From Our Files (Feb. 9, 2022)

February 10, 1972

For the second time in eight days, a motel has been the target for out-of-control vehicles.

Last week a pickup truck struck Porta Via Motel. This week, three men were injured and hospitalized after their car rammed into a corner unit of the Tourist Motel on Nandina Street. The car was totaled, but damage to the motel was confined to the exterior of the building.

The driver, Reginald Brady, of Albany, was cited for violation of the basic rule, section three. He had apparently lost control of his car after passing a street barricade at 13th Ave., swerved across the street, over the curb and into the motel building.

Sweet Home is losing one of its Main Street businesses and the only professional photographer of the immediate area.

Ray and Sharon Care, owners and operators of Care Studio since the early 1960s, will be moving to Spokane, Wash. where they are purchasing the Henle Studio.

White’s Electronics has added a third sales and service center to their chain in recent weeks. Sales Manager Jim McCrary said the latest center was opened at Odessa, Texas, and will serve a dozen or so southern states. The firm also has service centers in Indiana and British Columbia.

Feb. 5, 1997

The Sweet Home Chamber’s “97 City of Hearts, Community Starts with You” awards banquet hosted 400 guests who went to honor the year’s winners. Max Thompson was named Distinguished Citizen, Larry Blem was named First Citizen, and Joel Keesecker was named First Citizen.

The New Era owners Alex and Debbie Paul were awarded the chamber’s first-ever Outstanding Business of the Year, and Mary McDonald was named Busienss and Professional Woman of the Year.

Six weeks into job, City Manager Jim Corl resigned at City Council’s request.

The council voted to reimburse Corl for moving expenses, and assurance of nine months’ severance pay. The issues that lead to this result were discussed at an executive session, which is confidential.

“Evidently someone told an untruth. That’s the only thing I have to say,” Corl said when asked for a statement.

Mayor Jim Gourley said the city manager and city council could not work as a team, and councilman Craig Fentiman agreed.