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Articles from the November 23, 2005 edition

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Judges hold court at SHHS

Of The New Era The case was troubling. Michael Steven Hamilton was smoking marijuana and playing video games in his living room on the evening of Jan. 19, 2001. His infant daughter was nearby. She... Full story


Equestrians seeking riders

The Sweet Home High School Equestrian team is looking for new members. High school students who enjoy riding horses, or who enjoy game or riding equitation and showmanship, are encouraged to apply, Coach Billie Bjornsen said. A new coaching staff... Full story


Kambria Schumacher, Jess Keys named top harriers

Jess Keys and Kambria Schumacher were named most valuable runners for the Sweet Home cross-country team at the Huskies' annual awards dessert Thursday, Nov. 17. Keys, a junior, led the boys team through most of the season, despite suffering what he... Full story


Cody Shipp is football MVP

When he walked in as a freshman, had football Coach David Younger been told Cody Shipp would earn first-team all-league honors on both sides of the football, Younger would have said no way. "(Shipp...


County gets $499,967 grant to fund specialized domestic violence court

Of The New Era The Linn County District Attorney's Office has received a grant of $499,967 from the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to develop and implement a specialized domestic violence...


Youth Advisory Council members kick off year with orientation, empty seats

Of The New Era The city's Youth Advisory Council kicked off its new year on Nov. 17 for an orientation session and to elect officers. The YAC heard presentations on its bylaws, the city's charter and City Council goals, City Manager Craig Martin...


Scouts collect food from "Civil War"

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts held their Scouting for Food Day Civil War Saturday, Nov. 19. The boys collected food from local residents on the morning of Nov. 19, then brought it to the Rio...


Money for bridge going wrong place

Editor: I read your article "City chips in for funds for bridge repairs" (Nov. 16) and was outraged. I find it very interesting how the city manages to come up with $6,261.61 when I never saw that figure in this year's budget. It amazes me how the... Full story


Troops' return a small-town high

Editor: Isn't it wonderful to live in a small town? To know neighbors and share in the moments of each other's lives? Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13, was a reflection of our privileged lives. In the pouring rain and blowing wind with no regard to... Full story


Memorial fund aids local students

Editor: Greg Hagle was a promising 1984 Sweet Home High School graduate who loved to hunt and fish. Greg also liked sports and excelled in high school baseball, and played football too. He was coming home from a SHHS football game in the fall of...


Please return my elk antlers

Editor: To the person who stole my five-point elk antlers from my carport at 366 11th Ave. last week, I'm praying for you that good times will befall you and my family's praying for you too. If my antlers were to be returned, no questions would be...


Reader clarifies ‘poaching' article

Editor: I am writing in response to the Nov. 16 article in The New Era, "Man Arrested for Poaching." For the record, I was not "arrested for poaching." I was cited for shooting a deer and allowing someone else to tag the animal. I take full... Full story


November 24, 1955

Volunteer firemen, hampered by a lack of toys to repair, sent out a "four alarm" signal to area residents for aid to their Christmas toy repair program. Bill Reed, paid fireman, urged area folk to turn in toys at Hoy's Hardware, Surry Electric, Fire... Full story


Chamber needs help —¬†possibly from you

Sweet Home is known for its volunteerism. This is a town where residents will step up to make things happen. The Oregon Jamboree, the Boys and Girls Club, the Beautification Committee's efforts to improve the city's image — these and other...


Galloglys to mark 75th birthdays

Donald and Alice Gallogly, longtime residents of Sweet Home, will celebrate their 75th birthdays this year with a gathering for friends and family at the Jim Riggs Community Center on 18th Avenue on... Full story


Children's author Eric Kimmel to appear at library

The Linn Library League invites the public to a presentation by Eric Kimmel, a children's book author from Portland, at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the Sweet Home Public Library. A former college professor, Kimmel learned stories and the art of...


Margriet Ruurs tells how books get to kids

Reviewed by Mary Rife Do you want a book to read? In Linn County, you may borrow books from the Linn Library League's mobile library, same as they use in remote Australian areas, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and England. In Pakistan, due to a book shortage,... Full story

 By Larry Horton    News    November 23, 2005

Schools urge plans for bad weather

District 55 Superintendent For The New Era Families with children need workable plans to deal with bad weather school closures. A number of issues can create major disruptions and problems in normal plans and activities. Listed below are some things... Full story


Ann Garcia

May 24, 1923 - Nov. 11, 2005 Ann Magaret Garcia, 82, of Sweet Home died Nov. 11, 2005. She was born in Rochester, N.Y., to Lewis and Loretta (Raschiatore) Destacecca. Ann married "Sunny" Armando Garcia in Buena Park, Calif. on Feb. 14, 1959. He...


William Van Horn

May 4, 1920-Nov. 12, 2005 Mr. William Van Horn, age 85, of O'Fallon, Ill., a former Sweet Home resident, died Nov. 12, 2005 at O'Fallon Health Care Center. He was born May 4, 1920 in Brawley, Calif. Mr. Van Horn was a World War II Army veteran and...


Bertha Ward

March 20, 1914 - Nov. 12, 2005 Bertha E. Ward, 91, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 12, 2005. She was born in Mineola, Ark. to James and Laura Bell (Ray) Ward. She married Tom Louie Ward in Idabelle, Okla. on Aug. 10, 1936. Mrs. Ward worked in the potato...


Edwin Milton Kleiven

May 3, 1933 - Nov. 13, 2005 Edwin M. Kleiven, 72, of Sweet Home, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005. He was born in Hoquium, WA to Samuel and Lisa (Laxin) Kleiven. He came to Sweet Home seeking employment. He met Verna Susie Enyart and married her Nov. 6,...


Christine M. Burke

April 2, 1966-Nov. 13, 2005 Christine Marie Burke, 39, died from epilepsy on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005. She was born in Wichita, Kan., on April 2, 1966 and moved to Oregon in 1970. She attended Sweet Home schools. Mrs. Burke enjoyed walks to town and...


Harold ‘Max' Kent

July 1, 1929-Nov. 15, 2005 Harold ‘Max' Kent, 76, of Sweet Home died on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. He was born in Garden Plains, Kan., to Lee and Frances Kent. He moved to the Sweet Home area in 1947. He marri...


Beth A. Miller

Jan. 6, 1953-Nov. 17, 2005 Beth Ann Miller, 52, of Indiana, died at 6:10 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2005 at Goshen General Hospital following a 2 1/2-year battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 6, 1953 in Elkhart, Ind., to Max J. and Virginia (Emmert)... Full story


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