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Articles from the September 1, 2021 edition

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City Council discusses homeless center plan

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era Last winter, an impromptu tent encampment at the Nazarene Church provided shelter to Sweet Home's homeless, a subset of the population that consists of 44 people,...

 

New superintendent takes helm at school district

Lisa Riggs became superintendent of the Sweet Home School District on Tuesday, Aug. 17, succeeding Tom Yahraes, who resigned earlier this month after a half-decade at the helm. Riggs brings 25 years...

 

Dry summer putting the heat on trees

Trees, especially those along some local highway stretches, have suffered from the record-setting heat Oregon has experienced this summer, experts say. "It's been a super hot and dry summer," said...

 

Jerome 'Jerry' Donahe

Aug. 14, 1937 - April 17, 2021 Jerome Francis Donahe (Jerry or J.F.), of Silverton, 83, passed in early morning hours of April 17, 2021, in Salem, of non-COVID-related causes. He was born Aug. 14,... Full story

 

Lee Allan Wallace

May 17, 1925 - Aug. 17, 2021 Lee Allan Wallace, 96, passed away peacefully on Aug. 17, 2021. He was born on May 17, 1925 to James S. and Ezma Wallace in Borden, Saskatchewan, Canada. Lee was the fourt... Full story

 

Tune It Up Tuesday

Adam Larson performs in the parking lot next to the Rio Theatre Tuesday evening, Aug. 24, to a crowd of about 100 people at Tune it up Tuesdays, a downtown activity started in late August by the...

 

Teen stabbed in Sankey Park; suspect arrested

A Sweet Home teen was stabbed early Sunday afternoon in Sankey Park, and another Sweet Home man was arrested later in the day in connection with the stabbing, police said. According to Capt. Jason...

 

Samaritan tightens COVID-19 visitor restrictions

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties, Samaritan Health Services has enacted tighter visitor restrictions. Under the new policy, which went into effect last week, visitors are not permitted at...

 

History (Sept. 1, 2021)

Sept. 2, 1971 A back-to-school evening last week drew many people to seek for bargains at sidewalk counters, as well as within the stores of participating merchants in downtown Sweet Home. Prospects look favorable for a substantial Douglas fir cone...

 

Oregon taking failed strategy to win in education

By Micah Perry In this summer’s Olympic Games, Oregon natives Kim Hill and Ryan Crouser showed up, pushed themselves, and earned gold medals. Those medals have meaning – to them, to their team, and to their country. You don’t get that kind of...

 

Letter: U.S. can only blame self – or its leaders

Editor: The U.S. government estimates that the 9/11 attacks, which originated in Afghanistan, cost Osama bin Laden $500,000. We, on the other had blew $6.4 trillion (figure includes 40-year obligation to veterans’ medical/disability). That’s...

 

Around Town (Sept. 1, 2021)

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....

 

Public Safety (Sept. 1, 2021)

August 23 12:43 p.m. - Codie Joe Holley, 20, arrested on Sweet Home Municipal warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of third-degree theft, Linn County Jail. 2:28 p.m. - Caller reported a suspicious person in the 26300 block of Fern Ridg...

 

Rotary Golf

The Sweet Home Rotary Club held its fourth annual Dolly Parton Imagination Library Golf Tournament at Pineway Golf Course Friday, Aug. 20. More than $2,400 was raised to support the Dolly Parton...

 

Albany church making move Sept. 16

The steeple of Albany's historic Cumberland Church, built in 1892, will be removed for refurbishing and replacement on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and the building itself will make a long-awaited journey...

 

Oregon State Fair Awards

In the first photo, Pippi Somatis shows off the grand champion ribbon she won with her dairy goats, Muriel and Aurora, in the Oregon State Fair livestock competitions over the weekend. In the second...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 1, 2021

Kids learn basic bike maintenance during LEAP program

Twins Kaydin and Xavier Pennington, 13, rolled away from the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam on their new bikes on Friday, Aug. 27. They had just spent the week learning how to fix a flat...

 

OSU scientists work on adapting dry forests for new fire regimes

By Steve Lundeberg Oregon State University Writer Oregon State University scientists and collaborators from throughout the West say that thinning and prescribed burning are crucial parts of adaptive management for seasonally dry, fire-dependent...

 

Old-growth tree rings show evidence of 1700 tsunami

By Michelle Klampe Oregon State University Writer Core samples taken from a stand of old growth Douglas-fir trees in the South Beach area just south of Newport showed reduced growth following the 9.0...

 

County calls for drought state of emergency

The mid-valley hasn’t seen significant rainfall for more than two months and temperatures have been above normal – hitting triple digits several times – prompting Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist and Will Tucker at their Tuesday, Aug. 24...

 

SHHS athletic department welcomes new, familiar faces

Sweet Home High School's athletic department features a pair of new, if familiar faces this year, with one long recognized by anyone following local sports. As a three-decade teaching and coaching...

 

Volleyball Jamboree Winners

In the first photo, Adaira Sleutel, left, unloads a kill over Corbett defenders Thursday, Aug. 26, as Sweet Home warmed up for its season-opener with a round-robin jamboree against the Cardinals,...

 

Huskies have numbers and skills as they enter football season

New Head Coach Ryan Adams and his Sweet Home football team should find out pretty quickly where they stand in the state 4A competition as they open against Marist this Friday, Sept. 3. But with a...

 

Volleyball: Defending state champs start season with question marks

What do you do after you've just won the first-ever state championship for your school, and then lost eight decorated seniors to graduation? Welcome to the world of Coach Mary Hutchins and the...

 

Girls look to improve on last soccer season with talented squad

With a lot of returning talent, Sweet Home girls soccer hopes to improve on last season's record of 3-7-1. The team returns seven starters - senior defender Meagan Baham, senior forward Chloe...

 

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