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 News    June 12, 2019 

Sweet Home man found dead in wreck

A 19-year-old Sweet Home man was found dead in his pickup on Upper Calapooia Drive Wednesday, June 12, after crashing into some trees, Sheriff Jim Yon said. Yon said the Linn County Sheriff's Office... Full story

 
 News    June 12, 2019 

Public Safety June 12

June 10 12:50 a.m. - Officer located a vehicle in violation of city ordinance, 1300 block of 13th. Vehicle posted for removal. 2:25 a.m. - Cameron Michael Wark, 29, arrested on Linn County warrants...

 
 News    June 12, 2019 

Elderly woman dies in Wiley Creek house fire

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era A woman died in an early morning fire Wednesday, June 5, in the independent living area of Samaritan Wiley Creek Community. Firefighters responded to a report of the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 12, 2019 

Junior High remodeling project includes mix of local ingenuity

Of The New Era Recent visitors to Sweet Home Junior High will have seen School District maintenance crews busy putting up the the framework for the new exterior walls. District crews have been...

 
 News    June 12, 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...

 
 News    June 12, 2019 

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...

 
 News    June 12, 2019 

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 Sean C. Morgan    News    June 12, 2019 

School Board approves final funding for school remodels

The Sweet Home School Board Monday approved the final spending packages on the Sweet Home Junior High remodel and construction project as well as the remodels and seismic upgrades at Foster and Holley elementary schools. During its regular meeting...

 
 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...

 
 News    June 12, 2019 

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 12, 2019 

So long, Sweet Home High

See more photos from Graduation and the SAFE Party! www.sweethomenews.com/photos/06_12_2019 Sweet Home High School graduated 154 seniors this year, with most walking in a ceremony Friday evening,...

 

Forest Service to host open house on Quartzville-Middle Santiam Project activities

The Willamette National Forest is inviting members of the public to share ideas about future activities proposed for the Quartzville-Middle Santiam Project on the Sweet Home Ranger District. An open house will be held Thursday, June 6, from 5:30 to... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 5, 2019

Elderly woman dies in early morning fire at Wiley Creek

A woman died in an early morning fire Wednesday, June 5, in the independent living area of Samaritan Wiley Creek Community. Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at 1271 Mountain Fir Court...

 

'Shrek' comes to SHHS

Shrek’s swamp was the center of much of the action in Sweet Home High School’s performance of “Shrek, the Musical” last week. That’s where fairytale “freaks” congregated after being...

 
 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...

 

Public Safety June 5, 2019

June 2 3:09 a.m. - Caller reported a bicycle stolen, 2000 block of Main. Report taken. 6:10 a.m. - Caller reported someone broke into the garage, 440 W. Osage St., Sweet Home Elks Lodge. Report taken. 8:29 a.m. - Caller reported an aggressive dog...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 5, 2019

Fir View Villa park family displaced by fire, smoke, water damage

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The occupants of a manufactured home that burned almost two weeks ago remain in need of help recovering from the fire. The fire seriously damaged the home at space 8 i...

 

If I Were Mayor winners

Local sixth-graders Peyton Lindsey and Payton Messmer, winners of the annual If I Were Mayor contest take their place behind the council dais as Councilor Diane Gerson and Mayor Greg Mahler look on....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 5, 2019

May election: School Board, SHFAD incumbents retain seats

Based on preliminary unofficial results, the write-in incumbents on the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Board of Directors and the Sweet Home School Board will retain their seats. Linn County...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 5, 2019

City Council members agree to another year of RAIN

City Council members agreed to renew an agreement with other local cities and the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network to pay $7,124.76 over the next fiscal year to keep RAIN operating in the...

 
 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...

 

Murder case update: Bail for suspect Butterfield set at $1M

The suspect in a May 24 homicide on Surrey Lane in Sweet Home was arraigned Tuesday afternoon, May 28, in Linn County Circuit Court on five charges, including murder. Page Lee Butterfield, 25,...

 
 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    June 5, 2019

SHHS graduation Friday evening involves few rules for participants

The Class of 2019 will graduate Friday, June 7, in a ceremony held at Husky Field if the weather holds. A total of 157 seniors are expected to participate in the graduation exercises, which begin at 7 p.m. In case of rainy weather, the ceremony will...

 

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