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Days Gone By: Jan. 19, 2018
This day in local history for January 19.

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Days Gone By: Jan. 18, 2018
This day in local history for January 18.
Town & Country tickets now available

HEPPNER —People who buy their tickets early for the Heppner Chamber of Commerce’s Town and Country Community Awards banquet can get a discount.

The annual dinner event is Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Morrow County Fairgrounds...

Daddy Hair School brushes up on techniques

PENDLETON — A tutorial for dads on how to help their daughters get gussied up for school, church or parties is offered in Pendleton.

Daddy Hair School provides tips on performing simple hair styles for their little ones. The free event...

‘Firebird’ rises up to support Oregon East Symphony
‘Firebird’ rises up to support Oregon East Symphony

A commissioned piece of artwork by Pendleton artist Hiroko Cannon will help fund a newly created teaching position with the Oregon East Symphony.

“Firebird” was commissioned following a 2008 fire on Pendleton’s Main Street...

Helix School names honor roll students

HELIX — Second quarter honor roll students for the 2017-18 academic year at Helix Middle School and Griswold High School were:

Helix Middle School: 4.0 gpa: Dean Boland, Ainsley Curtiss, Brooke Harley, Blake Harper, Alexandria Krol, Anna...

Days Gone By: Jan. 17, 2018
This day in local history for January 17.
Celebration features tatties, neeps and Scottish merriment
Celebration features tatties, neeps and Scottish merriment

Pipers, drummers and other participants come from near and far to help the Condon community celebrate its Scottish heritage on the 259th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.

The Royal Condon Highland Guard, an eclectic bunch of roving...

Women’s choir warms up for spring concert

PENDLETON — Sisters in Song, Pendleton’s community women’s choir, will resume its rehearsal schedule in preparation for a spring concert.

All returning and new singers are invited to join the weekly rehearsals. They begin...

Lifeways hosts meet and greet

HERMISTON — The public is invited to meet Tim Hoekstra, the new chief executive officer of Lifeways, Inc.

A meet-and-greet is Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m. at Lifeways, 595 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston.

Hoekstra began overseeing the...

Deadline looms for ArtWORKz

MISSION — The submission deadline for the 2018 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition is Thursday.

Open to all artists 18 and under, all mediums are welcome. There is no entry fee.

The show and competition runs Jan. 27 through...

Days Gone By: Jan. 15-16, 2018
This day in local history for January 15-16.
Band boosters serve dinner, dancing

HERMISTON — A fundraiser benefiting the Hermiston High School band program features dinner and dancing.

The Hermiston Band Boosters is hosting the event Saturday from 6-10 p.m. at Hermiston High School, 600 S. First St. Tickets are $25...

Story time highlights women’s march

PENDLETON — An upcoming special children’s story time ties in with the Women’s March on Pendleton.

The Women’s March Story Time includes the reading of a pair of books followed by a craft time. Participants will be...

Chess tournament checks out success
Chess tournament checks out success

All area students are invited to participate in a local chess tournament.

The Region 23/24 Chess for Success Tournament is Saturday, Feb. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library at Hermiston High School, 600 S. First St. Students in...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Photo folly leads to murder charge
OUT OF THE VAULT: Photo folly leads to murder charge

A group of Umatilla County men on an elk hunting trip near Starkey in the Blue Mountains ended up in the courtroom in January 1935 when one of the party was shot following a photo fracas the previous November.

Dan Bowman, a merchant from Mission...

Santa’s ‘Elks’ deliver Christmas baskets
Santa’s ‘Elks’ deliver Christmas baskets

Members of Hermiston Elks Lodge No. 1845 were busy during the holiday season.

More than a dozen of Santa’s “Elks” helped in assembling food baskets for delivery just in time for Christmas. The group made 28 deliveries to...

Hermiston celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’
Hermiston celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

The Hermiston School District joined the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month.”

Interim superintendent Tricia Mooney said school board members spend countless hours...

Hermiston Lions support local VFW post
Hermiston Lions support local VFW post

The Hermiston Lions Club recently made a donation to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4750 in Hermiston.

While the Hermiston Lions Club main mission is to help provide eyeglasses and hearing aids to those in need, they also contribute to other...

R.D. Offutt builds community with grant program
R.D. Offutt builds community with grant program

Threemile Canyon Farms recently announced the Boardman Rural Fire Protection District is the recipient of a grant through the Offutt Family Foundation.

The grant will be used to purchase a lightweight quick response unit. The fire district,...

