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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018 

Council finalizes design details for new SH City Hall

The Sweet Home City Council selected a floor plan for the new City Hall last week, asking for a couple of minor changes. In a work session on April 10. Scott-Edwards Architecture presented council...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 18, 2018 

Cascadia Shopper bus gets under way

When the bus rolled up in front of Safeway Tuesday morning, April 10, Wanda Neuschwander felt satisfaction. After years of dreaming about it, she and other Cascadia residents had bus transportation to...

 
 News    April 18, 2018 

Local Realtor receives top state recognition

Longtime local Realtor Don Robertson has been named the 2018 Realtor of the Year by the Oregon Association of Realtors. "Don exemplifies the best in our profession," said Steve Strode, 2018 OAR...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018 

New volunteer emergency management coordinator making difference for city

The City of Sweet Home’s Emergency Preparedness Committee has been somewhat stalled in the past year or so, but a new volunteer emergency management coordinator has been a catalyst for renewed activity. Tommy Mull, 45, is moving an update of the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Pinwheels Against Child Abuse

Dozens of people gathered Saturday morning to plant pinwheels at Sweet Home Police Department and then "Walk for a Child" as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Sweet Home Police Department is...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

SHJH remodel cost estimate is $11 million

The first estimate is in for the Sweet Home Junior High School remodel, and at $11 million, it’s bigger than the $8 million bond and grant that are supposed to fund it. But school officials worked last week on ways to move forward with the project...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 11, 2018

Alice Grovom, Dale Jenkins lead Chamber award winners

A capacity crowd saw Alice Grovom and Cmdr. Dale Jenkins honored with the Distinguished Service Award Saturday night, April 7, at the Chamber of Commerce's 73rd annual Award Winners. Other award...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Foundation presents six community service grants

The Sweet Home Community Foundation presented more than $10,000 to six organizations last week as part of its annual Alice Blazer Community Grant cycle. The foundation presented the awards during a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Rio Theater expansion goes public

Sweet Home should have a second cinema screen this year after Rio Theater owner Thomas Baham finishes the remodel of the neighboring building, which became visible to the public last week. Baham began preparing the new building, 1351 Main St., the fo...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 4, 2018

After 45 years, 'Grampa' Galster clocking out for last time

Retirement could perhaps be most appreciated by someone who has invested most his life in the same company. One of Sweet Home's own residents has earned the right to this sense of pride. Sam Galster...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 4, 2018

Annual rock show provides casual collectors opportunity to hang with experts

Robert Rosé spent a lot of the weekend peering through a loupe at crystalline structures in a wide variety of rocks people brought to the Sweet Home Rock and Gem Show for identification. As he...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 4, 2018

Sweet Home facing 'recycling crisis,' City Council told

Recycling materials are piling up at material recovery facilities with nowhere to go, and that includes refuse from Sweet Home. Sweet Home Sanitation Site Manager Scott Gagner said the grounds around...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 4, 2018

Chamber makes big rebound after tough year

It's been a year of big changes, to say the least, for Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce. One year ago chamber leaders discovered the organization was in deep financial trouble, was in arrears with the...

 

Kids (of all ages) enjoy egg hunts around Sweet Home Saturday

The Rotary Club hosted its 27th annual egg hunt at Sankey Park later in the morning for children up to the age of 10. The Rotary Club hid some 5,000 eggs stuffed with candy, gift certificate, small...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 4, 2018

Rules changing fast for what's accepted, what's not, in recycling bins

As Chinese regulations are driving a recycling crisis in Oregon, companies are paying higher costs for recycling, and their list of recyclables allowed in comingled recycling bins is changing rapidly. Sweet Home Sanitation Site Manager Scott Gagner...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 28, 2018

SHEDG adds new board members

The Sweet Home Economic Development Group membership re-elected two members and elected one new member of the Board of Directors during its annual membership meeting last week. Joining the board during the meeting, held on March 21, is Bryan...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 28, 2018

Discarded drug syringes on the rise in Sweet Home, according to police

Last year, Sweet Home police responded nearly once a week to reports of discarded syringes. That trend has continued into 2018, with 17 reports as of Friday – the 12th week of this year. Last year,...

 

Newlyweds win $100,000 Lottery prize

A pair of Sweet Home newlyweds say they are having a hard time believing they won $100,000 on an Oregon Lottery Scratch-it. "We were hanging out and decided that we wanted to get out of the house," sa...

 

Remembering Pete Porter: 'I didn't even have time to pray'

Editor's Note: Following is the eulogy delivered by Alex Paul, former publisher of The New Era, at the March 17 memorial service for Pete Porter, who wrote for The New Era from 1978 to 1995 and is...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 28, 2018

Child Abuse Awareness events planned for April

The Sweet Home Police Department is asking the community to join in supporting efforts to promote the prevention of child abuse during April, Child Abuse Awareness Month. "We're having a pinwheel...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 28, 2018

Seniors getting creative to fix Community Center roof

In the sewing room off the foyer in the Sweet Home Senior Center Friday morning, half a dozen women are busily inspecting and sorting fabric and other notions. They're preparing for a fund-raiser...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 21, 2018

Council OKs City Hall remodel plan

The Sweet Home City Council last week settled on plans for remodeling the new City Hall. After receiving comments from city councilors last month, Liz Kale, Kate Dougherty and Sid Scott of...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 21, 2018

Numbers shifting at SHEM

The number of food boxes distributed by Sweet Home Emergency Ministries has decreased by about a third in the past three years, but the arrangements of the families assisted by the nonprofit...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 21, 2018

SH's Kayla Miller named Boys & Girls Club Youth of Year

One of small-town America's aspiring teachers has taken the baton from her role models while growing up, and is now running with it to be a role model to other children, herself. Kayla Miller, a...

 

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