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Articles from the May 23, 2018 edition

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 By Sarah Brown    News    May 23, 2018

Boxing Parkinson's

In the blue corner, from Sweet Home and coming in at 72 years old, we have Ralph Anderegg. And in the red corner, also hailing from Sweet Home and coming in at 65, we have Steve Burgess. Ladies and...

 

Christmas Tree ornament contest offers trip for two to Washington D.C.

Hikers in the Willamette National Forest have an opportunity to win prizes by finding glass Christmas tree ornaments hidden along trails in the Sweet Home Ranger District and the three other ranger districts in the forest. The ornament hunt was...

 

Former chamber director arrested; charged with theft, fraud

Sweet Home police arrested the former executive director of the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce Friday morning, May 25.. Katrina Crabtree, who separated from the chamber in March 2017, was charged with first-degree theft and four counts of fraudulent...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Forum attendees learn about district response to threats

The Sweet Home School District and Sweet Home Police Department have two different programs to deal with real or imagined threats that arise in local schools, attendees at the district's first...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Contractor selected for Junior High project

The Sweet Home School Board agreed Thursday evening, May 17, to enter negotiations with Gerding Builders of Corvallis to serve as contract manager and general contractor for the Sweet Home Junior High School renovation project beginning this summer....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 23, 2018

Hindmarsh, Somatis named valedictorians; Tow is salutatorian

Two Sweet Home High School seniors have been named valedictorians and one as salutatorian for the school's graduation ceremonies, scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 8 at Husky Stadium. The two...

 

Bertha Compton

Feb. 3, 1939 - May 19, 2018 Bertha Compton, 79, of Sweet Home died May 19, 2018. She was born Feb. 3, 1939 in Park Falls, Wisc. to August and Viola (Cain) Marcks. Her family moved to Sweet Home in...

 

Jacqueline Daily

June 16, 1936 - May 18, 2018 Jacqueline Bernice Daily, 81, of Sweet Home died May 18, 2018. She was born June 16, 1936 in Chelsea, Vt. to Alton C. and Marion L. (Pollard) Greene. She was born and raised in Vermont and New Hampshire. She moved to the...

 

Deborah Pappas

Jan. 9, 1955 - May 18, 2018 Deborah Ruby (Whitson) Pappas, 63, of Sweet Home died May 18, 2018. She was born Jan. 9, 1955 in Ventura, Calif. to Roy and Edith (Marshall) Whitson. She attended and...

 

Martha Rivers

Oct. 3, 1934 - May 17, 2018 Martha Jane Rivers, 83, of Sweet Home died May 17, 2018. She was born Oct. 3, 1934 in Chickasha, Okla. to Clarence B. and Linnie Jewel (Cluck) Houx. She married Albert...

 

Harold Turner

Dec. 1, 1953 - May 18, 2018 Harold Eugene Turner, 64, of Sweet Home died May 18, 2018. He was born Dec. 1, 1953 in Omaha, Neb. to Frances Jane (Reed) Turner. He spent most of his early adulthood...

 

Sharon Rose Meacham Roth

Aug. 5, 1938 - April 16, 2018 Sharon Rose Meacham Roth passed away quietly in her sleep April 16, 2018. Sharon was born Aug. 5, 1938 in Klamath Falls to Hugh and Rose Meacham. She moved to the Sweet...

 

Planners for Christmas Tree celebration seeking some help

The Planning Committee working on the big celebration in November that will surround the departure of the Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington D.C. needs local volunteers to help put the event...

 

Capitol Christmas Tree is big opportunity – to get involved

This Capitol Christmas Tree deal is big. That became obvious early on to everyone, who tended to be mostly public officials, who showed up in January for the announcement that the Sweet Home Ranger District is privileged to provide the 75-foot...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Council agrees to explore alternatives to water billing formula

Editor’s note: In last week’s (May 16, 2018) edition of The New Era, a story about city water rates incorrectly reported that the City Council reached a consensus on new water rates. The story should have reported that the City Council reached a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Budget proposal to include two new police sergeant positions

The proposed 2018-19 city budget will add one new police officer while creating two new sergeant positions in an effort to ensure a supervisor is working 24 hours a day. City Manager Ray Towry told the Budget Committee during its meeting Thursday eve...

 

Public Safety May 23, 2018

May 21 1:14 a.m. - Travis Gary Hummer, 32, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of misdemeanor driving while suspended, Albany. Cited and released. May 20 8:41 a.m....

 

Tangent man killed in SH motorcycle crash

A Tangent man was killed early Tuesday morning, May 18, in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Mountain View Road and Ames Creek Drive. Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn said his office was notified of a collision at that location at...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Schools budget includes pool equipment, PERS changes

The Sweet Home School District Budget Committee approved the proposed 2018-19 budget Thursday evening, May 17. The budget moves on the School Board for a public hearing and adoption during its regular meeting on June 11. The General Fund is $25.8 mil...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Students' efforts to unearth 1973 capsule are frustrated

The Sweet Home High School AP History class dropped by the Sweet Home Wastewater Treatment Plant Thursday morning, May 17, to attempt to dig up a time capsule buried by the class of 1973. Students...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

New Husky Field sign reflects students' handiwork

A new sign is taking shape at Husky Field as Sweet Home School District staffers work on it between other projects, repairs and maintenance. Last year, a new metal image of a Husky created by metals...

 

Huskies romp into softball tournament with 9-3 win over Hidden Valley

Ally Tow ripped a shot over the fence Thursday afternoon to spark a 9-3 victory at home against Hidden Valley in the play-in round of Huskies softball. Sweet Home will face McLoughlin High School in...

 

Tough Brookings squad ends Huskies' baseball run

A promising start turned sour Friday at Brookings as the Huskies baseball team lost an early lead and then the game 5-3 to Brookings-Harbor in the play-in round of state playoffs. "Brookings was...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

SHFAD's $3.2 million budget proposal includes personnel, equipment

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Budget Committee approved a $3.2 million budget on May 15. The budget is an increase of $600,000 over the 2017-18 budget. The bulk of the revenue increase is in the district’s beginning fund balance, an...

 

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