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Articles from the May 4, 2022 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    May 4, 2022

School board grants Supt. Lisa Riggs furlough

Sweet Home School District Supt. Lisa Riggs will take a leave of absence for the remainder of the school year for "personal" reasons, School Board members agreed Monday night, May 2, following a...

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 4, 2022

Long-planned ramp, sidewalk project launches

A routine clear-day drive down Sweet Home's Main Street offers some scenic nature vistas, but recent travelers can count on another sight. Traffic cones. Lots of them.  That's because in March 2017,...

 News    May 4, 2022

Young talents on display

City Councilor Diane Gerson hangs art in the gallery at City Hall on Friday, April 29. The exhibit includes student art from fifth- and sixth-graders at Hawthorne and Foster Elementary Schools, as...

 By Sarah Brown    News    May 4, 2022

Man gets 30 days for attack on boy

An Albany man was sentenced to 30 days in prison after pleading no contest Wednesday, April 27, at Linn County Circuit Court to third-degree assault for his participation in a February attack on a...


Jerry Kittson

Jerry Alfred Kittson, 84, of Sweet Home, died March 23, 2022. He was born April 15, 1937 in Salem to Fred and Edna (Lewis) Kittson. Mr. Kittson served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to... Full story

 News    May 4, 2022

Election: Some races draw big fields

This is a big year for some elections for political office in east Linn County.  On the May 17 primary ballot are 34 candidates for governor, including some big names in Oregon politics.  The fields are large in some local races as well, thanks in...


Death Notices (May 4, 2022)

Margaret W. Bristow, 96, of Sweet Home, died April 29, 2022. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is... Full story


Elenore Genevieve Phillips

Elenore Genevieve Phillips, 93, of Sweet Home, passed away April 21, 2022. She was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Fossil to John A. and Dilla Viola (Beymer) Glaefke. She has lived in Sweet Home, Estacada, Fos... Full story


Ramona Marie Mathews

Ramona Marie Mathews, 92, of Sweet Home passed away April 21, 2022. She was born June 6, 1929 in Anchorage, Alaska, to Milton and Marion (Ingersol) Cole. She graduated from San Fernando High School... Full story


Leland Karns

Leland Howard Karns, 81, of Albany, passed away April 25, 2022. He was born Oct. 11, 1940 in Loveland, Colo., to Harold R. and Evea M. (Ferguson) Karns. Leland served in the United States Army as a... Full story

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 4, 2022

Council gets homeless center, treatment plant updates

By Benny Westcott  Of The New Era  Community and Economic Director Blair Larsen on Tuesday, April 26, updated the Sweet Home City Council on the Lebanon-based Family Assistance and Resource Center...

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 4, 2022

Man arrested, arraigned after hitting man with truck

A Sweet Home man was arrested Sunday, April 24, on one count of first-degree assault after allegedly striking a man twice with a vehicle. The incident was reported shortly after 1:30 p.m in a shared parking lot between Spoleto’s Pizzeria & Wine...


Commentary: Gauging government before we vote (May 4, 2022)

If we needed any proof that an urban-rural (liberal-conservative, ideological) divide truly exists in Oregon, last week’s announcement by the state Appeals Court that it was overturning a local jury’s decision in the “Timber Case” should...


Letter: LBCC measure deserves support (May 4, 2022)

Editor: Linn-Benton Community College is on the May ballot with a proposed bond measure.   I plan to vote “yes” and encourage all to do the same.   Among several very worthwhile upgrades, repairs and service expansions is the funding of a...


From Our Files (May 4, 2022)

May 4, 1972 David and Bridget Cooper will assume ownership and management of The New Era after buying the paper from John and David Nelson, and Connie Johnson, who’ve owned the paper since 1970. Cooper leaves his job as news editor of the Daily...

 By Scott Swanson    News    May 4, 2022

Wet month improves conditions at mid-valley reservoirs

A wet April has definitely brightened the outlook for Linn County’s two reservoirs, Erik Petersen, Willamette Valley Project operations project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said last week in a virtual presentation on the area’s...

 By Scott Swanson    News    May 4, 2022

State appeals court overturns jury's verdict in 'Timber Case'

The Oregon Court of Appeals last week overturned a $1.1 billion verdict in the “Timber Case” lawsuit brought by Linn County and 12 other counties and 151 local taxing districts over how the state manages timber harvests on some 700,000 acres of...


Around Town (May 4, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50....

 News    May 4, 2022

Public Safety (May 4, 2022)

April 25 11:14 a.m. - Patrick John Ward, 41, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of third-degree theft, Corvallis. 11:41 a.m. - The water treatment plant had been broken into the previous...

 By Scott Swanson    News    May 4, 2022

Local doctors find monoclonal antibodies effective against COVID

When Ridgeway Health opened a walk-in medical clinic late last September, founder Dr. Sam Milstein and his staff soon found themselves facing a challenge: a rush of COVID patients looking for...

 News    May 4, 2022

Planting for the future

More than two dozen residents, many of them neighbors, turned out Saturday afternoon, April 23, for an Arbor Day tree planting at Evergreen Park, located at the junction of Evergreen Lane and Nandina...

 News    May 4, 2022

SNAP benefits continue

Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments this month, Oregon Department of Human Services announced last week. The federal government has approved emergency allotments...

 News    May 4, 2022

Searching for the perfect fit

La La Land of Sweet Home gave prom dresses to 14 girls and loaned two tuxedos to boys on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30....

 News    May 4, 2022

Old Armory Building to receive a new roof

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist and Sherrie Sprenger on Tuesday, April 19, accepted two bids to re-roof the Old Armory Building. Commissioner Will Tucker was absent. General Services Director Russ Williams presented a bid of $296,960 from...

 News    May 4, 2022

2022 Election Guide: Oregon House District 11 Primary: Democrats

Nina Brenner Nina Brenner, a resident of Scio, is a retired database analyst and software engineer who has lived in Linn County for 14 years, 30 in the central Willamette Valley. Along the way, she...


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