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Help is available for victims of sexual assault


Sexual assaults occur even in rural areas, but people can help the victims and reduce the prevalence.

Grant County Deputy District Attorney Matt Ipson said these cases do occur here.

“Grant County is n...

UPDATE: One shooting victim remains in critical condition


JOHN DAY — Two men were shot Thursday evening in John Day, and one remains in critical condition.

Christopher Woodell, 32, and Eric Towers, 35, both of John Day, were shot at the John Day Trailer Park, accor...

Grant Union baseball gaining momentum


JOHN DAY — The Grant Union Prospectors hope to keep their momentum swinging in the right direction after a shaky start to the season.

With two league games down — both wins — the Prospectors st...

Grant County athletes tear up tracks


CRANE — The Prairie City and Long Creek track and field teams competed at last Friday’s Ranchers Invitational against five other small schools.

Prairie City and Monument schools also traveled to Satu...

Miller named 2A AD of the Year


JOHN DAY — Grant Union Junior-Senior High School athletic director Jason Miller was awarded 2A Athletic Director of the Year for 2016.

He received the award at the annual Oregon Athletic Directors Associatio...

GU track champs bring home 12 medals


JOHN DAY — Nine Grant Union track and field athletes brought home 12 medals from Salem’s Meet of Champions held last Saturday at Willamette University.

There were 39 teams from schools large and smal...

GU golfers take on Buffalo Peaks competition


UNION — Last Friday, the Grant Union golfers competed in the Buffalo Peaks Invitational in Union.

Twelve teams with over 100 boys and girls took on the windy par 72 championship course.

The Vale boys t...

Lady Prospectors take on Bulldog challenge


JOHN DAY — The Grant Union softball team dominated in a 14-4 and 12-2 sweep over the Nyssa Bulldogs on Tuesday.

But it wasn’t without a fight.

Nyssa threatened with three runs in the third innin...

GU track and field team ready to soar


JOHN DAY — Grant Union head track and field coach Sonna Smith is getting her team on the mark for rest of the season.

The 2A-6 Wapiti League Districts are a little more than three weeks away, and the Prospec...

Quilts galore on display


JOHN DAY — Diane Davis of Mt. Vernon had two quilts among 100 total on display at the 16th Annual Grant County Quilt Show.

The event, held last Friday and Saturday at the Grant County Fairgrounds pavilion, f...

Local man fights aggressive brain cancer


JOHN DAY — Grant County native Curt Pereira is in a fight for his life, undergoing radiation therapy after having a highly cancerous glioblastoma brain tumor removed.

His wife Lisa said they are hoping and p...

GU girls start league play with 3 wins, 1 loss


ELGIN — The Grant Union Lady Prospectors started off league softball last week with split wins in Enterprise on Friday and a sweep in Elgin on Saturday.

Enterprise had a surprise for Grant Union in the sixth...

GU golfers fourth in Hermiston


HERMISTON — The Grant Union boys golf team finished in fourth place with a 396 at last Friday’s Big River Invitational in Hermiston.

Nixyaawii came out on top with a 378.

A total of 75 boys and ...

Prospectors sweep Mustangs


HEPPNER — Grant Union came through with a sweep against Heppner/Ione last Friday, winning 6-3 and 8-3, at the Heppner baseball field.

“The boys stepped up and the pitchers threw really well — B...

Grant County track teams compete


PENDLETON — Three Grant County track and field teams competed at meets last week.

The 1A Monument High School girls track team finished mid-pack against 18 teams, including two 5A teams, at Friday’s G...

Drama club performs modern retelling — ‘Alice @ Wonderland’


JOHN DAY — Over 20 students enjoyed the spotlight for the April 12 and 13 Grant Union drama club presentation “Alice @ Wonderland.”

The classic tale had a modern-day twist.

Junior Ginni F...

Quilts galore on display April 15-16


JOHN DAY — Diane Davis of Mt. Vernon is one of many quilters — 100 total quilts — displaying their talents at the 16th annual Grant County Quilt Show.

