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Articles from the June 26, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    June 26, 2019

Tucker to retire from County Commission

Of The New Era Will Tucker has decided not to run again for his seat on the County Commission in the 2020 election. But he emphasizes he’s not “calling it quits.” “That’s not quite what I...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 26, 2019

SH girls get taste of firefighting at academy

Of The New Era Twenty girls attended the second annual Linn County Young Women's Fire Academy, hosted last weekend by the Lebanon Fire District headquarters. Among them were Sweet Home ladies Chloe Ty...

 

South wins All-Star baseball series

Colton Smith, left, and Nate Virtue hold plaques commemorating their team’s victory in the annual All-Star Baseball series June 15-16. Their team, the South, who signed the jersey , bottom, lost...

 

Learning Safety the Fun Way

Miranda Chelstad, 8, center, aided by Kimi Nash, takes aim at a target during an archery activity at the Sweet Home Public Safety Fair Saturday, June 22, in the Police Department parking lot, as...

 

SHHS students focus energy on Foster Forest restoration

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Sweet Home High School natural resources program has taken up a off-and-on effort to turn the woods on the southeast side of Foster School into an outdoor...

 

Doug Peargin named swimming Coach of the Year – for 7th time

Sweet Home Coach Doug Peargin was named this year’s Coach of the Year for 4A-3A-2A-1A girls swimming at the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association banquet in May. Peargin’s girls swimmers won their...

 

Sweet Home Municipal Court Proceedings June 12

June 12 – Arneson, Jackalyn E., guilty by default, expired registration or plates, fined $265, license suspended; driving uninsured, fined $1,015, license suspended. –Blondin, Keith A., guilty by default, driving while suspended, fined $2,015,...

 

All-League Huskies

These athletes are among those who earned All-League or All-State – or equivalent – honors for spring sports. In front, from left, are Sunhee Bitter, Softball, First Team All-League Infielder; Hon...

 

Circuit Court: Local woman pleads no contest to vehicle theft

Carrie Lynn Whitten of Sweet Home pleaded no contest May 28 in Linn County Circuit Court to unauthorized use of a vehicle and was sentenced to 40 days in jail with credit for time served, 18 months probation and a one-year license suspension. She...

 

Real estate sold in east Linn County – May 2019

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during May 2019. These are not properties for sale, and some transactions may represent a change of ownership within a family or corporation. Pro...

 

Progress at the Junior High

Contractors from R.J. Armstrong prepare to pour concrete for the new offices after pouring the new gym floor at Sweet Home Junior High, kicking off the summer construction phase of the project on...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 26, 2019

Business: Demand for storage spurs 50 percent expansion by local firm

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era In response to demand for more storage units, the Storage Depot has added about 50 percent more units to its complex at 4199 Hwy 20. Manager Mike Klassen said the...

 

Public Safety June 26, 2019

June 24 5 a.m. - Officer located plates on the wrong vehicle, 1200 block of 23rd. Plates seized. 5:32 a.m. - Erik K. Lafond, 36, of Sweet Home arrested on Linn County warrants for failure to appear on original charge of fourth-degree assault and...

 

House burns on 27th Avenue

Flames are visible in a window, above as firefighters approach a house at 1190 27th Ave. Friday morning, June 21. At right, smoke pours from the eaves and windows after firefighters put water on the...

 

Around Town – June 26, 2019

Breakfast at Elks Sunday morning The Elkettes of Sweet Home serve breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. every first and third Sunday of the month at the Elks Lodge #1972, 440 Osage St. All you can eat for $7, and children under 12 for $3.50. Proceeds benefit...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 26, 2019

Library ukulele gathering proves popular across age spectrum

Of The New Era That stereotype of a librarian quietly shushing patrons is right out the window early on Thursday afternoons at the Sweet Home Library, when a group of up to nine ukulele players gather...

 

Issues in Salem bigger than just laws

It’s been a wild end of the week in Salem. Of course, from the perspective of much of rural Oregon, it’s been wild since early February, the start of the long legislative session, in early February. As of last week, of the 2,765 measures...

 

Proposed tower unnecessarily tall

Editor: I want to thank the city, its workers, and all the volunteers that put in the time and effort to make our town beautiful. From the remodel of Sankey Park to the murals and flowers that grace downtown’s Main Street, you can be justifiably...

 

Sweet Home High School Spring Honor Roll

Seniors 4.00 – Christian Black, Sarah Hewitt, Alisha Isabell, Sydney Mauer, Austin Olin, Ella Parker, Zachary Parkhurst, Maddie Peeks, Benjamin Prevish, Lace-Anna Shiffert, Jake Swanson, Kennedi Waldrop and Angeleah Williams. Seniors 3.50-3.99 ...

 

Sweet Home Sweet Ride car show Saturday

The 11th annual Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show will be held Saturday morning, June 29, at the south end of Husky Field, below the Sweet Home Junior High. Gates open at 7 a.m., said Kimi Nash, who is o...

 

Sweet Home Junior High Spring Honor Roll

Eighth Grade 4.00 – Taryn Abbott, Brookelynn Burke, Leilanie Chao, Zoey Erevia, Alexis Franklin, Kylie Hayes, Rylie Hooley, Christopher Kurtz, Isaac Lindsey, Avery Nelson, Amadia Newcomer, Michael Northern, Grace Parker, Jackson Parrish, Nora...

 

East Linn Christian Academy Second Semester Honor Roll

High School 4.00 – Aden Aerni, Gavin Baker, Emma Bowler, Madeline Bowler, Susannah Cray, Shayla Hatfield, Benjamin Johnson, Elias Johnson, Josiah Johnson, Kelly Ogden, Elijah Peters, Joanna Reardon, Ethan Slayden, Ronalee Train, Caleb Vandehey and...

 

2019 Chips 'n' Splinters Mystery Performers Clues

Below are clues, provided by event organizers, to the identity of two Mystery Performers, who will appear at this year’s Chips ’n’ Splinters show, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Sweet Home High...

 

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