Angel Carpenter

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Prospector gridders light second half ‘on fire’

- The Grant Union Prospectors overcome a sluggish start for a landslide win.

Lady Pros a step closer to goal


The Grant Union Prospector volleyball team had one more hurdle to overcome in their quest to be league champions.

The Lady Pros showed their strengths with a 3-0 win over the Imbler Panthers Friday night in John Da...

Lady Panthers play ‘aggressively smart’ for win over JV Pros


Tied at 23-23 in their third set, the 1A varsity Lady Panther volleyball team overcame the 2A junior varsity Grant Union Prospectors for a 3-0 sweep Thursday night.

Prairie City won the match with scores of 25-17, ...

HEART offers help and strength to victims of domestic violence


Heart of Grant County staff members are bringing attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

They started off October with a Color Me Free Run and Walk on Oct. 4 and decorated their John Day office with purple ...

Tigers spike out win over Panthers

- Monument/Dayville is on a four game win streak after forfeiting games.

Long Creek/Ukiah JV returns 5 starters

- This is the first time on a volleyball team for foreign exchange students Juana Wagner of Germany and Joe Nun of South Korea.

Monument school board searches for new interim superintendent


Monument School District board members are on the search for a new interim superintendent.

The board met Monday to discuss options to replace interim superintendent Ron Frieh, who came from Springfield and left a f...

Panthers drop 3-1 match to Mustangs

- Prairie City continues league action on Friday, facing the Crane Mustangs.

Advocates help lives turned ‘upside-down’ by domestic violence

- Victim Assistance staff members advocate for those affected by domestic violence.

Monument School seeks new superintendent

- Monument school board accepts resignation of interim superintendent/principal.

Prospector JV overcomes Tiger challenge

- Prospector junior varsity spikers play up to a Tiger challenge in Dayville.

Author finds humor in everyday farm life

- Eastern Oregon author finds the funny in the everyday experiences of farm life.

Color Me Free: Fun run supports domestic violence awareness

- Color Me Free Fun Run and Walk brings awareness, and “brightens” participants’ day.

Veteran takes over as new service office

- Army veteran is ready to assist as Grant County’s new veteran service officer.

Flying the friendly skies of Grant County

- Volunteer pilots offer free flights to area youths at Saturday’s Fly-In.

Lady Pros pound out 3-0 win over Bobcats

- Grant Union Prospectors seal the deal in close matches against the Union Bobcats.

HISTORY: Remembering the hospital in Prairie City


When Wilma Boyer started working at the Blue Mountain Hospital in Prairie City in 1959, the facility had about 15 patient beds and a three-bed nursing home ward.

She worked as a nurse’s aide.

The docto...

THINK PINK: Grant Union’s first league matches support breast cancer causes

- Grant Union sweeps Enterprise and Elgin at 9th Annual Dig Pink Rally.

Panther cheerleaders raise school spirit


The Prairie City Panther cheerleaders kept busy during last week’s homecoming festivities.

This year’s group of five girls and head coach Jill Wright planned their school pep assembly down to the fine...

Buckaroo Festival-goers dine on salmon and elk


A host of volunteers in Monument rolled up their sleeves to make Saturday’s Buckaroo Festival & Harvest Auction a success.

The event featured fun, games and food for the whole family, including a dinner ...

Students show ‘Panther spirit’ in jog-a-thon

- Prairie City School students are unstoppable in fundraiser jog-a-thon.

Hilanders topple Prospectors for 32-28 win

- Fans fill the Three Flags Field stands for Friday night’s Grant Union vs. Burns football game.

Hornets swarm at Panthers’ homecoming


Friday was homecoming for the Prairie City Panthers, but the Harper Hornets stole the show with a 60-6 win.

Senior Danner Davis scored Prairie City’s sole touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Prairie City ...

Downed power lines create life-threatening hazards

- After a traffic incident in Canyon City, OTEC officials warn of power line hazards.

Cross country runners build endurance while having fun

- Grant Union’s cross country runners are on the path to a fun season.

Tigers sweep Mountaineers in Monument

- Two Grant County volleyball teams face off in Monument.

Panthers corral the Bulls at Prairie City court

- Prairie City Panthers win Powder Valley Tournament and home match.

Longtime EOU regional director retires, BMCC coordinator steps in

- Chris Cronin enjoys retirement after 24 years as EOU regional director; distance programs are still ‘alive and well.’

RIP ROARIN’ RODEO: Top NW competitors shine at NPRA Rodeo

- NPRA rodeo cowboys and cowgirls compete at Grant County Fairgrounds.

Three Grant County student athletes take on global competition down under

- Three local athletes journey to Australia for track and field championships.

Winner’s grocery cart will be overflowing


Denice Seebart of John Day must have thought she found the end of the rainbow when she picked up the phone recently.

She found out she’s the winner of $400 worth of groceries a month for one year from Cheste...

Four local students pen state-winning Americanism essays

- Student writers win at state level, writing about becoming future guardians of liberties.

Panthers defeat Spartans at Prairie City court

- The Prairie City volleyball team beats Pine Eagle 3-0.

Prospectors crush Mustangs at Three Flags Field

- Grant Union claims a 44-6 victory over Heppner in their first home game of the season.

‘Nitro Circus’ comes to town

- A group traveling coast to coast in side-by-side sports utility vehicles, stops in John Day.

Smoky skies affect some local sporting events


Today’s Monument/Dayville Tigers football game against Harper is canceled due to smoky skies creating poor air quality.

Dayville’s athletic director Tiffnie Schmadeka said she was in contact with Harp...

Tigers rally at the Prospector JV net

- The Monument/Dayville varsity topples Grant Union junior varsity team in volleyball action.

Prairie City wins home volleyball invitational

- Prairie City wins their home tournament, beating Joseph in the final match.

Tight-knit Tiger volleyball team positive about season

- The Monument/Dayville Tiger volleyball team has strong serving and hitting.

Tiger football team is young and determined

- Eleven Monument/Dayville gridders are eager to start the season.

Panther gridders lose to Rattlers in hard-fought battle

- Two determined teams battle in their first football game of the season.

Three Izee siblings are on the hunt

- MT and Cori Anderson and their children find enjoyment in family hunts.

Back to the books: Grant County schools open doors Aug. 28

- Seven Grant County schools welcome students back after summer break.

Youth compete at Grant County Fair Rodeo

- Competitors vie for buckles in Saturday’s Kids/Junior Rodeo at the fairgrounds.

Prairie City Panthers return strong volleyball team

- Prairie City coaches and team are confident in what the season will bring.

New head coach leads Panther varsity football team

- Coaches are impressed with Prairie City football’s size and speed this season.

Grant Union claims home tournament title

- The Lady Prospectors kickoff volleyball season with a home invitational win.

SOLAR SCIENCE Grant Union science teacher, students complete solar mission

- Grant Union science teacher Sonna Smith and students test the waters of astronomy.

Music festival celebrates total solar eclipse

- Several musicians entertain at the Grant County Fairgrounds.

Prairie City American Legion Post 106 receives membership award


Prairie City’s recruitment of American Legion members to Post 106 is going strong.

National Commander Charlie Schmidt of Burns presented the 21st Century Award to the local group at its Aug. 5 meeting. About...