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Articles from the November 6, 2019 edition

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Exclusion zone nearing nuts and bolts stage

The City Council may begin the process of passing the proposed exclusion zone ordinance at its next regular meeting on Nov. 12. Council members continued an ongoing discussion about the proposal during their regular meeting on Oct. 22 and then...

 

Huskies second in state volleyball

Sweet Home's volleyball team finished second in the state tournament Saturday night with a 3-0 loss to defending champion Valley Catholic. The Huskies swept the opposition until the final match,... Full story

 

Exclusion talk attracts attention, feedback from homeless advocates

When she heard about Sweet Home's proposed exclusion ordinance, Diane D. Nilan decided to stop in Sweet Home to talk to local homeless advocates, a street outreach team, and take a look at the local...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    November 6, 2019

WWII service launched vet into active life

Keith James sits in his living room in a rented apartment in Sweet Home, telling about his life. Nearby, a display case is full of medals and framed documents – a letter of thanks from President...

 

Clarence Braaten

Oct. 20, 1936 – Oct. 29, 2019 Clarence Donald Braaten, 83, of Sweet Home died Oct. 29, 2019 at the Veterans Home in Lebanon. He was born Oct. 20, 1936 in Eugene to Clarence Lenard and Melba Maxine (Copeland) Braaten. Mr. Braaten served for four...

 

SHOCASE inviting entries for fiber arts exhibition

The SHOCASE Public Arts Committee is inviting entries for its next art exhibit, to be held in City Hall. The show will be titled “Gallery of Fiber Arts.” It will replace the current exhibit of two-dimensional art, on display through...

 

Driver airlifted to hospital after dump truck rollover

A Texas man was injured last week when his dump truck left Ridgeway Road and rolled over. Luciano Reyes, 56, was taken by air ambulance to Riverbend Hospital in Springfield following the crash. Police and medics responded to the crash on Ridgeway...

 

Keeping lights on a mark of civilization

By Rich Lowry California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation -- it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life. More than 2 million people...

 

Request for tower should be red light

Editor: The New Era’s Oct. 23, 2019 edition reported the value of property in Sweet Home went up 8.9 percent last year. On the heels of this report, Strawberry Loop residences received a letter from the city of Sweet Home. The contents of the...

 

Council likely to decide on utility management next month

The Sweet Home City Council will likely decide next month whether to continue contracting with Jacobs Engineering for management of the city’s water and wastewater treatment plants. City staff and Murraysmith, an engineering firm, conducted an...

 

Around Town Nov. 6, 2019

City leaf collection through Dec. 13 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...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 6, 2019

Nov. 4 3:52 a.m. - Caller reported approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel siphoned from a chip truck, 28200 block of Highway 20. Loss valued at $350. Nov. 3 9:55 a.m. - Tamara Mills, 40, and Dallas...

 

Huskies head for state volleyball in Forest Grove after win over Marshfield

The Sweet Home High School varsity volleyball team is headed to the final eight Friday and Saturday in Forest Grove after decisively eliminating Marshfield, 25-16, 25-13 and 25-18, in the first round...

 

Boys close out soccer season with rare goal in loss to Newport

J.J. Mata took a shot and scored at home Oct. 29 to give the Huskies a goal on the way out as the they closed out their boys soccer season with a 7-1 loss to Newport. That night, "we were really...

 

Sharing Tree and SHEM Christmas Food Basket programs under way

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District’s Christmas for Kids Sharing Tree Program and Sweet Home Emergency Ministry’s Christmas Food Basket program have kicked off for the 2019 holiday season. In the Sharing Tree toy program, names of...

 

Lexi Schilling signs on for Corban's inaugural women's wrestling program

Sweet Home senior wrestler Lexi Schilling on Thursday, Oct, 24, signed to wrestle for the first women's wrestling team at Corban University in Salem. "Today's a very exciting day for us," said Sweet...

 

Girls tie Newport 2-2 to end their soccer season

The Huskies ended their girls varsity soccer season with a 2-2 tie at Newport Oct. 29. “We were pretty even teams,” said Coach Ramiro Santana. Newport scored first three minutes into the game. Maddie Harris scored for the Huskies in the minute se...

 

Wounded Huskies run into Estacada juggernaut, lose 52-6

Coach Dustin Nichol expected a strong ground game from Estacada in Sweet Home's play-in football matchup in the Rangers' stadium Friday night, Nov. 1. He was right – in spades. Estacada's veer...

 

State's top teams leave Huskies behind at Oregon West XC district meet

Sweet Home's cross-country runners came up short in their quest for berths in this Saturday's state championships, as the boys finished fourth and the girls sixth at the Oregon West district meet Satu...

 

Local woman gives new life to stars from retired flags

The trunk of Teneil Marcoccia's car is usually filled with retired American flags, which typically would be destined for incineration and burial. But recently, she has begun putting those retired...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    November 6, 2019

World War II veterans find Honor Flight 'wonderful'

Bill Seig and Phil Palkki once worked together, but they hadn't seen each other in years, even though they both live in the Sweet Home area. So when they recently reunited after a couple of decades,...

 

Events schedule: Plenty to do, locally, for Veterans Day

Free Veterans Dinner Monday, Nov. 11 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sweet Home Elks will be honoring veterans with a free dinner and evening of fun. Friends and family $7.00 includes coffee and dessert. Free haircuts provided by Beauty 101, chair massages...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    November 6, 2019

Tom Hyer honored as 2019 Distinguished Veteran

When World War II broke out for the United States in 1941, Tom Hyer wanted to enter the service – but his mother, Audrey Bryant, said she wouldn't sign for him. He was 16. "She knew what she was...

 

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