Madras boy part of new cancer study

Madras boy part of new cancer study

Third round of chemo treatments since age 7 Eleven-year-old Cameron Hatch, of Madras, who has...

Tough Parade Pioneers

Tough Parade Pioneers

Pioneer girls on the Culver Livestock float helped depict the theme of "Pioneer Days to Modern...

New detailing spruces up old courthouse

New detailing spruces up old courthouse

The old Jefferson County Courthouse is sporting several new restoration features, including a...

Lohman newest CASA volunteer

Lohman newest CASA volunteer

Richard Lohman, of Madras, and Susan Wiechert, of Prineville, were sworn in as new...

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Madras Features

Country singer Susie McEntire
July 23, 2014

Free McEntire concert in Antelope

by Madras Pioneer
Country and Christian singer Susie McEntire will give a free concert at the Antelope Community Church at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3, and the public is invited. Her program, “The Sound is Country and…
Drew Sullivan and Kelsey Johnson
July 23, 2014

Sullivan-Johnson engaged

by Susan Matheny
Drew Sullivan and Kelsey Johnson, both of Phoenix, Ariz., have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Loren and Sandy Johnson of Casa Grande, Ariz. She graduated from…
July 23, 2014

Birth announcements

by Madras Pioneer
Jubilee Grace Waite Kim and Scott Waite of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jubilee Grace Waite, at 2:51 p.m., July 11, at St. Charles Bend. At birth, Jubilee weighed…
July 16, 2014

Homestead open for tours at fair

by Madras Pioneer
Historical plays slated on fair pavilion stage In honor of Jefferson County’s centennial, two special events will be taking place during the fair. The old Farrell Homestead and one-room…
July 16, 2014

Gallery seeking bicycle art

by Madras Pioneer
Cycle Oregon will be bringing 2,200 bicyclists to Madras for two nights of camping on Sept. 10-11. Bicyclists will be riding in from Pelton Park and camping at Juniper Hills Park on Wednesday…
July 16, 2014

Grand finale party for Summer Reading

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library will present its Summer Reading Program grand finale on Tuesday, July 22, with a special performance by the amazing Great Y. Dewey (Michael McGinnis). The program is…
Bob Powers, right, shown with grandson Robert Powers III at his high school graduation. encourages his grandkids to attend college. His grandson has enrolled at OSU.
July 16, 2014

Powers finishes degree at age 78

by Susan Matheny
It had been 56 years since he last attended college, but at age 78, Bob Powers returned to Oregon State University and completed a degree to inspire this grandchildren. Powers, who has homes in…
Juntos participants work as a team on a problem-solving exercise.
July 16, 2014

Open Campus creates degree opportunities

by Madras Pioneer
By Jamie Rudd Guest writer Oregon Open Campus, Oregon State University’s community outreach program, attracted national attention in May when OSU became the western recipient of the Peter…
Michele Ruscigno
July 16, 2014

Madras woman still seeking kidney donor

by Madras Pioneer
Madras resident Michele Ruscigno is still in search of someone who can donate a kidney for her. Since her article appeared in the Pioneer, 10 people have volunteered, but were declined as…
July 16, 2014

Births for week of 7-16-14

by Madras Pioneer
Yuliana Tail Shinning Starr Tail and Jiemey Marquez of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Yuliana Y.N. Tail, at 8:52 p.m., July 5, at St. Charles Madras. At birth,…

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Jerry Gerke, left, accepts his award accompanied by his wife, Shirley, and son, Rotarian Grant Gerke.
Jul 16, 2014

Gerke's 50 years with Rotary awarded

by Madras Pioneer
Local resident Jerry Gerke was recently honored for his 50 years of service with the Jefferson County Rotary Club. Gerke is the sole remaining charter member of the Rotary Club of Jefferson…
Jul 16, 2014

Fair parade rolls July 19

by Madras Pioneer
Get ready for the Jefferson County Fair Parade, which will roll through Madras on Saturday, July 19, the weekend before the fair. With the theme “From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways,” the parade…
by: JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - Cancer survivors take the first lap at Relay For Life, held Friday and Saturday at the Jefferson county Fairgrounds.
Jul 16, 2014

Relay nears fundraising goal

by Madras Pioneer
Relay For Life walkers beat the heat last weekend to raise $46,990, with more pledges still coming in. As a heat wave simmered in Madras, the event was held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds,…
by: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Moms and kids on the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution's float greet the crowd.
Jul 09, 2014

Parade winners announced

by Madras Pioneer
Award winners for the Madras Fourth of July Parade, which had the theme “Jefferson County – Celebrating 100 Years,” were: Best Use of Theme: Wells Fargo Stage and horses, first place; Jefferson…
Teri Doran greets customers at Metolius Market.
Jul 09, 2014

Doran buys Metolius Market

by Susan Matheny
Teri Doran became the new owner of Metolius Market in June. Doran has been in Central Oregon for seven years, moving here from Sumpter, near Baker City, where she operated a grocery, gift, and…
Erika Anderson
Jul 09, 2014

Anderson offers acupuncture options

by Susan Matheny
Madras Physical Therapy Group welcomed licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist Erika Anderson to its staff in June. Anderson has a rather exotic experience leading up to her arrival in…
Workers poured acrylic coating material on the courts, then smoothed it on with rubber-bladed rakes as part of the new surface.
Jul 09, 2014

Tennis Anyone?

by Madras Pioneer
A crew has patched the cracks and begun resurfacing the Madras High School tennis courts. The courts, which have been in disrepair for several years with large cracks, will now have a top-grade…
Ron Berg in the cockpit of his plane.
Jul 09, 2014

Berg loved adventure, and didn't back down

by Madras Pioneer
This year, Jefferson County Relay For Life is dedicated to the memory of two local residents, Ron Berg and Emilee Smith, who lost their battles with cancer. Ron Julian Berg was born in 1932 in…
Emilee Smith
Jul 09, 2014

Emilee shined a light on life

by Madras Pioneer
Emilee's parents shared the following remembrance: Emilee Smith (Ladeby) was a typical teen girl, took two-hour baths, loved makeup and fingernail polish and was scared of spiders. Her favorite…
The last location of Jefferson County Title Co. was on Fourth Street in Madras.
Jul 09, 2014

J.C. Title closes doors

by Susan Matheny
Jefferson County Title Co., which has been operating locally for 99 years, closed its doors June 30. “The real estate market piddled out in 2008 and never came back. There was too little…




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