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Livestock producers may get aid

Livestock producers in Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Lane counties have been approved for drought forage assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to the lack of rainfall and high temperatures this summer. “This is a great opportunity for...

 

Best ribs in town: Bohemian holds BBQ for hunter safety

The Bohemian Club raised $616 from its third annual cookoff for the Sportsman's Holiday fireworks display Saturday, Sept. 15....

 

Dog day to provide 'fun' for canines, owners

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The public is invited Saturday morning to the Cascade K9 Jamboree, an event planned for dog aficionados of all varieties. The K9 Jamboree will be held from 9 a.m. to...

 

City makes changes at Sankey in effort to 'take back' park

Big changes continue at Sankey Park as part of the city's effort to "take back" the facility. The city ordered a new set of restrooms last week and closed off the gravel parking lot to the south of...

 

Garbage rate increase moves forward

The Sweet Home City Council last week held the first two readings of an ordinance authorizing an 8 percent increase in city trash service rates to help cover the increasing cost of recycling. The council had delayed reading the ordinance for the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 29, 2018

Kindergarten Boot Camp

Oak Heights kindergarteners and their teachers got a jump on the new school year in Kindergarten Boot Camp. The program was held over the past two weeks, with this week off for in-service. "It got...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 29, 2018

Interest in CEIP program rising in SH

The Sweet Home business community is taking advantage of the city’s new Commercial Exterior Improvement Program. “We made personal contact with 111 businesses,” said Ray Towry, adding that four have responded with applications. “We don’t...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 29, 2018

Home stretch rounding into sight for Capitol Christmas Tree

Christmas in Sweet Home is coming early this year, with a day-long celebration and parade Nov. 9 to cap off Christmas All Year Round process of locating and delivering the nation's Capitol Christmas...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 29, 2018

Fire officials stay on high alert following first rain in 71 days

While mild weather and a little rain dropped the fire danger from "extreme" to "high" over the weekend, the Willamette National Forest has banned all campfires. Thus far, the Sweet Home area has...

 

After many 'temporary' posts, Valloni now official

Dominic Valloni is the new maintenance superintendent with the Sweet Home Public Works Department. He had been working since February in an acting capacity until the position was restored permanently...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 29, 2018

Metal work provides expression, occupation for local artist

When Lawrence Paquin gets bored, he can be found in his garage, welding bronze to copper, painting metal with colorful consideration, and pounding his work while sitting on the ground "like a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 22, 2018

Leadership Lessons

A group of 27 young people spent Friday kayaking around Foster Lake – learning about leadership. At stops around the lake, the youths heard from various speakers, including high school senior...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 22, 2018

New Nazarene pastor has plans to reach out to community

Bethanie Young, the new pastor at Sweet Home Church of the Nazarene, moved to Sweet Home from Washington at the end of June to take up her new ministerial role, which began in the pulpit Sunday, July...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 22, 2018

N. 18th property owners concerned about well water quality

With arsenic, diesel, heavy oil and formaldehyde well contamination detected in well water supplies of up to 40 homes, landlord Josh Victor, joined by several residents of the neighborhood around the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018

Finding that perfect fir

The hunt for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree hit the final stretch last week with the arrival of the U.S. Government official who will make the final selection. Willamette National Forest staff have...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018

Hot temps send fire danger to extreme

The fire danger level in east Linn County went to extreme Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, around Sweet Home. Danger levels briefly hit extreme two weeks ago before dropping back to high. Fire officials were looking forward to cooler temperatures over the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018

Brand new vans first-ever for Sunshine Industries

For the first time in its history, Sunshine Industries has been able to purchase brand new vans. That's largely thanks to the ongoing support of the community, Executive Director Brittany Donnell...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018

Health Fair to offer resources, info mixed with fun

The Third Annual Sweet Home Health Fair will provide Sweet Home residents another chance to connect with health-related resources and information Saturday as part of an effort to improve health and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 15, 2018

Sweet Home church looks to future with new name, pastor and affiliation

With a new pastor and a new name, the former Sweet Home Assembly of God will hold an official launch on Oct. 28 as the Hope Church. The church changed its name last September when its membership voted...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 15, 2018

Jamboree proposal plays out for Sweet Home bride

Leah Dauley, of Sweet Home, got a surprise marriage proposal two years ago at the Oregon Jamboree, courtesy of her then-boyfriend Michael Jones of Springfield and festival favorite Neal McCoy. Dauley...

 

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