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Articles from the October 6, 2021 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    October 6, 2021

Care clinic outlined; debate continues on homeless center

During the Tuesday, Sept. 28, Sweet Home City Council meeting, Samaritan Health Services representatives discussed plans for a 15,000-square-foot primary and urgent care clinic on the 42-acre site...

 By Scott Swanson    News    October 6, 2021

Farmers Market concludes for the summer

Sweet Home Farmers Market closed last week for the season, following two years of operations in a COVID-19 world.  It was a good summer, said some vendors who participated.  Unlike last year, when...

 By Benny Westcott    News    October 6, 2021

Fire season ends in South Cascade district

The Oregon Department of Forestry's West Oregon, Western Lane and 1.2-million-acre South Cascade districts, the latter of which includes the Sweet Home unit, declared an end to their local fire...

 By Benny Westcott    News    October 6, 2021

Harvest Festival draws a crowd – a 'great' one

Good weather and family fun were in abundance at this year's Harvest Festival, held Saturday, Oct. 2, at Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave. Patrons listened to music, ate, drank, shopped at some 80 vendor...


Louie Dale Taylor

Louie Dale Taylor, 91, of Sweet Home, passed away in the loving arms of his daughter Pamela on Sept. 21, 2021, with several family members close by. He was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Somerton, Ariz., to... Full story


Tammy Coleman

Tammy Sue Coleman, 61, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 27, 2021. She was born March 19, 1960 in San Diego, Calif., to Loren and Joyce (Hettenger) Walnum. Her family moved to Ramona, Calif., and lived there... Full story


Jerome Hotchkiss

Jerome Jordan "Jerry" Hotchkiss, 79, a former Sweet Home resident, died peacefully in his sleep Aug. 21, 2021, at his home in Brooks. He previously had resided in Sweet Home, Oregon. He was born Aug.... Full story


Eugene Nelson

Eugene Paul "Beano" Nelson, 62, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 27, 2021. He was born March 4, 1959 in Crookston, Minn., to Ernest A. and June E. (Hanson) Nelson. He moved to Sweet Home in 1968 and lived... Full story


David James Kamarec

Farewell to our beloved "HUCK FINN." David James (Evans) Kamarec, 25, was born Oct. 11, 1995, in Lebanon. He lived most of his life in and around Sweet Home. As a child, he also lived with his family... Full story


Death Notices (Oct. 6, 2021)

Bruce Allan Breckheimer, 72, of Albany , died Oct. 3, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit A celebration of life for Charlie Clark, who died Jan. 4, 2021, will be held... Full story


Letter: Action, not talk, gets things done (Oct. 6, 2021)

Editor: Last week I attended the City Council meeting, having been assured it would include how to help the homeless, which I have been interested in for over a year. I believe nearly all the chairs were full; lots of interested people had come. The...


Letter: Anger weakens abortion argument (Oct. 6, 2021)

Editor: It was with a sad heart that I read Diane Diaute’s letter of Sept. 22. There is so much anger in it that I had to set it aside before could finish reading it. Yes, there are many, many destructive forces we as humans daily battle; no one...


Letter: Alum missing school band (Oct. 6, 2021)

Editor: Where is the Sweet Home High School band? While attending the Huskies home games, I have noticed the empty section in the stadium where the high school band has normally been. The band has been a tradition for many years and it left a big...


From Our Files (Oct. 6, 2021)

Oct. 7, 1971 White's Electronics initiated a four-day workweek, a move that had been in discussion for a year following a poll of employees. The four-day workweek is optional, but most employees have opted to do so. With Fridays off, women (who make...

 By Scott Swanson    News    October 6, 2021

Growth opportunities for small-town church

Mark Scott has been pastoring churches for 30 years, and his latest call – Crawfordsville Calvary Chapel (formerly Crawfordsville Community Church) – is familiar ground.  It’s rural, it’s sma...


Around Town (Oct. 9, 2021)

Haunted Ghost Tours seek hosts Organizers of the Haunted Ghost Tours, which begin at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, are seeking locations for stops on the tour. This opportunity is exclusive to members or partners of the Sweet Home...

 By Benny Westcott    News    October 6, 2021

Dehydrator blamed for fire

First photo: A food dehydrator ignited the wall of a shed Friday afternoon at 1026 29th Ave. In the second photo, off-duty firefighter Eli Harris, pulls a hose from a brush rig, spotted smoke while...


Public Safety (Oct. 6, 2021)

September 27 7:43 a.m. - Robert Eugene Oar, 44, was cited and released on a Lebanon Justice Court warrant for failure to appear on a second-degree original charge, parking lot, Safeway, 1540 Main St. Cited and released on Lebanon Municipal Court warr...

 By Benny Westcott    News    October 6, 2021

Mill site requires $500K asbestos abatement

An Oregon Department of Environmental Quality assessment of the former Willamette Industries mill site in Sweet Home found that $500,000 is necessary to abate the asbestos in buildings on the site....


Legislature approves state redistricting maps

Linn County residents east of Albany will find themselves in a new congressional district and a new state senatorial district, and with a new state house district number following approval of...


Bi-Mart selling its pharmacies to Walgreens

The Bi-Mart executive team, on behalf of its employee-owners and Walgreens, announced Thursday, Sept. 30, that Walgreens will acquire Bi-Mart’s pharmacy business, which includes pharmacy patient prescription files and related pharmacy inventory of...


Flu shots offered at county locations

The flu is expected to be more prevalent this year compared to last year, when school closures and other COVID-19 precautions helped minimize the virus’ spread.  Samaritan Health recommends that local residents protect themselves, their families...


COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters available

Linn County Public Health is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays behind the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road E, Albany. All three vaccines are available: Johnson & Johnson, Moderna...


New Veterans Services officer plans more exposure

New Linn County Veterans Services officer Dee Baley-Hyder has one key job goal: To help local veterans get the benefits they were promised when they enlisted in the military. Although she started her new job in July, Baley-Hyder isn’t new to the...


Land transferred to Sierra Cascade Forest Products

A Linn County/Sierra Cascade Forest Products land transfer that began in May 2020 was completed during the Board of Commissioners’ weekly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 28. On Aug. 11, the county had approved giving Sierra Cascade Forest Products time to c...


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