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Articles from the June 24, 2020 edition

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Phase 2 COVID numbers flatline in Linn County

Linn County’s coronavirus case numbers have flattened over the past two weeks, since the implementation of Phase 2 of the recovery process, as the county has not seen spikes in cases that have been recorded in other parts of the state. As of...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 24, 2020

Julies play critical role in Sweet Home

If fire chiefs, city managers and superintendents are the heads of their local government agencies, their executive assistants serve as the hearts. In Sweet Home, that would be Julie. For the School...

 

Poker run, corn hole this Saturday

Organizers of the Sweet Home Sweet Ride car show, which isn’t happening this year, will hold a Poker Run and Cruise from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, June 27. Drivers can participate in a Poker Chip Run as they cruise. Cost is $10 for a point...

 

Verline Weaver Swanson

Nov. 15, 1934 - June 17, 2020 Former Sweet Home resident Verline Weaver Swanson, 85, of Sultan, Wash., passed away June 17, 2020. Verline was born Nov. 15, 1934 in Corvallis to Bill Weaver and Daisy H...

 

Matthew Frank Wilkerson

Feb. 7, 1960 - June 5, 2020 Dr. Matthew Frank Wilkerson, 60, passed peacefully June 5, 2020 in Boise. He was born Feb. 7, 1960 in Fresno, Calif. Matt graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1978. He...

 

Frances Hill

Feb. 6, 1923 - Jan. 18, 2020 Frances Hill, 96, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 18, 2020.  She was born Feb. 6, 1923, in Bowman, Calif. She worked for and retired from JC Penney in Grass Valley, Calif.,...

 

Lawrence Thomas

April 30, 1940 - June 18, 2020 Lawrence Reese Thomas, 80, of Sweet Home died June 18, 2020. He was born April 30, 1940 in Portland to Russell Reese and Stella Ruth (Lawrence) Thomas. His family moved...

 

June Avalon Pattison

May 12, 1932 - June 21, 2020 June Avalon Pattison, 88, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. She was born May 12, 1932 in Viroqua, Wis. to Denver Roy and Ruth Catherine (Gilbert) Small. She has lived in Southern California, Grants Pass, Reno, Nev., and...

 

East Linn Christian Honor Roll

Following are students named to East Linn Christian Academy’s second semester Honor Roll, as announced by the school: High School 4.00: Todd Baker, Madeline Bowler, Julia Caswell, Kolby Clark, Susannah Cray, Alexis Freeman, Brooklyn Garber, Alayna...

 

A 'contemptible betrayal of the public trust'

By Rich Lowry Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had big news last week – the city is opening up its iconic Lakefront Trail after months of being closed off as part of a COVID-19 lockdown. That Lightfoot kept the trail closed even after Chicago had...

 

Lynching cultural, not political

Editor: Regarding Rich Rowley’s response (June 17) to my letter of June 10, I was talking about all the people who have and continue to dogmatically and violently deny these (African-American) people. And who bring their children up to carry on...

 

Science shows all are people of color

Editor: As long as we insist on dividing humans into arbitrary races we will have racism. If someone would suggest to group all black dogs into one race and all brown and white ones into another one, we would just laugh. But we do just that with peop...

 

Supreme Court becomes super-legislature in recent cases

By John A. Sparks The Supreme Court has just rendered historic decisions in three cases concerning Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Justice...

 

Around Town June 24, 2020

Gallery reopens, with reduced hours Gallery Calapooia, a local cooperative arts venue, has re-opened, as of June 16. Reduced hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Virtual First Friday receptions are now held live on Facebook. See the...

 

Public Safety Log June 24, 2020

June 20 10:25 a.m. - Caller reported her daughter used her card to withdraw money from an ATM. Officer responded, took report for fraudulent use of a credit card. Theft valued at $145. Case forwarded...

 

With K9 Jamboree on ice, local business steps up to raise funds for canine program

Sweet Home Police Department's canine program received a $1,500 donation last week to provide a start to a summer fund-raising campaign. The donation, from Jamie Eriksen of Country Financial, came...

 

Sunday afternoon crash sends multiple victims to hospitals

Multiple people were injured, including a 7-year-old girl who was taken by Life Flight to a hospital, in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20 west of Sweet Home Sunday afternoon, June 21. The crash was...

 

Forestry crime-fighting lab has new home at OSU

By Steve Lundeberg Oregon State University Writer Oregon State University’s College of Forestry is the new home of a forensics lab that fights timber crime, a $1 billion annual problem for the United States’ forest products industry. The Wood...

 

New trees planted along South Hills Trail slope that was logged

Cascade Timber Consulting planted 137 Douglas fir and pine trees on a small section along the west end of the South Hills Trail earlier this year. CTC is the city's timber consultant. In recent...

 

Travis Thorpe among three wrestlers chosen for Ron Finley scholarship

Sweet Home wrestler Travis Thorpe is one of three grapplers statewide chosen to receive the Save Oregon Wrestling Foundation's annual Ron Finley Scholar Athlete scholarship. The other winners were...

 

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