Written April 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
Samaritan Health Services may be cutting back on expenses, but it’s also looking to the future, and it sees part of that future in Millersburg. That’s according to a proposed three-way property-and-road agreement between the city of Millersburg, Samaritan and Linn County.
Written January 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
The proposed Love’s truck stop in Millersburg may not be a done deal just yet as the city planning commission’s approval of the project has been appealed.
Written April 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
Albany’s Talking Water Gardens once again has plenty of water after being almost drained over the past few weeks to help get new plants established in the shallow ponds. The plant cover has been an issue, because without it these constructed wetlands can’t meet their intended purpose of reducing the temperature of water being discharged […]
Written March 20th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
For 11 years now, this bridge on Albany’s Cox Creek has been restricted to one lane, with concrete barriers and piles of gravel closing half of it. It looks like a permanent symbol of our crumbling infrastructure, which in itself may be a sign that our civilization is slowly falling apart.
Written July 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
When Millersburg voters decide whether to authorize their city of 1,500 to borrow $40 million, chances are they’ll face a question more pointed than the one the city council approved on July 14.
Written June 22nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering
This is another mid-valley sight that’s about to disappear along with what’s left of the Albany Paper Mill. It’s the overhead tunnel on Old Salem Road that used to hold a massive array of piping and other gear connecting a cogeneration plant on the west side with the mill proper on the other side of […]
Written May 18th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
Not much is left of the Albany Paper Mill in Millersburg except for an exhaust stack and piles of metallic debris. But the name at the former entrance off Old Salem Road remains, and it’s surrounded by a patch of well tended lawn. It’s as though somebody wants to keep our memory of the mill […]