Grant Union girls down TigerScots, advance to state tournament
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Grant Union girls down TigerScots, advance to state tournament
Grant Union defeats Weston-McEwen 71-42 in state championship playoff.

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Rapp shooting case set for late August trial
Rapp shooting case set for late August trial
Defense attorney expects a ‘whodunnit case.’
Commissioner seat draws challengers
Commissioner seat draws challengers

Five county seats are open for election in this May’s Grant County primary.

As of Feb. 22, three residents had filed for Commissioner Boyd Britton’s seat. The challengers for the four-year position include Gordon Larson, Canyon...

Senate passes ‘pass-through’ business tax bill
Senate passes ‘pass-through’ business tax bill
Critics of the bill contend the legislation violates the state Constitution, which requires measures that raise revenue originate in the House.
Betty Jo (Wyllie) Peterson-Sigler
Betty Jo (Wyllie) Peterson-Sigler

Betty Jo (Wyllie) Peterson-Sigler, 80, of Pendleton passed away on Feb. 21. She was born on April 13, 1937, in Klamath Falls to Walter and Mildred (Smith) Wyllie. She grew up in Dayville, where she attended elementary school. She later moved and...

Spray Rodeo secretary faces charges of theft, computer crimes

Joann Pearl Griffith of Spray faces 35 criminal charges for the theft of funds from the Spray Rodeo Association and the Haystack Cemetery Association.

Griffith is the secretary of the rodeo, according to filings with the Oregon Secretary of...

Senate passes bill to strip guns from stalkers, abusers
Senate passes bill to strip guns from stalkers, abusers
Controversial bill passed with 16 votes from Democrats. One Democrat and 12 Republicans voted against it.
Brown wants to hire185 more Child Welfare workers
Brown wants to hire185 more Child Welfare workers
A secretary of state’s audit found that caseloads are three to four times “higher than what is optimal, contributing to staff burnout, increased turnover and difficulty recruiting new workers.”
Basketball playoff schedules
Basketball playoff schedules

The Grant Union Prospector girls will host the Weston-McEwen TigerScots at 6 p.m. Friday at Grant Union in John Day for round one in the state playoffs.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students, and concessions will be...

Morgan switches up role with secretary of state
Morgan switches up role with secretary of state
Morgan, who is African-American, has spearheaded efforts to connect the Secretary of State’s Office with the state’s minority groups.
Senate passes ‘Equifax bill’
The bill is aimed at protecting consumers who are affected by mass data breaches at credit reporting agencies and other companies.
Prairie City girls end season at round one at state
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.
Grant County Court minutes: Feb. 14, 2018
Grant County Court minutes.
Greg Ray Bremner
Greg Ray Bremner

Greg Ray Bremner, 55, of Canyon City, Oregon passed away February 10, 2018, at Saint

Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. A memorial service was held for Greg Saturday,

February 17, 2018, at the Trowbridge Pavilion in John Day,...

Chamber Newsletter: February 2018
Chamber Newsletter: February 2018

Hello, Grant County. Can you believe the beautiful weather we have been having? Great winter for working outdoors.

Our February Chamber Board meeting and no-host luncheon will be held Thursday, February 22nd. The board will meet at the chamber...

Audit suggests tweaks for tax processing system
Audit suggests tweaks for tax processing system
State auditors found that new Oregon tax processing software works well, but suggested extra precautions to safeguard data.
Blueprint presented for new housing stimulus plan
Blueprint presented for new housing stimulus plan
Preliminary boundaries presented to advisory committee.
South Canyon Boulevard sidewalk may not get built
South Canyon Boulevard sidewalk may not get built
Costs have more than doubled for a half-sized project.
City to support new housing project
City to support new housing project
Four duplexes planned along John Day River.
House Dems seek half of a cap-and-invest program
House Dems seek half of a cap-and-invest program
Acknowledging resistance to passing a full cap-and-invest program this year, House Democrats have proposed enacting half of a program and finishing it in 2019.
Lady Pros outshoot Outlaws for tourney title
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
Grant Union boys win Wapiti tournament
Prospector boys are victorious at the Wapiti Tournament with a 21-point win over Elgin.
Sports Schedule

Friday, Feb. 23

Grant Union girls basketball vs. Weston-McEwen in first-round state playoff in John Day at 6 p.m.

