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Articles from the July 18, 2017 edition

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Plane capsizes on Foster Lake; No one injured

A float plane capsized Tuesday afternoon, July 25, while traveling across Foster Lake at low speed, pulling a girl on an inner tube. No one was injured, and the plane was recovered from the lake. The...


OSP seeks witnesses to serious injury crash on HWY 20

Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 20 near milepost 32.9, east of Sweet Home at 3:25 p.m. on July 23. A Red 2003 Kia Spectra, operated by a 17-year-old male and passenger,...


Motorcyclist dies in collision with log truck

A motorcyclist from Salem died Tuesday morning, July 18, in a collision with a log truck, according to Oregon State Police. On July 18, 2017, at about 10:30 a.m., OSP troopers and Sweet Home emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicl... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    Sports    July 18, 2017

Local drag racer leads field at Woodburn, heading to Canada

Sweet Home High School senior Devon Dixon is leading a six-man field in high school drag racing at the Woodburn Dragstrip. So far, he has completed four of five high school competitions. After three... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 18, 2017

Purchases of bond-funded equipment under way for SHFAD

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District took delivery of new extrication tools last week, its first major purchase under a six-year $1.575 million bond approved by voters in November, and it won a...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 18, 2017

Council gives new dog law final approval

The Sweet Home City Council voted 5-1 last week to adopt an ordinance that will provide the Municipal Court judge more options to deal with nuisance dogs. The council voted on the ordinance after the third reading of the proposed ordinance during...


Correction: Arrestee in DUI case wrongly identified in crime report

An entry in the Public Safety log of the July 11 edition of The New Era contained errors that require correction. Stephen Michael Aziz, 63, should have been listed as having been arrested at 2:27 p.m. on June 30 for driving under the influence and... Full story


Danny Mink Jan. 6, 1961 - July 2, 2017

Danny Mink Jan. 6, 1961 - July 2, 2017 Danny Mink, 56, of Sweet Home, died July 2, 2017. He was born Jan. 6, 1961 in Lebanon to Dean and Betty (Cheek) Mink. He lived in Sweet Home his entire life. Mr. Mink was a mechanic and worked in the timber...


David Tunnell Sept. 11, 1985 - July 6, 2017

David Tunnell Sept. 11, 1985 - July 6, 2017 David Michael Tunnell, 31, of Sweet Home died July 6, 2017. He was born Sept. 11, 1985 in Alamogordo, N.M. to Vernon Jr. and Brenda (Finley) Tunnell. He... Full story


Jeanette Gali-Settles Dec. 11, 1960 - July 10, 2017

Jeanette Gali-Settles Dec. 11, 1960 - July 10, 2017 Jeanette Netta Gali-Settles, 56, of Sweet Home died July 10, 2017 from complications of COPD. She was born Dec. 11, 1960 in Portland to Franklin... Full story


Death Notices

Jeanie West, 78, of Sweet Home died July 16, 2017. Services are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at Sieg’s Valley View Ranch, 24960 Crescent Hill Road. For more details, contact the family....

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 18, 2017

Local reader’s Little Library expands options for bookworms

It doesn’t matter where she goes. When she finishes one book, reading addict Mary Koch can quickly find another, and now she’s contributing to the cause with the creation of a “little lending...


Cultural experience at the Fair

Sweet Home High School Josai Club members and their Japanese counterparts from Josai, the Tokyo-based college prep school that sends year-long exchange students to Sweet Home High School annually,...


Editorial: Dog law might require putting bit of a leash on yours truly

It’s no secret that a lot of Sweet Home residents are frustrated with dogs. We’ve heard on numerous occasions, from all sides, how our police force spends way too much time dealing with wayward canines – and sometimes wayward owners....

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 18, 2017

Councilors decide to give chamber funding further discussion

The Sweet Home City Council will discuss whether to provide $15,000 in funding to the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center at a work session at a time yet to be determined. The city has annually paid the chamber from revenue derived from...


Around Town July 18, 2017

Bible study weekly at Christian Church Sweet Home Christian Church is holding a community Bible study from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays in the education building at 18th and Long St. Everyone is welcome. The study topic will be the book of Ephesians until...


Public Safety Log July 18, 2017

July 17 12:17 a.m. - John Cotta Teixeira, 74, cited and released in field on Linn County Justice Court warrant for contempt of court, Poverty Beach. 12:56 a.m. - David James Kamarec, 21, cited and released in field on Sweet Home warrant for failure... Full story


Girls learn cheer at camp

At a cheer skills camp, Sweet Home club cheer and high school cheer team members play a game where they run around in circles and then must find their partners and complete various tasks, such as...

 By Jessica Hurst    News    July 18, 2017

Local salon donates Saturday’s proceeds to cancer patient

A local beauty shop hosted a fund-raiser for a cancer patient, Keeley Bishop, Saturday, July 15. Epic Salon owner Karla Railey donated all her profits to Bishop’s cause. Bishop, a Lebanon resident,...

 By Jessica Hurst    News    July 18, 2017

Hard work, vision result in local family being named Tree Farmers of the Year

Ivan and Rebecca Wolthuis transformed fields that were once the Sweet Home Mud Fest site into what is now a thriving tree farm. In recognition of their efforts, the Oregon Small Woodlands Association... Full story


Mobile home destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed a Liberty Road home early Saturday morning, July 15. Firefighters responded to the reported fire at 28933 Liberty Road at 12:33 a.m. The caller had reported flames from the back window... Full story


Investigation continues into burglary of The Point

The Sweet Home Police Department is investigating a burglary and theft of $6,000 from The Point Restaurant. At 1:39 a.m. on July 11, SHPD received an alarm call there, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. Officers arrived shortly after and found an entry...

 By Paris Achen    News    July 18, 2017

Analysis: Term limits proposal could remove nearly one-third of legislators

EO Media Capital Bureau Voter approval of a proposal to enact term limits for state lawmakers would wipe out nearly one-third of the Oregon Legislature membership, according to analysis by a lawyer for the state labor union director. Lawyer Harry B....


‘Other’ voters’ designations range from whimsical to weird

EO MediaCapital Bureau It takes all kinds: Democrat, Republican, Frisbiterian. About 18,000 of the approximately 2.55 million registered voters in Oregon choose “other” as their party affiliation when they register to vote. Most — about...


Sweet Home’s Senior American team, coached by Tim Holly, lost a tough back-and-forth game 6-5 to Mt. Angel in eight innings in the first round of district playoffs in Senior American South baseball Friday night, July 14. Sweet Home trailed until the four

Sweet Home’s Senior American team, coached by Tim Holly, lost a tough back-and-forth game 6-5 to Mt. Angel in eight innings in the first round of district playoffs in Senior American South baseball...


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