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Real estate sold in east Linn County – May 2019

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during May 2019. These are not properties for sale, and some transactions may represent a change of ownership within a family or corporation....

Sweet Home Municipal Court Proceedings June 12

June 12 – Arneson, Jackalyn E., guilty by default, expired registration or plates, fined $265, license suspended; driving uninsured, fined $1,015, license suspended. –Blondin, Keith A., guilty by default, driving while suspended, fined $2,015,...

Sweet Home Sweet Ride car show Saturday

The 11th annual Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show will be held Saturday morning, June 29, at the south end of Husky Field, below the Sweet Home Junior High. Gates open at 7 a.m., said Kimi Nash, who is...

New economic development director brings education, small-town experience to SH

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Sweet Home’s new community and economic development director says he chose to work in small towns because he can make a difference in them. Blair Larsen brings...

Library ukulele gathering proves popular across age spectrum

Of The New Era That stereotype of a librarian quietly shushing patrons is right out the window early on Thursday afternoons at the Sweet Home Library, when a group of up to nine ukulele players...

SH girls get taste of firefighting at academy

Of The New Era Twenty girls attended the second annual Linn County Young Women's Fire Academy, hosted last weekend by the Lebanon Fire District headquarters. Among them were Sweet Home ladies Chloe...

Learning Safety the Fun Way

Miranda Chelstad, 8, center, aided by Kimi Nash, takes aim at a target during an archery activity at the Sweet Home Public Safety Fair Saturday, June 22, in the Police Department parking lot, as...

Public Safety June 26, 2019

June 24 5 a.m. - Officer located plates on the wrong vehicle, 1200 block of 23rd. Plates seized. 5:32 a.m. - Erik K. Lafond, 36, of Sweet Home arrested on Linn County warrants for failure to appear on original charge of fourth-degree assault and...

Circuit Court: Local woman pleads no contest to vehicle theft

Carrie Lynn Whitten of Sweet Home pleaded no contest May 28 in Linn County Circuit Court to unauthorized use of a vehicle and was sentenced to 40 days in jail with credit for time served, 18 months probation and a one-year license suspension. She...

Sweet Home High School Spring Honor Roll

Seniors 4.00 – Christian Black, Sarah Hewitt, Alisha Isabell, Sydney Mauer, Austin Olin, Ella Parker, Zachary Parkhurst, Maddie Peeks, Benjamin Prevish, Lace-Anna Shiffert, Jake Swanson, Kennedi Waldrop and Angeleah Williams. Seniors 3.50-3.99...

Doug Peargin named swimming Coach of the Year – for 7th time

Sweet Home Coach Doug Peargin was named this year’s Coach of the Year for 4A-3A-2A-1A girls swimming at the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association banquet in May. Peargin’s girls swimmers won their...

South wins All-Star baseball series

Colton Smith, left, and Nate Virtue hold plaques commemorating their team’s victory in the annual All-Star Baseball series June 15-16. Their team, the South, who signed the jersey , bottom, lost...

All-League Huskies

These athletes are among those who earned All-League or All-State – or equivalent – honors for spring sports. In front, from left, are Sunhee Bitter, Softball, First Team All-League Infielder;...

Issues in Salem bigger than just laws

It’s been a wild end of the week in Salem. Of course, from the perspective of much of rural Oregon, it’s been wild since early February, the start of the long legislative session, in early February. As of last week, of the 2,765 measures...

Proposed tower unnecessarily tall

Editor: I want to thank the city, its workers, and all the volunteers that put in the time and effort to make our town beautiful. From the remodel of Sankey Park to the murals and flowers that grace downtown’s Main Street, you can be justifiably...

Michael Epperson

Michael Jay Epperson, 60, of Sweet Home, died June 22, 2019. He was born March 5, 1959 in Lebanon to James A. and Betty J. (Hamm) Epperson.  He lived in Hermiston, the Oregon coast and in Sweet...

Juanita Luella Harper Bradshaw

Juanita Luella Harper Bradshaw, 92, a former Sweet Home resident, passed away in Pendleton June 13, 2019. She was born April 16, 1927 in Oklahoma to Oscar and Gertrude Harper, one of nine children....

Death Notices – June 26, 2019

Merlin Leon Evans, 78, of Brownsvillle died June 20, 2019. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lebanon. Burial with military honors will follow at 1 p.m. at Brownsville Pioneer...

Around Town – June 26, 2019

Breakfast at Elks Sunday morning The Elkettes of Sweet Home serve breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. every first and third Sunday of the month at the Elks Lodge #1972, 440 Osage St. All you can eat for $7, and children under 12 for $3.50. Proceeds benefit...

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