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Duo evicted from West Albany High School roof shed  Corvallis Gazette Times

A man and woman who were living for an unknown amount of time in a small mechanical room on the roof of West Albany High School were evicted Wednesday ...

Lack of librarians, school funding leads to local read-in  Corvallis Gazette Times

To passersby, it seemed that a dozen or so people were taking advantage of Wednesday's rainy weather by hanging out in the Heritage Mall food court, until ...

Gerding Builders, LLC: WEST ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL ADDITION & RENOVATIONS  Daily Journal of Commerce

Project Scope: Approximately 107,000 sf addition to the existing school. To include new Auxiliary Gym, Commercial Kitchen, Commons, Theater, Choir, Band ...

Service notices | Obituaries |  Albany Democrat Herald

Todd Andrew Allison died March 8, 2019. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions ...

Kelly Juliann Barrios | Obituaries |  Corvallis Gazette Times

From the day she was born in Good Samaritan Hospital, Corvallis, Kelly, the third daughter of then Technical/Sergeant Alvin (Al) Barrios and Karen Fiegener ...

GAPS: West Albany project to cost more  Albany Democrat Herald

The first phase of reconstruction for West Albany High School will cost more than anticipated, but for now, Albany School Board members will leave it that way.

WAHS offers student clothes closet | Education |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Teens hit growth spurts. Clothes and shoes wear out. And when a family is struggling to make ends meet, new winter coats often don't make the cut. Enter the ...

Entertainer calendar for April 11-18 | Entertainment  Albany Democrat Herald

“The Drowsy Chaperone” continues this weekend at the Russell Tripp Performance Center, 2 p.m., 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. The musical, which pays ...

West Albany breaks ground for renovations  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School's Rhythmix choir and jazz band each performed at Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of renovations at the ...

Come again (and again) to 'Anything Goes' | Theatre |  Albany Democrat Herald

It's hard to decide which character to watch during a performance of "Anything Goes."

In the Hive: Local software engineer volunteers time to lead teen robotic team  Corvallis Gazette Times

Robotics had a big year in Albany in 2002. West Albany High School started its own robotics team, Watson, and Robin Hobbensiefken moved to Albany from ...

Construction at South Albany High limits pool parking  Albany Democrat Herald

On Tuesday morning, Albany's Aquatic Recreation Programs Manager Rob Romancier parked on the street rather than in the Albany Community Pool lot, thanks ...

GAPS reports smooth start for year | Education |  Albany Democrat Herald

Albany schools reported a relatively smooth start to the new school year, with a few construction projects still going on and some particularly good reports from ...

Gallery: West Albany Football Preview | Photo Gallery  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School held a football practice on Tuesday, August 28.

Hi-Steppers plan 'Celebration of Dance'  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School's 25th annual "Celebration of Dance" is inviting high school dance teams from across the state to compete Saturday, Nov. 17, at the ...

Cell towers going up at Albany high schools  Albany Democrat Herald

Progress is being made on installation of cellphone towers at both South Albany and West Albany high schools.

New performing arts director settles into position at PHS  Corvallis Gazette Times

In the fifth grade, Erica Epperley decided she wanted to play the flute. The next year, she joined the choir.

Graduation rates up in Oregon, Benton County  Corvallis Gazette Times

The on-time graduation rate for the state of Oregon rose to nearly 79 percent in the 2017-18 school year, data released by the Oregon Department of Education ...

West Albany High School Class of 2018  Albany Democrat Herald

Bain Lucas Adair, Brady Alexander Addington, Brandon Michael Addington, Ashley Christine Alcorn, Curtis Ray Allen, Nathaniel Mackenzie Allen, Zoe Gray ...

You've got 'The Music Man,' right here in River City  Lebanon Express

More than 50 years after River City, Iowa, made a splash on Broadway, Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" makes a stop in another river city — Corvallis — in a.

Credit union issues school debit cards  Albany Democrat Herald

Central Willamette Credit Union has come up with a way for patrons to help a handful of local high schools, 3 cents at a time. The company has issued special ...

Silverton's defense rises up heading into 5A state playoffs  Statesman Journal

Silverton's 17-14 win at West Albany gave the Foxes a share of the Mid-Willamette Conference championship.

Prep football: Bulldogs excited to be back in MWC  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High is back in 5A and primed to make some noise.

GAPS: South Albany projects over budget | Local |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Bond-related work at South Albany High School will cost more than expected, but will move forward as designed for now, the Albany School Board decided this ...

Going for the goal: West Albany water polo high scorer reflects on record-breaking career  Corvallis Gazette Times

Everyone knew Kieran Van Horsen was a top-notch water polo player, starting in 2015, when the West Albany High player racked up the most goals scored by a ...

