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Articles from the August 9, 2006 edition

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Capacity Jamboree crowds keep cops busy

Sweet Home Police were "extremely busy inside and out" of the Jamboree, Sgt. Jason Van Eck said. Inside, they dealt with minor problems. "Most of the problems inside were involving MIPs, lots of kids...


Local swimmers qualify for Oregon Zones team

Three Sweet Home swimmers from the Mid Valley Swim Team competed in the Oregon Swimming 11-and-Over Long Course Meters Championship held July 27-30 at Mt. Hood Community Pool. Kieran Schaefer, 15,...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 9, 2006

Biggest Jamboree ever delivers

and Scott Swanson Of The New Era It was a sell-out and, by all appearances, everybody got their money's worth at the 14th annual Oregon Jamboree last weekend. "As far as the festival industry, I... Full story

 By Scott Swanson    Sports    August 9, 2006

Picture's worth a thousand words when you're talking game

Of The New Era Shane Ullrich is taking this week off, so we're seizing this opportunity to talk about what we want to do with our Outdoors section. Hunting season is closing fast, with bowhunting season beginning in just a couple of weeks in many...


Candidate to replace Kropf to be selected Sunday

A candidate to replace Jeff Kropf as the Republican candidate for House District 17 will be selected Sunday, Aug. 13, after Clint Bentz announced last week that he is withdrawing his bid to be nominated. "While I have received great support from...


From Our Files

August 9, 1956 Joan Saubert will be crowned Queen of the Frontier Days tonight as the first act of the Chips ‘n' Splinters show at the High School, following her selection by the judges at last Saturday night's Queen Selection Ball. Competition...


Jamboree sellout is boost for all of Sweet Home

A sellout. Those words have to deliver a little jolt of satisfaction to the people who have kept the Oregon Jamboree going over the years, who persevered through the difficulties, the naysayers, the inevitable downers that accompany such an... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 9, 2006

Faith has been life-and-death issue for Nepalese visitor

Of The New Era A young man, perhaps the age of 12, decided he didn't want to go to the Baptist Church anymore. Rather, he decided to try out Buddhism. He found it more coherent and logical, and he...


Sharon Moore

Sharon Moore, 63, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 3, 2006 at Timberview Care Center. She was born in Salem to Cecil and Gretta Marie (Coffee) Libby. She is survived by her children, Andrew Evans of Sweet Home, Chris Christofferson of Albany, and Richard... Full story


Kathleen J. Finch

Jan. 20, 1944 - Aug. 6, 2006 Kathleen J. Finch, 62, of Sweet Home, died at Lebanon Community Hospital on Aug. 6, 2006. Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements....


Donna Brown

March 2, 1929 - Aug. 5, 2006 Donna Brown, 77, of Sweet Home died Aug. 5, 2006. She was born to Paul and Wilma (Williams) Tredway in 1929. Mrs. Brown enjoyed being with her family and church family,...


Diane Lucky

July 27, 1944 - Aug. 3, 2006 Diane Lee Lucky, 62, of Sweet Home died Aug. 3, 2006 in the comfort of her home after battling cancer. She was born July 27, 1944 in Portland and grew up in Sweet Home, where she graduated from Sweet Home High School in... Full story


William Skilling

Aug. 11, 1924 - July 31, 2006 William "Bill" Wallace Skilling, 81, of Brownsville, died July 31, 2006 at Albany General Hospital. He was born in Eugene to Edwin Wallace and Frances Eva (Stratton)...


Lazetta Lamphear

Feb. 29, 1916 - July 27, 2006 Lazetta Lamphear, 90, of Albany died July 27, 2006 at Regency Albany with family present. She was the third child born to parents Asa and Anna Metcalf in Round Lake, Wis. on Leap Year, 1916. Her family moved to Stone...


Raymond Cantrell

Jan. 31, 1921 - Aug. 2, 2006 Ray Cantrell, 85, of Sweet Home died Aug. 2, 2006 at Wiley Creek Community. He was born in Leach, Okla., to James W. and Christina (Gordan) Cantrell. He moved to Oregon in 1940 and shortly after he entered the Army Air... Full story


Charles Johnson

April 15, 1912 - Aug. 1, 2006 Charles Johnson, 94, of Albany died Aug. 1, 2006. He was born in Willowbunch, Saskatchewan, Canada on April 15, 1912. As a youth his family moved to a ranch in northeastern Montana. Mr. Johnson worked in ranching and...

 By Scott Swanson    News    August 9, 2006

15-pup litter leaves Sweet Home owner in 'ruff' situation

Of The New Era The motherhood of Roxie, her Queensland red heeler dog, came as a bit of a surprise to Teri Perkins of Sweet Home. The extent of Roxie's motherhood was an even bigger shock when she had...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 9, 2006

OSU researchers hope Sweet Home study will improve life for mobile home dwellers

Of The New Era Oregon State University researchers expect that their study of life in three Sweet Home mobile home courts will help influence policy on mobile home parks from the local to national level. The OSU study, led by Kate MacTavish,...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 9, 2006

Neighborhood Watch leaders say program has impact

Of The New Era The Linn County Neighborhood Watch Council met July 27 to review its accomplishments over the past year, and it counted up some successes in cleaning up neighborhoods throughout the county. The countywide group has worked in three... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 9, 2006

Sweet Home Subway on way

Of The New Era The way is clear for a new Subway to open in Sweet Home with a Planning Commission decision Monday night to allow the Subway to include a drive-through service. Owners Larry and Sandy Starks are planning to knock down the Epps...


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