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November 19, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Improve MHS band To the Editor, Those of us who braved the cold to watch the Veterans Day Parade were thrilled to see our wonderful Jefferson County Middle School Band marching playing their…
November 13, 2014

Growth of Veterans Day inspiring in modern era

by Tony Ahern
Each year, it seems, Veterans Day grows in significance and recognition. That's a shining star for our country, especially in this era of unprecedented political divisiveness. Veterans Day has…
November 05, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Great work on Ramms Road To the Editor, I want to thank the Jefferson County Public Works Department (road crew) for a fine professional job on maintenance and improvements to Ramms Road. The…
November 05, 2014

1914 vote was most important in county history

by Tony Ahern
Over the last couple years, there have been several centennial milestones celebrated in our neck of the high desert. The incorporation of Madras, Culver and Metolius, the arrival of the…
October 29, 2014

This election: something for everyone

by Holly M. Gill
Sometimes when the November election rolls around, there are so few candidate races or issues to be decided that a large segment of registered voters opts out. That should not be the case in the…
October 31, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Voting for Mae To the Editor, I do not personally know Tom Brown or Mae Huston. I have met Mae on several occasions and have heard her speak. The main reasons for voting for Tom seem to be that…
October 22, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Back Mae To the Editor, Tom Brown is a nice guy. And he has a nice family. He’s running for county commissioner and has been a city councilor for five years. Have you noticed as you drive though…
October 22, 2014

Brown vs. Huston has the feel of an old-school race

by Tony Ahern
County commissioner is now a nonpartisan position, but what we have this fall is a classic county government race in Jefferson County, similar to what many voters have seen over the county's 100…
October 15, 2014

Governor's race: neither candidate earns endorsement

by Tony Ahern
This analysis is by the Editorial Board of Pamplin Media Group, of which the Madras Pioneer is part. Many Oregon voters, we suspect, are uninspired by their options in the gubernatorial race. We…
October 15, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Vote Brown To the Editor: When I go to the polls to vote for those who will lead my city and county, I want to be sure it is someone with experience, dedication, honesty, and a proven record of…

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Oct 08, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Back Huston To the Editor: It has been our privilege to know Mae Huston for close to six years. She moved to the area, developed a passion for the community and became involved in various…
Oct 08, 2014

Let's throw a parade!

by Tony Ahern
I was wondering why school was out for not one but two days this week — then it hit me. Oh, and that's probably why the Chamber of Commerce was trying to get ahold of me, to organize a parade…
Oct 01, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Back Tom Brown To the Editor, We have an important decision that will affect our local government for years. I know both candidates running for the Jefferson County commissioner (position) 1.…
Sep 25, 2014

A chance to walk through history

by Tony Ahern
Purveyors of local real estate might be curious, but anyone with a love of Madras-Jefferson County history should certainly be interested in an “open house” Friday — a unique opportunity to…
Sep 25, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Gas prices To the Editor, I have lived in Jefferson County for over 14 years. Why does the city allow the gas stations to keep their gas prices the highest around anywhere, in any county around,…



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