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Articles from the June 6, 2007 edition

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Sweet Home team wins Junior American Banks tournament

Sweet Home's Junior American baseball team traveled to the Banks Tournament May 19-20 and took home the championship. Sweet Home beat two teams Saturday to reach the championship game Sunday against...

 

Junior high athletes set nine school records on track

Sweet Home Junior High track and field athletes had a good year this year, setting nine school records. The seventh-grade 4x100 relay team of Devyn Makin, Kristen Tolle, Annie Whitfield and Jessika Stewart posted a new record of 54.6 in that event....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    Sports    June 6, 2007

Kyle Pettit named baseball MVP

Of The New Era Kyle Pettit was named the Huskies baseball team's most valuable player during the team's awards dessert held on May 29. Other award winners included Sean Anderson for most improved;...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    Sports    June 6, 2007

Marchbanks, Brocard named Husky softball MVPs

Of The New Era Husky Hall of Famers Makenzie Marchbanks, pitcher, and Sara Brocard, catcher, were named the softball team's most valuable players at the team's awards dessert held on June 1. The two w...

 

Skyler Bascom, Makenzie Marchbanks athletes of year

Winners from the annual senior sports banquet, held on May 30 at Sweet Home High School, include, in front row from left, Stefani Crocker, U.S. Army Scholar Athlete; Makenzie Marchbanks, Booster Club...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 6, 2007

Local doctor wants to share the pain, er, pleasure

Of The New Era Two years ago, Sweet Home Family Medicine's Dr. Tim Hindmarsh celebrated his 40th birthday by completing an action sports decathlon he came up with to raise money for diabetes...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 6, 2007

Blazes spark warnings about dry weather and fire danger

Of The New Era Firefighters responded Wednesday afternoon to a series of small fires started by burning cottonwood seeds on Poplar and Quince streets. The fire originated at 1350 Poplar St., Fire Chief Mike Beaver said. The resident, Rod Erickson,...

 

Beautification credit should go to many

Editor: The paper almost always names me whenever flowers are mentioned. The "Beautification Committee" also gets high marks for the beautiful flowers downtown. What you don't know are all the people who make this possible. Most do it for the love...

 

Civilization, before it fell, looked like us

Editor: A great people, along with their glorious culture, perished – Not all at once, not noticeably, but over many years – slowly, methodically. There were many reasons for the fall of a great people. These are the major reasons: - Moral...

 

Thanks, SMART volunteers

Editor: I would like to send out the warmest Thank You to my SMART volunteers for giving to our elementary school students. Without you our program would not be as successful and would not impact so many students as it does. Thank you again for all...

 

From Our Files

June 6, 1957 Wednesday's lightning storm which resulted in the death of a seven-year-old girl was also responsible for at least one forest blaze in the area southeast of Sweet Home, the Linn County Fire Patrol association reported this morning. Notic...

 

Give respect if you want it

Once again it's time to say goodbye to another class of high school seniors heading off to seek their fortune in the world beyond 12th grade. We at The New Era wish you well. As you embark on a new chapter of life, we'd like to offer some advice:...

 

Walkers mark 50th anniversary

James B. and LouVee Walker celebrated their 50th anniversary on May 19 at the Walker Homestead at 1001 Mountain View Road. The party was given by their children, Steve and Calwon Walker of Philomath,...

 

Johnsons mark 67th anniversary

Jim and June Johnson, long-time residents of Cascadia celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on March 31. A dinner party, given in their honor by their children, was held at the Michael's Landing...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 6, 2007

Longtime local doctor opts for missions work in Hungary

Of The New Era Dr. Alan Blake, the longest-practicing medical doctor in Sweet Home, will shut down his practice at Sweet Home Medical Clinic on Aug. 2, after 19 years, to move to Hungary with his...

 

Death Notices

Jeanne Grace Griffin, 77, of Sweet Home, died on Friday June 1, 2007 at her home. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Robert Shaver, 85, of Sweet Home, died May 29, 2007. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the...

 

Timothy Jackson

May 27, 1951 - May 27, 2007 Timothy "Tim" Vernon Jackson, 56, of Brownsville died May 27, 2007. He was born May 27, 1951 to Robert Vernon and Dorothy Mae (Mulkey) Jackson in Los Angeles, Calif....

 

Herbert Schacher

May 26, 1914 - May 27, 2007 Herbert Schacher, 92, of Sweet Home died May 27, 2007. He was born May 26, 1914 to Christ and Rose (Schmidt) Schacher in Baldwin, N.D. Services were held May 30 at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 6, 2007

After 60-plus years, Home Town Drugs to close

Of The New Era Home Town Drugs will close its doors for the last time at the end of the day on Tuesday, June 12. After that, Dave Redden and his entire crew will go to work at the Safeway pharmacy....

 

Sportsman's Holiday 2007 Meet the court: Chelsea Gregory

Chelsea Gregory says she's wanted to be a member of the Sportsman's Holiday Court "since I was a little girl." Gregory, 16, a junior at Sweet Home High School, is one of eight young women who are candidates to be chosen Sportsman's Holiday queen for...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 6, 2007

River Club developers receive extension

Of the New Era The Sweet Home Planning Commission agreed to extend a Santiam River Club subdivision permit for one year, to June 5, 2008. Santiam River Club developers had until June 5 to complete its tentative subdivision plan. "Ongoing national...

 

Cops catch wallaby

City police captured an escaped wallaby Monday morning on 15th Avenue. The wallaby was reported to police at 7:47 a.m. The caller reported seeing a kangaroo hopping about in the area. Sweet Home...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 6, 2007

John Trahan to be new school cop

Of The New Era The Sweet Home Police Department has appointed Officer John Trahan to serve as the new school resource officer, starting in September. "I was very pleased that John applied for this...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 6, 2007

Graduate from a world away

Of The New Era Three years ago, if Sweet Home High School administrators had been asked to identify students they didn't expect to see on the dais in 2007, Ka Wai Yeung would surely have been on that...

 

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