Angel Carpenter

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Prospector boys fall to Homedale

- Prospectors fall to a tough Idaho team in first game of the three-day Iron Triangle Tournament.

10-year-old receives letter from president after sending Trump duct tape wallet

- Trump’s praise sparks young entrepreneur’s spirit

Grant Union Gold rises at state


The Grant Union Gold took a spotlight at the OSAA Dance/Drill State Championships in Portland as the only 2A team.

The 13 dancers held their heads high, performing at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, even though the...

Grant Union science students win local, regional awards


With topics ranging from sports to music and wildfire to beef, Grant Union advanced science students put their experiments to the test and shared their findings with four judges at Thursday’s Grant Union Science F...

FFA chapters prepare for state convention

- Prairie City FFA pres hopeful for state office.

Kids can enjoy ‘Passport to Fun’ over spring break

- Museum curator, volunteers plan big event for kids.

Prospector boys get bats cracking at tournaments

- Pros’ Triangle Oil tourney starts 11 a.m. Thursday

Grant Union athletes ‘on track’ for successful season

- Girls hopeful for state title this season.

Local students join nationwide school walkout


Ten Grant Union Junior-Senior High School students quietly observed Wednesday’s national school walkout in John Day.

The students stood outside the school for about 17 minutes at 10 a.m. to remember the 17 v...

Grant Union actors take spotlight in two plays


The Grant Union Junior-Senior High School drama club kept their audience guessing and laughing Saturday as they presented a comedy and a mystery-comedy on the Grant Union stage.

“Cheating Death,” a on...

Sam Riggs brings rock-infused country music to Madden Center April 20


Singer-songwriter Sam Riggs of Texas will take the stage at the Madden Brothers Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 20, bringing his own style of country music with a rock-infused sound and sense of daring.

To ...

Grant Union artists earn honors at EOU exhibition

- Two Grant Union art students receive honorable mention at Eastern Oregon high school art show.

Nurse travels world, inspires Dayville students

- Theresa Wood shares medical mission stories.

Monument Senior Center receives $21,000 grant

- A Gorge Community Foundation Grant will benefit the Monument Senior Center .

Dancers give ‘Golden’ performance

- State-bound team showcases ‘Rise’ routine.

Local schools prepare for National School Walkout


Parents of Grant Union Junior-Senior High School students received a letter recently from the school regarding National School Walkout days set for Wednesday, March 14, and Friday, April 20.

Grant Union Principal R...

Country kids and city kids spark welding bond

- The Monument School shop class enjoys two days of welding instruction from Clackamas instructor and students.

Panther boys claw to second at state

- Prairie City has best season in 23 years.

Grant Union Gold will present Spring Showcase Friday


The Grant Union Gold dance team will hold its annual Spring Showcase at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School’s new gym.

A taco feed fundraiser for the team will start at 6 p.m. in...

Grant Union girls earn 4th place in third trip to state

- Lady Pros beat Heppner and Oakland.

Grant Union boys finish sixth at state

- Pros team graduates five seniors.

Prairie City boys dominate Sherman in 68-53 quarterfinal win


The No. 7-seeded Prairie City Panther boys crushed the No. 2-seeded Sherman Huskies in the first quarter on their way to a 68-53 victory in Thursday’s quarterfinal match at the OSAA 1A Basketball State Championshi...

Grant Union girls lose quarterfinal battle to Faith Bible


The Grant Union Prospector girls ran neck and neck against the Faith Bible Falcons for most Thursday’s OSAA Basketball State Championship quarterfinals, but the Falcons pulled off a 53-49 win in the final seconds ...

Grant Union boys fall 60-38 to Western Mennonite in quarterfinals


The Grant Union Prospector boys lost a 60-38 battle against the top-ranked Western Mennonite Pioneers at the OSAA Basketball State Championship quarterfinals.

Grant Union will play in the consolation round on Frida...

Students ‘fill their buckets’ with positivity during assembly

- Students learn how treating others with kindness can make their day better.

Prairie City boys overtake Powder Valley to advance to state

- Prairie City boys defeat Powder Valley 52-45 in Saturday’s round two playoff action.

Prospector boys win Santiam battle to advance to state tournament

- The Grant Union Prospectors defeat Santiam 66-51 in heated playoff battle to advance to the state finals.

Grant Union girls crush TigerScots, advance to state tournament

- Grant Union defeats Weston-McEwen 71-42 in state championship playoff.

Prairie City girls end season at round one at state

- The Prairie City Panther girls end a successful basketball season at the round one state playoff.

Lady Pros outshoot Outlaws for tourney title

- Grant Union girls basketball team wins the Wapiti District Tournament for first time in several years.

Grant Union boys win Wapiti tournament

- Prospector boys are victorious at the Wapiti Tournament with a 21-point win over Elgin.

Lusco wins wrestling title

- Sophomore wins in triple overtime.

Panther boys maul Mustangs in District 8 final

- Prairie City boys advance to state after winning the District 8 basketball tournament.

Lady Panthers outrun Antelopes on way to state

- Prairie City girls place third at district tournament

DISTRICT CHAMPIONS! Panther boys beat Jordan Valley in District 8 final


The Prairie City Panther boys advance to the state playoffs as the top seed after winning a 52-46 battle Saturday night against the Jordan Valley Mustangs.

It was the championship final of 1A-8 High Desert District...

Lady Panthers advance to state with 5-point win over Adrian


The Prairie City Panther girls placed third Saturday at the 1A-8 High Desert District Tournament in John Day after defeating the Adrian Antelopes 44-39.

The three-day tournament was played at Grant Union Junior-Sen...

Prairie City girls fall by 1 point to top-seeded Jordan Valley


The final fraction of a second was the deciding factor in Friday night’s district playoff game between the No. 4-seed Prairie City Panther girls and the top-seeded Jordan Valley Mustangs, the Mustangs winning the ...

Panther boys power on to district final

- Prairie city plays at 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

Monument/Dayville boys show no quit in loss to Adrian


The Monument/Dayville Tiger boys showed no signs of letting up, but were overpowered by Adrian 51-28 Thursday night on day one of the 1A-8 High Desert District Tournament.

The three-day tournament is being held at ...

Tiger girls fall in tough battle against Antelopes

- Monument/Dayville wins consolation match Friday.

Prairie City girls defeat Harper with hustle at district tourney


Six Prairie City Panther girls scored in the opening quarter of their 53-32 win Thursday over the Harper Hornets at game one of the 1A-8 High Desert District Tournament.

“Things started out hot, and we won a...

Brotherly love: McGuire sisters marry Stinnett brothers 40 years ago

- The Stinnetts talk about building a love that will last.

Lady Pros take 11-game win streak to district championship game

- The Grant Union Prospector girls, ranked No. 3 in state, will compete in Saturday’s Wapiti district championship battle.

Grant Union boys prepare for district tournament championship Saturday

- Grant Union boys defeat Enterprise in final regular season game.

Adoption journey: Couple takes leap of faith to Africa

- Family’s timeline to return unknown.

Long Creek student shares history of Kilbride Cemetery

- Senior spruces up cemetery of family ranch.

Meditation and wellness center opens in John Day

- Jim and Sandy Bay open Canyon Mountain Center for meditation, yoga and wellness.

Grant Union girls defend Wapiti League title

- Lady Pros will honor seniors at Thursday’s game.

Grant Union wrestlers blow away district competition

- Six Grant Union wrestlers qualify for state championships.

Prospector boys clinch first league title in 28 years

- Grant Union wins 2 league games at home.