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Articles from the June 10, 2020 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    June 10, 2020

Graduates get to finish line

If good things do indeed come in small packages, that may be the best way to describe the two days of graduation ceremonies held Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, at Sweet Home High School. In 23...

 By Scott Swanson    News    June 10, 2020

Board OKs $45.96M budget

Sweet Home School Board members unanimously approved the district's 2020-21 budget Monday, June 8, in a meeting held at Sweet Home Junior High. Six board members were present for the vote: Debra Brown...


SH enters Phase 2 of post-COVID

Sweet Home and Linn County are moving into Phase 2 of the recovery process after the coronavirus shutdown, after the county received approval from the governor’s office last week. Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday, June 4, that residents of 26...


Toddler killed by truck in 'tragic' accident

A 2-year-old girl was killed when she was struck by a pickup in Sweet Home Friday morning, June 5. According to police, at approximately 10:04 a.m. Friday, Sweet Home Police Department and the Sweet...


Betty Irene Danielson

April 18, 1933 - June 4, 2020 Betty Irene Danielson, 87, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. She was born April 18, 1933 in South Bend, Ind. to Laurel Ben and Esther Grace (Fowler) Rodgers. She had... Full story


Ernest 'Ernie' Marion Baxter

Feb. 18, 1938 - June 1, 2020 Ernest “Ernie” Marion Baxter, 82, of Sweet Home passed away June 1, 2020. He was born Feb. 18, 1938 in Grand Junction, Colo. to Warren and Mabel (Barker) Baxter. He... Full story


Shelby Rose Simonis

Aug. 24, 2003 - May 23, 2020 On May 23, 2020 Shelby Rose Simonis, age 16, daughter of Jim and Amy (Heath) Simonis, passed away with her older brother, Caleb Frank Simonis, in a fatal car crash.... Full story


Caleb Frank Simonis

June 9, 2000 - May 23, 2020 On May 23, 2020, Caleb Frank Simonis, age 19, son of Jim and Amy (Heath) Simonis, passed away with his younger sister, Shelby Rose Simonis, in a fatal car crash. Caleb... Full story


Lloyd Nixon

April 23, 1935 – June 4, 2020 Lloyd Fredrick Nixon, 85, of Sweet Home, died June 4, 2020 at his home following a battle with ALS. He was born April 23, 1935 in Sweet Home, the son of Charles and... Full story


PEO-DD awards scholarships

Sweet Home Chapter PEO, Chapter DD, has announced its annual scholarship winners. Recipients are all Sweet Home-area residents. Sidney Nichol will be awarded $2,000 for the Marguerite Scholarship....


Coadys mark 70th anniversary

Les and Delores Coady celebrated 70 years of marriage on May 27 with family members. The Coadys married in Roseburg and lived in Reedsport for two years before moving to Sweet Home 68 years ago. They...

 By Scott Swanson    Opinion    June 10, 2020

Tumultuous times breed confusing emotions

These are certainly tumultuous times. June’s been a wild month, so far; certainly not what many of us expected as we cruised merrily into a new year back in January. Our staff can recall a lot of people (around us, anyway) anticipating “a good...


Awesome response from community

Editor: I am once again left in awe and amazed at our little town of Sweet Home. I personally experienced and was on the receiving end of this community’s outpouring of love at 10 years old.  Since then I have seen it time and time again....


Racial tension is our own fault

Editor: Re: race. The white race brought Africans/slavery to America (land of the free), refused to follow through with repatriation, enacted anti-literacy laws and have mercilessly discriminated against them in every conceivable form and in every...


Graduation efforts made for fun time

Editor: Just feel the need to comment on the exceptional effort and planning for our 2020 SHUHS graduates. The New Era had an excellent write-up for all of them. The city displayed the banners on Main Street. The community came out in force,...


If wearing a mask, do it correctly

Editor: Lots of people in local fast food places, as well as Safeway, are wearing masks with the nose sticking out. Not OK. Just something to consider. Christine Falconer Sweet Home...


Around Town July 10, 2020

Foster Dam road closures this week The road over Foster Dam will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. The road will be fully closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic in order for...


Public Safety Log June 10, 2020

June 6 1:09 a.m. - Deputies assisted a driver getting her vehicle out of a ditch after one tire slid off the road, Foster Dam Road and North River. June 5 12:36 a.m. - Caller reported an occupied...

 By Scott Swanson    News    June 10, 2020

City applying for federal COVID aid funds

The City of Sweet Home is applying for a federal grant that would fund public facilities and housing improvements for low- and moderate-income residents, and childcare services for local healthcare...


Cate wins GOP primary as Sword concedes race

Jami Cate is officially the winner of the Republican primary race for the Oregon House District 17 seat. Scott Sword, who trailed Cate by 34 votes going into last week, announced early Friday morning, June 5, that he was conceding. “I am sorry to...

 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 10, 2020

Allison Miner, Zach Luttmer named Athletes of the Year

The Sweet Home High School Booster Club named Zach Luttmer and Allison Miner its Booster Club Boy and Girl of the Year in a virtual presentation hosted by wrestling Coach Steve Thorpe and club...


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