Articles from the July 20, 2005 edition

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Burnetts celebrate anniversary

Dale and Cathy Burnett are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 17, 1965 at St. Edwards in Lebanon. When Mr. Burnett got out of the Army, he went to work for Santiam Lumber Company. He was barker lead man at...

 By Scott Swanson    News    July 20, 2005

Class of '39 returns intact from last year

Of The New Era Members of Sweet Home?s Union High School Class of 1939 gathered July 13, as they have annually for 16 years, at Sankey Park, to celebrate the 66th anniversary of their commencement ?...

 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 20, 2005

Young grapplers descend on Sweet Home for camp

Of The New Era More than 170 young grapplers descended on Sweet Home last week for the sixth annual Santiam Mid-Intensive Wrestling Camp at Sweet Home High School. The four-day camp, from the evening...

 By Sean C. Morgan    Sports    July 20, 2005

Huskies hoopsters finish tough summer season

Of The New Era After spending most of the summer season developing a different approach to the game, the Husky boys varsity basketball team finished the summer season in solid command of the court. The Huskies played 41 games over the summer, mostly...


Will new Wal-Mart be a plus for Sweet Home?

Picture this. Your kid comes into the house, complaining that his bike tire has a big hole in it. You decide the solution is to buy a new tire, so you drive down to the local hardware store. But when you drive up, the store is closed. It?s a... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Editor: On Saturday, July 9, I had the opportunity to organize the line-up of the annual Sportsmans? Holiday Parade. It was the second parade line-up I had done for our community. I would like to express my gratitude to all who helped me with the... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 20, 2005

Planning Commission to consider Santiam Commons riverside development

Of The New Era Owners of a portion of 752 acres along the Santiam River have submitted preliminary subdivision drawings for 434 residential lots to the Sweet Home Planning Commission for approval. The Planning Commission will hear the request by West... Full story

 By Scott Swanson    News    July 20, 2005

Oregon man riding across U.S. to help homeless veterans

Of The New Era Gary Rishforth was resting in the warm sunshine last week, awaiting a lift to Bend. Rishforth, 56, of Medford, is a month and a half into a horseback journey that he hopes will take... Full story

 By Scott Swanson    News    July 20, 2005

Retired teacher leaving his mark on community

Of The New Era It's a common sight, that old yellow school bus with a load of teen-age boys rolling through town Though the bus will, no doubt, run again, Ben Dahlenburg won't be in the driver's...


ODF tightens fire restrictions in Sweet Home Unit

In response to increasing wildfire danger, the Oregon Department of Forestry has tightened restrictions on the Sweet Home Unit, effective July 15. Some of the key restrictions include: - smoking prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 20, 2005

Rodeo stays afloat financially, despite lower turnout

Of The New Era The Sweet Home Rodeo Committee reports that it has broken even despite off-and-on rainfall over Sportsman's Holiday weekend. "We did OK," rodeo President Dick Coffin said. "We thought we were going to really be hurting, but we pulled... Full story


Library League offering drawing for free cards

In an effort to bring people who haven't had borrowing rights into Linn County's public libraries, the Linn Library League is holding a drawing for free library cards. Linn County residents who live outside the limits of any city with library... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 20, 2005

City water system hit twice by would-be thieves

Of The New Era An apparent copper wire thief caused about $500 damage in cutting the power cable to the city?s water reservoirs above Turbyne Road. On July 13, the thief cut a hole in the chain link fence surrounding the reservoirs and cut the power...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 20, 2005

New program director named for Boys and Girls Club

Of The New Era The Boys and Girls Club of Sweet Home announced on July 15 that Bridget Horlacher will replace longtime Program Director Bob Teter. "Bridget brings a wealth of experience and...


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