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Commentary: Child care proposals don't reflect real needs (Dec. 1, 2021)

By Rich Lowry President Joe Biden wants to bring the same discerning, common-sensical governing style to American child care that has his job approval rating in the low 40s. In other words, look out below. The child care proposal that House Democrats...

 

From Our Files (Dec. 1, 2021)

Dec. 2, 1971 Those who braved the recent “Oregon mists” no doubt noticed a decided difference in the appearance of the South Santiam above Foster Reservoir. Records of the Foster office of Corps of Engineers show a sharp rise in water of over 19...

 

Notes from the Newsroom: Turmoil aside, let's be thankful

Boy, it’s hard to believe that it’s … Thanksgiving. Already? But despite the calendar shock, Thanksgiving really sounds good right about now, in more ways than just flavor. Ever heard that saying, “Quit complaining and count your...

 

From Our Files (Nov. 24, 2021)

Nov. 25, 1971 Nearly 600 people showed up to the public hearing concerning the designation of the South Santiam as a Scenic Waterway, forcing the meeting to be moved to the junior high school gym. Sweet Home area residents joined together to fight...

 

Letter to the editor: Leave of absence rationale explained (Nov. 24, 2021)

Editor: I decided to write a followup to the article (Oct. 27) that mentioned me going on a leave of absence from SHFAD. I wasn’t trying to make the news when I explained myself to the district board, but since I did I’ll elaborate a bit on why...

 

Commentary: DA: Commutations hit home in Linn County

By Doug Marteeny Statewide, since the onset of COVID-19, Gov. Kate Brown has commuted nearly 1,000 felons back into our communities, 54 in Linn County alone.  Releasing felons at this rate has de...

 

Letter: Support East Linn Museum (Nov. 17, 2021)

Editor: I am writing to encourage strong support for Sweet Home’s local hometown museum and its staff, the East Linn Museum Society. This community is blessed with a wonderful asset and resource that should be preserved and supported both...

 

Letter: History holds warnings to heed (Nov. 17, 2021)

Editor: Hitler was head of the Socialist Party. Have we forgotten? Victoria Peargin Sweet Home...

 

From Our Files (Nov. 17, 2021)

Nov. 18, 1971 Linn County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of a battery charger taken from a Federal Highway Administration maintenance shop near Quartzville. The thieves are said to have climbed a 12 foot woven wire fence prior to...

 

Commentary: 'Yoder' case from 1960s still has significance in education today

By Dr. John A. Sparks Throughout the country, parents are concerned that some public schoolboards, administrators, and associations hold them in disdain and fear their input when they raise legitimate questions about the direction of their local...

 

Commentary: Page 1 tells a different story – a sad one (Nov. 10, 2021)

NOTE: The print edition of the Nov. 10 New Era features mostly blank space above the front-page "fold." This commentary outlines the reasoning behind that design. If you’re wondering why the top half of the fold on Page 1 is mostly white, let me...

 

From Our Files (Nov. 10, 2021)

Nov. 11, 1971 Sweet Home’s zoo boasts its first inhabitant, Napoleon the llama, who has been holding out at a new corral alongside the F and F Mobil Service Station near the west entrance to town. Napoleon will soon be joined by a kangaroo and a co...

 

Commentary: Governor's commutations concerning

Gov. Kate Brown’s releases of numerous inmates from Oregon prisons is not new news, but her move on Oct. 20 to use her clemency power to retroactively change sentences for one-time youthful offenders sentenced to long prison terms has raised the ir...

 

Letter: Lack of concern not Christian spirit (Nov. 3, 2021)

Editor: I received a message from a friend who lives in Linn County. She told me that she had been asked if she had gotten COVID “yet.” She said the question sounded more or less as if getting COVID is some sort of badge of honor. Her questioner...

 

Letter: Mask-wearing a sign of true friends (Nov. 3, 2021)

Editor: Friends don’t kill friends or strangers. Please wear a mask! Wes Marchbanks Sweet Home...

 

From Our Files (Nov. 3, 2021)

Nov. 4, 1971 Sweet Home enjoyed one of the quietest Halloween nights in a long time. Police reported only three incidents of egg throwing Sunday as the major crimes of the night. There were a few reports of pumpkins being smashed, and Monday morning...

 
 By Cory Frye    Opinion    October 27, 2021

Ex-colleague departure revives memories

Photographer Mark Ylen shocked multiple zip codes earlier this month when he announced he was leaving the Albany Democrat-Herald after 26 years to take a position with Samaritan Health. I couldn’t let his momentous departure pass sans comment, bein...

 

From Our Files (Oct. 27, 2021)

Oct. 28, 1971 A group of 40 or 50 young people from all Christian denominations are planning a “Free Store” for those in need. “They are wanting to do this as a Christian service,” said Susy McCubbins, spokesman for the group. The group is...

 

Letter: Thanks, Sweet Home, for helping students

Editor: Sweet Home P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Chapter DD, wishes to sincerely thank the Sweet Home community for your continued support of our organization and our annual Flash Frozen Berry Sale and gigantic yard sale. Our local...

 

Letter: Charter School appreciated too (Oct. 27, 2021)

Editor: I would like to say thank you and show my appreciation to the principal at the Sweet Home Charter School, Mrs. Audrey Richards. It’s October and National Principals Month, so Sweet Home Charter School also needs to be included with the...

 

Letter: COVID resistance doesn't make sense (Oct. 27, 2021)

Editor: “COVID is the No. 1 killer of law enforcement officers in 2020 and 2021,”  according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, www.odmp.org. Yet police unions across the country are pushing cops to defy the Covid vaccine mandate. We pay them...

 

Increased scrutiny by reporters in Oregon's state Capitol good for all (Oct. 20, 2021)

In the wake of National Newspaper Week, I've got some good news. A big concern I've had, both as a journalist and as a citizen, has been the dearth of news coverage of state government in recent...

 

From Our Files (Oct. 20, 2021)

Oct. 21, 1971 A group that started in 1968 as the Golden Gleaners Club with a handful of members is now 60-strong as the Senior Citizens of Sweet Home, Inc. The group met at various locations, but now has its own location at 1102 Main St. Ideas and...

 

Guest commentary: Oregon's electric vehicle goals falling short of reality (Oct. 20, 2021)

By Rachel Dawson Oregon elected officials and appointed staff love to claim they base their decisions on the best and most accurate data available. A recent Oregon Department of Transportation study demonstrates that this often isn’t the case. In...

 

Editorial: Remembering why we are here (Oct. 13, 2021)

The first week of October was the 81st annual National Newspaper Week, a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America. Like a lot of similar celebratory events one can find on the calendar, its goal is to...

 

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