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Articles from the June 19, 2019 edition

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Local elementary athletes show their stuff at All School Track Meet

Dillan Davis of Oak Heights wins the fifth-grade boys 100-meter final as Ben Perry, left, also of Oak Heights, chases him to the finish line during the All School Track Meet May 10, which included...


High-Profile Entrance

Photos courtesy of Brad Marks Sr. Seventh-grader Bradley Marks, right, got a pretty cool ride to school Friday morning, June 14, the final day of the school year, cruising into the Sweet Home Junior...


Juggling act kicks off

Library Reading Program Juggler Rhys Thomas explains the math that jugglers use to create their patterns during the Summer Reading Program kickoff. At left, Lucas Davey hands a stick to Thomas, who...


Chess Championship

Eighth-graders Vincent Wolfe and Exavier Stratman face off in the Sweet Home Junior High Chess Club’s championships, while, behind them, seventh-grader Jordan Farrell and eighth-grader Jacob Windom...


Tourism Award

The local U.S. Forest Service was honored with a Travel Oregon Industry Achievement Award earlier this spring at the Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism for its performance in producing the...


Donation to SHFAD

Travis Luttmer, an agent with Country Financial Insurance in Corvallis an Sweet Home resident, donates a check, at right, for $1,500 to Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance Battalion Chief Shannon Pettner....


K9 Jamboree to add some zip to this year's Sportsman's Holiday

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Cascade K9 Jamboree is moving its annual fund-raising event, featuring extreme air dock diving, to two days during Sportsman’s Holiday weekend. Connie DeBusschere, a Sweet Home Municipal Court clerk and a local...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 19, 2019

Burn ban, fire season, regulated use begin

Of The New Era Fire season and regulated use officially took effect a minute after midnight Monday morning, June 17. The annual burn ban began Saturday, June 15. The designation applies to all lands...


Public Safety Fair to focus on bikes this Saturday

Bicycle safety is the top priority at the upcoming 12th Annual Jim Bean Memorial Safety and Crime Prevention Fair. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, in the Sweet Home Police Department parking lot, 1950 Main St. Sweet Home Fire...


Public Safety June 19, 2019

June 17 6:03 a.m. - Darrell George Berrigan Jr., 46, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of third-degree theft, Albany. 6:52 a.m. - Officer located a scooter at the entrance to the Police Department, 1950 Main St....


Around Town June 19, 2019

Summer meals available for kids Sweet Home School District offers free lunch and breakfast for kids age 18 and younger at various locations during the summer, from June 19 through Aug. 23. There is no cost and reservations are not required. Meals...


Closing of one of few remaining video stores marks end of era in SH, society

Editor’s note: This is not a typical opinion piece, but this story reflects changing values and practices in our society in a way that makes it kind of a “hybrid” of news and commentary. Hence,...


Death Notices

Violet Ann Green, 57, of Sweet Home died June 10, 2019.  Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit Jessie Marie Burnett Johnson, 98, of Sweet Home died June 13, 2019. Services... Full story


Dorothy Marie Smith

Dorothy Marie Smith, 94, of Sweet Home, died June 13, 2019 at the Oregon Veteran’s Home in Lebanon. She was born on October 1, 1924, in Goodman, Mo. to George and Mary Elizabeth (Marker) Spencer,... Full story


Peggy J. (Johnson) Sheldon

Peggy J. (Johnson) Sheldon, formerly of Sweet Home, died June 12, 2019. She was born July 16, 1931 in Cook, Minn. She spent her early years there with her five brothers, Dennis, Darrel, Randall,... Full story


Verna Elizabeth Bell

Verna Elizabeth (Woodward) Bell 94, of Sweet Home passed away Friday, June 14, 2019. She was born Aug. 31, 1924 in Overton, Neb. to Merritt Ord Woodward and Vivian Lenore (Carpenter) Woodward.Verna wa... Full story


Carolyn Louise Olivier-Pye

Sept. 21, 1939 - June 5, 2019 Carolyn Louise Olivier-Pye, 79, of Sweet Home, died June 5, 2019. She was born in Salem to Ralph Ira and Mary Thelma (Cumming) Alsman. She went to West Salem High School. She moved to Lincoln City in 1958, when she... Full story


Kenneth LaFond

Kenneth M. LaFond, 86, a former Sweet Home resident, died June 4, 2019 in Utah. He was born Feb. 13, 1933 in Lebanon to Lauren and Leanore LaFond. He was one of four siblings. Mr. LaFond served in... Full story


Patsy Sue Lamb Currey

Patsy Sue Lamb Currey, 83, of Sweet Home, went to be with our Lord June 6, 2019. She was born July 23, 1935 in Hamilton, Texas, to Oliver and Ovella Lamb. When she was 5, she and her younger sister,... Full story


Joseph Dimick Sr.

Joseph Dimick Sr., 63, of Sweet Home died June 14, 2019. He was born Jan. 4, 1956 in Lebanon to Wiley Elvin and Betty Charmaine (Engen) Dimick.  He was a life-long resident of Sweet Home.  Mr.... Full story


Meet the Court: 2019 Sportsman's Holiday Princess Makayla

Sportsman’s Holiday Court Princess Makayla Griffin’s goal is to represent her community in the best light she can. Griffin, 17, is the daughter of Jennifer Walczyk and Jeramie Griffin. She has...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 19, 2019

Augustadt's departure triggers administrative shuffle in schools

Of The New Era With the departure of one administrator, Sweet Home School District will shuffle some front offices next school year and welcome a Sweet Home High School graduate back to the...


Councilors look at other cities as they ponder rates

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era City of Sweet Home water bills are at the upper end of a group of similarly sized cities, but comparisons of operational costs among different cities is difficult, thanks to a variety of variables. That’s the...


SH teen dies in crash

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era A 19-year-old Sweet Home man was found dead after crashing into trees along Upper Calapooia Drive Wednesday, June 12, after crashing into some trees, Sheriff Jim Yon...


SHJH 8th-graders move on

Sweet Home Junior High Principal Colleen Henry stands by as Melody Windom gives a speech to her classmates during the June 12 eighth-grade celebration and promotion held at Husky Field. At right,...


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