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Hindmarsh, Somatis named valedictorians; Tow is salutatorian

Two Sweet Home High School seniors have been named valedictorians and one as salutatorian for the school's graduation ceremonies, scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 8 at Husky Stadium. The two...

Contractor selected for Junior High project

The Sweet Home School Board agreed Thursday evening, May 17, to enter negotiations with Gerding Builders of Corvallis to serve as contract manager and general contractor for the Sweet Home Junior High School renovation project beginning this...

Boxing Parkinson's

In the blue corner, from Sweet Home and coming in at 72 years old, we have Ralph Anderegg. And in the red corner, also hailing from Sweet Home and coming in at 65, we have Steve Burgess. Ladies and...

Public Safety May 23, 2018

May 21 1:14 a.m. - Travis Gary Hummer, 32, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of misdemeanor driving while suspended, Albany. Cited and released. May 20 8:41...

Planners for Christmas Tree celebration seeking some help

The Planning Committee working on the big celebration in November that will surround the departure of the Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington D.C. needs local volunteers to help put the event... Full story

Forum attendees learn about district response to threats

The Sweet Home School District and Sweet Home Police Department have two different programs to deal with real or imagined threats that arise in local schools, attendees at the district's first...

Students' efforts to unearth 1973 capsule are frustrated

The Sweet Home High School AP History class dropped by the Sweet Home Wastewater Treatment Plant Thursday morning, May 17, to attempt to dig up a time capsule buried by the class of 1973. Students...

New Husky Field sign reflects students' handiwork

A new sign is taking shape at Husky Field as Sweet Home School District staffers work on it between other projects, repairs and maintenance. Last year, a new metal image of a Husky created by metals...

Budget proposal to include two new police sergeant positions

The proposed 2018-19 city budget will add one new police officer while creating two new sergeant positions in an effort to ensure a supervisor is working 24 hours a day. City Manager Ray Towry told the Budget Committee during its meeting Thursday...

Huskies romp into softball tournament with 9-3 win over Hidden Valley

Ally Tow ripped a shot over the fence Thursday afternoon to spark a 9-3 victory at home against Hidden Valley in the play-in round of Huskies softball. Sweet Home will face McLoughlin High School in...

Gingerich finishes high school track with a flourish – state title in 300 hurdles

Bethany Gingerich broke a long famine for Sweet Home track and field, winning the 300 hurdles and placing second in the 100 hurdles at the state championships Saturday, May 19, at Hayward Field at...

Tough Brookings squad ends Huskies' baseball run

A promising start turned sour Friday at Brookings as the Huskies baseball team lost an early lead and then the game 5-3 to Brookings-Harbor in the play-in round of state playoffs. "Brookings was...

Haley May 12th, boys finish 11th at state golf championships

Sweet Home’s boys finished their golf season by placing 11th at the state tournament, while Haley May finished tied for 12th in the girls championships. “We didn’t play horrible, we didn’t play great,” was Coach Pat Davis’ summation of...

Capitol Christmas Tree is big opportunity – to get involved

This Capitol Christmas Tree deal is big. That became obvious early on to everyone, who tended to be mostly public officials, who showed up in January for the announcement that the Sweet Home Ranger District is privileged to provide the 75-foot...

Council agrees to explore alternatives to water billing formula

Editor’s note: In last week’s (May 16, 2018) edition of The New Era, a story about city water rates incorrectly reported that the City Council reached a consensus on new water rates. The story should have reported that the City Council reached...

Sharon Rose Meacham Roth

Aug. 5, 1938 - April 16, 2018 Sharon Rose Meacham Roth passed away quietly in her sleep April 16, 2018. Sharon was born Aug. 5, 1938 in Klamath Falls to Hugh and Rose Meacham. She moved to the Sweet...

Bertha Compton

Feb. 3, 1939 - May 19, 2018 Bertha Compton, 79, of Sweet Home died May 19, 2018. She was born Feb. 3, 1939 in Park Falls, Wisc. to August and Viola (Cain) Marcks. Her family moved to Sweet Home in...

Deborah Pappas

Jan. 9, 1955 - May 18, 2018 Deborah Ruby (Whitson) Pappas, 63, of Sweet Home died May 18, 2018. She was born Jan. 9, 1955 in Ventura, Calif. to Roy and Edith (Marshall) Whitson. She attended and...

Harold Turner

Dec. 1, 1953 - May 18, 2018 Harold Eugene Turner, 64, of Sweet Home died May 18, 2018. He was born Dec. 1, 1953 in Omaha, Neb. to Frances Jane (Reed) Turner. He spent most of his early adulthood...

Jacqueline Daily

June 16, 1936 - May 18, 2018 Jacqueline Bernice Daily, 81, of Sweet Home died May 18, 2018. She was born June 16, 1936 in Chelsea, Vt. to Alton C. and Marion L. (Pollard) Greene. She was born and raised in Vermont and New Hampshire. She moved to...

Martha Rivers

Oct. 3, 1934 - May 17, 2018 Martha Jane Rivers, 83, of Sweet Home died May 17, 2018. She was born Oct. 3, 1934 in Chickasha, Okla. to Clarence B. and Linnie Jewel (Cluck) Houx. She married Albert...

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