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Contact Your Local Government Representatives

City of Sweet Home – Craig Martin, City Manager, (541) 367-8969 cmartin@ci.sweet-home.or.us City Council – Jim Gourley, Mayor, (541) 367-8969 e-mail: jgourley@ci.sweet-home.or.us – Scott McKee, President Pro Tem, (541) 405-6191... Full story

 

Water polo squad rebuilding after losses

For The New Era For the water polo team, 2011 will be a rebuilding year. Gone are six of the seven starters from last year's squad. Senior Jake Johnson, the only returning starter, is joined by six other returnees – Sten Weld, Katie Turner, Emi...

 

Coach optimistic about well-deserved results in soccer

With a few new faces and experienced returning players, high school boys soccer Coach Ryan Regrutto is optimistic that his team will get the wins it deserves this season. There was a point, the...

 

Girls soccer starts with record numbers, high hopes

Coach Ramiro Santana has about the best problem he could hope for this year as girls soccer gets under way. He has a full roster at the varsity and junior varsity level, which means, with more than... Full story

 

New runners mean cross-country starts with questions

Coming off one of its most successful seasons in school history, the Sweet Home cross-country team is looking to reload with a roster full of runners new to the program. The Husky girls ran away from...

 

Volleyball: No substitute for experience for Huskies

If there ever were a year when things came together for the Sweet Home volleyball team, this may be it. Back for the Huskies are nearly their entire starting line-up from last year, a group of girls...

 

Young grid squad looking to move up this season

For The New Era After a 3-7 season last year the Huskies are looking to move up with a strong junior class and some veterans back from 2010. Sweet Home started the season with a new head coach,...

 

Johnson fourth in first college race

Corban’s women’s cross country team, led by Sweet Home’s Olivia Johnson, placed five runners in the Top 10 individually, as the Warriors finished second at the annual Corban Invitational Saturday behind fellow Cascade Collegiate Conference memb...

 
 By Mark Floyd,    News    September 7, 2011

Toxic tansy ragwort spreading throughout Oregon

Oregon State University writer The near-eradication three decades ago of tansy ragwort, one of Oregon’s most problematic invasive species, was considered a crowning achievement because of innovative biological control methods. But this year, tansy...

 

Utility rates remain unchanged

Take a look at your water and sewer bill for the past two months. You might notice the rates are the same as they were in June. The city of Sweet Home did not change the rates at all this fiscal year, which began on July 1. The City Council normally...

 

Huskies step up on all sides to blank Stayton

Junior running back Wade Paulus and sophomore Spencer Knight romped past Stayton for three touchdowns as Sweet Home opened its 2011 season with a decided bang Friday night, and the Husky defense...

 

Despite obstacles, local relay teams reach finish line

For The New Era For the Sweet Home boys Portland to Coast team, the breakdown of one of their two vans right at the start of the 130-mile relay road race was only the beginning of it all. The...

 

Bottom line better for rodeo

This year’s Sweet Home Rodeo reduced its shortfall from last year by at least 50 percent, according to President Dick Coffin. In ballpark figures, the rodeo lost about $13,000 in the 2010 event. This year, it lost approximately $6,000, Coffin... Full story

 

Proposed animal ordinance would allow minimum of six chickens in city

The City Council will likely hear a proposal this month to allow at least six chicken hens per property within the city limits. while banning roosters entirely. The proposal, which originated with a request by resident Bruce Hobbes last spring, has... Full story

 

New postmaster brings experience in midst of change

Carrie Wilson may be new to Sweet Home’s Post Office, but she brings plenty of experience in this territory. Wilson, 31, is the new postmaster in Sweet Home, replacing Ralph Peterson, who retired ea...

 

Pressing on 10 years after 9-11

This Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of the Muslim terrorists’ attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon, which killed nearly 3,000 innocent civilians. It was, and remains, one of the all-time dastardly deeds of viol...

 

Bridge bras event raises $900 to fight breast cancer

The third annual Bras Across the Bridge fund-raiser to combat breast cancer raised $900, organizers said. The event, titled “Stepping up to the Line and Bowling a Strike against Breast Cancer,...

 

Diana Kay Holben

September 21, 1941 - August 21, 2011 Diana Kay Holben, the oldest of three children, was born to Baxter and Maxine Holben in Spearfish, S.D. on September 21, 1941. After several moves, the family... Full story

 

Eileen Marie Steen-Munts

May 25, 1951 - September 1, 2011 Eileen Steen-Munts, 60, of Sweet Home, formerly of Scotts Valley, Calif., passed away Thursday after a long illness. She leaves behind her husband, whom she loved...

 

Virginia Urban

Oct. 8, 1933-Aug. 29, 2011 Virginia Urban, 77, of Sweet Home died Aug. 29, 2011. She was born Oct. 8, 1933 in Dillard, Mo., to Fred M. and Mary E. (Trask) Naeve Sr. She married Harold G. Urban on... Full story

 

Jack Tungett

May 16, 1938-Aug. 31, 2011 Jack Tungett, 73, of Sweet Home died Aug. 31, 2011 at home, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 52 years: Pat; daughters Sherry and son-in-law James Kudna of Salem, and Jennifer Hendricks of... Full story

 

Johnston Field getting a facelift

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam are in the midst of improving Roy Johnston Park, the home of Sweet Home’s summer youth baseball and softball programs. The project began about a year...

 

Triathlon festival to put swimmers in Foster, bikers and runners on roads

Nearly 200 triathletes are expected this weekend for the inaugural Best in the West Triathlon Festival, which starts and finishes at Lewis Creek Park. The two-day event will feature three separate races – sprint- and half-Ironman-distance...

 

Ranger district offers guidance in the fine art of finding hidden gems along the river

Spend a little bit of time in the right place on the Sweet Home Ranger District, you’ll find quite a bit of zeolite and, if on a good day, agates and jaspers hidden among the rocks along the South Santiam River – especially after the stormy...