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Pendleton resident thanks city employees

I’d like to extend a big thank you to the city of Pendleton Public Works employees. While most of us sit in our warm and cozy homes and offices, they have been working long hours outside under challenging conditions sanding our streets,...

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Herd of elk on the move
Herd of elk on the move

Snow blankets the region
Snow blankets the region

Hermiston resident turns 90
Hermiston resident turns 90

Longtime Hermiston resident Jeanne Echols is joining the ranks as a nonagenarian.

Friends and family are invited to help Echols celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday, Jan. 21 from 2-5 p.m. at Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, 1520 W. Orchard Ave.

Trio of teens soar with Eagle Scout award
Trio of teens soar with Eagle Scout award

Three members of Pendleton’s Troop No. 700 attained the rank of Eagle Scout in fall 2016.

The rank was bestowed in front of family and friends at a Court of Honor at Westminster Woods Presbyterian Camp in Meacham. The Eagle Scouts are...

Pendleton superintendent thanks school board

January is School Board Recognition Month, and the Pendleton School District would like to thank our school board.

The members of the Pendleton School District board of directors spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best...

Handful of M-F Kiwanians celebrate service
Handful of M-F Kiwanians celebrate service

Five members of the Milton-Freewater Kiwanis Club have provided more than 151 years of service to the community.

The individuals were honored during the Dec. 10 Kiwanis’ Christmas Party. Jack Ruthven (36 years), Vern Rodighiero (30...

Winter sunset paints sky
Winter sunset paints sky

Course trains 15 medical responders
Course trains 15 medical responders

Fifteen volunteers recently completed a 50-hour Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course presented by Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 in conjunction with the Echo Fire Department.

Students participating were from the Echo Fire Department,...

Bull elk moves through the mountains
Bull elk moves through the mountains

Community Bank collects money for area nonprofits
Community Bank collects money for area nonprofits

More than $24,000 in donations and bank matches were disbursed to charities in northeast Oregon and southeast Washington through Community Bank’s annual holiday Charity Drive.

Each of the bank’s full-service branch locations...

Ione library shelves new children’s books

The Ione Public Library is thrilled with a generous grant from The Pilcrow Foundation, which will provide 101 new children’s books.

The Ione Topic Club raised funds for the 2-to-1 matching grant.

The new books will be added to the...

Health district thanks voters

On behalf of the East Umatilla County Health District, which will become the East Umatilla County Ambulance Area Health District (EUCAAHD), current board members, Holly Mays, Jeremy Lasater, Vickie Jackson, Elizabeth McIntyre; the new board members,...

McKay Creek celebrates with Santa
McKay Creek celebrates with Santa

Mrs. and Santa Claus — played by McKay Creek Estates residents Hattie Kramer and Bruce Burke — helped staff celebrate during their annual party.

Executive director Noemi Wiseman said the staff in attendance, as well as kids,...

Columbia Basin realtors donate to Agape House
Columbia Basin realtors donate to Agape House

Realtors collect bears for sick kids
Realtors collect bears for sick kids

The Umatilla County Board of Realtors recently collected stuffed animals to be donated to St. Anthony Hospital.

The group met with Larry Blanc Dec. 13 at St. Anthony and presented items collected through the Good News Bears. The stuffed toys...

Oregon FFA, Les Schwab team up to Drive Away Hunger
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab team up to Drive Away Hunger

While many Oregonians got their fill of creamy mashed potatoes, savory turkey and delectable desserts during the holiday season, for some residents the holiday season is more famine than feast.

Recently Oregon FFA and Les Schwab Tire Centers...

Good Shepherd facilitates giving

Approximately 1,725 items were collected during Good Shepherd Health Care System’s 12 Days of Giving campaign.

Donated items included diapers, non-perishable food, gloves, personal hygiene products, pet food, socks, shoes, gift cards,...

AAUW appreciates community support

The American Association of University Women would like to thank the community for its support of our grapefruit sale. We would also like to give a special thanks to Hodgen Distributing for letting us use their building and for helping unload seven...

Heart-shaped pool provides refreshing view
Heart-shaped pool provides refreshing view

Pendleton House voted fan favorite
Pendleton House voted fan favorite

Travel Oregon and Media America teamed up to present the 100 Best Fan Destinations in Oregon for 2017 — Pendleton House Historic Inn Bed & Breakfast ranked No. 1.

The award was based on rankings from customer reviews from TripAdvisor,...

Students shop with cops
Students shop with cops

Some students from Clara Brownell Middle School were paired up with representatives of the Umatilla Police Department for Shop with a Cop.

Chief Darla Huxel said this is the 12th year her department has participated in the program. Students were...

Oregon Community Foundation awards grants

The Community Action Program of East Central Oregon was among the recipients of fall grants awarded by the Oregon Community Foundation.

CAPECO received $20,000, which will be to add a refrigerated van and increase staffing for a fast-growing...

McKay Creek serves up holiday fun
McKay Creek serves up holiday fun

Christmas cheer was plentiful as families, residents and guests participated in the McKay Creek Estates’ Annual Residents and Families Holiday Dinner.

The Dec. 9 event also served to celebrated November and December birthdays of residents...