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Articles from the October 14, 2020 edition

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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 14, 2020

New COVID cases surface in SH as county numbers rise

Sweet Home has two new cases of COVID-19, as of Oct. 7, which brings the overall total in the 97386 Zip code to 26 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Safeway has confirmed a second positive case of a store employee at the Sweet Home location....

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 14, 2020

School staff talk tricks of their trade during COVID

When classes go online, it can be tough to keep kids engaged. That's especially the case as the when the job is to "take jobs to students," as natural resources teacher Blake Manley put it to the... Full story

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 14, 2020

Coronavirus' effect on businesses that are open: empty shelves

Spots on store shelves remain empty of stock across Sweet Home, as gaps in inventory have narrowed after eight months of COVID-19 pandemic. While specific stores in town are seeing runs on their...

 

Hubert Shipp

April 2, 1925 – Oct. 9, 2020 Hubert A. Shipp, 95, of Sweet Home died Oct. 9, 2020. He was born April 2, 1925 in Lamesa, Texas to Thomas A. and Myrtle Bell (Hall) Shipp. During World War II he... Full story

 

Phillip Shupp

Nov. 5, 1945 – Sept. 29, 2020 Phillip Forrest Shupp, 74, of Cascadia, died peacefully on Sept. 29, 2020. He was born Nov. 5, 1945 in Kingman, Ariz. to Phillip and Dorothy (Casad) Shupp. He spent his... Full story

 

Robert Thorson Jr.

April 5, 1947 – Sept. 29, 2020 Robert Warren Thorson Jr., 73, of Sweet Home died Sept. 29, 2020. He was born April 5, 1947 in Tacoma, Wash. to Robert Warren and Opal Lucille (Everett) Thorson. Mr.... Full story

 

Tree Farmers of the Year focus on providing 'haven' for critters

By Larry Mauter For The New Era Lee Peterman and Shirley Jolliff have been busy shepherding 80 cut-over acres they purchased in 2013. They have come to love a place they call Bogwood - located near...

 

COVID requires united efforts

Editor: COVID-19. When does the responsibility begin? This is a question I have been struggling with for some time regarding dealing with the coronavirus. I know what is expected of me – social distancing, being respectful of others and wearing a... Full story

 

Levies necessary for critical services

Editor: I feel compelled to clarify some points made by Marilyn Schlim in last week’s letter to the editor. It’s important people know facts when voting at the polls. Some of the assertions made in Ms. Schlim’s letter last week could be miscons... Full story

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 14, 2020

October 3 12:46 a.m. – Frank Archie Thompson, 46, cited and released on a Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of disorderly conduct, 7-Eleven, 2405 Main. 3:29 a.m. – Caller reported her ex-boyfriend kicked her car and...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    October 14, 2020

Suppliers scramble to meet 'significant demand' for wood

Anyone working with wood right now knows it's a hot market for lumber. Plywood has more than doubled in price from where it was six months ago, as have products like graded panels. The situation...

 

Around Town Oct. 14, 2020

Free class on health with whole foods Samaritan Health Services offers a free health and wellness seminar on “Building Resilience with Whole Foods” from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. What you choose to eat can affect your immune system and...

 

Driver named in jetski crash that killed boy

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon has named the driver of the jet ski that struck two small children, killing one, on July 20, at Lewis Creek Park on Foster Reservoir, east of Sweet Home. The driver of the 2020 Sea-Doo was Antonio Cassanova-Gonzalez, 23,...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    October 14, 2020

Autumn note: Don't 'fall' behind in your veggie consumption

It seemed as if a light switch was flipped after the recent fires. The smoke and haze that was cleared away with the assistance of rainstorms brought on suddenly the feelings of Fall. In a matter of...

 

14-3 baseball score aside, Husky JV'ers 'glad to be out there' against Harrisburg

The first baseball game played Thursday, Oct. 8, on the Huskies' varsity diamond in nearly a year and a half featured junior varsity players, but that didn't seem to matter to the fans in the stands,...

 

SH gets first softball win in 17 months, 11-6

It had been 17 months since the last time Sweet Home's softball team took the field at home, and they made it count Thursday, Oct. 8, with an 11-6 win over Harrisburg. After Harrisburg took a 2-0...

 

LBCC hoops and volleyball set to start in February

Although delayed and truncated, the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) South Region Commission recently approved basketball and volleyball schedules for the 2020-21 year.  Both basketball and volleyball will begin play in February 2021 and...

 

Nine candidates in race for four Sweet Home City Council seats

Nine candidates, listed below, are on the ballot for four open seats on Sweet Home's City Council. Four, James Goble, Lisa Gourley, Cortney Nash and Dave Trask, are running for re-election....

 

State Senate District 9 Candidates weigh in on issues

Fred Girod, 69 Political Party: Republican Home/Years in District 9: Lyons/nearly all his life. His home in the Santiam Canyon was destroyed in the wildfires. Educa-tion: Harvard University (master...

 

Sweet Home City Council candidates state their views

Why do you want to be a Sweet Home City Council member? James Goble: I would like to retain my seat, so we can continue to make real progress through these difficult times for our community.  Lisa Gourley: In the past four years I have learned that...

 

Levies, measures on ballot deal with law enforcement, drugs, more

Sweet Home voters will see four state initiatives and three local levy renewal requests on their ballots in the upcoming election. Here is a description and analysis of each. Local Levies Sweet Home Police Five-Year Operating Levy Renewal The...

 

Four candidates in running for County Commission Seat 3

Scott Bruslind, 61 Residence/Family: Resident of Linn County since 1993; lived in Albany 1993-97, Lacomb 1997-Present. Wife Linda (married in 1993) and three children, all born at home in Lacomb....

 

County Commission Seat 3 candidates state their views

Why do you want to be a Linn County Commissioner? Scott Bruslind: Linda and I met Will Tucker at a 4-H Awards ceremony at the Linn County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, way back when our older son just started showing swine. Since then, I’ve been...

 

Three candidates aim for House of Representatives seat

Jami Cate, 33 Political Party: Republican Home/Years in District 17: Lebanon/33. Education: Oregon State University (B.S. In crop and soil science, minor in agriculture business, graduated summa cum...

 

House District 17 candidates respond to questions

Describe your view of the proper role of government under the U.S. and Oregon constitutions and how you, as a state representative, would carry out your responsibilities as a legislator. Jami Cate: I believe our government is designed to maintain...

 

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