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October 6, 2015 by Sharon Sharon Ward Jones (Register to contact)

Wanted to share with all that Donna M. Neal who attended junior high and high school with us passed away in Houston, Texas on June 2, 2015. She was a dear friend and will be missed.

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OBITUARIES: June 14, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Walter R. Olp La Grande 1927-2019 Walter Ralph Olp, 91, of La Grande, died June 6 at his residence. A funeral *service* will be held at 2 p.m. June 21 at the La ...



LHS students delve into education issues;  La Grande Observer

These 13 La Grande High School students know little about university campus life, but their understanding of what it takes to write a dynamic college research ...



BRIEFLY: May 22, 2019;  La Grande Observer

EOU trustees meet tomorrow LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees convenes May 23 for its final regular meeting of the 2018-19 ...



BRIEFLY: June 10, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Cove's Summer Reading Program begins Tuesday COVE — The Cove Library's Summer Reading Program begins at 11 a.m. June 11. This year's summer ...



LHS Marching Band gets a makeover; Community fundraising effort collects more than $75,000 for 125 new uniforms  La Grande Observer

The La Grande High School Marching Band will step on to the football field this fall with newfound swagger as the group will be donning a *fresh* look in the form ...



BRIEFLY: May 29, 2019;  La Grande Observer

'Kids Night Out' gives parents a night off LA GRANDE — The next Kids Night Out sponsored by the EOU women's basketball team will run from 6 p.m. to 9:30 ...



OBITUARIES: June 3, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Kenneth L. Witty Enterprise 1939-2019 Kenneth Lee Witty, 79, of Enterprise, died May 27 at his home. A celebration of his life will be held at the Witty residence ...



OBITUARIES: May 20, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Michael “Todd” Silva October 29, 1967 - May 6, 2019 Michael “Todd” Silva, born October 29, 1967 at St. Joseph Hospital in La Grande, Oregon, son of Toni ...



Betty Workman  Tillamook Headlight-Herald

Betty Workman was born in North Powder, Oregon on May 8, 1930 to Royal and Dorothy (Betcher) Pierce. Betty passed away in Tillamook, Oregon on May 17, ...



Kennedy remembered for his voice, good works;  La Grande Observer

Sportscasting was an art for Ken Kennedy. He needed only a microphone to make sweeping brushstrokes. “Ken would often listen to recordings of his (radio) ...



Increasing enrollment boosts Cove School District budget;  La Grande Observer

The Cove School District's general fund budget for 2019-20 is set to jump substantially and create a splash on the athletic front. The Cove School Board is ...



LHS hires AD position;  La Grande Observer

An educator with ties to a region in England famous for producing shoes and hiking boots may soon be trekking up rocky trails in Northeast Oregon and walking ...



LHS students promote education;  La Grande Observer

Looking for the new face of education in Eastern Oregon? Look no further than La Grande High School sophomore Katie Brown. Brown is representing this ...



LHS students need help raising money for state competition;  La Grande Observer

Sixteen La Grande High School students are heading to state after winning the Oregon Mock Trial regional competition for the first time since the team was ...



La Grande School District enrollment increase not as high as expected;  La Grande Observer

While the La Grande School District's enrollment figure is up, it's not quite as robust as officials expected. Early numbers show the school district now has 2370 ...



OBTIS: March 13, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Jeri L. Gilliland La Grande Jeri L. Gilliland, 62, of La Grande, died March 12. An obituary is forthcoming. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling ...



La Grande School District enrollment steady;  La Grande Observer

The La Grande School District's enrollment picture appears stable seven weeks into the 2017-18 school year. The district now has about 2350 students, the ...



Baseball and softball fields get an upgrade; City, schools, volunteers team up to improve Pioneer Park fields  La Grande Observer

The community of Union County is stepping up to the plate in a big way for the Optimist and Sam Marcum baseball and softball fields at Pioneer Park. The City of ...



OBITUARIES: May 13, 2019;  La Grande Observer

December 16, 1947 - May 1, 2019. Teddy “Ted” Delmer Atkinson, 71, of La Grande, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his residence. A celebration of ...



OBITUARIES: May 8, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Iva Mae Collins January 1, 1932 - April 28, 2019 Cove resident, Iva Mae Collins, loving wife and best friend of husband Ben Collins, passed away Sunday, April ...



OBITS: April 1, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Keith G. Hescock Summerville 1939-2019 Keith Glenn Hescock, 80, of Summerville, died March 27 of natural causes. A celebration of his life will be held at 5 ...



BRIEFLY March 1, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Gene Rose Memorial Chamber Concert held in Haines HAINES — The Grande Ronde Symphony Association and the Leo Alder Foundation invite the ...



