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Theft suspect arrested after police chase through Sweet Home, into the mountains

A new arrival to Lebanon is in custody in Linn County Jail after leading Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit from Albany to Milepost 48 on Highway 20 Thursday afternoon, Feb. 14. Derrick Tyree Smallwood,...

Driver, 60, rescued after 14 hours in snow on Highway 20

Scott Kessner spent approximately 14 hours stuck on a mountain hillside after crashing down a snowy embankment east of House Rock last week, but he said he wasn't particularly worried – despite a...

Charter students get pep talk from Ninja star

American Ninja Warrior star Travis Rosen challenged local charter school students to hang tough when life is difficult and to work hard to better themselves during an appearance at Sweet Home Charter...

Friday RV fire caused by cigarette, fire officials say

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District determined that a cigarette caused an RV fire at 2115 Larch St. Friday evening, Feb. 8. Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at 5:53 p.m. They found the RV parked in a gravel lot near a local...

Snow concerns give way to near-perfect weather for Sweet Heart Run

Concerns about ice and snow melted away into a "fantastic" day for a race Saturday, as local runners turned out for the annual Sweet Heart Run. "The race was fantastic," said Larry Horton of the...

School officials reminding parents that vaccinations matter

If your kids aren’t up to date on their vaccinations for common communicable diseases, Wednesday, Feb. 20, won’t be a good day when they get to school. That’s because Feb. 20 is School Exclusion Day, and the Oregon Immunization Program is...

Seedling sale produces growth

By Larry Mauter For The New Era More than 100 volunteers over two days pushed the 24th annual Linn County Small Woodlands Association seedling sale to near-record numbers. More than 9,000 seedlings...

Mudfest canceled for this year, organizers say

The Santiam Four-Wheel Drive Association has canceled its annual Mudfest for 2019. The event, usually held the first Saturday in March, draws about 1,500 people per year to play in the mud at a location near Holley. “The organization thought it...

Public Safety Log Feb. 13, 2019

Feb. 10 2:25 a.m. - Jamie Crystal Glass, 26, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of third-degree theft, Linn County. 7:05 a.m. - Caller let out his dog and found a...

Warming shelter open at Fir Lawn

Fir Lawn Lutheran church is hosting a warming shelter through at least the end of this week, providing a place for the homeless to get out of freezing weather at 109 W. Holley Road. The shelter opens at 9 p.m. Doors close at 11 p.m. Those staying...

Girls leave district in their wake on way to swim title; Huskies qualify nine

Sweet Home's girls won their sixth straight 4A/3A/2A/1A District 3 swimming title Friday in a weather-shortened meet that was trimmed from two days to one. Due to predictions of ice and snow, coaches...

Loss to 'good' Stayton team drops SH further in league

Sweet Home lost 55-41 Wednesday, Feb. 6, at third-ranked Stayton in boys basketball. Stayton went ahead early, leading 17-6 after one quarter and 28-10 at halftime. The Eagles led 37-24 at the end of the third quarter. “We got it within 11 at the...

Husky girls lose on road to Stayton

Stayton defeated the Huskies 55-27 in girls basketball Wednesday night. The visiting Huskies trailed 18-5 after the first quarter and 29-9 at halftime. Stayton led 40-18 at the end of the third quarter. Natalie Rodgers, Becky Belcher and Kennedi...

Huskies qualify 19 for state in winning regional wrestling title

Sweet Home won its fifth straight boys regional wrestling championship Saturday at Junction City in an OSAA 4A Special District 2 tournament that was re-jiggered by weather concerns. A longer day on...

Alarming parallels between now, past

Editor: We should all be asking the question: Who is influencing or pressuring us to see things in only one certain way? Who is profiting from our choices? Who is being hurt by our choices? Who is covering the truth with a magic blanket that is...

Gertrude Ina Johnson

March 1, 1921 - Feb. 5, 2019 Gertrude Ina Johnson, 97, of Albany, formerly of Sweet Home, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at the Mennonite Home. She was born March 1, 1921 in Hubbard to Alvin and...

Around Town Feb. 13, 2019

Landscapes and abstracts at LBCC Art by Caprial Hope and Shannon Sullivan is on exhibit through March 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Hope is a Bend-based artist and recent...

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