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Articles from the July 1, 2020 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    July 1, 2020

Citizens turn out to support police

Nearly 200 Sweet Home residents lined Main Street in front of the Sweet Home Police Department Wednesday evening, June 24, in a rally to support police officers. The "Back the Blue" event, organized b...


Masks mandatory Wednesday in all indoor public spaces

Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that Oregonians statewide are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, beginning Wednesday, July 1. The order applies to businesses and members of the public visiting indoor public spaces. Face coverin...

 By Megan Stewart    News    July 1, 2020

Freshmen of the Year honors go to Brookelynn Burke, Christian Dominy

Despite an unusual and short-lived introduction to Sweet Home High School, Christian Dominy and Brookelyn Burke still managed to bring home the coveted Freshman Boy and Girl of the Year award for...

 By Scott Swanson    News    July 1, 2020

Employees, city agree on contract

The City Council, in a special meeting Monday night, June 29, approved a four-year contract with city employees to end nearly a year of negotiations. The 40-page document includes a number of changes from previous contracts that both City Manager Ray...


Gerald O'Brien

June 27, 1932 - May 29, 2020 Gerald Walter O’Brien, 87, of Sweet Home died May 29, 2020. He was born June 27, 1932 in Sandpoint, Idaho to Richard and Erma (Bennett) O’Brien. He graduated from Mary M. Knight High School in Matlock, Wash. Mr.... Full story


Ronald Rice 

Dec. 10, 1938 - June 25, 2020 Ronald Philip Rice, 81, of Wiley Creek Community Center, Sweet Home, died June 25, 2020.  He was born Dec. 10, 1938 in Salem to Warren C. “Puff” Rice and Mae... Full story


W. Geraldine Smith

Sept. 2, 1933 - June 24, 2020 W. Geraldine Smith, 86, of Crawfordsville died June 24, 2020. She was born Sept. 2, 1933 in Pawnee, Okla. to John Floyd and Hazel Ethelyn (Wilks) Rowley. She graduated... Full story


Organizers call off this year's Health Fair

Sweet Home’s Health Fair has been cancelled. Due to the on-going concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines set forth by Oregon governor Kate Brown, the Center for Disease Control, and the Community Health Committee, organizers have decided to...


If Thomas Jefferson falls, so will we all

By Rich Lowry They’re coming for Thomas Jefferson. Protestors in Portland, Ore. used axes and ropes to topple a statue of President Thomas Jefferson. The New York City Council is agitating to remove a statue of the author of the Declaration of...


BLM not what it appears to be

Editor: Many people think “Black Lives Matter” is a slogan, an ideal, or a grassroots movement. Dig deeper: BLM is a political organization with eight figures of funding and a hardcore left-wing policy agenda. BLM is a Marxist political... Full story

 By Megan Stewart    News    July 1, 2020

Citing COVID concerns, council reverses on water rate increase

Due to concerns about the economic impacts of COVID-19, Sweet Home residents will not see an increase in water rates for the 2020-21 fiscal year, instead maintaining the current base rate of $19.99. The City Council voted 5-1 on June 23 to rescind a...


Around Town July 1, 2020

Concert on Friday at Marks Ridge Marks Ridge Winery will kick off its summer concert series Friday, July 3, with a performance by Dinna Fash at 7 p.m. at 29255 Berlin Road. The trio will perform traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes featuring...


Public Safety Log July 1, 2020

June 27 3:28 a.m. - Caller reported vehicle broken into and gun missing, which occurred between 1 and 1:30 a.m. Report taken for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, first-degree theft. 2405 Main St., 7-Eleven. 9:15 a.m. - Report taken for the...


Homicides, suicide preceded fire

Investigators have determined that three people found dead in an early morning house fire on April 28 were homicide victims, and a fourth died by suicide, according to Police Chief Jeff Lynn. The...

 By Sarah Brown    News    July 1, 2020

At 83, age hasn't slowed Howard Crover much as he's still haulin' logs

Some people are so married to something that the phrase, "It's in their blood," rings true for them. That could be said of Howard Crover, who's likely got splinters and fuel in his blood because he's...

 By Scott Swanson    News    July 1, 2020

Defendant arrested after refusing to wear mask, walking out of proceeding

A Sweet Home man was jailed for contempt of court Wednesday morning, June 24, after he refused to wear a face mask during a Municipal Court proceeding and allegedly left the courtroom while the judge was speaking to him. John Kulbeth said he arrived...

 By Roberta McKern    News    July 1, 2020

Museum parlor walls contain memories, mysteries

Let us suppose, for a moment, that you are back in the early parts of the 20th century, attending a family gathering at Grandma's. Grandpa is there, too, but the house is always thought of as...


Despite recent rains, officials decide to begin fire season

Fire season will begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, on the forests and rangelands in southern Linn County protected by Oregon Department of Forestry’s South Cascade district. South Cascade joins ODF’s Western Lane and Northeast Oregon distric...


Impaired boaters to be targeted this weekend

The Marine Board, marine law enforcement from 18 county sheriff’s offices, Oregon State Police, and five Oregon U.S. Coast Guard Stations will be participating in Operation Dry Water during the weekend of July 3-5, as part of a nationally...


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