Keeping music in the classroom

Keeping music in the classroom

Retired teacher Elaine McDaniel teaches music and directs the school's two annual concerts The...

Students have a sparkling day at the middle school

Students have a sparkling day at the middle school

KTVZ's well-recognized weatherman talks about careers and life's lessons with Crook County Middle...

Martin says it's time for family

Martin says it's time for family

She will miss the taxpayers of the county that had become her extended family Dar Martin...

Singing their own song

Singing their own song

California-based musician Jack Ballentine comes to CCMS to empower the students Crook County...

Committing to a day of service

Committing to a day of service

Four local groups will benefit from Volunteer Connect's MLK Day of Service on Monday Martin...


Prineville's Features

January 27, 2015

Re/Max to host Prineville Perk

by Teresa Tooley
Kelly Coffelt from the Prineville airport to speak at 'What's Brewing?' Stylists Kathy Ann has joined Patti Brickey at Ace Clips. Kathy Ann is available for appointments Wednesday, Thursday and…
January 20, 2015

Chamber Directory nearing deadline

by Teresa Tooley
There are benefits to advertising in a community newspaper I do not know about you, but in our household, we generally “grab” the mail when one of us thinks about it. Even when we do, I go…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crook County High School students, from right, Kyle Bates, Haley Hedenstrom, Abigail Papke, and Connor Chaney took part in last week's COMEA honor band concert at Bend High School.
January 13, 2015

Playing with Central Oregon's best

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County schools were well represented at last week's COMEA honor band concert Crook County High School sophomore flutist Abigail Papke had only one thing to say after a long day of…
January 13, 2015

Honoring local first responders

by Teresa Tooley
Central Oregon Business and Economic Forecast Conference to be held in Bend The Central Oregonian has partnered with the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center to…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jake Ballentine
January 09, 2015

Empowering students to be leaders

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County Middle School to host musician Jake Ballentine as part of the school's 'I Got This!' initiative As part of the Crook County Middle School “I Got This!” campaign, professional…
Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Christmas in the Pines has recevied a $5,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.
January 06, 2015

Promoting small arts and culture

by Jason Chaney
Local nonprofits Christmas in the Pines and The Landing receive grants totaling $15,000 For the past four decades, many organizations statewide have benefited from the Oregon Community…
January 06, 2015

Eight Hour sale

by Teresa Tooley
The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Prineville Perk this week The Central Oregonian and the Madras Pioneer will be having an 8-Hour Mega Sale this Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., only! If you…
December 30, 2014

It's time for that ambitious New Year's resolutions

by Jason Chaney
Experts say that 88 percent of those who commit and set those resolutions for the New Year fail to keep them Resolutions became a part of celebrating the beginning of a new year centuries ago,…
Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Last year's New Year's Eve skate party drew over 100 youth to the Crooked River Elementary School gym.
December 26, 2014

Skate into the New Year

by Kevin Sperl
The 26th annual New Year's Eve skate party will be held at the Crooked River Gym The Crook County Parks & Recreation District is again planning to help local youth ring in the New Year with its…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Eagles Auxiliary members and Christmas breakfast coordinators Marilyn Battese (left) and Sharron Loney pause for a moment in the dining room where the meals will be served on Christmas morning.
December 23, 2014

Feeding the community on Christmas

by Kevin Sperl
Annual community breakfast a way of giving back The Prineville Eagles are once again getting ready to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas Day by helping others. Their motto “People helping…

Don't miss the local news

Dec 23, 2014

Our Town Christmas Cash winners announced

by Teresa Tooley
Weekly meetings will not be held this week, due to the upcoming holidays I want to thank everyone who participated in the Our Town Christmas Giveaway this year, both the businesses and the…
Dec 20, 2014

Cowboys edge Indians

by Lon Austin
Crook County advances to consolation finals at North Marion Invitational with 60-56 win over Molalla After dropping a close contest to the North Marion Huskies on Thursday, the Crook County…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crook County Middle School seventh-graders Mason Engstrom, Jesse Hance, Jasmine Timmer, and Xavier Layne were among the 23 students that took part in last Saturday's Kidwind turbine challenge at the school.
Dec 19, 2014

Converting wind into energy

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County Middle School students host the local Kidwind competition Crook County Middle School seventh-grader Xavier Layne managed to generate 976.3 milliwatt-seconds of energy from his wind…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN - This year's Christmas in the Pines will include the Twinkle Light Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Dec 16, 2014

Strolling through Christmas in the Pines

by Jason Chaney
Traffic free walk-through added to this year's display By all accounts, last year's inaugural Christmas in the Pines drive-through light display was a resounding success. Hoping to build on that…
Dec 16, 2014

Letters to Santa will be published next Tuesday

by Teresa Tooley
Micharl J. Mohan, CPA has been in business for 31 years this month The Central Oregonian has received the Letters to Santa from all the good little boys and girls grades k-3 and will be printing…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Singer/songwriter Keith Greeninger spent the day at Cecil Sly Elementary talking to students about making music.
Dec 12, 2014

Bringing music to the students

by Kevin Sperl
Professional musician Keith Greeninger drops in at Cecil Sly for a day of song Sandwiched in between a performance in Redding, CA. and Eugene, OR., singer/songwriter Keith Greeninger spent the…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - From left, Ashlyn Hacker, Sydney Hacker, Logan Tanner, and Alexia Atkins, eighth-grade students at Crook County Middle School, have all said 'I've Got This!' a student-based program to create an all-inclusive student body at the school.
Dec 09, 2014

Embracing student differences

by Kevin Sperl
Middle School launches campaign to empower students A Crook County Middle School teacher stood in front of the school-wide assembly on Friday, Nov. 21 to tell a story from when he was their age.…
Dec 09, 2014

Our Town Christmas Giveaway continues

by Teresa Tooley
RE/MAX Out West Realty, LLC to host Prineville Perk Friday The holidays are a time that is hard for those who have lost a loved one, whether recently or in past years. This is the time of year…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Jason Sanford and Erin O'Connor performed a series of skits at Crook County High School as part of the Oregon Shakespeare's Festival's school education tour on Wednesday.
Dec 05, 2014

Shakespeare comes to Crook County

by Kevin Sperl
Ashland's Oregon Shakespeare Festival sent two of its actors to Prineville for theater workshops Jason Sanford was really proud of himself for being able to throw up on demand to impress Erin…




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