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Hermiston company provides ‘cutting-edge’ bovine IFV services
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Hermiston company provides ‘cutting-edge’ bovine IFV services
Vytelle was previously known as Cogent IVF before re-branding in August.

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Three take-aways from the midterms
Three take-aways from the midterms

Umatilla County voters just don’t do it.

More than 68.4 percent of Oregon voters cast ballots in the midterm election Tuesday, according to the latest results from the Oregon Sectary of State. Umatilla County, however, continued its trend...

Port of Morrow sues for damage from train derailment

BOARDMAN — The Port of Morrow is suing Union Pacific Railroad and Pacific Ethanol Columbia for nearly $340,000 for a train derailment last September.

Patrick Gregg, attorney for the port, filed the pleading on Aug. 3 in Morrow County,...

By the way: Puzey wins Las Vegas Marathon

A Hermiston native won the Rock n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon this weekend.

Tommy Rivers Puzey, son of Hermiston residents Kim and Julie Puzey, crossed the finish line first with a time of 2:25:54, according to the Las Vegas...

Hermiston navigates special education changes after split from ESD
Hermiston navigates special education changes after split from ESD
Hermiston navigates special education changes after split from ESD
Hermiston history: Town celebrates end of war and quarantine
Hermiston history: Town celebrates end of war and quarantine
Stories from the archives of the Hermiston Herald over the past 100 years
Stanfield factory catches fire
Stanfield factory catches fire
Stanfield’s 3D Idapro fire quickly extinguished
Car thief crashes near Boardman
Police pursuit of car thief ends in Morrow County crash
Community to cook up holiday meal
Community to cook up holiday meal

A tradition that sprouted three decades ago to share a free Thanksgiving dinner with others continues this holiday season.

Anyone who wants to enjoy a free traditional Thanksgiving meal is invited to attend the Community Fellowship Dinner. The...

Writers’ series welcomes Oregon’s poet laureate
Writers’ series welcomes Oregon’s poet laureate

Kim Stafford to read at arts center

HERMISTON HERALD

A poet and essayist, Kim Stafford is the founding director of The Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, where he has taught since 1979.

Stafford comes by...

Turkey Trot raises money for warming stations
Turkey Trot raises money for warming stations

Annual fun run/walk is on Thanksgiving Day

By TAMMY MALGESINI

Community Editor

Before succumbing to the relaxing effects of a tryptophan-rich turkey dinner, people are invited to participate in the annual Turkey Trot.

Featuring...

Agape House hosts parking lot sale

Furniture, rolls of new carpet, clothing, knick-knacks and bicycles are available for purchase during a parking lot sale at Agape House.

People are invited to find bargains and help support Eastern Oregon Mission programs and outreach. The event...

Dolly Parton program turns page on reading

Children in Stanfield and Echo are eligible to receive free books through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

A special program through the Rippy Foundation is helping underwrite 50 percent of the cost of the project so that kids up to age 5...

Potato bar fundraiser benefits The Arc

Potatoes with a variety of toppings are featured during the annual baked potato dinner presented by The Arc Umatilla County.

The event benefits the nonprofit organization, which advocates for and supports people with developmental disabilities.

Morrow County FFA hosts dinner, auction

A benefit dinner and auction will help support FFA programs in Boardman, Irrigon, Ione and Heppner.

The event is Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Riverfront Center at the Port of Morrow, 2 Marine Drive, Boardman. The cost is $25 per person.

Upcoming blood drives in Hermiston

In the coming weeks, the American Red Cross will hold several blood drives in Hermiston.

The need for blood is constant, especially heading into the holiday season when people are busy. Each day, blood donors help patients of all ages —...

Nazarene church to serve others

Instead of a regular Sunday morning church service on Nov. 18, Hermiston Church of the Nazarene is going out into the community.

Mission To Others is Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9-11 a.m. Those who participate are invited to return to the church for...

Echo church serves Thanksgiving meal

The annual Echo community Thanksgiving meal will be served this weekend.

The free dinner is available Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Echo Community Church, 21 N. Bonanza St. The meal will be served downstairs.

For more information, call...

Lack of volunteers delays opening of Hermiston Warming Station
Lack of volunteers delays opening of Hermiston Warming Station

Hermiston’s homeless may be in for more cold nights than usual if the Hermiston Warming Station doesn’t get more volunteers this week.

The nonprofit emergency shelter, which provides a warm place to sleep on winter evenings,...

Echo students celebrate veterans
Echo students celebrate veterans
Chuck Sams served as keynote speaker for the Echo Schools Veterans Day assembly on Thursday.
This app is bananas, B.A.N.A.N.A.S
This app is bananas, B.A.N.A.N.A.S
Hermiston students create app with goal of helping recognize missing people
Communities salute veterans for their service
Communities salute veterans for their service

As Veterans Day approaches, several special events are planned to honor veterans. Events and activities include:

HERMISTON

•The annual Veterans Day Breakfast is Friday at 8 a.m. at the Hermiston Community Center, 415 S. Highway...

Walden wins 11th term by narrowing margin
Walden wins 11th term by narrowing margin

The blue wave that carried Democrats to a majority in the U.S. House did not roll past the shores of Eastern Oregon.

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden won an 11th term Tuesday night in the Oregon 2nd Congressional District. Early unofficial results from...

Murdock has early lead in Umatilla County commissioner race
Murdock has early lead in Umatilla County commissioner race

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, George Murdock had a 500-vote lead over challenger Rick Pullen in his bid for another term on the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners.

That lead is enough to secure the position after an extended eight month campaign...

Female veterans discuss their experiences in the military
Female veterans discuss their experiences in the military

Staff Writer

Many people balance military service with parenthood. But having to breastfeed while wearing a bulletproof vest is an experience that belongs to a limited group of service members.

Amber Randall, a Hermiston Child Protective...

Davis beats Gomolski for Hermiston council seat
Davis beats Gomolski for Hermiston council seat

Hermiston city councilor Lori Davis will keep her seat for another four years, beating challenger Mark Gomolski with 57.3 percent of the vote.

Davis has served on the Hermiston City Council since 2010. She was appointed to fill a vacant seat,...

Challengers on path to win in Umatilla
Challengers on path to win in Umatilla

Umatilla’s mayoral race was too close to call when results came in at 8 p.m., but Mary Dedrick had a 22 vote lead over incumbent Daren Dufloth.

Dufloth was running for re-election for the first time since he was appointed to the...

Voters block sanctuary state repeal, grocery tax ban

SALEM — On election night, Oregonians blocked attempts to overturn the state’s sanctuary status for undocumented immigrants and affirmed public funding for reproductive health care — including abortion — holding onto its...

Brown wins second term as Oregon governor

Democrat Kate Brown has won reelection to become Oregon governor, defeating Republican challenger Knute Buehler.

The Oregon Secretary of State’s office shortly after 8:20 p.m. showed that, after 1.3 million votes, Brown carried 50 percent...

Longtime Hermiston resident marks first ballot as U.S. citizen
Longtime Hermiston resident marks first ballot as U.S. citizen

For Juana Ortiz, filling out her ballot on Friday morning was a special occasion.

The longtime Hermiston resident was voting in the U.S. for the first time, after becoming a citizen in 2016.

“I decided to vote because it’s a...

Hermiston School Board picks new member
Brent Pitney appointed as newest member of Hermiston School Board

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