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Area youths to present ‘Princess and the Pea’
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Area youths to present ‘Princess and the Pea’

A dazzling array of characters will take the stage during a pair of performances coordinated by the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

A prince is searching for his princess within a kingdom of snow during “The Princess and the...

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Hermiston History: Residents urged to support location of new freeway near Hermiston
Hermiston History: Residents urged to support location of new freeway near Hermiston

• The city of Hermiston could be held liable if the city’s water supply is contaminated by a backflow of hazardous materials. John Huffman, from the State Health Division, told the Hermiston City Council that other towns have been sued...

Local dentist John Spomer enjoys reading and running
Local dentist John Spomer enjoys reading and running
Hopes to continue his work with dental organizations
Transportation projects will be discussed Feb. 27
Input sought from citizens on Eastern Oregon transportation projects
World War II paratrooper will take to the skies again
World War II paratrooper will take to the skies again

Walt Liebe’s family gave him wings for his 94th birthday over the weekend in Hermiston.

Liebe, a 94-year-old lifelong Hermiston resident, served during World War II as an Army Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne.

On a...

Two Rivers receives Siletz tribe grant
Two Rivers receives Siletz tribe grant

Two Rivers Correctional Institution was among the nonprofit organizations that received grant funding from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, whose 11-county service area encompassed the...

Budget testimony during local hearing focuses on preventing cuts
Budget testimony during local hearing focuses on preventing cuts
Education funding and the proposed closure of the Oregon State Police crime lab in Pendleton were two of the biggest topics when the Joint Ways and Means Committee came to hear testimony in Hermiston.
Volunteer work a way to blossom in Hermiston
Volunteer work a way to blossom in Hermiston
Work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate is just one of many ways Merit Award winner Charles Clupny volunteers.
Sunset Park may get assist from Portland Trail Blazers
Sunset Park may get assist from Portland Trail Blazers
The city of Hermiston may receive a chunk of change for new playground equipment at Sunset Park, courtesy of the Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Health.
Valentine-themed murder mystery highlights love, poison
Valentine-themed murder mystery highlights love, poison

Murder mystery fundraiser benefits Agape House

By TAMMY MALGESINI

Community Editor

Love is in the air and poison is in the drink during a murder mystery event presented by Agape House.

The sweet valentine-themed fundraiser...

Brothers Grimm tale seeks youth performers

Production offers opportunity to shine under the spotlight

By TAMMY MALGESINI

Community Editor

A fun and magical storyline is featured in an upcoming youth drama production sponsored by the Desert Arts Council.

Full of humor...

Umatilla creates new department to focus on livability, economic development
Umatilla creates new department to focus on livability, economic development
Meeting starts with request for review of Mayor Dave Trott
Hermiston History: Feb. 8, 2017
Hermiston History: Feb. 8, 2017
Hermiston History
Calling all artists

The Irrigon Watermelon Festival is holding a contest for an event logo for its 33rd annual event.

The creator of the winning logo will receive a $25 gift certificate. Entries must include the name, “Irrigon Watermelon Festival,”...

Baptist church plans couples seminar

A marriage and family seminar is planned at the Boardman Baptist Church.

Couples are invited to attend the event, which is titled “Making the Most of your Marriage” by Kevin Leman. The seminar is Saturday at 9 a.m. at the church,...

Pregnancy center shares vision
Pregnancy center shares vision

Coming on the tail of moving into its new office space in Hermiston, Pregnancy Care Services of Hermiston and Pendleton recently held a fundraising banquet.

With a theme of Celebrate A Vision for Life, Debbie Cissna, executive director of the...

Prophetic minister to speak at Aglow

The co-founder of Word to the World Ministries will share his testimony and prophetic vision during the upcoming Walla Walla Aglow Community Lighthouse meeting.

The public is invited to hear John Mark Pool Saturday at 10 a.m. at Grace Church,...

Me and My Prince Ball seeks sponsors

Organizers are busy planning the 13th annual Me and My Prince Ball, which is Saturday, May 20 in Hermiston.

The formal/semi-formal event is coordinated by Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Service Unit 22. It provides an opportunity...

Inland orchestra announces weekend performances

Numerous musicians from Hermiston and across the region will perform a pair of free concerts this weekend.

The Inland Northwest Orchestra, under the direction of R. Lee Friese, will perform “Marionetten-Trauermarsch” by Charles...

Benefit funds to help longtime Hermiston volunteer
Benefit funds to help longtime Hermiston volunteer

Health issues bury Ball-Kiser in medical bills

By TAMMY MALGESINI

Community Editor

For more than 40 years, Laurie Ball-Kiser has given of her time, talents and resources to the community — now the Hermiston woman is in need of...

Safe Communities cancels Feb. 8 meeting

The Safe Communities February meeting has been canceled.

The group focuses on many areas of personal safety and awareness, including domestic violence, child abuse, teen violence, bullying, homelessness and safety regarding guns, fire, computer...

Elks wrap up donations for speech camp

A gift-wrapping station set up during the busy holiday season at the Hermiston Liquor Store helped raise money for Camp Meadowood Springs.

Cindy Griffith, a volunteer with the Hermiston Elks Lodge, said business owner Trudie Seadorf was gracious...

Washington highway crash kills two local men

PATERSON, Washington — A crash the morning of Feb. 1 near Paterson, Washington, killed two Umatilla County men.

Washington State Patrol reported Ramiro Valdez-Galvez, 29, of Umatilla, and Pedro Santiago-Menchu, 37, of Hermiston, died at...

Hermiston resident enjoys family, travel
Hermiston resident enjoys family, travel
Gilliland is a longtime Hermiston resident
County holds off on paying EOTEC
Umatilla County and Hermiston on hook to cover EOTEC budget gaps
Police chaplain receives award
Police chaplain receives award
Cummings provides support to police, fire officials
Innovative Learning Center merges with Hermiston High School
Alternative school ceases to operate independently, now under high school umbrella
Flu eases off, not gone yet

Flu hit Oregon hard and fast this year, but the virus appears to have peaked.

Hermiston boy Jasper Duree McKenzie, 4, died at the end of December after respiratory failure and a flu-like infection, said Umatilla County Public Health director Jim...

Growing Latino population means new outreach efforts
Growing Latino population means new outreach efforts
Oregon’s Latino population has grown from 8 percent in 2000 to about 12 percent now.
Hermiston volunteers help young readers
Hermiston volunteers help young readers
Head Start program facilitates literacy, volunteers needed
Echo announces changes in downtown businesses

Some changes are occurring in the business community in Echo.

City administrator Diane Berry reports Pamela and Dana Reese will be opening a new coffee shop in the former Wheat & Barley Pub on Main Street. Their hours will be from 6 a.m. to...

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Hermiston business celebrates 40 anniversary this week
Dale Platt, owner of Desert Cobbler celebrates milestone despite challenges that come with maintaining a business in the shoe and boot repair...
Echo announces changes in downtown businesses

Some changes are occurring in the business community in Echo.

City administrator Diane Berry reports Pamela and Dana Reese will be opening a...

Simplot opens new Hermiston location

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Area youths to present ‘Princess and the Pea’

A dazzling array of characters will take the stage during a pair of performances coordinated by the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

A...

None injured at industrial fire in Stanfield
Blaze likely caused by dryers
Local dentist John Spomer enjoys reading and running
Transportation projects will be discussed Feb. 27
Hermiston History: Residents urged to support location of new freeway near Hermiston