HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Governor helps open Millersburg reloading center

Written December 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The speeches have been made and the ribbon has been cut, and any day now the Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Center in Millersburg should start handling freight.


From an idea to now: Intermodal center ready

Written November 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It was in February 2017 when I got wind of a plan to turn the vacant former paper mill property in Millersburg into a reloading center to connect Willamette Valley shippers with the rest of the world. It sounded far-fetched at the time, but on Wednesday I got a chance to take a look at […]


Under construction: Truck/rail reloading hub

Written April 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

It was in 2017 that I wrote my first story about what seemed, at the time, an unlikely idea: To turn the vacant site of the demolished Millersburg paper mill into a multimodal reloading center that would connect the mid-valley to the world.


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.


That sad little bridge, still in need of repair

Written June 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The country seems to be intent on self-destruction, so maybe this little bridge in Albany is a fitting symbol of our habit of letting things go till they get out of hand.


Taking a look at Love’s in Millersburg

Written August 22nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Love’s Travel Stop  in Millersburg has been open for a week, and I finally made my way there to take a look.

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Checking in on Millersburg Love’s

Written June 24th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Wondering how things were coming along at the new Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store, I took a ride out to Millersburg on Saturday.


 
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