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Articles from the May 11, 2022 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    May 11, 2022

Wet May Week

The May Week Track Meet competition on Friday afternoon, May 6, brings out self-sacrificial spirit and a lot of showers as Sweet Home High School juniors, on ground, from left, Trenton Smith, Mars...

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 11, 2022

School district faces challenges in 2022-23 budget

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era The Sweet Home School District's 2022-23 proposed budget was released for public review and a budget message from Acting Supt. Terry Martin was delivered to district...

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 11, 2022

Looking to add a few to crew

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has a shortage of volunteer firefighters. "Historically, our numbers have been up to 60 volunteers on the roster, and we currently have 30," Recruitment and...

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 11, 2022

Planning Commission addresses housing, population

 By Benny Westcott  Of The New Era  The Planning Commission heard the results of a housing needs analysis, which explored the possibility of considerable population growth in Sweet Home over the...


Margaret Bristow

Margaret W. "Peggy" Bristow, 96, of Sweet Home, died April 29, 2022. She was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Oxford, Pa., to Charles Elzey and Rosine Sarah (Buker) Warrington. She spent her childhood and... Full story


Death Notices (May 11, 2022)

Beverlee J. Detlefsen, 93, of Sweet Home, died May 8, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Andrew David Wright, 49, of Sweet Home, died May 4, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For additional... Full story


Annona Catherine Tiensvold

Annona Catherine Tiensvold, 84, a Sweet Home resident for more than 20 years, passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2022. After years of dialysis treatment, she made the courageous decision to... Full story


Wanda Cynthia Miner

Wanda Cynthia Miner, 101, of Sweet Home passed away May 4, 2022. She was born March 24, 1921 at home in Sweet Home to Franklin Pierce and Hilda Alice (Geil) Coulter. She lived in Sweet Home. She... Full story


James 'Jim' William Conklin

James "Jim" William Conklin, 77, passed away at home in Henderson, Nev., on May 1, 2022. He was born Feb. 28, 1945, in Lebanon, to Eugene Conklin and Ruth Johnston Conklin. He married Carol Marie... Full story


Carol Jean (Ripley) Wence

Jean Wence of Hilo, Hawaii, passed away on April 23, 2022, at her daughter's home in Phoenix, Ariz. Born Aug. 10, 1945 in Kansas City, Mo., and raised in Sweet Home, she graduated from high school in... Full story

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 11, 2022

Five named to the 2022 Sportsman's Holiday Court

By Benny Westcott  Of The New Era  Five local high-school juniors were named Wednesday, May 4, to the 2022 Sportsman's Holiday Court as part of the annual Sportsman's Holiday Weekend, scheduled for...


Letter: Oregon needs new primary system (May 11, 2022)

Editor: I am not alone in refusing to be identified as either a Republican or Democrat. Right now I don’t like either party, so I am registered as nothing ... independent.  Therefore, my ballot lists only a few judges and Labor Commission...


Letter: Killing rationale makes us odd (May 11, 2022)

Editor: We humans are weird. Worldwide, we slaughter each other in our many wars. In the USA we kill about 48,000 persons by car and about 21,000 with guns (gun suicides excluded) every year. In some of our states we still have the death penalty. In...


Letter: Vote in support of Linn-Benton bond (May 11, 2022)

Editor: As a proud member of the Sweet Home community and our beloved Mid-Valley, and as chair of the Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education, I ask you to please vote “yes” on the LBCC bond measure. Passing the LBCC bond means directly...


Letter: Current Sheriff not an incumbent (May 11, 2022)

Editor: In regard to the election story beginning on the bottom of the front page of the April 4 issue of The New Era, the reference describing Sheriff Michelle Duncan as an incumbent was wrong. This flies in the face of what this country stands...


Commentary: Oregon should lose charter restrictions (May 11, 2022)

By Dr. Eric Fruits This week is National Charter Schools Week. Oregon passed charter school legislation in 1999, and today, families can choose from more than 130 charter schools for their students. During the pandemic, enrollment in online charter s...


From Our Files (May 11, 2022)

May 11, 1972 Tammy Williams, 14, was taken to the hospital following a bike accident on Pleasant Valley Road. The accident occurred when she lost control of her bike after dogs ran onto the road as she was riding downhill. She was treated for cuts...

 By Scott Swanson    News    May 11, 2022

National Day of Prayer

Sweet Home pastors and residents, above, gather at City Hall at noon Thursday, May 5, for National Day of Prayer. Other gatherings were held during the day at the School District Administration...


Linn County appoints deputy district attorneys

Robert Beaver, Melissa Allison and Jace Cook have joined the Linn County District Attorney's Office as deputy district attorneys. Beaver, 29, is a North Carolina native and North Carolina State...


Around Town (May 11, 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....


Sheriff's dispatcher facing theft charges over paid leave

A Linn County Sheriff’s dispatcher who, in 2020 was named the department’s Dispatcher of the Year, is facing charges of stealing thousands of dollars from the agency over three years. Tara Ann Trudell, 34, of Albany, is accused of seven counts...


Public Safety (May 11, 2022)

May 2 11:28 a.m. - A deputy assisted the California Highway Patrol, which had located a dumped vehicle from Oregon in its jurisdiction. 41000 block of Nichol Drive. 10:13 p.m. - Caller reported kayaks stolen from a residential detached shop in the...


Lebanon police and Linn County sheriff logs, April 29-May 5, 2022

April 29 12:38 p.m. - Brandon Kyle Alexander, 31, was cited for a Linn County Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of possession of heroin, an Albany Municipal Court warrant for second-degree theft, and a Marion County...

 By Cathryn Arndt    News    May 11, 2022

Dipping into the health benefits of chocolate

Mother’s Day just slipped by, and it’s likely that many of you indulged in a food hailed as a “heart healthy food”: chocolate. Let’s talk about it and take a brief peek into its health...


Linn County OKs budget for 2022-23

After four days of deliberations, the six-member Linn County Budget Committee last week approved a budget of $221,838,213 for fiscal year 2022-23. The current operating budget is $215,343,377. The approved budget is scheduled to be officially adopted...


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