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Football: Sweet Home can't stop Stayton as visitors roll to 42-28 win

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era The Stayton Eagles prevailed 42-28 over the Huskies on Friday, Oct. 8, winning a high-scoring afshootout during Sweet Home's homecoming weekend. The result brought...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    October 6, 2021

Care clinic outlined; debate continues on homeless center

During the Tuesday, Sept. 28, Sweet Home City Council meeting, Samaritan Health Services representatives discussed plans for a 15,000-square-foot primary and urgent care clinic on the 42-acre site...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    October 6, 2021

Fire season ends in South Cascade district

The Oregon Department of Forestry's West Oregon, Western Lane and 1.2-million-acre South Cascade districts, the latter of which includes the Sweet Home unit, declared an end to their local fire...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    October 6, 2021

Harvest Festival draws a crowd – a 'great' one

Good weather and family fun were in abundance at this year's Harvest Festival, held Saturday, Oct. 2, at Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave. Patrons listened to music, ate, drank, shopped at some 80 vendor...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    October 6, 2021

Dehydrator blamed for fire

First photo: A food dehydrator ignited the wall of a shed Friday afternoon at 1026 29th Ave. In the second photo, off-duty firefighter Eli Harris, pulls a hose from a brush rig, spotted smoke while...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    October 6, 2021

Mill site requires $500K asbestos abatement

An Oregon Department of Environmental Quality assessment of the former Willamette Industries mill site in Sweet Home found that $500,000 is necessary to abate the asbestos in buildings on the site....

 

Football: Huskies notch first league win, over Newport; Stayton next

Sweet Home's trip to the coast Saturday was a success, as its footballers took care of business against a 0-5 Newport squad, earning a 47-21 win in its opening 4A Special District 3 game this season....

 

COVID-19 causes hiccups in district

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era According to a district-wide email issued last week, with 145 students and staff quarantined as of Friday, Sept. 24, the Sweet Home School District will not hold...

 

Crawfordsville Drive map amendment approved

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker approved, with conditions, a land-use proposal that would allow a plan map amendment and zone change on...

 

Harvest Festival returning with feast of fun

A feast of fall activities will descend on Sweet Home Saturday, Oct. 2, for the 15th Annual Harvest Festival at Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave. The family-friendly event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6...

 

Football: Despite second-half surge, Huskies fall to Hidden Valley

Friday night's score wasn't as lopsided as the Huskies' loss to Hidden Valley last season, but some spark on both sides of the ball in the second half wasn't enough to best the Mustangs, who...

 

Swim club starts new season with new coaches on deck

When Kelly Sautel first became the Sweet Home Swim Club's new head coach late last year, she was on the deck for only two weeks before COVID-19 concerns closed the community pool. Not another splash...

 

Officer overcomes early hardships to become a cop

Sweet Home's newest police officer, Savannah Bradd, has wanted to be a cop since she was a high-school freshman. As a young woman, she witnessed law enforcement at work firsthand. Her parents suffered...

 

'Manley Jobs' videos draw nationwide attention

It appears that "Manley Jobs," the YouTube series launched a year ago by Sweet Home High School forestry and natural resources teacher Blake Manley and editor Ramil Malabago, has, as they say, gone...

 

Discussion continues on state of emergency

At Sweet Home City Council’s Sept. 14 meeting, Crawfordsville resident David VanDerlip spoke against Resolution No. 22 for 2021, which proclaimed a “state of emergency” as a result of mask mandates and other precautionary restrictions ordered b...

 

Christmas yard cards coming back to town

The Christmas in Sweet Home Committee will be painting primer on its 16 Christmas Yard Cards at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the fenced area behind City Hall, 3225 Main St. The committee has already hosted two such events, the first on Aug. 17 and...

 

Husky boys post second soccer win, 2-1 over East Linn Christian

The Sweet Home boys soccer squad earned its second season win on Friday afternoon, beating East Linn Christian Academy 2-1 in a non-league match-up versus the 2A-3 Central Valley Conference team. The...

 

Masks back on table as parents address board

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era Just over two dozen unmasked individuals entered Sweet Home School Board meeting in the high school auditorium Monday, Sept. 13, despite being told at the door that th...

 

Homeless facility discussion continues at special meeting

The Sweet Home City Hall hosted a special meeting Thursday, Sept. 9, to discuss a proposed homeless facility on Linn County-owned property behind the Bi-Mart, next to Sweet Home Public Works....

 

Council passes COVID-19 state of emergency

Proclamation cites concerns related to mental health By Benny Westcott Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 7, voted unanimously to approve Resolution No. 22, proclaiming a “state of emergency” regarding the COVID-19...

 

Huskies even football record with 35-0 pounding of N. Marion

During a post-game breakdown Friday, Sept. 10, at North Marion High School in Aurora, Sweet Home's football team, fresh off a 35-0 win over those other Huskies, mobbed first-year Head Coach Ryan...

 

Ancestry gets an upgrade

On a Thursday afternoon at the Sweet Home Genealogical Society, volunteer David Larsen sits at a computer and places a 1968 Sweet Home High School yearbook's front page under a scanning machine. Its...

 

Best in the West triathlon event returns this weekend

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era The 11th annual Best in the West Triathlon Festival is a go this year, from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 17-19, even with slightly fewer participants than usual....

 

Huskies get steamrolled by Marist offensive football machine

Sweet Home opened its 2021 high school football season Friday evening against Marist Catholic, a team that some rank as high as third in the state at the 4A level. Despite a never-quit effort by the...

 

City Council passes COVID-19 state of emergency

The Sweet Home City Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No. 22, proclaiming a “state of emergency” regarding the COVID-19 emergency response, during a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, at City Hall. The proclamation attributed “soci... Full story

 

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