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West Albany High School Class of 2019 | Local |  Albany Democrat Herald

Monroe Louis Adair, Kristen Marie Adamec, Madison Sophia Adams, Grayson Edward Alley, Jacie Marie Ames, Isaac Anderson, Leslie Araujo-Gamboa, Jagjit ...

Sun shines on Bulldogs: West Albany High School celebrates the Class of 2019  Albany Democrat Herald

The smell of sunscreen and promise filled the air Thursday night as 308 West Albany High School graduates marched, two by two, onto the field at Memorial ...

West Albany graduates return to offer inspiration  Albany Democrat Herald

Just before lunch on Tuesday afternoon, the halls of Memorial Middle School in Albany were quiet.

Reunions (June 22) | People |  Corvallis Gazette Times

June 29: Albany High School Class of 1950 Reunion, 4 p.m., Elmer's Restaurant, Albany Plaza, 2802 Santiam Highway SE. Social hour with dinner following.

Class of 2019: Albany Options School senior Mikayla Weis rallies to graduation  Corvallis Gazette Times

One day during her freshman year, Mikayla Weis decided to skip school and go to Salem. She ended up stranded, without a ride for four days.

Street preachers engage Albany high School students during scheduled campus visit  The Daily Barometer

For Jodi Howell, an AP Language and Composition teacher at West Albany High School, the street preachers who come to Oregon State University every spring ...

Duo evicted from West Albany High School roof shed  Albany Democrat Herald

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 ...

Street preachers engage high school students during OSU campus visit  The Daily Barometer

For Jodi Howell, an AP Language and Composition teacher at West Albany High School, the street preachers who come to Oregon State University every spring ...

West Albany breaks ground for renovations | Local |  Corvallis Gazette Times

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

At Our Best (June 22) | People |  Corvallis Gazette Times

James Nelson of Albany and Harry Demarest of Corvallis have been identified as among the top 100 Senior Blitz chess players by the United States Chess ...

Hinrichs retiring after a career spent with Albany Police Department  Corvallis Gazette Times

Capt. Jeff Hinrichs is retiring on June 28 after spending his entire law enforcement career, nearly 29 years, with his hometown agency, the Albany Police ...

GAPS: West Albany project to cost more | Education  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.

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."

Reunions (June 1) | People |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Wednesday: Duraflake Annual Retiree Breakfast, 10 a.m., Pop's Branding Iron Restaurant, 901 Pacific Blvd. SE, Albany. Information: 541-619-3990. June 28-30: ...

Vikings Finalize 2019 Signing Class  Portland State Vikings

The Portland State soccer team has officially signed 10 players, adding to an already talented young group of players returning to the Park Blocks in 2019.

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 ...

Oregon Tech Volleyball Signs Three More Strong Players  Klamath Falls News

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Oregon Tech Head Volleyball Coach Andrew Clifton has announced the signing of Courtney Isom, Ashley Ripplinger and MacKenzie ...

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 ...

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 ...

West Albany Wind Ensemble named state champions  Albany Democrat Herald

It was a nerve-wracking win for the West Albany High School Wind Ensemble earlier this month when it took home the OSAA 5A State Championship title after ...

Local singers add Carnegie Hall concert to their resumes  Lebanon Express

NEW YORK — It's pretty rare to find a kid who's played Carnegie Hall before they turn 16.

Another Napoleon to play OIT basketball  Herald and News

Another second-generation basketball player is expected to take to Danny Miles Court this next season.

Hi-Steppers plan 'Celebration of Dance' | Local |  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.

Credit union issues school debit cards | Local |  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 ...

Students walk out, silently voice safety concerns | News  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 ...

West Albany High School Class of 2018 | Local |  Albany Democrat Herald

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

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 ...

Juntos: Local schools work to raise Latino graduation rate  Corvallis Gazette Times

Rose Davalos has an open-door policy. She's only occupied her office in South Albany High School since October, but she's already made it hers. College ...

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.

Pamplin Media Group - St. Helens band takes 4th at state  Pamplin Media Group

St. Helens band takes 4th at state, Local News, Scappoose local News, Breaking News alerts for Scappoose city.

Graduation rates up in Oregon, Benton County | Local  Albany Democrat Herald

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 ...

ACT's 'Grimm' prognosis: Lots of laughs in fractured fairy tale show  Corvallis Gazette Times

Conner Riley is still learning what it means to be a director, but he knows one thing for sure: It feels good to stop thinking for a while.

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 ...

Lebanon woman charged with 2018 death of motorcyclist Sarah Watson  Albany Democrat Herald

A Lebanon woman faces homicide charges for a crash that killed a female motorcyclist at Seven Mile Lane and Tangent Drive in May.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

Valedictorians: Let us count the ways | Local |  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 to dedicate track | Education |  Albany Democrat Herald

Longtime teacher and coach Jim Luster to be honored.

