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Articles from the January 6, 2021 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 6, 2021

Residents step up for shuttered businesses

Two local fundraisers have raised thousands to support struggling small businesses which were forced to close their doors because of the statewide coronavirus mandates. A GoFundMe to "Save the Rio...


SHHS gets two grants for work skills education

Sweet Home High School teachers won two microgrants at the end of 2020 to support projects that reduce barriers to education in STEM and career and technical education. The grants were provided by...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 6, 2021

SHPD introducing revamped Neighborhood Watch program

The Sweet Home Police Department is rolling out a revamped neighborhood watch program in an effort to reduce crime rates in neighborhoods across the city. The idea of a neighborhood watch is to have...

 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 6, 2021

Vaccinations progressing slowly, so far

The COVID vaccine rollout is progressing slowly but surely across the state. So far, nine people have been fully vaccinated with both doses of the COVID vaccine, while 51,255 others have received...


Alice Blanco-Curtis

Dec. 23, 1929 – Jan. 2, 2021 Alice Blanco-Curtis, 91, a former Sweet Home resident, died Jan. 2, 2021 at her home in Dallas, Texas. She was born Dec. 23, 1929 in La Jolla, Calif. to Soyio and... Full story


Remembering Donna Dorsing

July 17, 1944 - Dec. 31, 2020 Donna Dorsing, 76, passed away on Dec. 31, 2020. Donna was born July 17, 1944 in Salem to Bill and Mary Morris Ancke. She was raised and educated in Sweet Home,... Full story


Wilbert Johnson

Nov. 7, 1936 – Dec. 29, 2020 Wilbert Carl Johnson, 84, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 29, 2020. He was born Nov. 7, 1936 in Kingfisher, Okla. to Carl Wilbert and Cleo (Morris) Johnson. Mr. Johnson lived in Corvallis from 1985 until 1990, when he moved... Full story


Wanda Mulholland

May 23, 1933 – Dec. 28, 2020 Wanda Alene Mulholland, 87, of Sweet Homewas born in Vandervoort, Ark., to Mark and Altha (Cook) Smedley. Mrs. Mulholland had lived in Sweet Home for over 70 years.... Full story


Kenneth Noah

March 23, 1931 – Dec. 17, 2020 Kenneth Leslie Noah, 89, of Sweet Home died Dec. 17, 2020. He was born March 23, 1931 in Powers to Robert Kenneth and Marie N. (Frye) Noah. He graduated from Sweet... Full story


Review of the Year, part 2: Challenges mount as 2020 progresses

This is the second half of our review of last year's news in Sweet Home. The first half, covering January through June 2020, appeared in last week's newspaper and is viewable at


Local COVID management better for all

Gov. Kate Brown’s decision to make the metrics governing whether schools can operate advisory, rather than mandatory, is a good one, not only for state officials but for the people they serve. How effective the “freeze” imposed nearly two month...


Wrestling history missing vital piece

Editor: After reading the three pages, on the Husky wrestlers putting Sweet Home on the map, in the Dec. 23 edition of The New Era, I was stunned, disappointed and disgusted with the writer who put the wrestling history together. In 67 years Sweet...


COVID restraints population control

Editor: As I re-read the letter by Debbie Woody and Linda Cutright in last week’s The New Era, I am so impressed at the research that they went to the trouble to unearth for us. The points that they brought up are so right on. We all know it...


Trump's COVID leadership faulty

Editor: In the Dec. 30, 2020 edition of The New Era, Ms. Woody and Ms. Cutright express their frustration with the measures that Gov. Brown is implementing to stem the rising death toll here in Oregon. I believe we are all frustrated with where we...


Around Town Jan. 6, 2020

LBCC offers free business help Linn-Benton Community College’s Small Business Development Center offers a variety of business classes as the new year begins. “Going Into Business,” a free, informational, lively one-hour Zoom class led by Melind...


Public Safety Log Jan. 6, 2020

Dec. 27 9:51 a.m. – Caller reported his son was on his property and damaged his fence, 1100 block of 18th. Officer responded, report taken for criminal trespass. 10:23 a.m. – License plate located in parking lot, 1810 Main, Main St. Market. 1:48...


Weather Service issues flood watch through Wednesday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Linn County, including Sweet Home, starting at 10 p.m. tonight and lasting through Wednesday morning. A prolonged period of rain is expected through Wednesday morning, with 5 to 10... Full story


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