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Articles from the July 22, 2020 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 22, 2020

Runaway jet ski injures children

Two children were seriously injured by a wayward jet ski at Lewis Creek Park Monday afternoon, July 20. Emergency responders received the call at 2 p.m. Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Chief...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 22, 2020

Shut out of Ironman by coronavirus, local triathlete aiming to do it by herself

Rebecca Wolthuis' seventh-grade PE teacher told her to forget about being a swimmer: "that I was not a good swimmer and probably never would be." So much for predictions. At 7 a.m. this Saturday,...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 22, 2020

Water bill breaks starting to cost

Sweet Home is giving residents a break on water bills during the pandemic, but the costs are starting to mount. When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, the City Council adopted a new policy to provide emergency relief for utility accounts and...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 22, 2020

COVID-19 adds twists to firefighting this summer

Coronavirus has put a bit of a damper on the routine and camaraderie that comes along with fire season, but Oregon firefighters are getting ready regardless as the summer heats up. The Oregon...

 
 By Megan Stewart    News    July 22, 2020

Husky alum comes back to celebrate, 70 years later

It's 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, in an almost empty Sweet Home High School hallway. Three women, of varying ages, gaze up at the endless wall of black-and-white senior class portraits lining...

 

Ralph James Morse

Sept. 4, 1928 - July 16, 2020 Ralph James Morse, 91, a resident of Sweet Home, died in the early evening of July 16, 2020. He was hospitalized on July 11 and was taken quickly by the many... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

Carlene Erickson

Aug. 15, 1962 - July 11, 2020 On Saturday, July 11, 2020, surrounded by her loved ones, Carlene (Hutchins) Erickson went home to Jesus’ arms. She fought a long battle with pancreatitis and... Full story

 

Sweet Home's Class of 2020 awarded nearly $2.3M in scholarships

Sweet Home High School’s Class of 2020 was awarded a total of $2,292,972 in scholarships this year. That figure includes federal and state financial aid, school-based scholarship money and military college funding, as well as local scholarships....

 

SH residents earn degrees, honors

The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University. - Eileen Kane, bachelor of science, nursing. - Jeremy Ough, master of science, information technology management. * * * * * Wesley Anderson, a senior majoring in...

 

Nuns' Supreme Court victory for freedom of religion a qualified one

By John A. Sparks The 181-year-old religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor – unlikely litigants before the high court – finally got a victory. For over six years this charitable order has had to defend itself against the federal...

 
 By Tom Yahraes    News    July 22, 2020

Reopening schools presents challenges, requires coming together for students

Reopening schools amid a COVID pandemic has presented a multitude of challenges for school districts across our state and nation. In Sweet Home, our goal is to reopen onsite learning to the maximum extent possible while following COVID-19 county and...

 

Around Town July 22, 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. The Friday,...

 

Public Safety Log July 22, 2020

July 19 10:33 a.m. - Caller reported vehicle that showed up in their driveway; unknown where it came from. Officer responded and contacted owner, who was at a neighboring residence for yard sale. Vehicle moved. 1202 4th Ave. 1:35 p.m. - Deputies...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 22, 2020

City councilors ponder options for spurring local economic development

Sweet Home has nearly half a million dollars to spend on economic development projects, so City Council members are weighing several ideas regarding how to do that. Options include bringing in city-wide broadband internet, a program to improve the...

 

Financial help for small businesses available through city

Small business owners who have not qualified for or received any assistance from the federal government in response to the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible for a grant from the city of Sweet Home. The city has partnered with the state of Oregon...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 22, 2020

Library's summer programs look little different - but they're happening

Summer's just not the same when there's a pandemic going on, but Sweet Home Public Library is trying to make the best of a tough situation. It started when the library closed and staffers scrambled...

 

Drug treatment center opens in Lebanon

Samaritan Health Services commemorated the completion of Samaritan Treatment and Recovery Services, located inside The Barbara and Larry Mullins Center, with a small ribbon cutting ceremony Monday,...

 

Best in the West organizers still hopeful to have event

The Best in the West triathlon series, scheduled for Sept. 11-13 at Lewis Creek Park, isn’t off – yet. Organizers Blair and Staci Bronson say they make the final call by Aug. 1. In the meantime, they have asserted in posts on their website,...

 

Samaritan invites locals to compete in virtual races

Samaritan Foundations and SamFit are partnering to present the first ever Samaritan Walk Run Roll 2020, a virtual 5K, 10K and half marathon that participants will complete at their own pace between Sept. 10-20. Entrants who register for the virtual...

 

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