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Articles from the September 23, 2020 edition

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New funding gives SHHS students leg up on college credit

Sweet Home High School students have new opportunities for college credit this year after a successful pilot program last year gave nine students additional opportunities for college classes. The new...

 

Fires cause bit of whirlwind for teacher

It was supposed to be her last day firefighting before she began teaching for fall, but the weather had other plans. Twenty-five-year-old Hailey Schilling, a third-grade teacher at Foster Elementary...

 

Charter School starts in-house, in a limited way

Between windstorms, smoke, evacuation orders, and power outages, schools across East Linn County had rough starts to a school year already complicated by a global pandemic. While Linn County has...

 

Chromebook issues aside, school under way in SH

Chromebooks were in short supply last week as Sweet Home students and their parents arrived at their local schools to pick up equipment needed to start online school this week. But other than that, Su...

 

Gary Allen Nightingale

June 29, 1950 - Sept. 17, 2020 Gary Allen Nightingale, 70, lost his fight with renal cell cancer and passed away on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. He had recently celebrated his 46th wedding anniversary wi... Full story

 

Sidney John Carr

Oct. 10, 1943 - Sept. 17, 2020 Sidney “Sid” John Carr, 76, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday in Portland. He was born in Fallon, Nevada to Shelby John and Sarah Helen (Leavitt) Carr. Sid was a... Full story

 

Payoff for coronavirus edicts might be just getting kids back into school

There’s been a lot of controversy over Oregon’s response to the coronavirus pandemic – the forced closures of businesses, the fines for businesses who violate the governor’s dictates during the six months we’ve lived under this state of...

 

GOP's SCOTUS strategy 'dirty'

Editor: On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland for associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to succeed Antonin Scalia, who had died one month earlier. There were 11 months left to President Obama’s... Full story

 

National Newspaper Week to highlight vital roles press plays

By Randy Evans Guest Commentary Each year, one week is set aside to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States. This year, however, waiting until Oct. 4-10 an... Full story

 

Around Town Sept. 23, 2020

GOP to hold Meet the Candidates Linn County Republicans will host a number of candidates for political offices at a Meet the Candidates event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Atavista Farm 35580 Highway 228 in Brownsville. Candidates Jo Rae...

 

Public Safety Log Sept. 23, 2020

Sept. 14 7:33 a.m. – Caller reported a homeless camp at the new City Hall, 3225 Main. Officer responded, contacted two individuals and advised them to find a better place to stay. 10:27 a.m. – Caller reported vehicle involved in arsons is parked...

 

Portland man dies in crash on Hwy. 20

A Portland man was killed early Sunday, Sept. 20, in a single-vehicle crash near milepost 67 on Highway 20, east of Sweet Home. According to the Oregon State Police, Troopers and Sweet Home emergency personnel responded at 7:10 a.m. to the crash....

 

Best in the West held quietly, in low-key format, but with big finishes

With plans for this year's Best in the West triathlon series already contingent on multiple COVID-related factors, the event actually got temporarily derailed by ... smoke. Scheduled for Sept. 12 and...

 

Coach: Volleyball drawing a crowd, but room for more

Sweet Home volleyball had a banner year last season, with a second-place finish at state and high hopes for another run at a state title with a team loaded with seniors who have started since they were freshmen. But then came COVID, which...

 

Sports back at high school, limited to 'mini seasons' for start

After six months of relative inactivity, Sweet Home High School students are getting a chance to get back on the athletic fields and into the gym, officially. Athletic Director Nate Tyler said last...

 

Speedway offering racing this summer – just not to live crowd

Loren Kruesi stands outside the Willamette Speedway racetrack on a hot early-September summer afternoon. It's a couple days until the next Race Day and he's been tweaking some things – on his two...

 

Sweet Home Harvest Festival Needs Volunteers

Sweet Home's Harvest Festival is coming up quick, and the event still needs volunteers. This year's festival, set for Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will look a little different because of COVID. But...

 

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