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Mid-valley classroom veteran is Oregon's substitute teacher of the year  Albany Democrat Herald

It was in Virginia that Max White decided he'd become a teacher.

Two-A-Days: West Albany Bulldogs  KEZI TV

After losing in the semifinals last year, the Bulldogs are more motivated than ever to bring home a 5A state title.

Legacy: A year-long look at Albany's alternative high school  Albany Democrat Herald

There's the old stigma that this is the bad kids' school,” Albany Options School Counselor Anna Harryman said on the second day of school in the wide-open ...

New high school principal Swanson says he was attracted by local progress, warmth

By Sean C. Morgan. Lebanon Local. Craig Swanson says his goal as Lebanon High School's new principal is to raise graduation rates. Lebanon Community ...

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 ...

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 ...

West Albany Bulldogs prepare for 2019 high school football season: Photos

The Oregonian/OregonLive's annual high school football tour continued Thursday with a stop at West Albany High School, where the Bulldogs were busy ...

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 ...

Mailbag: A deserved honor for Albany's White | Letters  Corvallis Gazette Times

Eighteen years ago, I left Albany to work at the University of Virginia as the sports nutritionist for the university's athletes. During my time there, I became friends ...

Carol Thomas David | Obituaries |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Carol Thomas David died peacefully on Saturday, August 24, in Houston, Texas. Carol was born in Lakeview, Oregon, on November 18, 1961, to Linda ...

Decline in librarians leaves students without information guides  Albany Democrat Herald

The change happened gradually, but the result has often been the same across Oregon's classrooms: At the same time that students were being introduced to ...

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 ...

West Albany graduates return to offer inspiration  Corvallis Gazette Times

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

Letter: Don't be fooled by district's terms  Corvallis Gazette Times

I am responding to “Troubled Information Water," published in the Aug. 18 newspaper. Jean Gritter, West Albany High School's media specialist, was spot-on ...

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."

Dewey Dwayne Emerson | Obituaries |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Dewey Dwayne Emerson, 65, of Albany, passed away Thursday at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice house. Dwayne was born in Corvallis. He was the son of ...

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.

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 ...

Run, don’t walk: West Albany soph chases dreams

Emily Stefan started sprinting to win cookies, now she's running to make her dreams come true.

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 ...

First class of South Albany RedHawks flies at graduation  Albany Democrat Herald

Greater Albany Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Lisa Harlan had two questions for South Albany High School's Class of 2019: If not you, who? If not now ...

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 ...

Class of 2019: Albany Options School senior Mikayla Weis rallies to graduation  Albany Democrat Herald

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.

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 ...

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.

The Story Next Door: West Albany graduate is passionate about pizza  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School graduate Lara Herrmann was working towards starting her wood-fired pizza business in her hometown while she was still serving in ...

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 ...

Playing for the world: Student musicians gather at OSU to prepare for global tour  Albany Democrat Herald

Students in the Oregon Ambassadors of Music program spent much of the weekend doing intensive rehearsals scattered around the club levels of Oregon State ...

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 ...

Quinn Izak Stover  Lebanon Express

Quinn Stover passed away on July 15, 2019 in Albany. He was born on December 3, 2003 to Thomas and Jeanie Stover (Morris). He passed way too soon at 15 ...

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 ...

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.

West Albany to dedicate track | Education |  Albany Democrat Herald

Longtime teacher and coach Jim Luster to be honored.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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 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, ...

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.

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 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 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 High ranked among state's best schools  Albany Democrat Herald

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

West Albany HS teacher faces sex charges

James Walter Myrick was arrested Friday morning at his Albany home after a 6-week investigation into allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a ...

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 ...

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'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 ...

Memorial Middle School students end school year with art sculpture  Albany Democrat Herald

On the Elm Street side of Memorial Middle School, there used to be a patch of grass. That changed four years ago.

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.

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 ...

West Albany says goodbye to 327 seniors | Local  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 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.

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 ...

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 teachers rally for funding | Albany |  Albany Democrat Herald

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 ...

LBCC graduates 51st class; Garrett honored; Brown delivers keynote  Albany Democrat Herald

Over the din of the cheering crowd assembled Thursday in the Linn County Expo Center's Willamette Hall, one little voice called out: “That's my mom!”

Music man | Local |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Family invites public to share birthday concert for Ephraim Hackett.

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 ...

Albany man arraigned in Foster Farms incident; suspect reportedly had stockpile of ammunition at apartment  Albany Democrat Herald

An Albany man was arraigned Friday in Benton County Circuit Court over an alleged active-shooter incident Thursday morning at Foster Farms in Corvallis.

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 ...

A time to appreciate West Albany High School  Corvallis Gazette Times

West Albany High School is an eight-minute walk from my house. It's a walk I had to take this morning. I needed to see the Bulldog mural that faces Liberty.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

New Albany schools taking shape | Local |  Albany Democrat Herald

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

Schools to have cell towers | Local |  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 ...

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 senior Payton Rund named Gatorade Oregon Volleyball Player of the Year

The 6-foot-1 outside hitter recorded 433 kills, 279 digs, 59 blocks and 38 *service* aces this season.

North Albany Middle School hosts jazz festival | Music  Lebanon Express

The 13th annual North Albany Middle School Jazz Festival is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the school, 1205 NW North Albany Road.

West Albany to graduate 304 seniors | Education  Albany Democrat Herald

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

AVID learners | Education |  Albany Democrat Herald

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

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 to graduate 294 seniors | Local |  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School will send off its 294-member Class of 2013 in a commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Memorial Stadium.

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 ...

Hinrichs retiring after a career spent with Albany Police Department  Albany Democrat Herald

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 ...

Board approves funding for West turf | Education |  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 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.

LBCC to host 'High School Improv Smackdown: The Big One' Friday  Corvallis Gazette Times

Six high school improv troupes from four different cities will compete on one stage in "High School Improv Smackdown: The Big One" 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, ...

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 ...

NAMS holds art festival | Education |  Albany Democrat Herald

North Albany Middle School invited students, staff, family and friends to participate May 12 in its annual Art of Expression festival, now in its seventh year.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Easy as pi at West Albany High | Education |  Albany Democrat Herald

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

Former high school teacher sentenced in sex abuse case  KVAL

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) A former western Oregon teacher has been sentenced to 100 days in jail in a sex abuse case involving two girls at West Albany High School.

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​.

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 gets OK to pursue turf plan  Albany Democrat Herald

West Albany High School is looking to join the list of mid-valley schools with artificial turf playing fields, possibly as soon as this summer.

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.

Meet the 2018 Jr. First Citizen nominees | Local |  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 ...

West Albany halftime includes special request | Local  Albany Democrat Herald

Abby Fief and Owen-Michael Robinson have been best friends since kindergarten — so close, father Don Fief said, that Abby has said she wants to marry her ...

Former West coach sentenced | Local |  Albany Democrat Herald

Scott Zeigler, 42, a former coach and educational assistant at West Albany High School, was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on Tuesday for sex crimes ...

At Our Best (Feb. 18) | People |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Zahra Alkhabbaz of Corvallis graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering on May 21.

Elizabeth Anne Miller | Obituaries |  Corvallis Gazette Times

Elizabeth Anne Miller passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21 at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon, after an extended time in ICU.

Tunnel Vision | People |  Albany Democrat Herald

The spectre of subterranean terror awaits those who dare to enter the WAHS event tech class' haunted house.

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