Gary and Sylvia Groce stand in the front yard with their fully restored 26-ton caboose.
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All Aboard!

A piece of the past finds a new home By Drew Myron Some take pride in their manicured yard, others in a bountiful garden. Gary and Sylvia Groce enjoy a massive lawn ornament: a 26-ton red caboose. Blending family history with quirky novelty, their Pine Grove home boasts a fully restored caboose parked on railroad […]

John Gerstenberger and Libby Calnon
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Goodbye and Hello

As a longtime leader retires, HREC makes history with its first female general manager By Drew Myron John Gerstenberger—an earnest self-starter who rose from surveyor to systems engineer to general manager—retired in July after 32 years of service to Hood River Electric Cooperative. His replacement, Libby Calnon, is the first female general manager in HREC […]