Smith disabled tank at Battle of the Bulge

Smith disabled tank at Battle of the Bulge

Memorial Day Tribute to World War II veteran Drafted at the age of 22, Madras resident Carl...

Madras director garners film fest prize

Madras director garners film fest prize

Held at Madras PAC Winners of the Central Oregon Film Festival were announced Saturday night,...

JROTC awards cadet efforts

JROTC awards cadet efforts

The Madras High School JROTC “Buffalo Battalion” held its awards ceremony May 19, at...

McCourtney new LINC director

McCourtney new LINC director

By Louise McCourtney Center Director The LINC resource center has been operating since 2011. It...


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SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - American Legion Auxiliary member Teri Tucker and others will be offering poppies for donations on Memorial Day Weekend.
May 25, 2016

Poppies ready for Memorial Day

by Madras Pioneer
Members of the American Legion Auxiliary will be offering paper poppies for donations this Friday and Saturday at Black Bear Diner, the Madras Elks Lodge, Jefferson County Senior Center, and…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras resident Jerry Gerke is this year's Relay 'Survivor' honoree.
May 25, 2016

Gerke honored as Relay survivor

by Susan Matheny
Jefferson County Relay For Life is honoring Madras resident Jerry Gerke as this year’s featured “Survivor.” A pharmacist for over 50 years, Gerke, has also been a Rotary Club member for 50…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A representative from the Siletz Fund, left, presents Natalie Kirk, center, and Debbie Stacona, right, with a grant check for the Museum at Warm Springs.
May 25, 2016

Grant funds Pitt exhibit at W.S.

by Madras Pioneer
The Museum at Warm Springs has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund. The Museum at Warm Springs expressed its thanks to the Siletz Tribal Council and…


May 25, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Evelyn Rose Mitchell MayAnne and Allen Mitchell, of Warm Springs, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Rose Mitchell, at 7:50 p.m., May 14, at St. Charles Madras. At…
May 25, 2016

Vintage cars tour Hay Creek

by Madras Pioneer
Signups still being taken On Saturday, June 11, the Jefferson County Historical Society is offering a historical tour to Hay Creek Ranch, east of Madras. According to co-hosts Jim Carroll and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Norma Barnes and store helper Robert Irey, bag up the results of her spree.
May 18, 2016

Barns wins shopping spree

by Susan Matheny
If there’s one person who knows how to shop, it’s Madras resident Norma Barnes. Her name was drawn as the winner of a three-minute, Western Family brand shopping spree at the Madras Erickson’s…
HOLLY GILL/MADRAS PIONEER - Kurt Davis, right, spoke to the Economic Development of Central Oregon tour group in Culver in April about the Culver School District's School to Career and college visitation programs.
May 18, 2016

CHS creates college-going culture

by Holly M. Gill
When Stefanie Garber first became superintendent in Culver seven years ago, she recalled getting a packet in the mail that shocked her. Information in that packet showed that only 17 percent of…
May 18, 2016

Eat healthy at W.S. K-8 Academy

by Madras Pioneer
In an effort to raise awareness of healthier eating among faculty, staff, and students at Warm Springs K-8 Academy, PacificSource Health Plans has launched its monthlong Healthy Life Schools…
May 18, 2016

Freeman to mark 90th

by Madras Pioneer
All friends and relatives of former Madras resident Ted Freeman are invited to help him celebrate his 90th birthday at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 29, at the Culver Christian Church, 501 Fourth Ave., in…
May 18, 2016

Register a team for Relay

by Madras Pioneer
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Jefferson County, with the theme of “Seasons of Hope,” gives everyone in the community a chance to help save lives and create a world with less…

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May 18, 2016

Wienert selected for Girls State

by Madras Pioneer
Madras High School junior Lizzy Wienert has been selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Oregon Girls State session, June 12-18, at Willamette University. Approximately 200 of Oregon’s…
May 19, 2016

Traffic blitz planned

by Madras Pioneer
eThe Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is joining the State of Oregon in a high visibility enforcement campaign dedicated to seat belt, cell phone, and traffic safety enforcement. This will be…
May 18, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Mikayla Marie and Jonell Joyce Zimmerman Rebekah Kathleen Calcote and Thomas Joseph Lee Zimmerman, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of twin daughters, Mikayla Marie and Jonell Joyce…
May 18, 2016

J.C. graduation rate down

by Madras Pioneer
Oregon's high school graduation rate experienced a noticeable gain in 2015, increasing to 73.8 percent from 72 percent in 2014. Four of the 10 counties along the East Cascades posted a higher…
May 18, 2016

Civil War event in Camp Sherman

by Madras Pioneer
Camp Sherman will be the site of a Civil War re-enactment event on May 21 and 22. This is the third year of Civil War history events in Central Oregon, where re-enactors will present…
SUSAN MATHENY - The Duchess of Arragon (Maggie McDonald) pulls the ear of the Duke of Arragon (Oscar Lopez) after Curio (Callista Smith) tells of his misbehavior at the inn.
May 11, 2016

MHS play on Shakespeare's early days

by Susan Matheny
The Madras High School Drama Club will present the play “Becoming Shakespeare,” at 7 p.m., Friday, May 13, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Saturday, May 14, at the Madras Performing Arts Center.…
SUSAN MATHENY - Brittney Tellez, left, gets tips on assembling her necklace from Bend jewelry maker Heather Straw, while Chloe Brockhop pounds a letter print onto a necklace coin.
May 11, 2016

Jewelry gift teaches kindness

by Susan Matheny
Nashelle program says focus on what you're good at Metolius Elementary fifth-graders learned about kindness and jewelry making from the owner and designer of the Nashelle jewelry company in…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras High School senior Gavin Begay.
May 11, 2016

Gavin Begay selected Amazing Kid

by Susan Matheny
Whether he’s playing varsity sports, drumming at a tribal event, or working with kids, Gavin Begay has a smile on his face and emits an enthusiasm that can’t help but rub off on others. “He’s a…
May 11, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Lucille Jewell Sam Dena Thomas and Thomas Sam, of Warm Springs, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucille Jewell Sam, at 3:45 a.m., April 26, at St. Charles Madras. At birth,…
May 11, 2016

Kid movies tie into STEM lessons

by Katie Ralls
Free at COARC Join us for the “Cinema and Science” series, beginning Friday, May 13, from 7-9 p.m., at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center, 850 N.W. Dogwood Lane, in Madras. The…