LHS A Cappella Choir wins state twice in a row;  La Grande Observer

Emma Perry and many of the other 38 members of La Grande High School's A Capella Choir recently endured five seconds of high anxiety. The scene was the ...



BRIEFLY: May 17, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Elgin School Board meets Monday ELGIN — The Elgin School Board Budget Committee will meet at 6 p.m. May 20 in Room 17 of Stella Mayfield School.



Tigers lend seniors a caring hand; La Grande softball team visited Grande Ronde Retirement Residence Saturday  La Grande Observer

The La Grande High School softball team has become known for its success on the field the last three years, but over the weekend, the Tigers hit a home run off ...



OBITS: March 18, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Rene C. (Roberts) Stevens La Grande 1928-2019 Rene Cheer (Roberts) Stevens, 90, of North Powder, died March 9. A graveside *service* will begin at 11 a.m. ...



Candidate believes legal knowhow a plus;  La Grande Observer

A legal background can serve a school board member well. Kevin Smolkowski, who has a law degree, believes this and says it is a reason why he is running to ...



La Grande High School bond projects nearing completion;  La Grande Observer

Two major La Grande High School renovation projects, ones that will touch the lives of not only students but also many theatergoers and sports fans in the ...



Q: Was there ever a rash of UFO sightings in Northeast Oregon? A: Yes, in the late 1940s.;  La Grande Observer

Sightings of flying saucers were reported in Union, Baker and Umatilla counties on June 26 and 29 of 1947. A story in the June 27, 1947, edition of The Observer ...



Lions Club prepares for gun show;  La Grande Observer

The annual La Grande Gun Show is coming up, and the Island City Lions Club is preparing for one of its major fundraisers of the year. Brian Kaiser, president of ...



Chamber of Commerce elects new executive director;  La Grande Observer

The Union County Chamber of Commerce named La Grande native Suzannah Moore-Hemann as its new executive director Tuesday afternoon. Moore-Hemann ...



OBITS: March 8, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Virginia I. Manning Elgin Virginia Irene Manning, 86, of Elgin, died Feb. 28 at her residence. A graveside *service* will be held at 2 p.m. March 15 at the Elgin ...



Texas teacher is LHS's new assist. principal;  La Grande Observer

Brett Smith, La Grande High School's next assistant principal, will not experience anything close to culture shock when he moves into his new office in 1-1/2 ...



LHS renovations unveiled to public; Upgrades to gym, auditorium part of $31.85 million bond  La Grande Observer

Scott, the head custodian at La Grande High School, is still struck by the sight of the La Grande High School's gym, which has undergone a major renovation ...



2 La Grande High students arrested in mass shooting plot  OregonLive.com

La Grande. Two La Grande High School students were taken into custody Wednesday, April 14, 2016, in the eastern Oregon town after police said they found ...



Tigers look to compete with Attila | Local Sports News  Ontario Argus Observer

ONTARIO — With the boys basketball varsity practice over on Friday night, the junior varsity team took to the court and began to work through drills. Ontario ...



Teen, DA reach plea deal in alleged school shooting plot  East Oregonian

The long and turbulent case against Micah Schultze, the La Grande High School student arrested in April on allegations of planning a school shooting, ended ...



Are 16-year-olds ready to vote?; Opinions vary locally  La Grande Observer

By Dick Mason The Observer A push in State Legislature to change the voting age in Oregon from 18 to 16 years old is drawing mixed reaction in Northeast ...



Tigers, community celebrate state championship; La Grande baseball team claims program's second state title, first since 2007  La Grande Observer

Mark Lanman has witnessed firsthand the support the La Grande fan base has provided to the high school baseball program. Lanman was the Tigers baseball ...



LHS program receives boost from students, local business;  La Grande Observer

Five La Grande High School students spent their Christmas break doing the paradoxical. The students earned wages while helping the La Grande School ...



'Extensive closure' of I-84 possible | Breaking News  Ontario Argus Observer

ONTARIO — Motorists heading to La Grande from Ontario will not be able to do so at this time as Interstate 84 is now closed in both directions, in the.



Conveying synergy and combined experience; EOU seniors explore relationships and connections through artwork  La Grande Observer

The unseen scars of the relationship between a woman and her role as a mother; the communal thread weaving energy, life and all of nature together; the ...



On top of the GOL;  La Grande Observer

La Grande not only dominated the Greater Oregon League district wrestling tournament Saturday, the Tigers also put themselves in position to potentially place ...



Old building will come down after construction;  La Grande Observer

The La Grande School Board will follow through with its plan to have the old Central Elementary building, at 402 K Ave., torn down after a new school replacing it ...



