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 By Sarah Brown    News    January 25, 2023 

Old library book drop produces long-hidden trove

Public Works Crew Lead Sean Hegge thought it was going to be just another normal day as he headed into the Sweet Home Public Library to perform a quick fix on the book drop, but his day took an...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    December 28, 2022

Homeless remembered

Approximately 50 people from throughout Linn and Benton counties attended the 14th annual Homeless Persons Memorial Service, held Wednesday night, Dec. 21, at the 2nd CHANCE Shelter in Albany....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 30, 2022

Newly opened Moore Vineyard story of love

While many were out shopping for Black Friday deals on Nov. 25, Angie and Ron Moore celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary with the grand opening of their Moore Family Vineyard, located at 28041...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 30, 2022

Stamped for good

The classic game of "rock, paper, scissors" may involve a simple decision-making system, but the paper stamp has "got it covered" for junior rockhounds looking to pay for college. How those little...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 2, 2022

Weyerhaeuser workers end strike

Weyerhaeuser employees returned to work this week after being on strike for nearly seven weeks for contract negotiations. More than 1,100 employees on the West Coast of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge W24...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 2, 2022

Beard buffs keep Lebanon-area groomed

By Sarah Brown Of The New Era/Lebanon Local There are some things that bring people together: music, sports, video games or even family reunions. But sometimes all it takes is a little facial hair....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    October 26, 2022

Weyerhaeuser strike reaching potential end?

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge W246 (IAM) President Tom Thede reported Monday, Oct. 24, that it (along with two federal mediators) has reached a tentative...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    October 19, 2022

Weyerhaeuser employee strike continues at site

Weyerhaeuser employees finished their fifth week of a strike Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Lebanon site. The strike now enters a sixth week as contract negotiations between the company and union members...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    October 5, 2022

Duncan, Raymond square off in county sheriff forum

The two candidates for Linn County Sheriff faced off Friday evening, Sept. 30, in a forum hosted by the Linn County Republican Party at the Linn County Expo Center. Incumbent Michelle Duncan and...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 28, 2022

Still rolling

Another year has rolled on, bringing with it bowling league season once again. On Fridays, Linn Lanes in Lebanon is filled with the sound of pins getting knocked off their butts and friendly chatter...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 21, 2022

Lebanon City Manager: Corps won't repay city for Foster Dam water release

Lebanon City Manager Nancy Brewer informed its City Council during the Thursday, Sept. 14, meeting that the Army Corps of Engineers would not repay the city for expenses incurred from the release of a significant amount of water from Foster Dam...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 21, 2022

Spinning a state of mind

Under a dark sky on the outskirts of Lebanon, under cover of trees and brush and set upon a clearing, friends and strangers gathered Friday, Sept. 2, to share the experience of throwing light with...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 14, 2022

Going off the grid

It all began with a forecast, albeit a familiar one with historically dire consequences. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Wednesday, Sept. 7. That meant strong winds, warm temper...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 7, 2022

Honoring a very good girl

Instead of taking a bite out of crime, a narcotics canine for the Sweet Home Police Department last week took a big bite out of cake. Gemma, a Belgian Malinois that began training at the police depart...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 31, 2022

County sheriff addresses forum lunch in Lebanon

Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan shared an overview of the Sheriff's Office during an Aug. 26 Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Forum Lunch at the Santiam Place Event Hall in Lebanon. Operating with a...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 31, 2022

Dogs hunt to help in new training class

Gracie could smell a rat, but it didn't take long to nose out the culprit. The 4-year-old brindle Plott hound was practicing her nose work at Connie DeBusschere's Canine Training Adventure in Sweet...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 24, 2022

Guitars Under the Stars hosts music camp for budding junior shredders

It was probably Vincent Helstrom's proudest – and perhaps most embarrassing – one minute of his life when former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland took his green Dean ML guitar, strummed a few...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 3, 2022

Native American cultural encampment held in Foster

By Sarah Brown Of The New Era Native American Deitrich Peters' words reverberated quietly against a backdrop of trees and brush as he spoke his prayer through a microphone. "Dance," "happy" and...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    July 27, 2022

Art, and all that jazz

Jazz is a developed taste, and it's not going to be for everybody. The same goes for abstract art. So says Molly Cook, an abstract expressionist artist and lover of jazz who recently moved to Sweet...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    July 13, 2022

Lebanon Police gives inmates weekend pass

City Manager Nancy Brewer announced at the July 13 City Council meeting that the Lebanon Police Department will be giving inmates a weekend pass due to staff shortages. Inmates will be released on...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 29, 2022

Artist finds his voice through his work

Ammon Knight knows how it feels to be intelligent and yet not have a language to communicate from within. It wasn't until he started painting that he was able to find his language, and now he wants...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 15, 2022

New enterprises pop up around Lebanon

By Sarah Brown Lebanon Local Despite the pandemic and the tenacity of the COVID-19 virus to linger and disrupt business, some new businesses still managed to pop up like stubborn flowers in rocky...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 8, 2022

Looking for missing pieces

A bar manager at a tavern near Waterloo delivered a drink to a customer and listened to her story. The patron's pregnant 15-year-old sister was moving to Lebanon to live with her, and she didn't know...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 25, 2022

Lebanon Chamber launches 'Explore Lebanon' app

By Sarah Brown Lebanon Local The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce just rolled out an app dedicated to promoting local businesses, events and entertainment. "Explore Lebanon" features links to helpful resou...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 25, 2022

People react to Lebanon's denial for a Pride proclamation

By Sarah Brown Lebanon Local Mayor Paul Aziz denied a request to proclaim June as Pride Month, following an April 13 City Council meeting where several members supporting the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay,...

 

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