Community turns out for gala at PAC

Community turns out for gala at PAC

Free dance, music performances So many people showed up for the first community performance at...

State releases funding for courthouse

State releases funding for courthouse

Construction tentatively set to begin in May After a two-day trip to Salem last week to meet with...

Doctor realizes longtime goals

Doctor realizes longtime goals

Childhood dream At age 5, Jinnell Lewis had already decided what she wanted to do with her life;...

Chief Adams to retire

Chief Adams to retire

After 25 years on force Looking back over his 25 years as a police officer and then chief in...

Psychologist has local ties

Psychologist has local ties

Grew up in Warm Springs, Madras Stepping into the psychologist position at St. Charles Family...

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gerren Kirk
December 19, 2014

Family of lost Milwaukie hiker keeps hoping for leads

by Raymond Rendleman
Volunteers are still looking for clues into the disappearance of Gerren Kirk, 31, a Milwaukie man not seen since going on a camping trip near Frog Lake near Mt. Hood this month. The Wasco County…
December 17, 2014

Petition supports Good News Club

by Susan Matheny
An outpouring of support for the Good News Club was expressed by many of the 30-some tribal members attending the Dec. 8, School District 509-J Board meeting and Impact Aid hearing, held at Warm…
December 17, 2014

Strutz wins grand prize

by Tony Ahern
Wayne Strutz, of Madras, is the grand prize winner of the 2014 Hometown Christmas Giveway Game. Strutz won $300 in spending scrip good at any of the 15 participating Madras area businesses. Lisa…
December 17, 2014

Pedestrian struck by car

by Susan Matheny
A pedestrian, William Vale, 62, of Madras, was taken to the hospital Dec. 10, after being struck by a car on Fourth Street in Madras. According to the police report, driver Martha Rios, 66, had…
December 17, 2014

Serious crash near Suttle Lake

by Susan Matheny
Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a serious injury crash Dec. 13, on Highway 20 in the Jefferson County area near Suttle Lake. On Saturday, at 9:06 a.m., OSP troopers…
Photo Credit: BILL VOLLMER - A new community choir practices for Saturday's performance at the Madras Performing Arts Center.
December 10, 2014

Holiday Gala to showcase new PAC

by Madras Pioneer
Free event Saturday The new Madras Performing Arts Center will be showcased with a Holiday Gala on Saturday, Dec. 13. The event will include a Hallelujah Chorus featuring a nondenominational…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A four-vehicle crash on Friday, on U.S. Highway 26, in Wasco County, claimed the life of a 41-year-old Madras woman.
December 10, 2014

Crash claims life of Madras woman

by Madras Pioneer
Icy accident involves four vehicles Icy conditions on Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 26, east of the Frog Lake turnoff, set the stage for a four-vehicle accident that resulted in the death of…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - School District 509-J's bus barn won first place in Best of Lights in the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Lights Parade on Saturday.
December 10, 2014

'Cowboy Christmas' parade rolls out

by Holly M. Gill
Annual Christmas Lights Parade Compared to last year's subzero temperature, the weather for Saturday's Christmas Lights Parade was favorable for the 20 entries in this year's parade. School…
December 10, 2014

Ice falls cause busy day at emergency room

by Susan Matheny
An avalanche of ice fall injuries hit the emergency room of St. Charles Madras Dec. 2, when Madras area residents woke up to find everything covered with a thick, clear coating of ice. About the…
December 10, 2014

Unemployment rate unchanged

by Madras Pioneer
Jefferson County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.3 percent in October, according to the Oregon Employment Division. The rate is down from this time last year,…

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Photo Credit: TONY AHERN - This semitruck, en route to California, jackknifed on the north end of Madras on U.S. Highway 97 Tuesday morning. The driver was uninjured but the truck was disabled.
Dec 03, 2014

Icy conditions cause accidents, school closures

by Madras Pioneer
Freezing rain brought a thick sheet of ice to many Jefferson County roadways Tuesday morning, causing schools in Madras, Warm Springs and Culver to close for the day. While road crews did an…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Dr. Patricia Spencer
Dec 03, 2014

Doctor starts over in U.S.

by Holly M. Gill
Researcher, medical director in Chile Once the medical director of a prestigious cancer research hospital in Chile, Dr. Patricia Spencer joined two other medical doctors at St. Charles Family…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Santa waves from atop a fire truck in last year's Christmas Lights Parade.
Dec 03, 2014

Cowboy up for lights parade

by Susan Matheny
Entries are still being sought for the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Lights Parade, which will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. This year’s theme is “It’s a…
Photo Credit: STOCK IMAGE - Black Friday results were mixed at local businesses.
Dec 03, 2014

Black Friday results mixed

by Holly M. Gill
Many head out of county to shop The tradition of local shoppers heading to Deschutes County on Black Friday, left some Madras businesses with low expectations for after-Thanksgiving sales, while…
Dec 03, 2014

Icy blast, snow cool November

by Madras Pioneer
'Normal' December expected Thanks to a weeklong blast of cold, snowy weather in mid-November, temperatures for the month averaged much colder than normal in Madras. According to preliminary data…
Dec 03, 2014

Holiday Gala slated at PAC

by Tony Ahern
The new Madras Performing Arts Center will be showcased with a Holiday Gala on Saturday, Dec. 13. The event will include a Hallelujah Chorus featuring a nondenominational community choir…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Joe McHaney
Nov 26, 2014

MAC takes management reins

by Holly M. Gill
Agreement teams MAC, Kids Club Two organizations that cater to the county's young people are teaming up to build upon each others' strengths. The Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District Board…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Madras High School has moved to a proficiency-based learning system, which the school district has endorsed.
Nov 26, 2014

509-J board backs proficiency learning

by Susan Matheny
Signs strategic plan as district's blueprint School District 509-J board members made it clear that they fully support proficiency-based learning, and the district’s new “Strategic Plan for…
Photo Credit: BILL VOLLMER - St. Charles Family Care in Madras held its grand opening Nov. 20, joining four other centers in Central Oregon run by St. Charles. At the ribbon-cutting, from left to right were: Marline Kesgard, St. Charles director of business development; Dagmar Stafford, manager of clinic operations, St. Charles Madras and Prineville; Pam Steinke, St. Charles chief nursing executive and vice president of quality; Dr. John Nunes, St. Charles chief medical officer; Dr. Patricia Spencer; Dr. Shilo Tippett; Dr. Jinnell Lewis; Dr. Robert Ross, St. Charles medical director of population health; Jeanie Gentry, CEO of St. Charles Madras and Prineville; Dr. Aimee Neill; and John Weinsheim, St. Charles chief operating officer.
Nov 26, 2014

Clinic adds four doctors to community

by Holly M. Gill
St. Charles Family Care Three new medical doctors and a psychologist have combined forces to offer full-time staffing at St. Charles Family Care, located adjacent to the emergency entrance at…
Photo Credit: HOLLY M. GILL - Mae Huston will be sworn in as the new Jefferson County commissioner on Jan. 5.
Nov 26, 2014

Huston wins seat on County Commission

by Holly M. Gill
After recount, leads Tom Brown by 13 votes Sixteen days after the Nov. 4 election, Mae Huston was named the winner of a seat on the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, following a hand…




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