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Articles from the October 13, 2021 edition

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Parade of pumpkins

A Mountain View Road household is celebrating the fall season with this vivid display of pumpkin varieties, located directly across the street from Sweet Home Junior High School....


New composite drawing released in connection with Gordon Road remains case

Linn County Sheriff's detectives have learned new information regarding the unidentified human remains recovered in April of 2020, Undersheriff Michelle Duncan said Friday morning, Oct. 15. The... Full story


Gunshots strike Casa De Reyes building, apartments, early Tuesday

Sweet Home police are investigating gunshots that were fired in the 2400 block of Main Street early Tuesday morning, Oct. 12. According to police, at approximately 12:48 a.m. the department received several reports of shots being fired in the area.... Full story


Keene back on school board in Crawfordsville seat

Dale Keene was appointed by the Sweet Home School Board to fill its remaining vacancy, and was sworn in Monday night, Oct. 11, at the board's monthly meeting in the district board room. Keene will be...

 By Scott Swanson    News    October 13, 2021

New LBCC head looks to work with 'rural partners'

Dr. Lisa Avery, newly arrived president of Linn-Benton Community College, told a group of Sweet Home leaders last week that she intends to see the college "really step up our game and work more...


Homecoming court 2021

Sweet Home High School Homecoming Court members are, from left, Isabel Sayer, Kaden Zajic, Chloe Tyler, Tucker Weld, Zoey Erevia, Mason Lopez, Brooke Burke, Dakota Seiber, Avery Nelson, Evan Towry...


James Brady, Sr.

March 22, 1942 – Sept. 18, 2021 James Reginald Brady, Sr., 79, a former Cascadia resident, died Sept. 18, 2021 in Beaverton. He was born March 22, 1942 to Jesse William Brady and Lois Maxine... Full story


Patsy Davenport

Oct. 30, 1938 – Aug. 14, 2021 Patsy Joe Davenport, 82, a former Sweet Home resident, died August 14th, 2021 in Lebanon. She was born Oct. 30, 1938, in Wright City, Okla., to Jewell and Dorothy... Full story


Faye Lite

Jan. 1, 1962 – Sept. 23, 2021 Faye Lite, 59, of Sweet Home, died suddenly on Sept. 23, 2021. She was born Jan. 1, 1962, in Oakland, Calif., to Charles Dexter and Marilyn Louise (Antcliff) Lufkin. She was raised in Hawaii, where part of her heart... Full story


Geraldine Mosher

June 30, 1928 – Sept. 28, 2021 Geraldine L. Mosher, 93, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 28, 2021, at her home. She was born June 30, 1928 to James and Armina (Horner) Graves in St. Helens. She grew up... Full story


Death Notices (Oct. 13, 2021)

Doris Lee Ashe, 93, of Lebanon, died Oct. 6, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit James Graham Ballantyne, 49, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 9, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral... Full story


School veteran takes administrative job

There's a new face in the Sweet Home School District's administrative office, although most may find it familiar. Barb Riggs, a 20-year district veteran, has become its new Director of Teaching &...


Editorial: Remembering why we are here (Oct. 13, 2021)

The first week of October was the 81st annual National Newspaper Week, a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America. Like a lot of similar celebratory events one can find on the calendar, its goal is to...


From Our Files (Oct. 13, 2021)

Oct. 14, 1971 Lester Shingle Co. began installation of its new chipper and chip storage bin, which will replace the mill’s use of a wigwam waste burner for wood byproduct waste. An injunction was ordered against the mill due to the wigwam’s pollu...


New Era claims multiple awards in ONPA contest

The New Era won five first-place awards in this year’s Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest, four on the news side and one for advertising excellence.  The contest was judged this year by members of the Arizona...


Around Town (Oct. 13, 2021)

Blood drive held Oct. 13 at SHHS A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the activities gym at Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St. Participants are asked to enter at the gym door by the swimming pool. Sign...


Public Safety (Oct. 13, 2021)

October 4 12:07 a.m. - Deputy warned illegal campers in the 44000 block of North River Drive.  12:26 a.m. - Deputy checked a suspicious vehicle in the 47000 block of Hwy. 20. Found campers in a gravel pit.  8:51 a.m. - Caller found bike at...


Cider time

In the first photo, Sarah Teuscher, right, and her dad, Joe Brocard Jr. crush apples into cider at the Antique Apple Orchard's annual open house Saturday morning, Oct. 9. The event included all kinds...


Open Medicare enrollment begins Oct. 15

Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans begins Friday, Oct. 15. The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program with the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is available to help Oregonians...


Crash at City Hall

Police Chief Jeff Lynn (pictured) looks over the scene after he spotted this motor vehicle crash in the Sweet Home City Hall parking lot, 3200 Block Main Street, on Oct. 4 at 4:26 p.m. Damage was...

 By Cathryn Arndt    News    October 13, 2021

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin

It has begun! It's the season for cinnamon sticks, vanilla and all things pumpkin! Just take a look at some of the menus of local restaurants and coffee shacks.   While pumpkin is an expected...


Hearing held on county-line property

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker will decide whether property on the Linn and Lane county line near Harrisburg should be rezoned from Farm/Forest to Non-Resource five-acre minimum on Nov. 23. The...


Football: Sweet Home can't stop Stayton as visitors roll to 42-28 win

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era The Stayton Eagles prevailed 42-28 over the Huskies on Friday, Oct. 8, winning a high-scoring afshootout during Sweet Home's homecoming weekend. The result brought...


Soccer: SH girls slow Woodburn down, but can't stop No. 5 Bulldogs

Although Sweet Home girls soccer lost 4-1 to Woodburn on Thursday, Oct. 7, the team fared much better than in its Sept. 14 8-0 "mercy rule" defeat at the hands of the No. 5 Bulldogs. "It was one of...


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