Culver Elementary addition

Culver Elementary addition

BBT Architects have been working with staff and the Culver community for input on the design of...

Following the Spike and Rail trail

Following the Spike and Rail trail

Seven runners and six walkers kicked off Metolius Spike and Rail Day, in the early hours of Sept....

Metolius Friends Church celebrates 60th

Metolius Friends Church celebrates 60th

For six decades, the Metolius Friends Community Church has been actively serving the community of...

Free lunches for 509-J students

Free lunches for 509-J students

Parents trying to pay their kid’s hot lunch bill at 509-J schools last week were pleasantly...

Gallery pedals bike show

Gallery pedals bike show

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Madras Features

Tech. Sgt. Larry Prasek, left, and Air Force Recruiting Service Supt. Chris McBride, right, present Madtown Fitness owner Joe Robbins with an award for his help.
September 17, 2014

Air Force awards Robbins

by Susan Matheny
Technical Sgt. Larry Prasek and Chris McBride, superintendent of the area Air Force recruiting service, presented an award to Madtown Fitness Center owner Joe Robbins last Thursday, to thank him…
September 17, 2014

Workshop for local nonprofits

by Madras Pioneer
The Oregon Community Foundation and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon are teaming up to help Jefferson County nonprofits learn about the OCF grant process and connect with other nonprofit…
September 17, 2014

Chamber banquet slated

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will honor the extra efforts of select community members at its annual banquet and awards at 6 p.m., Sept. 18, at the Inn at Cross Keys Station.…
September 17, 2014

Historical society hosts ice cream social

by Madras Pioneer
At annual meeting The 2014 Jefferson County Historical Society’s annual meeting and ice cream social will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, beginning at 1:30 pm, in the Jefferson County Senior…
September 17, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Karson Monroe Weathers Sarah and Brandon Weathers of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Karson Monroe Weathers, at 5:09 a.m., Sept. 7, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Karson…
September 17, 2014

Retirement party for Judy Throop

by Madras Pioneer
A retirement celebration for Madras Police Department office manager Judy Throop will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept., 24, in the Madras City Hall council chambers, at 125 S.W. E…
September 10, 2014

Time to Bark in the Park

by Madras PIoneer
Fun for dogs and kids is the goal at the Three Rivers Humane Society’s “Bark in the Park!” on Saturday, Sept. 13, which features a dog walk and canine carnival at Juniper Hills Park in Madras…
September 10, 2014

Healthy Beginnings offers child screenings

by Madras Pioneer
Is your child's development on track? Will their smile last a lifetime and can they hear and see okay? Healthy Beginnings screenings can help parents answer these questions and more. On Friday,…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Helena Bova shows a photo to Jerry Ramsey of her father, Boyd Overhulse from when he was serving in the Oregon Legislature in the 1950s.
September 10, 2014

Overhulse documents donated to museum

by Susan Matheny
Former Senate President from Madras Relatives of Boyd Overhulse, one of Jefferson County’s most notable residents, recently traveled from California and the East Coast to present his memorabilia…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Pigsters 4-H members helped out Cole Brown, in front with his pig, and the local food bank during the fair.
September 10, 2014

Pigsters bring home the bacon

by Madras Pioneer
In June, the Pigsters 4-H Club made almost $500 at a can drive, then used the money at fair time to purchase an underweight hog from Cole Brown, who is in another 4-H club. The hog was taken to…

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Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Girls check out the book selection.
Sep 10, 2014

First Grade Readers

by Madras Pioneer
Students in Kristi Dickson's first grade classroom at Madras Primary read books while waiting for class to begin on Sept. 9, the first day of school.
Sep 10, 2014

Births for week of 9-10-14

by Madras Pioneer
Joaquin Scott Gill Andrea Marquez Gill and Carter Gill, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Joaquin Scott Gill, on Sept. 3, at 7:23 a.m., at St. Charles Madras. He weighed…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - An example of last year's garden entries.
Sep 10, 2014

Garden contest at Saturday Market

by Madras Pioneer
Open to all ages A “Grow and Show” garden judging event will be held at the Madras Saturday Market on Sept. 13, at Sahalee Park. Local gardeners are invited to enter their best produce,…
Sep 03, 2014

Screen on the Green entertains on Friday

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library Film Center is opening its 12th free film series season with the “Screen on the Green,” Friday, Sept. 5, featuring the family film, “Frozen” (PG). Preshow…
Kristy and Matt Baugher
Sep 03, 2014

Allen-Baugher united

by Madras Pioneer
Kristy Allen and Matt Baugher, both of Commerce City, Colo., were united in marriage on Aug. 9, in a ceremony conducted by David Baugher, uncle of the groom, at Paraiso Beach, Playa del Carmen,…
Sep 03, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Kylie Marie Davis Hanne Wallace and Kenneth Davis of Metolius are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kylie Marie Davis, on Aug. 13, at St. Charles Bend. At birth, Kylie weighed 7…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - A trial field of sunflowers on North Boise Lane.
Sep 03, 2014

Sunflowers tested as a crop

by Susan Matheny
Twenty acres of sunflowers are being grown on Boise Drive by Harold Siegenhagen as a trial field for CHS Inc. Most of the blooms are gone now, and the sunflower heads are drooping down, heavy…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - An excavator shovels rubble from the old Culver Elementary wings into a truck, with the Culver High School gym in the background.
Sep 03, 2014

Culver construction

by Susan Matheny
The old Culver Elementary wings have been demolished to make way for new construction. Culver schools opened for classes Sept. 3, with some students attending class in modular units as the…
The spacious entryway of the new school.
Sep 03, 2014

Community tours Warm Springs Academy

by Madras Pioneer
Students, parents and community members toured the new Warm Springs K-8 Academy following the ribbon cutting and dedication. The first day of school for Warm Springs students is Sept. 9.
Sep 03, 2014

Meetings on livestock disaster funding

by Susan Matheny
The Central Oregon Farm Service Agency is hosting two public meetings on Sept. 4, to discuss livestock disaster assistance programs available to eligible agricultural producers who have suffered…



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