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Articles from the September 11, 2019 edition

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Huskies 4-0 after first week of volleyball, ranked No. 1 as league begins

Sweet Home's volleyball team tuned up for its league season opener Tuesday evening, Sept. 10, against Woodburn, with wins over Tillamook and a championship at the Cascade Tournament. The Huskies,...

 

Terrebonne man dies in motorcycle wreck east of Sweet Home

A Terrebonne motorcyclist was killed Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12, in a crash on Highway 20 east of Sweet Home. According to the Oregon State Police, troopers and emergency personnel responded at approximately 4:49 p.m. to a report of a crash near... Full story

 

Girls tie Elmira 0-0 in soccer tune-up before starting league

Sweet Home's girls haven't had much of a chance to warm up as they move into their league season this week. One game. The good news, though is that although their Sept. 6 matchup at home against...

 

Cross-country boys kick off season with fifth place at Ultimook

Sweet Home's cross-country runners got their feet wet – very literally – Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Ultimook Race at Hydrangea Ranch in Tillamook. The competition, held on a hydrangea flower farm,...

 

Boys soccer: SH loses early lead, game after fluke mistake

After a great opening against Elmira, a fluke shot panicked the Huskies, steering them to a 5-1 loss in the first full game for the boys soccer team this season. “All in all, the first 35 minutes of the game, we played pretty good,” said Coach...

 

Huskies struggle against strong, experienced Marist visitors

An experienced Marist team struck fast and hard in Sweet Home's football opener Friday night, Sept. 6, in Husky Stadium, en route to a 55-13 win over the Huskies. "There's a reason why they're ranked...

 

Dinner table isn't proper environment for a guilty conscience

You hear it all the time. Likely you have even said it: "I was bad today."Or, "I was good today." "Good" and "bad," terms commonly used for moral and ethical issues, somehow have become everyday...

 

Nearly 1,100 participants turn out for Best in the West Triathlon Series

Rain and cooler temperatures provided nearly ideal conditions over the weekend for nearly 1,100 registrants in the ninth annual Best in the West Triathlon series, held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8,...

 

Public Safety Log – Sept. 11, 2019

Sept. 9 12:14 p.m. - Andrew Benton Erickson, 49, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of third-degree theft, Lebanon. 2:43 a.m. - William Lee McDaniel, 54, arrested on Lebanon warrant for probation violation on...

 

Around Town – Sept. 11, 2019

Square dance class offered in Lebanon Lebanon Square Circlers is offering square dance lessons on Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 20 E. Ash St. in Lebanon. Classes are taught by Charlotte Jeskey. No partner is required. The...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    September 11, 2019 

Planning commissioners split over variance denial that new code may remedy

Of The New Era After a majority of the Planning Commission may have been leaning toward approving a variance, the group voted 4-3 to deny a request for a partition and variance that would have created three lots at 2463 Harding St. Commissioners...

 

Local relationships still trump all else after dozen years in state legislature

Fair warning! In the first column I wrote for this newspaper, I said if you don't find my little musings interesting, then go fishing and use this paper to clean your fish. This just might be the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    September 11, 2019 

2018-19 Freshmen of the Year both into art, athletics, academics

Of The New Era Zoe Opperman and Carsen Perry entered their sophomore year last week as the Freshman Boy and Girl of the Year at Sweet Home High School for 2018-19. Opperman, 15, is the daughter of...

 

Loretta Kast

Loretta Margaret Kast, 83, formerly of Sweet Home and recently of Lexington, Neb., died Sept. 5, 2019 at home, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on Nov. 9, 1935, in Davis, Calif., to Theodore... Full story

 

Roberta Moore

Roberta June Moore, 64, of Sweet Home died Sept. 3, 2019. She was born May 14, 1955 in Gold Beach to Kenneth and Iva (Pollock) Sparhawk. Mrs. Moore made her home in Sweet Home.  She enjoyed oil... Full story

 

Dewey Parks

Dewey E. Parks, 84, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 6, 2019. He was born Feb. 18, 1935 in Lavaco, Ark. to Lester and Esther (Freeman) Parks. He lived in Oregon and California. Mr. Parks was a mill and... Full story

 

Stephanie Dianne Seits (Dalziel)

Stephanie Dianne Seits (Dalziel), 72, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, at her home in Lebanon. One-time proprietor of the Timbers Tavern in Sweet Home, Stephanie spent many years in the Sweet Home... Full story

 

Death Notices – Sept. 11, 2019

Betty Arlene Hanna, 87, of Corvallis, died Sept. 7, 2019. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.  Donna Jean Taylor, 79, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 7, 2019. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    September 11, 2019 

Schools off to good start despite construction issues

Of The New Era The construction work isn't all done yet, but school started on time last week for the nearly one-third of Sweet Home School District students attending schools undergoing renovation...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    September 11, 2019 

Soaking rain lowers fire danger levels

Of The New Era Local loggers are getting a reprieve from fire restrictions, thanks the mass of rain and moisture that fell on the Sweet Home area over the past week. The Oregon Department of Forestry reduced the fire danger rating to low from medium...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    September 11, 2019 

School Board learns homeless rate rising in Sweet Home district

Of The New Era Sweet Home School District Homeless Liaison Kristi Walker told the School Board that the district had 285 students identified as homeless in 2018. That's roughly 12 percent of the stude...

 

Starting young

It's not too often that a 6-year-old wants to read The New Era. Emily Reynolds went one step further. She's a subscriber. Emily showed up recently in our office, with her mom, to sign up for her own...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    September 11, 2019 

Local family firm rapidly moving past grassroots

Of The New Era Jenna and Travis Northern's work is visible all over the Sweet Home community, on products ranging from commercial signage to customized sports team water bottles. Their wood rounds...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    September 11, 2019 

New speed monitor signs warn drivers, collect data

Of The New Era New speed signs will collect data on Sweet Home streets and help police locate areas with speeding problems. The first two of six new digital speed signs went up nearly two weeks ago...

 

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