Relay nears fundraising goal

Relay nears fundraising goal

Relay For Life walkers beat the heat last weekend to raise $46,990, with more pledges still...

Open Campus creates degree opportunities

Open Campus creates degree opportunities

By Jamie Rudd Guest writer Oregon Open Campus, Oregon State University’s community outreach...

Gerke's 50 years with Rotary awarded

Gerke's 50 years with Rotary awarded

Local resident Jerry Gerke was recently honored for his 50 years of service with the Jefferson...

Powers finishes degree at age 78

Powers finishes degree at age 78

It had been 56 years since he last attended college, but at age 78, Bob Powers returned to Oregon...

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Madras Features

Michele Ruscigno
July 16, 2014

Madras woman still seeking kidney donor

by Madras Pioneer
Madras resident Michele Ruscigno is still in search of someone who can donate a kidney for her. Since her article appeared in the Pioneer, 10 people have volunteered, but were declined as…
July 16, 2014

Fair parade rolls July 19

by Madras Pioneer
Get ready for the Jefferson County Fair Parade, which will roll through Madras on Saturday, July 19, the weekend before the fair. With the theme “From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways,” the parade…
July 16, 2014

Homestead open for tours at fair

by Madras Pioneer
Historical plays slated on fair pavilion stage In honor of Jefferson County’s centennial, two special events will be taking place during the fair. The old Farrell Homestead and one-room…
July 16, 2014

Gallery seeking bicycle art

by Madras Pioneer
Cycle Oregon will be bringing 2,200 bicyclists to Madras for two nights of camping on Sept. 10-11. Bicyclists will be riding in from Pelton Park and camping at Juniper Hills Park on Wednesday…
July 16, 2014

Grand finale party for Summer Reading

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library will present its Summer Reading Program grand finale on Tuesday, July 22, with a special performance by the amazing Great Y. Dewey (Michael McGinnis). The program is…
July 16, 2014

Births for week of 7-16-14

by Madras Pioneer
Yuliana Tail Shinning Starr Tail and Jiemey Marquez of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Yuliana Y.N. Tail, at 8:52 p.m., July 5, at St. Charles Madras. At birth,…
by: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Moms and kids on the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution's float greet the crowd.
July 09, 2014

Parade winners announced

by Madras Pioneer
Award winners for the Madras Fourth of July Parade, which had the theme “Jefferson County – Celebrating 100 Years,” were: Best Use of Theme: Wells Fargo Stage and horses, first place; Jefferson…
Teri Doran greets customers at Metolius Market.
July 09, 2014

Doran buys Metolius Market

by Susan Matheny
Teri Doran became the new owner of Metolius Market in June. Doran has been in Central Oregon for seven years, moving here from Sumpter, near Baker City, where she operated a grocery, gift, and…
Erika Anderson
July 09, 2014

Anderson offers acupuncture options

by Susan Matheny
Madras Physical Therapy Group welcomed licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist Erika Anderson to its staff in June. Anderson has a rather exotic experience leading up to her arrival in…
Workers poured acrylic coating material on the courts, then smoothed it on with rubber-bladed rakes as part of the new surface.
July 09, 2014

Tennis Anyone?

by Madras Pioneer
A crew has patched the cracks and begun resurfacing the Madras High School tennis courts. The courts, which have been in disrepair for several years with large cracks, will now have a top-grade…

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Ron Berg in the cockpit of his plane.
Jul 09, 2014

Berg loved adventure, and didn't back down

by Madras Pioneer
This year, Jefferson County Relay For Life is dedicated to the memory of two local residents, Ron Berg and Emilee Smith, who lost their battles with cancer. Ron Julian Berg was born in 1932 in…
Emilee Smith
Jul 09, 2014

Emilee shined a light on life

by Madras Pioneer
Emilee's parents shared the following remembrance: Emilee Smith (Ladeby) was a typical teen girl, took two-hour baths, loved makeup and fingernail polish and was scared of spiders. Her favorite…
The last location of Jefferson County Title Co. was on Fourth Street in Madras.
Jul 09, 2014

J.C. Title closes doors

by Susan Matheny
Jefferson County Title Co., which has been operating locally for 99 years, closed its doors June 30. “The real estate market piddled out in 2008 and never came back. There was too little…
Jeffrey and Lindsay Cloud
Jul 09, 2014

Thompson-Cloud united

by Madras Pioneer
Lindsay Thompson, of Bend, and Jeffrey Cloud, of Culver, were united in marriage on July 5, in Bend, in a ceremony officiated by Pastor Rick Russell. The bride is the daughter of Ron Thompson…
Jennifer DuPont shows some of the produce at Wild Winds Station.
Jul 09, 2014

Wild Winds opens new storefront

by Susan Matheny
Jennifer and Jeff DuPont, owners of Wild Winds Ranch meat cutting and smoking business in the Madras Industrial Park, are in the process of opening a new storefront, Wild Winds Station, south of…
Jul 09, 2014

Births for week of 7-9-14

by Madras Pioneer
Wyatt Peralez Medina Margaret and Thomas Medina of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Peralez Medina, at 2:05 p.m., June 29, at St. Charles Madras. At birth,…
Jul 09, 2014

Shaniko hosts wool gathering

by Madras Pioneer
The Eighth Annual Shaniko Wool Gathering, Pioneer and Artisan Faire will be held July 12-13, celebrating the fiber industry of today, and Shaniko’s place as the “Wool Capital of the World” in…
Cindy Wunsch
Jul 02, 2014

Wunsch had three kids in school when diagnosed

by Madras Pioneer
I am Cindy Wunsch and I was born in Corvallis. After moving to Coquille and Pendleton, my family moved to California. I was raised in Yuba City, Calif., graduating from high school there and…
Marilyn Hart
Jul 02, 2014

Hart has family history of cancer

by Madras Pioneer
My name is Marilyn Rose Hart and I am a five-year cancer survivor. If you would have told me five years ago that it would go this fast I would not have believed you. I started with American…
Tamara Eidemiller
Jul 03, 2014

Trial drug halts Eidemiller's cancer

by Madras Pioneer
My name is Tamara Eidemiller and I was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in October 2009 from a mole on my neck, which I had since birth. I went through surgery immediately that year, which was…




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