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Articles from the August 26, 2020 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 26, 2020

School now on line for all grades

As of last week, Linn County dropped out of eligibility for K-3 students to attend school in person. That means no students will start school in brick-and-mortar classrooms as the new year starts Sept. 8. With 52 new coronavirus cases reported last...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 26, 2020

Local officials working to put COVID revenue to use for kids

Plans are coming together for childcare during the new socially distanced school year for Sweet Home students, thanks to money from a Linn County emergency order. Linn County Commissioners earlier this month determined to step up for local kids by...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 26, 2020

Sweet Home position is return to Oregon for new JH principal

A longtime Alaska educator has been named principal at Sweet Home Junior High. Terry Martin's hiring was confirmed by the School Board at its August meeting earlier this month. Growing up in...


Karen 'Tootie' (Thompson) Baugus

Dec. 3, 1973 - Aug. 12, 2020 Karen "Tootie" (Thompson) Baugus, 46, passed away Aug. 12, 2020. She was born Dec. 3, 1973 in Lebanon. Karen spent her childhood years living with her family in Cascadia,... Full story

 By Scott Swanson    News    August 26, 2020

Chamber names its awards winners – virtually

Longtime local music teacher and choir director Paul Rowton was awarded the Distinguished Service Award, while Jim Hagle was named First Citizen and Kristina Mathers Junior First Citizen during the...

 By Scott Swanson    News    August 26, 2020

City Public Works tries new (to it) surfacing technique to fix street

A serpentine pile of gravel down the center of 29th Avenue last week represented what could be a new approach to fixing streets in Sweet Home: chip sealing. Thursday morning, Aug. 20, a street...


Mark Hardin

Feb. 10, 1962 - April 7, 2020 (Recovered) Mark Joseph Hardin, 58, of Sweet Home passed away. He was born Feb. 10, 1962 in Gary, Ind., to Orville Eugene and Earlene (Hart) Hardin. He was raised in... Full story


Larry Housen

Sept. 7, 1956 – Aug. 9, 2020 Larry Dean Housen, 63, of Sweet Home died Aug. 9, 2020 in Albany following a long battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 7, 1956 in Lebanon, the son of Adrian and Veeta... Full story


James McCracken

Nov. 26, 1941 – Aug. 18, 2020 James McCracken, 78, of Crawfordsville, died Aug. 18, 2020. He was born Nov. 26, 1941 in Island Lake, Wis. to Harold and Dora (Waugh) McCracken. He lived in Island... Full story


Kim Vandenberg

May 27, 1967 – Aug. 22, 2020 Kim Sharlene Vandenberg, 53, of Sweet Home died Aug. 22, 2020. She was born May 27, 1967 in Albany to Larry V. and Eula Faye (Grissom) Bergstrom. She was a lifelong... Full story


Local businessman cashes in on own Lottery ticket

Sweet Home businessman James Ashcraft always watches the lotto numbers roll in at his bar, Chewy's Pub. So when the jackpot crept over $60,000 earlier this month, he decided to play. This time, he's t...


LBCC announces 'Rebounding Plan' for fall classes

Linn-Benton Community College has announced its plan for the fall quarter, which starts Sept. 28. The LBCC Board of Education has approved a plan – called the “LBCC Rebounding Plan” – for college-goers and staff that will include several...


Belated chamber awards event was fun one

If you haven’t watched the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce awards presentation, we’ll just say it might be a lot more entertaining than simply reading our story about the event, which starts on page 1. That’s because the program was a well-put-t...


Sanctioning Antifa boosts lawlessness

Editor: Portland Tally Sheet: 85 consecutive nights of riot have been inflicted on the public, the police and property. On Aug. 8 alone, 24 rioters were arrested and booked. Oregon State Police left town for good reason last week because the County... Full story

 By D E Larsen DVM    News    August 26, 2020

Snakebit in Sweet Home: Not common, but it's happened

I always told folks that if they wanted to get a veterinarian to treat Salmon Disease in their dog, don’t go to Kansas. Likewise, if you’re going to get a veterinarian to treat a snake bite,...


Around Town Aug 26, 2020

Friday night music at Marks Ridge Marks Ridge Winery will host its final summer concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at 29255 Berlin Road. Performing will be Jobe Woosley and Company. Originally from Sweet Home, Woosley is now based in Eugene and his...


Public Safety August 26, 2020

August 16 12:58 a.m. – Two 13-year-old juveniles at 18th and Long were referred to Linn County Juvenile department for curfew violation and transported home. 10:08 a.m. – Caller reported a...

 By Sarah Brown    News    August 26, 2020

Sr. Center director stepping down – figuratively, at least

In the early mornings, while most people are still asleep or just beginning to wake up, Ken Bronson will be listening to the patter of his feet on the ground, or the quiet splash of water as his arms...


Old Holley Grange Hall memories hark back to another era

When the old Grange Hall in Holley burned down in 2013, it marked the last of an era for that community. By then Grange 325 had already been disbanded and the building was being used as a residence....


Wildfire danger prompts governor to declare state of emergency

Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, Aug. 19, due to the imminent threat of wildfire across Oregon. Much of the state is now in extreme fire danger, and red flag warnings have...

 By Sarah Brown    News    August 26, 2020

Lebanon complex to have 48 units

Applegate Landing broke ground on its new veterans housing project in Lebanon Friday, Aug. 21. The 48-unit complex will house veterans, low income and those transitioning out of rehab. “With our current and ongoing housing shortage in Oregon, we...

 By Scott Swanson    News    August 26, 2020

Linn Shuttle's new bus sanitization system first in state for transit use

Linn Shuttle is breaking ground in the county with a new system designed to sanitize the interior of buses – completely. Ken Bronson, director of the bus service, said the $30,000 AeroClave RDS...


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