Articles from the July 3, 2019 edition

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11th Annual Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show For Kids

A 1955 Chevy Nomad, owned by Ken Jones of Springfield is on display Saturday, June 29, at the 11th Annual Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show in Sweet Home. For more on the event, see our photo gallery,...


SH places second in summer hoops tourney

The high school boys basketball team returned Friday, July 26, from an 18-team camp in Newport to end their summer season. The Huskies opened their season at a 16-team tournament at Cascade where they lost in the championship game, said Coach Drew...


New library reading program features dogs

Children have the chance to practice with books by reading to dogs in a new program hosted by the Sweet Home Public Library The program runs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays. “Joy (Kistner, library assistant) went to Albany to observe their dog...


Youth Advisory Committee to host Leadership Summit

The Sweet Home Youth Advisory Council is offering its second annual Youth Leadership Summit. The Saturday, July 27, event is open to all junior high- and high school-age students, including those who graduated in 2019. The goal of the event is to...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 3, 2019

Councilors approve deal for final wastewater plant design

Of The New Era The City Council last week approved a proposal for Murraysmith engineering services to provide final design and construction management services for the Wastewater Treatment Plant improvement project. The project, which carries a...


Pacific Power withdraws tower request

Pacific Power last week withdrew a request for a variance for a wireless communication tower. The Sweet Home Planning Commission had been scheduled to hold a public hearing on the variance Monday evening. Pacific Power has found a location that does...


Wildland fire school helps firefighters ready for real thing

By Scott Swanson Of The New Era After weathering a 12-hour deluge that left more than 2 inches of rainfall on Sweet Home Thursday, firefighters from the Interagency Wildland Firefighting School held...


Carport fire at Foster Apartments

Firefighters responded at 4:19 p.m. Friday, June 28, to a fire that burned a carport and maintenance room at the Foster apartment complex, 5351 Poplar St. Battalion Chief Eli Harris said, based on...


Public Safety – July 3, 2019

July 1 3:23 a.m. - Jeffrey Michael Clark, 49, arrested by Oregon State Police on Sweet Home warrant for fialure to appear on original charge of second-degree disorderly conduct. 3:56 a.m. - Anna Rochelle House, 35, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for...


Around Town – July 3, 2019

No lunch served at schools July 4, 5 Sweet Home School District offers free lunch and breakfast for kids age 18 and younger at various locations during the summer, through Aug. 23. No lunch will be served July 4-5 and Aug. 1-2. There is no cost and...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 3, 2019

Council rejects plant operator's request for fee increase

Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council last week rejected a request by Jacobs Engineering Group to increase by 3 percent the fee it charges the city to operate and maintain Sweet Home’s water and wastewater treatment plants. “We have sent...

 By Scott Swanson    Opinion    July 3, 2019

Newspaper economics – 2019 style

Observant readers may have noticed the new cover price on the front page of today’s issue: $1.50. Not really a lot of money in today’s world, but a pretty significant jump from the dollar you would have paid for copy off the rack a week ago....


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 S... Full story

 By Scott Swanson    News    July 3, 2019

Linn Shuttle bus to offer Saturday trips to Albany

Of The New Era Linn Shuttle’s bus services in east Linn County are getting a big boost starting this month, thanks to state transportation money. “Remember that one-tenth of 1 percent that was coming out of your paycheck last year?” asked Linn...


2019 Sportsman's Holiday Court Princess Brook Womack

Sportsman’s Holiday Court Princess Brook Womack’s goal as a court member is to serve as an ambassador for Sweet Home. Womack, 17, is one of four court members; the others are Taylor Goodwin,...


Robert Lee Ikola

Robert Lee Ikola, 67, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. He was born July 2, 1951 in Cottage Grove to John and Lila (Brandt) Ikola. He was born and raised in Cottage Grove. He moved to Sweet Home in... Full story


Nicholas James DeMarsh

Nicholas James DeMarsh, 31, passed away on June 20, 2019 at his home in Dallas. Nick was born Dec. 26, 1987 in Lebanon and raised in Sweet Home.   He enjoyed playing football and basketball from a... Full story


Edward Belveal

Edward Palmer Belveal, 93, of Sweet Home, Oregon died June 20, 2019 at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany.  He was born March 21, 1926 in Ordway, Colo. to parents Oren and Mildred... Full story


Michael Burghart

Michael Burghart, 78, a longtime Sweet Home resident, died June 25, 2019 in Salem after a short illness. He was born Dec. 6, 1940 in Lebanon to Edward and Anne (Gescher) Burghart. He worked in mills throughout the state. He is survived by two... Full story


Death Notices – July 3, 2019

Henry Ithamer Stagg, 79, of Sweet Home died June 25, 2019. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.  For updated information, visit Stanley M. Crothers, 91, of Corvallis died June 26, 2019. Memorial... Full story


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