Angel Carpenter

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Prospector boys dig in for win over Hilanders


Except for a fleeting moment near the start, the Grant Union Prospectors led the way throughout their first nonconference home game for a 46-39 win over the Burns Hilanders.

“The boys came out ready to play,...

Grant Union girls fall 1 point short to Burns


The 2A Grant Union girls were down to the wire in the final 8 minutes of their Tuesday, Dec. 12, preseason home debut against 3A Burns.

With 43 seconds left in the game, Prospector Kaylee Wright tied the score 33-3...

Christmas concert delights audience


There were praises aplenty for the performers and conductors after Friday evening’s “A Classic Christmas Concert” in John Day.

Rebecca Bogardus of Dayville and Janine Goodwin of Prairie City di...

Grant County Wrestling Club hosts youth meet

- 170 wrestlers flock to mats at Grant Union.

Ready to win: Ukiah/Long Creek boys prepare for basketball battles

- Team of 11 is building chemistry.

Ukiah/Long Creek girls hoops team aims for growth

- Coach looks for confidence and dedication.

A simple way to donate to CASA doesn’t cost a cent

- New executive director joins youth advocacy organization.

Christmas shoppers flock to fairgrounds bazaars

- Bazaar shoppers fill fairgrounds pavilion and Keerins Hall in John Day.

63 dancers enjoy a holiday spotlight

- The 21st annual Holiday Showcase draws a crowd of over 400.

The sky’s the limit: Lady Pros start basketball season

- New head coach Casey Hallgarth leads the team.

Prospectors aim for league title

- Five seniors return, six freshmen join program.

New lawyer enjoys the Grant County outdoors

- Justin Morehouse joins Robert Raschio’s Canyon City law firm.

Grant Union ag team competes at state

- Grant Union reaches the state-level ag sales competition for the first time in four years.

Panther brotherhood hopeful for return to post-season success

- The Prairie City boys basketball team is led by new head coach Sam Workman.

Grant Union wrestlers aim to sweep districts

- Six-year head wrestling coach sees breadth and quality wrestling from Grant Union team.

Lady Panthers aim to be competitive in league pool

- Team is hopeful for postseason action

Fifth-graders ‘gobble up’ math problem

- One fifth-grade math class discovers what it takes to plan a Thanksgiving dinner.

Monument students perform ‘Peter & Wendy’ on stage


A total of 43 Monument School students experienced the joys of acting, taking part in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production “Peter & Wendy.”

“Missoula has really taught me to sp...

Holiday Showcase dancers kick off Christmas season

- Dancers perform Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Grant Union.

Youth wrestlers, families show dedication

- Youth wrestling club to host meet Dec. 9.

Grant County paleontologist wins international honor

- Fremd earns Morris F. Skinner Award.

Grant Union senior says Girls State is good preparation


Grant Union senior Reagan Shelley, who attended Girls State earlier this year, said she and the other girls kept busy and had little sleep, but “it was very much worth it.”

Shelley was recognized at t...

Leaders return to Lady Tigers team

- The Monument/Dayville girls basketball team returns four starters this season.

FFA collects canned goods for local food bank

- Grant Union FFA members collect 320 lbs. of food from community.

Young Monument/Dayville boys hoops team prepares for season

- Head coach Jeff Schafer is in his sixth year leading the Monument/Dayville Tigers.

Christmas on the Prairie set for Saturday

- Christmas on the Prairie will mark 20th anniversary on Saturday.

Bazaars bring Christmas cheer


Shoppers flocked to two bazaars on Saturday in Mt. Vernon, checking out handcrafted items and goodies at the Mt. Vernon Grange and the Mt. Vernon Community Center.

Shannon Winegar, who was overseeing the event at t...

Woman shares far-reaching impact of drunk driver

- Students from four area schools hear how Natalie Marti’s family was forever changed by a drunk driver.

Cream of the crop perform in concert

- Grant Union musicians perform in OMEA honor band and choir concert.

Veterans honored at Prairie City ceremony

- Vets give a gun salute and Janine Goodwin performs national anthem.

Prospectors end season at quarterfinals

- Grant Union falls 50-14 to Santiam in the OSAA football state championship quarterfinals in John Day.

Will to win: Ukiah/Long Creek soccer team wraps up successful season

- Eleven athletes, including seven foreign exchange students, team up for soccer.

New interim super hired for Monument School

- Michael Lane was hired as the new interim superintendent/principal for Monument School.

Scarecrows decorated Dayville streets


The city of Dayville held its fifth annual Scarecrow Contest, sprucing up the town with 16 creative entries.

“It’s always fun to have these ‘new residents’ join us for a month or so,...

Bob Kimberling recalls WWII service

- Navyman Bob Kimberling says defense of country was a duty.

OSU Open Campus brings growth opportunities

- Connecting educational dots.

Grant Union shuts out Central Linn in first round rout

- Grant Union advances to quarterfinals after 52-0 win over Central Linn.

Lady Pros win state

- The Grant Union Prospector volleyball team wins state championship for the first time in 28 years.

Cheerleaders rally around state contenders

- Grant Union’s head cheerleading coach says bringing back school spirit is their main goal.

Kids fall into fun on field trip

- Humbolt kindergartners take a fall field trip to the John Day Community Garden.

Grant Union crushes Union, clenches Wapiti football title

- Grant Union hosts Central Linn Saturday at 1 p.m. for first round state playoff.

Panthers overpower Tigers

- The Prairie City Panther gridders end their season with a win.

Grant Union cross country runners set personal records at District Championships

- Coach: ‘Outstanding efforts’ in Pendleton.

Prairie City netters end season at round one state match

- Prairie City Panther volleyball team pushes round one state match to five sets in close loss.

Donations brighten Christmas for vets

- The Veterans Gift Shop is accepting donations through Nov. 10.

Injured hunter rescued

- Man accidentally stabbed while field dressing.

Prospectors ace Bobcats, move on to state tourney

- The Lady Pros power on to Nov. 3-4 state championships in Redmond.