1A girls basketball second-round state playoff, teams and times TBD

Saturday, Feb. 24

Grant Union dance at...

Lusco wins wrestling title
Lusco wins wrestling title
Sophomore wins in triple overtime.
Panther boys maul Mustangs in District 8 final
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
Lady Panthers outrun Antelopes on way to state
Prairie City girls place third at district tournament
Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
The Backroads: County should be proud of local athletes

With all of the great sports accomplishments recently, we’ve been having a problem here at the Eagle: finding enough space to get it all in print.

But it’s a problem we’ll gladly take, and we hope all our local teams...

Our View: Income surveys need completed

Easy money is hard to come by, but for the John Day and Canyon City communities, it may simply require filling out a simple survey.

Portland State University has sent income surveys to 312 randomly selected wastewater customers from the...

Farmer’s Fate: The procrastination tree

The early bird may get the worm — but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese. A motto I have often repeated to myself when I seem to be getting behind — with life.

It was in November when I looked up at the Christmas...

Guest Comment: Soaring firefighting costs limit funds for other important work
Guest Comment: Soaring firefighting costs limit funds for other important work

Across the nation, the 2017 wildfire season was unprecedented in terms of dollars spent, acres burned and the increased duration of wildfires. Even now, months later, we’re still feeling the impacts from these fires, especially...

Marketplace

News

Rancher calls for filling natural resource advisor position
County court will bring matter back March 14.
Options presented for aging Forest Service buildings
Allowing structures to ‘melt in place’ is a viable option
Rapp shooting case set for late August trial
Commissioner seat draws challengers
Spray Rodeo secretary faces charges of theft, computer crimes

Opinion

Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
The Backroads: County should be proud of local athletes

With all of the great sports accomplishments recently, we’ve been having a problem here at the Eagle: finding enough space to get it all in...

Our View: Income surveys need completed
Farmer’s Fate: The procrastination tree
Guest Comment: Soaring firefighting costs limit funds for other important work

Sports

Grant Union girls down TigerScots, advance to state tournament
Grant Union defeats Weston-McEwen 71-42 in state championship playoff.
Basketball playoff schedules

The Grant Union Prospector girls will host the Weston-McEwen TigerScots at 6 p.m. Friday at Grant Union in John Day for round one in the state...

Prairie City girls end season at round one at state
Lady Pros outshoot Outlaws for tourney title
Grant Union boys win Wapiti tournament

Obituaries

Betty Jo (Wyllie) Peterson-Sigler

Betty Jo (Wyllie) Peterson-Sigler, 80, of Pendleton passed away on Feb. 21. She was born on April 13, 1937, in Klamath Falls to Walter and Mildred...

Greg Ray Bremner

Greg Ray Bremner, 55, of Canyon City, Oregon passed away February 10, 2018, at Saint

Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. A memorial...

Alma Mary Joslin
Joan Yvonne Ingalls
Clifford Dale Morris

Life

Daddys and daughters disco at Elks ballroom

There were 102 daughters with 81 dads or father figures dancing to a groovy “Night to Disco” theme at the eighth annual...

Grant County Seniors
Senior news from our John Day, Prairie City and Monument correspondents.
What’s Happening
Out of the Past
Bremner’s final ride

Capital Bureau

Bill expands return-to-play power for kids with concussion
A bill headed to the Oregon House of Representatives adds athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists, others to those who can release a...
Senate passes ‘pass-through’ business tax bill
Critics of the bill contend the legislation violates the state Constitution, which requires measures that raise revenue originate in the House.
Senate passes bill to strip guns from stalkers, abusers
Brown wants to hire185 more Child Welfare workers
Morgan switches up role with secretary of state

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