The event is in full swing 9 a.m. to 6 p.m...

GU golfers hope state is in cards


JOHN DAY — Grant Union golfers are hopeful for a run at state this year.

Last year, the boys came within four strokes of qualifying for state.

The Prospectors have four golfers on the boys team and two...

EBT cards help streamline WIC services


JOHN DAY — Grant County residents with Women, Infant and Children benefits can use a new way to shop for WIC food using an electronic benefit transaction card.

Grant County Health Department manager and WIC ...

GW Clark on the high school rodeo circuit


LONG CREEK — Long Creek’s GW Clark is getting back into the rodeo groove.

The Monument High School junior competed at the April 1-3 Klamath Falls High School Rodeo, riding with the Harney County High ...

Local students’ experiment reaches space station

- Science experiment takes spaceflight for five Grant Union students and their teacher Sonna Smith.

Grant County track teams on fire at Burns

- Four Grant County track teams compete at two events.

Commercial flights could happen for Grant County

- Commercial air service could be coming to the Grant County Regional Airport.

GU golfers swing to third at home invitational

- Grant Union boys golf team earns third at home invitational, and team hosts a fundraiser scramble on Saturday.

GU Lady Pros dominate Bulldogs

- Grant Union softball sweeps at home against Culver.

Experiment of 5 GU science students set for spaceflight

- Five Grant Union students and their science teacher eagerly await the launch of the Odyssey.

GU to host invite at JD Golf Club

- The Grant Union golf team hosts their team invitational on Friday at the John Day Golf Club.

GU students receive art awards

- Two Grant Union art students are recognized for work at art exhibits.

Grant Union holds bully-free week

- Grant Union turns school into bully-free zone.

Grant County track teams compete at Don Walker Invitational

- Three Grant County track teams compete at Nyssa's Don Walker Invitational.

GU girls chalk up three wins

- Grant Union softball team rakes in wins at home and on the road.

On a new track: PC team gears up for season

- Prairie City track and field team ready for season on new track at the Prairie City Athletic Complex.

GU baseball team works on ‘killer instinct’

- Grant Union sweeps on the road to Elgin.

Monument soars at Culver track meet

- Monument track and field team gives shining performance at Culver Invitational.

Lady Pros ready to fight for each game

- The Grant Union Lady Prospectors look forward to softball season.

Navy veteran recalls service aboard USS Hancock after years of silence

- WWII Navy veteran recalls service on the USS Hancock.

From Cambodia, with love

- Canyon City's Emily Mosley shares her experiences with orphans in Cambodia.

GU warms up bats at ice breaker

- Grant Union Prospectors win one and lose one, hosting Les Schwab Tournament.

Monument track and field competes at All-Comers


OREGON CITY — The Monument School track and field team members had a good showing at the All-Comers event at the Oregon City High School track.

Teams from 15 other schools, 1A through 6A, competed.


GU band wins district contest

- The Grant Union senior band is on to state after winning the March 16 district band competition.

Grant Miners compete for bronze

- Grant County Special Olympians compete well at district contest.

Event focuses on health for teens

- Students from three Grant County schools gain healthy-living knowledge at the March 16 Teen Health Fair.

Grant Union dancers take on state competition

- Grant Union Gold dancers show confidence in performance.

GU junior high wrestler is a champ

- Junior high wrestler Drew Lusco gains championship status at Oregon State Middle School Wrestling Championships.

Prospectors ready for W after loss to Sherman

- Grant Union baseball team is ready for their annual spring break tournament and fundraier dinner this week.

Track and field teams get feet wet

- Three Grant County teams compete in first events of the season.

Lady Pros face tough Tiger team

- The Grant Union softball team drops two games to La Grande in a tough first outing.

Young bull rider aspires to be the best

- Sixteen-year-old Monument High School student winsPrineville bull riding event.

Dancers spring into spotlight

- Dancers present Spring Showcase at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School.

Red Cross seeks help installing smoke detectors

- American Red Cross offers free smoke detectors for Grant County homes — organization seeks volunteers to install devices.