Articles from the July 31, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 31, 2019

Big finish gives Casey Tow third in decathlon nationals

Of The New Era Casey Tow finished third in the decathlon last week in the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field 17-18 Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Competing in his fourth...

 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 31, 2019

After low points, local swimmer experiences ultimate high

Of The New Era Lucie Davis' sophomore year as a swimmer at Boise State University started with a low. Her coach quit, suddenly, right before summer workouts were supposed to begin. Davis had won four...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 31, 2019

City gets first installment of $9 million total in state grants for wastewater plant

Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council last week accepted a $2 million grant from the Oregon Business Development Department to help pay for its planned $28.2 million Wastewater Treatment Plant project. It is the first of two grants, totaling $9...


Fair Photo Winner

Krista Reed, a member of the Raindrops 4-H Club, shows off her photo of the Grand Canyon that won at the Linn County Fair. She won reserve champion among all photos and will send her photo to the... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 31, 2019

Sweet Home police get new vehicles as force switches to SUVs

Of The New Era In Sweet Home, the Dodge Charger police car will soon be a memory as the Sweet Home Police Department puts all but one out to pasture. The School Resource Officer will use the one...


Art sought for display in City Hall

The SHOCASE Public Arts Committee is accepting art from local artists for display in the new City Hall beginning with an art show to be held there on Aug. 23. Grand Opening, Grant Art kicks off at 12:30 p.m. and will remain on display through Dec. 15...

 By Sarah Brown    News    July 31, 2019

New arrival's garden delivering produce – by the bucket

Of The New Era On Donnie Lowman's bucket list is the dream to own a farm, set up some worker bees, and start a hydroponic gardening system. Until then, he's settling for growing a garden – in...


Public Safety – July 31, 2019

July 28 8:21 a.m. - Caller reported a bike, a bike trailer and a backpack were left on her property, 4100 block of Osage. Placed in found property. 9:07 a.m. - Caller reported a dog running loose, 1100 block of 32nd Court. Dog placed in kennel, and...


Fire danger hits 'high' in Sweet Home

The fire danger rating in the Sweet Home area increased to “High” Tuesday morning, July 30, after the Industrial Fire Precaution Level moved from I to II on Thursday, July 25. “It’s cooling off for the next few days,” said Chad Calderwood,...


Sweet Home Municipal Court May, June, July

July 24 n Angulo, Cassandra, no contest, criminal trespass violation, fined $246. n Buttenhoff, Mikeal T., guilty, driving under the influence of intoxicants, fined $2,396 and sentenced to two days in jail, 60 months probation, 20 days work crew;...


Josai visitors get a taste of Sweet Home

Visitors from Josai Gakuen high school in Tokyo, Japan pay a visit, with their Sweet Home hosts, to Sugar Vibes donut shop Thursday morning, July 25, before hitting the road to a Corvallis Knights...


Around Town – July 31, 2019

Know a special kid who needs help? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires schools to make available special education to children from kindergarten through age 21 who are eligible for special services. If you know of any chil...


KFIR departs Sweet Home

Joe Van Ras, sales manager for KFIR radio station, moves items out of the radio station's longtime Pleasant Valley Road offices on July 20. KFIR went off the air July 20 to begin moving from Pleasant...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 31, 2019

New city utilities manager to oversee treatment contract

Of The New Era Sweet Home's new utilities manager is native Steve Haney, will provide oversight over the city's contract with Jacobs Engineering, which operates and maintains the city's wastewater and...


from Our Files – July 31, 2019

July 31, 1969 Work on the high school’s new grandstand was completed this week after Sweet Home Rotary Club members finished painting the laminated wood beams. The football stadium grandstand burned to the ground last September following a...

 By Scott Swanson    Opinion    July 31, 2019

Have a good time, but keep it responsible

Sometimes it’s not hard to write an editorial. This might be one of those times. We’ve all heard, over and over, year after year, warnings about driving while intoxicated. We’ve seen the billboards. The bumper stickers. Heard the commercials....


Stormy Barge

Stormy Lee Barge, 24, of Sweet Home died July 23, 2019. She was born April 25, 1995 in Elk City, Okla. to Richard Barge and Valerie Watters.  Ms. Barge moved to Lebanon in 1995. In 2019, she moved... Full story


David Blair

David Elroy Blair, 58, of Sweet Home died July 27, 2019. He was born Oct. 31, 1960 in Soap Lake, Wash. to David Edward and Dolores Lorane (Bensch) Blair.  He lived in Soap Lake, Hermiston, Umatilla, Junction City, Weatherford, Texas, Lebanon and... Full story


Johnie Fagan

Johnie Russ Fagan, 96, of Sweet Home died July 20, 2019. He was born Nov. 17, 1922 in Licking, Mo. to John Perry and Minnie A. (Mooney) Fagan.   A longtime resident of Sweet Home, he owned and... Full story


James Roy Seiber

James Roy Seiber, 80, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday, July 25. 2019. He was born Feb. 18, 1939 in Bend to Roy and Irene (Turpin) Seiber. The family moved to Sweet Home in 1950 where he continued... Full story


Diane Gaye Yunker Green

Diane Gaye Yunker Green passed away on June 29, 2019 after a two-year battle with cancer. She had recently celebrated her 51st wedding anniversary with her husband, Karl Green. They shared three sons... Full story


Death Notices – July 31, 2019

Shirley Ann Atkison, 80, of Sweet Home, died July 27, 2019.  Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.  For updated information, visit Norman Eiler Kaldahl, 85, of Sweet Home, died July 28, 2019. A memorial...


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