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Articles from the October 7, 2020 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 7, 2020

COVID spikes in SH

An employee at Safeway tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, Oct. 5, and is now quarantining, according to Safeway public relations and several staff at Safeway. A city employee experienced mild cold-like symptoms last week that turned out to be...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 7, 2020

School officials frustrated by shifting rules, numbers

Sweet Home Public Schools is trapped in a tug of war between rising cases of COVID-19 and continually shifting state recommendations for schools re-opening, driven at least partially by the wildfires...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 7, 2020

City Hall gallery exhibits local photographers' perspectives of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime historical event and a local photography show at City Hall seeks to document what it was like to live through 2020 for future generations. The exhibit in...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 7, 2020

Harvest festival draws crowd to upgraded park

Sweet Home's 2020 Harvest Festival was a resounding success, according to city officials. At its peak, the festival had 700 visitors, with approximately 2,000 throughout the day visiting to hear...


L. LaMar Hansen

Aug. 27, 1922 - Sept. 26, 2020 L. LaMar Hansen, 98, of Sweet Home, after living a good life, passed away peacefully in Orem, Utah. He was born Aug. 27, 1922 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Iola (Edgley) and... Full story


Judith Leah Ford

Aug. 30, 1941 - Dec. 23, 2019 Judith Leah Ford, 78, of Sweet Home passed away Dec. 23, 2019. She was born Aug. 30, 1941 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Ernest and Leah (Matson) Tutt. She moved to Sweet Home in 1972. She worked at a plywood mill for a few... Full story


Barbara Hight

July 20, 1961- Aug. 17, 2020 Barbara Jo Hight, 59, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 17, 2020. She was born July 20, 1961 in Oregon City to Willard "Bill" Hight and Coralee Schaefer. Ms. Hight loved gardening... Full story


When COVID strikes home, things change

I actually had planned to write about newspapers for this week’s edition. After all, as should have been obvious in the last couple of issues, this week is National Newspaper Week. And there’s a lot I could talk about regarding newspapers,...


Levies a 'windfall' for city officials

Editor: Here it is again... the new levies. What many of you don’t realize is that our homes are now valued more than the last levy. You may be surprised at the new evaluation. Please call the Assessors Office in Albany to get the new current... Full story


Thanks to wide range of people

Editor: As I have job that takes me out of town now, I’ve missed the City Council meetings and all the good things that are happening in my town. Congratulations to each of our City Council members and mayor for hanging in there for local... Full story


A vote for your local newspaper is a vote for your democracy

By Tom Silvestri  Newspapers face another big election. It’s about them. While the United States is riveted by a most unusual presidential election, the newspaper industry is running to win the hearts, minds and souls of “voters.” These...


Around Town Oct. 7, 2020

Fall activities for kids at B&G Club Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam is offering a variety of activities for young people this fall. They include East County Iron Chef culinary skills class, Running Club, 3-on-3 Basketball Skills Clinic,...


Public Safety Log Oct. 7, 2020

September 25 1:24 a.m. – Michael Branton Jr., 44, cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured. 1:32 a.m. – Winston Police located Andrew Jacob Justin Cartwright, 33, on Sweet Home warrants for failure to appear on two original...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 7, 2020

Help for small businesses has been hard to come by for some

The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly hard on some local small businesses, even with the help available through the federal government. And requirements to participate local programs meant to...


Les Schwab chain sold to California investors

Les Schwab Tire Centers announced last week it is being purchased by an investment firm based in California. The tire company said Sept. 29 that an agreement has been made to sell Les Schwab to family-owned investment firm Meritage Group. The...


Petition aims to restore restroom

A petition drive has been launched in Cascadia to secure funding for a restroom at the Short Covered Bridge. A portable toilet has been situate at the bridge, which is the site of the U.S. Forest Service's Cascadia Interpretive Center. Organizer...


Softball players get back on field during 'mini' season; to play Thursday

Softball Coach Karyn Hartsook watched her players work out last week, the second of the "mini season" for spring sports, which runs through Oct. 23. "We're definitely enjoying the moment right now,"...


Willamette Speedway Results

Following are Willamette Speedway's top finishers on Saturday night, Oct. 3: Hornets - (1) Brad Gentry; (2) Bradley Martin; (3) Andrew Wright; (4) Ron Skeslien; (5) Jeremiah Johnson; (6) James Skeslien; (7) Matt Wood; (8) Brad Hicks; (9) CJ...


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