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Articles from the August 25, 2021 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    August 25, 2021

Residents speak out on mask rules at town hall

Crowds of citizens attended a town hall meeting Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Sankey Park to voice concerns to the Sweet Home City Council about Gov. Kate Brown's recently issued mask mandates. The governor...


Teen stabbed in Sankey Park, suspect arrested

A Sweet Home teen was stabbed early Sunday afternoon in Sankey Park, and another Sweet Home man was arrested later in the day in connection with the stabbing, police said. According to Capt. Jason... Full story


Master plan input session Saturday at Lewis Creek Park

Mid-valley residents are invited to provide input about the proposed Master Plan for Lewis Creek County Park at an ice cream social from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the park on the north... Full story

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 25, 2021

New assistant principal starts at high school

Sweet Home High School recently welcomed Aaron Huff as its new assistant principal. The new administrator began working in the building on Monday, Aug. 2. Huff, 38, grew up in Coos Bay and graduated...


Justin Renoud

Nov. 3, 1973 - Aug. 14, 2021 Justin Renoud, 47, died Aug. 14, 2021. He was born Nov. 3, 1973, in Lebanon and grew up in Sweet Home. He took his own life. This is meant to honor him and to let other... Full story


Kenneth Russell Jensen

Aug. 9, 1937 - Aug. 8, 2021 Kenneth Russell Jensen, 83, of Sweet Home was born Aug. 9, 1937 and passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 8, 2021. Ken was born in New York to Ingvald Kerr and Grace... Full story


Earlene Flatch

June 27, 1939 – Aug. 16, 2021 Earlene Rae Flatch, 82, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 16, 2021. She was born June 27, 1939, in Portland to Ray Earl and Gladys Elizabeth (Moore) Cummins. She had eight children and adopted her grandson. Earlene is survived... Full story


Death notices

Scott Dominic Bruckbauer, 66, of Foster, died Aug. 22, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit Thelma Jean Johnson, 88, of Sweet Home died March 13, 2021. A memorial... Full story

 By The New Era    News    August 25, 2021

COVID-19 case numbers, deaths continue to rise

Oregon’s reported COVID deaths went over the 3,000 mark last week as the wave of COVID-19 infections, spurred by the Delta Variant, sent the numbers of new confirmed and presumptive cases to new heights. On Monday, Aug. 23, the Oregon Health...


Undersheriff retires after 30 years with department

Paul Timm, 55, readily admits he's enjoyed his 30 years with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, the last three as undersheriff to Sheriff Jim Yon. Perhaps the fact that he has more than 2,800 hours of...

 By The New Era    News    August 25, 2021

Highway 20 to close for slide repairs

Highway 20 will be closed for three days in early September to allow for slide repairs in the area between House Rock Campground and Sheep Creek, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced Monday. The road will be closed from 12:01 a.m....


Public Safety Log (Aug. 25, 2021)

August 16 8:46 a.m. - Cheri Lyn Olson, 49, cited for no valid operator’s license, 12th Ave./Long St. 10:50 a.m. - Caller reported that a woman stuffed several items in her purse and was leaving Thriftway, 621 Main St. Bryanah Paige Tranilla, 28, ci...


Letter: COVID war not a party-line debate

Editor: What we forget in our arguments about masks and vaccinations is, that all people of the world are in a war against the COVID virus. We are all soldiers in it. Masks, distancing and vaccinations are the only weapons we have. We can win this...


Letter: Big thank-you to local legislators

Editor: A huge thank you to Senator Fred Girod, and Representative Jami Cate for all their hard work in this year’s legislative session, and for getting the legislature to allocate $7 million in funds for the city’s wastewater treatment plant....


Letter: Hospital trip result: confusion, concern

Editor: My mom got really ill and went to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital by ambulance. The hospital decided that she needed to be hospitalized. They told my father that they had no beds and that there was not a bed from Lebanon to Portland, and...


Letter: Scientism, science perilously different

Editor: Science is one of the greatest intellectual enterprises ever developed. Science is systematized knowledge subjected to rigorous exploration and testing, applied to areas where it has demonstrated value as a body of knowledge and practice for...


Around Town (Aug. 25, 2021)

Tune it up Tuesdays schedule on a roll Tune it up Tuesdays events are planned for the downtown area through the remainder of the summer. The weekly events are held Tuesday evenings, in conjunction with the Sweet Home Farmers Market, in an effort to...

 By Scott Swanson    News    August 25, 2021

From trial-and-error to master gardener

Gardening has always been part of Brenda Winslow's life, but it's taken more priority in recent years, as she's become a Linn County Master Gardener. "I would be out in the yard with my mom, working o...

 By Roberta McKern    News    August 25, 2021

Roberta McKern: Exploring the era of plastics at East Linn Museum

In the mid-1940s, following World War II, an optimistic announcement declared that the era of plastics had arrived. In reality, plastics of some sort had been around since 1869, when John Wesley...


Last summer blast for Sweet Home Junior High

Sweet Home Junior HIgh finished off its summer school program Friday, Aug. 20, with a day of water fun....


Grant approved for Millersburg intermodal project

Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker approved a $10 million grant for the intermodal-facility project under construction in Millersburg using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act during the Tuesday, Aug. 17, meeting of the Linn County B...

 By D E Larsen DVM    News    August 25, 2021

Doc's Memoirs: How the Kitty Angel Team came to be

"Dr. Larsen, I visited my therapist today, and she told me to find what motivates me and run with it," Vicki Lindley said. "She said, 'If that happens to be cats, then do cats.' I am going to start a...


Real Estate (Aug. 25, 2021)

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during July 2021. These are not properties for sale, and some transactions may represent a change of ownership within a family or corporation....


Foster Dam road to be closed Sept. 14-16

The road over Foster Dam will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 14-16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday, Aug. 26. The closure will allow for fish removal, annual spillway gate maintenance, and... Full story


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