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Articles from the October 10, 2018 edition

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Holley, Foster seismic work gets green light

The Sweet Home School Board voted Monday evening to authorize an evaluation committee to offer a contract to complete seismic upgrade projects at Foster and Holley elementary schools next summer. The projects are funded by two $1.5 million grants...

 

County getting set to begin improvements on Foster Dam Road

Linn County is moving forward with a grant-funded plan to improve Foster Dam Access Road, the road that runs up the south end of the dam from Wiley Park, which includes paving the parking lot at the...

 

New online video service Lynda.com expands Sweet Home Library's offerings

Got questions? For answers, try Lynda at the library. The Sweet Home Public Library recently began providing access to thousands of courses in different areas, provided by the online information servi...

 

Daniel O'Neal

Feb. 11, 1994 – Oct.1, 2018 Daniel Oliver O'Neal, 24, of Foster died Oct. 1, 2018. He was born Feb. 11, 1994 in Santa Rosa, Calif. to Brian Oliver O'Neal and Joy Anna Stackhouse.  He and his...

 

Vernetta Day-Gorham

June 28, 1934 - Sept. 18, 2018 Vernetta Day-Gorham (Convis) died peacefully in Lebanon on Sept. 18, 2018 at the age of 84. Always healthy and vibrant, Vernetta was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain...

 

Supreme Court battle royale makes us all look bad

Plenty has been written about the increasingly lack of civility in our political processes, so we’re obviously not breaking new ground when we address this subject. What is the real issue here, we think, is a deeper problem: the preoccupation with...

 

Community journalism matters because communities matter

Editor’s note: This week is National Newspaper Week. Following are some thoughts from the executive editor of the News Publishing Co. in Black Earth, Wis., on the importance of community journalism. By Matt Geiger “Everything in this newspaper...

 

Real news buried in flood of hate, lies

Editor: The American landscape has been trashed and undermined by bully politicians (Democrats, specifically), Democrat socialists, power-hungry elites, Hollywood, globalists, Soros-funded groups, Obama and his minions, and radical/liberal college pr...

 

Women's votes can change the nation

Editor: If you thought that your vote doesn’t matter, think again. I’m writing to urge women to vote. Over the previous times, we’ve witnessed a continual decline at both local and national elections. If you see a need for change at any level...

 

Editor has right to opinion as well

Editor: Mr. Gary Jarvis (Sept. 19) covered a great deal of subjects regarding the editorials in The New Era, which he has freedom to do as a citizen commenting on editorials. I question why he feels so strongly that the editor does not also have...

 

Around Town Oct. 10, 2018

Photographer to present on France Local photographer and traveller Don Lyon will present a program on the southeast corner of France, known as La Belle Provence, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Brownsville Community Library Kirk Room,...

 

Public Safety Oct. 10, 2018

Oct. 7 4:01 a.m. - Laura Paule Gorzynski, 23, cited for driving uninsured, 1500 block of Tamarack. 5:14 a.m. - Caller reported that a male who was trying to get into a car left behind what appeared to be drugs, 5400 block of Main. Officer seized the...

 

As election nears, commissioner finds himself embroiled in ongoing dispute

Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey, who is running for re-election, has found himself in an ongoing skirmish over the past several months with a relative of a former neighbor. Albany resident...

 

State police announce new school safety tip line for threats

The Oregon State Police last week announced the availability of a new school safety tip line program for all public K-12 schools in Oregon. “With the recommendation of the Sweet Home police chief and our school resource officer, we have implemented...

 

Commissioners weighing future of SH Justice Court

The Linn County Board of Commissioners is considering whether to close the Sweet Home Justice Court, due to its low level of activity. The board discussed the issue during its regular meeting on Oct....

 

SH man among 3 killed on Hwy. 22

Three people, including a Sweet Home-area man, were killed Monday evening, Oct. 1, in a single-car collision on Highway 22 that left two Lebanon residents injured. Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded at about 6:42 p.m. to...

 

Rough week for Sweet Home soccer

The Huskies lost the game 10-0 and then lost 10-0 to Stayton at home Thursday. The Huskies will host Cascade next at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 16. The girls soccer team lost to Philomath 8-1 on the road Oct....

 
 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 10, 2018

Virtue's 'highlight reel' night paces Huskies to win at Philomath

Sweet Home took control of its matchup with Philomath from the first kickoff, when Lance Hanson returned the ball to the 5-yard line. The Huskies won 32-14 but, the result was never really in doubt. Hayden McDonald finished the opening drive off...

 

Spikers stay perfect in league with wins over Philomath, Stayton

Sweet Home’s volleyball team has stayed unbeaten in Oregon West competition, but it will get another big test in the next week as they take on rival Sisters, whose only league loss was to the Huskies. Last week, Sweet Home went down to the wire...

 

Huskies head toward home stretch in XC

After a hard week of work, Sweet Home’s cross-country runners didn’t break records Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Paul Mariman Invitational held at Philomath High School. But that is part of the process, their coaches said. “I think things are going...

 

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