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  • DAYS OF YORE: April 4, 2024

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    April 4, 2024 10 years ago— Senator Ron Wyden will be back in Fossil to conduct his 700th town hall in the seat of Wheeler County, where by the way, he conducted his first town hall session as a United States Senator in 1996. The C-W Knights girls’ basketball team was invited to the Portland Trailblazer game for their ‘State Champions Night’. The team was given tickets in the 100 level to enjoy the game against the New Orleans Pelicans. All 14 members of the JV and Varsity teams were able to attend, along with their coaches....

  • DAYS OF YORE: March 28, 2024

    Updated Mar 27, 2024

    March 28, 2024 10 years ago— Sherman County Historical Society Board of Trustees has announced that the museum has received a generous grant from the Sherman Development League. It was obvious there wasn’t enough work space for work being done with photos and artifact collections. With the grant the volunteers redesigned their space, and added a computer workstation. A crowd of about 120 Arlington area residents gathered at the Arlington Grade School cafeteria to learn more about investigations into recent arson and cri...

  • DAYS OF YORE: Week of March 14, 2024

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Days of Yore March 14, 2024 10 years ago – Damascus Christian had been a thorn in the side of the Condon-Wheeler Lady Knights all year, since the State Class 1A basketball tournament in Baker City in 2013 when the Eagles defeated the Lady Knights by two points for the championship. All of their hard work through the year paid off when the Lady Knights mounted a well-calculated come-from-behind effort to defeat the Damascus Christian Eagles 57-52. The student council of Sherman Jr/Sr High School will present the ‘Mr. Hus...

  • DAYS OF YORE, Week of March 7, 2024

    Updated Mar 7, 2024

    1 years ago— At the Condon Chamber meeting, members heard from Ellen Stump who plans to open Nana’s Kitchen April 7th. The location is the former Round-Up Café on Main Street. “I want to make this the town’s restaurant,” said Stump, who has restaurant experience. She is coming to Condon from Springfield, Massachusetts. Air Force Airman Shane Asher graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. Shane is the son of Frank Asher of Spray, and a 2010 graduate of Spray High School. Paradise R...

  • DAYS OF YORE: Week of February 29, 2024

    Updated Mar 4, 2024

    1 years ago— It was quite serendipitous that rural Fossil resident Jan Schott would end up in a nearly front row position for the parade honoring the National Football Champion Seattle Seahawks after they defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. She had gone to Seattle for the annual Flower and Garden Show and had a little time to kill, so took in the festivities. Helen Olds, a life-long Grass Valley resident, joined the ranks of area centenarians when she celebrated her 100th birthday on February 23. Also with a 1...

  • DAYS OF YORE: Week of February 22, 2024

    Updated Feb 26, 2024

    1 years ago— Donna Birtwistle will provide a report on a recent visit to Alaska and will tell about the Yukon Quest and other sled dog races during lunch at the Sherman County Senior Center in Moro. The heaviest snowfall of this winter was 11.5 inches on February 8. The greatest depth of snow on the ground was 24 inches February 9. February has been the wettest since 1986. South Gilliam County Rural Fire Protection District Volunteer Firefighters met and honored their Firefighter of the Year, Roger Weddle. Weddle’s fire hou...

  • DAYS OF YORE: Week of February 8, 2024

    Updated Feb 26, 2024

    1 years ago— Doug Slagle motored up from Salem to watch the Super Bowl with friends Bob and Heather Devine and their daughter Haley. Haley, by the way, is a pilot for Horizon Airlines and is on her way to a new assignment which will have her domiciled at Medford. The Fossil Volunteer Fire Department has been recruiting people to help keep our fire department from totally disbanding. Turn out has been good and interest is being renewed. Even teens who are not quite old enough are showing an interest. This is very e...

  • DAYS OF YORE: Week of February 1, 2024

    Updated Feb 26, 2024

    1 years ago— Do you remember when you noticed that the City Parks in Fossil and Mitchell had been beautified, and landscaping spruced up? What about the weekend when the Pioneer Museum in Spray was teeming with volunteers giving it a fresh coat of paint? Well, those beautification projects were the results of a group of 25 volunteers participating in the 2011 Ford Institute Community Building Program. 25 years ago— From Spray Facts and Fallacies written by Virginia Humphreys, a retired Mitchell teacher: Sally Bourgeois gav...

  • DAYS OF YORE: Week of January 25, 2024

    Updated Feb 26, 2024

    1 years ago— At the monthly meeting of the Condon School Board, it was announced that school counselor, Michelle Geer, will be the school administrator for the 2014-15 school year. It was noted that she will begin working towards an administrative license, a process that will take approximately 18 months to complete. News from former Arlington residents Zeke and Anda Kay (Davidson) Zastrow notes they enjoyed a late December trip to Ft. Lauderdale and the Bahamas along with their son Tony and his family. Zeke and Anda then s...

  • DAYS OF YORE: Week of January 18, 2024

    Updated Feb 26, 2024

    1 years ago— At the monthly meeting of the Condon School Board, it was announced that school counselor, Michelle Geer, will be the school administrator for the 2014-15 school year. It was noted that she will begin working towards an administrative license, a process that will take approximately 18 months to complete. News from former Arlington residents Zeke and Anda Kay (Davidson) Zastrow notes they enjoyed a late December trip to Ft. Lauderdale and the Bahamas along with their son Tony and his family. Zeke and Anda then s...

  • The Best of Days of Yore 2023

    Updated Feb 26, 2024

    While all years carry interesting news, the newspapers from 100 years ago, and the entries from 1906 and 1908, are especially entertaining. These are but a few of the best printed in 2023. 100 years ago— Upper Pine Creek dug itself out of its hibernating quarters when friends and neighbors assembled at the spacious and hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Conlee to celebrate the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt. Mr. Conlee is much interested in old Tut and to show his appreciation of the old fellow, gave a dan...

  • DAYS OF YORE: Week of January 4, 2024

    Updated Feb 26, 2024

    1 years ago— Changing their life styles during December were Duane and Bonnie Johnson. Bonnie retired from her work with the Farm Service Agency after over 40 years, and Duane retired from his work of 40 years at Jamieson & Marshall Plumbing and Heating. The Johnsons are already heavily booked with grandchildren projects. Here are a few changes that took place as of January 1, 2014: Oregon’s minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.10 per hour. Texting or talking on a cell phone while driving will fetch higher fines – a...

  • DAYS OF YORE: Week of January 11, 2024

    Updated Feb 26, 2024

    1 years ago— Two local education administrators have been invited to present at an international conference in Sydney, Australia on a school model they designed. Steve Boynton, superintendent at Arlington Community School, and Rinda Montgomery Conwell, assistant superintendent at North Central Education Service District, designed the Pathways to Proficiency Project which has been implemented in Arlington the last four years. In 2010 Arlington ranked 260th in the state’s district performance rankings. In 2013 Arlington ran...

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