people suffering from mental health issues have gone up dramatically in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020. In the first quarter of 2020, 31 calls were made to...

 News    May 5, 2021

Election for open SHFAD Board seat draws experienced candidates

The single competitive race in this year's election on May 18 for the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance Board of Directors is for Position 4, which is being vacated by the resignation of Don Hopkins, who...


Aiden Tyler named Huskies' MVP at football awards night

Senior Aiden Tyler was named Most Valuable Player for the Sweet Home football team at the Huskies' awards night, held April 27 at the Rio Theatre. The Huskies finished the season 1-2 in Oregon West Co...


Huskies make marks in first multi-team meet of track season

Despite the convoluted complications of competing during COVID, Sweet Home's track and field team had another good outing, this time in a multi-team event at the Philomath Invitational Saturday aftern...


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