Pool tourney racks up cash for senior center

A donation of $3,000 is going to the Hermiston Senior Center thanks to the annual Christmas Charity Pool Tournament.

The Dec. 16 event, held at Midway Bar & Grill, included a spaghetti feed, raffle, 50/50 pot and silent auction.

Pub crawl supports pint-sized fun
Pub crawl supports pint-sized fun

PENDLETON — Grab your friends and head out for an evening of fun while benefiting the Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon.

The Holiday Hangover Pub Crawl is Saturday, Jan. 20 from 4-10 p.m. in downtown Pendleton. Hosted by the...

KIRBY: ‘Fearless’ hits the bulls-eye
KIRBY: ‘Fearless’ hits the bulls-eye
Netflix documentary series takes viewer behind the chutes of Professional Bull Riding
Film festival features people with disabilities

MISSION — The public can view memorable and through-provoking entertainment featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the Sprout Film Festival.

The event is Monday, Jan. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Wildhorse...

Days Gone By: Jan. 13-14, 2018
This day in local history for January 13-14.
Milton-Freewater alum named to honor roll

SPOKANE — Leslae Brewer of Milton-Freewater was named to the fall 2017 honor roll list at Spokane Falls Community College. To receive honor roll status, students must be full time (12 credits or more) and earn a 3.0 grade point average or...

Days Gone By: Jan. 12, 2018
This day in local history for January 12.
Fundraiser benefits Hermiston man with cancer

HERMISTON — A benefit dinner and silent auction will help raise money for John Parker of Hermiston, who is being treated for pancreatic cancer.

A small group that meets regularly at Oasis Vineyard Church with Parker’s wife, Vanda,...

Pendleton group sets women’s march
Pendleton group sets women’s march

PENDLETON — The Blue Mountain Marchers are organizing an event to coincide with women’s marches planned across the globe.

The Women’s March on Pendleton is Saturday, Jan. 20. The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the fountain in...

Palate-pleasing dinner benefits community services

HERMISTON — A mouth-watering meal of Polish dumplings, meatballs, mashed potatoes, Polish sausage and sauerkraut will be served during a fundraiser in Hermiston.

While pleasing the palate, the event also raises money for community...

Knights of Columbus dish up breakfast

PENDLETON — A benefit breakfast will help raise money to support Pregnancy Care Services and Pendleton Right to Life.

Organized by the Knights of Columbus, the annual Pro-Life Breakfast is Sunday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parish...

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ANNIVERSARY: Jessen

Jarry and Dixie Jessen of Hermiston are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 5, 1968, in Stirling City,...

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Pro-life author to speak at pregnancy center fundraiser

The author of a book that offers hope and vision in regards to reducing the abortion rate is the guest speaker for a TruCare Pregnancy Resource...

Youths to impact senior community

HERMISTON — Area fourth and fifth graders will participate in a community outreach project in Hermiston.

The Impact Ministry event...

Town & Country tickets now available
Daddy Hair School brushes up on techniques
‘Firebird’ rises up to support Oregon East Symphony

Days Gone By

Days Gone By: Jan. 19, 2018
This day in local history for January 19.
Days Gone By: Jan. 18, 2018
This day in local history for January 18.
Days Gone By: Jan. 17, 2018
Days Gone By: Jan. 15-16, 2018
Days Gone By: Jan. 13-14, 2018

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Out of the Vault

OUT OF THE VAULT: Photo folly leads to murder charge

A group of Umatilla County men on an elk hunting trip near Starkey in the Blue Mountains ended up in the courtroom in January 1935 when one of the...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Wind storm flattens Northeast Oregon

A storm blew through Northeast Oregon on January 7-8, 1990, with winds approaching 80 miles per hour that toppled thousands of trees, blew the...

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Student Honors

George Fox names locals to dean’s list

NEWBERG — Three Pendleton students were among those who earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University for the fall 2017...

Helix School names honor roll students

HELIX — Second quarter honor roll students for the 2017-18 academic year at Helix Middle School and Griswold High School were:

Helix...

Milton-Freewater alum named to honor roll

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Santa’s ‘Elks’ deliver Christmas baskets

Members of Hermiston Elks Lodge No. 1845 were busy during the holiday season.

More than a dozen of Santa’s “Elks”...

Hermiston celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

The Hermiston School District joined the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition...

Hermiston Lions support local VFW post
R.D. Offutt builds community with grant program
Pool tourney racks up cash for senior center