2021 in review: Year of triumphs, year in flux


January 5, 2022

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Volleyball champs: Sweet Home players celebrate April 10 after winning the state 4A volleyball title in March, following a COVID-shortened season. It was the first title in the sport for the Huskies.

Here is a recap of the big stories from 2021, which we didn't actually have space to include in last week's paper, which would have been our usual practice – too much news.


-- Two local fundraisers raised thousands of dollars to support local struggling small businesses, which were forced to close their doors because of the statewide coronavirus mandates. A GoFundMe to "Save the Rio Theatre" had raised $11,248 of its $21,000 goal, and a New Year's Day fun run to support Steelhead Strength and Fitness raised more than $5,000 to support the shuttered gym.

-- Sweet Home High School...

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