Voters choose two from field of seven

Voters choose two from field of seven

School board, other district elections One School District 509-J board member was ousted, and...

Trailer stolen from in front of food bank

Trailer stolen from in front of food bank

Used to pick up food for low-income residents The Jefferson County Food Bank is looking for its...

Grandview Cemetery comes to life

Grandview Cemetery comes to life

Memorial Day family reunion The old homesteading town of Grandview no longer exists, but its...

Ceciliani joins Mets

Ceciliani joins Mets

Make room, Jacoby: Darrell's coming to the Big Apple, as Madras now has two Major Leaguers to...

Your Opinion

What's your take on former Madras White Buffalo Darrell Ceciliani being called up by the New York Mets?

He'll do great. Go Mets and Darrell!
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Great small-town sports success story
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Mostly, just amazed that Madras has two in Major Leagues
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He's lucky the Mets have bad outfield
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Afraid he's not ready and won't stay
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Madras Latest News

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Relief Nursery board members and staff give thumbs up to fundraising efforts from their annual luncheon, held April 30. Back row, left to right, includes: Roy Jackson, Lupita Toribio, Amethyst Hernandez, Michelle Ramos, Kevin Hormann, Jim Rusk, Ashley McClean, Jeanna Darnell and Ashlee Morales; front row, left to right: Linda Clowers, Tena Jackson, Kayla Rotunno, Davis Barringer and Stephen Hillis.
May 27, 2015

Madras relief nursery raises record amount

by Madras Pioneer
The 90-plus attendees at MountainStar Madras’ fifth annual fundraising luncheon on April 30, contributed a total of $25,565, which is a new record for the organization. A generous local couple…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gabriel Luis Whitford
May 27, 2015

Salem man sentenced for burglary

by Holly M. Gill
Break-in, assault on homeowner A Salem man who broke into a local man's home and assaulted him was sentenced to nearly eight years in prison May 20. Gabriel Luis Whitford, 26, entered no contest…
HOLLY M. GILL - From left, Lorelee Dendauw, Ellen McNamee and Lynne Weisen finish up tallying the vote Tuesday evening at the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex.
May 20, 2015

Snead elected, Sullivan returned to 509-J board

by Holly M. Gill
May 19 Special District Election results One School District 509-J board member was ousted, and another was re-elected by a strong majority in the May 19 Special District Election. Courtney…
ROB BERG - The Madras Municipal Airport has a newly paved runway designed to handle heavier aircraft. The 5,079-foot runway was rebuilt with grants from the FFA Airport Improvement Program and Oregon Department of Transportation Connect Oregon V. The main runway was closed for 120 days, but reopened Friday.
May 20, 2015

Airport reopens with brand new runway

by Holly M. Gill
$3 million repair, reconstruction project includes new fuel tanks After a four-month closure of its main runway, the Madras Municipal Airport reopened May 15, with a brand new runway. Thanks to…
HOLLY M. GILL - Sarah Braman-Smith
May 20, 2015

Braman-Smith accepts Hood River job

by Susan Matheny
Buff principal requests new position Madras High School Principal Sarah Braman-Smith has accepted a position with the Hood River School District, school staff was informed May 14. Just a few…
TYSON FISHER - The new wilderness proposal includes an expansion of the Horse Heaven Wilderness.
May 20, 2015

Wilderness topic for May 27 meeting

by Holly M. Gill
Cathedral Rock, Horse Heaven new proposal For the past three years ago, Ben Gordon, of Bend, has been working to create two new wildernesses in Jefferson County. The proposed Cathedral Rock and…
May 20, 2015

Meeting views Westside's future

by Susan Matheny
Evening includes tours, ice cream The community is invited to help plan the future of the Westside Building at an event on Wednesday, May 27. Included will be tours of the building from 5:30-7…
May 20, 2015

Safety belt blitz underway

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras Police Department will be participating in the Oregon Safety Belt Campaign, which began May 18 and runs through May 31. The Oregon Safety Belt Campaign is a statewide program that…
May 20, 2015

Memorial weekend traffic blitz planned

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is joining the state in a four day high visibility enforcement campaign dedicated to driving under the influence of intoxicants, seat belt, and cell phone…
May 14, 2015

State revenue forecast: Kicker on the way

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
UPDATE: University presidents want more money for schools State economists are projecting both a $473 million rebate to taxpayers next year and up to $264 million more for the state budget in…

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HOLLY M. GILL - Ken Parshall, of Salem, has been selected as the new principal for Warm Springs K-8 Academy.
May 13, 2015

Parshall new W.S. principal

by Susan Matheny
Braman-Smith in new position Ken Parshall, of Salem, will be the new principal for Warm Springs K-8 Academy, and Sarah Braman-Smith was hired as the assistant director of academic achievement…
ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF NEENAN CO. - The new entrance for St. Charles Madras will be located on the hospital's east side, with the addition located on the northeast part of the building.
May 13, 2015

Hospital renovation nearing

by Holly M. Gill
Project likely to get going in next two months Within the next two months, St. Charles Madras plans to break ground on its $16 million hospital renovation. The project will add 20,000 square…
SUSAN MATHENY - Barber Charlie Campbell chats with customer Bob Turner as Campbell trims Turner's hair during a busy day Friday, at OK Barber Shop. Campbell has sold the business, but is continuing to work part time.
May 13, 2015

Barber Campbell easing toward retirement

by Susan Matheny
Fourty-six years of clipping hair, swapping stories During his 46 years of clipping hair at OK Barber Shop in Madras, Charlie Campbell has gotten to know generations of locals, been on the front…
HOLLY M. GILL - Minda Morton put together a display comparing e-cigarettes and tobacco products to the packaging for candy.
May 13, 2015

E-cigarettes designed to appeal to youths

by Holly M. Gill
Morton on mission to stop sale of flavored tobacco products Minda Morton, of Madras, is on a mission to stop the sale of flavored tobacco products that are designed to appeal to young people.…
May 13, 2015

Special election ballots due by May 19

by Holly M. Gill
Less than a week remains to return your ballot for the May 19 special district election, which features 62 candidates running for 21 districts. Of the 10,006 ballots mailed out for the Jefferson…
May 13, 2015

April temperatures colder than usual

by Madras Pioneer
May expected to be above normal Colder than normal temperatures in April ended a four-month stretch of warmer than average weather, according to preliminary data from the National Weather…
May 13, 2015

Inmates immersed in math

by Madras Pioneer
Seven retired and current teachers will offer a “Math Madness,” math immersion weekend at the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution, May 16 and 17, according to Marissa Wilson, information…
May 13, 2015

Final weigh-in for Movin' Mountains

by Madras Pioneer
The Moving Mountains final weigh-ins will be held Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15. On May 14, it will be at the Warm Springs Wellness Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, May 15, from 8…
May 13, 2015

Record low snowpack across state

by Madras Pioneer
Governor declares drought in seven counties The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Oregon has released its May water supply outlook report, which shows a continued trend this year…
TONY AHERN - A 3/4-mile stretch of the access road for the Trout Creek Campground and the Deschutes River, north of Gateway, will be paved as part of a federal project to resurface 2.7 miles of Cook Lane and Coleman Road. The project is expected to be completed in early July.
May 06, 2015

Paving begins on road to river

by Holly M. Gill
Federal grant funds Trout Creek Road paving project Access to the Deschutes River and Trout Creek Campground is taking a giant step forward thanks to a federal paving project which got underway…




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