Articles from the April 13, 2022 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    April 13, 2022

Raising the roof for some hot country

For the first time, a major Oregon Jamboree tune-up gets a hometown showcase with the Music & Brews series, running Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, at 1306 Long St. In the past, the Jamboree has...

 By Benny Westcott    News    April 13, 2022

Land transfer approved for homeless site

At their April 5 meeting, the Linn County Commissioners voted to complete the transfer of ownership of about three acres of former Willamette Industries mill property in Sweet Home to the Lebanon-based Family Assistance and Resource Center (FAC)....

 By Benny Westcott    News    April 13, 2022

District teachers seeing silver linings during 'tough' year

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era Sweet Home teachers have demonstrated resilience during a difficult school year, School Board members heard from certified representative Steve Thorpe Monday evening, April 11. “I tell my wrestlers that how you resp...

 By Benny Westcott    News    April 13, 2022

Committee begins deliberations on 2022-23 city budget

City Manager Pro Tem Christy Wurster on Wednesday, April 6, delivered the annual budget message to the city's Budget Committee. Committee members received copies of the 2022-23 city budget proposal...


Doris Klapprich

Doris Rose Klapprich, 94, of Sweet Home, died April 1, 2022. She was born May 29, 1927 in Pembine, Wis., to Herman and Mabel (Thurston) Kowitz. In 1936 her family moved west to Waldport. Her father... Full story


JoAnn Main

JoAnn Clara (Norquay) Main, 85, of Sweet Home, died April 6, 2022. She was born at home on Nov. 7, 1936, in Victor, Mont., to Joseph Albert and Clara Willanna (Mongan) Norquay. She was 2 years old... Full story


Mark Sturgill

Mark Sturgill, 62, of Sweet Home, died April 2, 2022. He was born Dec. 24, 1959 in Eugene to David LeRoy and Wilma Jeanne (Sneddon) Sturgill. Mr. Sturgill was a sidewall installer for Fleetwood Trailers and worked for many years in the metal scrap... Full story


Charlotte Triplett

Charlotte Pauline Triplett, 83, of Sweet Home, died April 6, 2022. She was born June 7, 1938, in Springfield, Mo., to Paul and Lois Fern (Johnson) Cloud. Mrs. Triplett had lived in Sweet Home for 18 years, after moving from Nevada. She worked for... Full story


Death Notices (April 13, 2022)

Jessmon Marie Belanger, 94, of Sweet Home, died April 10, 2022. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22, at Full Gospel Church, 2331 Hwy. 20 Sweet Home. Jer urn will be placed at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is... Full story


Diane Lang Kurtz

Diane Lang Kurtz, a Sweet Home native, passed gently away March 25, 2022, in Hardy, Va. Diane was born May 28, 1947, to Royce Lang and Ruth McMaster Lang. Her grandfather, John Thomas McMaster, was... Full story


Maureen Eileen Miner

Maureen Eileen Miner, 61, of Sweet Home passed away Feb. 18, 2022. She was born April 21, 1960, in Pomona, Calif., to Edward F. and Geri Mae (Kees) Madden. Maureen was not supposed to survive. She... Full story


Guest commentary: Inflation likely to play big role in this election

Joe Biden is engaged in the most extensive test of whether an American president can survive elevated levels of inflation since Jimmy Carter, and it’s not going well. The latest NBC News poll has Biden at a dismal 40% approval rating that, if it...


From Our Files (April 13, 2022)

April 13, 1972 The City Council took steps to rid the community of two nuisance and dangerous areas. They passed a resolution to advertise bids for clean-up of the sites. The first includes a concrete building apparently used once for drying lumber,...


County hears report on Linn veterans services

Linn County Veterans Services has assisted nearly 9,000 veterans since last June, department manager Dee Baley-Hyder told the Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker. Baley-Hyder said her staff has helped local veter...


Master Garden educator loves bees

Elizabeth Records loves all things gardening, both at home and as the Master Garden program educator through OSU Extension in Linn and Benton counties. And as someone who likes to get her hands in...


Courts Roundup (April 13, 2022)

A Sweet Home man is being charged with multiple sexual offenses following his arrest on March 31. Albert Blaine Arthur Wilson, 18, has been charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy, four counts of first-degree sex abuse, one count of...


Still working on your taxes? Here's what you need to know

The April 18 deadline to file state and federal personal income tax returns is less than a week away, and the Oregon Department of Revenue estimates that it will receive a few hundred thousand more returns between now and then. More than 1.1 million...


Around Town (April 13, 2022)

Christian biz event set in Lebanon A Christians in Business conference is scheduled from 9 a.m .to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Crowfoot Baptist Church, 699 Cascade Drive, Lebanon. Participants are invited to gather and share knowledge with other...


Public Safety (April 13, 2022)

April 4 11:34 a.m. - Caller reported being scammed out of $1,000 through eBay. The victim told the Sheriff’s Office that she spent $1,000 to purchase a vehicle and have it shipped from Maine. She was then alerted that she needed to pay another...


City seeks residents' input on stormwater plan

The City of Sweet Home has announced it is is holding two public sessions Wednesday, April 13, at the Sweet Home Senior Center to get input from residents on a new Stormwater Master Plan being developed by city staff. An essential part of creating a...


Dreaming of a white ... springtime?

April showers came in the form of snow Sunday morning in Cascadia and other higher-level spots near Sweet Home. Reader Marie Stokes shared this photo shot from her front porch. More snow is possible...

 By Benny Westcott    News    April 13, 2022

Winners named in My Healthy Sweet Home poster contest

Some talented young artists got a chance to practice their craft while also conveying important health messages in a poster contest at Sweet Home High School. The winners of the My Healthy Sweet Home...


Toxic Mopars cruise through on goodwill mission

Members of the Toxic Mopars Dodge car club, above, cruise into The Narrows Saturday afternoon, April 9, after participating in a rally for a Lebanon boy suffering from cancer. More than 1,100 cars...

 By Cathryn Arndt    News    April 13, 2022

Healthy solutions to youthful snacking

I’ve written about kids and snacks before, but I thought I’d address it once again. It’s a frustrating topic for a lot of parents, and I want to talk about some specific frustrations and...


Huskies 'a little short' in losses to Philomath

Philomath got the best of Sweet Home last week in baseball, sweeping the Huskies in three games on Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday at Philomath, the Warriors (6-6) shut out the Huskies for a 3-0...


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