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Articles from the November 1, 2017 edition

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Huskies’ volleyball run ends in close loss to experienced Crook County

One of the best Sweet Home volleyball seasons in recent memory ended abruptly Saturday night at Crook County as the Huskies fell in the first round of the 4A tournament, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22. The loss...


Seven arrested in drug bust

Seven people were arrested Thursday, Nov. 2, after a narcotics-related search warrant was served at 2225 Long St. According to Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn, Sweet Home Police Department officers... Full story


Bands perform fall concert

Sweet Home Band Director Eli Heide directs the High School Band in “Northwest Suite,” one of a challenging selection of pieces the musicians performed for their fall concert in the renovated High... Full story


Public Safety Nov. 1, 2017

Oct. 30 6:46 a.m. - Caller reported that his neighbor’s dog barks incessantly every morning between 5 -and 7 a.m., 2200 block of Ironwood. Officer contacted the owner and advised her of the complaint. She advised she would make sure it doesn’t...


Museum’s collection has strong representation from local logging heritage

For The New Era “This is a logging town, so why don’t you have more about logging?” a recent visitor to East Linn Museum asked. Actually, the museum has quite a few logging artifacts in the hall... Full story

 By Audrey Caro    News    November 1, 2017

Advocates look out for foster kids’ interests in county courts

A desire to help children in the foster care system is the first requirement to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASAs, as they are known, are volunteers who donate their time to act as inde...


Letter: Just going by rules of the road

Editor: Wow, since I have been blasted for my previous letters regarding the marijuana sales here in Sweet Home, I am going to bow out of all of it. I am a professional truck driver, have been for almost 40 years. Right up to this day I have been...


Letter: Fuel tax should go to roads, bridges

Editor: By now, most people have heard about the increase in vehicle registration and fuel taxes. Both of these costs are a result of Gov. Brown and a Democratic Congress in Oregon. Fortunately, what Gov. Brown really wanted was far more than what... Full story


Death notices

Cathy Collen Leary Cathy Colleen Leary, 62, of Thermal, Calif., a former Sweet Home resident, died Sept. 27, 2017. A private service was held Oct. 2, at Weaver Mortuary & Crematory in Beaumont, Calif. Her ashes will be spread in the Sweet Home area...


Michael Witcraft

Sept. 18, 1943 – Oct. 27, 2017 Michael Wayne Witcraft, 74, of Sweet Home died Oct. 27, 2017. He was born Sept. 18, 1943 in Sweet Home to John F. and Ruth (Gerard) Witcraft. He was raised in... Full story


Virla Shipp

March 23, 1932 - Oct. 30, 2017 Virla May Shipp, 85, of Sweet Home died Oct. 30, 2017. She was born March 23, 1932 in Oildale, Calif. to R.L. and Chloie (Wilson) Fagan. She lived in Oildale until 1948....


Richard Renoud

Sept. 14, 1941 – Oct. 1, 2017 Richard (Dick) Renoud, 76, died Oct. 1, 2017 at his home in Pacific City. He was born Sept. 14, 1941 and was raised in Sweet Home, where he spent most of his adult...

 By Audrey Caro    News    November 1, 2017

Council approves sewer rate hike

After much discussion, the Sweet Home City Council on Oct. 24 approved an increase in wastewater rates beginning Nov. 18 in a 3-2 vote. Based on an average of wastewater usage, that could mean a $17 increase for anyone whose monthly usage exceeds...


Another retail marijuana shop applying to open in SH

The Sweet Home Planning Commission will consider whether to approve a conditional use permit for a third retail marijuana shop in Sweet Home during its regular meeting on Nov. 6. Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the request during its...

 By Scott Swanson    News    November 1, 2017

Dollar General lagging behind schedule; opening expected in December

Sweet Home's new Dollar General store is running behind schedule, but if all goes according to current plan, it will be open by the end of the year, the company says. The 9,100-square-foot building,...


Owner plans public park on vacant lot behind Rio Theater

When Rio Theater owner Thomas Baham is finished with it, Long Street will have a private park area where the public is invited to stop, eat and hang out – one of two projects under way at the Rio....


State health care ballot measure to get new title after court ruling

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled last week that the ballot title on a referendum on the state’s health care funding scheme must be clearer. Three Republican lawmakers — state Reps. Julie Parrish of Tualatin/West Linn; Cedric Haydeof Roseburg; and...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    November 1, 2017

Huskies play 'complete game' in 52-6 thrashing of Crook County

Head Coach Dustin Nichol had been waiting for his Huskies to put together a complete game this season. He got his wish Friday night, as quarterback Colton Smith and wide receiver Daniel Virtue jumped...


Sayers second, freshman Hart seventh in cross-country districts

Sweet Home's Tanner Sayers punched his ticket to the state cross-country championships with a second-place finish Thursday in the Sky-Em League district meet at Lane Community College. The Sweet Home...

 By The New Era    News    November 1, 2017

Public Safety 11-1-17

Oct. 30 6:46 a.m. - Caller reported that his neighbor’s dog barks incessantly every morning between 5 -and 7 a.m., 2200 block of Ironwood. Officer contacted the owner and advised her of the complaint. She advised she would make sure it doesn’t...


City receives first revenue from marijuana tax: $27,302

The City of Sweet Home has received $27,302.46 in marijuana taxes through the state’s revenue sharing program, according to Finance Director Pat Gray. The first distributions of state marijuana tax revenues totaling nearly $85 million have been...

 By The New Era    News    November 1, 2017

SHPD accepting gifts for Blue Santa program

Sweet Home Police Department is offering a teen Blue Santa Christmas tree again this year. The program serves young people ages 13 to 17 and up to 18 if actively enrolled and attending school. Applications will be accepted Nov. 1 to Dec. 1 for teens...


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