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Articles from the June 2, 2021 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    June 2, 2021

City to get dog parks, thanks to donations

The city is going to get two new dog park facilities and upgrades to two city parks, thanks to donations from the community, City Council members decided at their May 25 meeting. On April 7, Mayor Greg Mahler submitted a proposal to use donated funds...


Free fishing this weekend for Oregonians, but Sunnyside Pond may not be a good destination

Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6, but Sunnyside Pond is probably not a preferred destination at this point. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will not be stocking trout this week into... Full story


Sheriff's Office investigating gunfire incident on North River

Sheriff's deputies shut down North River Drive Tuesday evening, June 1, for about 45 minutes while they dealt with a situation involving gunfire and what they considered potentially suicidal behavior. Sheriff Jim Yon said a caller contacted the...

 By Scott Swanson    News    June 2, 2021

Holley Christian Church celebrating 150 years

Kevin Hill admits that he didn't plan to stay long when he arrived in Sweet Home on Memorial Day weekend in 2001 to pastor Holley Christian Church. "Actually, I was only intending to stay at this...


Irene Jewel Kennedy

Nov. 5, 1935 - May 22, 2021 Irene Jewel Kennedy, 85, of Sweet Home passed away May 22, 2021. She was born Nov. 6, 1935 in Portland to Clyde and Geraldine (Locee) Price. She grew up in Cascadia and... Full story


Lila Jane Allmon

Dec. 16, 1927 - May 18, 2021 Lila Jane Allmon, 93, of Sweet Home, passed away May 18, 2021. She was born Dec. 16, 1927 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Robert Terry and Sena (Cruthers) Carter. She lived in... Full story


Helen 'Juanita' Henry

Oct. 20, 1931 - May 31, 2021 Helen “Juanita” Henry, 89, of Sweet Home passed away May 31, 2021. She was born Oct. 20, 1931 in De Queen, Ark. to Otis B. and Rena E. (Ayers) Smith. Juanita lived in... Full story


Lois Johnson

Jan. 21, 1944 - May 26, 2021 Lois Jean Johnson, 77, of Sweet Home, died May 26, 2021. She was born Jan. 21, 1944 in Portland to Nick and Katherine (Sauser) Patterson. She came to Sweet Home to work... Full story


Chamber accepting nominations for DSA honors

Nominations for Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Service Awards are being accepted through Friday, June 25. Awards will be presented at the chamber’s awards banquet, which will be a vintage picnic dinner this year, held at 6 p.m....

 By Benny Westcott    News    June 2, 2021

Local teens participate in landmark RDI leadership program

Twelve Sweet Home School District students, mostly from Sweet Home Junior High, but some from the high school and one from Holley Elementary School, graduated from a Rural Development Initiative leade...


State's problem not COVID; it's control

By Dennis Linthicum The COVID emergency is over and has been over for months, now. Today, the real public health danger in Oregon is not coming from SARS-CoV-2, it is coming from government overreach. The headaches, nausea, and cold-sweats which the...


Ex-customer misses White's

Editor: Just want to say I live in the UK and I have been using White’s metal detectors since 1995. I just wondered if any of the former employees of White’s have started their own company yet? White’s is sadly missed. Bill Ellis... Full story


Around Town June 2, 2021

Farewell event for Delena Gilman A farewell event for Delena Gilman, a longtime leader at the Sweet Home Senior Center, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m.Thursday, June 3, at the Community Center, 880 18th Ave. Gilman plans to move to Maine, and...


Public Safety Log June 2, 2021

May 23 7:59 a.m. – Caller reports a male is there that has been trespassed, 1525 Main St. James Robert Warrington, 42, cited and released for second-degree criminal trespass. 11:21 a.m. – Caller reports his daughter’s phone was stolen and is...

 By Scott Swanson    News    June 2, 2021

New booms to provide increased safety in Lewis Creek swim area

County parks staff last week began installing water safety barriers around the swimming area at Lewis Creek Park. The county decided to install the barriers last year after two 6-year-old children...

 By Benny Westcott    News    June 2, 2021

Council takes step forward with plans for new city library

A consultant has completed a "library needs assessment" for the Sweet Home Library. The library's current facility, at the corner of 13th and Kalmia streets, opened in 1969 and has largely been...


Tristan Calkins, Jessy Hart named track MVPs

Tristan Calkins and Jessy Hart were named the Most Valuable Runners for the Sweet Home track and field team Saturday, May 29, at an awards luncheon held at The Barn at Community Chapel. The two were...


Swimmers turn in some top finishes in Lebanon three-way

Sweet Home's swimmers hit the road Friday, May 28, for a meet with Newport at host Lebanon, swimming "pretty well," Coach Doug Peargin said. "We had at least one swimmer place in the top three in...


Boys go 2-1 in hoops

Sweet Home lost a nail biter at Stayton, 57-56, in boys basketball Tuesday, May 25. The Huskies were down 18 in the third quarter but were able to claw their way back to force the contest into overtime. Head Coach Drew Emmert said they were able to...


Girls rebound from Stayton loss with wins

Sweet Home girls basketball went 2-1 last week in three home games, with a loss to Stayton followed by two convincing wins against Harrisburg and Newport. In the losing effort against Stayton, Brooke...


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