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Articles from the November 4, 2020 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    November 4, 2020

Local school doors closer to opening

A change to school re-opening metrics announced Friday, Oct. 30, by Gov. Kate Brown has changed the landscape for Sweet Home School District officials. The somewhat relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, which were effective immediately following the...

 

After 70 years, curtain closes for White's locally

Following an extended period of economic difficulties, White's Electronics has been sold. Garrett Electronics, a Texas-based manufacturer of products similar to White's, announced Oct. 16 that it had...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    November 4, 2020

Unsuspecting SHHS student gets surprise gift from alum: a truck

When Jake Fanning got a text from his wrestling coach, Steve Thorpe, last week, he thought it was going to be about work. "He said he had job details for me," Fanning said. Instead, Thorpe handed him...

 

Cheridith June Terwilliger

June 19, 1942 - Oct. 28, 2020 "Seventy-eight-year-old Cheridith June Terwilliger, aka Pudge (pictured left with her sister), died Wednesday evening Oct. 28, from medical complications. S She was in... Full story

 

Jack Little

May 25, 1938 – Oct. 29, 2020 Jack Garland Little, 82, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 29, 2020. He was born May 25, 1938 in Aledo, Ill. to Maurice Garland and Nelle Juanita (Walters) Little. Mr. Little... Full story

 

SHFAD, police, SHEM accepting applications for holiday gifts

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and Sweet Home Police Department are accepting applications to their Christmas for Kids Sharing Tree toy programs and Shop with a Cop; and Sweet Home Emergency Ministries is accepting applications for...

 

Door's open to get kids back to school; can we do what it takes?

Linn County has an opportunity. Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement last Friday, Oct. 30, is making it a bit easier to get students back in school (see story on page 1). Indeed, across Oregon, 130,000 students were immediately allowed to return to...

 

Where is our 'North Star?' A response to Gov. Brown's plan

Last Friday, Oct. 30, Gov. Kate Brown announced in a press conference new metrics for opening up schools for in-person instruction. During her opening remarks she said, "This is a time for us to take...

 

Around Town Nov. 4, 2020

Search-for-Gemma scavenger hunt Registration for the Sweet Home Police Department’s annual Cascade K9 Jamboree will continue through Nov. 18. This year, instead of a live festival with a wide variety of canine-oriented events, the event is a photo...

 

Public Safety Nov. 4, 2020

Oct. 26 7:04 a.m. – Caller reported hitting a deer, 3000 block of Main. Officer responded, report taken for motor vehicle accident, over $2,500 in damage, deer dispatched. 8:26 a.m. – Caller requested male be trespassed from the parking lot he...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    November 4, 2020

Councilors decide to purchase new street sweeper for city

Sweet Home city councilors voted Oct. 27 to buy a new street sweeper using a loan from the city's Street Improvement Fund. Councilors Diane Gerson, Lisa Gourley, Mayor Greg Mahler, Dave Trask, Susan C...

 

City leaf collection under way

Sweet Home Public Works has begun its seasonal leaf collection program for residents and businesses, which will continue through mid-December. “This is a program we do every fall,” Public Works Director Greg Springman said. Residents are asked...

 

Sweet Home PD Sgt. Wingo resigns

Sweet Home Police Sgt. Chris Wingo has resigned to take a position as a police officer at Woodburn Police Department, SHPD announced last week. Wingo is a decorated 13-year veteran of Sweet Home...

 

1976-77 Huskies turned basketball fortunes for SHHS

Felix Wilkerson flips through the old album, full of newspaper clippings and photos. "That's the season, right there," he says. That would be the season of 1976-77, when Wilkerson, Sweet Home's...

 

Oregon restrictions send wrestlers out of state to compete

Sweet Home wrestlers have continued to compete this fall, despite state prohibitions against physical contact during practices and other hindrances that have created obstacles to what normally would...

 

Sanchez, Trask, Gourley and Richards lead City Council race; city levys look to be passing

Early results Tuesday night showed Angelita Sanchez, Dave Trask, Lisa Gourley and Dylan Richards leading in the nine-candidate race for four City Council seats. Sanchez, who is seeking a City Council seat for the first time, had 1,895 votes (15.35%)...

 

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