Reunions (May 26) | Local |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Albany Union High School, South Albany High School and West Albany High School class reunion, 11 am. to 3 p.m. June 24, cafeteria, South Albany High ...

WA recognized as Unified Champion | Education  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School has been recognized as an Oregon Unified Champion School for 2016-17 for its efforts in working with Special Olympics athletes ...

Moving forward at West: First designs released for Phase I of school's total reconstruction  Corvallis Gazette Times

Albany releases first designs for Phase I of high school's total reconstruction.

West Albany joins second national student walkout | Education  Albany Democrat Herald

The walkout in March was to honor and remember the victims of the mass shooting Feb. 14 at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

West Albany High School opens musical 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' Friday  Corvallis Gazette Times

"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is set in 1850s Oregon, which made it an appealing choice for West Albany High School's spring musical.

Wallace Eugene “Bud” Gibbs  Lebanon Express

Wallace Eugene “Bud” Gibbs, age 90, passed away peacefully after a short illness with pneumonia. He died on October 20, 2018 in Tigard. Bud was born ...

Albany teens win numerous journalism awards  Albany Democrat Herald

Albany teens won numerous awards in the Northwest Scholastic Press Association Student Media Olympics this spring.

Students walk out, silently voice safety concerns  Albany Democrat Herald

Students from around the mid-valley left classes Wednesday morning to stand in silent vigil for 17 minutes, remembering the victims of America's latest mass ...

Albany's All-City Dance Show highlights growing popularity of Gems youth team  Corvallis Gazette Times

Madie Hollis, a sophomore on the West Albany High School Hi-Steppers, marveled as the Albany Gems Dance Team lined up across the South Albany High ...

South, West students qualify for speech and debate nationals  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany and West Albany high schools both had students who qualified this year for the National Speech & Debate Association national tournament, held ...

Victorine believes career in education gives her background to serve on board  Corvallis Gazette Times

Dolly Victorine's life has revolved around education.

West Albany granted move to Class 5A by OSAA committee  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School will rejoin the Mid-Willamette Conference next fall if a plan is approved next month.

Albany teen killed in early morning crash  Corvallis Gazette Times

Friends of Colby Shane Waters-Jackson, 17, spent Friday morning struggling to understand the factors that led to the deadly crash that took their friend's life.

Underachieving Oregon: West Albany High earns top graduation rate with early support, help catching up

West Albany High has the highest on-time graduation rate out of Oregon's large, traditional high schools. About 98 percent of the class of 2014 graduated in four ...

West Albany to dedicate track  Albany Democrat Herald

Longtime teacher and coach Jim Luster to be honored.

South Albany principal moving on  Albany Democrat Herald

Brent Belveal had every intention of retiring this year, to spend more time with his three grandchildren and take his upgraded fishing boat to as many lakes as ...

Reunions (Sept. 1)  Corvallis Gazette Times

Sept. 7 and 8: West and South Albany High Schools Classes of 1978 Combined 40-Year-Reunion. Sept. 7, 6 p.m., Calapooia Brewery, 140 NE Hill St.; no-host ...

Prep football: Bulldogs slow down Wildcats, but it's not enough  Albany Democrat Herald

HILLSBORO — West Albany made the state's highest-scoring offense work hard for nearly everything it got.

Albany Chamber honors community leaders at awards show  Corvallis Gazette Times

Jim Merryman, the president and CEO of Albany-based OFD Foods Inc., isn't someone who seeks out the spotlight.

Albany Distinguished Service award nominees named | News  Corvallis Gazette Times

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and Samaritan Health Physicians have announced nominees for the 74th Annual Distinguished *Service* Awards ...

Veterans Day Events (Nov. 10)  Corvallis Gazette Times

The Oregon Heritage of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is offering grants for the construction or restoration of veterans and war memorials.

Freezin' for a reason  Corvallis Gazette Times

The Willamette River in Corvallis was just 43 degrees Saturday morning.

Prep girls soccer: Raiders get over hump, into title game  Albany Democrat Herald

The third time was certainly a charm for the Crescent Valley High girls soccer team.

Valedictorians: Let us count the ways  Albany Democrat Herald

Five years ago, West Albany High School was poised to welcome not one, not a dozen, but 20 valedictorians to its 2012 commencement ceremony.

West Albany High bomb plotter gets 10 years in plea  Corvallis Gazette Times

The West Albany High School student who was arrested last May after police found homemade bombs under his floorboards was sentenced Monday to 10 years ...

New Albany schools taking shape  Albany Democrat Herald

Oak Grove to be done next fall, Meadow Ridge next winter.

