It’s been a year of change for fifth through ninth graders who attend the Oregon Youth Center, which opened its new building this spring and is now on the lookout for a new director.

This past year, there have been a lot of changes for our vastly growing community, and there are many more to come.

A year ago, Oregon School District officials didn’t know whether voters would approve a plan for a new school and its $46 million price tag.

At Oregon School District’s annual meeting in September, I selected three main topics for this year’s presentation: 1) voice of the student, 2) community growth, and 3) building our 4th Elementary School.

Drivers hoping to avoid downtown Oregon on their way through town now have another option, after the village connected North and South Perry parkways.

A tumultuous year of planning for a new Oregon Public Library has ended with a continued commitment from the Village Board to borrow $6 million for a new library and a formal agreement between the Library and Village Board on which body pays for and controls various aspects of the building a…