Fair court coronation held

Fair court coronation held

Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Queen Jana Davis, and Princess Rian Cornett, were crowned at a...

All-Jefferson County show at gallery

All-Jefferson County show at gallery

A wide variety of artwork, from paintings to sculptures, pottery and jewelry, is on display...

NeighborImpact office moves

NeighborImpact office moves

The Madras NeighborImpact office has moved to a new office at 374 S.W. Fifth St., Suite B, next...

Farm Fair draws local growers

Farm Fair draws local growers

The Central Oregon Farm Fair and Trade Show in Madras Feb. 3-4, drew a record crowd on Wednesday...

Ships hold a sea of memories

Ships hold a sea of memories

Paul Carter is a master of model ships Living on the high desert, away from the sea where he...


Madras Features

February 10, 2016

Nominate an amazing kid

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras Pioneer is seeking submissions for its 2016 Amazing Kids contest. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 29. This annual April special section will be distributed in Pamplin Media Group…
February 10, 2016

Claim your tax kicker

by Madras Pioneer
Tax return filing season is open and the Oregon Department of Revenue wants to remind people to claim their tax surplus credit, or "kicker," on their 2015 personal income tax returns. The credit…
February 10, 2016

Cherokee film at Madras COCC

by Madras Pioneer
To honor the work of nonviolent social justice advocates during the Season of Nonviolence, Central Oregon Community College is hosting a Madras showing of the film “The Cherokee Word for Water”…
February 10, 2016

Students need vaccinations by Feb. 17

by Madras Pioneer
Feb. 17 is School Exclusion Day, and the Oregon Immunization Program is reminding parents that children will not be able to attend school or child care starting that day if their records on file…
February 10, 2016

Fire workshop at Three Rivers

by Madras Pioneer
Do you know if your home has protection from a wildland fire? The first step in defensible space is to understand what constitutes defensible space. A series of free public “Defensible Space”…
February 10, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Theodore David-Eugene Henry Joselyn and Brandyn Henry, of Prineville, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Theodore David-Eugene Henry, at 1:29 p.m., Feb. 1, at St. Charles Madras. At…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Maid Marian's father, left, and the Sheriff of Nottingham argue with maid Marian.
February 03, 2016

MHS presents 'Robin Hood'

by Susan Matheny
Swashbuckling scenes with bowmen and swordsmen will liven the stage of the Madras Performing Arts Center when the Madras Drama Club presents the play “Robin Hood,” Feb. 12-14. Perfect for…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Lion Dave Wollam, left, and Lions Club President Don Henderson, right, welcome Joe Davis to the club, during an induction ceremony Jan. 27.
February 03, 2016

Lions induct Joe Davis

by Susan Matheny
The Madras Lions Club held a special induction ceremony, Jan. 27, for Black Bear Diner owner Joe Davis, who has let the club use the diner’s side room for its meetings for over 15 years. Davis…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Attorney Sean Trimble stands outside the refurbished historic Jefferson County Courthouse, of which he is the first tenant.
February 03, 2016

Trimble opens law office

by Susan Matheny
In historic courthouse Attorney Sean Trimble has opened a law office in Madras, as the first tenant of the historic Jefferson County Courthouse at 34 S.E. D St. Trimble grew up in Eagle River,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Runner Tyler Anderson competing for MHS.
February 03, 2016

Anderson selected to run in Australia

by Susan Matheny
Seeking sponsors for summer trip Madras High School sophomore and athlete Tyler Anderson has been selected to represent Oregon cross country on the Pacific Conference Team competing at the 2016…

Don't miss the local news

Feb 03, 2016

Spotted frog topic of business gathering

by Madras Pioneer
Jefferson County businesses are invited to a presentation by North Unit Irrigation District General Manager Mike Britton on how issues over the spotted frog could impact the local economy. The…
Feb 05, 2016

AARP driving class in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
An AARP Driver Safety class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Jefferson County Senior Center in Madras. The cost is $15 for AARP members, and $20 for…
SHERIFF'S OFFFICE PHOTO - A trailer full of unused prescription drugs was taken to an incinerator.
Feb 03, 2016

Drugs out of circulation

by Madras Pioneer
Nearly 1,100 pounds of unwanted medication was collected in Jefferson County over the last 18 months, according to Patrol Capt. Marc Heckathorn of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The…
Feb 03, 2016

Graduation rates reported

by Susan Matheny
The Oregon Department of Education released a report on graduation rates for Oregon schools on Jan. 28, which showed a 2 percent increase in the state’s overall graduation rate. Statewide, 74…
Feb 03, 2016

Maragas wine awarded

by Madras Pioneer
Maragas Winery has won another silver medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The largest competition for American wines, this year’s contest topped records with 7,100 entries.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - VFW Commandr Floyd Leach presents the Patriot Pen award to Jake Horat.
Jan 27, 2016

Three win VFW scholarships

by Madras Pioneer
Three area students have won local level scholarships, sponsored by Madras VFW Post 12141, based on essays they wrote. In the Voice of Democracy contest, Kiturah Cloud, of Culver High School,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Doug and Patty Lieuallen, front, celebrate with their children and grandkids, including, Matthew Lieuallen, left, Aaron Lieuallen with sons Weston, 1, and Wyatt, 3, and Chris Lieuallen.
Jan 27, 2016

Party honors Dr. Doug Lieuallen

by Susan Matheny
Over 200 people attended a retirement party at the Inn at Cross Keys in Madras on Jan. 23, for Dr. Doug Lieuallen, including all the original partners of Madras Medical Group, including Dr.…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Pastor Brigham Brown is looking forward to being an active part of the Madras community.
Jan 27, 2016

Brown traveled world and chose Madras

by Susan Matheny
New pastor at Living Hope This month, Living Hope Christian Center is welcoming new pastor Brigham Brown, following the departure of Pastor Jim Leach and his family, who left to do mission work…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Helping serve the veterans Christmas dinner were Louise Muir, left, Teri Tucker, Sheila Faubion and Vivian Tucker.
Jan 27, 2016

Legion auxiliary hosts veterans

by Madras Pioneer
By Linna Shepherd, historian American Legion Auxiliary The Christmas Eve dinner for local veterans, sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary John Sloss Unit 125, went well. We had a great turn…
Jan 27, 2016

Motorcycles, rotobics in film lineup

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library Film Center will feature free films about a London girl, Hispanic students in a robot contest, and a New Zealand motorcycle racer during February. Friday, Feb. 5,…



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