The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

From Our Files (May 4, 2022)


May 4, 2022

May 4, 1972

David and Bridget Cooper will assume ownership and management of The New Era after buying the paper from John and David Nelson, and Connie Johnson, who’ve owned the paper since 1970.

Cooper leaves his job as news editor of the Daily Astorian, but he edited The New Era from 1958 to 1961.

The Coopers were active in many civic organizations while living in Sweet Home, and his wife also instructed the women’s swim team. They have already bought a home in Sweet Home for the new job, and will bring with them their three children, Cathy, Christy and Cindy.

Gary Dunaway, 8, escap...

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