Ramsey named distinguished Oregon writer

Ramsey named distinguished Oregon writer

Will accept the award in honor of writers on the east side of the Cascades.

Shopping-style food pantry popular

Shopping-style food pantry popular

United Methodist Church offers four different food ministries to those in need.

Coronation for Kayla Vincent in Madras

Coronation for Kayla Vincent in Madras

Event kicks off her year and travels as Miss Rodeo Oregon

Tribal Youth Art Show at museum

Tribal Youth Art Show at museum

Traditional cultural pieces and contemporary art are combined in the student display.


Madras Features

SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Mecca Grade maltery on the Klann family farm.
February 22, 2017

Klann maltery hosts History Pub

by Madras Pioneer
Visitors will learn about homesteading history while sampling Mecca maltery beer
PIONEER PHOTO - Smoke management coordinator Kristy Fisher talked about the timing of field burns this year at the recent Farm Fair.
February 22, 2017

Eclipse will figure into into field burning plans

by Susan Matheny
Farmers will sacrifice income by not burning, but will work with the community.
February 22, 2017

Movin' Mountains shows success

by Madras Pioneer
Continued weight loss among participants year after year an indication of progress


February 22, 2017

NeighborImpact heat assistance funds exhausted

by Madras Pioneer
Cold winter season depletes funds for help with power bills
February 22, 2017

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Births at St. Charles Madras for the dates of Feb. 7 through 12
SUBMITTED PHOTO - BendOpera members Jason Stein and Cristine Keever play the parts of Rodolfo and Musetta in the opera 'La Boheme.'
February 15, 2017

'La Boheme' coming to Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Madras resident Cristine Keever will play the part of Musetta
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sean Leriche, far left in back row, stands with Gonzaga University teammates, who were named the best ROTC Ranger Challenge Team on the West Coast.
February 15, 2017

Leriche part of winning Ranger Challenge

by Susan Matheny
The Gonzaga team will compete at the nationals at West Point
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Hood River orchardist Erin Roby talks about the labor problem at the recent Farm Fair.
February 15, 2017

Contracting crews from Mexico an option

by Susan Matheny
Central Oregon experiencing farm labor shortages, seeking ways to get help
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Brittany Tellez, left, and Donna Torres play a game of foosball after school at The Zone at JCMS.
February 15, 2017

Kids Club creates 'The Zone' for teens

by Susan Matheny
Moving the teen program to Jefferson County Middle School boosted attendance
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Cora Luelling feeds her flock of chickens around 1908 at what is now the Klann family farm. As an early-
day photographer, she recorded Madras area homestead life.
February 15, 2017

History Pub to show homesteader's photos

by Madras Pioneer
Slated at Klann farm and Mecca Grade Maltery on Agency Plains

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Feb 15, 2017

Learn about being a CASA volunteer

by Madras Pioneer
Madras informational meeting slated for Feb. 22 for those interested in helping children.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Free Poetry Night at the library.
Feb 15, 2017

Library hosts Poetry Night

by Madras Pioneer
Free event invites local poets to share their works or some of their favorites.
Feb 15, 2017

Book club selects 'Hillbilly Elegy'

by Madras Pioneer
A look at couple who moved to escape poverty and grandson who graduated from Yale Law School.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - MHS students Tyler Sharkey, left, Tazman Loosli, Justice Nelson, Austin Taylor, and Sha'Rita Johns pose with one of the dog houses they helped build in the construction class.
Feb 15, 2017

MHS students learn by building dog houses

by Susan Matheny
Project teaches the basics of construction; houses will be sold to cover cost of materials.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Simeon Kalama and Sarah Leutwiler
Feb 15, 2017

Leutwiler-Kalama engaged

by Madras Pioneer
Gwen and Charles Leutwiler, of Madras, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Leutwiler, to Simeon Kalama.
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Country Quilters members MaryJo Jones, left, and Shawn Winsor show the baby quilt Jones is working to complete to exhibit in the April show at the fairgrounds.
Feb 15, 2017

Enter family treasurers in quilt show

by Susan Matheny
Country Quilters are planning the show for April and seeking quilts of all kinds for exhibit
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Jefferson County Livestock Association Incoming president Mark Wunsch presented a metal art sign to outgoing president George Albert at the annual banquet.
Feb 15, 2017

Cattlemen thank Albert for service

by Madars Pioneer
Spent five years in the position of president; new officers elected
Feb 15, 2017

Large grant for YouthBuild project

by Madras Pioneer
Group gets $100,000 to help youths be successful in GED programs
Feb 15, 2017

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Births for the week of Feb. 15, at St. Charles Madras
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The new Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Court Queen Emily Arrant, second from left, and Princess Stephanie Haynes, are crowned by last year's royalty Janna Davis, far left, and Riann Cornett, far right.
Feb 08, 2017

Arrant, Haynes new fair royalty

by Madras Pioneer
Last year's court crowns the incoming royalty for the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo.