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Geraldine Warriner March 17, 1920 - July 29, 2017

Geraldine Warriner March 17, 1920 - July 29, 2017 Geraldine Marie Warriner, 97, of Sweet Home died July 29, 2017. She was born March 17, 1920 in Pocatello, Idaho to Glenn S. and Edna M. (Dicks)...

 

Fire destroys homes on Pleasant Valley, Liberty roads

Fire destroyed two houses in the Sweet Home area over the past week. The fires were at 1073 Pleasant Valley Road and 28686 Liberty Road. Firefighters responded to the Liberty fire as a smoke...

 

Fire danger extreme, ODF declares ban on all fires locally

Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit declared extreme fire danger beginning Tuesday, and with that proclamation comes a complete ban on fires inside and outside the city limits. The Linn County Fire Defense Board has unanimously agreed to... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2017

City trash rates now pegged to state CPI index

After hearing a zealous argument from the manager of Sweet Home Sanitation in favor of basing garbage collection rates on regional consumer price index figures, the Sweet Home City Council went for it. Council members voted 4-2 to approve an...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2017

Float plane recovered after it overturns on Foster Lake

A float plane capsized Tuesday afternoon, July 25, while traveling across Foster Lake at low speed pulling a girl on an inner tube. No one was injured, and the plane was recovered from the lake. The...

 

Samaritan to offer physicals for $30 Aug. 10

Samaritan Health will hold low-cost physicals for Junior High or High School students from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, in the High School Main Gym. Cost will be $30....

 

25th Oregon Jamboree starts Friday, featuring top current, past stars

The 25th Oregon Jamboree kicks off Friday, Aug. 4, on the Sweet Home High School athletic field with a line-up headlined by Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and Kenny Rogers. “It should be a good year,...

 

Marjorie Cornwell Oct. 12, 1925 - July 22, 2017

Marjorie Cornwell Oct. 12, 1925 - July 22, 2017 Marjorie Emeline Cornwell, 91, of Sweet Home died July 22, 2017. She was born Oct. 12, 1925 in Vienna, Mo. to George Loren and Iva Luzena (Albertson) Rider. She lived in Missouri, California and...

 

Darlene Thompson May 2, 1940 - July 24, 2017

Darlene Thompson May 2, 1940 - July 24, 2017 Darlene Mae Thompson, 77, of Sweet Home died July 24, 2017. She was born May 2, 1940 in Akron, Colo. to Walter Leroy Sr. and Helen Irene (Johnson) Ross. She came to Sweet Home in November of 1946. Mrs....

 

Service Notice June 20, 2017

]A Celebration of Life potluck gathering for David Michael Tunnell, 31, of Sweet Home, who died July 6, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at 26869 Old Holley Road. The family would appreciate if attendees would bring any pictures or memories...

 

Births August 1, 2017

Porter William Olsen born at 3:51 a.m. March 19, 2017 to Jerad and McKenna Olsen of Sweet Home. Porter weighed 8 pounds 6.2 ounces and was 22 inches long. He has brown hair and blue eyes. His father is a maintenance worker with the Linn County Road...

 

Cheer team fund-raiser

LEA KNIGHT and her son Asher Knight draw tickets for Oregon Jamboree passes. The Sweet Home High School cheer team sold the tickets as a fund-raising event. Yvonne Ellison won a three-day family... Full story

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    August 1, 2017

Lifetime in the making, SH alum’s first book released Aug. 2

Aimee Brown, author of “Little Gray Dress,” didn’t even consider writing until she was in her 20s. In fact, it took the 1996 Sweet Home High School grad a few times to pass her sophomore... Full story

 

Newspaper office to close early Friday

The New Era’s office hours will vary slightly from the usual this week. We will close at noon Friday, Aug. 4. If weather conditions necessitate, it’s possible we may close early on Wednesday or Thursday as well. Our normal hours of 9 a.m. to 5...

 

P.E.O. awards scholarships to local women

P.E.O. Chapter FA of Sweet Home has awarded academic scholarships to four local women, Amanda Hubbard, Samantha Ramirez and Caytlin Gillespie and Leanne Cunningham. Peggy Schroder, education chair, said those interested in supporting P.E.O., which...

 

Watching news happen right before my wondering eyes

Last Tuesday, July 25, we got a call from someone telling us that that a float plane would be towing someone on an inner tube at Foster Lake. I had just arrived at the office to wait for the newspaper to arrive from the press. The boss mentioned the... Full story

 

Editorial: Health woes far beyond Obamacare

Editor: I am all for stopping Trump Care, along with dumping Obama-care or just plain getting government completely out of the health care industry altogether. The federal government gives grants to states to run Medicaid for those who genuinely are...

 

Single-payer health care: coming soon to a theater near you?

Hollywood loves a sequel. This summer, studios are releasing a fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean,” a third edition of the “Despicable Me” franchise and another “Spiderman.” But warmed-over ideas are not the sole province of the film... Full story

 

Rhinestone Riders reap variety of awards at Linn County Fair

- Christian Black: In Nigerian dwarf goats, champion, junior doe-kid; champion, intermediate doe-kid; overall reserve champion, doe-kid; reserve champion, wether goat; blue in showmanship. In rabbits, reserve champion, Hotot; blue in showmanship. In...

 

Around Town August 1, 2017

Learn about dry farming from OSU OSU Extension Small Farms Program will host Dry Farming Collaborative Field Days Tuesdays in August. The Dry Farming Collaborative is a group of growers, extension educators, plan breeders and agricultural...

 

Public Safety Log August 1, 2017

July 31 12:12 a.m. - Davy Anthony Phillips, 44, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of second-degree criminal trespass and third-degree theft, 1907 Willow St. Cited and released. July 30 12:23 p.m. - Michael...

 

Rollover on Highway 228

A van rests on its side where it rolled over along the side of Highway 228 between Crawfordsville Drive and Fern Ridge Road on Thursday, July 27. Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2017

New program will allow high-schoolers to prove dependability

Beginning this school year, high school students who show up to school every day, do it on time, work well with others and get their work done will be able to show prospective employers a new score...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 1, 2017

Volunteers, who keep the show going at Oregon Jamboree, say it’s fun, fulfilling

It’s Friday, exactly a week before the gates are due to open at the 2017 Oregon Jamboree. On the Sweet Home High School athletic field, a group of nine people busily cover a softball diamond with...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2017

Council awards $2,500 in grants to three SH organizations

The Sweet Home City Council awarded $2,500 in community grants to three organizations last week. The council, in its July 25 meeting, voted 5-0 to grant $320 to the Singing Christmas Tree and $1,090 each to the Sweet Home Pregnancy Care Center and... Full story

 

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