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Three dead in local traffic tragedies

Scott Swanson Of The New Era Three people were killed in two wrecks in the Sweet Home area on Saturday. In the first, Kathleen Lorraine Warden, 65, and Donald E. Warden, 67, of Boulder City, Nev.,... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 21, 2006

District 55 superintendent receives good marks on evaluation

Of The New Era The District 55 School Board extended Supt. Larry Horton's contract following his annual evaluation. The School Board evaluated Horton during an executive session at its regular meeting on June 12. The superintendent, like teachers, is...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 21, 2006

Tagle signs to wrestle at OSU

Of The New Era Sweet Home wrestler Trevor Tagle has signed a letter of commitment to compete for Oregon State University next year. Tagle, who graduated with the Class of 2006, will walk on with the t...

 

Girls finish fourth

The Huskies summer girls basketball team defeated Yamhill-Carlton twice in a Stayton tournament to place fourth, with a 2-4 tournament record. The Huskies opened Thursday against Stayton, losing 37-21. They defeated Yamhill-Carlton 36-24 in the next... Full story

 

Cagers 5-3 at OSU basketball camp

The Huskies summer boys basketball team finished 5-3 in a 32-team camp held at Oregon State University Thursday through Saturday. The camp included 19 varsity teams teams from California, Oregon and Nevada. They opened Thursday against St. Mary's, a...

 

Huskies split four games in summer baseball action last week

Sweet Home 4, Salem Academy 3 Game one of doubleheader The summer Huskies high school baseball team defeated Salem Academy 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader at home on June 16. "This was a good... Full story

 

High school award, scholarship winners announced

Sweet Home High School students were recognized June 13 at the school's annual awards assembly. Recipients of Outstanding Student Awards were: Business and Applied Arts Keyboarding A – Shane Vandehei Keyboarding B – Jessica Eisiminger...

 

From Our Files

June 21, 1956 Three Sweet Home students were named among graduating seniors from Oregon high schools who won awards from the Oregon Scholastic Press for their work on school publications. The awards are the Eric W. Allen certificates of newspaper ser... Full story

 

Thanks for Fishing Derby

Editor: We would like to compliment and sincerely thank all that participated in hosting the fishing derby at Foster Lake on Saturday, June 10. The gentlemen from the fish hatchery did a wonderful job with the kids fishing in the ponds - they were...

 

Thanks to SHJH for can drive help

Editor: Sweet Home Emergency Ministries would like to thank Sweet Home Junior High students and their adult supervisors for the recent can drive conducted to benefit SHEM. The students collected and delivered 850 pounds of non-perishable goods to...

 

Difference of priorities?

Editor: The District 55 School Board meeting on June 12 was worth the price of admission. That price was $0. In what I would describe as an exercise in boredom, the School Board managed to conclude every item on its agenda, except two, without... Full story

 

Give charter school fair opportunity

Editor: I'm writing concerning the charter school. I do not have any children or grandchildren in the School District and came into this unbiased. I have been to Sand Ridge Charter School several times and have been very impressed with the education... Full story

 

District responds to questions

Editor: There have been two questions raised regarding the Sweet Home School District's policies surrounding consistency in enforcing student behavior consequences for inappropriate behavior. The first question I have heard is, "Why are athletes...

 

A sign of growing old: You learn how to listen

It was when I was wrestling a 14-year-old kid a few months ago that I started really feeling my age. This young man had been feeling his oats and had been pushing my buttons for some time. I finally decided it was time to teach him a lesson, so we...

 

Students' fire-prevention posters on display

Three local elementary school students are the grand prize winners of the 2006 Smokey Bear Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Their posters were selected from approximately 350 painted by students in... Full story

 

Lesters celebrate 50th anniversary

Stanley and Sharon Lester celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party thrown by their children and grandchildren at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, June 10. Stan Lester of Sweet Home...

 

Bernice Pittsley

March 15, 1918-May 19, 2006 Bernice Helen Pittsley, 88, of Zionsville, Ind., died May 19, 2006. She was born March 15, 1918 in Lebanon to William and Maude Rucker Waddle. On May 5, 1936, she married...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 21, 2006

Sportsman's Holiday 2006: Meet The Court

Of The New Era Sportsman's Holiday Princess Sam Pierce says she's watched the Sportsman's Holiday courts for the last four years and pictured herself in the tiara. "I've always waited for the day to come when I could be a princess myself," she said.... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 21, 2006

SHEM moving to downtown location

Of The New Era Sweet Home Emergency Ministries is moving to downtown Long Street. The new site is located at 1040 Long St. in the same building as the laundry, across the alley from Oregon...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 21, 2006

SHHS sees more expulsions this year than previous three combined

Of The New Era School District 55 just wrapped up the 2005-06 school year with more expulsions than the previous three years combined and with heightened community attention to off-campus student behavior issues. Off the high school campus, a police... Full story

 

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