HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Population update: Fodder for a story

Written November 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The people at Portland State University came out with their annual population estimates the other day.  If the report conceals startling news about Albany and other mid-valley towns, I don’t see it. But the new numbers provide fodder for a story nevertheless.


Adair: Building suburbs in the country

Written October 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

In Adair Village, the transformation of the countryside south of Ryals Avenue into suburbia is well under way, as I could not help noticing as I drove by there on Monday last.


Coming up: More houses in Adair

Written June 12th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you drive along Ryals Avenue in Benton County, the construction you see south of the road is the result of the desire by the city of Adair Village to be more than a tiny bedroom community. It wants to be a bigger town.


Take a look at ‘new’ Palestine Church

Written May 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

As you can see, Benton County has been taking good care of the old Palestine Church since it was moved to Adair Village in 2010 from its site on Palestine Road in North Albany, where it had sat for more than 100 years.


Here’s a plug for sweet taste; really!

Written August 8th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

There’s no road construction — and thus no flaggers or delays — between North Albany and Adair Village. This is one good reason, though not the biggest, for making a quick run to the Sweet Taste Bakery & Coffee House in Adair..


Worth a stop in Adair

Written August 4th, 2013 by

The last thing you expect as you hurry north from Corvallis on Highway 99W is a pleasant little cafe. But there it is — in Adair Village. And even if you’re in a hurry to get to Monmouth, or even just to North Albany, the place is worth the few minutes to pull off the […]


Thefts in Adair: Better lock up

Written August 2nd, 2013 by

If they aren’t already doing so, people living in Adair Village will want to start locking their doors, especially their car doors. On Aug. 1 the Benton County sheriff got reports of what, in terms of the quiet little village of about 900 residents west of Albany in northern Benton County, amounted to a veritable […]


 
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