Articles from the October 4, 2023 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    October 4, 2023

Council votes to raise rates

At its Sept. 26 meeting at City Hall, the Sweet Home City Council passed a number of rate increases: a 3% increase for sewer, a $1 increase for stormwater, and a 3% increase for water. "This is a way...

 By Benny Westcott    News    October 4, 2023

Woman rescued after falling down steep bank

At the 3 p.m. hour on Sunday, Oct. 1, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and Linn County Sheriff's Office personnel rescued a hiker who fell down a steep bank below Green Peter Dam on the south...

 By Benny Westcott    News    October 4, 2023

Debbie's Oldies But Goodies offers window to the past

Collectors and antique hobbyists have a new spot in Sweet Home to revel at relics of a bygone era. In July, Debbie and Russ Adams, a local retired couple, took a property on 1225 12th Avenue that...

 By Benny Westcott    News    October 4, 2023

Sweet Home's Jason Ferguson wins Willamette Speedway IMCA sport modified championship

Sweet Home resident Jason Ferguson won the 2023 Willamette Speedway International Motor Contest Association Sport Modified season championship with 359 points, 16 more than his nearest competitor. 10...

 By Alex Paul    News    October 4, 2023

St. Helen Catholic Church celebrates 70th anniversary

SWEET HOME - August 20, members of St. Helen Catholic Church in Sweet Home celebrated the 70th anniversary of the parish and the feast day of Saint Helen, its patron saint. Rev. Father Jossey...

 By Benny Westcott    News    October 4, 2023

Oak Heights Jogathon raises money for classroom funds

Sounds of fun filled the playground area at Oak Heights Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 29, as kids in grades K-6 participated in the school's Eighth Annual Jogathon, put on by the Oak Heights...

 By Benny Westcott    News    October 4, 2023

Holley Church delivers over 400 gift baskets to teachers

For 18 years Holley Church has been delivering gift boxes to Sweet Home School District employees. This year they delivered the most ever, 431, on Friday. The boxes went to every single employee of...

 By Benny Westcott    News    October 4, 2023

Library looks to improve "curb appeal" with Pacific Power grant

The Sweet Home Public Library recently received a grant from the Pacific Power Foundation to improve a large dirt area in front and on the side of the library. "That's just been blank dirt for the...

 By Benny Westcott    News    October 4, 2023

Farmers' market to extend for three more weeks

A Tuesday summer tradition in Sweet Home is set to extend further into the fall this year, as the Sweet Home Farmers’ Market, which usually runs June through September, lengthens its duration to include the first three Tuesdays in October. The...

 By Alex Paul    News    October 4, 2023

Commissioners hear Juvenile Department update

ALBANY — Young people involved with the Linn County Juvenile Department recently volunteered to handle luggage for people who participated in the Cycle Oregon event that was based in Albany, Juvenile Director Torri Lynn told Commissioners Will...


The New Era brings home the win

The New Era came away with 16 awards from this year’s Better Newspaper Contest conducted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Winners were announced at the ONPA’s annual convention, held Sept. 28-29. The entries this year were judged...


Tired Huskies still turn in prime times at home XC meet

Sweet Home's boys fielded a full varsity team for the first time in its 2023 cross-country season Saturday, Sept. 30, and the Huskies finished third in the first meet they'd hosted since the COVID...


Football loses to No. 4 ranked Marist

Sweet Home football players had their work cut out for them at home last Friday, facing off against Marist Catholic, ranked No. 4 in the state in 4A. The Spartans overran the Huskies, building a 50-0...


Girls soccer falls to Cascade and Newport

Sweet Home girls soccer lost a pair of matches against conference opponents last week, losing at home against Cascade 8-0 on Tuesday and then on the road against Newport 8-0 on Thursday. The losses...


Volleyball loses close one at Philomath

Sweet Home volleyball had a split record last week, beating Newport (5-9) at home 25-21, 25-19, 25-12, but then losing at Philomath 25-21, 14-25, 25-22, 14-25, 15-17. "Newport has a much stronger team...


Boys soccer gets first win of season over Cascade

Sweet Home boys soccer got its first win of the season at Cascade on Tuesday, Sept. 26, notching a 4-2 victory over the Cougars. Sweet Home (1-5-1) went up 2-0 with goals in the 45th and 55th...


Public Safety - October 4, 2023 Edition

Sept. 23 6:34 p.m - Ryan Madden Mullen, 27, was cited for speeding 45/25 and failure to obey a traffic control device. 8:01 p.m - Paul Edward Hilburn, 60, was arrested on a Linn County Justice Court warrant for angling without a license. Cited and re...


Around Town - October 4, 2023 Edition

Audition for a local play The Art & Culture Committee of Sweet Home is holding auditions for “The Innkeepers” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Sweet Home Senior Center, 890 18th Ave., Sweet Home. The committee is looking for...


From Our Files - October 4, 2023 Edition

Oct. 4, 1973 Santiam Four Wheel Drive Assn. used Lost Prairie in the Willamette National Forest as its base camp for a wide area cleanup over the weekend. In partnership with the Forest Service and...


Benjamin Enoch Robertson

Benjamin Enoch Robertson July 21, 1929 - September 22, 2023 Benjamin Enoch Robertson, 94, of Brownsville passed away, September 22, 2023 in Albany. He was born July 21, 1929 to Frank and Edith "Mae"... Full story


Susan May Horner Goldsmith

Susan May Horner Goldsmith November 26, 1939 - September 6. 2023 Susan was the first of five children born to Amos and Dorma Horner in Lebanon, Oregon. She attended high school in Sweet Home, Oregon,... Full story


Brian Michael Boyes

Brian Michael Boyes November 8, 1972 - September 16, 2023 Brian Michael Boyes 50, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away peacefully on September 16th at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Brian... Full story


Joseph Clayton Ginn

Joseph Clayton Ginn May 1, 1962 - September 28, 2023 Joseph Clayton Ginn, 61, of Sweet Home passed away, September 28, 2023. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. Full story


Barbara Ann Ward

Barbara Ann Ward October 30, 1943 - September 16, 2023 Barbara Ann Ward, 79, of Sweet Home passed away September 16, 2023. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. Full story


Frederick Garrett Honeywell

Frederick Garrett Honeywell December 5, 1945 - September 29, 2023 Frederick Garrett Honeywell, 77, of Keizer (previous resident of Sweet Home) passed away, September 29, 2023. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. ww... Full story


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