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Articles from the August 12, 2020 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 12, 2020

School Board finalizes fall school plans

By Kelly Kenoyer Of The New Era The Sweet Home School Board unanimously approved plans for students in kindergarten through third grade to return to school in a hybrid model, while older students stay at home and engage in distance learning. Members...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 12, 2020

Old craft gets new life

Of The New Era There's an old Scout song and a movie about Steamboat Bill, but this is a story about Steamboat Phil, who went to Foster Lake to see if his old craft could ride the waves still. Phil...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 12, 2020

County commissioners declare local emergency – for kids

By Scott Swanson Of The New Era Linn County Commissioners last week determined to step up for local kids by approving a declaration of local emergency in response to Gov. Kate Brown’s July 28 order that students in fourth grade and above in countie...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 12, 2020

Local man arrested after face-off leads to shooting

Of The New Era A Sweet Home man was arrested Tuesday evening, Aug. 4, after allegedly shooting another man in the shoulder, Sweet Home police said. According to police, the shooting was reported at...

 

William Edward McCartin

William Edward McCartin, 98, of Sweet Home passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. He was born April 10, 1922 in Baltimore, Md. to James and Ruth (Burgee) McCartin. William generally went by the name of Ed... Full story

 

Sharon Sue Rowton

Sharon Sue Rowton, 78, of Sweet Home, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born Dec. 11, 1941 in Superior, Neb., to Charles and Virginia (Oglevie) Sigle. She grew up... Full story

 

Charles 'Chaz' Ballard

Charles Anthony "Tony/Chaz" Ballard, age 59, of Sweet Home, Oregon, formerly of Ridgway, Ill., passed on from this life Aug. 2, 2020 after an extended illness. Tony will be laid to rest privately, by... Full story

 

Michele Andersen

Michele Irene Andersen, 36, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 6, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 14, 1983 in Seattle, Wash., to Eric Martinus and Suzette Cheryl (Oedewaldt)... Full story

 

Kenneth Bate

Kenneth “Ken” W. Bate, 90, a longtime Sweet Home resident, died Aug. 5, 2020 at the Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon. He was born May 12, 1930 in Lemmon, S.D. to Herman and Gladys (Jenson) Bate, the youngest of five children. When he was 3, his fa... Full story

 

Edgar Volkers

Edgar Benjamin Volkers, 82, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 4, 2020. He was born June 9, 1938 in Terre Haute, Ind., to Ernie Rea and Katherine Margaret (Ellingworth) Volkers. He served in the United States A... Full story

 

Death Notices

Brenda Jean Collins, 56, of Albany, died Aug. 3, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at Community Chapel Outdoor Amphitheater,  42250 Ames Creek Road, Sweet Home. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to St.... Full story

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 12, 2020

Rallies continue peacefully, with points clearly made

Staff Writer Around 20 people showed up for a Black Lives Matter rally in Sweet Home on Friday, Aug. 7, carrying signs with phrases like "Racism Stops with You and Me," and "We said BLM, we didn't...

 

Around Town for August 12, 2020

Lyrics on the Lawn Aug. 13 at The Oaks The Oaks at Lebanon will host its annual Lyrics on the Lawn concert beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, on the front lawn at 621 W. Oak Street. Gates open at 5 p.m., with music following from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost...

 

Public Safety Report for August 12, 2020

August 3 3:33 a.m. – Benton County Sheriff’s Department served Steven Edward Grimm, 50, on a Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance. 10:08 a.m. - Weyerhaeuser lessee warned for tresp...

 

Skyler Bascom: School and sports often a sanctuary from home

Recently, I interviewed the founder and chair of Together Let's Rise, Dr. Shadeiyah Edwards. Together Let's Rise is a nonprofit organization based in South Los Angeles, dedicated to serving families...

 

Girl, 8, rescued in McKercher rapids – second such incident in four days

Just a few days after a 10-year-old boy's dramatic rescue required the efforts of more than a dozen bystanders on Aug. 1, a second child became trapped in the rapids of the Calapooia River at...

 

Remains found near Upper Calapooia Drive positively identified as local man's

Human remains found in April near Upper Calapooia Drive have been positively identified as those of former Sweet Home resident Mark Hardin. Linn County Sheriff's detectives and the Oregon State...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 12, 2020

Video review helps police find burglary suspect

Of The New Era Sweet Home police last week arrested a Milwaukie man on a burglary charge within four hours of getting a report of a break-in on Monday, Aug. 3. Brian Clement, 49, was arrested after...

 

Suspect arrested after eluding deputies, dogs

A Sweet Home man was arrested Aug. 5 after avoiding Sheriff's deputies and dogs for several days following an armed disturbance. Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm said deputies responded at 3:53...

 

Post-partum nutrition: What to eat after your baby arrives

Most articles that appear in this nutrition column are designed to meet the interests and needs of the general public. The topic for this month, however, is a little more specific: something for...

 

Coaches revamping plans for fall after latest OSAA decision

Of The New Era Sweet Home High School coaches and administrators are re-adjusting their plans for the next school year after the Oregon School Activities Association announced last week that it has opted to schedule truncated winter, fall and spring...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 12, 2020

Car thefts spike has police searching for those responsible

Of The New Era Sweet Home has experienced a spate of car thefts in August, a total of four between Aug. 1 and 5. While all the cars have since been recovered, the police are still looking for leads as to who is responsible. Police Chief Jeff Lynn...

 

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