Biology lesson at Sullivan's Pond

Biology lesson at Sullivan's Pond

Student James Lange gets to hold a large bullfrog during a visit to Sullivan’s Pond in...

Church tends community garden, teaches kids

Church tends community garden, teaches kids

Youngsters from the Children’s Learning Center were led on a tour of the Madras Willow Creek...

Grandview Cemetery comes to life

Grandview Cemetery comes to life

Memorial Day family reunion The old homesteading town of Grandview no longer exists, but its...

Culver Mock Trial sees day in court

Culver Mock Trial sees day in court

A Mock Trial class was offered this year at Culver High School, advised by Gerald C. Russell....


Madras Features

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Chief Liz Heckathorn
May 27, 2015

Heckathorn joins state EMS committee

by Madras Pioneer
Elizabeth Heckathorn, a paramedic and chief of Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services, was appointed April 10 to a four-year term on the Oregon Emergency Medical Services Committee. The…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Pastor Katherine Brick
May 27, 2015

Pastor Brick to be ordained

by Susan Matheny
An ordination ceremony for Pastor Katherine Brick, of the St. Mark’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd congregation will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 6, and the public is…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Wells Fargo stagecoach is coming.
May 27, 2015

Wells Fargo stagecoach coming

by Madras Pioneer
For Fourth of July Parade Wells Fargo Bank service manager Caren Pilkington has received confirmation that the historic Wells Fargo stagecoach will be appearing for the second year in a row in…
May 27, 2015

Tractor safety class for youths

by Madras Pioneer
A Youth Tractor Safety course, for youths ages 14-17, will be offered in Madras, but you must register by June 5. The 24-hour program will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, on June 22, 23,…
May 27, 2015

Beamer wins research grant

by Madras Pioneer
Madras High School graduate Jordan Beamer, who is working toward a PhD in water resources engineering at Oregon State University, has received a $25,000 research grant. Presented by the North…
May 27, 2015

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Kyra Love Hopper Stacy Pruett and Michael Hopper, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kyra Love Hopper, on May 15, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Kyra weighed 6…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ken Parshall will be the new Warm Springs Academy principal.
May 20, 2015

Parshall intrigued by W.S. K-8 Academy

by Susan Matheny
Ken Parshall was hired May 11, to be the new principal for Warm Springs K-8 Academy, replacing Glenna DeSousa, who is retiring. Currently the assistant superintendent of human resources for the…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Ellise David
May 20, 2015

David tapped for leadership summit

by Susan Matheny
Madras High School freshman Ellise David, the daughter of Butch and Angie David, of Warm Springs, has been accepted to attend the 10-day Native Youth in Agriculture Summer Leadership Summit at…
May 20, 2015

Call out to local artists

by Madras Pioneer
In June, Art Adventure Gallery will feature Jefferson County artists. Artists may submit up to five pieces in any medium. Two-dimensional work should be framed, wired and ready for hanging.…
May 20, 2015

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Thorin Scott Arntson Susan and Kyle Arntson of Vancouver, Wash., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thorin Scott Arntson, at 5:52 pm, March 15, at Legacy Emanuel Portland. At birth…

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May 20, 2015

Chimney Rock hike set

by Madras Pioneer
A wildflower hike to Chimney Rock will be lead by Marilynne Keyser from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, May 21, and Saturday, May 23. This 2.6 mile round-trip hike above the Crooked River is on a…
May 20, 2015

VFW scholarships contests begin

by Madras Pioneer
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is kicking off its 2015-16 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. This comes just weeks after students from across the globe took…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Culver teacher Dale Crawford shows students Catylynn Duff, left, and Abigail Bates how to prune petunias to get more blooms in the agriculture department's greenhouse.
May 20, 2015

Culver's Crawford retiring after 40 years

by Susan Matheny
Guided generations in agriculture and FFA activities After 40 years of teaching agriculture and shop classes to generations of Culver students, and others in Bend, Dale Crawford will retire this…
May 20, 2015

Class of 1995 plans reunion

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras High School class of 1995 is planning its 20-year reunion for June 19-20. The event is also open to MHS classmates from other years. On Friday, June 19, there will be a reunion…
SUSAN MATHENY - PAC Director Shannan Ahern keeps a protective eye on the facility inside and out to preserve the community's investment.
May 20, 2015

Ahern eager to promote PAC

by Susan Matheny
Teaching students auditorium manners A flurry of concerts and drama productions were on the docket for Madras Performing Arts Center Director Shannan Ahern her first week on the job, and she was…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bruce Hoyt, of Madars, poses in front of the aircraft before takeoff from the Madras Municipal Airport.
May 20, 2015

Madras man's flight on p-51provides bucket list thrills

by Susan Matheny
Calling it a “bucket list item,” Madras resident Bruce Hoyt won the bid at the Rotary’s Cherry Tree event, for a ride in the P-51 Mustang from the Erickson Aircraft Collection, and took to the…
HOLLY GILL/MADRAS PIONEER - Kadyn Feigner, 7, and Philip Cox, 10, joust while wearing Body Poppers at the carnival.
May 20, 2015

Carnival celebrates families

by Madras Pioneer
Kids Club event draws 700-plus Saturday’s Kids Club Carnival was a success with some 700-800 kids and parents attending to enjoy 25 carnival game booths, three food vendors and live band music.…
May 20, 2015

Tucker Band slates last set of the season

by Madras Pioneer
The Tucker Band will give its last performance of the season from 1-4 p.m., May 23, at the Jefferson County Senior Center. Bring a snack to share.
May 13, 2015

Heussler new director of CRR-Terrebonne Chamber

by Susan Matheny
Charles "Chuck" Heussler has been hired as the new executive director of the Crooked River Ranch-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce. Heussler was born in Maine and has lived in a number of other…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Outman's sculpture 'Journey' celebrates motherhood.
May 13, 2015

Outman sculptures help fund trip

by Madras Pioneer
Local sculptor Tim Outman, who has exhibited at Art Adventure Gallery in Madras, is hoping to sell one of his sculptures to raise funds to help his son, Kyler Outman, and members of the family…




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