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We live in Sweet Home, Work in Sweet Home, and invest our lives into Sweet Home. Our goal is to cover our community like no one else. From news to advertising to legal publications, we are here to serve you! A secondary branch, but equally important side of our business is to make you look good! We offer design, layout and word crafting. From posters, to brochures, to business cards, we would love to help you! Give us a call: 541-367-2135

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https://www.sweethomenews.com/story/2021/05/12/news/update-fire-that-burned-elm-street-church-building-ruled-arson/24239...
05/12/2021
Update: Fire that burned Elm Street church building ruled arson

https://www.sweethomenews.com/story/2021/05/12/news/update-fire-that-burned-elm-street-church-building-ruled-arson/24239.html

A fire that officials have concluded was caused by an arsonist severely damaged a building at Elm Street Baptist Church Tuesday evening, May 11. Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and Sweet Home Police Department personnel responded to a report of a structure fire at the church, 1150 Elm St., ju...

05/12/2021

Weekly News Update!

Thank you, Lt. Charles DeJesus of the Salvation Army for taking care of our neighbors!
05/10/2021
Commissioners honor fire hero

Thank you, Lt. Charles DeJesus of the Salvation Army for taking care of our neighbors!

Lt. Charles DeJesus of the Salvation Army was honored Tuesday morning by Salem-based Bolante.net for his dedication to feeding families displaced by last September’s wildfires, first at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center and then for many weeks delivering meals daily in the Santiam Canyon. Dr. Reb...

Congratulations Husky football award winners!!
05/09/2021
Aiden Tyler named Huskies' MVP at football awards night

Congratulations Husky football award winners!!

Senior Aiden Tyler was named Most Valuable Player for the Sweet Home football team at the Huskies' awards night, held April 27 at the Rio Theatre. The Huskies finished the season 1-2 in Oregon West Conference and 2-4 overall, which included losses to two of the state's top-ranked teams, Cascade and....

Longbow camp has received a facelift from the Job Corps. Thanks for the hard work!
05/08/2021
Throwback to past: Job Corps workers repair Longbow camp

Longbow camp has received a facelift from the Job Corps. Thanks for the hard work!

Saving the past, from the present, for the future. That's what a group of four Job Corps students at Longbow Organizational Camp have been doing over the last three weeks, said retired Sweet Home National Forest archaeologist Tony Farque. The Job Corps crew just completed a three-week project to imp...

Ooops!  We got some dates wrong in our Live Local publication, which Sweet Home residents received in their mailboxes th...
05/08/2021

Ooops! We got some dates wrong in our Live Local publication, which Sweet Home residents received in their mailboxes this week. Here are the corrected dates for your all important egg and milk coupons at Thriftway! Coupons are good on Friday and Saturdays only. Thank you Thriftway for choosing to advertise with The New Era & Live Local!

Ooops! We got some dates wrong in our Live Local publication, which Sweet Home residents received in their mailboxes this week. Here are the corrected dates for your all important egg and milk coupons at Thriftway! Coupons are good on Friday and Saturdays only. Thank you Thriftway for choosing to advertise with The New Era & Live Local!

Believe it or not...new cases of COVID are raising fast in Linn County, and are higher now than ever.
05/07/2021
COVID reports rise, kids quarantined, counties protest

Believe it or not...new cases of COVID are raising fast in Linn County, and are higher now than ever.

Friday's National Honor Society Inductee ceremony at Sweet Home High School's gymnasium honored the academic accomplishments of 26 juniors and seniors. However, eight students were not able to attend the event as a result of the school district putting them under a 14 day COVID-19 quarantine from sc...

Throwback Thursday from 25 and 50 years ago.If you know 'em and you like 'em, tag their name.
05/06/2021

Throwback Thursday from 25 and 50 years ago.
If you know 'em and you like 'em, tag their name.

Even without the help of COVID, mental health has become a serious problem for Americans. Suicide had become an alarming...
05/06/2021
Sharp increase seen in mental health calls over past year

Even without the help of COVID, mental health has become a serious problem for Americans. Suicide had become an alarmingly common cause of death PRE-COVID. What do you think is causing this?

Calls for service to the Sweet Home Police Department from people suffering from mental health issues have gone up dramatically in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020. In the first quarter of 2020, 31 calls were made to the police that Sweet Home officers deemed were from...

05/05/2021

Thank you for supporting local journalism! Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

What a great opportunity for first-time workers! How old were you when you got your first real job?
05/03/2021
Commissioners agree to double funding for county's Youth Wage Grant Program

What a great opportunity for first-time workers! How old were you when you got your first real job?

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Spenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday morning, April 20, that helping young people find jobs this summer is more important than ever and doubled the amount of money area employers can be reimbursed for hiring first-time employees. The Youth Wage Gran...

I am so thankful for our local fire and ambulance personnel! We are really lucky to have people of their caliber watchin...
05/02/2021
SHFAD rescues teen who fell down Cascadia waterfall

I am so thankful for our local fire and ambulance personnel! We are really lucky to have people of their caliber watching out for us.

