Skate into the New Year

Skate into the New Year

The 26th annual New Year's Eve skate party will be held at the Crooked River Gym The Crook...

Feeding the community on Christmas

Feeding the community on Christmas

Annual community breakfast a way of giving back The Prineville Eagles are once again getting...

Converting wind into energy

Converting wind into energy

Crook County Middle School students host the local Kidwind competition Crook County Middle...

Strolling through Christmas in the Pines

Strolling through Christmas in the Pines

Traffic free walk-through added to this year's display By all accounts, last year's inaugural...

Bringing music to the students

Bringing music to the students

Professional musician Keith Greeninger drops in at Cecil Sly for a day of song Sandwiched in...


Prineville's Features

December 23, 2014

Our Town Christmas Cash winners announced

by Teresa Tooley
Weekly meetings will not be held this week, due to the upcoming holidays I want to thank everyone who participated in the Our Town Christmas Giveaway this year, both the businesses and the…
December 20, 2014

Cowboys edge Indians

by Lon Austin
Crook County advances to consolation finals at North Marion Invitational with 60-56 win over Molalla After dropping a close contest to the North Marion Huskies on Thursday, the Crook County…
December 16, 2014

Letters to Santa will be published next Tuesday

by Teresa Tooley
Micharl J. Mohan, CPA has been in business for 31 years this month The Central Oregonian has received the Letters to Santa from all the good little boys and girls grades k-3 and will be printing…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - From left, Ashlyn Hacker, Sydney Hacker, Logan Tanner, and Alexia Atkins, eighth-grade students at Crook County Middle School, have all said 'I've Got This!' a student-based program to create an all-inclusive student body at the school.
December 09, 2014

Embracing student differences

by Kevin Sperl
Middle School launches campaign to empower students A Crook County Middle School teacher stood in front of the school-wide assembly on Friday, Nov. 21 to tell a story from when he was their age.…
December 09, 2014

Our Town Christmas Giveaway continues

by Teresa Tooley
RE/MAX Out West Realty, LLC to host Prineville Perk Friday The holidays are a time that is hard for those who have lost a loved one, whether recently or in past years. This is the time of year…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Jason Sanford and Erin O'Connor performed a series of skits at Crook County High School as part of the Oregon Shakespeare's Festival's school education tour on Wednesday.
December 05, 2014

Shakespeare comes to Crook County

by Kevin Sperl
Ashland's Oregon Shakespeare Festival sent two of its actors to Prineville for theater workshops Jason Sanford was really proud of himself for being able to throw up on demand to impress Erin…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Savannah Lay, left, as 'Jama Hellerova,' and Jayana Hinkle, as 'Eva Hellerova,' rehearse for the Crook County High School's upcoming production of 'And a Child Shall Lead.' The emotional, powerful play will run at the CCHS performing arts center Dec. 4 through 6.
December 02, 2014

'And a Child Shall Lead'

by Kevin Sperl
Theater troupe hopes to perform at next year's Oregon State Thespian Conference When Crook County High School senior Jayena Hinkle read the script for the play “And a Child Shall Lead,” she knew…
December 02, 2014

Our Town Christmas Giveaway 2014

by Teresa Tooley
Crook County Fire and Rescue will be collecting food this Saturday in Northridge area In today’s Central Oregonian, on pages A9 through A12, you will find the Our Town Christmas Giveaway Game.…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Brad Larkins is coordinating this year's Toys for Tots campaign as part of the Crook County Holiday Partnership. Donated toys may be left at drop boxes throughout the city.
November 28, 2014

Collecting toys for area children

by Kevin Sperl
Last year's campaign distributed toys and clothing to over 930 area youth Director of Crook County Human Services Brenda Comini’s email signature includes a countdown of the number of days left…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Connor Vaughan's love for reading earned him a $529 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarship.
November 25, 2014

Reading for his future

by Kevin Sperl
Connor Vaughan earns a $529 College Savings Plan certificate for his summer reading Jamie Vaughan believes reading is an important part of her children’s education, so much so that she enrolled…

Don't miss the local news

Nov 25, 2014

Kiwanis Annual See's Candies trailer now open

by Teresa Tooley
Mid Oregon Credit Union is making a real difference in our community with Holiday Dough Fund The Central Oregonian will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28, so that we can spend time…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crooked River Elementary School Principal Cheri Rasmussen reads to her students On Wednesday, Nov. 12, as part of her principal read-a-thon challenge.
Nov 21, 2014

Not your ordinary reading camp

by Kevin Sperl
Crooked River Elementary Principal Cheri Rasmussen set up a reading space for students during National Young Readers Week complete with a tent, sleeping bag and picnic table Crooked River…
Nov 18, 2014

Giving thanks by giving back to Crook County

by Teresa Tooley
Crook County High School culinary students baked cookies recently for NeighborImpact fundraiser The Crook County Kids Club will be hosting its Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Dinner this Thursday,…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Brogyn Miller listens to first-grader Kyler Dobkins read from the book 'Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see?' at Cecil Sly on Monday.
Nov 11, 2014

Student mentors create better readers

by Kevin Sperl
Middle School eighth graders spend 30 minutes every day with Cecil Sly first graders Crook County Middle School eighth-grader Brad Beardsley recalled being a less-than-proficient reader when he…
Nov 11, 2014

It's tee time for Chet Petersen

by Teresa Tooley
Conceal carry permit class being held at Meadow Lakes Golf Course It is official, Chet Petersen has retired and is playing golf these days. But no worries, Adam Kraus and Kathy Watson are still…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - From right, sophomores Andrea Crider, AJ Viilneauve, Igor Tsyhanchuk, and Justen Wright work on keyboards. All are enrolled in Crook County High School's inaugural Introduction to Computer Science class.
Nov 07, 2014

Computer Science added to curriculum

by Kevin Sperl
An introduction to computer programming class is attracting strong student interest at CCHS What started last year as a fledgling technology club has evolved into the beginnings of a computer…
Nov 04, 2014

Jason Carr to speak at 'What's Brewing?'

by Teresa Tooley
Crook County Landfill holding a free household hazardous waste collection Saturday No need to wait until Black Friday to start getting your Christmas shopping started, not when Christmas is…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crook County High School Culinary Instructor Macy Hagensee helps Lisa Toledoa, left, Vanessa Smith and Kelsey Warbus calibrate their scale before measuring flour in class last week.
Oct 31, 2014

For the love of cooking

by Kevin Sperl
The Crook County High School culinary team will be serving a seven-course dinner as a fundraiser for further competitions Crook County High School Culinary Instructor Macy Hagensee rules over…




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