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Folk performer at library Thursday Adam Miller, folksinger, story-teller and autoharp virtuoso, will perform a free, sing-along concert at the Sweet Home Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. He will perform folksongs about the American L... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    September 5, 2018

Public Safety

Aug. 30 10:46 a.m. - Caller reported that someone cut the passenger side rear section of the soft top on her jeep while she was boating, 44500 block of Quartzville. Report taken. Aug. 29 4:45 a.m. - Caller found a cell phone at the CFN fuel station,...

 
 By The New Era    News    November 15, 2017

Public Safety 11-15-17

Nov. 13 4:29 am. - Caller reported his phone was taken, 1100 block of Nandina. Report taken. Loss valued at $55. Nov. 12 1:39 a.m. - Larry Dean Bergstrom, 53, arrested for second-degree attempted burglary and second-degree criminal mischief, 5401 Mai...

 
 By The New Era    News    November 15, 2017

Park set-up help needed

Doing anything the Saturday after Thanksgiving? Local organizers of Sweet Home’s Christmas celebration in Clover Park need some help installing this year’s display on Nov. 25. A primary need is electrical work, which must be done by a licensed...

 
 By The New Era    News    November 15, 2017

Rotary poker raises nearly $2,000

The Sweet Home Rotary Club raised approximately $1,700 for college scholarships and its Dolly Parton Imagination Library project in a Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament Nov. 11. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is an early literacy program for 1-...

 

Natural response to gun violence may not be wise one

Ten days ago, a lone gunman killed 22 people at a Sunday morning church service in Texas. That tragedy came almost exactly a month after another lone gunman killed 58 people and left another 546 injured after opening fire on a crowd of 22,000...

 

Around Town 11-15-17

Healthy lifestyle class for kids A program to teach healthy lifestyles to children, Culinary Health Education and Fitness, is being offered at 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m on Thursdays through Dec. 14 for fifth-grade students at the Boys and Girls Club of the...

 
 By The New Era    News    November 15, 2017

Corps of Engineers seeks feedback on study of Willamette Valley water storage

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a study of whether reallocation of water storage in the Willamette Valley could grant municipal and industrial water supply, irrigation and fish and wildlife better access to the stored water. The...

 
 By The New Era    News    November 15, 2017

Variety of opportunities for holiday giving available in SH

A variety of opportunities to contribute to holiday happiness for local children are available in Sweet Home. Both the Sweet Home Police Department and the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District have begun their annual Christmas tree...

 

Tanner Sayers, Jessy Hart named cross-country most valuable runners

Junior Tanner Sayers and freshman Jessy Hart were named Most Valuable Runners at the cross-country team's awards potluck Thursday, Nov. 9. There wasn't much suspense on the boys side, Coach Kambria...

 

Rawlins Lupoli named boys soccer MVP, Player of the Year

Rawlins Lupoli was named team Most Valuable Player during the high school boys soccer team's awards banquet Nov. 8. The senior was also named Sky-Em player of the year. Those honors came in a year in...

 
 By The New Era    Sports    November 8, 2017

Sydney Nichol leads Corban to NAIA nationals

Freshman Sydney Nichol of Sweet Home led the No. 19-ranked Corban University women's cross- country team to a fourth-place team finish in the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships on Saturday,...

 
 By The New Era    News    November 1, 2017

Public Safety 11-1-17

Oct. 30 6:46 a.m. - Caller reported that his neighbor’s dog barks incessantly every morning between 5 -and 7 a.m., 2200 block of Ironwood. Officer contacted the owner and advised her of the complaint. She advised she would make sure it doesn’t...

 
 By The New Era    News    November 1, 2017

SHPD accepting gifts for Blue Santa program

Sweet Home Police Department is offering a teen Blue Santa Christmas tree again this year. The program serves young people ages 13 to 17 and up to 18 if actively enrolled and attending school. Applications will be accepted Nov. 1 to Dec. 1 for teens...

 
 By The New Era    News    December 6, 2016

Two injured in separate logging accidents

Two loggers were injured earlier this week in separate incidents, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District reported. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, fire district personnel responded at 10:14 a.m. to a logging ac...

 
 By The New Era    Opinion    July 21, 2015

City issues, though difficult, do not need to be over-complicated

Our City Council has been busy. As evident from the four separate, lengthy stories we’re running this week on their activities, councilors have tackled a wide range of issues in recent weeks, and a lot of those are coming to a head: what to do...

 
 By The New Era    Opinion    July 21, 2015

In times of disagreement, respect and decency are paramount

Respect has been a key attribute of Sweet Home city government for many years and, particularly for those of us who have experienced government in other communities where such has not been the case, it has been appreciated. That’s why a seemingly... Full story

 

Records, titles for Huskies at state

The OSAA 1A-2A-3A-4A state swimming championships came down to half a point Saturday, Feb. 2(1) for the Sweet Home girls, as they finished a close second to North Bend for the team championship. Wow,...

 
 By The New Era    News    February 24, 2015

Volunteers put in hours each week feeding fellow seniors

Three days each week volunteers for Meals on Wheels take over the kitchen at the Sweet Home Senior Center. The kitchen crew starts preparing food between 9 and 9:30 a.m. for delivery. They also get...

 
 By The New Era    News    February 3, 2015

Hawthorne grad, whose star is rising, returns

Gabe Fernandez had flashbacks of his days as a student at Hawthorne Elementary as he walked toward the classroom full of students waiting to meet him Monday morning, Feb. 2. Fernandez, who attended...

 

Knife River property a stepping stone for SH

Since Commissioner Roger Nyquist urged the Sweet Home Economic Development Group Board of Directors late last summer to ask the Linn County Board of Commissioners for the Knife River property, we’ve been all for it. What an exciting opportunity,...

 

Brandon Keenon named MVP by Husky football team

Brandon Keenon was named Most Valuable Player for the Sweet Home football team Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the team’s awards dessert. The Huskies finished 7-3 overall and second in the Sky-Em standings b...

 
 By The New Era    Opinion    July 2, 2014

‘Safe and sane’ this year means playing by rules

This has been an interesting weather year, so far, but not one that local growers are complaining about. The hay is high and gardens are two or three weeks ahead of normal progress, thanks to a timely combination of warmer weather and rain. That...

 
 By The New Era    Opinion    May 7, 2014

Despite obstacles, take a few moments to vote responsibly

Politics in America is really no different than it’s ever been. Surrounding the few principled, salt-of-the-earth legislators who actually have a vision for the United States that includes freedom and justice for all, we have scores of others...

 

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