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Articles from the August 11, 2021 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    August 11, 2021

Residents protest mask mandate

A parking lot full of people, with crowds spilling into the streets, showed up at the Sweet Home district office on Monday evening, Aug. 9, brandishing signs and making their voices heard in regard...

 

Paving project begins on Hwy. 20

Highway 20 east of Sweet Home will be subject to delays for the next several weeks as the result of a paving project that began this morning at 7 a.m. 20 miles from town. A total of 5.5 miles of U.S. 20 is being paved from the South Santiam River...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 11, 2021

'Mystery' company arriving; city preparing with cleanup

Sweet Home has a chance to be the location for a company that could bring 100 or more jobs to the area, local officials say. Consequently, they’re asking residents – particularly downtown property owners – to put on the best face possible in...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 11, 2021

Girod, Cate host SH town hall

Republican State Senator Fred Girod (District 9, Stayton), and Representative Jami Cate (District 17, Lebanon) held a discussion with a few dozen Sweet Home residents on Weddle Bridge Saturday, Aug....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 11, 2021

Downtown medical clinic opening this month

Sweet Home residents will soon have another option for healthcare, with the opening of a new medical clinic downtown.  Ridgeway Health, located at 1023 Main St., is set to open its doors later this...

 

Ernest A. Nelson

July 9, 1931 - Aug. 5, 2021 Ernest A. Nelson, 90, of Sweet Home died Aug. 5, 2021. He was born July 9, 1931, in Walsh County, North Dakota to Charlie and Hannah (Nelson) Nelson. Mr. Nelson joined the... Full story

 

William Warner

Feb. 4, 1949 - July 7, 2021 William “Bill” Charles Warner, 72, of Lebanon died July 7, 2021. He was born Feb. 4, 1949 in Lebanon to Garth and Lois (Keyser) Warner. He graduated from Lebanon High... Full story

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 11, 2021

Hillsboro native begins career with Sweet Home police

On Tuesday, July 6, Trevor Sundquist started as a new officer at the Sweet Home Police Department. The 22-year-old Hillsboro native was exposed to the life at a young age. "My neighbors growing up...

 

Class of 2021 Scholarships

Following are scholarships awarded to Sweet Home High School graduating seniors from the Class of 2021. This list does not include federal or state need grants. The total amount of scholarships, including financial aid, Oregon Promise, military and...

 

Put best face forward for city

Sweet Home has always been a community that responds when there’s a crisis, a need. We recall recent instances. - We needed a community center, so the citizens built one. - We needed an all-weather athletic field, so the citizens built one. - A...

 

Fight homelessness in our community

By Scott McKee I am writing at a critical moment in time for all of us. My concern: the topic of homelessness and the many conversations and issues that surround it.  It is a truly tough topic and to be honest, nobody has an absolute answer to it....

 

Reinstate the recovery order and local control

By Tom Yahraes Dear Governor Brown and Deputy Superintendent Colt Gill, I am submitting my objection to the July 29, 2021 announcement of the reversal of the June 25, 2021 Recovery Order.  I have been Sweet Home’s school superintendent for five...

 

Samaritan makes changes to Lifeline program

Samaritan Health Services has made changes to its Samaritan Lifeline program for seniors and others who are homebound.  Since 1996, Samaritan Health Services has offered a medical alert service, Samaritan Lifeline, for seniors and other homebound...

 

Clinics set for Linn residents facing eviction

Linn County residents who may be facing eviction now have a free local resource that can help them avoid the process, thanks to Linn County Eviction Prevention Clinic, sponsored through the Linn County Law Library.  Linn County Law Librarian Amber...

 

Around Town August 11, 2021

Sign up now for artists registry Professional Oregon-based artists are encouraged to sign up for a statewide artists registry created by the Oregon Commission in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation. The registry’s intent is to reach and...

 

Public Safety Log Aug. 11, 2021

August 2 12:33 a.m. - Kirk Ferguson Jr., 40, of Sweet Home, arrested for initiating a false report, disorderly conduct, after officers from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a report of a male with a gunshot wound lying in the roadway,...

 

OSU grant-based study focuses on plant nutrition for bees

By Kym Pokorny Oregon State University Writer A new grant will allow Oregon State University researchers to study the nutritional value of more than 100 bee-pollinated crops, native plants and commonly used ornamental plants, a project that could...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 11, 2021

Three in contention for SHSD superintendent

The Sweet Home School Board has announced three finalists for further consideration to be the next superintendent for the Sweet Home School District. Paul Peterson is the interim principal of the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 11, 2021

Student wins 'If I Were Mayor' contest

For a 10-year-old, Madalyn Coleman has had a lot of exposure to politics, being the youngest daughter of a Sweet Home city councilwoman and former state legislative assistant. Oh, and her dad's a...

 

Bruler Fire containment at 75%

Crews have contained about 75% of the 195-acre Bruler Fire burning 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home as of Monday, Aug. 9, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Forest Service.  Its cause remains under investigation. The 106 personnel...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 11, 2021

SH native, longtime educator representing Liberty District

Sweet Home native and former district employee Janice Albert brings community and education experience as a new school board member representing the Liberty District. Her four-year term began Monday,...

 

Danger-tree reduction project set

The U.S. Forest Service released its danger-tree decision memo last week and will begin to implement its roadside danger-tree (any tree, or portion of a tree, that could cause injury or death) reduction project on the Detroit, McKenzie River and...

 

Creating a healthy menu from discount groceries

Grocery shopping and cooking used to be a real hobby for me.   I shouldn’t say “used to be,” because it still sort of is. Sort of. Deep down, the delight and irrepressible urge to buy unique ingredients so I can experiment in the kitchen...

 

Thorpe named National Coach of the Year

By Scott Swanson Of The New Era Sweet Home Coach Steve Thorpe has been named National Coach of the Year for boys wrestling by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. The announcement, made July...

 

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