Angel Carpenter

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Youngster wins savings funds while reading

- Parents can register their 0-5 age children for a Ready 2 Learn card for reading and college savings.

Silver Spur is back in the saddle

- The Silver Spur Cafe serves up meals with Mt. Vernon's western-style traditions.

Special Olympians compete for personal best

- Special Olympians show sportsmanship at regional track and field meet.

Golf scramble to support CASA kids

- There is still time to sign up for Saturday's sixth annual CASA Golf Scramble to be held at the John Day Golf Club.

Grant County Wildfire team overcomes adversity in bid for state

- Grant County softball team to compete in July 8 state competition.

For the love of kids

- Four Grant School District No. 3 staff members set to retire.

Geocachers to visit Grant County bridges

- This weekend's Geocoin Challenge will take geocachers on a treasure hunt while visiting bridges in Grant County.

Gold Rush competitors celebrate ’62 Days

- Gold Rush runners and walkers take in Canyon City's scenic views.

Swim team dives into action

- The John Day Swim Team begins season with new coach.

Grant Union softball player earns state recognition

- Grant Union's Mariah Moulton receives All-State softball honors.

Two area students win Elks scholarships

- Grant County seniors are awarded Elks scholarships.

Iron Man competitiors put prizes, fun in crosshairs

- Competitors "shoot it out" at this year's Iron Man competition.

Department of Ag directors hear local viewpoints

- Five Grant County panelists share views with Oregon Department of Agriculture board of directors at local meeting.

Youths net rainbows at McHaley Pond

- Free Fishing Event draws a crowd of 90 youth anglers.

Fast Draw shootists ready for showdown

- Competition is hot as cowboys and cowgirls "shoot it out" in the friendly Cowboy Fastdraw competition in Canyon City this weekend.

Softball All-League selections announced

- Several Prospector softball players were selected for 3A All-League honors for the Eastern Oregon League.

Author draws inspiration from Prairie City history

- Author Jane Nagler will hold a book signing June 11 at the DeWitt Museum in Prairie City.

Disaster drill provides learning tool

- Mass casualty disaster drill gives local emergency responders a learning experience.

Housing assistance available for Grant County vets

- Housing assistance program offers services to increase housing stability for veteran families that are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness.

GU alum’s daughter to play in college softball world series

- Former Seneca resident's daughter will play at the College Women's World Series Thursday, June 2.

Giant leap for Grant Union student scientists

- Local students' research project returns from space station.

Hands-on learning in the outdoors

- Humbolt fifth-graders take a close look at nature during a recent study of the ecosystem.

New sculpture stands at Seventh Street Complex entrance

- A wooden sculpture adds a welcoming touch to Seventh Street Complex.

Rendezvous regales Mt. Vernon again

- Several fun events kept the crowd hopping at this year's Cinnabar Mountain Rendezvous in Mt. Vernon.

Student athlete drug testing on table at Grant Union

- Drug testing being considered for Grant Union student athletes.

Youth rodeo series starts June 11

- The Cinnabar Mountain Playdays Youth Rodeo Series starts June 11 at the Grant County Fairgrounds.

Iron Man Shoot returns May 28

- Ironman Shoot organizers hope to attract a bigger crowd this year.

Al fine: Music teacher Mary Ann Vidourek closes 25-year career

- Mary Ann Vidourek takes a look back at her music education career, and a look forward as she prepares to retire.

Let the Rendezvous begin!

- Cinnabar Mountain Rendezvous is around the corner — here are the events on the schedule.

Christian motorcycle groups convene in John Day

- Christian motorcycle groups gather in John Day for worship and hitting the open road.

STATE CHAMPS: Team effort gives GU girls an edge

- Grant Union girls team wins state championship title with mental and physical toughness.

Grant County residents raise concerns at Merkley town hall

- Sen. Jeff Merkley's morning town hall meeting draws a crowd.

Ready to ride: GW Clark heads to State Finals rodeo

- GW Clark is ready to ride, preparing for the Oregon State Rodeo Finals next month.

Pettit sprints to two state titles

- Monument athletes make waves at track and field State Championships.

Garrett Hitz shatters state pole vault record

- Garrett Hitz and Amaya Zweygardt reach goals at state championships — Hitz breaks state record.

Dayville athlete wins 1A javelin title

- Dayville's Kristina Humphreys takes first in javelin at the state championships with a personal record throw.

Long Creek athlete jumps into state competition

- Athlete Fernando Rodriguez makes Long Creek School's first appearance at state in about 10 years.

Two local athletes break state track and field meet records


EUGENE — Local athletes had a record-breaking first day at the OSAA Track and Field State Championships in Eugene Thursday.

Garrett Hitz and Kaylee Wright both set state meet records in their respective even...

GU freshman sets state record in javelin


EUGENE — Grant Union freshman Kaylee Wright broke the 2A state record for javelin with a throw of 131-3 Thursday, May 19, at the OSAA Track and Field State Championships in Eugene.

She placed first in the ev...

District band and choir perform final concert of year


JOHN DAY — Music lovers, mark your calendars.

The final District band and choir concert of the school year will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School’s new gym.

Students learn safety, kindness, health

- A total of 186 Grant County fourth- through sixth-grade students attended this year's Youth Life Skills and Safety Fair at Humbolt Elementary.

GROWING SEASON: Students hone green thumbs while customers reap benefits


JOHN DAY — Green plants and flowers of many varieties are going gangbusters at the Grant Union Junior-Senior High School Greenhouse.

Garden goodies from the student-run nursery are in high demand, as locals ...

Grant Union track and field girls win Wapiti title


UNION — Grant Union’s track and field head coach Sonna Smith had long-held hopes realized when her girls team won the league championship at Friday’s 2A-6 Wapiti League Districts in Union.


Prospectors edged out of playoffs by Rockets


JOHN DAY — The Grant Union Prospectors are tucking their baseball gear away for the season after splitting wins on Monday with Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii.

The Rockets’ 8-6 win of Game One nudged the Prospec...

Lady Prospectors sink Pirates in doubleheader


JOHN DAY — The chance for postseason play looked good for the Grant Union softball team last Friday, after sweeping Riverside/Arlington 10-0 and 15-5; however, those hopes were dashed.

Echo/Stanfield lost a ...

GU golfers take swing at district competition


PENDLETON — The Grant Union golf team’s season came to a close at the Pendleton Country Club at the May 8-10 1A/2A/3A District Golf Championship.

The Prospectors competed on the par 72 course with 12 ...

1A track athletes go the distance


ONTARIO — Grant County’s 1A track and field teams competed at Friday’s Special District 4 Championship in Ontario.

The Monument girls won third at the event, and the Prairie City and Long Creek...

GONE FISHIN’: Buddies pair up for fun day at Mt. Vernon ranch


MT. VERNON — Adult volunteers and younger counterparts were angling for a fun day of fishing during last Friday’s Elks Fishing Buddies event.

This is the fourth year Gail and Shirley Enright have host...

Young students learn fitness fun


JOHN DAY — Grant County kids learned that healthy living can be fun during the third semi-annual Healthy ‘N Fit Camp held May 10 at the Grant County Fairgrounds.

Over 160 kindergarten through third-gr...

Dale receives dime to quarter-sized hail


JOHN DAY — The National Weather Service in Pendleton warned heavy rain may lead to flooding this weekend as a low pressure system moves across Oregon and Southeast Washington this weekend. Affected cities include ...