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OSP superintendent thanks Riverside students
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OSP superintendent thanks Riverside students

The “Exploration of Law Enforcement” class at Riverside Jr./Sr. High School in Boardman recently received a visit from Travis Hampton of the Oregon State Police.

The OSP superintendent made the March 13 visit to personally thank...

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Family of Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren express thanks

The outpouring of love, honor, and respect for Austin and his wife, Rachel, that we have received from the United States Air Force, Gov. Kate Brown, U.S. Congressman Greg Walden, the Umatilla Police Department, the Pasco Police Department, the...

Hermiston man named ‘American Patriot’

A World War II veteran from Hermiston was recently recognized as a 2017 American Patriot of the Year.

Willard “Bill” Runion received the recognition March 21 from the Americans for Constitutional Liberty, formerly known as The...

YEON: Lions thank sponsors for auction success

Earlier this month the Pendleton Lions Club held our 65th annual Radio Auction on KUMA. The Lions wish to sincerely thank the many businesses whose generous donations made the auction possible, and the many people who bid on the items offered. The...

Teenager turns most pages in Pendleton
Teenager turns most pages in Pendleton

A 13-year-old Pendleton Public Library patron read the most pages at the local library during a competition against other libraries.

Laura Ogle read a total of 21,638 pages, beating out other Pendleton competitors, which included adults.

Local Special Olympian receives state award
Local Special Olympian receives state award

Multi-sport Special Olympics athlete Andrea Eiden received the Pride In Performance Award for Outstanding Athlete.

The Hermiston/Pendleton Local Program athlete was presented the award during the March 19 Special Olympics Regional Competition...

HHS junior selected for special scholar program
HHS junior selected for special scholar program

Heidy Mejia-Puerta, a Hermiston High School junior, was accepted into the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America Scholars Program.

Following her junior year, Mejia-Puerta will travel to New Jersey to participate in leadership training,...

Education foundation awards spring grants

A total of $10,509 was disbursed by the Education Foundation of Pendleton to Pendleton School District teachers to provide additional educational opportunities for students.

Karen Kullnat, foundation president, said money is raised through...

Pool tourney pockets $15K for juvenile diabetes
Pool tourney pockets $15K for juvenile diabetes

The Mush Memorial recently raised $15,133 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The pool tournament is held in memory of Michelle “Mush” Monaghan, an avid pool player who died in 2002. Held Feb. 25 at Hermiston Tavern...

Mac-Hi musicians jazz up festival
Mac-Hi musicians jazz up festival

A pair of McLoughlin High School jazz band members were recently awarded outstanding soloist awards.

Keaton Smith and Jovanny Diaz performed solos with the band during the March 17 Clackamas Community College Jazz Festival in Oregon City. The...

McKay Creek residents get their green on
McKay Creek residents get their green on

A St. Patrick’s Day event at Pendleton’s McKay Creek Estates featured dinner, the celebration of several birthdays and a bon voyage to one of the facility’s directors.

A rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday” was...

Community supports hockey fundraiser

On behalf of The Students of Pilot Rock Loves Hockey Group, we want to say thank you to the following individuals or businesses for prizes or money to our Balloon Pop fundraiser.

The students loved the prizes and with the money raised, we will...

Head Start celebrates dudes

Dads, grandpas, uncles, older brothers and other male role models in the lives of children were celebrated during an event hosted by Umatilla-Morrow County Head Start.

A Day for Dudes — held March 21 at Rocky Heights Elementary School in...

Right to Life selects top posters
Right to Life selects top posters

Winners were recently announced for the Pendleton Right to Life annual poster contest.

The age group winners were Quinn Kennedy, second grade; Brianna Larson, fourth grade; Riley Kennedy, sixth grade; and Sierra Bonzani, 10th...

Altrusa encourages literacy with library donations
Altrusa encourages literacy with library donations

The literacy committee from Altrusa International of Pendleton presented $100 checks to each of Pendleton’s four primary schools for their libraries.

The presentation, which was made March 16, was done to help celebrate Altrusa...

Donation sprouts at Hermiston Senior Center
Donation sprouts at Hermiston Senior Center

The Hermiston Senior Center recently received a surprise donation from the Hermiston Garden Club.

Members of the garden club visited the senior center March 7 and presented a check to the center for $500.

The Hermiston Senior Center...

Grant provides musical opportunity

Choir students at Armand Larive Middle School will attend a live music performance thanks to a grant from the Umatilla County Cultural Coalition.

The grant award covers the cost of tickets for 50 students to see the Restless Vocal Band. The...

Educator appreciates community support

On behalf of the Career Day Committee at Armand Larive Middle School, I would like to thank the more than 30 community members from Hermiston to Boardman to Tri-Cities that were involved in our Career Day on March 3.

Our community is so...

Hermiston farmer places third in nation

Kristen Corpus captured third place in the national and first place in Oregon for the state yield awards in the 2016 National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest.

The Hermiston farmer achieved her winning yield of 339.623...

Crabby’s retains ‘Best of the West’ crown

Crabby’s Underground Saloon mixed it up with eight other local watering holes to win the Battle of the Bars competition for the second year in a row.

The March 3 event held at the Let ‘er Buck Room served as a fundraiser for the...