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Articles from the July 24, 2019 edition

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Sweet Home Sr. American JBO finishes third at state

Sweet Home finished third in the state Senior American (grades 7-8) tournament held Friday through Sunday in Oregon City. The team also won the Sportsmanship Award. The team beat Roosevelt 12-8 but...

 

Sweet Home mother, daughter killed by alleged drunk driver on Brush Creek Road

Linn County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a double-fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday evening, July 23, near the address of 25710 Brush Creek Road, approximately one mile east of...

 

Sweet Home Senior National baseball team places fifth at state

Wyatt Calkins slides into second base against Beaverton during the JBO Senior National (grades 7-8) state tournament. Sweet Home finished fifth in tournament, held Friday and Saturday at Central High...

 

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Lucie Davis of Sweet Home, right, now swimming for Boise State and the Bronco Swim Club, qualified for the 800 meter freestyle in the Olympic Trials after winning the evnet in the USA Swimming Senior...

 

Nate Virtue to play in All-Star football classic

Sweet Home High School graduate Nate Virtue will play in the annual East West All-Star Football Game Aug. 3 in Baker City. The Shriners host all-star football players from the 1A through the 4A each...

 

Local teens invited to participate in Youth Leadership Summit

The Sweet Home Youth Advisory Council is inviting local teens to participate in the 2019 Youth Leadership Summit Saturday, July 27, at Cascadia State Park. The invitation is open to students in the...

 

Crawfordsville crash kills one, injures second man early Sunday

A Springfield man died in a single-vehicle crash on Brush Creek Road near the intersection of Childers Road, southwest of Sweet Home, early Sunday morning. the Linn County Sheriff’s Office...

 

Local treasure hunt raises funds for food

Rita Houston and Danny McCubbins, at left, go over the rules for a coin hunt during the East Linn Treasure Seekers metal detector club’s annual campout at Community Chapel. Houston said she did not...

 

Canine cop donation

Sweet Home Police Department receives a donation of $1,500 from Jamie Eriksen and Country Financial during the K9 Jamboree held July 14 to support the department’s canine program. From left are...

 

Public Safety Log – July 24, 2019

July 21 12:20 a.m. - Caller reported a female pointed a gun at him before leaving the location in his vehicle, 1500 block of 40th. The female still had the gun in her possession when she left. Report...

 

This year's Sweet Home Sweet Ride show draws 202 entrants – and a lot more

The Sweet Ride Charity Car Show for Kids had 202 vehicles registered in the show, with many more unregistered. Forty-one volunteers pulled the show together, said organizer Kimi Nash. “This show...

 

County Fair rocks

Dakota Melkvik and Jada Autrey, of Sweet Home, above, ride The Orbiter on the midway at Linn County Fair Friday night. At left, Don Barnes of 38 Special plays guitar while his band plays hit after...

 

Circuit Court: Pleas in drug, menacing cases result in jail time

Logan Kenneth White Logan Kenneth White, 27, was sentenced June 28 in three cases before Linn County Circuit Court. The charges in a fourth case were dismissed as part of plea negotiations. White was...

 

Around Town – July 24, 2019

Free movie at Lebanon mill Scroggins Mill in Lebanon presents Movies at the Mill, a series of classic films on Thursday evenings in July and August at 280 W. Sherman St. in Lebanon. The July 25 film will be “Wasp Woman,” a 1959 SciFi thriller...

 

Guitars Under the Stars to be one of popular band's last stands

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The fourth annual Guitars Under the Stars music festival, scheduled for July 26 and July 27, will be bittersweet for area Bobaflex fans. After more than two decades as a band, Bobaflex is hanging up its guitars and di...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Opinion    July 24, 2019

Politicians of every stripe find splashy emails their communiqué of choice

“Hey,” yells the email on my computer inbox list. Wow, it’s from U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris. Just like the one I got yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that. In fact, I get at least one email from Kamela just about every day ...

 

TNE staff wins multiple awards in state competition

The New Era received multiple awards, including place-winners in two very competitive categories, in the 2019 Better Newspaper Contest conducted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    July 24, 2019

Sweet Home actor among cast for LAFTA's 'The Little Mermaid'

Of The New Era “The Little Mermaid” will be showing this week in Lebanon, with one of Sweet Home’s actors playing a supporting role. Staged by the Lebanon Association for Performing Arts, the...

 

SHHS Class of 2019 graduates' scholarships total nearly $2.2 million

This year’s Sweet Home High School graduates received a total of $2,172,378 in scholarship money, according to the school. That figure includes $153,500 in general scholarship money, $38,000 in aluni-funded scholarships, $750,378 in school-based sc...

 

Rodney Erickson

Rodney Steven Erickson, 48, of Sweet Home, died July 16, 2019 in Philomath. He was born Nov. 8, 1970 in Lebanon, the son of James Richard-Newton and Shirley R. (Mahan) Erickson. He lived in New...

 

David McGirl

David Joseph McGirl, 43, of Sweet Home, died July 19, 2019. He was born Oct. 8, 1975 in Denver, Colo. to Karl L. and JoAnn (Ferguson) McGirl. He grew up in the Denver and Westminster, Colo. area. In 2001, he moved to Corvallis, where he lived until...

 

Gladys M. Postell

Gladys M. Postell, 96, a longtime Sweet Home resident, passed away June 21, 2019 in Brush Prairie, Wash. Gladys was born March 26, 1923 in Blairsville, Ga., to Burt and Callie Ledford. She came to...

 

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