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Articles from the October 24, 2007 edition

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Girls finish with losses, experience

Philomath 7, Sweet Home 0 The Sweet Home girls soccer team lost 7-0 at Philomath Monday afternoon. "They're very good," Coach Ramiro Santana said. Philomath passes and shoots well, "an excellent team...


Spikers defeat Philomath in hard-fought five-game match

Sweet Home 25, 24, 25, 17, 15 Philomath 23, 26, 21, 25, 13 The Huskies won a five-game volleyball match at Philomath 25-23, 24-26, 25-21, 17-25 and 15-13 on Tuesday, Oct. 16. "The girls fought hard th... Full story


Cross-country boys trail two Val-Co teams – barely; girls lead

The only thing that looks certain about the Val-Co boys cross-country district championships is that it promises to be a tight race to the finish among the league's top three teams: Philomath,...

 By Marilee Reyes    News    October 24, 2007

Chainsaw creativity

For The New Era Ever heard the parable about making lemonade when life hands you lemons? Well, here's a new one. When Mother Nature knocks down a tree in your yard, make art. That's what Gary Graber...


Huskies drop close one to Taft after bad loss at Philomath

Taft 3, Sweet Home 2 It was a bitter loss for the Huskies, who led 2-1 at halftime Monday. "We made it close, I guess," said Coach Al Grove, whose team was coming off their worse loss of the season,... Full story


Huskies on top-10 GPA lists

Number one-ranked Sisters was a little too much for the young Sweet Home football team on the gridiron this year, but the Huskies have proved they can run with the Outlaws in the classroom, according to grade reports announced by the Oregon Student...

 By Sean McLean    Sports    October 24, 2007

Huskies fall short against powerful Central

For The New Era One crucial play was all it took to let Central get away Friday night as the Panthers exited Husky Stadium with a 42-18 victory. While the final score indicated a three-touchdown win f...


New stop signs for Canyon Creek, 27th Avenue, get OK

Of The New Era The City Council approved the placement of eight new stop signs during its regular meeting on Oct. 9. The stop signs were placed in new subdivisions, most of them in the new Canyon Creek subdivision, based on a March 20 recommendation...

 By Larry Horton    News    October 24, 2007

District students shine on state assessments

For The New Era The Oregon Department of Education passed out their annual assessment results this past week. The results were generally positive for the Sweet Home School District. Reading scores were generally above state averages and the math and...

 By Sue Jarvis    News    October 24, 2007

Gala brings together collection of talented artists

For The New Era Oh, what a night, beginning with a lovely art display featuring oils and acrylics by Bob Waibel, Eda Miller and Norma Johnson and outstanding photography by Gary Graham, Garth Tomic... Full story


Senator: Measure 50 unconstitutional

Editor: Our tax dollars were used to hire 2,000 new state employees, give many current employees a 20-percent raise, build a parking structure in Washington County, buy streetcars for Portland, spend millions on this special election and the list...


Measure 49 not a fix for Measure 37

Editor: Meaesure 49 does not "fix" Measure 37. It repeals it, and the sponsors know this. Measure 37 corrected the missing (and promised) part of the 1970 land-use legislation by paying eligible landowners for the loss in property value caused by a l...


Local farmer says no on Measure 49

Editor: Measure 49 is deceitful and misleading. Please read before you vote! If you think Measure 37 needs to be fixed, M49 is not the answer! Vote NO on this one. Remember that M37 was passed by a large majority of voters, and just a handful of...


SHEDG should pay to move courts

Editor: Congratulations to the District 55 School Board. They apparently see SHEDG for what it is: A self-serving organization with only one agenda – accommodating the Jamboree to add money to its coffers. The only logical reason that SHEDG...


From Our Files

October 24, 1957 The flu "bug," the common cold, measles and other ailments continued to take their toll this week in classroom absenteeisms, but officials at most of the schools in the area expressed belief that conditions were returning to... Full story


Measure 50 is wrong from the start

The notion that one segment of a population must take on the burden of funding the healthcare of another is wrong, and that's why we say no to Measure 50. If approved by voters on the ballots that have just arrived in the mail, this measure will...


Lacey Davis, Matthew Francis wed

Lacey Davis of Sweet Home and Matthew Francis of Albany were married in Lebanon on March 29. Mrs. Francis is a 2003 graduate of Sweet Home High School and a 2007 graduate of Linn-Benton Community... Full story


Death Notices

John J. Richardson of Sweet Home died Oct. 21, 2007. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel will be handling the arrangements....


Vicki Vasseur

April 14, 1950 – Oct. 17, 2007 Vicki Lynn Vasseur, 57, lost a 16-year fight with scleraderma and kidney, disease due to complications from congestive heart failure, on Oct. 17, 2007. She was...


June Lassley

April 11, 1926 – Oct. 11, 2007 June Carpenter Lassley, 81, died Oct. 11, 2007 with her husband and daughters at her bedside. She was born April 11, 1926 to Lloyd and Violet Carpenter in La...


Adrian Gonia

Sept. 26, 1910 – Oct. 18, 2007 Adrian "Ade" H. Gonia, 97, of Sweet Home, Oregon died Oct. 18, 2007. He was born Sept. 26, 1910 in Eatonville, Wash. to James and Alma Gonia. During his life he lived in Washington and Oregon. He moved to Sweet... Full story


Lily Beach

Lily Millburn Beach, 87, of Lebanon died Oct. 13, 2007. She was born April 1, 1920 in San Francisco, Calif. to Richard and Isabel (James) Millburn. She served in the Marines as a secretary at the end of World War II. She lived in Sweet Home until...


Paul Hyland

May 24, 1951 – Oct. 13, 2007 Paul D. Hyland, 56, of Sweet Home died Oct. 13, 2007 at the VA Hospital in Portland. He was born May 24, 1951 in Dublin, Ireland, to John J. and Anne T. (White) Hyland. He was a corporal in the USMC/Marines and was...


State can't staff Cascadia park, so it's closed

Of The New Era Cascadia State Park has been closed completely for the winter instead of the usual partial closure, The park remains open to visitors on foot, and a small area near the entrance to the... Full story


Former queens to chaperone court

Of The New Era Sportsman's Holiday Court chaperones Karla Burcham and Mary Sue Reynolds have passed the court off to former queens Wendy Younger and Chelsea Frick. "We think that Wendy and Chelsea are... Full story


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