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Articles from the September 29, 2021 edition

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COVID-19 causes hiccups in district

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era According to a district-wide email issued last week, with 145 students and staff quarantined as of Friday, Sept. 24, the Sweet Home School District will not hold...

 

Crawfordsville Drive map amendment approved

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker approved, with conditions, a land-use proposal that would allow a plan map amendment and zone change on...

 

County's sheriff race gets competitive early

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon announced Tuesday, Sept. 21, that he will not seek re-election in the 2022 election, a day after one of his deputies, Jon Raymond, announced he was running for the office i...

 

Jason Larsen

May 9, 1971 – Sept. 19, 2021 Jason Edward Larsen, 50, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 19, 2021. He was born May 9, 1971, in Lebanon to Carlos and Sharleen (Coulter) Larsen. He lived in Sweet Home his...

 

Linnea Goodwin

Jan. 22, 1951 – Sept. 19, 2021 Linnea Karen Goodwin, 70, of Sweet Home died Sept. 19, 2021. She was born Jan. 22, 1951, in Detroit to Martin E. and Olive (Larson) Amundson. She was a life-long...

 

Martin Pembleton

April 10, 1947 – Sept. 22, 2021 Martin Charles Pembleton, 74, of Albany, died Sept. 22, 2021. He was born April 10, 1947, in Medford to Charles Martin and Florence Marie (Jones) Pembleton. He grew...

 

Death Notices (Sept. 29, 2021)

A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, for Charlie Clark, who died Jan. 4, 2021, at Star Attractions, 42648 Ames Creek Drive. A light lunch will be provided. The event will be kid-friendly. Edward Lee Petermen, 80, of...

 

Harvest Festival returning with feast of fun

A feast of fall activities will descend on Sweet Home Saturday, Oct. 2, for the 15th Annual Harvest Festival at Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave. The family-friendly event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6...

 

Notes from the Newsroom:

Linn County made a very positive move, both for the county as an organization and for its citizens, when county officials decided, earlier this year, to beef up communication with said citizens. One obvious outcome of that strategy, signed off on by...

 

From Our Files (Sept. 29, 2021)

Sept. 30, 1971 Mark Frachiseur, Sweet Home High School student body president, and Jerry Roth, second vice president, accompanied Dan Ashton and Sam Cairnes to Portland to greet President Nixon at the airport. The four attended with a pass given...

 

Letter: Both men, women guilty in abortion (Sept. 29, 2021)

Editor: In her letter of Sept. 22, Diane Daiute spotlighted the hypocrisy of religious fakes who pretend and perpetrate sexual crimes against both children and women. Centuries of these deceitful behaviors compound both civil and cultural inequities...

 

Letter: Concert's success was joint effort (Sept. 29, 2021)

Editor:  Dr. Carmen Hall’s classical piano concert in the high school auditorium last Monday, Sept. 20, was met with 86 appreciative audience members.  Dr. Hall’s technique was skillfully exciting; her program well-designed.  Concert...

 

Around Town (Sept. 29, 2021)

Blood drive at church scheduled The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1155 22nd Ave., Sweet Home. To schedule an appointment, contact Jeanie Stover at...

 

Extending a helping hand

Ginny Cotter didn’t wake up one morning and decide she was going to help Sweet Home’s homeless. But the longtime resident has definitely become a significant player in helping them – primarily...

 

'Shooting anvils,' medicine shows and a cold murder case

At the East Linn Museum, it gladdens the researcher to come across an anecdote-filled history about a family that settled here in 1852 (and its descendants). Alvin and Polly Morris homesteaded on Fern...

 

Ralph the cat and the Einstein stove

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.” Einstein’s quote came to mind every fall in Sweet Home....

 

Public Safety (Sept. 29, 2021)

September 20 11:53 a.m. - Caller reported criminal mischief at Yukwah Campground, 51200 block of Hwy. 20. Night deposit box damaged. Under investigation. Report taken.  12:12 p.m. - Deputy responded to Sheep Creek Road, where two trucks were being r...

 

Football: Despite second-half surge, Huskies fall to Hidden Valley

Friday night's score wasn't as lopsided as the Huskies' loss to Hidden Valley last season, but some spark on both sides of the ball in the second half wasn't enough to best the Mustangs, who...

 

Municipal Court (Sept. 29, 2021)

August 25, 2021 Arevalorivas, Hamilton – no contest – Violating speed limit 11-20 mph over speed limit 45/25, fine $165.  Colgrove, Carolyne – guilty by default – Violation driving while suspended or revoked, fine $2,015, license suspended;...

 

Willamette National Forest offers free firewood permits

Willamette National Forest will begin offering free firewood permits starting Oct. 1.  Willamette and the other national forests of Oregon and Washington, in Region 6 of the U.S. Forest Service ,are transitioning their firewood program to become a...

 

Commissioner Will Tucker seeks fifth term

Linn County Commissioner Will Tucker said last week that he will seek a fifth term in office.  He has placed his name on the May 2022 primary ballot.  Tucker, 69, has served on the Board of...

 

Delays, closures coming to Clear Lake's cabin loop road

Linn County Parks plans to perform road maintenance and repairs to the Clear Lake Resort cabin loop road in coming months that will result in some periodic closures or delays. Through Oct. 1:  There will be temporary cabin road closures between 9 a....

 

Real Estate Sold (Sept. 29, 2021)

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

 

Malone named new county engineer

New Linn County Engineer Daineal Malone has been involved in the planning and execution of numerous road projects - from Courtney Creek Drive near Brownsville to Mill City - during her 14 years with t...

 

Swim club starts new season with new coaches on deck

When Kelly Sautel first became the Sweet Home Swim Club's new head coach late last year, she was on the deck for only two weeks before COVID-19 concerns closed the community pool. Not another splash...

 

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