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Bellinger wins re-election to Westland board
Bellinger wins re-election to Westland board

In what turned out to be a closely contested race, incumbent Jack Bellinger was re-elected last week to the Westland Irrigation District board of directors, defeating challenger Ray Vogt by just 12 votes.

Bellinger, owner of Bellinger Farms in...

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Hermiston History: Murder allegedly tied to molestation case 25 years ago
Hermiston History: Murder allegedly tied to molestation case 25 years ago
See what was going on this week 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago in Hermiston.
Three Minutes with Marisa Mendoza Avila
Mendoza Avila enjoys family adventures
Christmas tree permits available on national forests

‘Tis the season for a hike in the woods to find the perfect Christmas tree for the family.

Permits are now available on the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur national forests, and fourth-graders are once again eligible for a free...

Morrow County has new administrator
Green will relocate from Hermiston for Morrow County admin job
Holiday events spread cheer Saturday
Holiday events spread cheer Saturday
Echo’s community Thanksgiving meal, Altrusa’s annual holiday bazaar and an ornament-making activity at Hermiston Public Library offered weekend entertainment.
Washington man arrested after Morrow County chase
Boardman, Morrow County law enforcement chase driver for over an hour
Holiday recipes
Holiday recipes

The Hermiston Herald staff had a Thanksgiving meal of our own on Monday. These are a few of the recipes featured:

Potato-Cheese Pie

From Jayati Ramakrishnan

Ingredients:

2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, boiled, peeled...

Small Business Saturday asks holiday shoppers to buy local
Small Business Saturday asks holiday shoppers to buy local
Some local businesses will participate in both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Good Shepherd hosts Women’s Center open house Tuesday

Good Shepherd Health Care System will hold an open house for its new Women’s Center and a reception for new physicians on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

The Women’s Center is part of the hospital’s north wing expansion project and...

Christmas tree liven up holiday décor
Christmas tree liven up holiday décor

With Christmas just around the corner, people in the market for a live tree can buy one from local organizations.

In addition to having the fresh aroma that comes with a live tree, the purchase will help support local people and programs. The...

Rudolph runs for Christmas baskets

A benefit event is planned for the Umatilla Volunteer Firefighters Association’s annual Christmas basket program

The Rudolph Run is Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9-11 a.m. at McNary Fire Station No. 2, 303 Willamette Ave., Umatilla. All ages are...

Echo rings in holiday season

People are invited to get into the holiday spirit with activities in Echo.

Holiday shopping and festive refreshments are featured during It’s Magic: Christmas in Echo. The event is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Echo. The...

Good Shepherd offers babysitting class

Young entrepreneurs interested in learning general childcare techniques are invited to attend Babysitting Basics 101.

The next class is offered Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Good Shepherd Medical Center, 610 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston.

Coast Weekend seeks shutterbugs

The annual Coast Weekend Photo Contest invites residents of Oregon and Washington to send in their best shots.

The contest is open to photographers of all skill levels. EO Media Group staff at The Daily Astorian will choose the top three...

Boardman offers holiday dinner

Boardman area churches are hosting the ninth annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration.

Everyone is invited to the free event, which features a turkey dinner and all the fixings. The gathering is Thursday — Thanksgiving Day—...

McFundraiser benefits Highland Hills

McTeacher’s Night at the Hermiston McDonald’s will raise money for the Highland Hills Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.

School staff will man the counter Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 5-7 p.m. at 1320 N. First St., Hermiston.

‘More than a meal’ Community Fellowship Dinner moves forward
‘More than a meal’ Community Fellowship Dinner moves forward

The Community Fellowship Dinner in Hermiston enters a new era as the free meal enters its 30th holiday season.

In addition to a change in venue — to the Hermiston High School main commons — it’s moving forward without...

Dangerous crossing: Residents make case for four-way stop at Feedville and Edwards
Dangerous crossing: Residents make case for four-way stop at Feedville and Edwards
Residents make case for four-way stop at Feedville and Edwards
Hermiston leads Umatilla County in population growth
Hermiston leads Umatilla County in population growth
City, county population data released in annual Portland State University study
UCFD celebrates success, plans for future after first year
UCFD celebrates success, plans for future after first year
District looks to continue making capital improvements, recruiting volunteers
Hermiston city council denies $10,000 water credit for EOTEC
Hermiston city council denies $10,000 water credit for EOTEC

The city may co-own the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, but councilors weren’t showing any favoritism Monday when they denied the EOTEC board’s request for a $10,000 credit on its sewer bill.

In September the center switched...

Veteran events photo gallery
Veteran events photo gallery

Area schools, cities, churches, businesses and other organizations all had a hand in helping honor local veterans for the Veterans Day holiday last week. In Hermiston, the Greater Hermiston Area Chamber of Commerce drew in hundreds of veterans and...

BY THE WAY: Amazon paying for water lines, free hot dogs at gas station opening, local winners at poker tourney

The Hermiston City Council approved a $746,798 construction bid by C&E Construction of Pasco to extend the regional water system to new data centers planned by VaData (a subsidiary of Amazon) on Westland Road and near Lind Road.

Hermiston History: Three men arrested for murder 25 years ago
Hermiston History: Three men arrested for murder 25 years ago
A look back on Hermiston Novembers of years past.
Umatilla reconsiders OSU Extension Service District, will give voters a choice
Umatilla reconsiders OSU Extension Service District, will give voters a choice
Voters in the city of Umatilla will have a chance to weigh in on the proposed Oregon State University Extension Service District, after all.
New drug laws creating burden for police
New drug laws creating burden for police

A new law reducing the penalties for some drug crimes is causing more work for law enforcement, according to Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston and Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus.

They held a work session with Hermiston city...

Man points gun at Gotta Stop employee
Eugene man arrested after pointing gun at Gotta Stop employee
What’s cooking: Community meal offers Thanksgiving dinner
What’s cooking: Community meal offers Thanksgiving dinner

Volunteers needed for holiday event

By TAMMY MALGESINI

Community Editor

The Community Fellowship Dinner in Hermiston is gearing up for the 2017 season at a new venue.

Due to the construction of a new senior center, the free...

Business bazaar offers holiday shopping

A Holiday Direct Sales Bazaar is being hosted by Fun Fashions Boutique.

A number of vendors will be on hand to offer people convenient holiday shopping all in one place. The event is Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at 165 W. Coe Ave.,...

Grief Share focuses on holidays

Surviving the Holidays is the topic for an upcoming Grief Share in Hermiston.

The faith-based ministry offers encouragement and support after the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Coordinated by Hermiston Church of the Nazarene,...

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