Madras Opinions

April 15, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Student unite To the Editor, We would like to address this letter to the members of the 509-J School Board who voted to remove Principal Sarah Braman-Smith. We, the undersigned, without…
April 15, 2015

Will it be the first female president or the first Jeb?

by Tony Ahern
On this 150th anniversary of the assassination of 19th century's greatest American president, the rush to become our country's 45th has begun in earnest. Would ol' Honest Abe recognize the…
April 08, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
A Star in town To the Editor, April is Child Abuse Prevention month – a reminder for us all to think about our own role in keeping our community’s children safe. MountainStar Family Relief…
April 08, 2015

School board should consider tabling principal's reassignment

by Tony Ahern
Controversy seems to take routes around local government boards, from the county, cities, school boards, etc. With the recent move of the 509-J School Board to reassign Madras High School…
April 01, 2015

The Agate well showcases and celebrates county's history

by Tony Ahern
This edition of the Madras Pioneer includes one of the finest publications produced in our community. We can't claim it as our own, but we're excited to be able to share it with our readers.…
April 01, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Ask school officials To the Editor, One has to ask, “What in the world is going on in our school system?” when you read Sharon Brown’s eloquent letter in last week’s Pioneer. Moving Sarah…
March 25, 2015

Reasons behind principal's reassignment hard to figure

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Editor Judging by the response to our Web poll last week, the community is not happy with School District 509-J's announcement two weeks ago that the Madras High School…
March 25, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Thanks, Geno's To the Editor, All of us at Art Adventure Gallery would like to send a huge shout out to Debbie and Geno Burke and Geno’s Italian Grill. A few months back, I went to the…
March 11, 2015

White Buffs back where they once belonged

by Tony Ahern
To paraphrase the Beatles, the Madras White Buffalos have gotten back to where they once belonged. Congratulations to the MHS boys basketball team reaching the final eight, the “real”?state…
March 11, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Commissioners deserve praise To the Editor, I wish to respond to the Pioneer’s editorial from Feb. 25 titled “County: stick to its guns on demanding road access to new wilderness site,” which…

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Mar 05, 2015

Next, focus on downtown Madras

by Tony Ahern
Madras may not be Oregon's most beautiful small town east of the Cascades, yet, but it has come a long way in the last 15 to 20 years. The improvements have been major and consistent: The…
Mar 05, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Culver: End that tax To the Editor, I would like to encourage people to attend the next few Culver School Board meetings, held the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the High School…
Feb 25, 2015

County: stick to its guns on demanding road access to new…

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Editor Nearly six years ago, property owners in northeastern Jefferson County approached the County Commission with the idea of a land swap to create two wilderness areas —…
Feb 25, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Such helpful veterans To the Editor, I would like to thank some Veterans from the VFW for coming to my aid from the windstorm on Feb. 5. I had a tree fall on the end of my house. Len Parsons…
Feb 19, 2015

Kitzhaber brought scandal on himself

by Central Oregonian
With his welcome decision to resign on Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s personal house of cards came tumbling down. His abdication was assisted by a hard push from leaders of his own party, and…
Feb 19, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Question power project To the Editor, Regarding the “Monroe hydro-electric” project. Sad that such a good idea, being successfully implemented in other locales, has been so undermined by the…




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