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Articles from the July 21, 2015 edition

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Tuesday morning drug bust results in arrests

Six people were arrested Tuesday following a narcotics-related search warrant served at 1238 2nd Ave. Sweet Home Police Department with assistance from the Linn County Regional SWAT team, Linn County... Full story


SH Sr. American team rallies for trip to state tourney

Sweet Home’s Senior American baseball team advanced to the state playoffs in Corvallis with a second-place finish in the district tournament last weekend. Coach Jim Hagle’s players beat Philomath...


Three arrested after drug search warrants on Wednesday

Two more narcotics-related search warrants in Sweet Home resulted in three arrests Wednesday, July 22. The actions followed another search on 2nd Avenue on Tuesday, after which six people were arrested. At approximately 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sweet...


Sweet Home medics, Search and Rescue, help injured firefighter

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District medics and officials from other agencies worked together to rescue an injured wildland firefighter who broke his leg while fighting a fire in the Quartzville area Monday night, July 20. According to Linn County...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 21, 2015

Study seeks to determine how descent from dams affects fry

For a young salmon or steelhead, going over a 450-foot dam can be a big problem. Green Peter Dam may hold the solution for spring Chinook and winter steelhead trying to do that at Cougar and Detroit...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 21, 2015

New state law puts marijuana sale ban back on table in SH

The City Council has decided to move forward with a process outlined in House Bill 3400, possibly prohibiting some or all commerce in marijuana based on a citywide vote in November. City Attorney Robert Snyder brought proposed questions to council... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 21, 2015

Councilors quibble over trash collection rates

The Sweet Home City Council last week turned down a request by Sweet Home Sanitation to raise rates for trash service, revisited the question and then tabled the discussion until its July 28 meeting. The council completed the third reading of the... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 21, 2015

Water rate discussion to proceed without consultant

The City Council has abandoned plans to hire a consultant to review its water and sewer rate structure and the methodology for calculating what rates the city should charge to pay for the utilities. The council, in recent weeks, has been discussing...


Sharrah installed as Elks district deputy

Ron Sharrah of the Sweet Home Elks Lodge has been installed for a second term as district deputy to the Elks National President for the lodges in the South Central District of the Oregon State Elks... Full story


Royal Clifford Groshong

Dec. 4, 1926 - July 8, 2015 Royal Clifford Groshong, 88, of Florence passed away Wednesday. He was born in Holley to Elmer Ray and Mary Ann (Conner) Groshong. He served in the United States Navy durin...


Jo Ella Lutton

April 18, 1933-July 15, 2015 Jo Ella Lutton, 82, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, July 15 at her home. Jo was born April 18, 1933 in Fayetteville, Arkansas the daughter of John and Zelma Rose (Hoskins)...


Paulette Hartsook

Jan. 28, 1944 - July 18, 2015 Paulette Marie Hartsook, 71, of Albany formerly of Sweet Home passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015. She was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio to Robert William and Helen...


Roger Feigum

Dec. 2, 1931 - July 14, 2015 Roger Feigum peacefully passed away at home of natural causes on July 14, 2015. He was born in Wilmot, S.D. on Dec. 2, 1931. His family moved to Portland and then to... Full story


Chester Royer

March 8, 1930 - July 16, 2015 Chester Orval Royer, 85, of Foster, died July 16, 2015. He was born March 8, 1930 in Dalton, Neb. to Chester Franklin and Hazel M. (Mauer) Royer. His family moved to...

 By The New Era    Opinion    July 21, 2015

City issues, though difficult, do not need to be over-complicated

Our City Council has been busy. As evident from the four separate, lengthy stories we’re running this week on their activities, councilors have tackled a wide range of issues in recent weeks, and a lot of those are coming to a head: what to do...

 By The New Era    Opinion    July 21, 2015

In times of disagreement, respect and decency are paramount

Respect has been a key attribute of Sweet Home city government for many years and, particularly for those of us who have experienced government in other communities where such has not been the case, it has been appreciated. That’s why a seemingly... Full story


Thanks to police, firefighters for help

Editor: We would like send a giant thank you to Sweet Home Police and Fire departments for their quick and efficient response to the vehicle fire in front of our business. Without their actions, our building surely would have burned. We would also... Full story


Shootings further mar Obama legacy

Editor: As I write this I am listening to the initial reports of the shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn. I wonder what the President will say if the shooter has ties to Iran? He says that he has hopes that the current agreement will lead to the desired... Full story


Around Town July 22, 2015

Blues musician to perform at Sankey The final Sweet Home Parks Department Music on the Green concert will be Thursday evening, July 23. Performer will be blues musician Jake Blair of McMinnville. Blair is a guitarist/vocalist who has performed... Full story


Council sends fence ordinance back to Planners

The Sweet Home City Council last week decided to remand proposed revisions to the city’s fence ordinances back to the Planning Commission last week following an at-times spirited discussion of permits, fees and other concerns. The council held a... Full story


Public Safety Log July 20, 2015

July 20 12:29 p.m. - Rhonda Christine Reed, 54, arrested for driving under the influence, 10th and Main. Cited and released. 9:28 a.m. - Caller reported improper placement of signs, 1200 block of Nandina and 1800 block of Kalmia. Referred to code enf...


A&W, cheer win top honors in Sportsman’s Holiday parade

Sweepstakes: Sweet Home A&W Restaurant Sportsman’s Holiday Parade Committee Choice: Sweet Home Cheer Dignitaries: First place, VVA Chapther 585; second place, Mayor Jim Gourley; third place: First...


1946 Ford Woody is best of show in Sweet Home Sweet Ride

Best Make-Out Car: 1958 Oldsmobile owned by Larry Sprinkel of Albany. Best Investment: 1971 AMC Javelin SST owned by Al Gaines of Springfield. Best Interior: 1928 Ford A owned by Raymond and Heather...


Foster open water polo tourney draws teams from length of West Coast

The fourth annual TruWest Oregon Open Water water polo tournament at Foster Lake may not have been bigger, but it was better than ever, according to director Steve Sessa. The event drew 31 teams of... Full story


Midget Federal goes 1-2 at state

In a hard-fought state playoff contest Thursday, the Sweet Home Midget Federal team, ages 9-10, lost to Westview of Portland 12-9. Friday, the team played Clackamas in a back-and-forth ball game... Full story


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