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Articles from the July 29, 2020 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 29, 2020

Honoring Zach, supporting Kennedy

The community of Sweet Home has responded with a multitude of fund-raisers and other expressions of sympathy to the families of two children hit by a runaway jet ski. Zachary Maynard, 6, lost his...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 29, 2020

Can't be at Jamboree this year? Indulge in the documentary

Although COVID cancelled Oregon Jamboree this summer, long-time fans can get a taste of the festival via a series of short documentaries telling the history and best stories to come out of Jamboree....

 By Scott Swanson    News    July 29, 2020

Supreme Court rules for Country Lane neighbors in railroad crossing dispute

The Oregon Supreme Court last week ruled that the residents of Country Lane do not have to pay to cross the Albany and Eastern Railroad Company line that separates their homes from Highway 20, west of Sweet Home. In a decision handed down Thursday,...


Zachary James Maynard

Oct. 27, 2013 - July 23, 2020 Zachary James Maynard, 6, of Sweet Home, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Portland after a tragic accident involving a watercraft. Zach was born Oct. 27, 2013 in... Full story


Katherine Chenoweth

June 11, 1927 - July 13, 2020 Katherine Laura Chenoweth, 93, of Sweet Home, died July 13, 2020 at her home. She was born June 11, 1927 in Petrolia, Calif., to William Attys and Elizabeth (Dukes)... Full story

 By Megan Stewart    News    July 29, 2020

Despite COVID restrictions, market farmers see customer traffic

Despite new regulations and slight economic loss, vendors, volunteers, staff, and even customers at the Sweet Home Farmer's Market have all "learned to adjust to what's going on around us," said...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 29, 2020

Former SHJH principal now heading online instruction effort

Colleen Henry, who has been principal at Sweet Home Junior High since 2013, now finds herself in a new role as a result of the coronavirus. She's become a bridge builder to take the school district...


Tin soldiers are coming

Editor: Fifty years ago at Kent State University, the military opened fire on peaceful protestors. The soldiers said, “Disperse!” The students declined. Both groups were standing on public property at an Ohio State school. Not a rock was thrown.... Full story


Portland mayhem looks planned

Editor: Doesn’t anyone wonder why the mayor of Portland doesn’t want the police to quell the mobs in Portland?  It’s been two months of vandalism, burning of private property, etc., etc., and still no one in power wants to stop it. This... Full story


Around Town July 29, 2020

OSU Extension preservation tips The Oregon State University Extension Service Master Food Preserver program is offering a free hotline to help local residents preserve their fruits, vegetables and meats. The toll-free hotline at 800-354-7319 runs...


Public Safety Log July 29, 2020

July 27 1:01 a.m. – Caller reported females driving by her house yelling and cursing at her, 1000 block of 23rd. Info noted. 3:52 a.m. – Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robin David Fox, 30, on a Sweet Home warrant for failure to...

 By Scott Swanson    News    July 29, 2020

Longtime buddies free-hand replica of Transcontinental Car Race Oldsmobiles

The idea came to Frank Jurica a couple of years ago when he saw a set of old wheels that once had been on a buggy. At home he had a book that contained a drawing of a Curved Dash Oldsmobile Runabout,...


Rally organizer's Facebook promotes white nationalism, racism

Two rallies held in the Safeway parking lot in recent weeks have been organized by an individual whose Facebook page contains images promoting white supremacy, including an image of a swastika. A... Full story

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 29, 2020

Governor tightens COVID rules, case numbers for Sweet Home now available

The Oregon Health Authority is now publishing COVID-19 case numbers by zip code, meaning it is now possible to differentiate case counts within Linn County. Linn County has 31 new cases since last week, with a total of 232 cases since the beginning...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 29, 2020

Superintendent: New mask rule for students might help transportation

Students of all ages will be required to wear masks in schools in Fall, according to Oregon Department of Education guidelines released Wednesday, July 22. The order requires all students and staff to wear face coverings inside school buildings,...


OSAA: Football, cheer on hold while other sports to start three weeks late

Football and cheerleading are big question marks and other fall sports’ season kick-offs are being delayed until at least Sept. 23, Oregon Schools Activities Association Executive Board decided last week. All fall sports, including football, are...


Aumsville man dies after fall on Three Fingered Jack

A hiker died Sunday, July 19, after a fall near Three Fingered Jack Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reported. Yon said Sheriff’s dispatchers received a report about 1 p.m. of a hiker falling from the mountain. A witness said Todd Adelman, 19, from...

 By Scott Swanson    News    July 29, 2020

Preparation pays off for local triathlete in personal Ironman

Rebecca Wolthuis said her first attempt at completing an Ironman-style triathlon, Saturday, July 25, was "amazing." Wolthuis, 46, had planned to compete in the Santa Rosa (Calif.) Ironman before it...


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