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Articles from the July 28, 2021 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    July 28, 2021

Archery to... Sewing ... to Water Safety

Principal Terry Martin stands on the bank of a pond on a sunny summer morning and baits a hook for one of some 25 middle-school-aged teens, all with fishing rods, milling about and casting into the wa...

 
 By Cory Frye    News    July 28, 2021

Jamboree revives in full force

It's felt like a long time comin'. Next weekend, after a one-year absence, Sweet Home will throw – as is tradition – one of the state's most cathartic summer blowouts with the welcome return of...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 28, 2021

Chamber hands out awards in vintage fashion

Dr. Larry Horton was named this year's recipient of Sweet Home's Distinguished Service Award and Karla Hogan earned First Citizen honors at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner, held Saturday...

 

Linea Byrdene Brown

Feb. 16, 1931 - July 20, 2021 Linea Byrdene Brown, 90, passed away at the annual family campout, doing what she loved. She was born Feb. 16, 1931, in Lebanon to Albin and Muriel (Rhinehart) Nothiger,... Full story

 

Mary Jane Rozell

Feb. 10, 1937 - July 24, 2021 Mary Jane Rozell, 84, of Lebanon passed away at home at 2:40 p.m. on July 24, 2021, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Mary was born in Bend, Oregon to Carmen... Full story

 

Derrald Wheeler

Feb. 13, 1936 - July 17, 2021 Derrald Guy Wheeler, 85, of Crawfordsville, known commonly as “Guy,” died July 17, 2021. He was born Feb. 13, 1936, in Portland to Derrald Eugene and Ethel Irene (Hol... Full story

 

Jerry Milligan

April 7, 1946 - June 14, 2021 Jerry Ray Milligan, 75, of Sweet Home, died June 14, 2021, following a short illness. He was born April 7, 1946. Mr. Milligan is survived by daughters Kelly Parks, Debbie Ryno and Sarah Kennedy; brother Rodger; and... Full story

 

James Healy

July 4, 1943 - July 22, 2021 James Timothy Healy, 78, of Sweet Home died July 22, 2021. He was born July 4, 1943, in Salem to James M. and Teresa (Cody) Healy. Mr. Healy served in the United States Navy from 1962 to 1967. He served as an... Full story

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 28, 2021

New Board member Hoffman

Sara Hoffman looks forward to serving the Zone 1 area on the Sweet Home School District school board. But she didn’t necessarily expect to be selected. It was her friend, Jenna Northern, who posted...

 

Masks still required on public transit

Despite widened relaxation on protective-mask guidelines, restrictions remain firmly in place for at least one facet of everyday life: public transportation. On June 30, Gov. Kate Brown ended many of...

 

Celebrating Community

The Sweet Home Chamber’s awards picnic on Saturday night was more than the recognition of individuals who have contributed significantly to our community. Awards got presented, all right, to very deserving recipients. But it was also very much a...

 

Sr. Center letter mis-information

Editor: I read the July 21, 2021 issue amazed at the mis-information contained within the letter signed by Don and Glenda Hopkins! First, the Senior Center has been closed according to mandate by our governor to protect the health and well-being of...

 

Protect yourself – against authorities

Editor: On July 6, the President, his Press Secretary, Oregon’s and other governors declared that they will be authorizing “strike force” teams to “knock on doors” nationwide. The latest version of this “Big Guy” agenda has added...

 

COVID article data 'cherry-picked'

Editor: You cherry-picked data in your article about COVID. Our county is maybe 16th in vaccination rate, but we are much higher in cases per population. Your decision to do so doesn’t tell the whole story. You gave a much rosier picture than what...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 28, 2021

Mayor: City 'stayed the course' during year of pandemic

Mayor Greg Mahler presented a summary of the past year in Sweet Home during the Chamber of Commerce’s Awards Banquet Saturday evening, July 24, at Sankey Park, noting that “2020 was a year that many of us would remember as a time that changed...

 

Major League Baseball strikes out in response to Cuban turmoil

 By Dr. Paul G. Kengor  Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “MLB remained absent-mindedly and cowardly mute on the Cuban people’s freedom struggles, despite the game’s close ties with...

 

Around Town July 28, 2021

Concerts in the Park continue Lebanon’s Concerts in the Park series continues, with performances running from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Ralston Park, 925 Park St. Scheduled performances include The Teccas (July 27), DRTR (Aug. 10), Rachael and the...

 

Public Safety Log July 28, 2021

July 19  12:52 a.m. - Oscar Junior Phillips, 49, cited for driving with a suspended license and driving uninsured in the 700 block of Ninth Ave. 8:42 a.m. - Caller reported $815 worth of fishing...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    July 28, 2021

The benefits of having colleagues

I looked at the large black tumor on Dr. Walker’s old gray mare as I wrapped the tail. It was a good thing the horse was gentle. There were no facilities, and I was at considerable risk standing...

 

Commissioners take steps to beef up county's web presence

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday morning to seek Requests For Proposals to develop a new county website. Over the last four months, a four-person committee has met with elected officials and...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 28, 2021

Staying in step with the family

On a sizzling afternoon, while most Sweet Home residents are likely seeking shade and iced-tea pitchers, Carolyn McDermed and Marilyn Kragness hoof it along a country road – at a very accelerated pa...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    July 28, 2021

Queen Victoria's influence lives on at museum

When we enter the East Linn Museum, thoughts of England's Queen Victoria don't come readily to mind. Still, her era's influences directly reflect on our area and many of the artifacts on display...

 

Adams named LBCC Board Chair

The Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education elected new officers and swore in new members at its meeting on July 21. Kristin Adams, of Sweet Home, was elected board chair; and Dr. Jeannie D...

 

Linn County bans campfires in all parks

Campfires are prohibited in all parks or recreation facilities operated by the Linn County Parks & Recreation Department, due to high fire danger, public safety concerns and limited firefighting...

 

Senior Center 'soft opening' gets ball rolling

By Dawn Mitchell Senior Center Director It’s definitely an exciting time here at the Senior Center! We have started a “soft opening,” which means that we are having activities in the East Dining room, with a few exceptions – Painting...

 

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