Four valedictorians will lead West Albany Class of '17  Albany Democrat Herald

Studying psychology, nursing and biomedical engineering are in the futures of West Albany High School's four valedictorians.

Melinda Kay “Mindy” (Haseman) Penhollow | Obituaries |  Albany Democrat Herald

Melinda passed peacefully December 22, 2018, at home in Redmond, Oregon, surrounded by her family. She loved her boys and always put them and her ...

'Celebration of Dance' set for Saturday  Albany Democrat Herald

Dance teams from at least 13 schools are expected to compete this Saturday at West Albany High School for the 24th annual "Celebration of Dance."

Video: TV Announcer Mike Barrett Visits West Albany High School

The former All-State pitcher visited his alma matter while the traveling throughout the state for the second annual Rip City Relay.

GAPS bell schedules revised | Education |  Albany Democrat Herald

The length of Albany's elementary school days will shrink by about 20 minutes this fall as schools revert back to bell schedules from a year ago.

SWARM robotics seeks help with travel costs | Education  Albany Democrat Herald

South West Albany Robotics Maniacs team members, known as SWARM for short, are seeking help offsetting travel costs to a world robotics competition.

Former teacher sentenced in sex abuse case  Albany Democrat Herald

James Walter Myrick, 28, of Albany, was sentenced to 100 days in jail (20 days per charge, consecutive sentences) and three years probation after he pleaded ...

Mistakes of schools past: Making designs that stand the test of time a challenge  Corvallis Gazette Times

When Hoover Elementary School opened, it was the height of innovation.

Entertainment calendar for March 7-14 | the entertainer  Corvallis Gazette Times

Theater: The West Albany High School production of the classic Cole Porter musical continues its run this weekend at the school, 1130 Queen Ave. SW.

West Albany field wrapping up | Education |  Albany Democrat Herald

When Sprague High School comes to town Sept. 4 for West Albany High School's first varsity football game, the Bulldogs will meet their foes on a new turf field.

Mid-valley gooaaaals: Developmental league team puts on exhibition game at South Albany  Albany Democrat Herald

Katie Robeck of Sweet Home watched carefully as the Portland Timbers U23 team battled Starphire FC of Medford on Wednesday night, taking mental notes on ...

West Albany High School | People |  Albany Democrat Herald

Seniors: Brendan James Baker, Joslyn Rose Bryant, Ellie C Cale, Elena Erin Conser, Ben Delsman, Sophia Emily Dykast, Aleya Nicole Elkins, Kevin David ...

West Albany football field turf install on track for early August  Albany Democrat Herald

Site preparation is nearly completed and installation of new synthetic turf at the West Albany High School football field is on schedule for the first week in August, ...

For the love of the game, and family | Business |  Albany Democrat Herald

Ryan Vargas said that basketball has always been a sort of haven.

West Albany High ranked among state's best schools  Albany Democrat Herald

Lebanon, with its graduation rate, rated among the lowest.

West Albany says goodbye to 327 seniors  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School will send off its 327 seniors at a graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Memorial Stadium. A baccalaureate *service* will be ...

Prep volleyball: Corvallis-West rematch lives up to billing  Albany Democrat Herald

The rematch between the Corvallis High and West Albany volleyball teams Tuesday lived up to the hype and matched the intensity of the first meeting as two of ...

Music man  Corvallis Gazette Times

Family invites public to share birthday concert for Ephraim Hackett.

West Albany to break ground on turf  Corvallis Gazette Times

ALBANY — The public is invited to participate in two events related to West Albany High School's artificial turf project: its official groundbreaking and ...

WA teacher tapped for fellowship  Albany Democrat Herald

A West Albany science teacher has been selected for a five-year fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, the only one of 37 Fellows for 2017 ...

West Albany HS teacher faces sex charges

Cole Miller and KOIN 6 News Staff - ALBANY, Ore. (KOIN) -- A West Albany High School teacher faces multiple charges after he tried to coerce a student to have ...

Body of missing Albany man recovered from Willamette River  Corvallis Gazette Times

The body of an Albany man reported missing earlier this month was recovered Tuesday night from the Willamette River at Eads Park. Foul play is not suspected ...

Entertainment calendar for March 14-21  Corvallis Gazette Times

... • Roller Derby: It's the home opener for the mid-valley's roller derby team, as it battles the Adventure Coast Roller Derby Star Stompers at 6 p.m. Saturday at ...

At Our Best (May 5) | People |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Ty Abernathy, a 13-year-old eighth-grade student at Cheldelin Middle School in Corvallis, was presented with an Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of ...

