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Articles from the August 17, 2022 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    August 17, 2022

City manager hopefuls make public debut

About two dozen people attended a Wednesday, Aug. 10, meet-and-greet with the two Sweet Home city manager candidates at City Hall. Kelcey Young and Blair Larsen each gave 10-minute presentations addre...


Farm tours for military vets

The Oregon State University Extension Small Farms Program will hold a series of farm tours for military veterans in the Willamette Valley through Sept. 10. The tours,hosted on four different farms owned or managed by veterans, are for veterans that... Full story

 By Benny Westcott    News    August 17, 2022

Bid solicitations approved for Phase 1 of treatment plant

The Sweet Home City Council voted unanimously Aug. 9 to allow staff to solicit bids for Phase One of the Mahler Water Reclamation Facility Improvements Project. The city has been in design for...

 By Scott Swanson    News    August 17, 2022

Health fair returns Aug. 20 after two-year COVID-19 hiatus

After a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, Sweet Home's Health Fair will return Saturday, Aug. 20. The event will be held outside, in the Sweet Home High School parking lot facing Long Street, from 9 a.m. to...


Squaring off: Gridders of all ages turn out for Football Camp

In this photo, Landon Messmer, left, and Colten Lindsey practice blocking during the Sweet Home High School Football Skills Camp, which ran from Aug. 8-11 at Husky Field. About 150 boys, ranging from...


Melody Ferdani

Melody Ann Ferdani, 72, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 11, 2022. She was born March 28, 1950 in Sweet Home to Donald D. and Betty Iona (Amundson) Hugley. Mrs. Ferdani lived in Sweet Home all her life. She... Full story


Ruby Harmsworth

Ruby LaNae Harmsworth, 87, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 11, 2022, in Albany. She was born May 2, 1935, in Provo, Utah, to John Paul and Verland Ruby (Hansen) Sundquist. She spent her early years with... Full story


Michael Magers

Michael LeRoy Magers, 71, of Sweet Home, died July 31, 2022. He was born Aug. 26, 1950, in McMinnville to Forest LeRoy and Bonnie (Rutherford) Magers. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972. He... Full story


Martha Sylvester

Martha Rene Sylvester, 56, of Bend, formerly of Sweet Home, died Aug. 11, 2022. She was born Nov. 19, 1965, to Ronald and Ina Dunaway of Sweet Home. Mrs. Sylvester enjoyed being with her family and... Full story


Lynda Irene Kimball

Lynda Irene (Summers) Kimball, 79, of Lebanon (formerly Sweet Home), passed away Aug. 8, 2022, at the Evergreen Hospice House in Albany. She was born Oct. 6, 1942, in Fall River Mills, Calif., to... Full story


William Donald Washburne Jr.

On July 26, 2022, William D. (Bill) Washburne Jr., 78 of Sweet Home was called home to be with his Lord and Savior. He passed peacefully in his sleep. Bill was born July 11, 1944, in Norman, Okla.,... Full story


Carrie Lee Totman

Carrie Lee Totman, 69, of Cascadia, lost her battle to cancer on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born July 25, 1953 in Lebanon to Harold Gerald and Carrie Jane (Bell)... Full story


Death Notices (Aug. 17, 2022)

Norma Jane Caine, 92, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 10, 2022, in Mexico. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit Richard David Holcomb, Sr., 79, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 10, 2022.... Full story


Commentary: Sewer plant upgrade costly, but necessary (Aug. 17, 2022)

All of us, but particularly anyone who’s lived, done business, or simply spent time in the general area of the Pleasant Valley bridge just north of Highway 20, should feel some satisfaction at the news that the city is moving forward with...


From Our Files (Aug. 17, 2022)

Aug. 17, 1972 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will clear logs and debris that has jammed Wiley Creek for several years. Wiley Creek has been partially clogged with debris washed down from higher reaches during high waters since the flood of...


Changes come to Sweet Home Chamber

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era The Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center's website and digital membership experience have undergone overhauls with the July 20 rollout of an online...


County Planning Dept. busy with permits, post-fire rebuilding

Linn County’s Planning & Building Department issued 209 total building permits in July, Director Steve Wills told the Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Aug. 9. Board Chair Roger Nyquist was not present and Commissioner Sherrie Sprenger participated b...


Around Town (Aug. 17, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50. Al...


Public Safety (Aug. 17, 2022)

Aug. 8 12:18 a.m. - Allen Dale Ensley, 33, was cited and released on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of second-degree criminal mischief, 18th Ave./Main St. 12:28 a.m. - Matthew Carl Martin, 32, was...


Summer Rainbow in Sweet Home

Following a sudden thunderstorm that dumped about half an inch of rain in town, this rainbow materialized in the skies above Sweet Home Tuesday evening, Aug. 9....


Sweet Home High School grads land nearly $1.76M in scholarships

Following are scholarships awarded to Sweet Home High School graduating seniors from the Class of 2022. This list does not include federal or state need grants. The total amount of scholarships, including financial aid, Oregon Promise, military and...


Soccer Camp

Players and coaches play sharks and minnows, the minnows trying to keep their ball in a circle, during a soccer camp. High school girls team members served as coaches for younger kids, who ranged in...


Circuit Court (Aug. 17, 2022)

Stephen Michael Aziz, 68, petitioned on Aug. 5 that he will plead guilty to DUII, and the state will dismiss a charge of reckless driving. Kayla Lynn Buster, 32, was charged on July 29 with first-degree theft for allegedly stealing lottery ticket...


Fire damages 6th Ave. home

A house sustained smoke damage from a fire beneath it Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the 900 block of 6th Ave. Police and firefighters responded at about 7:30 p.m. to find "copious amounts of smoke" drifting...


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