Sweet Home High Student Dies in Crash

SWEET HOME, Ore. – A 16-year-old Sweet Home High School student died Sunday afternoon after a car crash outside of Brownsville, and her friends are spending the week of Christmas remembering the teen  they say was sweet, witty, and respectful. Oregon State Police say 16-year-old Caroline Huss was driving westbound on Highway 228 on Sunday. … Continue reading »

Driver Faces Charges Following I-5 Crash

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. – Oregon State Police says a Springfield man faces numerous charges following Tuesday afternoon’s serious injury crash on Interstate 5. OSP says around 4:17 p.m., a 1995 BMW four-door was traveling northbound on I-5 when the driver lost control on the wet pavement, crossed the median, stopped in the southbound lanes and was … Continue reading »

Country Festival Planning for 2014

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — Country music fans are getting ready to pack their camping gear and head home after a three-day music festival, but many of them are already making plans for the event next year. As are the organizers. The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival has announced the 2014 lineup: Gary Allan, Eric Church, and … Continue reading »

Country Music Festival Brings Business

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — Some of country music’s top entertainers will be in Brownsville for the 6th Annual Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival. Three days of music begin on Friday, but the economic impact the festival brings to Linn County, Brownsville and beyond will be felt year round. With a population of just 1,800, the quiet … Continue reading »

Brownsville Celebrates Stand by Me

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. – The city has changed since 1985 when Stand by Me was filmed, but some of the original locations still remain. It was a coming-of-age movie set in the fictional 1940s town of Castle Rock, about four boys on a quest to see what’s rumored to be a dead body. But along the … Continue reading »

Corvallis Boy Drowns in River

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A little boy, excited to head into first grade in the fall, won’t ever make it back to play with his friends and teachers. Family members say six-year-old Ryan Garrette was camping with family and friends at a reunion in Brownsville on August 10, when he drowned in a local river. Family … Continue reading »

Fans Ready for Country Music Fest

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — The stage is set and ready for this weekend’s Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival. Crowds were outside lining up since early Friday morning.  They say they didn’t want to miss this chance to see some of their favorite country stars. “We have been here since quarter till seven this morning because Sugarland … Continue reading »

One Dies, One Injured in Head-On Crash

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — A deadly head-on collision shut down Highway 228 in Brownsville Wednesday morning. Oregon State Police say at about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday,  54-year-old Stephen J. Dyal, from Springfield, was driving a pickup westbound on Highway 228 when he traveled into the other lane around a curve in a no-passing zone and crashed head-on … Continue reading »