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 By Scott Swanson    News    June 26, 2019 

Tucker to retire from County Commission

Of The New Era Will Tucker has decided not to run again for his seat on the County Commission in the 2020 election. But he emphasizes he’s not “calling it quits.” “That’s not quite what I...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 26, 2019 

SH girls get taste of firefighting at academy

Of The New Era Twenty girls attended the second annual Linn County Young Women's Fire Academy, hosted last weekend by the Lebanon Fire District headquarters. Among them were Sweet Home ladies Chloe Ty...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

Learning Safety the Fun Way

Miranda Chelstad, 8, center, aided by Kimi Nash, takes aim at a target during an archery activity at the Sweet Home Public Safety Fair Saturday, June 22, in the Police Department parking lot, as...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

SHHS students focus energy on Foster Forest restoration

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Sweet Home High School natural resources program has taken up a off-and-on effort to turn the woods on the southeast side of Foster School into an outdoor...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

Sweet Home Municipal Court Proceedings June 12

June 12 – Arneson, Jackalyn E., guilty by default, expired registration or plates, fined $265, license suspended; driving uninsured, fined $1,015, license suspended. –Blondin, Keith A., guilty by default, driving while suspended, fined $2,015,...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

Circuit Court: Local woman pleads no contest to vehicle theft

Carrie Lynn Whitten of Sweet Home pleaded no contest May 28 in Linn County Circuit Court to unauthorized use of a vehicle and was sentenced to 40 days in jail with credit for time served, 18 months probation and a one-year license suspension. She...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

Real estate sold in east Linn County – May 2019

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during May 2019. These are not properties for sale, and some transactions may represent a change of ownership within a family or corporation. Pro...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

Progress at the Junior High

Contractors from R.J. Armstrong prepare to pour concrete for the new offices after pouring the new gym floor at Sweet Home Junior High, kicking off the summer construction phase of the project on...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 26, 2019 

Business: Demand for storage spurs 50 percent expansion by local firm

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era In response to demand for more storage units, the Storage Depot has added about 50 percent more units to its complex at 4199 Hwy 20. Manager Mike Klassen said the...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

Public Safety June 26, 2019

June 24 5 a.m. - Officer located plates on the wrong vehicle, 1200 block of 23rd. Plates seized. 5:32 a.m. - Erik K. Lafond, 36, of Sweet Home arrested on Linn County warrants for failure to appear on original charge of fourth-degree assault and...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

House burns on 27th Avenue

Flames are visible in a window, above as firefighters approach a house at 1190 27th Ave. Friday morning, June 21. At right, smoke pours from the eaves and windows after firefighters put water on the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 26, 2019 

Library ukulele gathering proves popular across age spectrum

Of The New Era That stereotype of a librarian quietly shushing patrons is right out the window early on Thursday afternoons at the Sweet Home Library, when a group of up to nine ukulele players gather...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

Sweet Home High School Spring Honor Roll

Seniors 4.00 – Christian Black, Sarah Hewitt, Alisha Isabell, Sydney Mauer, Austin Olin, Ella Parker, Zachary Parkhurst, Maddie Peeks, Benjamin Prevish, Lace-Anna Shiffert, Jake Swanson, Kennedi Waldrop and Angeleah Williams. Seniors 3.50-3.99 ...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

Sweet Home Sweet Ride car show Saturday

The 11th annual Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show will be held Saturday morning, June 29, at the south end of Husky Field, below the Sweet Home Junior High. Gates open at 7 a.m., said Kimi Nash, who is o...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

Sweet Home Junior High Spring Honor Roll

Eighth Grade 4.00 – Taryn Abbott, Brookelynn Burke, Leilanie Chao, Zoey Erevia, Alexis Franklin, Kylie Hayes, Rylie Hooley, Christopher Kurtz, Isaac Lindsey, Avery Nelson, Amadia Newcomer, Michael Northern, Grace Parker, Jackson Parrish, Nora...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

East Linn Christian Academy Second Semester Honor Roll

High School 4.00 – Aden Aerni, Gavin Baker, Emma Bowler, Madeline Bowler, Susannah Cray, Shayla Hatfield, Benjamin Johnson, Elias Johnson, Josiah Johnson, Kelly Ogden, Elijah Peters, Joanna Reardon, Ethan Slayden, Ronalee Train, Caleb Vandehey and...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

2019 Chips 'n' Splinters Mystery Performers Clues

Below are clues, provided by event organizers, to the identity of two Mystery Performers, who will appear at this year’s Chips ’n’ Splinters show, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Sweet Home High...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

New economic development director brings education, small-town experience to SH

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Sweet Home’s new community and economic development director says he chose to work in small towns because he can make a difference in them. Blair Larsen brings exper...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

2019 Sportsman's Holiday Court Princess Collette Valentine

Sportsman’s Holiday Princess Collette Valentine says she wouldn’t have passed up the opportunity to be part of the court “for the world.” Valentine, 16, is one of four court members this...

 
 News    June 26, 2019 

Pedestrian struck on Cedar Street

Bystanders, bottom, shade the victim of a low-impact vehicle-versus-pedestrian crash on Cedar Street as medics, above, load her into an ambulance for transport to the hospital, near the corner of...

 

High-Profile Entrance

Photos courtesy of Brad Marks Sr. Seventh-grader Bradley Marks, right, got a pretty cool ride to school Friday morning, June 14, the final day of the school year, cruising into the Sweet Home Junior...

 

Juggling act kicks off

Library Reading Program Juggler Rhys Thomas explains the math that jugglers use to create their patterns during the Summer Reading Program kickoff. At left, Lucas Davey hands a stick to Thomas, who...

 

Chess Championship

Eighth-graders Vincent Wolfe and Exavier Stratman face off in the Sweet Home Junior High Chess Club’s championships, while, behind them, seventh-grader Jordan Farrell and eighth-grader Jacob Windom...

 

Tourism Award

The local U.S. Forest Service was honored with a Travel Oregon Industry Achievement Award earlier this spring at the Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism for its performance in producing the...

 

Donation to SHFAD

Travis Luttmer, an agent with Country Financial Insurance in Corvallis an Sweet Home resident, donates a check, at right, for $1,500 to Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance Battalion Chief Shannon Pettner....

 

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