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Articles from the August 18, 2021 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    August 18, 2021

Riggs selected to lead school district

The Sweet Home School Board unanimously approved the hire of Lisa Riggs as the district's new superintendent at a special meeting Monday, Aug. 16. Riggs has been the assistant superintendent of...

 By Scott Swanson    News    August 18, 2021

Rising COVID-19 numbers cause concern in county

As COVID-19 numbers escalate across the state and in Linn County with the arrival of the Delta Variant and local hospitals fill up, health officials are encouraging reluctant residents to rethink...

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 18, 2021

City Council tackles masks, homeless camp

Mask mandates and homeless camps were two major topics of discussion during the Tuesday, Aug. 10, meeting of the Sweet Home City Council. "I'm concerned about the mask mandate that's being handed...


Roger Lee Dorsey

Oct. 20, 1940 - Aug. 8, 2021 Roger Lee Dorsey of Brownsville, peacefully passed away in his sleep on the evening of Aug. 8, 2021. He was 80 years old. Roger was the fourth son of Murrel and VeElda (Tr... Full story


Tina Groff

Aug. 3, 1967 – Aug. 4, 2021 Tina Luanne Groff, 54, of Crawfordsville, died Aug. 4, 2021. She was born Aug. 3, 1967, in Lebanon, the daughter of Glen and Karen (Schunt) Groff. She lived in Lebanon... Full story


Lincoln Lewelling

Jan. 11, 1958 - July 29, 2021 Lincoln “Grey” Lewelling, 63, of Sweet Home, died July 29, 2021. He was born Jan. 11, 1958, in Albany to James H. and Peggy J. (Manney) Lewelling. He had lived in Newport, Toledo, and Nome, Alaska, before moving to... Full story


Ernest 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

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 18, 2021

New library services director arrives with SH ties

The Sweet Home Public Library has announced former Puyallup Public Library services manager Megan Dazey as its new library services director. Despite coming from out of state, Dazey has local ties....


Pandemic benefit: Increased public awareness?

We appreciate the local town hall meeting, here in Sweet Home, organized by state Rep. Jami Cate and Sen. Fred Girod on Aug. 7. To paraphrase, slightly, what Girod said: It’s good for all of us to get together, particularly in these weird,...


Around Town Aug. 18, 2021

Concerts in the Park continue Lebanon’s Concerts in the Park series continues this year, with performances running from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Ralston Park, 925 Park St. Remaining performances include: - Rachael and the Rain Kings (Aug. 17); -...


Public Safety Log Aug. 18, 2021

August 8 2:49 p.m. - Deputies responded to illegal parking situation near Canyon Creek Road and Highway 20. Area is closed to public, but it appeared someone had cut trees to enable them to drive around the barricade. Investigation continuing. 5:53...

 By Sarah Brown    News    August 18, 2021

Dr. Emmert returns to mid-valley to finish residency

Dr. Amanda Emmert, the first local graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest campus in Lebanon, has returned to Oregon to complete her residency through a fellowship at...


Man gets nine years in child pornography case

A Sweet Home man has been sentenced to just over nine years in prison after pleading guilty to 10 counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse. William Tyler Paul Maze, 31, was arrested March...


Linn firefighters assist on Middle Fork fires

About 16 Linn County firefighters comprise a task force dispatched to assist crews battling the 9,000-acre Middle Fork Complex fires burning nine miles north of Oakridge in Lane County. Some 663 personnel are assigned to the 12-blaze incident, under...


SH grad serving aboard nuclear-powered Navy sub

Yunke compares experience, values to hometown By Alvin Plexico U.S. Navy A Sweet Home native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS California, one of the world's most advanced nuclear-powered...


Florida native named Linn County's new Emergency Services Manager

Ric Lentz has packed a lot of incident command and search and rescue experience into his 27 years. It was enough to impress Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon to offer him the position of Emergency Services...


Sheriff's Office seeks law-enforcement levy support

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office will ask voters in November to support a four-year law enforcement levy of $2.98 per $1,000 of property value, the Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday morning, Aug. 10. If approved, the levy would run from July...

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 18, 2021

Video series earns Manley a Waibel award

Sweet Home High School forestry and natural resources instructor Blake Manley received the first-ever Rob Waibel Educator of the Year Award in April, presented by the Oregon Natural Resources...


DeFazio to hold tele-town hall

Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Eugene, will host a tele-town hall meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19. DeFazio will speak on Build Back Better – President Joe Biden’s three-part plan to rescue, recover, and rebuild the American economy – and will... Full story


Genealogical Society reopens to public

The Sweet Home Genealogical Society at 1223 Kalmia St. has reopened to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every third Saturday, with more days scheduled to be announced soon. The society... Full story


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