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Articles from the July 20, 2022 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    July 20, 2022

Sweet Home finance director to leave post

Sweet Home Finance Director Brandon Neish will be leaving his office Friday, July 29. However, he's merely jumping into the same position, this time in the city of Lebanon. He replaces Matthew Apken,...

 

Two hurt in Highway 20 crash

A Sweet Home man was rescued and his young passenger suffered serious injuries Friday evening, July 15, after his commercial motor vehicle crashed down an embankment along Highway 20 near Sweet Home....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 20, 2022

New doctor in the house

Sweet Home is about to get up-close-and-personal access to an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Donald Pennington, formerly head orthopedic surgeon for Oregon State University, has agreed to hold office hours...

 

GW Henry

GW Henry, 89, of Sweet Home, died July 15, 2022. He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Golden, Okla., to Otis R. and Mae (Allen) Henry. Mr. Henry lived in De Queen, Ark., before moving to Sweet Home on May 15... Full story

 

Bertha Pollock

Bertha "Bert" Ann Pollock, 90, of Sweet Home, died July 12, 2022.   She was born Jan. 19, 1932 on the Moore Ranch, at Euchre Creek in Ophir, to Thomas L. and Jewell M. Moore.  She grew up in... Full story

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 20, 2022

City Council tables discussion of rules amendments

A unanimous vote on July 12 tabled two proposed amendments to city council rules discussed by the Administration, Finance and Property Committee and submitted to the council for review. The first would deny requests for a third telephonic/video confe...

 

Guest commentary: Proposed legislation provides protection for newspapers beleaguered by online giants

By Brett Wesner Google and Facebook have enormous economic and political power in society – especially over the news industry. Many ask if they have played a role in the misinformation that erodes our free press and plagues our democracy. Google...

 

From Our Files (July 20, 2022)

July 29, 1972 Isobella McKercher Braden retired as Postmaster of the Crawfordsville Post Office, which was raised from fourth class to third class during her time there. She began operating the office as acting Postmaster on July 1, 1943, serving...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 20, 2022

New faces: A tradition in blue

Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Gerkman may be new to policing, but the blue runs in his family blood. His father, Tim, is a Gladstone Police Department lieutenant who previously spent 33 years on the...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 20, 2022

New faces: Dedicated to serving country, community

A conversation with Garritt Bolkcom about priorities kept returning to a central concept: service. First, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Now, he's serving his community as th...

 

County commissioners hear first reading of mushroom ordinance

The first reading of an ordinance that would allow Linn County residents to vote Nov. 8 to ban the growing and sales of psilocybin mushrooms in Linn County, was held Tuesday morning, July 12, before the Board of Commissioners. Commissioners Roger...

 

Around Town (July 20, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50....

 

Municipal Court (July 20, 2022)

Following are outcomes of Sweet Home Municipal Court cases, as reported by the court: June 22 Johnston, Dylan J – no contest – Violation driving while suspended or revoked, fine $425; careless driving with accident, fine $390. Jurasinski, Robin...

 

Public Safety (July 20, 2022)

July 11 10:49 a.m. - Deputies responded to non-injury crash in 48600 block Quartzville Rd. Vehicle totaled. Driver arranged own tow. Report taken. 3:12 p.m. - Caller reported dog in vehicle, Foster Dam/North River Dr. Sheriff’s Office responded, fo...

 

Wills to lead county planning department

Former Linn County Building Official Steve Wills has been promoted to director of the Planning and Building Department, County Administrator Darrin Lane said last week. "We have observed Steve over...

 

Circuit Court (July 20, 2022)

Samuel Frank Ayers, 24, posted 10 percent of a $25,000 bail on July 6 related to charges of: failure to perform the duties of a driver when property is damaged, third-degree escape and felon in possession of a firearm. Julianne Nicole Phillips, 28, w...

 

Fun times at the Linn County Fair

Shadows fall over the Linn County Fair on its opening night on Thursday, July 14. The three-day event in Albany ran from July 14-16. See more photos in our online gallery....

 

Fire season in effect

As of July 11, all Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) districts are in fire season. Public use restrictions may be in place where you live or at a destination you plan on recreating to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires. Compared with...

 

Sweet Home alumni graduate from OSU, Yale

Following are current or former Sweet Home residents who have graduated from universities or college, as reported to The New Era. Elea Hewitt, of Sweet Home, graduated May 23 from Yale University’s Branford Residential College. Hewitt, a 2017...

 

OSU Honor Roll

Names of Sweet Home students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Spring 2022 have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 7,150 students earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the Honor Roll, students must...

 

Basketball Camp

Emily May, center, dribbles during a drill at Sweet Home High School's co-ed basketball camp held last week. Camp Director Drew Emmert said the event went "great," with a turnout higher than any in...

 

Sliding into softball camp

Sweet Home Softball Association held a camp for younger girls last week, July 11-12, at the high school softball fields. More than 50 girls participated, camp director Karyn Hartsook said. "It's an...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 20, 2022

Girls wrestling camp participants triple in its second year

Seventy-plus girls, ages junior high through high school, jogged around the floor of the Main Gym Monday evening, July 11, during the second annual Women's Santiam Wrestling Camp hosted by Sweet Home...

 

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