Articles from the July 7, 2021 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    July 7, 2021

Sportsman's Holiday back this weekend

After a year’s hiatus, thanks to the COVID pandemic, Sportsman’s Holiday returns in full force this weekend in Sweet Home. Things kick off Thursday, July 8, with the Sportsman’s Holiday Court Coronation, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Community...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 7, 2021

Woven in memory of a well-lived life

When Sweet Home High School students enter the school library this fall, they will be greeted by a remembrance of a teacher well known to many of their older relatives: Myrtle Gates. Gates taught...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 7, 2021

Sweet Home High School names freshmen of the year

Max Klumph and Lydia Wright have been named Sweet Home High School's Freshman Boy and Girl of the Year for 2020-21. Klumph, 15, is the son of Brent and the late Melissa Klumph. He has one brother,...

 

James 'Jimmy' Lee Simkins

April 2, 1958 - June 27, 2021 It is with a heavy heart but a quiet notion of comfort that we announce the departure of our dear brother, James “Jimmy” Simkins, from our earthly world at the age... Full story

 

Thomas Adkins

April 26, 1946 - June 28, 2021 Thomas Michael Adkins, 75, of Sweet Home, died June 28, 2021 following a two-year battle with heart disease and other physical problems. He was born April 26, 1946 in... Full story

 

Crystal Carr

March 24, 1966 - June 30, 2021 Crystal Jenel Bedwell Carr, 55, of Crawfordsville left her earthly home, surrounded by family, on June 30, 2021 in Crawfordsville. She was born March 24, 1966 in... Full story

 

Carl Harrington

Sept. 9, 1965 - June 23, 2021 Carl Lee Harrington, 55, of Sweet Home, died June 23, 2021. He was born Sept. 9, 1965 in Decatur, Ill. to Charles Lenard and Molinda Rosella (Evans) Harrington.  He... Full story

 

Harold McDowell

April 3, 1943 - June 18, 2021 Harold “Butch” Wilson McDowell, 78, of Sweet Home, died June 18, 2021. He was born April 3, 1943 in Piru, Calif., to Woodrow Wilson and Rosella Marie (Carter)... Full story

 

Honor Rolls

SHHS announces spring Honor Roll Following are Sweet Home High School students who have been announced by the school as having made the First Semester Honor Roll for 2020-21. Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes...

 

Sportsman's Holiday return welcome

After a long year of living virtually, Sportsman’s Holiday should be a true celebration this year, and for some of us it will be a lot more than just a general appreciation of community, logging skills, and the enjoyment of the parade and...

 

Patriotism starts with some basics

Editor: Our country was founded on hopes and dreams; and now it’s been shattered, or so it seems. Christian values are dismissed with little recall – like believing in God means nothing at all. We allow politicians to change all the rules, or...

 

Now is time to fix firefighting

Editor: Here we are, at the beginning of what could prove to be worst wildfire season ever and the world’s best firefighting tool sits unused and not ready to go because of decisions made by the U.S. Forest Service and states not to use it....

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 7, 2021

County seeks input from residents for Lewis Creek upgrades

The Linn County Parks & Recreation Department has released two design concepts as part of a master plan to improve Lewis Creek County Park. These changes aim to improve restroom and parking...

 

Around Town July 7, 2021

Museum extends sale to two days East Linn Museum has extended its annual yard sale to two days: Saturday and now Sunday, July 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 746 Long St. Museum volunteers say they have received so many donations that they have...

 

Commissioners OK county budget

The Linn County Board of Commissioners adopted a $215,343,477 budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year at its June 29 meeting. The budget had previously been approved by the Budget Committee headed up by chair Jennifer Stanaway, vice chair Kerry Johnson,...

 

Firefighters knock down blaze in brush along Highway 20

A fire that officials say was started by a homeless man burned about one-tenth of an acre along Highway 20 just east of the Narrows Tuesday evening, June 29. Firefighters from Sweet Home Fire and...

 

Public Safety Log July 7, 2021

June 28 6:10 a.m. - Michael James Runyan arrested on Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants, Grants Pass Police Department. 7:28 a.m. - Caller reported theft of...

 

Former Huskies Coach Rob Younger honored with national citation award

Longtime Sweet Home High School football coach Rob Younger was awarded a Citation from the National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches Association during last week's Summer Meeting...

 

State champs and top girl finishers named Outstanding Wrestlers

Jessy Hart, Paige Chafin and state wrestling champions Kyle Sie-minski, Jake Sieminski, Brayden Newport and Tristan Spencer were named Pat Baxter Outstanding Wrestlers at the wrestling team's awards...

 

Malia Hewitt, Chloe Tyler and Micah Wright named Outstanding Swimmers

Multiple Huskies were recognized at the swim team's awards banquet at Community Chapel on Wednesday. Micah Wright on the boys side, and Chloe Tyler and Malia Hewitt for the girls were named...

 

Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show Winners

By Kimi Nash Director, Sweet Home Sweet Ride Charity Car Show for Kids The Sweet Ride Charity Car Show For Kids was a success! We were hustling to make it work this year. We were granted our insurance...

 

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