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City throws weight behind $500,000 housing rehab grant

Following a public hearing, the Sweet Home City Council on Nov. 27 approved a resolution to move forward with a request for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to pay for home rehabilitation. Sweet Home is a part of a countywide partnership...

 

Sean C. Morgan reports from Washington: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

Referencing the film "It's a Wonderful Life," Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called on Hillsboro fourth-grader Bridgette Harrington to join him in lighting the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree tonight. "We... Full story

 

Sean C. Morgan Reports From Washington – Day 4: Visits with VIPs, and not enough museum time

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era We woke to the sounds of sirens. I'll need to learn the "Sounds of Silence" soon so I can rewrite the lyrics and sing "The Sounds of Sirens" or an "Ode to Washington,... Full story

 

Study: Many local residents don't know healthcare options

Sweet Home residents face frequent turnover of medical providers – and that's when they are even aware that services exist. Those were among conclusions reached by COMP-Northwest medical students...

 

Sean C. Morgan reports from Washington: Day 3 – Amid the mucky-mucks, the really important stuff

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Just because of constant rush of activities, every day is whirling by in Washingon, D.C. It's hard to believe it's just Tuesday. Our Sweet Home contingent, here to... Full story

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    December 5, 2018

Singing Christmas Tree gets new, but familiar, director

The scaffolding is up for the 37th Annual Sweet Home Singing Christmas Tree production and the boughs are going on for this year's performance, which will feature John Kluttz acting as its new music d...

 

Sean C. Morgan reports from Washington: Day 2 – Capitol a busy, busy place

We woke to the sounds of sirens. Step out of the house for a quick vape, and there's that sound. Again, no police cars, just ambulances and fire engines – all day long, everywhere in this town....

 

Sean C. Morgan reports from Washington: Day 1 – Trip to nation's capitol full of little lessons

– Editor's note: Reporter Sean C. Morgan is in Washington, D.C., to cover the lighting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which originated in Sweet Home, and to report on the activities of local... Full story

 

Volunteers respond to call for help to clean up campsites in Quartzville area

What started with a call for volunteers on Facebook resulted in a massive clean-up effort Saturday morning, Dec. 1, by 40-plus people at the Yellowbottom area of Quartzville. David Trystman of Sweet...

 

Washington, D.C. experience an eye-opener for Sweet Home student

After attending a Washington, D.C., summit on school violence, high school senior Madelyn Neuschwander and City Councilor Lisa Gourley say at-risk students need more support and more counselor time...

 

Jerry Edwards

May 2, 1935 – Nov. 21, 2018 Jerry Eugene Edwards, 83, of Sweet Home died Nov. 21, 2018. He was born May 2, 1935 in Jamesport, Mo. to Jonathan W. and Lydamae (Troxel) Edwards.  His family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1945, then to Lebanon...

 

Mark McVay

Sept. 26, 1965 – Nov. 21, 2018 Mark Leslie McVay, 53, of Sweet Home died Nov. 21, 2018. He was born Sept. 26, 1965 in White Salmon, Wash. to Norma Jean (Young) and Robert Dale McVay.  He enjoyed...

 

Socialism will not help Americans

Editor: Creativity is a cerebral exercise which is rewarded and flourishes in a capitalist society. Learning is critical for the success of the individual, as well as the society. We’ve all heard the maxim “Knowledge is Power,” but knowledge is...

 

Around Town Dec. 5, 2018

Symphony to play classic composers Willamette Valley Symphony will perform works by Schumann, Grieg, and Haydn beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 Research Way, Corvallis. Guest...

 

Christmas Holiday Events

- Sweet Home's Friends of the Library will hold their annual Christmas Boutique from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, at 1200 Long St., on the corner of 12th Avenue. For...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 8, 22018

Nov. 30 3:32 a.m. - Earl Ryan Dodge, 24, arrested on Albany warrant for failure to appear on original charges of second-degree theft and possession of burglary tools and cited for defective taillights, 1200 block of Nandina St. Cited and released....

 

Burglar cleans out Gleaners' meat locker

Sweet Home Police are investigating the theft of nearly 150 pounds of meat during a burglary last week at Sweet Home Gleaners. Police received a report of the burglary at 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25....

 

Leaf pickup program exceeds expectations all the way around

The city's new leaf program has been a complete success, according to Public Works Director Greg Springman. So much so, he said, that the new program won't need any adjustments going into the next...

 

Corps warns of hazards in lake beds

Due to low water levels in many Corps reservoirs in the Willamette Valley, officials are warning reservoir users of potential hazards. The low levels, a result of low precipitation this fall, are exposing soft, muddy areas of lake bed, which could...

 

SH cagers start season with big wins against small schools

The high school boys varsity basketball team opened its season in a big way, beating Salem Academy 66-53 on the road Wednesday and Harrisburg at home 66-30 Friday evening. "We had a good game against...

 

Scoring slow for girls in hoops season-opening games

Sweet Home's girls basketball team opened its season with a pair of losses, 66-15 to Salem Academy Wednesday on the road and 60-26 at home Friday to Harrisburg. Becky Belcher led the Huskies at Salem...

 

Wrestlers 2nd in 'tough' field at Cascade tournament

Sweet Home got off to a fast start last week with a second-place finish for both the boys and girls at the at the Perry Burlison Wrestling Classic at Cascade Saturday, Dec. 1, in a 26-team field that... Full story

 

Girls win, boys 2nd in swim opener

Missing its top swimmers on the girls side, Sweet Home still handily defeated Blanchet, Stayton, Junction City and Kennedy in the Huskies' season-opening meet Friday, Nov. 30, at home. Freshman Jamie...