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Articles from the September 25, 2019 edition

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SH, other cities considering joint recycling of biosolids

Sweet Home, Lebanon and Albany officials are proposing to study the feasibility of a regional biosolids recycling program. As part of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project, Sweet Home officials intend to begin recycling biosolid waste...

 

Students step up for boy with cancer

Sweet Home's Sept. 11 volleyball game against Woodburn was more than just an athletic event. The players all wore custom-made tie-dyed orange socks and the student cheering section was decked out in...

 

Goat-killing cougar dispatched in 43rd Ave. family's back yard

Craig Hayes says a neighbor warned him when his family adopted a small herd of goats. "He came down and said he saw a cougar," Hayes said. "He said it's hard to have goats up here." That was Sunday...

 

Dr. Norton G. McDuffie Jr.

Nov. 26, 1930 - Sept. 10, 2019 Dr. Norton G. McDuffie, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully Sept. 10, 2019 in Albany. He was born Nov. 26, 1930 in Beaumont, Texas to Norton Graham McDuffie, Sr. and Mae Bell (Grimes) McDuffie. Norton graduated from Texas...

 

Mervin LeRoy Hanscam

July 31, 1924 - September 19, 2019 Mervin LeRoy Hanscam, 95, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. He was born on July 31, 1924 in Fort Dick, Calif, to Elmer E. and Viola E. (Anderson)...

 

Patrick James Dadey

Aug. 9, 1938 – Sept. 12, 2019 Patrick James Dadey, 81, of Lebanon passed away on Sept. 12 at his home. He was born in Warroad, Minn., on Aug, 9, 1938 to Joseph and Gladys Dadey. He attended schools...

 

Larry Lee Stafford

Nov. 19, 1965 – Sept. 3, 2019 Larry Lee Stafford, 53, died Sept. 3, 2019. He was born Nov. 19, 1965 in Lebanon to Sharon (Meichtry) Stafford and Larry Gene Stafford. At age 16 he, his mom and brother Matthew moved to Garibaldi. Lee graduated from...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 25, 2019

New program offers reading help

A new program geared toward native English speakers who need help learning to read and write will be available at the Sweet Home Library by November. Linn-Benton Community College, Linn County...

 

Key to solving problems often facilitating answers

Commentary by Sherrie Sprenger I am often invited to solve problems in communities. This past week was no exception. I was asked to attend a meeting. One of the communities (but I am guessing not the only one) in my district is struggling with...

 

TNE milestone sparks memories

Editor: Happy 90th birthday to The New Era.  You don’t look a day over 39.  Congratulations to Scott and Miriam Swanson and crew for keeping community journalism alive and kicking and doing so in such grand style. Under their leadership, The...

 

Around Town Sept. 25, 2019

Foster Dam road closure this week The road over Foster Dam will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 24 and 25, for fish weir removal and spillway gate maintenance. For information, call (541) 942-5631. Hymns and Hops...

 

Public Safety Log Sept. 25, 2019

Sept. 23 12:52 a.m. - Caller reported she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, 1540 Main St., Safeway. Report takken. Sept. 22 12:30 a.m. - Linn County dispatch received a 9-1-1 call where the caller said to “come get” a specific male individual...

 

New SH choir teacher's path to podium took twists, turns

Music has always been a part of Alison Hay's life, and her goal is to continue providing a strong education component to Sweet Home's music students. Hay went to work last week as Sweet Home High...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 25, 2019

Local man has yet to visit castle, so he builds them

Leo Fernandez says he didn't have many toys to play with when he was a child, so he used his imagination to stay entertained. "What I played with was a sardine tin can. I used it for a car and I made...

 

Sweet Home man sentenced to 90 months for sex crimes

A Sweet Home man was sentenced last week to 90 months in prison after pleading guilty, in August, to first-degree sexual abuse in Linn County Circuit Court. Joshua James Deffenbaugh, 35, was charged...

 

After slow start, Huskies wake up and dominate Phoenix in 22-7 win

After a pair of losses to two of the state's top teams, Sweet Home moved into the win column Friday, Sept. 20, downing Phoenix 22-7. "It was good that we got a win," said Head Coach Dustin Nichol,...

 

Sunnyside meeting focuses on plans for pine grove in park

By Larry Mauter For The New Era Sunnyside Park lived up to its name Saturday Sept. 14 for the annual Linn County Small Woodlands Association picnic. Temperatures were in the mid-70s on a day sandwiche...

 

Scam near-victim warns not to bite

Local resident Margie Coulter wants local residents to be on guard against scams – after she almost fell for one, she said. Coulter said she got a phone call last week in which a man from the “Social Security Administration” on the other end...

 

Spikers fall to Valley Catholic at Sisters tourney; Outlaws here next

Sweet Home’s volleyball team’s winning streak ended Saturday in the championship bracket of the Sisters Tournament with a loss to then-No. 3 and defending state champion Valley Catholic. The Huskies won the first game 25-23, but the Valiants...

 

Coach: Girls improving despite tough soccer losses

Sweet Home's girls have yet to get very offensive in soccer, but it's coming, Coach Ramiro Santana said after the Huskies lost 8-0 to Stayton and 6-0 to Lebanon last week. "The girls are starting to g...

 

Saultz 10th for Huskies in Three Course Challenge race

The conditioning phase of Sweet Home’s cross-country runners’ season continued Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Three Course Challenge, held on the sand hills along the coast at Camp Rilea, north of Seaside. The meet drew 50 high school teams mostly...

 

Rollover on Highway 228 spectacular, but no one severely injured

A rollover accident on Highway 228 Monday evening, Sept. 23, resulted to damage to a homeowner's property, but did not severely injure any of the people involved, according to fire and police...

 

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