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Articles from the June 22, 2022 edition

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 News    June 22, 2022 

Sweet Home Safety Fair

The annual Jim Bean Safety Fair returned in full force to Sweet Home Saturday, June 18, featuring lots of exhibits, bike and other giveaways, and a cone course that youngsters rode through to...

 By Benny Westcott    News    June 22, 2022 

Downtown landowners talk vacancies

Several local business owners came to the table Monday, June 20, to discuss with city councilors what can be done about vacant buildings downtown, among other things. Peter Miner, who is considering...

 By Benny Westcott    News    June 22, 2022 

Planning Commission OKs subdivision

The Sweet Home Planning Commission at its June 16 meeting voted 6-0 to allow the Albany-based Cordle Construction LLC to subdivide a 193,625-square-foot property west of 45th Avenue into 18 lots. Commissioners Jeffrey Parker, David Lowman, Jamie Melc...

 By Benny Westcott    News    June 22, 2022 

Council discusses Tune It Up Tuesdays

The Sweet Home City Council on June 14 discussed a change of location for the Oregon Jamboree's Tune It Up Tuesdays, after Steelhead Strength and Fitness manager David Bauer requested that it not...

 News    June 22, 2022 

Linn County assumes control over Cascadia Park

Linn County has managed and maintained Cascadia State Park for three years and on Tuesday morning, June 14, the Board of Commissioners agreed to take over permanent ownership of the historical spot...

 News    June 22, 2022 

Sweet Home Junior High School eighth-graders move on

Sweet Home Junior High promoted 171 eighth-graders in a ceremony held Wednesday, June 15, at Husky Field. See more photos in our online gallery....


Louise Nivison

Louise Nivison, 93, died June 17, 2022, at her home in Foster. She was born at home on Sept. 18, 1928, to Stephen and Mary Holcomb on their farm in Woodinville, Wash. She went on to graduate with... Full story


Death Notices (June 22, 2022)

Arne Robert Gerard, 71, of Lebanon, died June 15, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit Gregory Martin Ponzoha, 77, of Portland, died June 19, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral... Full story


Charles Eugene McIntyre

A celebration of life for Charles "Chuck" Eugene McIntyre, 50, of Sweet Home, who died June 3, 2022, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Melcher Fun Forest. To find the location, drive to... Full story

 News    June 22, 2022 

Hometown Surprise

Lynetta (McLain) Corley thought she was going to celebrate her 75th birthday on June 11 at The Point restaurant with her husband Jim. Instead, 15 family members surprised her by coming to the...


Letter: Schools still safe place for kids (June 22, 2022)

Editor: On June 6, Michael Gerson wrote the following sentence in an editorial of the Washington Post: “In a recent CBS-YouGov poll, 44 percent of Republicans agreed that mass shootings are ‘unfortunately something we have to accept’ in a free...


Letter: Truth unchanging, unlike opinion (June 22, 2022)

Editor: Kudos on the editorial in the June 15 edition advising the graduates (and all of us) to seek the Truth. Not “my truth” or “your truth” which is the popular phrase now-a-days, but The Truth with a capital “T”. Many people use the...


Letter: Caption for track photo poor choice (June 22, 2022)

Editor: Regarding one of the photos from the elementary school track meet. The caption reads “Ryker Gourly, of Hawthorne, who is blind, with helper Jessika Brendle, right, gets a ribbon after competing in the 100 meters. P.E. teacher John Mithen...


Letter: Music's benefits go far beyond pleasure (June 22, 2022)

Editor: My personal experience learning music on the trumpet started at the age of 5. Being encouraged to continue playing through the many tough stages in learning music has had a positive impact throughout my life. Being in performing groups...


Letter: Abortion is civil issue, not church's (June 22, 2022)

Editor: I want to talk about the separation of church and state. Our constitution declares that no religion shall have legal effect on the general populace. And the government shall not demand obedience to any particular religious concept. It’s the...


From Our Files (June 22, 2022)

June 22, 1972 Lumber consumption in the U.S. in 1972 is estimated to set a new all-time record of about 46 billion board feet. The National Forest Products Assn. forecasts consumption of softwood lumber at 38 billion board feet, far above any other...

 By Scott Swanson    News    June 22, 2022 

Malabago, Markell named SHHS Freshmen of the Year

Ethan Malabago and Peyton Markell have been named this year's Sweet Home High School Freshmen of the Year. The award is decided by SHHS staff members based on academic achievement, extracurricular...

 News    June 22, 2022 

Church provides meals for Foster School staff

Freedom Hill Church members served up an end-of-the-year meal Tuesday, June 14, for staffers at Foster School, which has been "adopted" by the church. "We decided at Freedom Hill to be part of the...


Around Town (June 22, 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....

 News    June 22, 2022 

Public Safety (June 22, 2022)

June 13 1:26 p.m. - Caller reported a female stealing two packs of cigarettes, Main Street Market, 1810 Main St. Officer responded; a report was taken for third-degree theft. Value: $20.88. 1:58 p.m. - Joshua Martin Hughes, 20, was cited and released...

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 News    June 22, 2022 

Bell tolls for video store as Taco Bell arrives

A shovel tears down a portion of what used to be the video store in Santiam Plaza, which will soon be the site of a new Taco Bell, on the northeast corner of 15th and Main. Demolition began Friday....

 News    June 22, 2022 

Real Estate (June 22, 2022)

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during late April and May 2022. These are not properties for sale, and some transactions may represent a change of ownership within a family or...

 By Benny Westcott    Sports    June 22, 2022 

Husky alums get back in action at college level

A wave of Sweet Home athletes have moved on to the college ranks including those who have signed letters of intent just in the last two years. But there are plenty more. So, how are they doing? The New Era takes a look at how former Sweet Home High...

 By Benny Westcott    Sports    June 22, 2022 

Future Huskies face off

In the second photo, Sweet Home Green's Cody Sieminski slides into home, as Eli Cruz watches with bat in hand. In the second photo, Sweet Home Gold's Colton Lindsey ranges for a catch attempt. In the...


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