Articles from the May 3, 2023 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    May 3, 2023

Arrest made in Fir Lawn church fire

A 36-year-old man was arrested last week in connection with the Feb. 25 arson fire that destroyed a portion of Fir Lawn Lutheran Church. According to a statement posted Wednesday, April 26, to...


Shots near Foster School investigated

Sweet Home police are investigating an incident that occurred more than a month ago, in which a neighbor of Foster School discharged a firearm, striking the school building. According to a public...

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 3, 2023

City Council outlines Sweet Home's future goals

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council prepared for the future Tuesday, April 25, first by adopting a resolution outlining goals for the 2023-24 fiscal year, then by expanding...

 News    May 3, 2023

STEM Day at Foster

Teacher Sarah Harkin, left, supervises as children (and parents) build contraptions for an egg drop competition Thursday evening, April 27, at Foster School. The event included math games, an...


Johnny O'Hagan

Johnny Eugene O'Hagan, 79, of Sweet Home, died April 27, 2023. He was born Feb. 1, 1944, in Merced, Calif., the son of Jesse Everett and SA (Elkins) O'Hagan. He grew up in Plainsburg, Calif., and live... Full story


Linda Taylor

Linda Sue Taylor, 65, a longtime Sweet Home resident, died April 6, 2023. She was born Feb. 23, 1958, in Sweet Home to Thomas Albert and Bessie June (Morris) Pitts. She grew up in Crawfordsville and attended elementary school there. She later... Full story


Death Notices (May 3, 2023)

Violet June Alberts, 92, of Sweet Home, died April 24, 2023. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit Terry Lee Bell, 70, a former resident of Sweet Home died March 13,2023. A... Full story


Oscar Hiaasen Memorial Service

A memorial service for Oscar Hiaasen of Sweet Home, who died Nov. 30, 2022, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the VFW Hall, 580 Main St. Oscar was a longtime Oregon State Police officer who... Full story

 News    May 3, 2023

Public and Traffic Safety Committee members sought

Volunteers are sought for Sweet Home’s re-established Public and Traffic Safety Committee. The City Council on March 28 elected to revive the group, which will serve as an advisory board to the council and make recommendations regarding parking...


Editorial: Communication key to public safety (May 3, 2023)

The public disclosure, reported on page 1, that a neighbor of Foster School shot bullets which struck the school building on a Sunday morning in March, has stirred emotions in Sweet Home. Certainly, it’s sparked some energetic conversations. And...


From Our Files (May 3, 2023)

May 3, 1973 It took more than 20 men from state police, Linn County Sheriff's Office, Sweet Home Fire Department and Ambulance to successfully rescue James Buchanan, of Marcola, from his demolished...

 News    May 3, 2023

Group approves 2023-24 city budget

The Sweet Home Budget Committee on Wednesday, April 26, unanimously approved a proposed $35.4 million city budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year. That number marks a $2.7 million increase over last...

 News    May 3, 2023

Help sought to clean Millersburg cemetery

Linn County commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker have been asked to help volunteers clean the historic Miller Cemetery in Millersburg, as well as other old cemeteries in the county. Harrisburg resident Tim Walter told the...


Around Town (May 3, 2023)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers an on-site lunch at noon Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays to seniors over 60 at the Sweet Home Community Center. There is a suggested donation of $3.50 per meal. Meals are ordered in advance, and are...

 News    May 3, 2023

Updated: Public Safety (May 3, 2023)

April 24 4:39 a.m. - Caller reported $750 in equipment lighting stolen from the 23000 block of Brush Creek Road. Deputy investigated. Report taken. 8:19 a.m. - Robin Renee Trout, 59, was cited and released on a Linn County Circuit Court warrant for...

 News    May 3, 2023

Late teacher Sue Walling remembered

Education veteran Sue Walling died last fall after teaching 19 years at Foster Elementary School. Walling retired from Foster in 2017 but was still a substitute teacher there through December of...

 News    May 3, 2023

Election 2023: Sweet Home Fire Board

Charlene Adams, 80 Years in Sweet Home: 75 Education: High school graduate who took continuing education classes at Linn-Benton Community College. Professional Background/Work Experience: Co-owned...

 News    May 3, 2023

Election 2023: Editor's Note

The May 16 election is when Oregonians will elect people to oversee local special districts – schools, fires, cemeteries and others that provide services to urban and rural residents. Our Voter’s Guide focuses on the Sweet Home School District...

 News    May 3, 2023

Election 2023: LBCC Board of Directors

Kristin Adams, 53 Years in Linn County: 43 Education: Bachelor of science degree from Oregon State University, Health Care Administration. Professional Background/Work Experience: 10 years in public...

 News    May 3, 2023

Election 2023: Sweet Home School Board

Mike Adams, 52 Years in Sweet Home: 25 Education: Eagle Point High School, 1989; Bachelor of science, Management Communications, Northwest Christian College, 1994 (concurrently attended the...

 News    May 3, 2023

Maple Drive house fire snuffed

A malfunctioning bathroom vent fan sparked a fire Monday, April 24, at a home in the 4900 block of Maple Drive, according to the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District. The fire was mostly contained...

 News    May 3, 2023

'Carriage Me Back' to ride again

They (led by Bob Dylan) say “the times, they are a-changin’,” with America in a permanent state of flux. That was certainly true in 1923. World War I, also known as “the war to end all wars,” had been over for five years, but with no way ba...


Big season continues for SH wrestlers at OWA state tourneys

Sweet Home's wrestlers had their best performance ever at the Oregon Wrestling Association's Freestyle and Greco State Championships April 22-23 in Central Point. Sweet Home's wrestlers finished with...


Surging softball team goes 2-1 in league games

Sweet Home softball (5-10) notched a pair of convincing conference wins last week at home against Newport (10-9) and North Marion (1-12) before falling on the road in a close one-run game to Cascade....


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