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Articles from the June 17, 2020 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    June 17, 2020

City cuts deal with Enterprise to manage fleet

Sweet Home City Council members decided Tuesday, June 9, to contract with Enterprise to manage its vehicle fleet. City Manager Ray Towry introduced the subject by telling councilors that fleet management has been an “issue” for Sweet Home. When...

 By Megan Stewart    News    June 17, 2020

City bosses forego COLAs to keep staff

In an effort avoid laying off city staff, all five City of Sweet Home department heads volunteered to forego their annual 3 percent salary boost in hopes of preventing layoffs, City Manager Ray Towry...


No fireworks this year, but some Sportsman's events planned

Though the majority of the Sportsman’s Holiday festival has been canceled, some events will take place, including the Cut the Gut cruise through Sweet Home and the Sportsman’s Holiday Court Coronation. Due to the coronavirus shutdown of federal...

 By Scott Swanson    News    June 17, 2020

With state guidance, schools begin plans for fall

Sweet Home School District officials are figuring out how to implement guidelines released last week by the Oregon Department of Education for how schools should operate in the fall amid COVID-19. The...


Carol Eileen Hagle

Feb. 9, 1938 – June 4, 2020 Carol Eileen Hagle, was born Feb. 9, 1938 in Hillsboro to Gordon and Leora (Williams) Layton. When she was a young child, the family moved to Sweet Home, where Carol... Full story


Lauren Appollo Hesson

March 21, 1943 - June 6, 2020 Lauren Appollo Hesson, 77, of Sweet Home passed away June 6, 2020. May you have a peaceful journey! PS: Catch that train in your travels and make pit stops to your... Full story


Jan Holder

Jan. 26, 1961 - June 9, 2020 Jan Louise (Dimick) Holder, 59, of Sweet Home, died June 9, 2020 following a fierce fight with cancer. She was born Jan. 26, 1961 in Lebanon, the ninth of 13 siblings, to... Full story


David Thompson

Jan. 14, 1965 - June 8, 2020 David Lee Thompson Jr., 55, of Sweet Home died June 8, 2020. He was born Jan. 14, 1965 in Lebanon to Jeannette Marie (Harrison) and David Lee Thompson Sr. Mr. Thompson... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 17, 2020

New Planning Commission member wants to contribute

Since moving to Sweet Home last summer, Candi Unger has gotten involved in her new community by joining the city Planning Commission. The City Council appointed Unger, 44, to the commission in March....


Slashing police in wake of violence wrong

We are, of course, thankful that the foolishness – and worse – emanating across the nation in the wake of the tragic and deplorable death of George Floyd has, thankfully, not been duplicated in Linn County. Demonstrations held in Lebanon during...


Democrats have plenty of issues

Editor: Re: Diane Daiute’s letter of June 10: Diane is quick to point the finger of accusation and condemnation at all of us. I believe she forgets that while only one of those fingers points outward, three point inward. I’ll take a bold stance...


Around Town June 17, 2020

Local art gallery reopens in Albany Gallery Calapooia, a local cooperative arts venue, reopened for business as of Tuesday, June 16. Reduced hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Virtual First Friday receptions are now held live...


Public Safety Log June 17, 2020

June 14 12:34 a.m. - Andrew Jacob Justin Cartwright, 33, arrested on Sweet Home warrants for failure to appear on two counts of first-degree criminal trespass, Douglas County. 9:48 a.m. - Non-injury motor vehicle accidente reported 50700 block of...

 By Scott Swanson    News    June 17, 2020

Council moves to give Midway residents option to use wells

Property owners in the Midway area of the city who have wells may soon be able to disconnect from Sweet Home’s water system and use their own well water, as the City Council on Tuesday, June 9, began amending a city ordinance to allow that. City...

 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 17, 2020

Local sports making slow return in SH

Local athletes were allowed back on the fields and into the gyms this week for the first time since mid-March. Monday, June 15, was Opening Day for many coaches and athletes, who were allowed to use...


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