WWII veterans travel to Capitol for visits

WWII veterans travel to Capitol for visits

As part of Honor Flight Two World War II veterans from Madras, Herman Hansen and Henry Nelsen,...

DRCI fortifies system after escape

DRCI fortifies system after escape

New superintendent takes reins Richard "Zack" Ackley, acting superintendent of Deer Ridge...

Walden meets with business leaders

Walden meets with business leaders

Discusses problems U.S. Rep. Greg Walden offered a sounding board for local business and industry...

Cameras keep eyes on city properties

Cameras keep eyes on city properties

Vandals identified with cameras Seven years after the city of Madras installed cameras at the...

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October 01, 2014

Clerk foils armed robbery

by Susan Matheny
An attempted armed robbery was foiled at Ahern’s Quick Stop last week, and a rash of burglaries were reported in several communities. According to Madras Police Assistant Chief Tanner Stanfill,…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Judy Throop, office manager for the Madras Police Department, has retired, after nearly 40 years with the city of Madras.
October 01, 2014

Throop retires after nearly 40 years

by Holly M. Gill
From Madras Police Department After nearly 40 years working for the city of Madras, Judy Throop was honored with a retirement party Sept. 24, her last day. "She will be sorely missed," said…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tim King
October 01, 2014

MPD fills police officer position

by Holly M. Gill
The Madras Police Department's newest officer, Tim King, 35, has been on the job for a little more than a month, but already feels at home in the community. "I love it; you’re a stone’s throw…
October 01, 2014

Train as a storm spotter

by Madras Pioneer
The National Weather Service in Pendleton will conduct Advanced Storm Spotter Training on Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., in Bend. The training will be held at the 911 Center, located at 20355 Poe Sholes…
September 24, 2014

National day of remembrance to converge in OC

by Raymond Rendleman
Mt. View Cemetery has only memorial for victims locally - More than 6,000 people are murdered every 10 weeks nationwide, and that number includes vehicular homicide. Since 1978, there have been…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Recipient of the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce's Community Champion Award, Bill Miller, listens to a description of his contributions to the community before his name is called at the chamber's annual awards banquet Sept. 18. Madras Mayor Melanie Widmer, at left, was the winner of Public Servant of the Year award.
September 24, 2014

Chamber honors volunteers, business

by Holly M. Gill
Making a difference Some of those people and businesses who have been quietly making a difference in Jefferson County were recognized Sept. 18, at the annual Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Local volunteers take tickets for meals from Cycle Oregon participants at Juniper Hills Park on Sept. 11. The 22 volunteer groups received a total of $26,575 for their efforts.
September 24, 2014

Cycle Oregon increases coffers of local groups

by Holly M. Gill
Over $26,000 distributed locally Before Cycle Oregon came to town Sept. 10 for its three-day visit, the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce was hard at work filling 381 volunteer slots.…
September 24, 2014

Westside may sell to Bean Foundation, county

by Susan Matheny
Option to buy from 509-J The future of the former Westside Elementary building on Fourth Street took a step forward Monday night with the School District 509-J Board of Directors approving an…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sadie Renee Johnson
September 24, 2014

Woman sentenced for arson

by Holly M. Gill
Owes $7.9 million in restitution A Warm Springs woman who admitted starting the Sunnyside Turnoff wildfire on the Warm Springs Reservation last year will serve 1 1/2 years in federal prison.…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - The Candlelighters for Children with Cancer organization posed for a picture at Juniper Hills Park, during Cycle Oregon's visit. Volunteer Dick Hartung is tall man with a hat and sunglasses near the right center of the back row.
September 24, 2014

Candlelighters help kids with cancer

by Holly M. Gill
Cycle Oregon riders contribute to cause When their 5-year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 1994, Dick and Denise Hartung, of Beaverton, became involved with the Portland-based…

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Sep 24, 2014

CRR elects new director, officers

by Madras Pioneer
At the Crooked River Ranch Board of Directors' work session on Sept. 8, three candidates elected by the CRR Club and Maintenance Association membership were sworn in for three-year terms as…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Alton William Schultz
Sep 24, 2014

Choking nets prison sentence

by Holly M. Gill
For Madras man A Madras man, Alton William Schultz, 40, was sentenced Sept. 18 to 19 months in prison for choking his domestic partner. Shultz pleaded guilty to strangulation, a Class C felony,…
Sep 24, 2014

Cardio Challenge coming

by Madras Pioneer
Everyone is invited to take a Community Cardio Challenge, featuring 50 days of fitness, from Oct. 1 to Nov. 19, with cash prizes. The challenge is sponsored by the Let’s Talk Diversity…
Sep 24, 2014

Lake Chinook seeks RFP for new fire hall

by Madras Pioneer
Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue is accepting proposals for the construction of its new fire station. “We are seeking proposals from experienced construction managers/general contractors (CM/GC) to…
Sep 24, 2014

Algae alert for Wickiup

by Madras Pioneer
The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory Sept. 22, due to high levels of blue-green algae in Wickiup Reservoir, located 40 miles southwest of Bend off South Century Drive. Local…
Sep 24, 2014

Tribal attorneys receive recognitions

by Madras Pioneer
Assistant U.S. attorneys Craig Gabriel, Billy J. Williams, Tim Simmons and Gary Sussman were among members of the Department of Justice recognized recently, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.,…
Photo Credit: BILL VOLLMER - Riders with Cycle Oregon rode from Tygh Valley to Madras on Wednesday, Sept. 10, by way of Kah-Nee-Ta. At right, riders  crest the hill at Wolfe Point, on their way toward the town of Warm Springs, with Mount Jefferson in the background. The cyclists spent parts of three days and two nights in Madras, pitching their tents at Juniper Hills Park and enjoying local restaurants and businesses on Thursday.
Sep 17, 2014

Cyclists spend three days in town

by Holly M. Gill
Cycle Oregon's 27th annual event Riders in this year's Cycle Oregon event may have been thinking something similar to Julius Caesar, when he wrote "Veni, vidi, vici," more than 2,000 years ago.…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY - Rio Distinctive Mexican Cuisine and other local restaurants were packed with diners on Wednesday evening and Thursday, when Cycle Oregon stopped in Madras.
Sep 17, 2014

Cycle Oregon boosts business

by Holly M. Gill
In Madras, Culver Local businesses will be talking about Cycle Oregon's visit for a long time. Last Thursday, from Madras to Culver, businesses got a welcome boost from over 2,000 Cycle Oregon…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY - Students headed back to school last week in the 509-J School District, which posted improved test scores for the 2013-14 school year at most levels tested and at all schools. Culver schools also saw improved test results.
Sep 17, 2014

Culver, 509-J state scores improving

by Susan Matheny
For state benchmarks The Oregon Department of Education has released state test results for reading, math, science and writing, which showed a majority of scores improving locally for the…
Sep 17, 2014

Metolius man shot, killed by his father

by Holly M. Gill
Following disturbance at home A Metolius man, Mark Allen Province, 45, was fatally shot Monday night at his home. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins, dispatch received a report of…



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