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 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 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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 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 

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 

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...

 

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...

 

K9 Jamboree to add some zip to this year's Sportsman's Holiday

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Cascade K9 Jamboree is moving its annual fund-raising event, featuring extreme air dock diving, to two days during Sportsman’s Holiday weekend. Connie DeBusschere, a Sweet Home Municipal Court clerk and a local...

 

Public Safety Fair to focus on bikes this Saturday

Bicycle safety is the top priority at the upcoming 12th Annual Jim Bean Memorial Safety and Crime Prevention Fair. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, in the Sweet Home Police Department parking lot, 1950 Main St. Sweet Home Fire...

 

Meet the Court: 2019 Sportsman's Holiday Princess Makayla

Sportsman’s Holiday Court Princess Makayla Griffin’s goal is to represent her community in the best light she can. Griffin, 17, is the daughter of Jennifer Walczyk and Jeramie Griffin. She has...

 

Elks Essay Contest Winners

Three Hawthorne students hold their awards after winning the 2019 Sweet Home Elks’ Americanism Essay Contest, presented during sixth-grade graduation exercises by Past Exalted Ruler Terry Layman,...

 

2019 Chips 'n' Splinters Mystery Performers Clues

This year’s Chips ’n’ Splinters show will feature Mystery Performers, who will be masked and costumed so completely that they will not be recognizable – except to intuitive audience members...

 

2019 Chips 'n' Splinters Mystery Performers Clues

This year’s Chips ’n’ Splinters show will feature Mystery Performers, who will be masked and costumed so completely that they will not be recognizable – except to intuitive audience members...

 

Local PEO chapter awards scholarships

Sweet Home PEO, Chapter DD, has announced its annual scholarship winners. Sweet Home area residents, Josie Knight will be awarded $1,250 for the Marguerite Scholarship, and Sierra Swanson will be...

 

Fire Safety Poster Winners

Grand Prize Winners of the Smokey Bear Poster Contest show off their work with high school art students who painted roadside versions for display along local highways. The posters will be mounted in v...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 12, 2019

Sweet Home Ranger District unveils 8,400-acre forest 'management' project

Sweet Home Ranger District officials last week opened the door on a new project that proposes to “manage” some 8,400 acres of timberlands in the Quartzville and Middle Santiam areas, about 20...

 

Meet Sportsman's Holiday Princess Taylor Goodwin

Taylor Goodwin, 16, joined the Sportsman’s Holiday Court to become a bigger part of her community. Goodwin will be a senior at Sweet Home High School. She is the daughter of Josh and Tiffany...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 5, 2019

Local veterans organizations name new and continuing leaders

Ron Wilson will lead Sweet Home’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3437 beginning June 16, and Carolyn Croxford will continue as VFW Auxiliary president. VFW State Cmdr. Rick Higgins and Auxiliary...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 5, 2019

This year's Chips 'n' Splinters to feature Mystery Performers

Since reviving the Chips ’n’ Splinters variety show, held Friday night heading into Sportsman’s Holiday, Shirley Austin has come up with ideas that have swelled the crowd at each successive...

 

Sportsman's Holiday Court in Strawberry Parade

Sweet Home Sportsman’s Holiday Court members ride in fine fashion Saturday during the Strawberry Parade in Lebanon. From left, they are Valerie Richards, Collette Valentine, Taylor Goodwin, Brook...

 

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