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Articles from the October 12, 2022 edition

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Blood Moon Rising

The Hunter's Moon rises above Foster Lake Sunday night, Oct. 9. Also called the "sanguine," or "Blood" Moon, Hunter's Moon is traditionally used to refer to the full moon that appears during the...

 

Huskies use some big plays to down Ashland in Homecoming football

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era Sweet Home celebrated its homecoming week with a 28-19 win over Ashland last Friday at Husky field, improving to 3-4 on the year. The Huskies' non-league homecoming...

 

Schools battling back from 'hit' by pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic's after-effects is still being felt in local schools, principals told the School Board Monday, Oct. 10. At the board's monthly meeting, principals shared the highlights from...

 

Quake rattles county near Sweet Home

Sweet Home residents felt their houses shaking Friday morning as an earthquake that struck east Linn County just before 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, centered about 14 miles north of Sweet Home, according...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 12, 2022

Rodents plague residents

Barb Swan was visiting with her brother about a month ago at her home on the upper end of 5th Avenue when she realized they weren't alone. "We were enjoying the birds, which I always feed," she said,...

 

Truck reload station approved at former mill site

The Sweet Home Planning Commission on Thursday, Oct. 6, unanimously granted a conditional-use permit allowing T2 Incorporated to place a truck reload station on two acres owned by Sweet Home Real Esta...

 

Daniel Kilpatrick

Daniel Tommy Kilpatrick, 78, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 30, 2022. He was born July 3, 1944, in Jerome Prairie to Ned and Willa Mae (Schwinn) Kilpatrick. In his youth, Mr. Kilpatrick worked on...

 

Bonnie Morehead

Bonnie Jean Morehead, 78, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 26, 2022. She was born March 9, 1944, in Lebanon to Wesley Soloman and Lillian Rose (Kliewer) Strubhar. She graduated from Sweet Home Union High... Full story

 

Death Notices (Oct. 12, 2022)

Dora Della Allen, 85, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 8, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Virgil Dale Brown, 91, of Scio, died Sept. 30, 2022, at his home. A potluck... Full story

 

Georgeanne Denver

Georgeanne Denver, 93, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. She was born May 25, 1929, in Shamrock, Texas to G. Irving and Pearl (Sanders) Wilson. Georgeanne came to Ore-gon in 1952. She married Everett Denver in 1953 in Reno, Nev. She... Full story

 

Commentary: Wisdom of EV strategy raises questions (Oct. 12, 2022)

So, coming into a very significant election in Oregon’s history, let’s talk about … electric-powered vehicles. It’s no secret that electric-powered powered cars are a hot commodity right now, particularly amidst the current global-warming...

 

From Our Files (Oct. 12, 2022)

Oct. 12, 1972 Police Chief Roy Clover, 56, who served the force since 1948, died this week of an apparent heart attack. Born in 1916 in Minnesota, he came west during World War II and worked at Bremerton ship yards and Sweet Home’s Stockett Lumber...

 

Letter: Former deputy expresses concerns (Oct. 12, 2022)

Editor: This letter is from my own experiences and interactions working as a Deputy Sheriff for the Linn County Sheriff’s Office alongside both Jon Raymond and Michelle Duncan. I worked at the Sheriff’s Office for 24 years, and only recently...

 

Letter: Cate's performance not what we need; vote for Cooke (Oct. 12, 2022)

Editor: Jami Cate’s voting record in the state Legislature leaves a lot to be desired. Mary Cooke is the Lebanon resident and candidate who cares about serving the needs of constituents in District 11. Ms. Cate has consistently opposed helping her...

 

Letter: Didn't vote? Then don't complain (Oct. 12, 2022)

Editor: All voters need to actually vote (emphasis) in the upcoming election. According to the Secretary of State website, only 35% of all the voters in Linn County returned their voted ballots for the last election in May 2022. Statewide, the...

 

Letter: Readers appreciate local newspaper (Oct. 12, 2022)

Editor: We look forward to The New Era each week. We will discontinue our subscription from the so-called newspaper in Albany. I will miss it this winter as I use it to start the morning fire in my shop stove. We have subscribed to The New Era in...

 

City Council Candidates Forum Oct. 18

The New Era will host a forum for Sweet Home City Council candidates at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 3225 Main St. All of the six candidates for three open City Council seats have been invited to...

 

Around Town (Oct. 12, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 12, 2022

Battle continues over Crawfordsville Drive land

Residents of western Crawfordsville Drive and the county are continuing to battle over the development of a 108.59-acre property located just northwest of Crawfordsville. Essentially, the Sept. 26 decision requires the county to specify details in...

 

Public Safety (Oct. 12, 2022)

Oct. 2 8:33 a.m. - Deputy responded to Scott Creek Main Line gate to a report of an illegal camp. Found hunters who had arrived at 4 a.m. and were sleeping inside and outside a vehicle after hiking in to hunt. They were preparing to leave. Upper Berl...

 

New officer keeping law and order in hometown

Cody McPherson has wanted to become a police officer as far back as he can remember. "It's just one of those thoughts I always had," he said. "I just stuck with that throughout the years and never...

 

Circuit Court (Oct. 12, 2022)

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Samuel Frank Ayers, Andrew James Frei-tag, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Bryce Taylor Keenon, Faron Walter Kennedy, Taylor Robert Mespelt, Carrie Lynne Miller, Kendra Lynne Montoya,...

 

Commissioners learn about veterans program

Veterans Services Officer Dee Baley-Hyder told Linn County commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 4, that Linn County Veterans Services will soon be able to assist veterans negatively affected by Agent Orange and chemicals released from large fire pits during...

 

Fire restrictions end in Willamette National Forest

Fire restrictions on the Willamette National Forest have been rescinded due to cooling temperatures and rainfall. Forest fires are still a threat, so visitors are asked to remain vigilant and minimize campfire impacts. Fire danger rating remains...

 

The virtues of virtual fencing

By Sean Nealon Oregon State University Writer The use of virtual fencing to manage cattle grazing on sagebrush rangelands has the potential to create fuel breaks needed to help fight wildfires, a rece...

 

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