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Local swimmers compete in big meets

Sweet Home star swimmer Megan Hager competed over the weekend in U.S. Swimming's 2019 Futures Championships at Mt. Hood Aquatic Center in Gresham, coming away with one personal best and just missing...


Public Safety – August 7, 2019

Aug. 5 1:02 a.m. - Caller reported that a male subject had come onto the Jamboree grounds twice and was then refusing to leave. Male left on foot while caller was on the phone with dispatch. Officer unable to locate. 3 a.m. - Caller reported that...


Around Town – August 7, 2019

Thriller ‘Gaslight’ movie at the 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 Aug. 8 film will be “Gaslight,” a 1944...


TOPS members attend Recognition Day

TOPS #0309 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) represented Sweet Home very well at IRD (International Recognition Day) in Portland. Donna Ego was the State Queen runner up for 2017 with a 70-pound loss and...

 By Scott Swanson    News    August 7, 2019

Local teens learn leadership during summit at Cascadia Park

Of The New Era A dozen teenagers, all but one blindfolded, stumbled around a grassy area of Cascadia State Park Saturday morning, July 27, learning to be leaders. They were some of the two dozen...


Norman Eiler Kaldahl

Norman Eiler Kaldahl, 85, of Sweet Home, went to meet his Lord and Savior, on July 28, 2019. He was born in Omaha, Neb. on Dec. 27, 1933 to Eiler Chris and Karen Marie (Jensen) Kaldahl. They were... Full story


Sylvia Starline

Sylvia J. Starline, 79, of Foster died Aug. 2, 2019. She was born Sept. 22, 1939 in Santa Rosa, Calif. to James and Savannah (Phillips) Parker.  She was raised in California, then moved to Arizona... Full story


Death Notices – August 7, 2019

Shirley Ann Atkison, 80, of Sweet Home, died July 27, 2019.  Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit Janice Borden, 72, of Sweet Home died Aug. 1, 2019. Sweet Home Funeral...


Planners hold off on updates to city code

Of The New Era With just four members present, the Planning Commission held off taking action on proposed zoning code revisions Monday night during its regular meeting to allow more input from additional commissioners at its Sept. 3 meeting....

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 7, 2019

Hot Country Nights: Oregon Jamboree comes 'close' to record attendance

Of The New Era The Oregon Jamboree didn't quite match its record performance this year, but it was close, according to Festival Director Robert Shamek. His initial estimate, based on scan counts, volu...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 7, 2019

Got art? New City Hall gallery to display work

Of The New Era When the new City Hall opens at 3225 Main St. on Friday, Aug. 23, it will include a gallery space for public art displays. During the grand opening the SHOCASE Public Arts Committee...

 By Scott Swanson    News    August 7, 2019

Josai visitors experience new things during this year's trip to Sweet Home

Of The New Era The 2019 Josai exchange group ended their 13-day visit to Sweet Home with a first: a visit to the Jamboree. "We came later this year," said Takashi Takahashi, international school liais...


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