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel rescued a teenager who had fallen down a waterfall east of Cascadia Monday evening, April 18. According to SHFAD, a caller reported at 6:45 p.m. Monday that a man had fallen off a waterfall near Longbow Camp and had suffered unknown injuries. First to...

New COVID cases are higher now than they were during flu season.
05/01/2021
Case numbers up as Brown warns of risk level hike

New COVID cases are higher now than they were during flu season.

Gov. Kate Brown, in a press conference Friday, April 23, warned that Oregon is in a “fourth wave” of COVID-19. The state now ranks second in the nation in having the most rapid growth of COVID-19 infection spread, Brown said. “A few weeks ago I came before you to say that we were concerned we ...

The city is hosting an opportunity for residents to discuss plans for Upper Sankey Park. Today's Concept Discussion oppo...
05/01/2021

The city is hosting an opportunity for residents to discuss plans for Upper Sankey Park. Today's Concept Discussion opportunity runs through 7 p.m. Tomorrow's runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have ideas, the city wants to hear them!

The city is hosting an opportunity for residents to discuss plans for Upper Sankey Park. Today's Concept Discussion opportunity runs through 7 p.m. Tomorrow's runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have ideas, the city wants to hear them!

It's a great day to get outside and celebrate trees!
04/30/2021

It's a great day to get outside and celebrate trees!

It's a great day to get outside and celebrate trees!

What do you think should be done to help with Sweet Home's drug problem?
04/30/2021
Grant helps local addicts find help support, recovery

What do you think should be done to help with Sweet Home's drug problem?

In 2018, Mid Valley Healthcare received a Human Resources and Services Administration grant from the federal government. The grant, overseen by the Coast to the Cascades Community Wellness Network (CCCWN), financed a support system in which a project director, a project coordinator, and peer support...

Throwback Thursday.You know what to do; tag 'em if you recognize 'em.
04/29/2021

Throwback Thursday.
You know what to do; tag 'em if you recognize 'em.

You know any cool young ladies that would make a good Sportsman's Holiday princess? Their application has to be in befor...
04/29/2021
Organizers seek Sportsman's Holiday Court applicants

You know any cool young ladies that would make a good Sportsman's Holiday princess? Their application has to be in before the 1st of May!

After a year in which the Sportsman's Holiday Court had little opportunity to engage in what would be normal activities for participants, organizers are hoping to get things back up to speed this year. But first, they are waiting for applicants for the 2021 Court. The Sportsman's Holiday Court's app...

Want an excuse to play outdoors?
04/28/2021

Want an excuse to play outdoors?

When you focus on doing what you love, it is surprising the impact you can have on the world. Are you making the time to...
04/28/2021
Couple mixes cycling, other pastimes as they tour world

When you focus on doing what you love, it is surprising the impact you can have on the world. Are you making the time to do what you love?

For Donna Short, taking a photograph helps her be present in the moment and really see what she's seeing. "It's a way to see more intently. Even if I never do anything with that picture ever again, it helps me be there and see it," she said. She and her husband, Doug Robin, both take thousands of pi...

04/28/2021

Miriam with the 4-28-2021 edition of The New Era.

Interested in getting your COVID vaccination?  Linn County Health Department has opening this Thrusday and Friday -- Cli...
04/26/2021

Interested in getting your COVID vaccination? Linn County Health Department has opening this Thrusday and Friday -- Click on the image below to get more details.

Interested in getting your COVID vaccination? Linn County Health Department has opening this Thrusday and Friday -- Click on the image below to get more details.

Way to go Husky Cross Country! We are proud of you!
04/26/2021
Jessy Hart, Treyson Smith named XC Most Valuable Runners

Way to go Husky Cross Country! We are proud of you!

Seniors Jessy Hart and Treyson Smith were named Most Valuable Runners for the Sweet Home cross-country team at its awards event Thursday, April 15, at the Community Chapel youth barn. Coach Kambria Schumacher introduced Hart, saying she was "a joy to work with" throughout her four-year career at Swe...

Great Job Husky Baseball! Also, check out the story on our Softball team. They are doing great too!
04/25/2021
Sweet Home off to fast start in baseball, winning first four

Great Job Husky Baseball! Also, check out the story on our Softball team. They are doing great too!

Sweet Home's baseball team got off to a fast start, going 4-0 in its first contests last week and early this week. The Huskies started the season off with a 10-0 win against Woodburn on Thursday, April 15. Head Coach John Best said Dawson Armstrong and Russell Holly did a nice job offensively. The H...

Sweet Home City Councilors have a problem to solve. Can you give them any suggestions?
04/23/2021
Councilors ponder best way to spend $2.03 million

Sweet Home City Councilors have a problem to solve. Can you give them any suggestions?

What to do with $2.03 million? That was a focus of the Sweet Home City Council’s April 13 meeting, in which members discussed potential allocation strategies for the funding that Sweet Home will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act. Councilors Angelita Sanchez, Susan Coleman, Lisa Gourley, Gr...

