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Articles from the August 14, 2019 edition

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Mega-bicycle race runs cyclists right through Sweet Home

More than 100 cyclists rolled through Sweet Home off and on all day Saturday, Aug. 9, competing in the Swift Summit Northwest 200/100 cycling race. The event, which started and finished at Conversion...


Local swimmers compete in regional all-star meet

Sweet Home Swim Club's Chloe Tyler and RJ Abbott swam on Oregon's all-star team in the Oregon Swimming Western Zone Championships last week at Mt. Hood Community College. Tyler, who will be a sophomor...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019

Plans for fire station remodel shelved due to increased costs

Of The New Era The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has abandoned plans to remodel Station 22, the Foster substation. The project was among those proposed as part of a $1.575 million bond levy a...


Temperate temperatures, moisture drop fire danger a notch

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Thanks to low temperatures, relatively high moisture and a shot of rain early Thursday morning, the Oregon Department of Forestry South Cascades District reduced the fire danger level from “high” to...


Public Safety Log – August 14, 2019

Aug. 12 5:23 a.m. - Caller reported glass in her back door was broken out, 5600 block of Larch. Information noted. Aug. 11 12:19 a.m. - Shannon Marie Richards, 46, cited and released in field on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original ch...

 By Cathryn Arndt    News    August 14, 2019

Keto diet can help health, but basic good nutrition is key

In the world of nutrition, there is always a revolving door of what is "hot." The ketogenic (keto) diet is no exception. These days there are lots of programs and food products geared toward the keto...


Around Town – August 14, 2019

Summer meals for kids till Aug. 23 Sweet Home School District will continue to offer free lunch and breakfast for kids age 18 and younger at various locations through Aug. 23. There is no cost and reservations are not required. Meals include fresh...


From Our Files – The New Era 25/50 Years Ago – August 14, 2019

Aug. 14, 1969 A thousand balloons, each with a certificate inside good for free merchandise from area merchants, are scheduled for release over Sweet Home next week. The “Bonus Balloon Bonanza” is a Chamber of Commerce Retail Trades Committee...

 By Staff    Opinion    August 14, 2019

Well-intentioned though it might be, new paid family leave law is going to cost all of us

Like many pieces of legislation, Oregon’s new paid leave law provides some benefits. But it’s going to cost us all, just like many of the other “progressive” initiatives our state has formulated in what critics describe as an onward march...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019

City Hall now officially has new address after massive move

Of The New Era The City of Sweet Home opened for business in its new City Hall, 3225 Main St., Monday morning, Aug. 12. Two staff members kept the old City Hall, 1140 12th Ave., open Friday as...


Shirley Atkison

Shirley Ann Atkison, 80, of Sweet Home, passed away July 27, 2019. She was born Aug. 9, 1938 in Lansing, Mich. to Kelly and Dorothy May Patterson. She lived all over the United States. She was Pentecostal. Shirley loved dancing, singing and Elvis.... Full story


Phillip Jackson

Phillip Jackson was born on June 25, 1939 in Wichita Kansas, to parents Willard C. and Mary (nee Beatty), the youngest of four boys. At his father's passing in 1945, he and his brothers were raised... Full story


Death Notices – August 14, 2019

Former Sweet Home resident Patricia Hoy Hainline, 85, of Hammond, died Aug. 5, 2019 in Seaside. Ocean View Funeral and Cremation Service of Astoria is handling the arrangements. Karen Faye Myers, 63, of Cascadia, died Aug. 10, 2019.  Sweet Home... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019

Board votes to accelerate school repairs after storm damage

Of The New Era The Sweet Home School Board put the hammer down on repairs to district schools Monday night, Aug. 12. Board members voted 5-0 to approve a resolution declaring an emergency, which allow...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019

Health Fair bigger and better this year

Of The New Era Health vendors of all kinds will gather in Sweet Home Saturday to promote healthy living among Sweet Home residents at the fourth annual community Health Fair. “We’re maxed out this year in the Activity Gym,” said volunteer...

 By Scott Swanson    News    August 14, 2019

7-Eleven switchover not just a name change

Of The New Era Sweet Home's former Circle K convenience store was shut down last week as construction workers turned it into a 7-Eleven. The store is getting a total overhaul, said Mary Kay Riley,...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019

District gets new wheels for new school year

Of The New Era The Sweet Home School District last week moved four new buses into its fleet. The 2020 77-passenger Blue Bird Vision buses will replace four 2002 Blue Birds that have had various issues...


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