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Articles from the September 9, 2020 edition

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Homelessness in Sweet Home

Pastor Bethanie Young didn't expect to become an impromptu camp host for the homeless, but when COVID-19 shut down warming shelters in March, it was hard to turn the needy away. Young, after all, is t... Full story

 

Community steps up for local man and his dog(s)

Louis Carreiro was one of the first local homeless individuals to shelter by the Nazarene church last March. He's been sticking around with his service dog Diamond, a Labrador and bull mastiff mix....

 

Councilors OK plan to raise building fees

City Council members came to a consensus on planned increases to system development charges at a work session on Thursday, Sept. 3. The council decided, informally, to implement the increase in phases, and also capped the increase about $3,000 lower...

 

Red flag warning turns out to be real deal as winds, heavy smoke sweep into Sweet Home

By Scott Swanson Of The New Era A red flag warning got very real very fast for Sweet Home residents Monday evening, Sept. 7, as blustery winds from the north and east blew heavy smoke into town....

 

George Roger Virtue

July 3, 1947 - Sept. 3, 2020 On Thursday, Sept. 3, George Roger Virtue, loving husband, father of four, grandfather of 12, and great-grandfather of five, passed away at the age of 73. George was born... Full story

 

Bruce Warner Procknow

April 8, 1930 - Sept. 2, 2020 Bruce Warner Procknow, 90, of Sweet Home passed away Sept. 2, 2020. He was born on April 8, 1930 in Helena, Mont., the son of George W. and Grace Melissa (Pickens)... Full story

 

Local teen, 16, self-publishes book of his poetry

After pouring his emotions and life experiences into over 2,000 poems in three years, 16-year-old Ivan Bultman of Sweet Home High School is now a first-time author. Bultman, who has "loved...

 

History review: Things not much different for GOP, even with Trumps

By Rich Lowry Donald Trump took over the Republican Party, but it’s still discernibly the Republican Party. The Republican National Convention was obviously very Trumpy. At least one member of the family had a slot every night, and it featured...

 

Sunshine Industries slowly restoring operations after COVID shutdown

Sunshine Industries Unlimited restarted its day support services for local disabled adults on Aug. 31, following a months-long hiatus due to COVID-19. The services, however, look much different than before, said Executive Director Brittany Maudlin....

 

Around Town Sept. 9, 2020

Back the Blue rally Friday at SHPD A “Back the Blue” rally is planned for Patriot Day, Friday, Sept. 11, to show support for local law enforcement personnel. The event is from 6 to 7 p.m. in front of the Sweet Home Police Department, 1950 Main...

 

Public Safety Log Sept. 9, 2020

August 31 7:18 a.m. - Caller reported vehicle was broken into in 47300 block Quartzville Road. Missing items included Yugo SKS, two Glock Model 22 magazines and stereo amplifier. Total loss estimated...

 

Which is better – three square meals or snacks throughout day?

Three square meals or 5 small ones...which is better? There are many different diets available out there, but one question comes up consistently: Which is healthier – three square meals a day or...

 

New rules for mushroom pickers

Through early November, matsutake mushroom pickers in the Willamette National Forest will need a free letter of authorization instead of a paid permit to allow for collection, transport and sale of the mushrooms. The interim change is a result of the...

 

Scaled-down triathlon festival scheduled for this weekend

Blair Bronson had big hopes for this year's Best In the West triathlon series, which is celebrating its 10th year in Sweet Home this weekend. "We were hoping for our biggest and best yet, with close...

 

Willamette Speedway Results – September 5

Hornets – (1) Cory Sweatman; (2) Andrew Wright; (3) CJ Davidson; (4) James Skeslien; (5) Robert Carver. Hornets Dash for Cash – Cory Sweatman Sportsman Dash for Cash – James Slover Street Stocks Dash for Cash – Justin Evans Street Stocks B Ma...

 

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