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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 27, 2021 

SHFAD storage bay takes shape

More than six months later than expected, construction has begun on the new Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District vehicle bay. The project was delayed because of permitting issues, largely because a...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 27, 2021 

Schools gear up for return of students

It’s been nearly a year, but the day has finally arrived for Sweet Home students to return to their classrooms. On Monday, Feb. 1, grades K-3 will return to in-person schooling five days a week, either in a.m. or p.m. cohorts. The following week,...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 27, 2021 

Retired Librarian Rose Peda leaving legacy of love

Sometimes it's best to start at the beginning. Once upon a time, in Cupertino, Calif., a little girl loved books so much she created her own library in the family's garage to share literature with...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 27, 2021 

Neighborhood contemplates forming district to solve street, water problems

Neighbors on Willow and Yucca streets are working to form a Local Improvement District with the goal of improving their water supply and road infrastructure. The LID will allow residents to access...

 

Tree sale set for Feb. 6

By Bonnie Marshall LCSWA director The Linn County Small Woodlands Association will host its 26th annual seedling sale at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany on Saturday, Feb. 6.  There may be some changes this year in the format of the...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    January 27, 2021 

On-the-ground veterinary work sometimes question of who pays whom whome

Johnnie Miller was waiting at the old barn when I pulled off the road. I stopped in front of the structure. "I have her in the far side of the barn," Johnnie said, with some excitement in his voice. H...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 27, 2021

Jan. 18 10:39 a.m. – Caller requested assistance catching a loose chicken, 1100 block of Redwood. Officer responded, chicken escaped into neighbor’s yard, unable to contact anyone at neighbor’s residence. 11:31 a.m. – Caller reported his...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    January 27, 2021 

Couple leave high-octane jobs for new life in Sweet Home

John and Jane Suh spent their entire lives in cities, but for the past year have been enjoying the relaxing benefits of rural, small-town life. The pair acquired Mr. Lucky's Deli, 1207 Long, and...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    January 27, 2021 

Museum harbors truths about lye and washerwoman blues

We hear the phrase "The more things change, the more they stay the same," and often we nod and echo, "Yes, yes." Should we? Likely not. Things do not hold steady and unchanged, as we can easily tell...

 

County employee arrested on embezzlement charges

The office manager for the Linn County Planning and Building Department was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 19, on suspicion of embezzlement, Sheriff Jim Yon reported. Sheriff’s detectives arrested Angela...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 27, 2021 

County's COVID vaccinations progressing, but supplies lacking

Samaritan Health has begun administering the COVID vaccine at the Linn County Fairgrounds, and has so far given out more than 1,000 doses there. In a presentation on Jan. 21, Dr. Adam Brady, an...

 

OSU researchers find eDNA method trumps electrolysis in fish counts

By Molly Rosbach Oregon State University Writer Delivering a minor electric shock into a stream to reveal any fish lurking nearby may be the gold standard for detecting fish populations, but it’s not much fun for the trout. Scientists at Oregon...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 20, 2021

Council gets new members as Richards, Sanchez are sworn in

A new group of city councilors have taken their seats. Incumbents Lisa Gourley and Dave Trask swore their oaths again, and new councilors Angelita Sanchez and Dylan Richards were sworn in for the...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 20, 2021

COVID vaccinations slow, but still being given locally

The state of Oregon experienced vaccine whiplash last week after promises of additional vaccines from the federal government failed to materialize. “I am shocked and appalled that the federal...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 20, 2021

Girl Scout's rural library vision includes SH

When Jazmine Jordan came up with the idea of creating a rural lending library to earn her Girl Scout silver award, she was thinking in the singular. But then, as she moved forward, she thought about...

 

Grants available for local cultural activities

The Linn County Cultural Coalition is accepting proposals for grants to fund projects that will promote and improve access to the arts, to history and local heritage, and for humanities-related activi...

 

Local students named to OSU fall Honor Roll

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for fall term 2020 have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 8,378 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 20, 2021

Jan. 11 5:10 a.m. – Caller reported she heard something like a gunshot or firework and then a male running. Officer responded, located male who matched the description, he ran from the area, will...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 20, 2021

Councilors approve $75,455 cost for plan to improve downtown

The City Council decided last week to move forward on a contract for a downtown streetscape and parking plan for Sweet Home. "The intent behind this is that we want to make our downtown a much more...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 20, 2021

Commercial Exterior Improvement Program gets shot in arm from council

A fresh City Council, with two brand-new members, spent much of its meeting last week discussing two projects intended to improve the look of commercial districts in Sweet Home, and voted on an ordina...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    January 20, 2021

When focusing in on new year, avoid these diet pitfalls

We have turned the corner! 2021 is (finally!) here! If you haven’t read last month’s article regarding several encouragements to make healthy changes going into the new year, then you may find...

 

USFWS reduces spotted owl critical habitat by nearly 3.5 million acres

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week finalized a new rule revising the designation of critical habitat for the northern spotted owl under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) by excluding approximately 3,472,064 acres in Orego...

 

OSU veterinarians perform emergency surgery to save K-9

By Molly Rosbach Oregon State University Writer Following eight hours of complex surgery at Oregon State University's Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, Thurston County, Wash., Sheriff's Office...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 13, 2021

SH students to return to schools during February

The Sweet Home School District has announced plans to bring all students back to in-person learning during the month of February, starting with K-3 students on Feb. 1. Supt. Tom Yahraes announced the...

 

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