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Articles from the August 3, 2005 edition

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Franklin L. Costa Aug. 28, 1932-July 25, 2005 Franklin "Frank" L. Costa, 72, of Sweet Home died on Monday, July 25, 2005. He was born on Aug. 28, 1932 in Long Beach, Calif., the son of Joseph L. and Grace L. (Ferris) Costa. He served in the U.S. Air... Full story


Rob Waibel second in SuperJack competition

After eight events in the SuperJack professional lumberjack competition in Celebration, Fla., silver medallist Rob Waibel of West Linn was separated from the top spot by only three points after...

 By Bill Nyara    Sports    August 3, 2005

Hatchery closes fish trap for season after decent season

For The New Era This year's trapping and recycling program on the South Santiam River will come to a close Friday, July 29. The crew at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's South Santiam Hatchery has recycled fish since February, with more... Full story


Snap-On Tools finishes fifth in state

Snap-On Tools, Sweet Home's 11-12-year-old youth National League team, placed fifth in the state last weekend after losing its final two games by identical scores, 9-4. Coach Dick Reynolds said his...


Letters to the Editor

Wal-Mart less than a pleasure Editor: You can count me among the curious because I too just had to go to the new Wal-Mart to see for myself the big new "superstore." The opportunity arose when we needed new water filters for two humidifiers we... Full story


Parents can help combat 'summer learning loss'

Superintendent, School District 55 Nearly all children display some level of what educators call "summer learning loss." In some studies it was found that students lost between 50 and 60 percent of what they had learned during the previous year. It... Full story


History from The New Era

Aug. 4, 1955 A near tragedy took place last Sunday afternoon at the Sweet Home city limits on Holley Road when a bullet crashed through the windshield of a new car in which Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rice, of Oregon City, were passengers. Gwen Heeter, Holley...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 3, 2005

Neighbors object to proposed development along river

Of The New Era Dan Desler's former associates raised objections to his proposed Western States Land Reliance Trust project at a Sweet Home Planning Commission hearing Monday night, Aug. 1. But they say they may withdraw their opposition depending on... Full story


Two hospitalized after collision at Pleasant Valley and Main

Six persons were transported from the scene of an accident at the intersection of Main Street and Pleasant Valley Road at about 1:30 p.m. on July 29. Four of the victims have returned home since the a...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 3, 2005

Emergency personnel stretched by Jamboree crowds

Of The New Era What appeared to be the largest Oregon Jamboree festival ever left public safety personnel stretched last weekend. "We got hammered," said Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 3, 2005

Jamboree appears to be biggest ever

and Scott Swanson Of The New Era The 2005 Oregon Jamboree soared to new heights as it notched a three-day attendance record of roughly 27,000 people who braved the heat to hear a star-studded line-up... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 3, 2005

After two months as Sheriff, Tim Mueller sees lots of work ahead

Of The New Era Tim Mueller is enjoying his new post as Linn County Sheriff. Mueller was appointed on June 1 by the Linn County Board of Commissioners to succeed Dave Burright. Mueller was undersheriff...

 By Josh Coward    News    August 3, 2005

Japanese students visit Sweet Home in Josai program

For The New Era Seventeen students are back in Japan after spending the last two weeks in Sweet Home under the Josai Program. The program, which has run for 24 years, sends students from Sweet Home...

 By Josh Coward    News    August 3, 2005

Disabled man gets wheels from generous donors

For The New Era A disabled Sweet Home man has a set of wheels, thanks to the generosity of local residents who helped raise $17,500 for a wheelchair-equipped van. Last February friends of Bob and Anit...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 3, 2005

Schoolteacher spends summer sniffing out smoke

Of The New Era Craig Wilson cracked his window just a little bit as he drove down McDowell Creek Road. "A lot of times, I won't see the fire," Wilson said. "I'll smell the smoke." He finds about 75 pe...


Paul and Roselene

Paul and Roselene "Pete" Loree will commemorate their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration at the Sweet Home Elks Club at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, with their children present. They were...


Jessica Lowery and Logan Cooley to wed

essica Lowery and Logan Cooley have announced their engagement to marry in May 2006. Lowery is the daughter of Allen and Teri Lowery of 41625 Marks Ridge Drive. She is a Sweet Home High School... Full story


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