HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Not your usual flotsam and jetsam

Written April 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The riverfront is my beat, and Wednesday it offered an unusual sight: The hull of a derelict speedboat loaded with a collection of old tires and a toilet complete with its tank.


Benton will patrol on propane

Written April 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Benton County residents will want to keep an eye on their sheriff’s experience with “autogas.” Sheriff Scott Jackson has announced that most of his department’s patrol vehicles will be refitted with a dual fuel system, allowing them to run on either conventional gas or propane. If this proves as efficient and economical as the sheriff […]


A taste of the buzzing to come?

Written April 6th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A little item in the log of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office could foreshadow part of our future, a future full of drones. It was Sunday afternoon (March 23) when someone called the sheriff’s office from the Adair County Park, where a disc golf tournament was under way. “There was worry,” the log says, “about people […]


 
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