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Articles from the October 23, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    October 23, 2019

Riding safely in SH

The small group of cyclists pedal up 6th Avenue, toward Elm Street, on a recent sunny afternoon – half a dozen fifth-graders and two adults. They approach a stop sign at an intersection, and the...

 

Schools make big gains

While recently released results from statewide assessment tests showed improvements among Sweet Home schools with some declines, administrators were able last week to report to the School Board...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    October 23, 2019

USFS planning Quartzville project

Interdisciplinary staff of the Sweet Home Ranger District took a caravan of timber producers, public interest groups and the general public on a field trip through the Willamette National Forest...

 

Megan Hager, Nich James named Jr. First Citizens

Seniors Megan Hager and Nich James were named Sweet Home High School's Junior First Citizens on Sept. 27. They will attend a Rotary Club dessert held in Albany on Nov. 5 where a boy and girl will be...

 

Real market property values rise 8.9 percent

At this point, property owners should have or soon will have received property tax statements, most of them showing increases in property tax bills. Property values across Linn County increased by 8.9 percent for real market and 4.6 percent for...

 

Kathleen Emerson

Aug. 11, 1943 - Oct. 18, 2019 Kathleen Louise Emerson, 76, of Sweet Home died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. She was born in Salinas, California to John Albert and Eusebia (Wall) Lorenson on Aug. 11, 1943. She lived in Modesto, Calif., from 1943 until 2005...

 

Wilda Bennett

Nov. 2, 1926 - Oct. 17, 2019 Wilda Lorene Bennett, 92, of Sweet Home died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. She was born in Alfalfa, Okla., to Loren and Mae (Christian) Fullerton on Nov. 2, 1926. She...

 

Sara Holder

Jan. 27, 1983 - Oct. 17, 2019 Sara Ann Bejar-Suarez Holder, 36, of Sweet Home died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. She was born in Kelso, Wash., to Juan and Debra (Settles) Bejar Suarez on Jan. 27, 1983....

 

Kevin Porter

May 5, 1970 – Oct. 16, 2019 Kevin Ray Porter, 49, of Sweet Home died Oct. 16, 2019. He was born May 5, 1970 in Bend to Larry Ray and Catherine Elaine (Denman) Porter. He graduated from West Albany...

 

SHARE, Sharing Tree kick off Nov. 4

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District’s Christmas for Kids Sharing Tree Program and Sweet Home Emergency Ministry’s Christmas Food Basket program are kicking off, starting Monday, Nov. 4. Individuals or families who wish to have a child’s...

 

State behavior takes on 'Blob'-like qualities

By Dennis Linthicum Today’s government enterprise often reminds me of the Blob, from the 1958 Steve McQueen movie. In the movie, an eerie, sticky, tar-like alien blob pursues its own ends. It slowly oozes through towns and communities absorbing...

 

Problem-solving a frequent, favorite task

By: Sherrie Sprenger Probably my favorite, and certainly most frequent, request for help is problem solving for constituents. This involves anything from city water bills that seem too high to people wanting help to expedite the release of someone...

 

Around Town Oct. 23, 2019

Irish and Scottish music Wednesday Matthew Gurnsey, the Kilted Man, will perform traditional Irish and Scottish music at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Sunshine Industries, 1333 Clark Mill Road. Gurnsey mixes wit and finesse to sweep audiences along w...

 

Public Works prepares for winter, buys new plows

Sweet Home Public Works is better prepared for a snowstorm like the one in late February with a pair of new plow blades. The first was among the tools available for the department's new Kubota Tool Ca...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 23, 2019

Oct. 17 2:24 a.m. - Jimmy Rodger Varner, 52, cited and released in field on Albany warrant for contempt of court and cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, 4100 block of Osage. Oct. 16 12:20 a.m. - Ra Ross Allen Scott, 26, arrested...

 

Police investigate death

Sweet Home police are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man whose body was found near the north end of 24th Avenue Wednesday morning. According to a department statement, officers responded...

 

Leaf collection under way

The City of Sweet Home is now collecting leaves from residents. The program will continue through Friday, Dec. 13. The city asks that residents put loose leaves in piles on the street, away from parked cars and a foot away from the curb to allow for...

 

Tax bills increase 2.8 to 7.7 percent

The New Era looked at 10 property tax bills, including statements belonging to five city councilors, two newspaper staff members, one police officer, a city department head and a random house on Elm Street. Last year, a check of 10 properties, includ...

 

School District planning how to use new business tax revenue

The Sweet Home School District is preparing an application for funding from the Student Success Act passed this year by the Oregon Legislature, a $2 billion tax on gross revenues of more than $1...

 

Board meeting date changed

The Sweet Home School Board will hold its regular November board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the District Office, 1920 Long Street. This is a change from the regular meeting date, which was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11. Regular...

 

Huskies improve against Stayton in girls soccer

The Huskies made a significantly better showing against Stayton last week in girls soccer while on their way to a 4-1 loss at home. The last time the two teams played each other, the Huskies lost...

 

Boys fall to Stayton in soccer, aiming for a win in final three games

Sweet Home lost 10-0 to Stayton in boys soccer on the road Oct. 15. “We actually started a lot better than we have in the past,” said Coach Eric Stutzer. Stayton didn’t score during the first five minutes, which is something that has happened...

 

SHJH launches soccer program to feed high school programs

When school district administrators decided this year to add soccer to the list of sports offered by Sweet Home Junior High, the goal was to build a program that would feed the high school's...

 

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