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In the News! The Story Next Door: West Albany graduate is passionate about pizza

Posted on: June 25, 2019

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 the Coast Guard in New Hampshire.

By the time she finished her service in August last year, she had already ordered a custom-built wood-fired pizza oven on a trailer and had committed to working at a major event, the Lebanon Brewfest, with the business, Krakelen Wood Fired Pizza.

However, when she arrived in Oregon with her husband Wolf Herrmann, she hadn’t even seen the oven in person yet, since she’d had it shipped to her parents, and the Brewfest was only about a month away.


Read the rest of the article online from by clicking HERE.
Photo credit: Mark Ylen, Mid-Valley Media

In the News: Janet Turner’s Last Ride

Posted on: May 15, 2019

JANET TURNER clocks in at 5:55 a.m. and starts her pre-ride check.

The bus depot at the Greater Albany Public Schools Transportation Office is loud, with no clear path from one destination to the next. Buses sit shoulder-to-shoulder; noses on some poke out and the flat faces of others provide a bit more room to pass. And the blacktop that spans the yard bounces back the heat that often accompanies the school year’s waning days.

But Turner, 66, knows her route, zigzagging from the transportation office past the buses, nosed and flat, her cane hitting the blacktop on the off beat of her hurried, practiced steps. All the while she talks at a volume just loud enough to float over the noise…

Click HERE to read the rest of the article by Caitlyn May from The Democrat Herald.

Photo credit: Mark Ylen from Mid-Valley Media.

Happy retirement, Janet! Thank you for your years of service and your loving devotion to our kids. ♥