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Articles from the December 18, 2003 edition

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Swimming The swim team prepared for its first scoring meet of the season, their own Sweet Home Invitational, by competing in the Philomath Relays last Thursday. In this final tuneup, Coach Doug Peargin had one more opportunity to try his athletes in... Full story


Sports Scoreboard

HUSKY SCOREBOARD Wrestling Sweet Home Tournament SHHS 41, Lebanon 30 103: No match 112: Daniel Smith, SH, by forfeit 119: Shane Vandehei, SH, pinned Suing, 0:45 125: Walnum dec. Trevor Tagle,SH, 3-2 130: Salazar pinned Jon Farris, SH, 1:35 135:...


Husky wrestling mixed at home tournament

It is early in the year, and already the Sweet Home wrestling team has faced some of the best. Last week, they were taken down by Estacada, the number one ranked 3A team in the state, 62-6. Only Rob M...


Girls winning streak broken by Cottage Grove

The two game winning streak for the girls came to an end when Cottage Grove's persistance on the offensive boards sparked them to a 45-40 victory. Another deciding factor in the game was fouls. Both teams found themselves in foul trouble at some...


Huskies battle Marist but lose 66-65

If you are looking to play a couple of tough opponents in boys basketball, look no farther than down the road in the Sky-Em division. Both Cottage Grove and Marist have quality programs and both have...



Dec. 17: Alice Gallogly, Joe Graville, Linda Veach and Paul Hoover. Dec. 18: Jimmy Stock and Jennifer Postma. Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Randy Lamb. Dec. 19: Richard James Stock, Teri Coulter, Alex Paul, Kassy Bricco, Ryan Greer, Alice Grovom, Chris...


Learning wrestling lingo and making up new stuff

I sat next to Donny Cliver and Chad Workman at the Sweet Home Invitational wrestling tournament last Friday so I could gain some insight on the wrestling jargon and strategy. I would ask Cliver a...


Consultant to study treatment processes to improve energy use

The Sweet Home City Council last week authorized Public Works Director Mike Adams to move forward with a study to improve energy efficiency at the city's water and waste water treatment facilities. The study will cost about $8,000 with funds...


Board continues to allow groups access to schools

The District 55 School Board decided last week to leave its policy regarding distribution of information in schools virtually unchanged. The board had considered whether to restrict the access of community groups, primarily youth groups, like the... Full story


Rain causes minor flooding, turns to snow by nightfall

Hard rain caused some minor flooding in the Sweet Home area Saturday before turning to snow and leaving one to two inches around town. A little snow remained Monday along some roadways and in some... Full story


Brownsville-Sweet Home route designate scenic byway

Sweet Home was officially placed on a scenic byway last week. The Oregon Tourism Commission approved the scenic byway on Thursday, and the Oregon Transportation Commission did the same on Friday. The...


A surprise snowfall gave young and old alike a chance to enjoy a taste of winter weather Saturday evening. Making colorful snow cones was how Norma Jean Hartman and Sam Wilson spent some time at the Circle K. By Sunday, the white stuff had... Full story


School bond project on schedule

District 55 Supt. Two years ago the citizens of Sweet Home passed an $18 million bond project to upgrade the community schools. The largest portion of work was scheduled at the Sweet Home High School. Last year saw the completion of a new athletic fa...


Oak Heights students to tackle Discovery Project

Oak Heights fourth graders will embark on a two-day trip of exploration in February. Discovery Project, hosted by several Portland groups, is a pilot program aimed at increasing awareness among school children of the value of learning about art,... Full story


December 17, 1953 Jess Parker, Sweet Home city manager and recorder during the past seven years, told The New Era today that he has submitted his resignation to Mayor Eugene Ellis effective on or about Jan. 1. He has accepted a position as city... Full story


City needs parks planning, too

A two week hiatus seems to have significantly affected City Link's ability to form logical thoughts. Or maybe it has always been that way? Fortunately for devoted readers, City Link still remembers how to bore you with the mysterious details of...


Hussein's capture a real holiday treat

A collective cheer went up across the USA Sunday with the news that Saddam Hussein had been captured. Not like the great leader (spell that dictator) of the past 35 years but like a rat, burrowed deep...


Community Foundation opens grant cycle

The Sweet Home Community Foundation is pleased to announce its second annual grant cycle. Proposals will be accepted that benefit the Sweet Home community. The proposed grant recipient must be a 501(c)3 or other qualified tax-exempt organization, or... Full story


Church to Offer "Blue Christmas" worship service

Sweet Home United Methodist Church invites all people who are having a hard time feeling "merry" during the holiday season to join in a simple "Blue Christmas" worship service and soup supper, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21. The service will be held... Full story


Opportunities exist for community involvement

First in a series For The New Era The holidays are coming upon us, and there are so many things to do, there are holiday meals to prepare, gifts to wrap, chores to do, the list goes on and on. And for many, this is when people donate their time or th... Full story


Announce July 17 wedding plans

Bryan Gardner and Ali Sullens Ali Sullens and Bryan Gardner have announced their engagement to marry on July 17. Sullens is the daughter of Dee Sullens of Eugene and Greg Sullens of Sweet Home. She... Full story


Volunteer of the Week

Meaghan Schaefer Meaghan Schaefer, 17, volunteers with the Sweet Home High School Key Club, church and high school leadership activities, including the recent Thanksgiving basket drive. "I volunteer... Full story



MaryAnn Kyle December 15, 1930-December 11, 2003 Long-time Sweet Home resident, MaryAnn Kyle, 72, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 at her home in Sweet Home, Ore. She was born in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin to Dewey and Bernice Albertus. She...


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