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Articles from the June 23, 2021 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    June 23, 2021

Summer school proving popular

Students – lots of them – are signing up to participate in summer school in Sweet Home this year. This year is the first the Sweet Home School District will receive state funding solely for summer programs, said District Business Manager Kevin...

 By David Chavern    Opinion    June 23, 2021

New recycling plan proposal will hurt everyone

In the late 1980s, barges of waste were sailing across U.S. waterways with no place to call home, in response to “not in my backyard” opposition to the siting of new landfills in certain states. Wanting to help, newspaper publishers set out to...


Jamboree names headliner Billy Currington, expands ticket sales

The Oregon Jamboree announced its final headliner Friday, rounding out its lineup with Billy Currington in the top spot on the first night of the July 30-Aug. 1 festival. Also, Jamboree organizers...

 By Scott Swanson    News    June 23, 2021

Ex-Husky retires as pilot, Air Force major after 'defining moment'

Sweet Home alum Michael D. Gaskins had served four years in the Air Force and was thinking about getting out and going to college when he had a "defining moment." When terrorists slammed jetliners int...


Skye McKenzie Johns

Dec. 16, 1977 - Oct. 25, 2020 Skye McKenzie Johns (Coffield), 43, of Sweet Home, passed away on Oct. 25, 2020 in Eugene. Skye was born Dec. 16, 1977 in Lebanon to Dena Childers and John Postell, but... Full story


Bonnie Sue Woody

Aug. 25, 1941 - June 16, 2021 With profound sadness we announce the passing of Bonnie Sue Woody, our devoted and quirky wife and mother. She left us June 16, 2021 while sleeping peacefully at her... Full story


Dillon Kenneth White

Jan. 24, 1995 - June 13 2021 Dillon Kenneth White, 26, of Sweet Home went to heaven on June 13, 2021 in Crawfordsville. He was born Jan. 24, 1995 in Lebanon to Tami K. White and Charlie Davis. Dillon... Full story


Janet LoMae Davis

Dec. 29, 1955 - June 15, 2021 Janet LoMae Davis, 65, of Sweet Home, died at home June 15, 2021. She was born December 29, 1955, in the Lebanon hospital, to Denver G. and Hilda L. (Nolan) Davis,... Full story


Dexter Ronald Smith

Feb. 19, 1931 - June 10, 2021 Dexter Ronald Smith, 90, of Sweet Home, passed away June 10, 2021. He was born Feb. 19. 1931 in Tacoma, Wash. to Ronald and Stella (Jacob) Smith. He served for four... Full story


Vickie Hester

June 19, 1953 - June 15, 2021 Vickie Hester, 67, of Sweet Home, died June 15, 2021. She was born June 19, 1953 in Seattle, Wash. to Valentine Kent and Viola Mae (Sutherland) Thomson. She had lived in... Full story


Leanna Rice

Dec. 16, 1938 - May 21, 2021 Leanna Fern Rice, 82, of Sweet Home, died May 21, 2021. She was born Dec. 16, 1938 in Myrtle Point, the daughter of Kenneth Delos and Belva Pauline (Hayes) Barkdoll. Mrs. Rice grew up in Powers and moved to central... Full story


Actions speak louder than words

Editor: Intelligent capitalists or bombastic pundits... I read two articles in our local newspaper today that brought to mind the contrast between what can happen when someone negotiates a win-win deal, compared to someone who advocates change but...


Health Fair axed due to COVID

The Sweet Home Community Health Committee has made the decision unfortunately to cancel the Sweet Home Health Fair scheduled for Aug. 21, 2021. This is due to the continuing concerns about how best to protect the public and participating health...


Commissioners: Eateries to get last of CARES funds

Some 94 Linn County restaurants will soon receive another $4,446 each – on top of $4,000 already distributed – Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday morning, June 15. The funds are the remainder of $950,000...


School Board seeking to fill vacant seats

The Sweet Home School District seeks applicants for two positions on the School Board. Although winners were announced for both the Crawfordsville and Foster seats on the board, Crawfordsville winner John Marble declined to accept the seat, and...


Around Town June 23, 2021

Got bees? SHHS club will take them Sweet Home High School’s Bee Country Beekeeping is offering swarm and colony removal for honeybees. If you’ve got a swarm or a colony, call (541) 292-1207 or stop in at 1641 Long St. when school is in session....

 By Scott Swanson    News    June 23, 2021

Sweet Ride car show returns this Saturday

Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show will return this Saturday, June 26, and it may be big – very big. Organizer Kimi Nash said she attended the Function 4 Junction show June 4-5 in Junction City, which “normally averages around 300 cards like we...


Public Safety Log June 23, 2021

June 15 12:33 p.m. – Caller reported theft of gas can. Value estimated at $30. 43000 block North River Drive. Report taken. 3:38 p.m. – Caller reports theft that occurred earlier, Main St. Hoy's Hardware. Officer responded, report taken,...


Man who fled SH incident arrested in tree in Lebanon

A  man who had gotten into trouble on North River Drive earlier in the day was arrested Tuesday afternoon, June 15, after he fled Sheriff's deputies off Rock Hill Road, south of Lebanon, and climbed...


Man dies after falling down cliff east of Sweet Home

A Eugene man was found dead at the bottom of a cliff east of Sweet Home Thursday, June 17, when rescuers reached him, Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said. A Sheriff's Office news release said deputies responded shortly after noon to a rescue off Sheep...


Rent moratorium coming to end; help available

Renters must pay their July rent to avoid facing eviction, announced Gov. Kate Brown at a June 11 press conference, but financial assistance is available. Under authority given to her as governor, Brown issued an executive order last year to impose a...

 By Benny Westcott    News    June 23, 2021

City officials discuss possible changes to downtown streetscape

The Sweet Home City Council and Planning Commission held a joint work session on June 15 at city hall to discuss plans for streetscape improvements in the downtown corridor. This was the second...


Veterans leader Jim Willis remembered for contributions

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker expressed sadness over the death of Jim Willis, retired Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs Director, who was instrumental in locating the Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home...


Linn County Fair ready to go July 15-17

Giant elephant ears, fluffy colorful clouds of cotton candy, live music nightly, carnival rides from mild to wild and of course, cattle, pigs and chickens galore will fill the Linn County Fair &...


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