Throwback Thursday. Familiar faces, the original food stamp, odd movies, and those ads.You know, people used to be paid ...
04/22/2021

Throwback Thursday. Familiar faces, the original food stamp, odd movies, and those ads.
You know, people used to be paid to literally draw the graphics in ads. There's an extinct job. Yes, I know there are still graphic designers, but I doubt they're using a pencil.

People asked that we keep them updated on this fire. The home belonged to Lynette Peterson, and she could probably use s...
04/22/2021
Officials credit smoke alarm for alerting resident of house fire

People asked that we keep them updated on this fire. The home belonged to Lynette Peterson, and she could probably use some local support.

A Sweet Home woman escaped injury early Wednesday morning, April 14, when the porch at her mobile home caught fire, then spread to the residence, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District reported. Linn County Dispatch received multiple 911 calls at 6:13 a.m. for a mobile home on fire at the Wagon Whee...

The Oregon Jamboree is Coming! Have you seen the lineup for Saturday, July 31st?
04/21/2021
Oregon Jamboree announces first of this year's festival lineup

The Oregon Jamboree is Coming! Have you seen the lineup for Saturday, July 31st?

Oregon Jamboree organizers kicked off their 2021 festival Monday, April 19, by announcing performers for Saturday, July 31. Festival Director Robert Shamek said that, thanks to the likelihood that crowds will be reduced this year due to COVID restrictions, "with everything that's happened, we're goi...

04/21/2021

Miriam with the April 21st Issue Update!

To all our Husky athletes that participated in sports this Spring: Thanks for being flexible, showing great attitude and...
04/18/2021

To all our Husky athletes that participated in sports this Spring: Thanks for being flexible, showing great attitude and giving your all. We hope you all have enjoyed it as much as we have enjoyed seeing you out there!

It was a tough year. Thanks for sticking to it, Huskies!
04/17/2021
Huskies fall in final game to talented Hidden Valley, 45-6

It was a tough year. Thanks for sticking to it, Huskies!

In their final game of the season and the last contest in the careers of eight seniors, Sweet Home football lost 45-6 to Hidden Valley in a non-league matchup. "For these seniors, it's bittersweet," said Head Coach Dustin Nichol. "It's the last time they could put on the pads." One of them, wide rec...

https://www.sweethomenews.com/story/2021/04/14/news/first-open-house-tuesday-for-willowyucca-street-neighborhood-local-i...
04/16/2021
First open house Tuesday for Willow/Yucca Street Neighborhood Local Improvement District

https://www.sweethomenews.com/story/2021/04/14/news/first-open-house-tuesday-for-willowyucca-street-neighborhood-local-improvement-district/24133.html

Residents of the north 18th Avenue, Willow and Yucca streets are invited to participate in open houses the city is planning for the proposed Willow and Yucca Street Neighborhood Local Improvement District. The two meetings are being held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 29, at Swe...

Did you get your artwork submitted for the show yet?
04/16/2021
Around Town April 14, 2021

Did you get your artwork submitted for the show yet?

Deadline for art show is April 17 Linn County Arts Guild will hold its first-ever “Li’l Arts Show” and is seeking submissions from local artists. The event is open to all. Art must be original pieces or photography taken by the person submitting the work. Hanging art must not exceed 8x10 inche...

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Could someone please investigate the booms going off in town for the last two months. Check out Sweet home community watch page 12/19 around 4pm. Crazy 6 in 30 minutes. It's freaking people out!
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Can you guys help the get answers for our community and do an interview/article about lawn mowing during fire restrictions? I am seeing a lot of people saying NO mowing is allowed; others saying only before 12 noon; others saying allowed only before 10 am; and if I remember correctly, last year the fire department clarified mowing grass in your neighborhood was okay, but not mowing fields? It would be great to actually have the answers out there. Love your paper (especially the Public Safety section). Keep up the great work!
You said a 7th grade girl named Keeley baker was my 8th grade girl named Keely Boyd on their basketball picture. Pretty crappy my kiddo doesn’t get her name in the paper.... just her picture
Just wondering if this event is still going on , could not find anymore info on this , posted to sweethome news and events ... Native culture and traditions, flute/dancing 1-4 , story telling 5 -7 Sunnyside Park, July 26-28
On behalf of close friends and family, I am asking if anyone was a witness to the accident on highway 228 at 6:15pm on 5/13/19 that involved a blue Ford truck. Can you please private message me the details of what you saw. I would greatly appreciate any information. Thank you!
Shout Out to THE NEW ERA and LEBANON LOCAL! Thanks so much for all your great coverage of these communities. Your publications are professional, positive and entertaining 💕 KEEP 'PRESSING' ON!!
Thursday is Teri Miners last day at KeyBank! For all of Keys clients that know Teri, please stop by and wish her well in her Retirement! 12:30-> 40 years is a long time!!!
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If State offers settlemt and Lin County board declines to accept, then Linn County is liable for attorney hourly rate Lorenzo hourly $625. Hit legal team total is $3,300/hour.