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Articles from the January 11, 2023 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    January 11, 2023

'A Quality Person'

In 25 years, by nearly all accounts, Brian Carroll has guided the Linn County Parks Department to near-unparalleled success in the state of Oregon. Under his leadership, county parks are bursting at...

 

Wilson added to Jamboree lineup

Rising star Lainey Wilson has joined the 2023 Oregon Jamboree Music Festival lineup, performing Saturday, Aug. 5, for her first showcase at the three-day event. Her appearance was announced Friday on...

 

School board votes down alcohol bid

At the Jan. 9 Sweet Home School District Board meeting at the District Office, the board unanimously struck down a proposed policy update that would have amended the district’s code to allow for alcohol use on district property when specifically...

 

John Emma

John Emma, 83, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 28, 2022, at his home. Mr. Emma was the previous owner of Santiam Sweeping, Sweet Home Saw Shop and Car Wash. He also worked for the Sweet Home School District... Full story

 

Oscar Hiaasen

Oscar Grant Hiaasen, 90, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 30, 2022, at Evergreen Hospice in Albany. He was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Lake Stevens, Wash., to Helen (Berg) and Oscar Hiaasen, one of seven... Full story

 

Howard Lewis

Howard Leslie Lewis, 81, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 27, 2022. He was born Jan. 29, 1941, in Los Angeles, Calif. to LeRoy Leslie and Elizabeth Emma (James) Lewis. He served in the U.S. Navy, as a... Full story

 

Death Notices (Jan. 11, 2023)

Cathy Annett Beemer, 69, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 3, 2023. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Belinda Lou Morris, 73, of Lebanon, a former Sweet Home resident, died Jan.... Full story

 

Elizabeth (Liz) VanLeeuwen

Elizabeth (Liz) VanLeeuwen, 97, passed away at home on her farm Nov. 27, 2022. Liz, the granddaughter of Lake County pioneers, was born in Lakeview in November 1925, where she lived until attending... Full story

 

New laws for 2023 bring changes for Linn County residents

Oregon lawmakers passed just under 120 bills during last year’s short legislative session, 20 of which went into effect Jan. 1. “These changes will make Oregon more safe, more fair, and more affordable,” Senate Majority Leader Kate Lieber said...

 

Letter: Downtown fixes require choices (Jan. 11, 2023)

Editor, Over the last few months, as I have enjoyed reading The New Era each week, I have noticed a recurring theme, mainly, various business owners and governing bodies stressing the fact that they would like to see Sweet Home downtown area revitali...

 

From Our Files (Jan. 11, 2023)

Jan. 11, 1973 Shawn Patrick Lindley was the first baby born of the Sweet Home district this year, and the first child for parents Kenneth and Carolyn Lindley. Shawn was born Jan. 3 at 9:49 p.m.,...

 

Sworn to service

Recently elected local officials were sworn in Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, during a ceremony held in the Linn County Commission's meeting chambers at the county courthouse in Albany. From left are Linn...

 

Nyquist continuing as chair of commissioners

Roger Nyquist will chair the Linn County Board of Commissioners for his 21st year, after being elected Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, by fellow commissioners Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker. Nyquist, 62, began serving as a Linn County commissioner in...

 

Planning group OKs extension for phases of new subdivision

The Sweet Home Planning Commission on Thursday, Jan. 5, unanimously granted an extension of a little more than a year to Salem-based Dale’s Remodeling for the first two phases of a new 54-lot subdivision on the north side of Long Street and east...

 

Pacific Power rate increases announced

The Oregon Public Utility Commission recently finalized rate increases for Pacific Power customers, which became effective Jan. 1. The increases were announced prior to the new year. They stem from decisions in two proceedings: an annual adjustment...

 

Around Town (Jan. 11, 2023)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The menu on Friday, Jan. 13, is a homestyle turkey patty with gravy or a barbecued...

 

Public Safety (Jan. 11, 2023)

Jan. 2 12:38 p.m. - Caller reported a vandalized car, 900 block of Long St. Report taken for second-degree criminal mischief. 3:21 p.m. - Thomas Daniel Elmer was cited and released on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on orig...

 

Years in the making, Taco Bell arrives in Sweet Home

A number of years in the making, Taco Bell opened shortly after Christmas on Main Street in Sweet Home, just west of Safeway. Lines of cars filled with fans of affordable burritos have already been...

 

Boys basketball: Huskies take 3A team Pleasant Hill to wire before falling in overtime

On Friday, Sweet Home boys basketball lost a close overtime game to Pleasant Hill, a team ranked no. 5 in the state in 3A. The Billies beat the Huskies 58-56 in Sweet Home, moving to 11-1 on the...

 

Girls basketball: Shooting woes hinder Sweet Home against Billies

Sweet Home girls basketball lost a home game on Friday to a Pleasant Hill team ranked No. 8 in 3A. The Billies beat the Huskies 48-18, moving to 10-1 on the season, while Sweet Home fell to 4-7....

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    January 11, 2023

Healthy You: Farewell, in good health

A new year and a new season. A time for a fresh start. Normally, with the first-of-the-year articles, I give nutrition help for the new year or my thoughts on the latest nutrition trend. Sometimes I...

 

Crashes in Sweet Home

A motor-vehicle crash was reported at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the intersection of 18th Ave. and Long St. (seen in the first photo) According to police, Audrey Ann May Shaffer, 16, of Eugene,...

 

Lebanon crews tackle two same-day fires

Lebanon Fire District personnel battled a pair of unrelated noninjury blazes Wednesday, Jan. 4, each separated by roughly 19 hours. Crews responded to the first incident shortly before 4 a.m.,...

 

Boys outnumbered at Lebanon, but girls win swim meet

Sweet Home's swimmers got a little bit of a unique experience Friday, in a head-to-head dual with a team that is bigger than they are, numbers-wise, at Lebanon. "When I first booked the meet, I...

 

Boys win county wrestling title; girls second – by a point

Sweet Home's boys won their eighth straight Linn County Wrestling Championship title Friday, Jan. 6, at Lebanon, while the girls finished second – by a point – to West Albany. It was the third...

 

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