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Articles from the April 25, 2018 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 25, 2018

Local housing shortage sends renters down road

As is true elsewhere in Oregon, property values are climbing in Sweet Home, and so are rental prices. New apartment complexes are popping up in nearby cities like Lebanon and Salem. New houses are going up around Sweet Home. But finding the right...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 25, 2018

City loading up to streamline building, take on park

With a personnel shift and funding in hand, the City of Sweet Home is putting into action its plans to improve Sankey Park. The park improvements are among several changes and efforts in the Community...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    April 25, 2018

Free academy to give young women taste of fire service

The only requirements to participate in the Linn County Women's Fire Academy are a positive attitude and a willingness to try new things. The free two-day academy is open to Oregon women aged 16 to...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 25, 2018

Mona Waibel, local city leader, advocate, dies

The Sweet Home community was Mona Waibel's life until she died Tuesday, April 17. She was 88. Her grandmother was the town's first woman mayor, and Waibel loved telling a story about her rambunctious...

 

Estelle Ramona 'Mona' Waibel

April 1, 1930 – April 17, 2018 Estelle Ramona "Mona" Waibel, 88, of Sweet Home died April 17, 2018. She was born April 1, 1930 in Portland to James Edgar Hyer and Audrey Nadine Daugherty (Sankey)....

 

Rodney James Dlouhy, Sr.

Jan. 19, 1949 – April 20, 2018 Rodney J. Dlouhy Sr., 69, was born Jan. 19, 1949 in Manchester, Iowa, to Lester and Gloria Dlouhy. While Rod was still very young, the family made their way to Sweet...

 

Ruth West

July 16, 1927 - April 19, 2018 Ruth Marjorie West, 90, of Sweet Home died April 19, 2018. She was born July 16, 1927 in Carlyle, Ill. to Robert Lee and Grace (McPike) Russell. She lived in Illinois,...

 

Janice Stewart

Dec. 20, 1938 – April 14, 2018 Janice Marie Stewart, 79, of Sweet Home died April 14, 2018 of cancer. She was born Dec. 20, 1938 in Pulaski, Va. She was an only child. She graduated from high...

 

Lois Hinman

Feb. 7, 1930 - March 28, 2018 Lois Hinman, 88, formerly of Sweet Home, died March 28, 2018 at her home in Independence, Mo. of natural causes. She was surrounded by her family when she passed. Mrs. Hinman was a resident of Sweet Home until moving...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 25, 2018

Senior Center making progress on coin drive for roof repair

Sweet Home Senior Center members had collected close to $1,300 by the end of last week in their quarter drive, the "Quarter Mile Race for the Roof." Members of the Center's senior exercise class...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    April 25, 2018

Open house to celebrate Arts Guild's third anniversary

The Linn County Arts Guild is hosting an open house to celebrate the third anniversary of its Gifts & Gallery store. Guild members were mindful to put the word "gift" before "gallery." "I think so...

 

Mona Waibel was faithful supporter, chronicler of her town

Always positive. That’s what I remember most about Mona Waibel, who passed away last week after several years of decline. Mona was one of a kind. She was energetic – a real go-getter whose range of activities was dizzying. She was opinionated...

 

Around Town April 25, 2018

Hands-on learning for pre-teens Sweet Home Public Library will host Mechanisms, a hands-on learning activity, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month until June at the Sweet Home Public Library, 1101 13th Ave. Ward Christman will...

 

Public Safety April 25, 2018

April 22 8:47 a.m. - Caller located a container with marijuana inside and turned it in, 46600 block of Old Hufford. Seized for destruction. 9:42 a.m. - Katina Le Ann May, 45, cited and released in field on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    April 25, 2018

First-time candidate sees room for new blood

Stephanie Newton, 28, decided to run for the open seat on the Linn County Board of Commissioners at the encouragement of Albany Mayor Sharon Kanopa, she said. Newton regularly attends different city...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    April 25, 2018

Former SH councilman, running for return to commission seat

Update (2 p.m. - April 25, 2018): Larry Johnson is no longer running for the position of county commissioner, he said in an email to The New Era. --- Larry Johnson, 67, is looking to regain the seat o...

 

Sweet Home shuts out Sisters in softball doubleheader

The Huskies blew through Sisters Friday, shutting out the Outlaws 22-0 and then 17-0 in a doubleheader at home in softball. "Our team as a whole was able to bring in the hits against Sisters," said...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    April 25, 2018

County ceremony highlights abuse awareness

A pinwheel garden sprouted in front of the Linn County Courthouse on Thursday, April 19, as a reminder that April is Child Abuse Awareness month. Guest speakers from ABC House, Family Tree Relief...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    April 25, 2018

New local anti-child abuse program coordinator finds 'community' awareness

Sarah Helgeson started just after Thanksgiving as program coordinator for Linn County Child Abuse Network. Linn CAN, a Linn County United Way program, was formed in 2013 with a mission to promote the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 25, 2018

Sunshine Industries Spaghetti Feed draws big turn-out

A large crowd of turned out Saturday, April 21, for Sunshine Industries' annual Spaghetti Feed fund-raiser. Sunshine Executive Director Brittany Donnell said the crowd was the biggest ever. Exact...

 

Baseball team splits doubleheader with tough Sisters squad

Sweet Home’s baseball team split a doubleheader with Sisters, winning 8-7 then losing 7-6 on the road Friday. The games leave the Huskies, 5-2, tied for the lead with Junction City in the Sky-Em League while Sisters, 5-3, is in third. “Going over...

 

Golfers look like solid third if they play their game

Going into their only home tournament of the season for both the boys and girls, Sweet Home’s golfers were standing a solid third on both sides with the district tournaments approaching on May 7-8. “We’re right in it,” said Coach Pat Davis...

 

Track: Sweet Home boys third, girls fifth at big Mazama meet

Sweet Home's boys track team finished third and the girls fifth amidst some 40 teams Saturday at the Mazama Invitational held in Klamath Falls. With the district meet 2½ weeks away, the Huskies...

 

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