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Councilors raise concerns about Jamboree impacts

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Oregon Jamboree will need to look at new options for camping next year and city councilors are concerned about the length of time the country music festival keeps...

Rural home burns

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era A fire ripped through and destroyed the home of an 87-year-old Sweet Home man and his family late Saturday. Firefighters responded to a report of the blaze at 10:26...

Fire danger level drops with added rain

The rain has driven the fire danger level and industrial fire precaution level to “low” and level one. “I am filling out the paperwork right now to go to IFPL one and low fire danger,” said Craig Pettinger, Oregon Department of Forestry...

Bank closes

Nichole Forbes, manager of Wells Fargo branch in Sweet Home locks the door for the final time after the bank closed at noon Wednesday, Sept. 12. Customers received letters in June informing them of...

Public Safety Sept. 19, 2019

Sept. 17 2:43 a.m. - Danielle Lauren Sutton, 32, cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, west city limits. Vehicle impounded. Sept. 16 1:40 a.m. - Canine unit assisted Linn County Sheriff’s Office at Knox Butte and Scravel Hill....

Sweet Home students scout their futures at Classroom to Careers Expo

Students from Sweet Home Junior High School toured the Classroom to Careers Expo Friday, Sept. 14, in Lebanon, where industry leaders showed the kids what type of well-paying occupations and careers...

Best ribs in town: Bohemian holds BBQ for hunter safety

The Bohemian Club raised $616 from its third annual cookoff for the Sportsman's Holiday fireworks display Saturday, Sept....

Citizens sought for committee that will review Sweet Home's charter

The City of Sweet Home is seeking citizens to serve on a committee that will be tasked with reviewing and possibly recommending changes to the city charter. The committee’s role will review the charter – the city’s governing document, which...

Circuit Court Roundup

James Lee Baker James Lee Baker pleaded no contest Sept. 10 in Linn County Circuit Court to second-degree burglary. Sentencing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 19 in Courtroom 1. Baker was one of...

Holley gets new playground equipment

New playground equipment was installed last week at Holley School. The school had an old wooden play structure that "definitely needed to go," said Principal Todd Barrett, because it was showing a...

Huskies get first football win of season, 32-19 on road

After two losses to football teams that look to be among the top finishers this season in the 4A Division, Sweet Home needed a change – and it got it Friday night at Phoenix. The Huskies left with a 32-19 win, but it took some mental adjustments...

Girls lose to speedy Stayton in league soccer match after slow start

The Huskies lost 6-0 to the speedy fifth-ranked Stayton girls soccer team at home Sept. 11. "They caught us by surprise right away," said Coach Ramiro Santana. "We came out a little on the lazy side....

Boys lose to then-No.1-ranked Stayton in Oregon West soccer

Stayton defeated the Huskies 14-0 in boys soccer Sept. 11 in Stayton. “We’re still pretty green,” said Coach Eric Stutzer. “I think there’s a lot of inexperience there.” About 60 percent of the Husky boys had no experience or hadn’t...

Volleyball team downs Stayton

Sweet Home's volleyball team raised its league record to 3-0 (7-1 overall) with a 25-10, 25-13, 25-17 victory over Stayton Sept. 11, putting the Eagles on the ropes early with strong serve/receive...

Huskies' first home XC meet in years draws big crowd

Sweet Home hosted its first truly local cross-country meet in many years Thursday, Sept. 13, at Community Chapel, hosting 18 high school teams and 16 from middle schools. "Overall it went really...

Merkley reference in editorial a 'cheap shot'

Editor: Lest you believe that I am a transplanted “Big-City Liberal,” I should introduce myself and my background. I consider myself to be a “middle of the road” progressive. I was raised rurally, most of that time on an Oregon farm, and...

Christmas tree trip should be for all

Editor: I believe we all are excited about Sweet Home providing the Capitol Christmas Tree this year and the visibility it affords our little community. Opportunities like this don’t come around very often so I assume most of us want to put our...

Better communication with SHEDG needed

Listening to City Council members’ responses last week to this year’s Oregon Jamboree (page 1), held nearly two months ago, we’re reminded how easy it is to forget the benefits the country music festival brings to Sweet Home. We also think we...

Jaunita May

Nov. 1, 1945 – Sept. 9, 2018 Jaunita Yvonne May, 72, of Sweet Home and La Pine died Sept. 9, 2018. She was born Nov. 1, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo. to Woodrow and Flossie (Gibbs) Gibbs.  She moved from...

Marilyn Mae (Karns) Troub

Aug. 5, 1942 - Aug. 24, 2018 Marilyn Mae (Karns) Troub, 76, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Sweet Home, passed away Aug. 24, 2018. She was born Aug. 5, 1942 in Loveland, Colo., the daughter of...

Leslie Cheshier

Sept. 2, 1959 – Sept. 2, 2018 Leslie "Les" Leroy Cheshier, 59, of Foster died on his birthday, Sept. 2, 2018. He was born Sept. 2, 1959 in Lebanon to Lavern Le Roy and Janet D. (Hufford) Johnson....

Gerald Walvatne

May 17, 1943- Aug. 31, 2018 Gerald "Jerry" Walter Walvatne, 75, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 31, 2018 of complications from a stroke. He was born May 17, 1943 in Seattle, Wash., to Walter and Helen...

Around Town – September 19, 2018

Learn about family law at B’ville library Brownsville Community Library will host a free presentation, open to the public, on Family Law at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at 146 Spaulding Ave. Jennifer Hisey of Legal Aid of Oregon-Albany will discuss...

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