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.

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 ...

Bail reduced for Lebanon manslaughter suspect | Crime and Courts  Corvallis Gazette Times

Bail was reduced on Thursday afternoon for a Lebanon woman accused of recklessly and negligently killing a motorcyclist in a vehicle crash last year.

Speaker shares stories of kindness, hope | Education  Albany Democrat Herald

Editor's note: This story was written by two student journalists on the staff of the West Albany High School student publication, The Whirlwind. The students ...

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, ...

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.

Football roundup: McNary and Silverton capture league championships  Statesman Journal

ALBANY — No. 7 Silverton earned a share of the Mid-Willamette Conference championship with a 17-14 victory on a rainy Friday night at No. 3 West Albany.

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. But the spotlight found him Saturday, as the ...

Former teacher sentenced in sex abuse case | Local  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 ...

Prep track and field: CV's Ventura has big first day at district meet  Corvallis Gazette Times

LEBANON — Wet conditions Wednesday afternoon weren't good for any field events. But Erik Ventura made the most of it.

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 ...

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 ...

West Albany text draws parent complaint | Education  Albany Democrat Herald

A novel depicting a grim, dystopian future, particularly for women, is under scrutiny at West Albany High School following a complaint from a parent who has ...

'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."

Albany Distinguished Service award nominees named | News  Albany Democrat Herald

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

South Albany principal moving on | Education |  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 ...

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 ...

Albany teachers rally for funding | Albany |  Corvallis Gazette Times

It was hard for teachers Laura Bassani and Karin Heley to carry on a conversation Wednesday afternoon as they stood on Pacific Boulevard in Albany, car horns ...

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

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

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, ...

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 ...

West Albany to break ground on turf | Local |  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 ...

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.

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

Dolly Victorine's life has revolved around education.

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.

Trial begins in child sex abuse case | Local |  Albany Democrat Herald

Trial began Monday in Benton County Circuit Court for a Philomath man accused of sexually abusing a young girl.

New Albany schools taking shape | Local |  Corvallis Gazette Times

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

Freezin' for a reason | Local |  Albany Democrat Herald

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

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 ...

Music man | Local |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Family invites public to share birthday concert for Ephraim Hackett.

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

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

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

Billy Gates. LAKE OSWEGO 3, WEST ALBANY 1. The scoreline looks a little weird, but in the end, whoever wins three sets first wins the match -- and that's what ...

Entertainment calendar for March 14-21 | the entertainer  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 ...

West Albany to say farewell to 330 seniors | Local  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.

WA teacher tapped for fellowship | Local |  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 ...

Candidates file for school board, Fire & Rescue seats  Corvallis Gazette Times

Through the end of last week, one candidate had filed to run for a seat on the Philomath School Board and three individuals had filed for a spot on the.

John Harold Isom | Obituaries |  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 ...

Lebanon High School Semester 1 Honor roll for the 2018-19 school year  Lebanon Express

The following Lebanon High School students earned recognition on the honor roll for the first semester of the 2018-19 school year. Students must have earned a ...

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.

Lack of librarians, school funding leads to local read-in  Albany Democrat Herald

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 ...

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.

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

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

Lebanon Walmart remains closed after Tuesday fire  Lebanon Express

The Lebanon Fire District has released the Walmart Supercenter, 3290 S. Santiam Highway, in Lebanon after a chemical fire closed the store Tuesday ...

West Albany welcomes 2014 Hall of Fame Class | High School  Albany Democrat Herald

Rick and Glenda Costain had a hand in creating the West Albany Sports Foundation, which then begat the West Albany High School Hall of Fame as its principal ...

Fire destroys cafeteria at South Albany High School  Statesman Journal

An early morning fire destroyed the cafeteria of South Albany High School on Wednesday, leaving officials to wonder how they're going to feed nearly 4,000 ...

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​.

Southpaw's Pizza to help team recoup loss | Local  Albany Democrat Herald

Southpaw's Perfect Pizza in North Albany prides itself on helping the sports teams at Albany schools.

AVID learners | Education |  Albany Democrat Herald

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Albany teen killed in early morning crash | News |  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.

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.

Suicide's heartbreaking mystery | Local |  Albany Democrat Herald

Editor's note: This is the third installment in a special project by the Mid-Valley Newspapers exploring the issue of youth suicide in the mid-valley. The next part in ...

Sweet Home celebrates Capitol Christmas Tree | News  Albany Democrat Herald

SWEET HOME — Christmas is more than a month away, but Sweet Home hosted a big holiday party Friday, complete with food, drink, music and a lighted ...

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