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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 1, 2020 

2nd veteran dies of coronavirus as numbers rise

The total number of COVID-19 cases rose from 191 as of the morning of March 23 to 606 statewide as of 8 a.m. Monday morning. The death toll increased to 16 with the report of three deaths by Monday...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 1, 2020 

Cops take precautions on patrol

Sweet Home police are taking precautions to minimize potential exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus to remain safe and able to serve the public while also finding ways to assist residents. Among the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 1, 2020 

Retired vet to tell tales from long career in SH

Shortly after his retirement from four decades of veterinary practice in Sweet Home at the end of 2016, Dr. David Larsen embarked on a second career: author. Actually, he'd been writing for a "long...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 1, 2020 

Remodel spices things up at SHEM, despite virus

Sweet Home Emergency Ministries volunteers are enjoying some massive upgrades to the aid organization's headquarters on Long Street, but thanks to the coronavirus shutdown, clients aren't – right no...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Seedling sale boosts scholarship offerings

By Larry Mauter For The New Era Buoyed by continued success of the Linn County Small Woodlands Association Seedling Sale, board members have increased scholarship and educational funding commitments for the year. Meeting March 5, directors heard...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Blood drive to be held Wednesday at Evangelical Church

Sweet Home Evangelical Church will host a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Activity Center, 1347 Long St. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a critical shortage of the nation’s blood supply. With shelter-in-place mandates...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Public Safety Log April 1, 2020

March 30 2:26 a.m. - Ryan Wesley Sechrest, 33, cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, 1100 block of 26th. Vehicle impounded. 5:30 a.m. - Caller reported that someone broke into a vehicle during the night, 900 block of Timber....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 1, 2020 

Rock club members on lookout for treasures – and for next generation

Though the 72nd annual Sweet Home Gem and Mineral Show had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 lockdown, that hasn't cooled local rockhounds' ardor for minerals. Ed Anderson, president of the Sweet Hom...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 1, 2020 

Plea for medical face masks elicits enthusiastic local response

Sweet Home Rotary Club and Senior Center members are among local residents who are sewing masks and donating them to the hospitals. For the Rotary Club, Larry Horton has been meeting volunteers at...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    April 1, 2020 

Doc's Memoirs: Mutt and Jeff kept life interesting for country veterinarian

Here they come, I could see them walking over from Safeway. My memory fails me to remember their names likely because of the nicknames I’d attached to them. I only used those names privately, mostly between my wife Sandy and myself. But they fit th...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 1, 2020 

Gleaners organizations carrying on, with some restrictions

Sweet Home's two Gleaners groups are staying busy helping supply food to low-income families through the COVID-19 outbreak. "We're here for the community, and we're staying here for the community, no...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020

Coronavirus shuts down SH businesses

Business is good for some and really bad for others in Sweet Home as local merchants and service providers deal with social distancing guidelines and requirements handed down by state officials in an...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020

Legion leader does time after virus exposure

So far, Dale Jenkins hasn't shown any symptoms of COVID-19, but he's spent the last two weeks on the sidelines after a visit the Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon. Jenkins, commander of the local Ameri...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020

Councilors declare COVID-19 state of emergency

The Sweet Home City Council on Thursday, March 19, declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and approved a plan to waive fees for shutting off and starting water service for...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020

Governor's order shuts down state

With the number of persons testing positive for COVID-19 in Oregon reaching 191 as of Monday morning, Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order requiring Oregonians to stay at home, closing businesses and requiring social distancing measures. A resid...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020

SH district files discrimination complaint against state

The Sweet Home School District last week officially filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights in Seattle, Wash., on behalf of Sweet Home High School's female forestry...

 

Rotarians collecting masks

Samaritan Health is asking people to donate face masks in anticipation of an expected shortage in the very near future.  Larry Horton of the Sweet Home Rotary Club said his organization will collect masks made by local residents on weekdays at the...

 

Public Safety Log March 25, 2020

March 22 4:15 a.m. - Caller reported that she spooked a male attempting to break into her vehicle about 15 to 20 minutes earlier, 1000 block of 15th. Report taken. Nothing taken. Minor damage to vehicle. 7:13 a.m. - Caller reported she just caught a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020

School staffs working to get local education online after break

Since the closure of local schools on March 16, educators have been busy working out ways to get instruction out to their students while they stay at home to help avoid spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus. Sweet Home School District officials expect...

 

Coronavirus impacts Sweet Home

The effects of the coronavirus hit Sweet Home hard going into last weekend as schools and agencies shut down in-person services to the public and residents scrambled to stock up on supplies. Events...

 

City Council declares state of emergency, provides relief on utility bills

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council Thursday (March 19) declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and approved a plan to waive fees for shutting off and starting water service for businesses that are...

 

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