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Articles from the November 3, 2021 edition

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A scary-good time in town

In the first photo, trick-or-treaters head east on Main Street after filling up with candy from Sunshine Espresso during the Oct. 29 Downtown Trick or Treat event. In the second photo, Raymond...

 

School district parent-teacher conferences to be remote

The Sweet Home School District announced Tuesday that all parent-teacher conferences this week will be held via Zoom or telephone, "due to the rise in COVID cases." No in-person conferences will be held. To set up a conference, contact the school...

 

City library closed until Tuesday, Nov. 9, due to COVID outbreak

Sweet Home Public Library will be closed to the public through Tuesday, Nov. 8 after multiple library staff members tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. The city has contacted the Linn County Health Department and follows its guidance.... Full story

 

Hallmark Tree sent on its way to Kansas City

As has been its custom for some 15 years, Cascade Timber Consulting, together with Ram Trucking, sent the Hallmark Mayor's Christmas Tree from a spot near Green Peter lake last week to its...

 

City Council approves three-month waiver on library fines

The Sweet Home City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 26, voted unanimously to eliminate 15-cent daily past-due fines on Sweet Home Public Library materials for three months, as approved by the library’s advisory board. The new policy went into effect Nov....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    November 3, 2021

Ongoing pandemic threatens Sunshine Industries

Brittany Maudlin has a very clear memory of the day the COVID-19 pandemic hit: Friday, March 13, 2020.  Maudlin, executive director of Sunshine Industries since 2015, has been on a vicious...

 

Restoring life to a weathered shelter

The sound of hammers filled the air on a recent cool summer day at Clear Lake Resort as staff and volunteers with HistoriCorps made repairs to the log picnic shelter that has stood through rain and...

 

John Asbury

John Cameron Asbury, 70, of Sweet Home, died Oct, 22, 2021. He was born June 14, 1951, in Washington, D.C., to Glenn Cameron and Myrna Mae (Gillespie) Asbury. His family moved to Santa Barbara,... Full story

 

James Isaac

James Errol Isaac, 80, of Sweet Home died Oct. 13, 2021. He was born Oct. 19, 1940, in Ardmore, Okla., the son of James Judias and Lillie Mae (Davis) Isaac. He lived most of his life in the western... Full story

 

Lola Isaac

Lola Louise Isaac, 78, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 11, 2021. She was born July 13, 1943 in Santa Rosa, Calif., the daughter of Clarence R. and Lois L. (Webber) Hamilton. She lived most of her life in... Full story

 

Hannah Owen

Hannah Ann Owen, 36, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 22, 2021. She was born Feb. 10, 1985 in Denver, Colo., to Ben Edwin and Leah Ann (Culbertson) Owen. She lived in Monmouth, Lebanon, Cottage Grove,... Full story

 

Cherri Joan Washburne

There was an abundant joy and rejoicing in Heaven on Sept. 22, 2021, when Cherri Joan Washburne, 60, of Sweet Home, was ushered through the Pearly Gates to be in the presence of her Lord and Savior... Full story

 

Ed Jarrell

Ed Jarrell passed away on Oct. 27, 2021. He was 77 years old. Ed was born Nov. 1, 1943, in Elk City, Okla., where his parents were dairy farmers. His parents moved to Merced, Calif., and later... Full story

 

Roy Dean Rowe

Roy Dean Rowe, 70, passed away on Oct. 1, 2021 in his home in Hillsboro. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 7, 2021, at the River House, Rood Bridge Park, Hillsboro. Roy was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His family eventually moved to Sweet Home... Full story

 

Richards takes helm at her second mid-valley charter school

Audrey Richards is charting a new course, but not abandoning her current one. In August, the longtime local educator took over as principal of Sweet Home Charter School - the same position she's held...

 

NW Natural Gas announces rate increase

The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently approved an increase in natural gas rates for NW Natural customers due to an annual purchased gas adjustment, which went into effect Nov. 1.  The PUC approves adjustments annually to the rates of t...

 

Correction (Nov. 3, 2021)

A report of a wreck on the evening of Oct. 23 on Highway 228, which appeared in the Oct. 27 edition of The New Era contained reporting errors. It should have read as follows:  A Sweet Home teen was cited Saturday, Oct. 23, for failing to stop as he...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 3, 2021)

Oct. 25 12:29 p.m. - Caller reported that someone dumped a refrigerator at the end of Sun Lane.   6:36 p.m. - Deputy responded to a report of a bull causing a traffic hazard. Bull was contained in a field and its owner arranged with the property ow...

 

Commentary: Governor's commutations concerning

Gov. Kate Brown’s releases of numerous inmates from Oregon prisons is not new news, but her move on Oct. 20 to use her clemency power to retroactively change sentences for one-time youthful offenders sentenced to long prison terms has raised the ir...

 

Letter: Lack of concern not Christian spirit (Nov. 3, 2021)

Editor: I received a message from a friend who lives in Linn County. She told me that she had been asked if she had gotten COVID “yet.” She said the question sounded more or less as if getting COVID is some sort of badge of honor. Her questioner...

 

Letter: Mask-wearing a sign of true friends (Nov. 3, 2021)

Editor: Friends don’t kill friends or strangers. Please wear a mask! Wes Marchbanks Sweet Home...

 

From Our Files (Nov. 3, 2021)

Nov. 4, 1971 Sweet Home enjoyed one of the quietest Halloween nights in a long time. Police reported only three incidents of egg throwing Sunday as the major crimes of the night. There were a few reports of pumpkins being smashed, and Monday morning...

 

Help for homeless youth

Kate Hemlock, an intern at Jackson Street Youth Services, sets up a table with hot meals, hot chocolate, winter supplies, COVID-19 bags, and snack bags to be handed out to needy youths ages 10-24 at...

 

Crawfordsville Market robbery suspect sought

Linn County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a suspect who robbed the Crawfordsville Market Wednesday evening, Oct. 27. Owner Ed Casterline said the male suspect entered the store at about 5:45 p.m. at 38396 Hwy. 228. He said the suspect, wearing...

 

Arson suspected in Wiley Creek fire

Law enforcement officials are looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed a shed early Monday, Oct. 25, in the 43700 block of Wiley Creek Drive. Sweet Home firefighters responded about 12:22 a.m. on Oct. 25 to find the burned remains of what...

 

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