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Articles from the December 28, 2022 edition

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Singers for Seniors

Boys & Girls Club members meet Santa and Mrs. Claus (George and Suzanne Dominy) after performing Wednesday, Dec. 21, for Sweet Home seniors who were enjoying a Christmas holiday feast at the...

 

Jamboree adds artists to lineup

The Oregon Jamboree is starting to fill in the blanks in its 2023 festival schedule with the announcement on Dec. 23 that Parker McCollum will be the third headliner. McCollum joins Lynyrd Skynyrd...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    December 28, 2022

Homeless remembered

Approximately 50 people from throughout Linn and Benton counties attended the 14th annual Homeless Persons Memorial Service, held Wednesday night, Dec. 21, at the 2nd CHANCE Shelter in Albany....

 

Virtue sworn in as new deputy fire chief

New Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District deputy chief George Virtue was officially sworn in Friday, Dec. 20, during the organization's board meeting at the Jim Riggs Community Center. He took the...

 

Gingerbread Art

Cynthia Fox has big plans for Sweet Home and they hinge on ... gingerbread. Four times Fox has organized a gingerbread competition at her church, Sweet Home New Life In Christ Fellowship, formerly...

 

Janice 'Jan' Willanna Daniels

Janice "Jan" Willanna Daniels was born Dec. 25, 1940, in Foster, to Bill and Mamie Tabler. Jan died on Dec. 13, 2022, of dementia at Hillview Adult Foster Home, where she lived happily this past... Full story

 

Colleen Chamberlin

Colleen Bernice Chamberlin, 70, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 20, 2022. She was born Oct. 24, 1952, in Roseburg to Melvin and Esther Elaine (Harris) Wallace. Mrs. Chamberlin was an owner of a company that installed drywall. She married Ronald Keith... Full story

 

Manuel Coelho Sr.

Manuel Coelho Sr., 93, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 17, 2022. He was born Nov. 3, 1929, in Artesia, Calif., to John and Laura (Cordiero) Coelho. He lived in Cypress, Calif., for 60 years, from 1929 to... Full story

 

Douglas Seiber

Douglas Keith Seiber, 83, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 18, 2022. He was born June 30, 1939, in Bend to Otto and Frona (Russell) Seiber. Mr. Seiber worked at Willamette Industries as a millwright and... Full story

 

Death Notices (Dec. 28, 2022)

Jesse James Baugus, 28, of Lebanon, died Dec. 20, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Carol Joy Cadwell, 77, of Lebanon, died Dec. 21, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel...

 

Sweet Home Junior High Students of the Month

Sweet Home Junior High honored these students as Students of the Month. This month's awards honored kindness and compassion...

 

Commentary: A Perfect Storm (Dec. 28, 2022)

Editor’s note: As letter writers (and those who read the guidelines in the gray box below) are well aware, we nearly always require writers to identify themselves for publication on The New Era’s opinion page. However, given the situation...

 

From Our Files (Dec. 28, 2022)

Dec. 28, 1972 Wally Mathers bought the Frontier Room and Tourist Cafe from Rose Carter, who owned the Main Street business for 18 years. Mathers will operate the Frontier Room but will continue leasing the Tourist Cafe to D.L. and Frances Fleury, wh...

 

Around Town (Dec. 28, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers takeout lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The menu on Friday, Dec. 30, is a beef sloppy joe or buffalo chicken sandwich, whole...

 

Public Safety (Dec. 28, 2022)

Dec. 19 10:04 a.m. - Caller reported someone possibly inside her house, 900 block of 6th Ave. According to the caller, her front-window screen was off and appeared to have been shot. Report taken for seconddegree burglary. Estimated value: $250....

 

Following his path

Sweet Home's been heavy on Jim Corley's mind for years – nearly 20, in fact. So now, at age 78, he's in a position to really do something about it. Corley has been interim pastor at the Sweet Home...

 

Melodic fanfare at the East Linn Museum

The East Linn Museum is now closed for the winter until February. In the meantime, we ponder the ghostly sounds we imagine rising in its darkened recesses. We know the main room once served as a...

 

Doc's Memoirs: Doing her job, through the pain, to the very end

I stepped out of the crowding alley quickly as Ervin released the cow I’d just checked. The next one was charging with Ella right on her heels. Ella was a middle-aged border collie. She had been on...

 

Housing for the Homeless

A Sweet Home Public Works employee moves a Quonset hut, built by Sweet Home High School students, to its final resting place at the city's new homeless shelter on the north end of 24th Avenue...

 

Intermodal center opens

A Dec. 15 ribbon-cutting event, seen in the first photo, celebrated the completion of the $35.5 million, 64-acre Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Center in Millersburg. The truck-to-rail facility,...

 

Sweet Home Senior Center News and Activities

Monthly News -- Qi Gong: Qi Gong (tai chi) has resumed. Class is at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Qi Gong is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. It is low-impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and...

 

Commissioners get flu season update

Nearly three years of isolation and people wearing face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic likely suppressed the severity of influenza, but may now be a factor in why so many people in Linn County and across the country are feeling lousy, Dr. Wil...

 

Real Estate (Dec. 28, 2022)

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during November/ December 2022. These are not properties for sale, and some transactions may represent a change of ownership within a family...

 

Huskies struggle with focus in loss to Sisters

Sweet Home boys basketball fell to 1-6 on the season Tuesday, Dec. 20, with a 50-35 home loss to Sisters. The Huskies (No. 31 in Class 4A play) trailed just 18-16 at halftime, but the Outlaws (4-5, N...

 

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