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Articles from the July 15, 2020 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    July 15, 2020

Supt. outlines plans for school in fall

One thing is clear following Monday night’s School Board meeting: School this fall is not going to look like anything students, parents and teachers have experienced in the past, at least not before the COVID shutdown last spring. Supt. Tom...


Two children injured when hit by jet ski at Foster Lake

Two children were injured Monday afternoon, July 20, at Lewis Creek Park on Foster Reservoir when a wayward jet ski plowed through a swimming area and struck them. Details are still unclear, but one... Full story

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 15, 2020

Becky Belcher chosen as Sportsman's Holiday queen

There may not have been a real Sportsman's Holiday festival this year, thanks to the coronavirus, but there is a queen. On Friday evening, July 10, 16-year-old Becky Belcher won the crown at the...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 15, 2020

New COVID rules don't apply across board – yet don't apply

Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday, July 13, that she is implementing two new mandates across the state of Oregon to prevent the spread of COVID-19. First, indoor gatherings of more than 10 people are banned, and second, masks are now required in...

 By Megan Stewart    News    July 15, 2020

(Livestock) show will go on at Fairgrounds, despite COVID

Despite being what Beef Superintendent Kari Holt described as a “learn-as-we-go kind of year,” Linn County 4-H Club members will still show and auction off their animals this week like usual. The main difference, of course, is how. “We’re...

 By Megan Stewart    News    July 15, 2020

Kids turn out for fun times – and free tune-ups – at Bike Rodeo

When the Sweet Home Police Department had to cancel the annual Jim Bean Public Safety Fair in June due to COVID-19 restrictions, that created a problem: How to distribute bike helmets that had been...


Frances Marie Hill

Feb. 6, 1923 - Jan. 18, 2020 Frances Marie Hill, 96, of Sweet Home, passed away Jan. 18, 2020. She was born Feb. 6, 1923 in Bowman County, Calif., along with her nine other siblings. After getting mar... Full story


Joshua Kyle Phares

Jan. 4, 1982 - July 5, 2020 Joshua Kyle Phares succumbed to a long illness and passed from this life on July 5, 2020 at the OHSU Medical Center in Portland.   He was born Jan. 4, 1982 at Tripler... Full story


Terry Walczyk

Jan. 13, 1953 - June 26, 2020 Terry Allen Walczyk, 67, of Sweet Home died June 26, 2020. He was born Jan. 13, 1953 in Denver, Colo., the son of Emil and Donna (Greenburg) Walczyk. Mr. Walczyk grew up... Full story


New reporter looks forward to getting to know SH

Editor's note: In this issue we welcome Kelly Kenoyer, who has joined our staff to replace former reporter Sean Morgan, who has moved on to the Sweet Home Police Department. Here Kelly introduces...


Community help needed for needy

Editor: In late 2018, a group of people from different churches, walks of life and ages were concerned about some of Sweet Home’s vulnerable citizens.  Houseless residents suffer during harsh weather.  So, the group formed SHELTeR – Sweet Home... Full story


Around Town July 15, 2020

Friday night music at Marks Ridge Marks Ridge Winery hosts its summer concert series at 7 p.m. Fridays at 29255 Berlin Road. Cost is $10 per person. Bring a picnic dinner, friends, blankets and lawn chairs. Wine is available for sale. For more...


Public Safety Log July 15, 2020

July 13 12:56 a.m. - Christopher Lance Turner, 24, arrested for second-degree assault, conspiracy and second-degree disorderly conduct. Lodged at Linn County Jail. 1230 4th Ave. July 12 3:08 p.m. - Se...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 15, 2020

Property watch program gives police green light to address loiterers

The Sweet Home Police Department has formally opened a new program designed to help commercial property owners, business owners and apartment complex owners prevent unwanted activities after business hours. “Without authority granted by the person...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 15, 2020

Brush fire burns half acre off Green River Road

Oregon Department of Forestry and Linn County Fire Department personnel responded to a brush fire Sunday at 3 p.m. An ODF cruiser noticed some smoke, and upon investigation found the brush fire near...

 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 15, 2020

Sweet Home quarterback gets taste of big time in all-star game

Aiden Tyler, who has started at quarterback for Sweet Home's football team for the past two years, got a chance to play at the next level when he was selected to participate in the National Offense...


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