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Articles from the January 23, 2019 edition

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Foster Dam Road to be closed Thursday

The road over Foster Dam will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in order to perform emergency maintenance on the dam. A crane will be used to remove debris from the water intake area.... Full story

 

Planting Seeds on Career Day

Sweet Home's sixth-graders spent the afternoon Friday, Jan. 18, at Foster School learning about various career opportunities and how the school work they do today has real-world applications. Foster... Full story

 

School Board gives Yahraes positive marks

The Sweet Home School Board gave Supt. Tom Yahraes positive marks during its annual evaluation on Dec. 10. School Board Chairman Jason Redick released a statement on behalf of the board about the...

 

Committee mulls options for assisting local homeless

Members of the community's homelessness committee kicked around ideas Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, on how to go about assisting the local homeless population. They discussed where to host the Linn Cou...

 

Sellout? Jamboree ticket sales on record pace

Oregon Jamboree ticket sales are strong and could set records for the event. "Ticket sales are up over last year close to 15 percent now," said Robert Shamek, festival director. The Jamboree has...

 

Robert Moore Canaday

July 17, 1956 - Jan. 3, 2019 Robert Moore Canaday, 62, went to be with the Lord on Thursday Jan. 3, 2019. Bob, as he was known, was born July 17, 1956 in Fairbanks, Alaska, the son of Moore and Nancy... Full story

 

Shirley Ann Pederson

Oct. 29, 1929 - Dec. 11, 2019 Shirley Ann Pedersen, 89, passed away on Dec. 11, 2018. She was born on Oct. 29, 1929 in Sacramento, Calif. Shirley married William "Pete" Pedersen in 1948. They lived... Full story

 

Tonya Hutson

Sept. 19, 1954 – Jan. 16, 2019 Tonya Verlee Hutson, 64, of Sweet Home died Jan. 16, 2019. She was born Sept. 19, 1954 in Lebanon to Richard Wallace and Janet (Davis) Thill.  She lived in Sweet... Full story

 

Vernon Tidwell

Sept. 12, 1928 - Jan. 18, 2019 Vernon "Bud" Tidwell, 90, of Sweet Home died Jan. 18, 2019. He was born Sept. 12, 1928 in Clarendon, Texas to James Veto and Opal Delena (Folley) Tidwell. He served in... Full story

 

Committee taking on problems right in our faces

The New Era’s office faces Main Street in the heart of downtown. Thus positioned, we are acutely aware of the presence of and problems experienced and caused by the homeless in Sweet Home. Although we often are not immediately involved, on a...

 

Linn County Democrats elect leaders

The Linn County Democratic Central Committee on Jan 3 elected a new slate of officers, as well as delegates and alternates to the Democratic Party of Oregon State Central Committee and the Congressional District 4 Committee.  Officers are:  Chair...

 

Loose dogs are problem in SH

Editor: I love living in Sweet Home. I am a proud member of this community and care about it. I have lived here for my whole life, 10 years and 3 months. I have noticed a problem here in Sweet Home that I would like to talk about.  In Sweet Home...

 

Around Town Jan. 23, 2019

Lectures to focus on tribal forestry The annual Starker Lecture Series at Oregon State University will focus this year on tribal forestry with a film, three lectures and a capstone field trip. Topics include indigenous forest and subsistence practice...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 23, 2019

Editor’s note: Sweet Home Police Department did not release a log for Jan. 19. If it becomes available, we will publish it in the Jan. 30 edition. Jan. 21 1:21 a.m. - Officer seized an Oregon license plate that should have been on another vehicle,...

 

Equestrians start horseback season with trophy outing

The Sweet Home High School equestrian team opened its competitive season Jan. 10-13 in Albany by collecting several trophies, including one for first place. Among 13 teams, Sweet Home placed second...

 

Physical therapist aims to share sports, training expertise – for free

Josh Walters played sports throughout high school and into college and now he's into competitive weightlifting. He's also into seeing young athletes stay healthy, which is why he and his bosses at... Full story

 

Husky boys second in Oregon Classic wrestling

Sweet Home’s wrestlers placed second to Tillamook Saturday, Jan. 19, in the 4A Division of the Oregon Classic wrestling tournament in Redmond. “The kids competed well,” Coach Steve Thorpe said. “This is always a good weekend of wrestling We...

 

Husky swimmers get warm-up for district at Albany sprint meet

Sweet Home’s swimmers got a good taste of what the district meet will be like Saturday morning, Jan. 19, at the Albany Sprint Meet held at South Albany’s pool, where district will take place Feb. 8-9. The non-scoring meet brought together all 11...

 

Huskies end 3-game slump with 83-64 hoops win

Sweet Home's boys moved out of a three-game slump on the basketball court, beating Cascade 83-64 to notch their first Oregon West League game Friday night at home. "We needed that one," said Coach...

 

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