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Articles from the May 27, 2020 edition

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$29.4M city budget OK'd by committee

The City of Sweet Home Budget Committee voted to approve the proposed 2020-21 city budget on Tuesday May 19. The committee tabled motions to approve the budget and levy taxes during its previous meeting on May 14 and then held off voting for it...

 

Sweet Home teens killed in Hwy. 228 crash

Two Sweet Home teens were killed and their younger sister was severely injured early Saturday, May 23, in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 228 near Milepost 10, in the Sunset Lane area, east of...

 
 By Megan Stewart    News    May 27, 2020

7 to lead SHHS graduation

Sweet Home High School has announced six valedictorians and one salutatorian to lead the Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies, which will be held June 4 and 5. The valedictorians, Megan Hager,...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 27, 2020

Spenger wins, Cate leads election

Current State House District 17 Rep. Sherrie Sprenger won the Republican primary for Linn County Commissioner Position 3 with 65.79 percent of the vote during the May 19 primary election. With 10,947...

 

Roy Harold Cederstam

Feb. 27, 1931 - May 12, 2020 Roy Harold Cederstam, 89, passed away in peace May 12, 2020 with his son and daughter by his side. Roy had been residing at Brookside Manor in Hood River for the past six... Full story

 

Graduation to include small ceremonies, processional

Sweet Home High School will hold its graduation ceremony over two days, June 4 and 5, in carefully scheduled small groups of seven students and guests, who will meet in the Main Gymnasium as graduates receive their diplomas. Steve Thorpe, who is...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    Opinion    May 27, 2020

Goodbye to newspaper, but not to SH

This is my last week at The New Era. To the day, it’s been 24.5 years since I started working for Debbie Paul and Alex Paul, who loves to tell people about seeing me getting out of my car for an interview. He leaned over and told Debbie, “I hope...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 27, 2020

Land use panel overturns county rezone near Crawfordsville

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals has reversed a decision made last year by the Linn County Board of Commissioners allowing the rezoning of 108 acres off Crawfordsville Drive from farm forest to...

 

Hawaiians' response to shutdown is family-focused

By Andrew Allen As I write, the island of Hawaii has zero active cases of coronavirus. Yes, we are still sheltering in place at home until the end of the month, along with a 14-day quarantine for visitors to the state. Things are slowly turning on,...

 

Around Town May 27, 2020

Elks Drago golf tournament open The Sweet Home Elks are holding their annual Howard Drago Memorial Golf Tournament June 19-21 in a little different fashion than usual at Pineway Golf Course. Each team will receive 18 holes of golf for each player, a...

 

Public Safety Log May 27, 2020

May 22 4:45 a.m. - Caller reported someone entered his vehicle and took things, 900 block of 23rd. Report taken. Loss valued at $519. 9:19 p.m. - Abandoned travel trailer tagged for removal, 49000...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 27, 2020

Seniors devote seamstress skills to maskmaking efforts

More people are stepping into the public sphere as Phase 1 of Gov. Kate Brown's reopening plan for Oregon gains momentum, but if you do, the Jolly Stitchers at the Senior Center have you covered....

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    May 27, 2020

Vivid memories linger from ground hallowed by sacrifice

We hurried across the cow bridge at the upper end of Uncle Dutch’s farm. We were in a hurry because we planned to hunt up to the Bartlett farm this afternoon. This would require us to cross Catching Creek one more time, and that crossing would have...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 27, 2020

Dam inspections indicate Foster, Green Peter in good shape

After conducting its five-year inspections on Foster and Green Peter dams last week, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found nothing unexpected or out of the ordinary. Every five years, the Corps...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 27, 2020

City: Daily savings from pipe leak fix 359,000 gallons day

Data collected by the city Public Works Department continues to confirm that repair of a massive water leak on the north end of 9th Avenue has solved a large percentage of the water lost in Sweet Home’s water system. During the past month, the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 27, 2020

Chief: Thanks to those who 'honor our fallen'

Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn offered his thanks to those who keep the memories of U.S. heroes alive Monday at Gilliland Cemetery as part of the annual Memorial Day Service held there by the...

 

County COVID-19 total now 116

Linn County had seven new reported cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning, May 25, for a total of 116 cases so far, up from 109 one week earlier and 103 the week before that. The county’s death toll reached has nine, according to information...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 27, 2020

SHFAD Budget Committee approves 2.6% budget increase

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Budget Committee last week approved an increase of about 2.6 percent in General Fund expenditures for fiscal 2020-21. Committee members met May 19 to consider the proposed budget. With their approval, the...

 

City Council to hold special meeting Tuesday for public input on local housing, community development needs

The Sweet Home City Council is holding a special meeting Tuesday evening, June 2, to take input from the public on community development and housing needs, particularly those of low- and moderate-income residents, as well as other needs that could... Full story

 

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