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Articles from the December 30, 2020 edition

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'Bionic Woman' takes a seat

Alice Grovom has finally retired, just in time for her 95th birthday. Though she retired from her career as a bookkeeper several decades ago, but didn't miss a beat in her efforts to improve the image...

 
 By The New Era    News    December 30, 2020

District mulls options after Gov. Brown changes policy

Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday, Dec. 23, directed the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority to implement several new policy initiatives, with the goal of putting more school districts on track to return students to in-person...

 

Flood of support helps local family

When the cold starts creeping in and the rain won't go away, sometimes the best gift a family can receive is a roof over their heads. That's why some enterprising local citizens started a GoFundMe...

 

Looking to contribute? Here's a list of some local options

Donors have two days left before the Dec. 31 cutoff to get tax credit for charitable contributions. Looking for an opportunity to give of your substance (or energy) to help a good cause? Whether it’s your local church, a struggling small business,...

 

Raquel Dawn Gonzalez Ndzeidze

Oct. 18, 1981 – Dec. 17, 2020 Raquel Dawn Gonzalez Ndzeidze, 39, of Corvallis, passed away Dec. 17, 2020 with her loving husband by her side. She was born Oct. 18, 1981 in Corvallis to Agustin and... Full story

 

Edward O. Miller

Aug. 29, 1941 - Dec. 21, 2020 Edward O. Miller, 79, of Sweet Home passed away Dec. 21, 2020. He was born Aug. 29, 1941 in Columbia, Mo. to Kerman Orley and Martha E. (Martin) Miller. He married Elda... Full story

 

Berdina Emmert

June 10, 1928 – Dec. 18, 2020 Berdina Ann Emmert, 92, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 18, 2020. She was born June 10, 1928 in Mountain Lake, Minn. to Lydia (Deckert) and Peter W. Balzer. She became a... Full story

 

Visit to vet assists in gentle exit for ageless Kitty

Ida was sitting in our waiting room, beside her daughter, waiting patiently with Kitty nestled in her lap. Ida was my oldest client, a tiny, frail old lady with snow-white hair. She lived by herself,...

 

Pandemic result: economic cruelty

By Rich Lowry Just when it seemed some of the most disheartening trends in the U.S. economy were finally beginning to reverse, COVID-19 arrived to entrench them. The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower income working...

 

COVID numbers don't add up to rules

Editor: Regarding Kelly Kenoyer’s opinion piece, published in the Dec. 16 edition: We understand the strain that everyone is under due to the current situation, but we personally are having a hard time understanding why we are here. As we write thi...

 

Around Town Dec. 30, 2020

Gallery Calapooia Aesop’s fables show Works by Albany painter Mary Ridler will be featured at Gallery Calapooia for the month of January. Ridler takes inspiration from Aesop’s Fables for her show. Her acrylic paintings illustrate The Two Frogs, T...

 

Public Safety Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 21 7:13 a.m. – Caller reported her neighbor drove into a ditch, 2600 block of Harding. Officer responded, vehicle removed from the ditch by the homeowner. Report taken for theft, investigation ongoing. Deborah Jannea Leonard, 58, cited on a...

 

Sewing shop's Lerena Ruby closing after 26 years, decade after originally planned

Lerena Ruby stands in her Seamingly Creative sewing goods store at 1245 Main St. as she has for 27 years. "I don't sit down very often," she says. But, she acknowledges, she may be more often, soon....

 

Driver convicted of manslaughter, more in DUI crash that killed SH woman, child

A Sweet Home man was found guilty on two counts of first-degree manslaughter, one count of driving under the influence of intoxicants, and fourth-degree assault. The defendant, Brian McIntire, 30,...

 

County remains in 'extreme risk' category as COVID numbers exceed 200

Linn County was set in the “extreme risk” category through Dec. 31, and it is likely to remain in that category through at least Jan. 14. That’s because Linn County had approximately 553 cases...

 

We review the events of 2020, part 1: Great start to a challenging year

We’ve said it before, but we’ll repeat for emphasis: What a year. Our annual Review of the Year always summarizes the highlights – and low points – of the previous year. This year, though, well, what didn’t happen? There were certainly...

 

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