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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Planning Commission approves Sankey plan

The Sweet Home Planning Commission gave its nod to the city's plans for Sankey Park Monday evening following a public hearing. The commission voted 7-0 to approve a conditional use permit for a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Revised code enforcement starts with new officer

The City of Sweet Home is in the process of expanding and moving its code enforcement program from the Police Department back to the Community and Economic Development Department, a move intended to...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Charter School founders see success as they watch initial first-graders graduate

This was a milestone year for the Sweet Home Charter School as the first students to start first grade there graduated this year. The school completed its 12th year this summer after opening in 2006...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Radiator manufacturer celebrates growth-prompted move to larger facility

Parts manufactured in Sweet Home today keep machines running across the world, thanks to what started 15 years ago as a two-man operation on Main Street. Radiator Supply House has expanded to 48...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Former School Board member Daniels returns to fill vacant seat

The Sweet Home School Board has appointed Jenny Daniels to a vacancy left by Ben Emmert. Emmert is moving to Nebraska where his wife, Amanda, is serving her residency as a psychiatrist. She just gradu...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Safety Fair reverts back to earlier date; to be held this Saturday

That bag of mail with sensitive personal information you couldn't find time to shred over the past year, you can toss it Saturday. If your kids' heads grew or they've cracked a helmet over the past...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 6, 2018

'Severe threat' warning confuses community, unveils problems

Sweet Home City Manager Ray Towry and then-Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon were busy Tuesday evening attending the Sweet Home High School senior awards ceremony when a blanket “severe threat alert” hit their cell phones. It wasn’t just them...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

Sweet Home resident Yon next Linn County Sheriff

Undersheriff Jim Yon will be sworn in as sheriff Friday morning, June 1, in the Linn County Courthouse. The Linn County Board of Commissioners appointed Yon May 24 to succeed Bruce Riley who retires F...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

Gleaners take steps to give thrift store dramatic facelift

Sweet Home Gleaners' thrift store is getting an interior facelift, among other changes the organization has been implementing in recent months. The Gleaners have been busy putting numerous donations...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

Local leaders focus on how to assist homeless in need

Longtime Planning Commission Chairman Henry Wolthuis is leading a new committee with the goal of helping the homeless off the streets and possibly into work. That’s a long-term objective. “I think there’s a lot of interest in this,” said...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

New city Commercial Exterior Program aims to put face on economic development

The Sweet Home City Council last week unanimously approved a new Commercial Exterior Program. Voting to approve the program during the council's regular meeting on May 22 were Bob Briana, Susan...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

SH honors fallen, veteran, military personnel over weekend

Sweet Home Public Works crew members Friday put up 41 "honor banners" along Highway 20 from about the new City Hall, 3225 Main St., to Clover Memorial Park, the intersection of 1st Avenue and Highway...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

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...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

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 summer....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    Opinion    May 23, 2018

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 a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

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 eve...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Schools budget includes pool equipment, PERS changes

The Sweet Home School District Budget Committee approved the proposed 2018-19 budget Thursday evening, May 17. The budget moves on the School Board for a public hearing and adoption during its regular meeting on June 11. The General Fund is $25.8 mil...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

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...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

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...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

SHFAD's $3.2 million budget proposal includes personnel, equipment

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Budget Committee approved a $3.2 million budget on May 15. The budget is an increase of $600,000 over the 2017-18 budget. The bulk of the revenue increase is in the district’s beginning fund balance, an...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 16, 2018

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 th...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 16, 2018

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...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 16, 2018

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...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 16, 2018

School Board adopts new five-year Strategic Plan

The Sweet Home School Board last week adopted a new five-year Strategic Plan aimed at improving academic growth in the elementary schools and junior high and the attendance rate at Sweet Home High School. During the board’s regular meeting on...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 16, 2018

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 di...

 

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