County Commission race goes to recount

County Commission race goes to recount

Huston leads Brown by 12 votes Since the Nov. 4 election, four additional ballot counts in the...

Madras girls polo wins state championship

Madras girls polo wins state championship

First title in program's seven-year history The Madras girls water polo team won the program's...

Cold, snow close schools, businesses

Cold, snow close schools, businesses

Police respond to numerous accidents A polar vortex — a large pocket of air that typically...

Shelter dogs saved from brutal cold

Shelter dogs saved from brutal cold

Dogs get foster homes On Nov. 15, Bend Spay and Neuter Project reached out to an overworked and...

Inmate entrepreneurs study business

Inmate entrepreneurs study business

(Reprinted with permission from Cascade Business News) If the men had not been dressed...

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Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - The stretch of U.S. Highway 97 in front of Martina's Market and Mi Casa Restaurant, at left, will become a frontage road when the Oregon Department of Transportation completes the first phase of an $8.2 million realignment project. The frontage road will be used to access businesses, including the market, Relax Inn and Prince's Automotive. The project is expected to get underway in early 2015 and be fully completed in the summer.
November 19, 2014

Businesses gear up for realignment

by Holly M. Gill
U.S. Highway-J Street project Eight years after the city of Madras and the Oregon Department of Transportation agreed on a plan for the realignment of U.S. Highway 97 from J Street south,…
November 19, 2014

Calf thefts investigated

by Susan Matheny
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating three incidences of cattle rustling involving calves. Deputy Brad Hamlin said the Nakato Cattle Co., on Gem Lane in Culver, reported…
November 19, 2014

MGM operating warming shelter

by Susan Matheny
During the recent cold snap, Madras Gospel Mission has been serving as the emergency warming shelter for local homeless people caught out in the cold. Mark Harner, MGM director of ministry,…
November 19, 2014

Oregon Lottery to visit Metolius

by Madras Pioneer
Give away iPad Mini The Oregon State Lottery Promotions Team will be visiting Metolius on Thursday night, and conduct a contest for an iPad Mini. During the visit, Nov. 20, from 9-10:30 p.m.,…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - The race for a commission seat is still too close to call. Mae Huston has pulled ahead of Tom Brown, but there are still ballots coming in from other counties.
November 12, 2014

Election result flips, but it's not over yet

by Holly M. Gill
Huston leads Brown by 16 votes A week after the Nov. 4 election, the result of the race for a seat on the Jefferson County Commission had widened, with Mae Huston, of Culver, holding a 16-vote…
November 14, 2014

J.C. courts closed

by Madras Pioneer
Jefferson Circuit Courts, courtrooms and offices will be closed from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14.
November 13, 2014

No school for Nov. 13

by Madras Pioneer
Due to snowfall and predictions of freezing rain, school has been cancelled for the 509-J and Culver school districts for Thursday, Nov. 13.
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Joe McHaney, executive director of the MAC, addresses the crowd at the MAC Bash fundraiser Friday evening.
November 12, 2014

MAC Bash returns with a bang

by Madras Pioneer
Raises $7,500 for programs After taking a year off from action, The MAC Trust held the MAC Bash, a formal event catered by Rio Restaurant, at the Madras Aquatic Center Nov. 7. The event served…
November 14, 2014

FFA Banquet rescheduled

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras FFA Banquet, which was slated for this Saturday, has been postponed to Sunday, Nov. 23, and will be at the new location of Madras High School. The change was due to snowy weather.
November 13, 2014

City sets snow removal schedule

by Madras Pioneer
With snow arriving, the city of Madras reminds area residents of the city's snow removal policy. Certain streets have been designated as primary and secondary snow routes for plowing on days…

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Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Emmy Morrison, right, proudly displays the certificate for graduating from Drug Court, presented by Circuit Court Judge Dan Ahern.
Nov 12, 2014

Drug Court helps local woman

by Holly M. Gill
'It saved my life' In a courtroom filled with supporters, Emmy Morrison, 36, graduated Nov. 7 from Drug Court. Morrison, who spent 448 days in the program, attended 89 of the 94 AOD group…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY - Steve Jansen, of Madras, who purchased the county's oldest courthouse and jail, is constructing a fence to protect the facilities.
Nov 12, 2014

Fence to help preserve county's 1918 jailhouse

by Susan Matheny
A six-foot metal fence is being constructed around the old jail, located behind the historic Jefferson County Courthouse building. The severity of the concrete structure, with its metal window…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Michael J. Dellera
Nov 12, 2014

Local man nets prison term for sexual abuse

by Holly M. Gill
Victim was 13-year-old girl A Crooked River Ranch man, Michael Joseph Dellera, 28, was sentenced Oct. 28 for the sexual abuse of a teenage girl. Dellera pleaded no contest to second-degree…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON - Ellis Skidmore, 93, Madras, discusses his service in World War II in the U.S. Navy during a veterans event Tuesday at the Erickson Aircraft Collection facility.
Nov 12, 2014

Veterans honored at local events

by Holly M. Gill
An array of local events honored veterans on Tuesday, from a special Veterans Day event at the airport to a parade around Sahalee Park. Veterans U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ellis Skidmore, 93, of Madras,…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gale Lawrence III
Nov 12, 2014

W.S. man awaits sentencing

by Holly M. Gill
Broke woman's jaw A Warm Springs man, Gale Benjamin Lawrence III, 22, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the U.S. District Court in Portland, to an assault that seriously injured his former…
Nov 12, 2014

October much warmer than usual

by Madras Pioneer
November outlook above average The month of October continued a four-month-long warmer than normal trend for Madras, according to preliminary data received by the National Weather Service in…
Nov 12, 2014

Roundtable to organize Madras committee

by Madras Pioneer
For business concerns The Madras-Jefferson County Chamber invites local business owners to a roundtable to address plans to organize a Madras Business Committee. "The overall objectives of the…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Jefferson County Commission candidate Tom Brown and his wife, Janet, check out election results online while seated with friends at Crossroads Pub and Grill.
Nov 05, 2014

Commission race still undecided

by Holly M. Gill
Election turnout near 70 percent A total of 7,010 of Jefferson County's registered voters — nearly 70 percent — cast their ballots in Tuesday's election, but despite the strong turnout, one race…
Photo Credit: ENHANCED ODOT ILLUSTRATION - The Oregon Department of Transportation is ready to move forward with an $8.2 million project to realign U.S. Highway 97 south of J Street. The project goes out to bid this month, and will be awarded next month.
Nov 05, 2014

Highway 97-J Street realignment nears

by Holly M. Gill
Construction starts in 2015 More than a dozen years after the project was conceived, the U.S. Highway 97 and J Street realignment is ready to go out to bid this month. Information on the…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Veteran Bob Filomeo gets a ride in Jim Carroll's 1922 Model T Depot Hatch in the 2013 Veterans Day Parade. This year's parade takes off at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, down 10th Street and around Sahalee Park.
Nov 05, 2014

Veterans Day parade, ceremony slated

by Madras Pioneer
All veterans past and present will be honored at a special Veterans Day event, sponsored by the Erickson Aircraft Collection and the Madras Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12141. Slated for 10:30…



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