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OUT OF THE VAULT: Button, dust lead to burglary conviction

It was good old-fashioned police work at its best.

Hill Meat Company in Pendleton was burglarized the night of Feb. 14, 1971, and the firm’s safe had been literally torn apart and scattered around the office. Cash totaling $1,800 was...

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Oregon State Fair: from rocking the paradise to Roots & Boots
Oregon State Fair: from rocking the paradise to Roots & Boots

The Oregon State Fair is gearing up for its 2018 event with a theme of “Where Fun Shines.” The fair is Aug. 24 through Sept. 3 in Salem.

Featured artists already announced for special concert events include STYX (Aug. 24); Randy...

PAWS elects new board officers

New officers have been elected to the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter board of directors.

After serving as the board vice president, Jackie Carey has been elected president. Also, Melissa Nathan, a new addition to the board, was elected to the...

Clearview sews up donation from quilters
Clearview sews up donation from quilters

The Krazy Horse Quilters recently donated proceeds from a raffle quilt to Clearview Disability Resource Center.

The quilters raised the money during the Pendleton Quilt Show, which was held in May. Linda Stevens of Pilot Rock was the winner of...

Caledonian Games scores grant funds

Organizers of Athena Caledonian Games are looking forward to gathering up friends and celebrating a great Scottish tradition during the second full weekend in July in Athena.

The Caledonian leaders consider 2018 a building year with new projects...

Filipino culture lives on in Eastern Oregon
Filipino culture lives on in Eastern Oregon

Members of the Eastern Oregon Philippine-American Community continue to embrace their Filipino culture, said Noemi Wiseman, the group’s current president.

Organized several years ago, the group holds monthly get-togethers to keep in touch...

Auxiliary volunteers present check to Good Shepherd
Auxiliary volunteers present check to Good Shepherd

Even though volunteers of the Good Shepherd Medical Center Auxiliary were being recognized during a June 4 awards luncheon, they still were reaching out to give back.

Nick Bejarano, director of marketing and communications, said the group...

Youth athletes place at TrackTown meet

Several area students participated in the TrackTown Youth League Championship Meet, held June 9 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Eugene. It featured more than 500 of the top youth athletes from across the state.

Results of local...

Days Gone By: June 23-24, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 23-24, 1918

Hailstones as large as walnuts and as much as four inches deep on the ground fell on Stanley creek, eight miles from Pilot Rock, yesterday afternoon, according to Charles...

Hansell to speak at outdoor worship service
Hansell to speak at outdoor worship service

STANFIELD — With a theme of “We are Working Together to Serve God and our Community,” churches in Stanfield and Echo are teaming up to present an outdoor worship service.

The free event is Sunday, July 1 at 9 a.m. at Bard...

Fourth of July parade to salute freedom
Fourth of July parade to salute freedom

Salute to Freedom is the theme of the Pendleton Fourth of July parade, which is hosted by Pendleton VFW Let ‘er Buck Post 922.

People are invited to fill out an entry form and join the parade. Each participant will receive a ribbon and...

Awakening service includes river baptisms

UMATILLA — An outdoor Sunday Service in the Park is planned in Umatilla.

The free event is Sunday, June 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Umatilla Marina & RV Park, 1710 Quincy Ave. The topic is Awakening: Reflecting Our Creator.

Faith-based program addresses anxiety, depression

HERMISTON — A 12-week course on anxiety and depression recently began at Calvary Apostolic Center.

The faith-based series offers ways to overcome emotional obstacles while creating a healthier community and relationships with others and...

Zach Banks takes up baton with symphony programs
Zach Banks takes up baton with symphony programs

The Oregon East Symphony recently announced that Zach Banks has been hired to its newly-created strings instructor position.

Banks will conduct the A Sharp Players intermediate preparatory orchestra and the Raising the Bar mentoring program,...

Mutt Strut benefits pet therapy, PAWS

PENDLETON — People and their pets are invited to help raise money for the St. Anthony Hospital alternative therapy program, including pet therapy, and the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter.

The St. Anthony Mutt Strut features a 5K fun...

Help available for immigrant abuse survivors

BOARDMAN — Immigrant survivors of abuse face special challenges, however, there are laws in place to prevent someone’s immigration status from being used as a means of abuse and exploitation.

Catholic Charities and Domestic...

Echo rocks summer reading

ECHO — The summer reading program in Echo kicks off Friday at 2 p.m. in the VFW Building, 20 S. Bonanza St.

The program is open to youth from birth through age 18. The parents of non-readers can make a list of books they have read to...

Local cadet graduates from West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Jarred Lynn Cope graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 26 in West Point, New York.

The son of Darrick and Lisa Cope of Pendleton, he is a 2014 graduate of Griswold High School, in Helix. While...

Whitworth announces spring honor roll

SPOKANE — Whitworth University recently announced that several area students have been named to the spring semester 2018 Provost’s Honor Roll.

The students qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade-point...

