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Family Tree Relief Nursery receives a playhouse built by Benton Habitat volunteers

Family Tree Relief Nursery receives a playhouse built by Benton Habitat volunteers

Children at Family Tree Relief Nursery in Albany will have a new “house” to call their own today.

September 15, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Oregon author to hold book signings

By Jennifer Moody

September 04, 2014 11:00 am(1)
A new school year begins

A new school year begins

Mid-valley students will find new principals, programs and personnel when they return to school.

September 02, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Dual-language program expands into middle school

Dual-language program expands into middle school

Aida Cedillo’s grandparents came from Mexico. As a child, she, her parents and her 11 brothers and sisters spoke only Spanish.

September 01, 2014 8:55 am Photos

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Harrisburg reviving harvest festival

Harrisburg reviving harvest festival

HARRISBURG — City officials are working with board members of the Harrisburg Area Museum to resurrect Harrisburg’s harvest festival and tractor pull later this month.

September 01, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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Linn Genealogical Society celebrates 40 years

The Linn Genealogical Society will celebrate its 40th anniversary Saturday, Sept. 6, and is looking to expand as it moves into its fifth decade.

August 30, 2014 8:30 am(0)
Family provides for kids in need

Family provides for kids in need

Lukesics prepare children for school as tribute to a father and his sons

August 30, 2014 8:00 am(0)
Jefferson Community Food Pantry reorganizes

Jefferson Community Food Pantry reorganizes

The community pantry is trying to reach people in need 

August 29, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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GAPS may form bond advisory panel

Albany school officials may form a new facilities advisory committee this fall to look into whether to organize another bond measure for building repairs throughout the district.

August 27, 2014 8:00 am(0)
Department of Education officer praises Albany schools at rally

Department of Education officer praises Albany schools at rally

Albany schools already are doing many of the things the state wishes to see in schools throughout Oregon, and they are doing them well.

August 27, 2014 8:00 am(0)
GAPS employees take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Mike Cunningham's memory

GAPS employees take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Mike Cunningham's memory

Mike Cunningham lost his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2005, long before the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral.

August 27, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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GAPS to consider advisory committee for new bond measure

Albany school officials may form a new facilities advisory committee this fall to look into whether to organize another bond measure for building repairs throughout the district.

August 26, 2014 1:47 pm(2)

Elks help give a makeover to SHHS auditorium

SWEET HOME — Sweet Home High School’s auditorium is getting a makeover, thanks to members of the Sweet Home Elks Lodge.

August 24, 2014 10:29 pm(0)
Concert closes out Art & Air

Concert closes out Art & Air

Pilots packed up balloons and vendors began stowing supplies, but crowds still filled the field Sunday to see Neal McCoy wrap up the 2014 ATI Northwest Art & Air Festival.

August 24, 2014 10:02 pm Photos

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Santiam Christian fifth-grader sells own line of soaps, candles

Santiam Christian fifth-grader sells own line of soaps, candles

Right now, 10-year-old Heston Bain plans to be a doctor, like his father, family physician Matt Bain.

August 22, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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Love of racing draws Albany man back to go-karts

Love of racing draws Albany man back to go-karts

Racing is often a sport of inches. But in this case, the inch that made the difference came in the seat placement on Greg Normandin’s go-kart, not the wheels.

August 22, 2014 6:00 am(0)

Lebanon Elks try to iron out several issues

LEBANON — Water is leaking at the Lebanon Elks Lodge, but water service was turned off last week by the city of Lebanon because of billing issues rather than damage.

August 21, 2014 7:00 am(0)
American Legion gets new Albany post commander

American Legion gets new Albany post commander

Steve Adams will start by overseeing plans for 9/11 service 

August 20, 2014 10:30 pm(0)
New teachers tour Lebanon schools

New teachers tour Lebanon schools

LEBANON — School won’t start for another two weeks, but Tonya Cairo and the others at Pioneer School are ready to celebrate.

August 20, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Carousel receives $3 million donation

Carousel receives $3 million donation

Albany’s downtown carousel project received a giant financial boost this week with the finalization of a $3 million gift from an anonymous donor.

