Week of February 14, 2024

Your District Champions!

Sky Chappell

Feb. 9, wrestlers, coaches and families alike all gathered under the Stayton High School gymnasium roof anticipating the beginning of the OSAA 4A Special District 2 regional championship. During this championship, the Sweet Home High School saw 18 wrestlers qualify, scored 472.5 and earned multiple awards that were voted on by coaches. This championship included Sweet Home, Cascade, Philomath, Stayton, Cottage Grove, Newport, North Marion and Junction City. All of these teams were attending and...

Huskies Swim Teams Head To State Championships!

Kristy Tallman

The Huskies swim team proved their mettle once again at the Division Championships held on February 9 and 10, at the Albany Community Pool, facing off against fierce competition from 11 other schools. With skill and teamwork, both the boys and girls teams emerged victorious, capturing the division championships in an electrifying display of talent. "It's a huge deal," remarked Coach A Jay Bronson, reflecting on the girls' astounding 12-year streak as district champions. "That's not a reliance...

Sweet Home Girls Basketball: Resilience in Adversity

Sky Chappell

In a series of hard-fought battles on the court, the Sweet Home High School Girls Basketball team (1-16) has shown progress and resilience despite facing challenging odds. Under the guidance of Coach Erika Evans, the team has navigated through the season with determination despite recent games Feb. 5 against Cascade (13-7) and Feb. 8 against Newport (4-15). On Feb. 5, Sweet Home clashed away against Cascade (13-7). Despite the final score reading 17-67 in favor of Cascade, the Huskies achieved...

Huskies' Grit Shines in Tough Season Battles

Sky Chappell

During this season of rebuilding and tough competition, the Sweet Home High School boys' basketball team (4-17) has continued to face challenges head-on. Recent matchups against Cascade (16-3) and a hard-fought game against Newport (11-7) highlight the determination of this team. On Feb. 5, Sweet Home faced off against Cascade, a team that has been acclaimed as a potential state champion. According to Coach Drew Emmert, the opposition started the game on a high note and maintained their...

Husky Cheerleaders Head To Nationals After Taking 2nd In State!

Kristy Tallman

Hot on the heels of their remarkable performance at the OSAA State Competition held in Oregon City and hosted by Oregon City High School, the Sweet Home High School (SHHS) cheerleading squad is already setting their sights on their next challenge: the USA Spirit Nationals at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, slated for February 16-17. Fresh off their second-place finish at the OSAA State Competition, where they showcased unparalleled skill and precision, the Sweet Home...

  • From Our Files - February 14, 2024 Edition

    Feb. 14, 1974 Westwood Lane and Strawberry Heights drainage problems led property owners to request assistance of the City Council in solving the hazard. During last month's heavy rains, which reached a peak of seven inches in downpour in 30 hours, residents in the northwest section of the city experienced extensive flooding. Residents noted the problem increases as more housing a paving are developed, a statement council agreed about. The fire department responded to three calls this week, one...

  • Lula Mae Gallipeau

    Lula Mae Gallipeau February 15, 1926 - February 6, 2024 Lula Mae Gallipeau (Lu) died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at her residence in Sweet Home. She was born the youngest of five children to Lee Willard Hall and Cora Louisa Emerson-Hall on February 15, 1926 in Warrensburg, Missouri. Lu was happily married to Joe Gallipeau for 70 years. They had four children - Larry George Gallipeau (deceased), Karen Lynn Jack, Sheran Lea Dotson, and Gary Wayne Gallipeau and were... Full story

  • Roger Dale Robinson

    Roger Dale Robinson October 16, 1949 - February 7, 2024 Roger Dale Robinson, 74, of Lebanon passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. www.s... Full story

  • Robert Earl Lint, Jr.

    Robert Earl Lint, Jr. January 22, 1951 - February 9, 2024 Robert Earl Lint, Jr., 73, of Sweet Home passed away Friday, February 9, 2024. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. www.s... Full story

  • Bonnie Mae Ohmer

    Bonnie Mae Ohmer November 29, 1940 - February 3, 2024 Bonnie Mae Ohmer, 83, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. www.s... Full story

  • Mack Lee Tuttle

    Mack Lee Tuttle June 12, 1949 - February 3, 2024 Mack Lee Tuttle, 74, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024. He was born in Los Angeles, California, to Royle Eugene and Marion Joan (Morris) Tuttle. Mack lived in various states throughout his life because he was a long haul truck driver. He settled in Sweet Home in 2007 and has been working for Derstine Trucking for many years. Mack liked archery, bow hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He enjoyed movies, especially westerns. He... Full story

  • Around Town - February 14, 2024 Edition

    Sportsman’s Holiday Jr. Court Applications ATTENTION ALL FIRST GRADE students!! Applications are available for those students that would like to participate in the 2024 Sportsman’s Holiday festivities as a Junior Princess or Junior Escort. Applications are due by March 1st. We will randomly draw one boy and one girl from each of the first-grade classes in the Sweet Home School District to be a member on the Sportsman’s Holiday Junior Court (including charter schools and homeschoolers that are homeschooling in Sweet Home area)....

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    The New Era is recognized as a newspaper of record for Linn County, Oregon. Because we are a family owned weekly newspaper, we are able to publish legal notices at a much lower cost than many other newspapers chains. We will send (by mail) two notarized affidavits upon completion of the legal notice publication dates. Our deadline for submission of a legal notice is the Friday prior to publish date. All legal notices published in The New Era are also published on our Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association website, which you can access at:... Full story

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