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 By Cory Frye    News    September 15, 2021

Dr. Carmen Wolthuis Hall: A homecoming on the keys

Dr. Carmen Wolthuis Hall has been many things in her illustrious career: an exceptional pianist, award-winning performer, educator, speaker and collaborative artist.  But she has local bona fides,...

 

Holley Elementary School open house

In the first photo, Holley fifth-grade teacher Brett Bowers talks with students at the school's open house Thursday, Sept. 2. In the second photo, Cera Hartness, PTC president, dishes up ice cream...

 

Seniors enjoy first in-house lunch in 19 months

In the first photo, local Senior Citizens enjoy lunch in the Senior Center dining room Wednesday, Sept. 1, after a hiatus of some 19 months due to precautions required by the state in response to the...

 

Remembering 9/11: Smoke, flames, fear, gridlock

Army Major Craig Anderson was in a meeting on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 in the high-rise office complex where he worked, in Falls Church, Va., when his world changed. His boss, though, in an upsta...

 

Tuesday night fun downtown

In the first photo, Kurt Van Meter and his band perform at Tune It Up Tuesdays show on Aug. 30 in the parking lot at 1331 Main St. Close to 200 people turned out for the free event, which will be...

 

CARA funds distributed for area projects

The Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments has dispersed almost $144,000 in federal CARES funding to area projects, Executive Director Ryan Vogt told Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker Tuesday morning....

 

City Council discusses homeless center plan

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era Last winter, an impromptu tent encampment at the Nazarene Church provided shelter to Sweet Home's homeless, a subset of the population that consists of 44 people,...

 

Dry summer putting the heat on trees

Trees, especially those along some local highway stretches, have suffered from the record-setting heat Oregon has experienced this summer, experts say. "It's been a super hot and dry summer," said...

 

Tune It Up Tuesday

Adam Larson performs in the parking lot next to the Rio Theatre Tuesday evening, Aug. 24, to a crowd of about 100 people at Tune it up Tuesdays, a downtown activity started in late August by the...

 

Samaritan tightens COVID-19 visitor restrictions

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties, Samaritan Health Services has enacted tighter visitor restrictions. Under the new policy, which went into effect last week, visitors are not permitted at...

 

Albany church making move Sept. 16

The steeple of Albany's historic Cumberland Church, built in 1892, will be removed for refurbishing and replacement on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and the building itself will make a long-awaited journey...

 

Oregon State Fair Awards

In the first photo, Pippi Somatis shows off the grand champion ribbon she won with her dairy goats, Muriel and Aurora, in the Oregon State Fair livestock competitions over the weekend. In the second...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 1, 2021

Kids learn basic bike maintenance during LEAP program

Twins Kaydin and Xavier Pennington, 13, rolled away from the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam on their new bikes on Friday, Aug. 27. They had just spent the week learning how to fix a flat...

 

OSU scientists work on adapting dry forests for new fire regimes

By Steve Lundeberg Oregon State University Writer Oregon State University scientists and collaborators from throughout the West say that thinning and prescribed burning are crucial parts of adaptive management for seasonally dry, fire-dependent...

 

Master plan input session Saturday at Lewis Creek Park

Mid-valley residents are invited to provide input about the proposed Master Plan for Lewis Creek County Park at an ice cream social from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the park on the north... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    August 25, 2021

COVID-19 case numbers, deaths continue to rise

Oregon’s reported COVID deaths went over the 3,000 mark last week as the wave of COVID-19 infections, spurred by the Delta Variant, sent the numbers of new confirmed and presumptive cases to new heights. On Monday, Aug. 23, the Oregon Health...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 25, 2021

From trial-and-error to master gardener

Gardening has always been part of Brenda Winslow's life, but it's taken more priority in recent years, as she's become a Linn County Master Gardener. "I would be out in the yard with my mom, working o...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    August 25, 2021

Roberta McKern: Exploring the era of plastics at East Linn Museum

In the mid-1940s, following World War II, an optimistic announcement declared that the era of plastics had arrived. In reality, plastics of some sort had been around since 1869, when John Wesley...

 

Last summer blast for Sweet Home Junior High

Sweet Home Junior HIgh finished off its summer school program Friday, Aug. 20, with a day of water fun....

 

Grant approved for Millersburg intermodal project

Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker approved a $10 million grant for the intermodal-facility project under construction in Millersburg using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act during the Tuesday, Aug. 17, meeting of the Linn County B...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    August 25, 2021

Doc's Memoirs: How the Kitty Angel Team came to be

"Dr. Larsen, I visited my therapist today, and she told me to find what motivates me and run with it," Vicki Lindley said. "She said, 'If that happens to be cats, then do cats.' I am going to start a...

 

Real Estate (Aug. 25, 2021)

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during July 2021. These are not properties for sale, and some transactions may represent a change of ownership within a family or corporation....

 

Foster Dam road to be closed Sept. 14-16

The road over Foster Dam will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 14-16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday, Aug. 26. The closure will allow for fish removal, annual spillway gate maintenance, and... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 18, 2021

Rising COVID-19 numbers cause concern in county

As COVID-19 numbers escalate across the state and in Linn County with the arrival of the Delta Variant and local hospitals fill up, health officials are encouraging reluctant residents to rethink...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 18, 2021

City Council tackles masks, homeless camp

Mask mandates and homeless camps were two major topics of discussion during the Tuesday, Aug. 10, meeting of the Sweet Home City Council. "I'm concerned about the mask mandate that's being handed...

 

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