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Veterans parade to honor service dogs

Albany’s Veterans Day Parade, which starts at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, is the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi River. Founded in 1951, the 2019 edition will feature more than 200 entries, including 500-plus motorcyclists who...

 

City staffers present plans for downtown

City staff last week outlined a multi-pronged approach to dealing with issues in the downtown area to make Sweet Home a more desirable place for people to live and businesses to locate. Staff made the presentation to the City Council during its...

 

Traffic data: Speeders not common on 1st Avenue, Airport

According to statistics gathered by new electronic speed limit signs on Airport Road and 1st Avenue, 95 percent of drivers drive no more than 5 mph over the speed limit. The vast majority of drivers...

 

Local accountant Steve Hanscam calls it quits after nearly four decades

After nearly 40 years in business as an accountant on Main Street, Steve Hanscam has put away his calculator and paperwork and retired. He officially retired Aug. 31 at age 64 after finishing up the...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    October 30, 2019

Local couple finds excellent retirement occupation in art

Everybody has talents in one way or another, and it is a gift from the Lord. That's how Sweet Home resident Elda Miller explains her artistic ability, which recently was recognized with a People's Cho...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 30, 2019

Oct. 28 3:50 a.m. - Joseph Aldor Dunham, 41, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for second-degree criminal trespass, Lebanon. Oct. 27 9:50 a.m. - Betty Joline Banta, 45, cited for dog at large. Caller had reported finding a stray husky-type dog, 1900...

 

Traffic stop in Albany results in discovery of 28 pounds of pot in vehicle

A California man, arrested Sunday night by Linn County Sheriff's deputies after a traffic stop, was charged with unlawful transportation of marijuana after the discovery of 28 pounds of marijuana in...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 23, 2019

Riding safely in SH

The small group of cyclists pedal up 6th Avenue, toward Elm Street, on a recent sunny afternoon – half a dozen fifth-graders and two adults. They approach a stop sign at an intersection, and the...

 

Schools make big gains

While recently released results from statewide assessment tests showed improvements among Sweet Home schools with some declines, administrators were able last week to report to the School Board...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    October 23, 2019

USFS planning Quartzville project

Interdisciplinary staff of the Sweet Home Ranger District took a caravan of timber producers, public interest groups and the general public on a field trip through the Willamette National Forest...

 

Megan Hager, Nich James named Jr. First Citizens

Seniors Megan Hager and Nich James were named Sweet Home High School's Junior First Citizens on Sept. 27. They will attend a Rotary Club dessert held in Albany on Nov. 5 where a boy and girl will be...

 

Real market property values rise 8.9 percent

At this point, property owners should have or soon will have received property tax statements, most of them showing increases in property tax bills. Property values across Linn County increased by 8.9 percent for real market and 4.6 percent for...

 

SHARE, Sharing Tree kick off Nov. 4

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District’s Christmas for Kids Sharing Tree Program and Sweet Home Emergency Ministry’s Christmas Food Basket program are kicking off, starting Monday, Nov. 4. Individuals or families who wish to have a child’s...

 

Public Works prepares for winter, buys new plows

Sweet Home Public Works is better prepared for a snowstorm like the one in late February with a pair of new plow blades. The first was among the tools available for the department's new Kubota Tool Ca...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 23, 2019

Oct. 17 2:24 a.m. - Jimmy Rodger Varner, 52, cited and released in field on Albany warrant for contempt of court and cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, 4100 block of Osage. Oct. 16 12:20 a.m. - Ra Ross Allen Scott, 26, arrested...

 

Police investigate death

Sweet Home police are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man whose body was found near the north end of 24th Avenue Wednesday morning. According to a department statement, officers responded...

 

Leaf collection under way

The City of Sweet Home is now collecting leaves from residents. The program will continue through Friday, Dec. 13. The city asks that residents put loose leaves in piles on the street, away from parked cars and a foot away from the curb to allow for...

 

Tax bills increase 2.8 to 7.7 percent

The New Era looked at 10 property tax bills, including statements belonging to five city councilors, two newspaper staff members, one police officer, a city department head and a random house on Elm Street. Last year, a check of 10 properties, includ...

 

School District planning how to use new business tax revenue

The Sweet Home School District is preparing an application for funding from the Student Success Act passed this year by the Oregon Legislature, a $2 billion tax on gross revenues of more than $1...

 

Board meeting date changed

The Sweet Home School Board will hold its regular November board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the District Office, 1920 Long Street. This is a change from the regular meeting date, which was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11. Regular...

 

Local high-schooler already owns world record, titles

Relatively massive horsepower, lightweight vehicles, four G's for 300 feet and zero to 60 in less than a second is what it's all about for Sweet Home High School senior Jonny Maas. Performing under...

 

Police investigating after body found near 24th Avenue

Sweet Home police are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man whose body was found near the north end of 24th Avenue Wednesday morning. According to a department statement, officers responded about 9:20 a.m. On Oct. 16 to the area of the 1400... Full story

 

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