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HISTORY: Tragic news of missing girl has happy ending
Courtesy photo/Mr. and Mrs. T. Gail DeWitt.
HISTORY: Tragic news of missing girl has happy ending

Five-year-old Emma Nelson went missing on July 4, 1896, for five days at Cress Hollows, west of Susanville. She was found by John Pierson at Hawkins Flat.

Former Bates resident Pat Cary Peck happened to meet Nelson’s daughter Irene...

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HISTORY: Area to be eclipsed Monday
HISTORY: Area to be eclipsed Monday

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Residents of the Northwest will be treated to one of nature’s rarest and most spectacular phenomenon next Monday morning when the region will be blacked out by a total solar eclipse.

WARNING: Serious and...

HISTORY: Growing up in the Bear Valley Lodge
HISTORY: Growing up in the Bear Valley Lodge
Seneca girl, parents lived with Hines loggers.
HISTORY: Helen Elizabeth Ricco, 1918-2017
HISTORY: Helen Elizabeth Ricco, 1918-2017

Helen Elizabeth Ricco was born in Metzenseifen, Czechoslovakia, on Sept. 25, 1918.

Leaving this politically contentious area, her father sought a better life for his family in Cleveland. He worked seven years to earn enough money to bring his...

HISTORY: Old-fashioned Grant County recipes

These old-time recipes, and many more, can be found in the Grant County Genealogical Society’s compilation called “Through the Spokes of Time: A Collection of Recipes,” along with bits of Grant County history. The...

HISTORY: Boy receives hero award
HISTORY: Boy receives hero award

On the night of Jan. 17, a Mt. Vernon boy, 12-yearl-old Ronnie Hyder became the first Grant County youth ever to receive a national Boy Scout award for heroism.

The presentation was made at a special court of honor at the hall of the Mt. Vernon...

HISTORY: Monument School gymnasium burns
HISTORY: Monument School gymnasium burns

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Monument residents were awakened early Friday morning by the fire, which completely destroyed the high school gymnasium. The blaze had gained so much headway before it was discovered that it was impossible to save anything of...

HISTORY: Dan Morrow, 1841-1937

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Word was received here yesterday afternoon of the death that morning of Dan Morrow of Long Creek, following an illness of several days. Uncle Dan had been reported a day or two before as on the road to recovery, and his death...

HISTORY: Historical society looks to the future
HISTORY: Historical society looks to the future
Long Creek group strives to build museum on fort site.
HISTORY: Ing ‘Doc’ Hay is dead

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Ing “Doc” Hay is dead.

With his death in Portland last Saturday, a symbol of a past and colorful era in Grant County history passed on. Funeral services were held Thursday from Driskill’s with the...

HISTORY: Prairie City hospital to close: Directors find funds not sufficient

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A special tax levy in the amount of $41,555.91, believed by the Blue Mountain hospital district directors and the budget committee to be necessary for the continued operation of the Blue Mountain general hospital, was...

HISTORY: Blue Mountain General Hospital to hold open house

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The Blue Mountain General hospital at Prairie City will hold an open house for the general public, Friday, July 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served to all attending, and everyone is cordially invited to...

HISTORY: Signs of change
HISTORY: Signs of change

HISTORY: John Day basketball
HISTORY: John Day basketball

HISTORY: Greenhorn, the once-booming city on the Grant-Baker county line
HISTORY: Greenhorn, the once-booming city on the Grant-Baker county line

HISTORY: Long life in Long Creek full of innocence and freedom
HISTORY: Long life in Long Creek full of innocence and freedom
Fifth-generation resident reminisces about mill days, mud pies, movies.