Angel Carpenter

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Museum’s ‘End of Summer’ event offers fun for the whole family

- Living history, crafts and games featured

Preparing for the fair

- FFA and 4-H club members prepare steer for fair.

New superintendent/principal leads Monument School

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Donald Petersen is at the helm as Monument School’s new superintendent/principal.

He came on board in early July, picking up where interim superintendent/principal Michael Lane left off. Lane came out of ret...

Grant Union student wins first in state Americanism essay contest

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Samantha Floyd, 16, of Canyon City won first place in the state Americanism essay state contest for Division IV, which includes grades 9-10.

She won the local contest, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Ell...

Kickin’ up a good time at the NPRA Rodeo

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Three local competitors at last week’s NPRA Rodeo in John Day placed in their events, and a new Grant County Fair and Rodeo Queen was announced.

The stands at the fairgrounds were full of fans Saturday as Tu...

Bull’s-eye in their sights

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Two dozen Grant County 4-H archers competed Saturday in traditional and freestyle contests.

The groups, led by archery coaches Andy Day and Mike Springer, gathered at the John Day Industrial Park with family and fr...

Fostering confidence on horseback

- Katie Johnson, 15, organizes camp for foster girls.

Two Grant Union grads play for Shriners children

- Wade Reimers and Cameron Hallgarth return to the football field for a good cause.

Grant Union volleys for winning position

- Lady Pros host tournament on Aug. 25.

Junior Olympian competes at nationals

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Eight-year-old Anna Jacobs of Prairie City launched her long jump career to a big stage, competing at the July 23-29 National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Jacobs, wh...

Premier OHV park located in Grant County’s backyard

- Get off the highway and hit the trails.

Outdoor activities await at Bull Prairie Lake Campground

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Bull Prairie Lake Campground is a forested, outdoor getaway in northwest Grant County.

Anglers, campers and those just looking for a cool, serene spot to picnic will enjoy this gem, located in the pines of the Umat...

Hundreds of fossils on display at state-of-the-art museum

- Explore 40 million years of history, indoors and outdoors.

Horses & healing

- Moss’ new book highlights therapeutic bond in the saddle.

National Day of the Cowboy makes first ride

- Prairie City event tips hat to way of the West.

New physician assistant enjoys country life

- New physician’s assistant joins Strawberry Wilderness Community Clinic.

4-H Sharpshooters share their love of the sport

- Club ready for fair after state competition.

John Day swimmers finish 3rd at district competition

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“It was a fantastic way to finish the season,” said John Day swim team head coach Stephanie LeQuieu of last weekend’s East Cascade District Finals held in Prineville.

Justin Hodge won the high-...

Golfers swing in support of Blue Mountain Hospital

- Funds go toward new nurse call system.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace: Volunteers build beds for children in need

- The Sleep in Heavenly Peace nonprofit now has a local chapter in John Day serving children in four counties.

Two FFA members SOLD! on auctioneering

- Teens’ talents soar to new level at training.

WILDFIRE WINS! 9-10-11 Little League softball team brings home state title

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The 9-10-11 Grant County Wildfire Little League softball players blazed a championship trail of success at the July 19-23 Oregon Little League Softball Tournament, taking the title in an impressive comeback.

The Gr...

John Day swim team makes a splash at home meet

- Hundreds of swimmers and fans make noise at Gleason Pool at the John Day Swim Meet.

Aircraft club members fly in for John Day tour

- Pilots of antique and classic aircraft make stop at local airport during tour of state.

New Prairie City celebration honors Western lifestyle

- National Day of the Cowboy celebration July 28 includes games for kids and adults, a barbecue and concert in Prairie City.

No limits: Artist fights back against Parkinson’s

- John Day artist Hans Magden gives glimpse into his world of art and battle with Parkinson’s.

FOUR-legged caddies: Goats pack clubs on new Silvies challenge course

- Goats pack clubs on new Silvies challenge course.

Two local youths qualify for National Junior Olympic meet

- Four athletes compete at regional event.

Peruvian visitor shares ancient healing traditions

- ‘Love, work and service are very, very important.’

Commissioner Boyd Britton steps down after 15 years

- Brittons close welding shop, ready to move.

Gold Diggers AAU volleyball team takes on nationals

- Local girls 18U volleyball team travel to Orlando, Florida, for the AAU Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships.

Monetary gift graces Monument Senior Center

- Volunteers make the difference for town’s hub.

Graduating without middle school

- School staff and students comment on school blending which occurred six years ago.

Farmers market kicks off season with new manager

- Anna Stargel, new manager, is looking forward to increasing momentum at the local farmers market.

Grand marshals honored at three Fourth of July parades

- Mary MacArthur, Judy Harris and Dean Hicks will represent their hometowns at Fourth of July parades.

Junior golfers putt for scramble tie-breaker

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Fourteen Grant County Junior Golfers received two weeks of instruction in golfing basics from coach Ron Lundbom at the John Day Golf Club.

On Friday, the final day, the group separated into two teams for a golf scr...

Summer Fest brings music to John Day city park

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Well over 100 people turned out for Summer Fest 2018 Saturday at the John Day city park.

The evening featured food and drinks and music by the La Grande-based band Wasteland Kings.

John Day-Canyon City Parks ...

Outgoing Humbolt principal: ‘Students can achieve their biggest dreams’

- Outgoing principal reflects on 20 years with district.

Cars for a Cause event shines at fairgrounds

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Old and new vehicles were gleaming during the “Cars for a Cause” show Saturday at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day.

McKeely Miller, who will be a Grant Union senior this fall, organized the ev...

Prospector softball legacy began with simple question

- Grant Union softball began as club in 2006, and Grant County’s Little League softball program had its start in 2003.

Wildfire softball girls win District 3 Tourney

- The Grant County Wildfire 9-10-11 and Lady Pros 18U teams compete in busy summer schedule.