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Articles from the May 9, 2018 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 9, 2018

City to maintain its budget levels

The City of Sweet Home is proposing to maintain budget levels into the next fiscal year as it prepares for its annual budget approval process. City Manager Ray Towry presented the budget proposal for fiscal 2018-19 to the city’s Budget Committee...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    May 9, 2018

Woman arrested on child neglect charges

Jodi Lee Macy, 36, was arrested for second-degree child neglect. She was cited and released. Macy contacted the Sweet Home Police Department at 5:33 p.m. to report her daughter was missing. SHPD responded to call at 2:50 p.m. about a 2-year-old girl...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 9, 2018

Fire staff promotes prevention in May

With the weather warming up and the 2018 fire season looming, state fire officials are urging the public to help prevent forest fires and rural property owners to defend their homes against potential...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    May 9, 2018

Candidates for judge answer questions at Democrat event

Four judicial candidates were featured speakers at the Linn County Democrats meeting at the Albany Public Library on May 3. Jennifer S. Hisey, Rachel Kittson-MaQatish, Teri Plagmann and Rebecca...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 9, 2018

School District launching new forum series

The Sweet Home School District this month will introduce a new series of forums to increase connections among the district, community and parents. “The goal is to inform and empower parents and families on a variety of topics,” said Supt. Tom...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 9, 2018

Bohemian owners to celebrate 10 years at historic SH business

Clint and Heather Pollock are celebrating their 10th anniversary as owners of the Bohemian Club with a public event May 19 at 1025 Long St. "Officially, (the anniversary) was in March," Clint said....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 9, 2018

Veterans honor Finley Cemetery vets with new flagpole

Dale Jenkins and Stanley Grey corrected a situation at Finley Cemetery Friday afternoon, May 4, by installing a flagpole to honor the veterans buried in the historical graveyard. Jenkins is local...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Owners' greed dooming many newspapers

Recently, I visited a community I once lived and worked in. My job there was with a local newspaper that had been owned by a particular local family for decades. We were were located in what’s known as the Five Cities, a cluster of five or six...

 

Measure 98 funds driving new, expanded programs at SHHS

By Tom Yahraes Measure 98—Tackling CTE and Forestry, College Readiness, and Dropout Prevention High School Success is the title of the Measure 98 ballot initiative approved by the Oregon voters in 2016. This initiative now provides direct funding...

 

Around Town May 9, 2018

Christmas Tree ornaments sought The Willamette National Forest’s Sweet Home Ranger District has been selected to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. For the 2018 holiday season. The Willamette will provide an additional 75...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Public Safety May 9, 2018

May 7 12:08 a.m. - Timothy Loren Ames Jr., 28, arrested on Linn County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of possession of meth and carrying a concealed weapon, 2300 block of Main. Transported to Linn County Jail. May 6 12:24 a.m. -...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Oregon Jamboree expanding its festival kickoff party

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Oregon Jamboree is doubling down on its annual Thursday night kickoff party this year in appreciation to the community and as a fund-raising tool for the Sweet...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Police arrest man linked to April 3 pursuit, crash

Ryan Kelly Rikala, 31, who fled officers on April 3 after crashing into a Sweet Home Police Department vehicle was arrested on May 4. "We were able to receive information from a concerned citizen...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    May 9, 2018

Gingerich signs with George Fox

Bethany Gingerich signed a letter of intent Tuesday, May 1, to compete for George Fox University in track and field. Gingerich has competed for Sweet Home in multiple sports, Athletic Director Steve...

 

Baseball squad sweeps Elmira, Cottage Grove

Hanging onto second place in Sky-Em baseball, Sweet Home slipped by Cottage Grove in the sixth inning to win the second game of a doubleheader 9-8 at home Friday after winning 5-2 in the first game....

 

Softball team shuts out CG, loses to Elmira

Savannah Hutchins threw a no-hitter on the way to a 15-0 shutout in softball over Cottage Grove in the second game of a doubleheader on the road Friday following an 18-1 win in the first game. With...

 

Boys 2nd, girls 4th in golf districts

After the first day of the Special District 2 golf championship tournaments Monday, May 7, the Sweet Home boys were in second place, behind league powerhouse Stayton and eight strokes ahead of Cascade at Tokatee. The girls were fourth as a team, 14...

 

Track team confident heading into district meet

Things get serious this week for Sweet Home’s track and field squads, as the Huskies head for Sisters Thursday, May 10, and Saturday, May 12, for the meet that counts: the district championships. They’re confident, Coach Dakotah Keys said....

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Narcotics-related search warrant results in multiple arrests

The New Era 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 SWAT Team and the Linn County...

 

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