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Articles from the January 10, 2018 edition

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Recycling or refuse?

Although they are impacting other communities, recycling bottlenecks created by new Chinese policies won't soon immediately impact Sweet Home residents, according to Sweet Home Sanitation Site...

 

Board says little on SHJH plan

The Sweet Home School Board gave little feedback on an initial design for the upcoming remodel of the Sweet Home Junior High School. Chris Walkup, an architect with gLAs Architects, explained the proposed project designed based on input from...

 

New laws range from guns to pumping gas

With the new year comes a whole slew of new laws. In addition to the distracted driving (“Cell Phone”) law, which went into effect pronto on Oct. 1, the Oregon Legislature passed about 750 bills in 2017, many of which took effect Jan. 1. They...

 

Crystal Cunningham

Jan. 22, 1958 – Jan. 7, 2018 Crystal D. Cunningham, 59, of Sweet Home died Jan. 7, 2018. She was born Jan. 22, 1958 in San Diego, Calif., to Jimmie Blanch and Phyllis Marlene (Wilkey) Cunningham.  She lived in San Diego till 1998, when she moved...

 

Roger Gilman

=May 28, 1939 – Dec. 30, 2017 Roger Wayne Gilman, 78, of Sweet Home died Dec. 30, 2017. He was born May 28, 1939 in Brockton, Massachusetts to Charles Arthur and Dorothy A. (Kenerson) Gilman.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church and...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    January 10, 2018

Lawsuit hearing creates sparks

By Audrey Caro Of The New Era Circuit Court Judge Daniel Murphy heard arguments on Thursday, Jan. 4, in Linn County’s $1.4 billion breach of contract lawsuit against the state of Oregon and the State Forestry Department. Attorneys for the county...

 

Lynette Johnson

May 29, 1964 – Jan. 4, 2018 Lynette Kim Johnson, 53, of Sweet Home died Jan. 4, 2018. She was born May 29, 1964 in Portland to Willard Noble and Jean (Keightley) Johnson.  She attended grade...

 

Lesley Matlock

Nov. 18, 1963 – Jan. 4, 2018 Lesley "Bart" Matlock, 54, of Sweet Home died Jan. 4, 2018. He was born Nov. 18, 1963 in Friona, Texas. Mr. Matlock was a retired locksmith who enjoyed skydiving,...

 

Merle Seward

Oct. 25, 1955 – Dec. 30, 2017 Merle Seward, 62, of Sweet Home, died in Corvallis Dec. 30, 2017 of double pneumonia. He was born Oct. 25, 1955. Mr. Seward was a millworker. He is survived by two sons, Kevin and Brian Seward, both of Salem; three...

 

Sheriff warns of scammers

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is reminding county residents that scams by phone, email or on the internet are prevalent around the nation, including Linn County. They usually involve someone contacting you, posing as someone else trying to get you...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    January 10, 2018

Baby arrives early, in time to be first

When Sonja Callis' water broke in her driveway, she wasn't quite sure what to think. "It's not like in the movies," she said, explaining that it only became more obvious later on as she made her way...

 

The New Era starts 2018 with a new face – on the web

Happy New Year! 2018 is starting out with a better face for The New Era. Finally – and I’ll explain that in a moment – we have a new website. If you’ve visited us at sweethomenews.com in recent years, you probably found a web presence that h...

 

Northside Park situation shameful

Editor: In regard to the situation regarding the caretaker in Northside Park: It is discouraging to public opinion when the governing leadership of this community makes decisions that are based on human rules that cannot be altered to fit the actual...

 

Around Town Jan. 10, 2018

Scholarships for music students High school music students graduating from Linn, Benton or Lincoln counties in 2018 who intend to earn music education or performance degrees, are invited to apply for the Guthrie and Jenks scholarships.   Graduates...

 

Hunters raise funds for safety training

An effort by local hunters, organized by the owner of the Bohemian Club, has raised nearly $2,500 to provide hunter safety course scholarships for youths in Sweet Home over the past two years. This...

 

Forest Service invites comments on Trout Creek plan

The U.S. Forest Service is accepting public comment on a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Trout Creek Project, which will impact 1,670 acres in the Willamette National Forest approximately 22 miles east of Sweet Home. The...

 

Huskies win Linn County wrestling title in front of hometown crowd

Sweet Home wrestlers dominated the Linn County Championship tournament Friday, Jan. 5, though not necessarily from the top of the podium. The Huskies won four of the 14 weigh classes, 13 of which they...

 

Sweetheart Run set for Feb. 10

The City of Sweet Home Parks & Recreation Department is hosting its 5K/10K Sweetheart Run at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at Sankey Park. The “Sweetheart Run” is chip timed, and will include finisher medals and shirts. A one-mile Kids Fun Run...

 

Public Safety Jan. 10, 2018

Jan. 8 2:02 a.m. - Early Ryan Dodge, 24, cited for failure to obey a traffic control device, 1500 block of Main. Jan. 7 2:18 a.m. - Cody Green arrested for driving under the influence and recklessly endangering another person, Highway 228 and 1st....

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    January 10, 2018

Man, 70, arrested on sex abuse charges

John Edward Birman, 70, faces 21 counts of sex abuse-related charges that are alleged to have occurred in Sweet Home and Lebanon between 2011 and 2014. Sweet Home Police officers arrested him on a Linn County Circuit Court warrant at 1:54 p.m. on...

 

Adoption book to both tell story and help write next chapter

Pam Ogden is turning anxiety into a book deal. Ogden and her husband Jason have five children. They want one more. In their quest to adopt a sixth child, Pam has landed a contract for a book about...

 

Girls 2nd to N. Bend in face-off of top swim teams; boys 3rd

Sweet Home’s girls finished second behind North Bend Saturday at the Lebanon Invitational, where the Huskies scored 81 points, well behind their perennial competitors at state, who finished with 125. Behind them were three 5A Division teams: Bend...

 

Husky alums shine on mats, in pools

- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo senior Colton Schilling, a 2013 Sweet Home High School graduate, has established himself as one of the Mustangs' top wrestlers this year. Schilling erased a 6-0 team...

 

Slow second quarter costs cagers game at Crook County

The Huskies lost their final non-league game of the season 58-48 Friday at Crook County, which put together a 20-point second quarter to take control of the game. The Huskies were missing leading...

 

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