The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Retired teacher leaving his mark on community


July 20, 2005

Ben Dahlenburg stands in the woodshop at Sweet Home High School prior to his retirement from teaching.

Of The New Era

It's a common sight, that old yellow school bus with a load of teen-age boys rolling through town

Though the bus will, no doubt, run again, Ben Dahlenburg won't be in the driver's seat.

Dahlenburg, 53, retired from teaching after 31 years in the classroom ? or wood shop.

A native of Sweet Home, Dahlenburg graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1970. He studied architecture for two years at Oregon State University, then decided to switch to industrial arts, a program to train teachers for wood and metal shop classes and mechanics courses.

"All the (architecture) jobs we...

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