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The people of 2012

Over the course of 2012, we met a slew of interesting, brave, giving and pioneering people.

Here are a few of our favorite people we met in the last year.

by: VERN UYETAKE - HANNAH MATTHIESSEN

High fashion model and West Linn High School student Hannah Matthiessen juggles a budding career and school. (Project Runway, Jan. 5)

by: VERN UYETAKE - BOB BRUNE

Bob Brune took on the task of capturing squirrels in this neighborhood when the squirrels took on a penchant of gnawing through the wiring on vehicles. (Gone haywire, Feb. 16)

by: SUBMITTED - ALISON GREGORKA

Alison Gregorka, a local teacher, competed in the hit TV show “Wipeout.” (Wiping out the competition, March 22)

by: VERN UYETAKE - ED MILLER

Woodcarver Ed Miller turns ordinary pieces of wood into extraordinary works of art. (Turning wood into art, April 5)

by: VERN UYETAKE - BONNIE GARLINGTON

Weaver Bonnie Garlington creates scarves inspired by memories and current events. (Weaving in emotion, April 26)

by: SUBMITTED - COURTNEY MARTZALL

Courtney Martzall goes after a modeling career despite a condition that has left her with no hair. (Beauty is more than skin deep, May 17)

by: VERN UYETAKE - LAUREN MCLEAN

Lauren McLean, a West Linn High School graduate, is a walking miracle after falling while mountain climbing from the top of a steep cliff in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming in 2011. (Woman proves miracles do happen, June 14)

by: VERN UYETAKE - JANET DUBACK

Janet Duback ran 50 miles throughout West Linn and Lake Oswego to raise funds for diabetes programs (Go big or go home, June 21)

by: VERN UYETAKE - SCOTT GALLOWAY

Scott Galloway, a West Linn resident and UPS driver, retired from making his rounds after 31 years of service. (Hanging up the browns, July 5)

by: VERN UYETAKE - GAYLE WHITEHURST

Gayle Whitehurst was named the new Rosarian prime minister, bringing royalty to West Linn. (Royalty in West Linn, Sept. 27)

by: VERN UYETAKE - STEVE MIESEN

It may have taken four decades, but Steve Miesen completed hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail. (Steve Miesen’s feet are made for walking, Oct. 11)

by: VERN UYETAKE - BILL BARGER

Bill Barger is a volunteer extraordinaire with his portable soup kitchen filled with coffee, hot chocolate and food, which he brings to volunteers all across the city. (A really nice guy, Nov. 8)

by: VERN UYETAKE - RITA PERRY

Rita Perry knit 260 pairs of slippers and donated all of them to the West Linn Food Pantry to give out to those in need. (The Slipper Lady, Dec. 20)




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