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Articles from the August 27, 2013 edition

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Beatrice Copeland

Sept. 16, 1911 - Aug. 19, 2013 Beatrice Renfro Linton Copeland, 101, formerly of Sweet Home died Aug. 19, 2013 in Portland. She was born Sept. 16, 1911 in Tishamingo, Okla. to Bob and Lizzie (Renfro)...

 By Staff    News    August 27, 2013

Oak Heights 'home' for new principal

Courtney Murphy was sad to leave a community she loved, Sandy; but she did it for the growth of her career and to return to another community for which she has affection: Sweet Home. Murphy, 46, is...

 By Staff    News    August 27, 2013

Common Core, pool funding lead list of school to-do's

Entering his fourth year as District 55 School Board chairman, Jason Redick says the list of things to do for Sweet Home schools includes working this year to adjust to national Common Core Standards, evaluating the impacts of the four-day school...


Cops to be out in full force for Labor Day

Kicking off the Labor Day holiday weekend Friday, Aug. 30, travelers on Oregon highways should see an obvious increase in the number of Oregon State Police patrol vehicles, marked and unmarked. All available sworn personnel assigned to Field...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 27, 2013

Trees for fish

The sound of running water in Soda Fork Creek, 25 miles east of Sweet Home, is punctuated by the revving of a diesel engine, cutting through the quiet of a summer afternoon in the Willamette National... Full story

 By Bill Wilson    News    August 27, 2013

Now is no time for GOP timidity on Obamacare

Three-and-a-half years ago, every single Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives — and 34 Democrats — voted against Barack Obama’s socialized medicine bill. And since taking control of the House following the 2010... Full story


For those who care, it's time for vision

It’s been a busy summer for us here at The New Era and apparently it’s not just us. Reading our story on page 15 about the progress of the city’s vision process, it’s pretty clear that we aren’t participating as much as we probably should...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 27, 2013

City seeks input on vision for future; plans community discussion meeting

Members of the city-led vision committee are seeking more involvement from the community as they prepare for a community-wide meeting in November to begin finalizing the new vision, an updated strategic plan, goals and objectives. “What we’re...

 By Staff    News    August 27, 2013

Cool Soda comment period approaching

Administrators of the Cool Soda Planning Area project expect to solicit public comments in October, and the Sweet Home Ranger District will probably complete the National Environmental Policy Act process by October 2014. “We’re just drafting the... Full story


Around Town

Spay/neuter clinic to be held Saturday The Feral Cat Coalition of Ore-gon is holding a stray and feral cat spay/neuter and vaccination clinic on Sunday, Sept. 29 in Corvallis Suggested donation is $30. No cat turned away. Register now at (503)... Full story


Huskies kick off football season Friday against Redmond

Sweet Home’s football team will open its 2013 campaign at 7 p.m. Friday night, Aug. 30, against Redmond, a team that Husky Coach Dustin Nichol expects to give his players a serious workout on their...


Linn County Circuit Court Cases

Karissa Lynette Williams pleaded no contest to third-degree assault in Linn County Circuit Court on Aug. 9 and was sentenced to 30 days in jail with three years of probation in connection with an April case in which a victim said she had been kidnapp...


Sweet Home Senior Center News and Activities

Monthly News September is a month of many happenings, including National Senior Center Month. Some of us have been on vacation, spending time with grandchildren, and enjoying the festivities of summer. September continues to offer nice weather for us... Full story


Public Safety Aug. 15-Aug. 25

Aug. 25 4:05 a.m. - Jeffrey Michael Clark, 43, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of second-degree disorderly conduct, Eugene. 10:51 a.m. - Caller reported an injured deer, Highway 20 near western city limits....


Betty Ruth Watkins

Betty Ruth Watkins, 86, of Foster passed into Eternity Sunday with her four beloved children by her side at Evergreen Samaritan Hospice in Albany after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born... Full story


Elmer Van Epps

Aug. 7, 1937 - Aug. 22, 2013 Elmer Ira Van Epps, 76, of Sweet Home died Aug. 22, 2013 in Corvallis. He was born Aug. 7, 1937 in Holley to Ira and Mildred (Fruit) Van Epps. He lived in the Sweet Home...


Joan Johnson

May 21, 1942- Aug. 12, 2013 Joan Johnson, 71, died peacefully Aug. 12, 2013 after a five-year battle with dementia. She was born May 21, 1942 in Lebanon, to Frank and Esther Brown. She grew up in Coos...


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