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Articles from the October 24, 2018 edition

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All in a day's play

Gemma and Sweet Home Police Officer Sasha McDonald have located and seized more than 20 ounces of narcotics from the streets since they went to work earlier this year. Since April 18, McDonald has...

 

Details of Christmas tree cutting announced

Sweet Home Ranger District will host two public events surrounding the cutting of the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which will be harvested Nov. 2. The U.S. Forest Service opened the door, briefly, on Monday afternoon, Oct. 22, to 50 people who...

 

'Citizen Portal' gives residents quick connection to city staff

Sweet Home residents who notice something that needs to be fixed can now report it to city officials quickly and easily anywhere they have access to the Internet. The city’s Public Works Department recently began using new management software,...

 

Zombie Run, Zoup slated to return Oct. 27

The City of Sweet Home and Youth Advisory Council are finalizing details for the third annual Zombie Run, to be followed by Zombie Zoup on Oct. 27. "The goal was to boost how many kids are doing the...

 

Susie Groshong

March 28, 1929 – Oct. 16, 2018 Susie Fay (Duncan) Groshong, 89, of Sweet Home died peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 16, 2018. She was born March 28, 1929 in Opheim, Mont., to Paul M. and Ethel...

 

Ervin Reynolds

March 1, 1932 – Oct. 17, 2018 Ervin “Erv” Reynolds, 86, of Sweet Home died Oct. 17, 2018. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at King’s Chapel Lebanon, 65 West Grant St., Lebanon. Coffee and muffins will follow. A...

 

Competitive ballot gives voters actual choices

One thing we can say for sure about Sweet Home’s ballot for the Nov. 6 election: It’s loaded with quality local candidates in nearly every race. It looks pretty competitive and we love that. Although it’s not a candidate’s fault when nobody...

 

Pool's value to SH prompts 'yes' vote

Editor: As we consider the value that the swimming pool adds to our community, I encourage you to vote yes on the upcoming local option levy to support it. Each asset we add to our community makes it more appealing to prospective residents and...

 

Election Letters

Editor’s note: We have received many election letters from Linn County residents, but the writers are neither Sweet Home residents nor subscribers to The New Era. Consequently, we’ve posted those letters below: Candidate has heard concerns Editor...

 

Ballot measures address guns, taxation, abortion, more

Local voters will see five statewide measures and two county measures on the ballot when they vote in the Nov. 6 election. While we aren’t offering outright endorsements, we’re providing the following summary of each one, along with what we...

 

Around Town Oct. 24, 2018

Safe Driving class for seniors at LBCC A Safe Driving class for seniors will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Linn-Benton Community College Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. The class is particularly for older drivers and...

 

Public Safety Oct. 24, 2018

Oct. 22 3:07 a.m. - Tracy Leanna Mullins, 44, cited for driving while suspended. Oct. 21 1:54 a.m. - Caller reported a neighbor’s dog was barking, 1100 block of 2nd. Officer responded. Area quiet upon arrival. Officer sat in the area and heard...

 

Angland offers 'common-sense values,' fresh perspective

Larry Angland believes he can bring a fresh perspective and common sense values to the City Council. Angland, 80, is one of seven candidates seeking four positions on the City Council in the Nov. 6...

 

Briana wants to help city reach its potential, especially parks

Bob Briana wants to help Sweet Home reach its potential. Briana, 69, is one of seven candidates seeking four positions on the City Council in the Nov. 6 general election. Also running are Larry...

 

Coleman wants to keep positive momentum going in city

Susan Coleman believes things are moving forward positively in Sweet Home, and she wants to ensure it continues. Coleman, 46, is one of seven candidates seeking four positions on the City Council in...

 

Gerson says city teamwork encourages her to continue

Sweet Home is moving forward, and Diane Gerson wants to continue to be part of that. Gerson, 82, is one of seven candidates seeking four positions on the City Council in the Nov. 6 general election....

 

Korn wants to serve residents, focus on how money is spent

While he doesn't have a specific agenda, Greg Korn would like to make sure taxpayer money is spent wisely while keeping up with the needs of the community in infrastructure and other areas. Korn, 42,...

 

Mahler says he has 'unfinished business' with City Council

Mayor Greg Mahler wants to see through some unfinished business with the City of Sweet Home. Mahler, 55, is one of seven candidates seeking four positions on the City Council in the Nov. 6 general...

 

Nash wants to see SH return to bustling local community

Cortney Nash says he remembers Sweet Home as a bustling place when he was younger, and he would like to see it that way again – without "undesirable elements" wandering the streets in the middle of...

 

Fire burns grass, brush, trees on Green Mountain line

Fire burned three-quarters of an acre of brush and trees near the Green Mountain 500 line Monday afternoon. Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at about 1:35 p.m. The cause remains under...

 

Sweet Home School District voters asked to approve new pool levy

Voters will decide whether to continue a local option levy used to pay for swimming pool operations at Sweet Home High School in the Nov. 6 general election. Ballots were mailed to Sweet Home voters Friday. They are due by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6 at...

 

Smoke detectors available to those who ask

The Red Cross is offering to install smoke detectors to anyone in the community who needs them. A couple of years ago, the Red Cross offered the service to residents who live in manufactured homes, said Sweet Home firefighter and paramedic Mike...

 

Volleyball team awaits its next opponent after swiftly dispatching the Cubs

Sweet Home's volleyball team capped off a perfect league season with a quick three-set win over Newport at home Wednesday, Oct. 17. "Wednesday was senior night and a great way to cap off a...

 

Huskies to get rematch with Marist on Nov. 2 after decisive 34-7 win Friday

Sweet Home football team handed Newport a 34-7 beat-down to finish off an undefeated league season and clinch the Special District 3 (Oregon West Conference) title Friday night. And it wasn't much of...

 

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