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Tangent man killed in Sweet Home motorcycle accident

A Tangent man was killed early Tuesday morning, May 15, in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Mountain View Road and Ames Creek Drive. Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn said his office was...

Drug bust on Main Street results in 13 arrests

Officers arrested 13 people during a narcotics-related search warrant served at 8:04 a.m. on May 9. SHPD with assistance from members of the Linn County Interagency Narcotics Team, the Linn County...

SH man, 70, gets 25 years after pleading guilty to sexual abuse

John Edward Birman, 70, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on four counts of sex-abuse related charges on May 9. Birman was arrested on Jan. 6 at a residence on Osage Street in Sweet Home. He faced...

Council reaches consensus on water rates

Editor's note: In this week's edition (May 16, 2018) 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 a...

Wiley Creek celebrates 20 years with open house

Samaritan Wiley Creek Community celebrated its 20th anniversary Thursday, May 10, by hosting an open house and Chamber of Commerce After Hours event for the residents and community. The celebration...

SH joining other cities to hire RAIN 'venture catalyst'

Sweet Home has joined seven other cities in Linn and Benton counties in pooling funds to hire a “venture catalyst,” who will help connect local budding entrepreneurs to the resources they need to build successful and lasting businesses. The...

Bus Driver Training

Sweet Home School District needs more bus drivers. Constantly running light on enough drivers, its two mechanics, dispatcher and transportation supervisor end up filling in constantly, cutting into...

Public Safety May 16, 2018

May 13 1:08 a.m. - Caller reported her vehicle was hit while parked, 1800 block of Ames Creek. Report taken. Damage greater than $2,500. 8:04 a.m. - Caller found a syringe in his backyard, 4200 block of Long. Officer disposed of syringe. 9:50 a.m....

School district's proposed budget includes new positions

The proposed 2018-19 budget for the Sweet Home School District includes approximately six new full-time equivalent positions while transferring more than $500,000 into its Long-Term Maintenance Fund. Supt. Tom Yahraes presented the proposal to the...

Boys 2nd in district track as Huskies make state in 11 events

Sweet Home's boys track team finished second, to Cottage Grove, Saturday, May 12, at the end of the Sky-Em District track championships as the Huskies qualified five individuals – three boys and...

Keegan Holly signs letter to play football at Lewis and Clark

Keegan Holly signed a letter of intent Monday, May 14, in a ceremony in the Sweet Home High School Library, to play football at Lewis and Clark College. Holly is the fourth Sweet Home athlete this...

Husky boys take second in district golf; May third for girls

Sweet Home’s boys team finished second in the Special District 2 championships last week at Tokatee and were 11th in the state championships Monday night at Eagle Crest, going into Tuesday’s final day. The Husky girls narrowly missed qualifying...

Baseball: Third-place finish sends SH on road to Brookings Harbor

After falling 6-4 to the Sisters Outlaws in their final game of the league at home on May 8, the Huskies wound up third in the Sky-Em League and will travel to Brookings Harbor for a play-in game at...

Huskies finish third in league, ready for play-in against Hidden Valley

Sweet Home closed out its regular season shutting out Sisters 14-0 on the road May 8, placing third in the Sky-Em conference and securing a home play-in game against Hidden Valley. The Huskies are 10-5 in league and 17-8 overall. They are 12th in...

Truth in column on newspapers' decline

Editor: That was a superb editorial you wrote for the May 9 edition! Dave Cooper and I bought The New Era in 1975 from the Springfield News. The weekly had been owned for decades by Bill Dudley and Mac Macoubrie, who were married to sisters. The...

Thanks to SH for ongoing support

Editor: This letter is for the whole Sweet Home Family (Booster club, staff, students and community). We wanted to extend a sincere thank you from our family to yours for the continued support of your fund-raiser during halftime of a basketball...

Juanita Deffenbaugh

May 25, 1934 - May 13, 2018 Juanita Rae Deffenbaugh, 83, of Sweet Home, died May 13, 2018. She was born May 25, 1934 in Bend to Ernest Elmer and Blanche Carolyn (Trento) Arthur. She went to Liberty School and graduated from Sweet Home High School....

Diane Kennedy Saldivar

Diane Joyce Kennedy Saldivar, 50, of Lake Oswego, died peacefully on Dec. 23, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born May 17, 1967 in Waukesha, Wis. to Robert J. Kennedy and Bernice "Dot"...

Norma Peters

July 21, 1931 – May 10, 2018 Norma Claire Taylor Peters, 86, formerly of Sweet Home, died May 10, 2018 at her home in Sublimity, surrounded by her family. She was born July 21, 1931 and grew up in Bonesteel, S.D., and married her husband Paul...

Lois Kay Maudlin

Jan. 18, 1942 - May 5, 2018 Lois Kay Maudlin died May 5, 2018. She was born Jan. 18. 1942, the daughter of Arthur and Ruth Walton. Lois lived a full life near her children Peggy Taylor, Thomas...

Leida Dewey

Dec. 29, 1929 - May 14, 2018 Leida Mary Dewey, 88, of Sweet Home died May 14, 2018. She was born Dec. 29, 1929 in Okahoma City, Okla. to Ross Walter and Mina Marie (McDaniel) Williams. She lived in...

Around Town May 16, 2018

Got bees? SHHS club will help The Sweet Home High School bee club offers a variety of products and services, including soaps, lotions, honey, and swarm removal. For more information, call (541) 367-7145. Watershed Science Pub Wednesday The South...

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