Articles from the September 6, 2023 edition

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City seeking funds for new bandstand

The city of Sweet Home is seeking to raise $66,200 from the community to complete the Lower Sankey Park Phase III Project. The project would include a new bandstand to replace the one that was...


Familiar community face to lead local B&G Club

The role of Sweet Home clubhouse director for the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam hasn't existed for a few years, but new Executive Director Casey Humphrey, who started this summer,...

 By Sarah Brown    News    September 6, 2023

Chavez-DeRemer tours Weyerhaeuser mill

Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05), a member of the House Agriculture Committee's Forestry Subcommittee, toured the Weyerhaeuser lumber mill in Lebanon on Aug. 30. Chavez-DeRemer told The New Era the...


Sweet Home man dies in single vehicle Highway 228 crash

On Saturday, Sept. 2 at approximately 8:52 p.m., the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 228, near milepost 19, in Linn County. The preliminary investigation indicated... Full story


Pickup truck and motorized scooter collide on Main

At 4:29 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, emergency personnel responded to a traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian at 899 Main St. A gray 2016 Toyota Tacoma driven by Richard Evans, 60, of...


Sweet Home mom starts at-home taxidermy business

Tyla Brooks, 29, wanted to get out of the medical field, work for herself, and be more involved in her two little kids' lives rather than being gone all day. So, naturally, she started a taxidermy...


Radiator Supply House celebrates 20 years

Radiator Supply House celebrated their 20th anniversary with a party on their property on Thursday, Aug. 31. The bash featured live music from Eddyville, open fire barbecue from Victor Perez of Super...

 By Alex Paul    News    September 6, 2023

Commissioners approve Enterprise Zone request

On Tuesday morning, Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist and Will Tucker approved an Enterprise Zone tax abatement request for CorrQuest Automation which produces corrugated cardboard production equipment shipped worldwide. Commissioner Sherrie Sp... Full story


Chavez-DeRemer urges governor to address Measure 110 fallout

Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05) questioned Governor Tina Kotek on what the state’s approach will be, if any, to mitigate the fallout of Measure 110, as data shows a majority of Oregonians support a total repeal of the failed “experiment.... Full story


Huskies look to enforce their will with "solid" lineman group

Sweet Home's football team will be looking to battle in the trenches for success this season, as Head Coach Ryan Adams identified the Husky offensive and defensive lines as the "most solid" position...


Boys soccer team undergoes "building year"

The Sweet Home boys soccer team will field a young squad this season as they try to compete in the Oregon West Conference, one of the toughest leagues in the state. Last year the Huskies finished...


Cross country hopes to improve with more experience

The Sweet Home boys and girls cross country squads should be improved this season over last year's showing, according to Head Coach Dave Martin. The girls finished fourth at districts last year,...


Girls soccer looks to notch victories, welcomes new faces

Sweet Home girls soccer will hope to find the back of the net and the win column this season, despite a fair amount of inexperience. The Huskies hope to improve upon their 2-10-2 record last season, i...


Volleyball building tough team in league of giants

One thing is sure for Sweet Home as it looks ahead to its 2023 volleyball schedule: There will be no easy nights. That's because the Huskies will face some of the top teams in the league this year,...


Volleyball opens season with two straight set victories

Sweet Home volleyball started off the season with wins in straight sets at Junction City and at home against Molalla last week. They beat the Tigers 30-28, 25-11, 25-15 on Aug. 29 and the Indians...


Girls soccer comes up short in first two matches

The Sweet Home girls soccer team has struggled so far this season, dropping its first two contests by wide margins. The Huskies lost 9-1 to Klamath Union on Aug. 28 and 7-0 to Elmira on Aug. 31. The...


Boys soccer ties Elmira on the road

The Sweet Home boys soccer team opened the season with a pair of road matchups, first losing to Klamath Union 8-2 on Aug. 28 and then drawing Elmira 3-3 on Aug. 31. Against Klamath Union, senior Ben Tolman scored about six minutes into the game....


"Really good day" for Sweet Home Husky cross-country

Sweet Home’s young cross-country team had a “really good day” at their season-opening Ultimook Race in Tillamook Saturday, Sept. 2, Coach Dave Martin said. “The meet went pretty well, as far as people’s places went and as far as Andrew (McI...


Football falls to Madras in opening game

Sweet Home football came up short in the first game of the season Friday night, losing a low scoring affair on the road against Madras, 16-2. The teams were scoreless through one quarter. In the second quarter, the White Buffalo scored all of their...


Joel William Applebaum

Joel William Applebaum March 13, 1993 - August 23, 2023 Joel William Applebaum, 30, of Sweet Home passed away August 23, 2023. Joel was born on March 13, 1993 in Santa Rosa, California, to his... Full story


Sheryl Ann Koenig

Sheryl Ann Koenig June 7, 1957 - August 29, 2023 Sheryl Ann Koenig, 66, of Sweet Home passed away August 29, 2023. She was born June 7, 1957 to Wilma (Hibdon) and Richard Smith in Grants Pass. She has lived in Sweet Home with her daughter for over... Full story


Louis Paul Williams

Louis Paul Williams March 3, 1951 - August 28, 2023 Louis Paul Williams, 72, of Sweet Home passed away, August 28, 2023. A memorial with military honors will be 3 pm, Monday, September 11th at Willamette National Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel... Full story


A. J. Modisette

A. J. Modisette October 7, 1952 - July 23, 2023 A. J. Modisette, 70, of Sweet Home passed away July 23, 2023. A celebration of life will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Crowfoot Baptist Church, 699 Cascade Dr., Lebanon. The family... Full story


Around Town - September 6, 2023 Edition

Community Market Saturday, Sept. 9, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Public Parking Lot, 1141 12th Ave., Sweet Home. Calling all shoppers! Our Community Market has artists, food trucks, farmers, and vendors of any kind! All vendor spaces will be free, and open...


Heartfelt Thanks

We’d love to extend our heartfelt thanks to the folks who worked so hard to suppress and contain the Wiley Creek fire that had so many of us locals worried. We were blessed to have so many skilled people involved in this endeavor, Nikki Swanson... Full story


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