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Councilors OK $910,000 bid for City Hall fix-up

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council last week accepted a bid of $910,000 for the remodeling of a new City Hall. The city purchased the building, 3225 Main St., on a 6½-acre property, as its new City Hall in July 2016 for...

 

Cougar population is double state's management goals, crowd told

Officials from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife told an audience of around 170 people last week that the tools currently available are making cougar management difficult, resulting in a...

 

Corps tests aim to gauge stability of soils under Foster Dam, earthquake resistance

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drilled into and through Foster Dam last week as part of a test of underlying soils to determine how well the dam will hold up during an earthquake. The Corps' Dam...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    October 31, 2018

Artist spreads splash of holiday spirit on local windows

As the holidays get closer, artist Jennifer Pulliam puts her mark on the season in Sweet Home by painting business windows. Sugar Vibes commissioned Pulliam to paint a scene on its window last week...

 

Rick Gridley

April 7, 1948 – Oct. 20, 2018 Rick Allen Gridley, 70, of Sweet Home died Oct. 20, 2018. He was born April 7, 1948 in Santa Maria, Calif. to Paul Wesson and Patricia Joann (Harrington) Gridley Powell...

 

Lois Mosley

Sept. 16, 1933 – Oct. 13, 2018 Lois P. Mosley, 85, formerly of Sweet Home, died Oct. 13, 2018 after a long illness. She was born Sept. 16, 1933 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. to Henry and Lawanda Sells. She...

 

Frances Stock

Jan. 24, 1923 - Oct. 23, 2018 Frances Katherine Stock, 95, of Sweet Home died Oct. 23, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 24, 1923 in Fromburg, Mont., to John and Bertha (Bracewell)...

 

Lorenzo Pike

Jan. 31, 1964 – Oct. 28, 2018 Lorenzo Silvano Pike, 54, of Sweet Home died Oct. 28, 2018. He was born Jan. 31, 1964 in Fort Bragg, N.C. to Gerald A. and Anna M. (Salvarese) Pike.  As a teenager he joined the United States Army, then the National...

 

Ervin Reynolds

March 1, 1932 – Oct. 17, 2018 Ervin “Erv” Reynolds, 86, of Sweet Home died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. He was born March 1, 1932 in Siloam Springs, Ark. to John H. And Zona (Vanzant) Reynolds. He moved to Sweet Home in 1948, and has lived here...

 

Don't use taxes to pay for abortion

Editor: I’m old, and old-fashioned. When I was young, we had to accept the consequences of our choices and actions, for better or worse. We learned personal responsibility. If a woman wants an abortion, that is often the consequence of her poor...

 

Swimming pool meets local needs

Editor: For those who haven’t voted yet, we urge you to vote yes on the swimming pool levy. The five year levy would be less than the rate these last five years. In addition, the levy for the next five years, beginning in 2019 qualifies for a...

 

Sprenger, hunters 'blind' to solutions

Editor: There are times when our preconceived notions blind us to solutions for problems that appear right before us. The recent town hall on cougars is a case in point. Coming into that meeting with the preconceived notion that letting all hunters h...

 

Commission needs some new blood

Editor: I support Stephanie Newton for Linn County commissioner! She is a breath of fresh air in a stale political climate. I am a true believer in having a representative government. I think those elected to office should reflect all of those they...

 

Neighbors: Lindsey is 'a good man'

Editor: As we are nearing an important election, we understand that many voters in Linn County are likely on the fence with regards to your vote for county commissioner. News articles of late have not been kind to Mr. Lindsey, and if John Lindsey...

 

Joint committees can help pave way to progress in the capitol

I am writing this article while waiting for a business round table meeting to start at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay. For the last several months myself and some of my colleagues have traveled the state as part of the Joint Committee on Student...

 

Around Town Oct. 31, 2018

Shop with a Cop applications Sweet Home Police Department is accepting applications for the annual Shop With A Cop kids program to be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Bi-Mart in Sweet Home. SHPD is also accepting applications for its Teen Sharing Tree....

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 31, 2018

Oct. 26 8:45 a.m. - Caller reported that someone used her name to open a Verizon account and purchase an iPhone 10, which was to be delivered to a non-existent address in Sweet Home, 1000 block of Pleasant Valley. The phone was delivered to her...

 

Jamboree adds Terri Clark, Lindsay Eli, Blackhawk for 2019

The Oregon Jamboree Monday announced three new acts for its 2019 lineup, Terri Clark, Lindsay Ell and Blackhawk. Earlier in October, the Jamboree announced the additions of Neal McCoy, Scotty...

 

Rio's twin theater, the Roxy, to open doors Thursday evening

After months of construction and preparation, Erika and Thomas Baham will open the Rio Theatre's second screen Thursday evening, Nov. 1, during an open house. Friday, Nov. 2, the Rio will begin...

 

State playoffs: JC up next for spikers after win over N. Marion

The Huskies marked their 10th win in a row, beating North Marion in three games, 25-19, 25-12 and 25-17, at home Saturday in the first round of state volleyball playoffs. They move to the...

 

Circuit Court: Burglar back in jail, awaits sentencing

James Lee Baker, 18, was arrested in Polk County Oct. 23 on a Linn County warrant for failure to appear at a sentencing hearing for burglary. He pleaded no contest to a charge of second-degree burglary on Sept. 10 and was supposed to appear in Linn...

 

Fire season ends, burn ban lifted

Fire season officially ended Friday, and the backyard burn ban has been lifted. Rainfall ended one of the longer fire seasons in the past 20 years, said Chad Calderwood, Forest Protection Supevisor with the Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home...

 

Depleted roster once again hits Husky boys hard in season-ending soccer loss, to Newport

The Huskies their final game this season in boys soccer 12-0 at Newport. “The first 20 minutes, they played really well,” said Coach Eric Stutzer. “There was a questionable call,” and it took the momentum out of the Huskies. The Huskies playe...

 

Girls score first soccer win of season in final game, over Newport

Sweet Home's girls soccer team beat Newport 1-0 at home in the Huskies' final game of the season to snap a seven-game losing streak and pick up their first win this year. Kate Hawken scored the goal...

 

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