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 News    June 19, 2019 

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...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

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...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

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...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

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...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

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...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

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...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

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...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

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,...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

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...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 5, 2019

Facebook response lands Prom date

Haley Barron says she wasn’t desperate for a date when she announced on Facebook that she was looking for someone to go to the Sweet Home High School Prom with in early May. Actually, she said, she...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 29, 2019

Storm water fee increase to fund maintenance, future projects

An increase in the city's storm water drainage fee will help pay for ongoing maintenance and allow the city to accumulate enough funds to pay for improvement projects in coming years. The Sweet Home C...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 29, 2019

SHFAD looking to find new ways to boost volunteer numbers

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District needs volunteer firefighters and more. "Not only in our community, but every community across the nation, there is a decrease in volunteer firefighters,"...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 29, 2019

Washington trip brings long-delayed healing for Vietnam vets

Jack McCreary, Bill McKechnie and Chuck Christensen had never met until only recently, when the three Sweet Home residents shared an experience that united them by a common bond. The three...

 

Entrepreneurship game Thursday

Think you’ve got what it takes to be an enterpreneur? Test yourself and a friend in a game of Last Founders Standing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in Room 101 in the Linn-Benton Community College Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. The event is...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 22, 2019

ODF: Get burning done now, before it's too late

Oregon Department of Forestry officials say now is the time to finish preparing for fire season. Sweet Home Unit Fire Protection Supervisor Chad Calderwood said people should get their debris burning...

 

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