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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 ...

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 ...

Prep roundup: West Albany falls to West Salem  Corvallis Gazette Times

MEDFORD — West Albany High School fell 72-50 to former Greater Valley Conference 6A rival West Salem at the Abby's Holiday Classic at North Medford High ...

Albany teachers receive classroom grants | Local  Albany Democrat Herald

Northwest Community Credit Union's annual Project Community mini-grant award program surprised five Albany educators with cash grants this month to help ...

Corey James Mirrors Growth in Viking Women's Basketball Program, Even as She's Medically Retired  Portland State Vikings

When head coach Lynn Kennedy took over the PSU women's basketball program four years ago, forward Corey James had already signed a National Letter of ...

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​.

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.

Story Next Door: Albany's Trashman shows the virtues of cleanliness  Albany Democrat Herald

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

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 ...

Bone marrow donor plans registries at LBCC  Albany Democrat Herald

LEBANON — The phone call in October came out of the blue for 22-year-old Albany resident Allie Spangler.

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 ...

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 ...

PHOTOS: Silverton football defeats West Albany for a share of conference title  Statesman Journal

The Silverton vs. West Albany football game at West Albany High School in Albany on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Silverton won the 17-14. With the win, Silverton ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Good Words (Jan. 5)  Corvallis Gazette Times

“Thank you for serving our country.” That statement was on a note left on my table in a local restaurant, in place of my dinner bill.

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 ...

GAPS reports smooth start for year  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 ...

5A Special District 3 title on the line when No. 3 West Albany plays host to No. 7 Silverton: Live updates

Read the complete game story by clicking here >>>. ---. West Albany and Silverton face off Friday night at West Albany High School in a Week 9 high school ...

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.

Reunions (May 26)  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 ...

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 (June 23)  Corvallis Gazette Times

Albany Union High School Class of 1968 50-year reunion, continues today and Sunday. Cost: $10 per person, or $15 at the door. No-host bar and food trucks, ...

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 ...

Moving forward at West: First designs released for Phase I of school's total reconstruction  Albany Democrat Herald

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

SWARM robotics seeks help with travel costs  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.

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.

Raw Video: West Albany Class of 2017 | Albany |  Corvallis Gazette Times

West Albany High School celebrated the graduation of the class of 2017 on Thursday evening at Memorial Stadium.

Albany teen killed in early morning crash  Albany Democrat Herald

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.

West Albany grad rate third in state  Albany Democrat Herald

Two high schools outpaced West Albany's graduation rate this year, but the 6A school still tops most of the rest of the state in graduating seniors on time.

GAPS: New WAHS needed  Albany Democrat Herald

Survey respondents had answers when asked how Greater Albany Public Schools should use a requested $159 million in bond money: Keep kids warm, safe, ...

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 ...

WAHS offers student clothes closet | Education |  Albany Democrat Herald

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 ...

WA recognized as Unified Champion  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 ...

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.

West Albany to dedicate track  Albany Democrat Herald

Longtime teacher and coach Jim Luster to be honored.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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."

GAPS: South Albany projects over budget  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 ...

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 ...

Robotics teams win  Albany Democrat Herald

Two mid-valley robotics teams came home with medals Saturday following a FIRST Pacific Northwest district qualifying event at Wilsonville High School.

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.

AVID learners  Albany Democrat Herald

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

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.

Easy as pi at West Albany High  Albany Democrat Herald

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

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 ...

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 approves school expansion plans  Albany Democrat Herald

Extra bond funds made possible by premium sales will pay for expanded capacity at Oak Grove and Albany's new elementary school, the Albany School Board ...

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

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

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

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

West Albany graduates about 330 students  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 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, ...

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 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 ...

West Albany field wrapping up  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.

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 ...

Staying the course: Albany Options School stats continue to rise  Albany Democrat Herald

Each weekday morning, Principal John Hunter stands outside Albany Options School, greeting students as they arrive. One particular day, classes had started ...

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.

At Our Best (May 5)  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 ...

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

The alleged plan, one of several versions outlined in handwritten journals, was revealed in a three-page affidavit released Tuesday afternoon, just after Acord ...

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 ...

Michael Victor Savage  Albany Democrat Herald

Michael, 48, passed away at his home, and that of his parents, in Albany, on Sunday, October 21, 2018. He was born November 3, 1969, in Portland, Oregon, ...

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.

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 ...

West Albany HS teacher arrested for attempted sex abuse of student

Detectives on Friday arrested a West Albany High School teacher on suspicion of attempted sex abuse and luring a minor.

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 ...

New Albany schools taking shape  Corvallis Gazette Times

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

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 ...

Ophelia's Place moves forward with Albany effort  Albany Democrat Herald

In Albany, Ophelia does not yet have her place. But supporters of the girl empowerment program are determined to create one in Albany, concentrating on ...

Ann Otto  Albany Democrat Herald

Ann Loree Otto, 48, of Albany, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the Corvallis Manor. Ann was born in Limestone, Maine, to Robert Wade and ...

Mid-valley students receive music awards | Local |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Music students from Jefferson, Corvallis, Crescent Valley and West Albany high schools took home honors after competing in a variety of Oregon Music ...

Brian Philip Holman  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 ...

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.

Entertainment Calendar (March 8 - March 16)  Corvallis Gazette Times

Play: OSU Theatre's absurdist political comedy has 7:30 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday at Withycombe Hall Main Stage ...

Board approves funding for West turf  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School is moving forward with the first phase of its artificial turf project, with assurances of two separate financial contributions from Greater ...

Albany police arrest man after chase  Albany Democrat Herald

Police took into custody a 62-year-old mid-valley man after he refused to pull over for a traffic stop and led them on an Independence Day chase through various ...

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

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

West Albany to graduate 304 seniors  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School will honor its 304 graduating seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at Memorial Stadium.

Elementary school contractor chosen  Albany Democrat Herald

Albany's newest elementary school will be under budget even with a covered play area, extra classrooms and an auxiliary gym. That's the word from officials ...

Shelley Marie Pollard  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 ...

School safety ongoing priority: Projects begun after Sandy Hook continue in mid-valley  Albany Democrat Herald

The December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut sent waves of shock and horror through schools around the mid-valley.

West Albany welcomes 2014 Hall of Fame Class  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 ...

Justin Dean Sitton  Albany Democrat Herald

Justin Dean Sitton, 46, of Albany, was found drowned in Albany in the Willamette River on August 21, 2018. Justin was born in Albany and attended West Albany ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Sandra Flickinger-Poe  Albany Democrat Herald

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Sandie quietly passed away on Tuesday, October 16. Sandie was born in Seoul, South Korea to Yong (Tina) and ...

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.

Albany woman dies in crash at Seven Mile Lane, Tangent Drive  Albany Democrat Herald

TANGENT – An Albany motorcyclist was struck by a car and killed at an intersection east of town on Monday afternoon.

Songs in the key of NYC  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany's a cappella choir, Rhythmix, earns right to compete in New York this spring.

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.

Shovel-ready: GAPS breaks ground on new school  Albany Democrat Herald

When it's completed in fall 2019, Albany's newest elementary school will be able to hold up to 600 students.

Entertainment calendar for Nov. 8-15  Corvallis Gazette Times

The Majestic Theatre's production of the musical "Catch Me If You Can," about a high-flying con artist, continues with performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday ...

Prep boys basketball: West Albany names Derek Duman head coach  Albany Democrat Herald

The longer Derek Duman listened to athletic director Rich Engel and Principal Susie Osborn, the 25-year-old's level of excitement steadily increased.

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