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Articles from the June 29, 2022 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    June 29, 2022

Sweet rides, all in a row

A line of 1960s classics draws visitors at this year's Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show, held Saturday, June 25, on the field below Sweet Home Junior High. Although the number of cars on display at the...

 

Change near for The New Era's production

Changes are coming for The New Era, starting with next week’s edition. The company that has produced The New Era for many years has recently announced it will no longer print newspapers, which has caused a scramble for local weekly newspapers that...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 29, 2022

Farmers Market back in full force

After a period of reduced presence due to COVID-19, Sweet Home's Farmers Market is back on Tuesday afternoons in the square between the old City Hall and the library, between 12th and 13th avenues...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 29, 2022

Icebox Cookoff ready to launch barbecue weekend

Barbecuing may be a Fourth of July tradition, but this Independence Day weekend, the 2022 Sweet Home Icebox Cookoff is taking it to a whole new level. This year's three-day event, which is free for...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 29, 2022

Artist finds his voice through his work

Ammon Knight knows how it feels to be intelligent and yet not have a language to communicate from within. It wasn't until he started painting that he was able to find his language, and now he wants...

 

Gregory Joseph Ponzoha

Gregory Joseph Ponzoha, 77, died June 19, 2022, at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, in Vancouver, Wash. Greg was born in Raymond, Wash. He was the oldest of seven children, and the firstborn son of... Full story

 

Duane Bate

Duane Bate, 66, of Sweet Home, died May 30, 2022, in Roseburg. He was born Nov. 13, 1955 in Lebanon to Barb and Ken Bate. Mr. Bate was a consummate outdoors man, who enjoyed hiking, fishing, hunting, climbing and biking. Anything and everything... Full story

 

Esther Bennett

Esther Elizabeth Bennett, 90, a longtime former Sweet Home resident, died June 4, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. She was born at home on May 23, 1932 to her American parents, John and Ruth Biery Bennett,... Full story

 

Death Notice (June 29, 2022)

Scott Richard Reiling, 52, of Sweet Home, died June 20, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www. sweethomefuneral.com.... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    Opinion    June 29, 2022

Editorial: Circumstances beyond our control forcing delivery change at The New Era (June 29, 2022)

I often tell people that the news business is never boring. The easiest way to describe community newspaper production is it’s a very schedule-oriented business that operates in a constantly fluctuating, sometimes very chaotic, environment. You...

 

From Our Files (June 29, 2022)

June 29, 1972 The Sweet Home City Council voted to try to purchase the old Forest Service guard station at Quartzville for recreational and education purposes. There would be no cost of the 3.2-acre parcel to the city, and maintenance costs are...

 

County looks to vote on production of psilocybin mushrooms

Linn County residents will have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to allow the production of psilocybin mushrooms outside of incorporated cities on the November ballot, Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed...

 

Pacific Power prepared for summer

As temperatures approach triple digits across parts of the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Power prepares for higher demands on the grid from both record temperatures and increased customer need. “We’ve taken steps for grid hardening, in particular...

 

Blood drives scheduled in mid-valley

As summer begins and people gather for holiday celebrations, the American Red Cross reminds communities that patients are counting on blood and platelet donors, especially around the Fourth of July....

 

Commissioners approve 2022-23 county budget

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker adopted the county’s budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year during a brief meeting Thursday morning, June 23. The budget had previously been approved by the Budget Committee...

 

Around Town (June 29, 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. Al...

 

Public Safety (June 29, 2022)

June 20 1:10 a.m. - Kayla Sherwood, 28, of Corvallis, was cited and released on warrants, 44900 block of Quartzville Road. Report taken. 2:08 a.m. - Steven Ballweber, 33, of Sweet Home, was cited and released on warrants., 43300 block of North River...

 

LEGO artists invited to submit for fair

LEGO fans of all ages are encouraged to enter their creations in the Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Department at the Linn County Fair. Register entries online at linncountyfair.com/exhibitors, then bring them to an open class intake between noon and 5 p.m....

 

Lebanon man dies in motorcycle crash

A Lebanon man died Saturday evening, June 25, in a motorcycle crash near milepost 55 on Highway 20, about 25 miles east of Sweet Home. The accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. According to the Oregon State Police, 57-year-old Mark Nelson was...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 29, 2022

Horton finds retirement on menu after 18 years serving SHSD

After 18 years serving as the Sweet Home School District's nutrition services director, Milli Horton has retired from that role, which she started in the summer of 2004. Her last official day was June...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    June 29, 2022

Teacher's autograph albums full of notes from 'dear friends'

Among the more unexpected finds at the East Linn Museum are two small autograph albums and a photocopy of a third. Some of us might remember having such collections as young ladies in grade school....

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    June 29, 2022

Veterinary school 'waste of time' proves valuable in SH

Neurology, the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system, in early-1970s veterinary medicine always seemed like a waste of time to me. In school, we seemed to spend untold hours learning...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 29, 2022

SHFAD board approves $446,769 budget increase for 2022-23

At its Tuesday, June 21, meeting, the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's board unanimously adopted the district's 2022-23 fiscal year budget. The adopted budget includes General Fund...

 

Sweet Home Senior Center News and Activities (June 29, 2022)

Monthly News -- Linn Shuttle will provide rides to the fireworks viewing area off Clark Mill Road during Sportsman’s Holiday on Saturday, July 9. Pickups will start qt 7:15 p.m. at the Senior Center, with another stop at the new City Hall. Buses...

 

Santiam Horse Camp to reopen

Santiam Horse Camp in the Santiam State Forest, south of Gates and north of Green Peter Lake, reopens to campers beginning Friday, July 1. Reservations will be accepted after that date by visit reserveamerica.com and searching for “Santiam Horse...

 

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