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Articles from the July 10, 2019 edition

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JBO: Sweet Home Senior Americans roll over opponents

The Sweet Home Senior American team, ages 13-14, shut out West Albany 16-0 July 2 on the high school varsity field. Coach Tim Holly said the team went on to beat Crescent Valley 22-4 Monday evening,...

 

Foster water polo tourney bringing 32 teams to SH

Sweet Home is hosting 32 water polo teams from all over the West this week at Foster Lake for the eighth annual TruWest Oregon Open Water Water Polo Tournament hosted by Willamette Valley Water...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 10, 2019

SH's Casey Tow top placer in Jr. Olympic regional decathlon

Of The New Era Sweet Home’s Casey Tow is following in the footsteps of his coach, Dakotah Keys, winning the decathlon at the USATF Region 13 Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships July 4-5 at...

 

Two figures in earlier attempted murder case arrested

The victim in a 2018 attempted murder case was charged last week with assaulting the defendant in that case, and she was held at Linn County Jail Monday accused of violating her release agreement....

 

How to eat healthy while experiencing summer BBQ scene

It is undeniable that there are loads of food options at summer barbecues. It begins with the table of chips and dip. As you greet the other quests at the BBQ, you eye the selection: salt and vinegar,...

 

Junior High veteran steps down

Sweet Home Junior High secretary Toy Royer, center, celebrates her last school day on the job, here with student Taryn Abbott, right. Royer retired in June after 30 years on the jo...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 10, 2019

Champion Attendees: Holley students end school year with best getting-to-school rate after tight race

Of The New Era Holley Elementary School finished the past school year with the highest annual attendance rate among Sweet Home schools in a year that saw attendance improve across the school...

 

Teacher turnover in district stays low this year

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Turnover among teachers in the Sweet Home School District this year looks to be half of what has been typical in recent years. Sweet Home School District has had eight teachers resign so far this year, the end of the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 10, 2019

Local shoot produces 'comeback' score for rookie archer

Of The New Era When Luke Perkins lined up his final arrow at this year’s Wapiti Bowmen Bonanza Safari Shoot on Richardson Gap Road on June 15, it was the culmination of a journey. It had been a bit...

 

July 4 Americana on display

John Chesselll above, plays the bass sax with a band of banjo players, below, from across the country at the Veteran’s Club July 4 during the Oregon Trail Banjo Camp’s annual Fourth of July... Full story

 

Public Safety July 10, 2019

July 7 1:27 a.m. - Jessey Allen Tenbusch, 24, arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), 1890 Main St. Transported to Linn County Jail. 10:16 a.m. - Caller caught someone on camera stealing items from her carport, 700 block of 5th. Repor...

 

Around Town July 10, 2019

Frozen berry sale for scholarships Sweet Home PEO, Chapter DD is offering freshly picked marionberries, strawberries and blueberries, flash frozen in nine-pound plastic pails as a fundraiser. All proceeds from the berry sale provide educational...

 

Redick re-appointed to chair School Board

During its regular meeting Monday evening, July 8, the Sweet Home School Board appointed incumbent Jason Redick to continue as board chairman. It elected Mike Reynolds to continue as vice chairman and Debra Brown as secretary. Brown succeeds Angela C...

 

From Our Files History July 10, 2019

July 10, 1969 The new “blues” of the Sweet Home Police Department have been put to work. New pants, hats and short-sleeve year-round shirts for the men, and slacks and short-sleeve blouses for the women are now standard wear for the city’s...

 

Jessie Marie Burnett Johnson

Jessie Burnett Johnson, 98, of Sweet Home passed away on June 13, 2019. She was born July 14, 1920 in Omaha, Neb. She was raised by her mother Minerva Myer and stepfather Elvin Myer. As a child her...

 

Rogene Annette Stock

Rogene Annette Stock, 72, of Sweet Home, passed away July 3, 2019 with her husband Ted by her side. Rogene was born Nov. 5, 1946 in Mobile, Ala., to Nolle and Elaine Roberts. Much of her youth was...

 

Edward Garcia

Edward Lucio Garcia, 64, of Sweet Home died July 4, 2019. He was born Sept. 28, 1954 in Sacramento, Calif. to Lucio and Susan (Martinez) Garcia.  He lived in Sacramento until 2014, when he moved to...

 

Alice Koch

Alice Evelyn Koch, 87, of Sweet Home, died peacefully, with her family at her side, on June 30, 2019 at Waverly Place in Albany. She was born Dec. 22, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Joseph and...

 

Death Notices – July 10, 2019

Tamara Renee Oviatt, 60, of Sweet Home died July 3, 2019. Services were held July 8, with final burial at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.  For additional details, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Antoine...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 10, 2019

SH moves to access mill, quarry land off 24th Avenue

Of The New Era The city planning office is considering a request by city officials to partition property to allow a property swap with a neighbor and to widen 24th Avenue in anticipation of future...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 10, 2019

Beefed-up Sportsman's Holiday to start with Coronation on Thursday

Of The New Era Sportsman’s Holiday will be a busier and bigger weekend than usual, with new activities planned throughout the annual community festival, Thursday through Sunday. “We’re blending...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 10, 2019

Daddy who? Local woman's accidental DNA analysis is surprise

Of The New Era Sweet Home resident Anita Collins was living a settled life in retirement a year and a half ago when she decided to buy a gift for her husband Bob: an Ancestry.com DNA analysis kit....

 

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