Korean vet Griswold repaired tanks in Alaska

Korean vet Griswold repaired tanks in Alaska

Malcolm Griswold, 88, a Korean War veteran, returned to the Madras/Culver area in 1994.

Gift of Literacy program helps promote love of reading

Gift of Literacy program helps promote love of reading

The Gift of Literacy program May 24 includes more than 300 local first-graders.

COCC salmon bake set

COCC salmon bake set

Bend event follows successful Madras First Nations barbecue on May 18.

W.S. Boys and Girls Club receives grant

W.S. Boys and Girls Club receives grant

Oregon Community Foundation awards grant to club to promote healthy lifestyles.

Join summer Kids Club

Join summer Kids Club

Registration open for Kids Club summer memberships, exciting camp opportunities.


Madras Features

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Virginia Carlson Root will celebrate her 95th birthday.
May 24, 2017

Carlson Root marks 95th birthday

by Madras Pioneer
Friends, relatives invited to mark 95th birthday of Virginia Carlson Root.
SUSAN MATHENY - Madras High School senior Gregg Vineyard was selected as the Pioneer's Amazing Kid for his musical talent and continued enthusiasm, despite family challenges over the past two years.
May 17, 2017

Vineyard's musical talent, attitude opening doors to future

by Susan Matheny
MHS senior Gregg Vineyard hopes to attend OSU to be a music teacher.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - This year's program graduates are, back row from left, Kim Sumner, and Kaycee Robinson, who was from Crook County; front, from left, Scott Waite, Krysten Saldana and Julie Mitchell.
May 17, 2017

509-J growing its own teachers

by Susan Matheny
Teaching assistants can now earn degrees while still working in the 509-J School District.


JENNIFFER GRANT - Participants in the MountainStar Relief Nursery's seventh annual banquet included, left to right back row, advisory board members Katherine Brick, Tena Jackson and Beth Ann Beamer, interventionist Lupita Toribio, classroom aide Yazmin Juarez, Program Director Jeanna Darnell, grants manager Diane Fernandez, safety net specialist Nydia Acosta, volunteer coordinator Lucy Belgum, and interventionist Jacqueline Garcia; and front row, left to right: board members Linda Clowers, Roy Jackson and Dr. Bud Beamer, Development Director Kayla Rotunno, Kevin Doner, development associate, and Executive Director Tim Rusk.
May 17, 2017

MountainStar holds fundraiser lunch

by Holly M. Gill
Seventh annual fundraising luncheon for relief nursery raises $33,295 to benefit local children.
May 17, 2017

Culver slates student STEMFest

by Madras Pioneer
The Culver School District's second annual STEMFest is set for May 25.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - JCMS students Raylene Alire, left, and Brook Hughes display their History Day project at Concordia University.
May 17, 2017

Students take a stand at History Day

by Madras Pioneer
Two sixth-graders participated in the recent Oregon History Day event.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the Culver Livestock Club pose with the bags of trash they collected during a cleanup in Culver.
May 17, 2017

4-H club cleans up Culver

by Madras Pioneer
The Culver Livestock Club collects several bags of trash while performing community cleanup.
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Students dressed as the walkin dead escort juniors and seniors to the mock crash scene.
May 10, 2017

Mock crash a sobering lesson for teens

by Susan Matheny
Teen volunteers become 'walking dead' to demonstrate that every 15 minutes a teen is killed as the result of a drunk driving accident.
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - COARC research technician Heike Williams tries to find the queen bee in a glassed-in hive to show kindergarteners during a STEAM into Agriculture lesson on bees and pollination last Friday at Madras Elementary.
May 10, 2017

School buzzing about agriculture

by Susan Matheny
Central Oregon Ag Research Center personnel teach students about bees and pollination.
May 10, 2017

St. Charles, caregivers reach preliminary settlement

by Madras Pioneer
Employees object to not receiving wages for class time spent outside of work hours.

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Madras High School fabrication students and teachers posing with the bar stools they created are, from left, teacher Sara Vollmer (with Mariah Taylor's stool), Byron Patt, Kobe Serrano, Colton Reese, William Lemus Chevalier, Bryson Hawkins, teacher Ben Anderson with another stool by Bryson Hawkins, Kinley Schjoll and Taylor Lange.
May 10, 2017

Students craft stools for business

by Susan Matheny
Metolius inn owner contacts class with request for them to design and make bar stools for new beer garden.
May 10, 2017

Letter carriers food drive Saturday

by Madras Pioneer
Canned food donations left at mailbox will go to local communities.
May 10, 2017

Groundbreaking for W.S. vets memorial

by Madras Pioneer
Bricks bein gsold as a fundraiser for the memorial honoring tribal vets from all major conflicts.
May 10, 2017

Traffic blitz coming

by Madras Pioneer
Officers will be giving citations for seatbelt and cell phone violations.
May 10, 2017

First Nations event at Madras COCC

by Madras Pioneer
Free burgers and hot dogs, entertainment, bouncy house, and farmer's market offerings.
May 10, 2017

Freezer Jam Workshop in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Master food preserver will teach class at Central Oregon Ag Research Center.
May 10, 2017

Group provides free fences for chained dogs

by Jodi Schneider McNamee
Fences for Fido volunteers offer services to help dogs in Central Oregon.
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Students dig in to help plant seven of the 20 new trees going in at Sahalee Park.
May 03, 2017

Students plant Sahalee trees

by Susan Matheny
Metolius MHS students partner at celebration of Tree City USA.
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Oscar and Laurie Canas, shown with their children, Maricela and Oscar, are the new in-residence managers of the Budget Inn in Madras.
May 03, 2017

Budget Inn under new management

by Susan Matheny
The motel opportunity was an answer to the couple's prayers.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Kids and adults celebrate following the cleanup with a free picnic at Sahalee Park.
May 03, 2017

Groups give city a spring cleaning

by Madras Pioneer
Trash picked up in downtown Madras and the surrounding neighborhoods.