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Articles from the July 14, 2021 edition

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Linn County Fair raring to go after COVID hiatus

Arkansas country music singer Matt Stell rounds out the entertainment lineup at the Linn County Fair, headlining on Friday, July 16, and joining a roster that starts with Blue Öyster Cult on...

 

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Weather helps crews make progress on Bruler Fire

Crews took advantage of cooperative mild weather this week to make progress on the 90-acre Bruler Fire, first spotted early Monday afternoon roughly 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, near the boundary between the Detroit and Sweet Home ranger... Full story

 

Fire breaks out NE of SH

A fire burning on the Willamette National Forest about 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home was at about 65 acres in size Tuesday morning, as The New Era went to press. Smoke from the blaze, which has been named the “Bruler Fire” on the boundary of...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 14, 2021

Dodge clocks out for the last time

To say that Fred Dodge is one of the most-recognized faces in Sweet Home is no exaggeration. Dodge retired Sunday, July 11, from Hoy's Hardware, where he's been the answer man for decades to all...

 

Judy Mae Kaczmarek

Sept. 21, 1949 - July 9, 2021 Judy Mae Kaczmarek, 71, of Sweet Home, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021. She was born Sept. 21, 1949, in Cottage Grove to Ken and Betty (Denham) Fueston. She moved to... Full story

 

Faye LaVerne (Rice) Cole

May 31, 1935 - July 2, 2021 Faye LaVerne Cole, 86, of Eugene passed away July 2, 2021. She was born May 31, 1935, in Holley to Ernest F. Rice and Lois V. (Robnett) Rice. The Rice and Robnett families... Full story

 

Caroline Johnson-Stanglewicz

Aug. 15, 1952 - June 5, 2021 Caroline Edith Johnson-Stanglewicz, 68, of Sweet Home died June 5, 2021, in Salem. She was born Aug. 15, 1952 to Willard N. and Thelma Jean (Keightley) Johnson. Mrs.... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 14, 2021

Nunez picked to lead court

Haley Nunez was named 2021 Sportsman's Holiday Queen Thursday evening, July 8, during an outdoor program held at the amphitheater at Community Chapel. Before an audience of approximately 150 people,...

 

Great time had by all, it appeared

If what we saw during Sportsman’s Holiday is any indication, Sweet Home is really ready to get past the coronavirus pandemic. It was great to see the turnout and enthusiasm at the various events we’ve reported on in this edition. OK, we have...

 

Assimilation or accommodation?

Editor: Assimilation or accommodation? A famous jazz pianist once sang, “I like you, but your feet are too big.” Some would have us all assimilate to what they say is normal. Seems to me that freedom of speech, religion, the right to life,...

 

Great story on a special lady

Editor: I really enjoyed your article on Myrtle Gates (July 7). She was quite the lady, carrying herself with beautiful posture. My husband, Dale Montgomery, and I visited her in Virginia when she was almost 100. She gave us a tour of her retirement...

 

County remembers late Commissioner John Lindsey at tree planting

Former Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey was an outspoken advocate for his family, the citizens of Linn County and small business owners, fellow elected officials, coworkers and family members...

 

School board to conduct special meeting Monday

The Sweet Home Board of Directors will hold a special board meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, July 19.  Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 state-wide restrictions, and in keeping with the efforts of social distancing to reduce the spread of the...

 

Around Town July 14, 2021

Vacation Bible school scheduled “Running the Race for the Prize,” a vacation Bible school, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 16 through 23 at the Hillside Fellowship, 501 Nandina St. Activities will include singing, Bible lessons,...

 

Public Safety Log July 14, 2021

July 2 12:28 a.m. - Matthew Allen Pitts, 32, arrested on Sweet Home Municipal warrants for failure to appear on an original charge of menacing and failure to appear on an original charge of third-degree theft X2, Linn County Sheriff’s Office....

 

Fire ban on for Willamette National Forest

Open fire restrictions are in effect across the Willamette National Forest. This spring was significantly drier than normal with long-term drought persisting across much of the western Cascades. The recent heat wave has accelerated the drying of...

 

Albany flyers die in plane crash

Two Albany men died Friday night in the crash of an aircraft in Millersburg, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office reported. Undersheriff Paul Timm said that at 8:52 p.m. Friday, July 9, the Linn County Dispatch Center received several 9-1-1 calls...

 

Sportsman's Holiday Weekend 2021

Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melody Reese said that she was "happy to see the community come alive again" during last weekend's Sportsman's Holiday. "It was refreshing and...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    July 14, 2021

Kids and snacking: Finding a happy, healthy balance

Kids and food — it’s a tricky topic. There are a whole host of issues with kids and eating: allergies, pickiness, disabilites … the list goes on and on! I won’t attempt to plumb the depth of...

 

Coulter, Tyler named MVPS at boys basketball awards night

Five Sweet Home High School basketball players were honored during a July 6 banquet held at City Manager Ray Towry's home. Players and coaches voted on the awards. Recent graduates Hunter Coulter and...

 

Burke named MVP for girls basketball

Four Sweet Home High School girls basketball players were honored during a July 6 awards dinner at The Point restaurant. Rising junior Brooke Burke was named the Huskies' Most Valuable Player. She...

 

Brooke Burke, Maddie Harris honored at softball awards event

Two pivotal graduating seniors received all-league distinctions, plus kind words of farewell from head Sweet Home High School softball coach Karyn Hartsook, during a July 8 team awards banquet....

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 14, 2021

Ground-breaking SH wrestling camp for girls looks to be tip of bigger wave

Two dozen girls sat on the floor of Sweet Home High School's Main Gym Thursday, July 8, watching two college women wrestlers demonstrate how to turn an opponent to score points in a freestyle match....

 

THURSDAY UPDATE: Weather continues favorable for Bruler firefighters

Crews have taken advantage of cooperative weather this week to battle the Bruler Fire, now estimated at 155 acres. According to Northwest Incident Management Team incident commander Brian Gales,...

 

Boys suspected in Airport brush fire

Two boys are suspected of causing a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon, July 14, in the 4600 block of Airport Road. According to Capt. Jason Ogden, Sweet Home police officers and Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel responded...

 

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