Landing Days brings three days of fun
Landing Days brings three days of fun

Umatilla’s annual summer event is gearing up for three days of fun.

Over the years, Landing Days has flourished and floundered — with everything from multiple days of outdoor fun to just shooting off fireworks over the river.

Ham radio field day features on-air open house
Ham radio field day features on-air open house

Ham radio operators from across North America will connect this weekend during the largest annual on-air event.

An open house of sorts, the ARRL Field Day features local clubs and ham radio enthusiasts who set up temporary transmitting stations...

Class of ‘98 gears up for reunion

HERMISTON — The Hermiston High School class of 1998 is making plans to celebrate its 20-year reunion.

Organizers indicate there will be three main events, including a no-host social mixer Friday, Aug. 10 at Midway Bar & Grill, a...

Days Gone By: June 18-19, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 18-19, 1918

Oliver (Curley) Harshman, local boy in the army in France and son of Mrs. Nancy Matthews of Pendleton, has decided that he won’t wear his moustache until the war ends. He...

Hodaka Days revs up this weekend
Hodaka Days revs up this weekend

Although it’s been 54 years since Hodaka trail bikes and motorcycles were manufactured in Athena, Hodaka and vintage motorcycles enthusiasts will make their annual pilgrimage to Eastern Oregon.

Athena City Park serves as celebration...

Crow’s Shadow welcomes artist-in-residence

MISSION — Splitting her time between her hometown of New Delhi, India, and her home of Portland, Avantika Bawa is currently participating in a two-week print residency at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts.

The public is invited...

Local author to headline First Draft

PENDLETON — Bette Lynch Husted, who studies T’ai Chi, writes a monthly column, “From Here to Anywhere,” in the East Oregonian and welcomes Northwest writers to the First Draft Writers’ Series will headline the June...

Summer sizzles with block party

PENDLETON — Main Street Pendleton is the place to be Friday, June 22.

A trifecta of fun is planned, including the Pendleton Farmers’ Market (4 p.m.), the Wiener Dog Race (4:30 p.m., race heats start at 5:15 p.m.) and a Main Street...

Library display focuses on photography

HERMISTON — Beginning as a hobby in 2004, Andrea Aldrich has an eye for photography. She received best of show during the 2017 youth division of the Eastern Oregon Art Show, held in conjunction with Hermiston Funfest. Titled “The Next...

Everything’s roses for Round-Up/Happy Canyon royalty
Everything’s roses for Round-Up/Happy Canyon royalty

Hermiston Altrusa installs new officers
Hermiston Altrusa installs new officers

Dawn Long was recently installed as the new president of Altrusa International of Hermiston.

Other officers of the service club include Lindsay Lloyd (first vice president), Stephanie Hughes (second vice president), Alexis McCarthy (secretary),...

Top students join National Honor Society

Applause is in order for 27 new members of the Hermiston High School chapter of the National Honor Society.

Demonstrating high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character, the students were inducted during a May 31 ceremony in...

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High-octane thriller latest in Savage series

Fans of Dave Edlund’s award-winning action hero series starring Peter Savage, an engineering entrepreneur with some serious save-the-world...

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A former Pendleton-area resident and rodeo aficionado has penned the fifth in her Texas Rodeo romance series, and the action moves north and west...

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ANNIVERSARY: Jim and Ana Peterson

Pendleton residents Jim and Ana Peterson are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

Jim is retired from his job as warranty manager at Woodpecker...

ANNIVERSARY: Arthur and Evelyn Robinson

Arthur Robinson and Evelyn Schomp were married June 19, 1948, at the Congregational Church in Condon, Ore.

In their early marriage they...

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It has taken three years for Dominique Sheridan Breazeale — who performs under the mononym Sheridan — to publicly release her debut...

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Days Gone By

Days Gone By: June 23-24, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 23-24, 1918

Hailstones as large as walnuts and as much as four inches deep on the...

Days Gone By: June 18-19, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 18-19, 1918

Oliver (Curley) Harshman, local boy in the army in France and son of Mrs.

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Out of the Vault

OUT OF THE VAULT: Button, dust lead to burglary conviction

It was good old-fashioned police work at its best.

Hill Meat Company in Pendleton was burglarized the night of Feb. 14, 1971, and the...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Telephone operators save Pilot Rock residents from flood

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Student Honors

Local cadet graduates from West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Jarred Lynn Cope graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 26 in West Point, New York.

The...

Whitworth announces spring honor roll

SPOKANE — Whitworth University recently announced that several area students have been named to the spring semester 2018 Provost’s...

Pendleton native receives diploma
Local students named to dean’s list
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PAWS elects new board officers

New officers have been elected to the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter board of directors.

After serving as the board vice president, Jackie...

Clearview sews up donation from quilters

The Krazy Horse Quilters recently donated proceeds from a raffle quilt to Clearview Disability Resource Center.

The quilters raised the...

Caledonian Games scores grant funds
Filipino culture lives on in Eastern Oregon
Auxiliary volunteers present check to Good Shepherd