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Articles from the January 1, 2020 edition

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Service Notice for Tanner Jewell

Tanner James Jewell, 20, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 3, 2020. A memorial service is being held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit...

 

Swimmers nearly sweep at Stayton

Sweet Home’s girls won nine of 11 events at the Stayton Invitational swim meet Saturday, Dec. 28, as the Huskies got back in the pool after Christmas break. Hunter Calderwood was the only winner for the boys, taking the 200 Individual Medley in...

 

'Tired' girls lose twice in basketball, to La Pine and Harrisburg

The Huskies lost two games last week in girls basketball, 59-46 to La Pine at home Dec. 23 and 56-29 at Harrisburg Friday. Against La Pine, Sweet Home built a 20-16 lead in the first quarter, but La...

 

Boys win two games in basketball

The Sweet Home boys basketball team beat La Pine 55-45 Dec. 23 at home and Harrisburg 61-44 on the road Friday before falling 71-59 to undefeated 5A South Albany Saturday at Linn-Benton Community...

 

Ranger District taking public input on Quartzville project

The Sweet Home Ranger District is seeking public input as it prepares an environmental assessment for its Quartzville-Middle Santiam project. The QMS project area is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Sweet Home. Stated purposes of the...

 

Sweet Home man, former resident charged in kidnapping case

Two suspects, one from Sweet Home, have been arraigned for what authorities describe as a Lebanon-area kidnapping, reported in December 2018. Jacob Reginald Bliss of Sweet Home was charged Dec. 17...

 

Public Safety Log for Jan. 1, 2020

Dec. 26 12:34 a.m. - Ryan Hutchinson, 31, cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, Trailer Villa. Dec. 25 3:13 a.m. - Ryan James Hutchinson, 31, arrested for possession of meth, two Sw...

 

Quilts for Needy

Vicki Glasco, left, and Dawn Davis, hold quilts they and others made for local homeless people. Below, they pack gift bags for the homeless at the Highway 20 Church of Christ in early December. The...

 

Rotary Club aids local family

Sweet Home Rotary Club members, above, donated $250, along with paper product donations, to SHEM at their meeting on Dec. 4. Pictured are, from left, Rotary members Larry Horton, Liz Olsen, Bill...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    January 1, 2020

Museum collection includes echoes of Christmases past

If fantasies about museums came true, in the quiet and darkness around midnight or early morning as we wait, from a display case we might hear the high, sweet voices of children singing Christmas carols any time of the year. If little china...

 

Ex-prison official now tickles ivories, distributes teddy bears

By Sarah Brown Of The New Era Ray Novencido retired before he turned 50. If he hadn't, he might not be alive today. That's because, he says, a person who works in the California prison system doesn't...

 

Around Town – January 1, 2020

Limits on visitors at local hospitals To protect mothers, their newborns and the pediatric patients from flu viruses circulating in the region, all Samaritan Health Services hospitals, including Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, are limiting...

 

Newest School Board member Kennedy wants focus on trades, vocational training

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Joe Kennedy says serving on the Sweet Home School Board is a chance to make a difference in his community. The School Board appointed him to fill a vacancy in October....

 

David James Schmidt

David James Schmidt, 72, of Foster passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. He was born Oct. 25, 1947 in San Diego, Calif. to Edward Charles and Patricia Jean (Barnes) Schmidt. He was in the United... Full story

 

Roland Barthel

Roland (Ron) Richard Barthel, 94, of Sweet Home died peacefully in his sleep on the afternoon of Dec. 16, 2019. He was born Jan. 7, 1925 in in Caro, Mich., the second of six children to Fred Barthel... Full story

 

Steven Crocker

Steven G. Crocker, 70, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 22, 2019. He was born Sept. 20, 1949 in Sweet Home to John F. and Myrtle (Davis) Crocker. He was a lifelong resident of Sweet Home. Mr. Crocker’s career in the timber industry was cut short due to a... Full story

 

David Harris

David Louis Harris, 71, of Sweet Home died Dec. 25, 2019. He was born Nov. 8, 1948 in Sweet Home to Johnnie and Sentha (Corhan) Harris. He lived in Klamath, Calif., where he took care of his father... Full story

 

Lucille Rapp

Lucille Isabelle Rapp, 103, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 20, 2019 in Lebanon. She was born May 9, 1916 in Buzzard Station, near Crabtree, to Charles and Delila (Foren) Chastain. In 1920, her mother died.... Full story

 

Death Notices

Fay Louise Fincher, 92, of Sweet Home died Dec. 23, 2019. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit   www.sweethomefuneral.com. Michael Wayne Ferebee, 64, of Sweet Home died Dec. 25, 2019 in Grants...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 1, 2020

Survey says residents want more grade school arts, music

Of The New Era A recently completed community survey shows that local residents broadly support the restoration of arts and music in elementary schools, along with more support for students with behavioral and mental health issues and several other...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 1, 2020

Counterfeit money continues to surface in SH

Of The New Era Sweet Home police are continuing to investigate reports of counterfeit money and have additional suspects. Since the arrest of three suspects two weeks ago, police have received two new reports of counterfeit money, a total of 10...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 1, 2020

Local pastor aims to pass it on through mentoring

Of The New Era Skyler Bascom remembers, as a child in Harrisburg, how life was rough. They had little to live on and his father was not present. When he moved to Sweet Home and became a fifth-grader...

 

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