Prep roundup: PHS's Hernandez wins OWC title  Albany Democrat Herald

EUGENE — Philomath's Hannah Hernandez won the girls race at the Oregon West Conference district cross-country meet at Lane Community College.

A walk to appreciate West Albany High School  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School is an eight-minute walk from my house. It's a walk I had to take this morning.

West Albany bomb plot: Court records indicate Grant Acord planned to blare music, throw bombs

orsborn.jpg. Susie Orsborn, principal at West Albany High School, talks to reporters outside the school Tuesday morning about allegations that Grant Acord, ...

John Harold Isom  Albany Democrat Herald

John Harold Isom was born on March 4, 1955 in Somerville, Massachusetts, to Marion and Charles Isom. He passed away on December 12, 2018 after a ...

West Albany to say farewell to 330 seniors  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School will say goodbye to its 330 graduating seniors during a commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Memorial Stadium.

Story Next Door: Albany's Trashman shows the virtues of cleanliness  Corvallis Gazette Times

A few times a week, Russell Hawke walks his dog Baloo on the Dave Clark Trail along the Willamette River in Albany.

Schools to have cell towers  Albany Democrat Herald

Cellphone towers will be coming to West Albany and South Albany high schools this year under an agreement between Verizon and Greater Albany Public ...

Restart the presses: Despite challenges, student publications revived throughout mid-valley  Corvallis Gazette Times

Cheers, whoops and applause drowned out the thud as Michelle Balmeo hefted a stack of bound news magazines Oct. 24 onto a classroom table at West ...

Lake Oswego wins on the road, tops West Albany 3-1 in 6A volleyball first round: Photos

The West Albany Bulldogs took on the Lake Oswego Lakers in Round 1 of the Class 6A volleyball state playoffs Wednesday at West Albany High School.

Shelley Marie Pollard | Obituaries |  Albany Democrat Herald

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Shelley Marie Pollard (December 11, 1968 — August 20, 2018). She was born in Oregon City to James ...

Meet the 2018 Jr. First Citizen nominees  Albany Democrat Herald

Sixteen students from eight Linn County high schools will be honored at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the annual Linn County Junior First Citizen dessert at the Russell ...

Easy as pi at West Albany High  Albany Democrat Herald

"Math" and "fun" don't often get to appear in the same context.

Recovered sawmill keeps logs to lumber program humming along  Albany Democrat Herald

Monday morning, students in the West Albany High School wood shop class were busy catching and sweeping up sawdust and stacking wooden slabs as Justin ...

West Albany graduates about 330 students | News  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School graduated about 330 students on Thursday night, and family members and friends packed Memorial Stadium to watch the ...

Prep wrestling: One rung left to climb for West Albany senior  Albany Democrat Herald

Steely Smith has learned a lot from his previous trips to districts and state.

Albany Teen Wins 1st At Regional Wrestling Tournament  Albany, CA Patch

Albany Teen Wins 1st In Regional Tournament - Albany, CA - Natalia Urbas competed in the 132-pound weight class​.

Ephraim Hackett  Corvallis Gazette Times

Ephraim Hackett died of heart failure on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 83. Ephraim is survived by his brother, Harvey Hackett; by his children, Richard, Michael, ...

Brian Philip Holman | Obituaries |  Albany Democrat Herald

Brian was born in Corvallis to Tom Holman and Lois Anderson. He attended West Albany High School. He graduated with the degree of Physical Education at ...

AVID learners  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany High School tapped to show educators its college prep program.

Leaving West Albany a tough decision for Nyquist  Albany Democrat Herald

Saying goodbye to something you love is never an easy thing to do. Longtime West Albany High School football coach Randy Nyquist is experiencing that ...

Centenarian Bud Barnes is Veteran of the Year  Albany Democrat Herald

LEBANON — Waife Emmett “Bud” Barnes has jammed a lot of life — unselfish *service* to his country, family and community — into a century of living.

COMP-NW welcomes class of 2022  Albany Democrat Herald

LEBANON – For Talia Barnes, there was no single moment which led to her decision to attend medical school.

Natural Sprinkles Co., new bakery, opens in downtown Albany  Corvallis Gazette Times

Natural Sprinkles Co., a new bakery that opened in downtown Albany in November, specializes in cupcakes and other treats.

Santiam, SH students are Linn Jr. First Citizens  Albany Democrat Herald

Brittany Grenbemer of Santiam Junior and Senior High School and Austin Olin of Sweet Home High School, were named Linn County Junior First Citizens ...

Pete Morse: 'It's great to be home'  Albany Democrat Herald

U.S. Navy pilot and West grad back for a change in careers.

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