Prior to the regular meeting of the Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education on Wednesday, the 18-member budget committee recommended a 2015-16 budget for the board to consider at its June meeting of $126,686,555.
Some 400 members of the Oregon Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, including Bravo Company, shipped out in June 2014 for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan with the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The troops provided security for military installations in Kabul and southwestern Afghanistan. More than 100 family members, friends and loved ones went to the Armory on Wednesday to celebrate the soldiers’ safe return.
Kathryn Schilz, 17, of Albany has been arrested in connection with a fatal April 9 crash that killed Tonya Thompson, 40, of Lebanon, at Airport Road near Denny School Road west of Lebanon, according to Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon.
Local parks supporters did a good job outlining the need to better maintain the local parks we all love, but their suggestion that park maintenance be made a higher budget priority at the expense of housing programs is a serious overreach. On…