August 20, 2014 12:45 am(1)

GAPS working with firm to find new superintendent

Delapoer to retire after upcoming school year

August 18, 2014 7:00 am(1)
Lebanon Elks lodge closes temporarily

Lebanon Elks lodge closes temporarily

Steering committee says water leak repairs must be made; Aug. 22 event still on

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Geocaching returns to festival

Cache hunters are invited to gather for the annual geocaching challenge Aug. 22-23 as part of this year’s Northwest Art & Air Festival.

August 15, 2014 6:00 pm(0)
Expression through art

Expression through art

Oak Creek students learn to cope via their creative sides

August 13, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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KidzShop organizers ask for additional events

KidzShop organizers ask for additional events

Anne Whittington counts back-to-school shopping among her favorite pastimes.

August 10, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Family stuck in U.S. as Ebola crisis worsens

Family stuck in U.S. as Ebola crisis worsens

Peter and Emily Sheriff had planned to return to their home in Sierra Leone following their wedding in Albany this summer.

August 10, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Aid workers 'heroes,' says Albany missionary

Ebola is a highly contagious and often fatal disease, but it helps to keep perspective when thinking about it, said Jerry McIntosh, president of Willamette International.

August 10, 2014 7:00 am(0)
'Tough Mudder' draws 2,600 to Lebanon

'Tough Mudder' draws 2,600 to Lebanon

LEBANON — It was possible to avoid shocks at the Tough Mudder “Electroshock Therapy” challenge, as long as competitors were willing to elbow-crawl over massive corrogated tubes covered with mud.

August 10, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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I-5 wreck injures seven; one critical

I-5 wreck injures seven; one critical

Seven people were injured Saturday morning, some critically, in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 5 near Albany.

August 09, 2014 6:30 pm(0)
Lebanon Scout turns passion into project for Gold Award

Lebanon Scout turns passion into project for Gold Award

It's the highest award possible in Girl Scouting

August 07, 2014 8:00 am(1)
Despite mixup, family's fundraiser goes as planned

Despite mixup, family's fundraiser goes as planned

An Albany family ran into a snag when they tried to hold a birthday party fundraiser Saturday at Eleanor Hackleman Park, but organizers say they were able to regroup in time.

August 06, 2014 8:00 am Related (0)
Author uses Lebanon elements in new novel

Author uses Lebanon elements in new novel

A portion based on Warriors’ run at state grid title

August 05, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Albany teens take Kiwanis trip to Russia

Albany teens take Kiwanis trip to Russia

Alex Delsman couldn’t believe how many soccer fields he saw. Carolina Guillen was intrigued by the grass-flavored soda. Chaperone Ann Boyce braced herself for collisions during each car trip.

August 04, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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Common Core FAQ

Q. What are the Common Core State Standards?

August 04, 2014 7:00 am(0)

Linn County won’t fight Common Core in evaluations

Linn County’s three biggest school districts say they have no plans to join Portland in petitioning the government to delay using Common Core test scores in teacher and student evaluations.

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Sharing blessings with ABC House

Sharing blessings with ABC House

Albany mom battling cancer wants to give back to community

August 01, 2014 9:15 am Related (0)

ORCA taps Santiam Canyon for new sponsorship

SCIO — Oregon Connections Academy has decided to begin negotiations with the Santiam Canyon School District, although a court has not yet determined whether the online school can end its Scio partnership.

July 30, 2014 4:00 pm(0)

The 5-cent critic on 'Avenue Q'

Don’t bring anyone under 18 to Albany Civic Theater’s production of “Avenue Q.”

July 27, 2014 8:48 pm(0)

City conduct codes meant to educate

Oregon city officials are bound by various state laws regarding ethics.

July 27, 2014 9:00 am
Letter writer runs afoul of Brownsville code

Letter writer runs afoul of Brownsville code

BROWNSVILLE — Marilyn Grimes wasn’t happy about a proposal by the city of Brownsville to require everyone in town to sign up for garbage service.

July 27, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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50 Objects of Albany: Cool! Pool a new way to have wet and wild fun

50 Objects of Albany: Cool! Pool a new way to have wet and wild fun

When plumbing failures closed the 62-year-old pool at Swanson Park after its 1999 summer season, Albany city officials started looking at new ways to provide outdoor water fun there.

July 25, 2014 10:00 am(0)
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