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Articles from the December 9, 2020 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    December 9, 2020

Revenues rise; library staff jobs restored

City Manager Ray Towry said last week that, due to increases in tax revenues received by the city, he has revoked the furlough notice he sent to three part-time staff at the Sweet Home Library in mid-November. The notices were originally drafted in...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    December 9, 2020

Vaccines raise hopes as COVID spreads

COVID-19 is spreading wildly across Oregon, state officials say, and the past weeks have been the worst throughout the entire pandemic for deaths, new cases and hospitalizations – every metric by which the severity by which it is measured. But,...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    December 9, 2020

Homeless shelter poses difficulties for neighbors

While the homeless encampment at the Church of Nazarene provides a welcome respite and some stability for its inhabitants, it also causes some problems for nearby businesses and can be a bit of an...

 By Scott Swanson    News    December 9, 2020

Local teens win award in forestry video contest

Aiden Shamek said he first got interested in the Thru the Trees video contest earlier this fall when his natural resources teacher, Blake Manley, offered extra credit to students who would participate...


Emilie Gibson

Aug. 12, 1922 - Dec. 2, 2020 Emilie Eugenie Gibson, 98, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 2, 2020 in Happy Valley. She was born Aug. 12, 1922 in Manitoba, Canada, to Jean and Clairie Chabbert. She was raised... Full story


Dr. Ronald Allan Hartmann

March 9, 1931 - Nov. 24, 2020 Dr. Ronald Allan Hartmann, 89, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Born in Romang, Santa Fe, Argentina, on March 9, 1931, to father and physician Jose... Full story


Barbaralee Adams

Oct. 27, 1936 – Nov. 15, 2020 Barbaralee M. Adams, 84, of Sweet Home, died, surrounded by her family, on Nov. 15, 2020. She was born Oct. 27, 1936 in Crescent City, Calif., to Harold and Edna... Full story


Isolation also threat to seniors

Editor: As I watch all the obituaries in our local paper, I am reminded that not only can COVID kill, but also loneliness and isolation can kill. All this causes depression. It kills, too.  We have many senior folks who are alone and isolated due... Full story


Priority should be library, police

Editor: In regards to the news of our city manager wanting to close the library; I think we all need to remember that the city manager, with full City Council approval, has retained thousands upon thousands of dollars from both the library and... Full story


Library provides critical necessities

Editor: I am not a resident within the city of Sweet Home, but it is my home town. I read a lot, though I do not use the library for reading. I support and use the Friends of the Library store a lot! I am really saddened to even think about reducing... Full story


COVID tactics prompt concerns

Editor: For Thanksgiving Day this year Kate Brown asked Oregon citizens to call the police on neighbors who may have more people in their home than the number allowed in her most recent lock-down restrictions. Her actions are part of the current... Full story


229 years ago, America became ... America

By Ken Paulson Tuesday, Dec. 15, marks a hidden holiday, as uncelebrated as it is unappreciated. It was 229 years ago on that date that the United States ratified the Bill of Rights, ensuring unprecedented freedom for the people of an emerging nation...


Around Town Dec. 9, 2020

Openings for teen leadership program Know a local teen whom you think would make a good leader? The Rural Community Leadership Program is offering a local program to train leaders. The program is designed to give young people opportunities to...


Public Safety Log Dec. 9, 2020

Nov. 30 5:03 p.m. – Caller reported ex interfering with custody agreement; another caller reported ex's girlfriend showed up at her house and started yelling at her, 1700 block of Grape. Officer...

 By Scott Swanson    News    December 9, 2020

COVID has produced 'strange and surreal' year for SHEM

Sweet Home Emergency Ministries has had a "strange and surreal" year, one of its directors told the Sweet Home Rotary Club Tuesday, Dec. 1. Cindy Rice, who as pantry manager oversees the distribution...


Three Sweet Home volleyball players sign with LBCC

Three Sweet Home volleyball players signed letters of intent last week to play next season for Linn-Benton Community College. Savannah Hutchins, Shelbey Nichol and Graci Zanona bring the total number...


OSAA announces new sports schedule in response to COVID

The Oregon School Activities Association Executive Board has revised its calendar to start sports and other interscholastic activities in February, the organization announced Monday, Dec. 7. OSAA Executive Board members indicated they were hopeful...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    December 9, 2020

Internet, other issues dog remote schooling

The Northern family starts their day at 6 a.m., waking up first to feed themselves, and then to feed their farm animals. But once they're back inside, the day doesn't stay so idyllic for the kids....

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    December 9, 2020

Local firms work to improve rural internet

More than at any other time in this nation’s history, a good internet connection is vital for a student’s education. With no end in sight to the COVID lockdowns, it’s evident that students will continue to attend school virtually -- and that...

 By Cathryn Arndt    News    December 9, 2020

Making healthy changes can sometimes mean step at a time

It’s never too late to get it together when it comes it eating healthy! The year 2020 has been unprecedented for most of us in the amount (and rate) of change, controversy, lack of control and...

 By Scott Swanson    News    December 9, 2020

Online auction nets some $15,000 for scholarships

Organizers of the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation's annual Trees for Scholars Christmas tree auction were wondering this year if they should go forward with plans this year. "We were going to cancel...


George Pappas

Aug. 10, 1951 – Nov. 16, 2020 George Pappas, 69, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 16, 2020. He was born Aug. 10, 1951 in Greece, on the Island of Crete, to Constantine and Antonia (Rokakis) Pappas. He... Full story


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