Articles from the August 16, 2023 edition

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 By Sarah Brown    News    August 16, 2023

Fire crews battle 220-acre blaze east of Sweet Home

Firefighters from multiple agencies are working together to contain and extinguish a fire located about six miles southeast of Sweet Home. According to a press release by Linn County Sheriff's Office,...

 By Scott Swanson    News    August 16, 2023

Journeyman Meat Cutter to Feed Store Owner Garry Burks Reflects on Nearly 50 Years at Santiam Feed and Supply

By Scott Swanson For The New Era Garry Burks was a journeyman meat cutter in need of a new job when his life took an abrupt turn. It may not have seemed abrupt at the time, but 49 years later ......

 By Sarah Brown    News    August 16, 2023

City to install LED street light bulbs, discuss sewer rate increase

The City Council approved during its Aug. 8 meeting a contract with Ameresco to install energy efficient bulbs in the city's 881 street lights. The move is expected to reduce electrical costs to the...

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 16, 2023

Business Manager: District Tries to Buy Food Locally

At the Aug. 14 Sweet Home School District board meeting at the District Office, Kevin Strong, the district's business manager, gave a presentation on the district's nutrition services program. He...

 By Sarah Brown    News    August 16, 2023

Kandyce Stirman new shelter director

The Sweet Home Resource and Shelter sub-committee introduced a new director for the managed outreach and community resource facility during its meeting on Aug. 7. Brock Byers, program manager for...

 By Sarah Brown    News    August 16, 2023

New law allows self-service fuel

Governor Tina Kotek signed a "consumer choice fueling bill" (House Bill 2426) into law on Aug. 4 after it passed the state House and Senate with bipartisan support during the 2023 Legislative...


Owen Lawrence Stalford

April 17, 1940 - July 29, 2023 Owen Lawrence Stalford, 83, of Sweet Home passed away July 29, 2023. He was born on April 17, 1940 to Frances (Kirby) and Lawrence Stalford in Oretown. He grew up in... Full story


Bobby Gene Walker

February 10, 1938 - August 4, 2023 Bobby Gene Walker, 85, of Sweet Home passed Friday August 4, 2023, surrounded by his family. Bob was born in Sweet Home to Thomas and Rita (Chambers) Walker. While... Full story


Arleta "Nona" Naomie Rogers

November 23, 1922 - August 6, 2023 Arleta "Nona" Naomie Rogers, 100, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday, August 6, 2023. She was born November 23, 1922 to Lydia (Swearingen) and Addison Inskeet in... Full story


Death Notices - August 16, 2023 Edition

Charles “Chuck” Robert Finlayson March 6, 1936 - August 7, 2023 Charles “Chuck” Robert Finlayson, 87, of Lebanon passed away Monday, August 7, 2023. Viewing will be 10 am Tuesday August 15th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Full story


Around Town - August 16, 2023 Edition

Arts Guild seeks auto photos Linn County Arts Guild invites local photographers to submit mounted, framed and ready-to-hang photos of automotive themes for its third annual Photo Show. The show will run Aug. 1 through Sept. 2 at 846 Main St. in...


From Our Files - August 16, 2023 Edition

Aug. 16, 1973 E.L. "Doc" Wright likes to fool around with a gold pan in Quartzville Creek and now he gets to show his hobby to the world. He will star in a pilot show, "Treasure Probe Unlimited,"...


Circuit Court - August 16, 2023 Edition

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Calvin Alvin Ames, Samuel Frank Ayers, Curtis Ray Daniel, Ashlee Dee Flanagan, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Isaac Booker Justham, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael Trevor Hilton, Ariel Shanea Kaping, Faron Walter...


Public Safety - August 16, 2023 Edition

Aug. 7, 2023. 8:29 a.m. CAMP 10 #121, Harassment: PR reports she was assaulted at the location last night. Carson, Brandi Ann, 41 years old, is in custody for harassment. Booked, cited, and released. 9:02 a.m. 1814 FIR St., Theft 1st Deg: Fishing...


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