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City Hall goes to bid

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved plans to seek bids to remodel the new City Hall building. The council voted 7-0 to move forward with the project during its regular meeting on Aug. 28. City officials are planning to move City Hall to...

 

Logger finds hobby in woodworking

In a case of real-life foreshadowing, Kody Marvin was the Tin Woodman in the Sweet Home High School's production of the "Wizard of Oz." "But he's got a heart," said his girlfriend, Naomi Martinez....

 

Owner seeks arsenic solution

Landlord Josh Victor says he plans to initiate the process to connect his north 18th Avenue properties to city water in response to the detection of arsenic in well water in the area. During tests for formaldehyde and diesel fuel contamination...

 

Library wraps up summer with puppet show, carnival games

The Sweet Home Public Library's Summer Reading Program ended last week with a bang – actually, a lot of bangs. And Ooga Booga. That was the name of the caveman. And he said it a lot while he...

 

Sweet Home School District adds 16 new teachers

Sixteen new teachers started the school year in the Sweet Home School District this week. • Joel Aplebaum, who will teach special education and Basic Life Skills at Sweet Home Junior High, is from Sweet Home. He holds a master of arts degree. • T...

 

Council selects three members to travel to Washington, D.C.

The Sweet Home City Council voted 6-0 to send three members to Washington, D.C., for the upcoming national tree lighting ceremony to be held on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. A fourth councilor’s plans to travel there will not be sanctioned by...

 

Garbage rate increase moves forward

The Sweet Home City Council last week held the first two readings of an ordinance authorizing an 8 percent increase in city trash service rates to help cover the increasing cost of recycling. The council had delayed reading the ordinance for the...

 

Editorial: Councilors must avoid quorum on D.C. trip

Public meetings laws are important for us, the citizens of Oregon. At the risk of sounding cynical, many otherwise upstanding public officials have an uncanny propensity toward secrecy and abuse of power when not restrained by laws that require acces...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    News    September 5, 2018

Drought affecting Oregon conifers

Conifers in Oregon are getting hit hard by several years of drought, to the point that many are dying. “Beginning in 2013-14, we started to see significant impact on Doug-firs in western Oregon, particularly in the south end of the state,” said...

 

Around Town

Folk performer at library Thursday Adam Miller, folksinger, story-teller and autoharp virtuoso, will perform a free, sing-along concert at the Sweet Home Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. He will perform folksongs about the American L...

 
 By The New Era    News    September 5, 2018

Public Safety

Aug. 30 10:46 a.m. - Caller reported that someone cut the passenger side rear section of the soft top on her jeep while she was boating, 44500 block of Quartzville. Report taken. Aug. 29 4:45 a.m. - Caller found a cell phone at the CFN fuel station,...

 
 By Staff    Sports    September 5, 2018

Boys soccer opens with loss to Elmira, faces gauntlet

The Huskies made a big stand in the first quarter of the game against Elmira in boys soccer at home Thursday, but Elmira broke away before halftime to beat the Huskies 5-0. “The first 20 to 25 minutes were great, I think surprisingly great,” said...

 
 By Staff    Sports    September 5, 2018

Girls lose soccer opener

The girls lost their opening varsity soccer game to Elmira 3-0 on the road Thursday afternoon. Coach Ramiro Santana said his team held off Elmira through the first half, but “that’s the only (pre-league) game I can see some of the JV players and...

 

City looking for grant for sidewalks around SHJH

The City of Sweet Home is pursuing a grant to construct sidewalks around Sweet Home Junior High School, including on the hill on Mountain View Road between Ames Creek Road and 22nd Avenue. While the Sweet Home School District is moving forward with...

 

Sweet Home gridders lose tough matchup against Marist

Sweet Home came into their season opener against Marist Friday knowing they were in for a tough matchup against a team that had just dropped down from the 5A Division. That came to fruition in a...

 
 By Staff    Sports    September 5, 2018

Harriers finish in middle of the pack at Tillamook Nike Invitational

Jessy Hart and Eddy Martinez-Maya were the top finishers for the Sweet Home cross-country teams Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Ultimook Hydrangea Race Nike Invitational at Hydrangea Ranch in Tillamook. Hart, a junior and the lone girl running for the...

 
 By Staff    Sports    September 5, 2018

Spikers beat Cheesemakers, roll over Molalla

Sweet Home's volleyball team looked like it was picking up where it left off last year, opening the season last week with wins over Tillamook (3-2) on the road and Molalla (3-0) at home. "We're doing...

 

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