A change of pace after 43 years; Larry Glaze will continue working after retirement  La Grande Observer

Larry Glaze, at age 65, still has a youthful spring in his step. The La Grande educator, despite exhaustive demands on his time, regularly does extensive ...



Site for new elementary School building approved;  La Grande Observer

Central Elementary School's future is now in much sharper focus. The La Grande School Board voted Wednesday to site Central Elementary School building at ...



Tigers claim Muilenburg championship; LHS wins its home tourney for first time since 2013; five local wrestlers win titles  La Grande Observer

This post has been updated. La Grande and Bethel, Washington, spent much of the 2017 Muilenburg Wrestling Tournament trading the team lead. The Braves ...



Warrenton High School gifted education center  Daily Astorian

WARRENTON — The Warrenton-Hammond School District is getting a steel building for its new career-technical education center from an Idaho businessman ...



EOU wants to install synthetic turf; La Grande School District asked to contribute to $1.5M Community Stadium project  La Grande Observer

EOU is preparing to launch a drive to raise $1.5 million for the purchase and installation of synthetic turf at Community Stadium, the site of Mountaineer and La ...



Cattle truck rolls over causing interstate's closure | Local News Stories  Ontario Argus Observer

ONTARIO — Interstate 84 was closed for several hours early Tuesday afternoon between Ontario and La Grande due to a rollover of a semi truck that was ...



La Grande's Jadin Bell, dying gay teen who was bullied, could 'pick up your spirits'  OregonLive.com

The openly gay sophomore had complained of bullying and name calling, but friends said it's hard to believe that alone would have driven him to despair.



Obituary for June 1, 2018  Baker City Herald

Dovey Shaw Alicel, 1922-2018 dates Dovey B. Shaw, 96, of Alicel, died on May 27, 2018, at her home. Visitations will be Saturday, June 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ...



Teens likely to form lifelong nicotine addiction through vaping, says CDC;  La Grande Observer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns vaping, the latest trend to sweep the nation, can lead to a lifelong nicotine addiction and unknown health ...



Meek will leave George Fox for Pilots job  Pamplin Media Group

Meek will leave George Fox for Pilots job, Local Sports, Newberg local Sports, Breaking Sports alerts for Newberg city.



Centenarian still going strong; Bill Hawkins, railroader, diplomat and farmer, turns 100 this month  La Grande Observer

In some cultures, people bless one another with the wish “May you live a hundred years,” and that's exactly what Union County farmer Bill Hawkins intends to do.



La Grande Grapples With Bullying After Gay Teen's Death, Jadin Bell  OPB News

This month, the small Eastern Oregon city of La Grande found itself in the national spotlight. An openly gay teen, 15-year-old, Jadin Bell, took his own life shortly ...



Steve Martin to pay for banned La Grande High School play  The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Steve Martin has offered to pay for an off-campus production of his play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," which the school board banned from La Grande High ...



Bulldogs stun La Grande;  La Grande Observer

Nyssa appeared to be dead to rights with just over five minutes to play in their game against La Grande Tuesday night. The Bulldogs were trailing by 13 points, ...



Joseph volleyball team finishes second in league | Sports | wallowa.com  Wallowa County Chieftain

Joseph High School's varsity volleyball team came away from the Old Oregon League District Tournament with a win and loss, good enough for second-place.



La Grande father says he accepted gay son, hopes his death will 'stand for something'  OregonLive.com

About 200 people gather Wednesday at Eastern Oregon University to launch Faces for Change, a nonprofit foundation against bullying, in honor of 15-year-old ...



Mac-Hi strong on Baker track | Mcloughlin High School | union-bulletin.com  Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

BAKER, Ore. — The McLoughlin High School track team traveled to Baker City for the Baker Invitational on Friday.



Robert Dooley has grown his business one delivery at a time  La Grande Observer

Through hard work and ingenuity, a La Grande man has built a successful courier and transport business with a fleet of vehicles, a dozen employees and daily ...



PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans Day Parade;  La Grande Observer

Community members crowded Adams Avenue for the annual Veterans Day Parade, Saturday morning. Sponsored by the American Legion Post 43, the parade ...



Prep Roundup: Saturday, Feb. 10 | Local Sports News  Ontario Argus Observer

Boys Basketball. Nyssa 57 at Riverside 45. A 24-point third quarter helped the Bulldogs run ahead Saturday night. Wyatt Jensen scored 20 points. Omar Jaquez ...



REAL PEOPLE: Union High School senior elected as state FFA officer  La Grande Observer

UNION — Wade Rynearson, a senior at Union High School, was elected to the 2017-2018 Oregon Future Farmers of America officer team at the state FFA ...



Jack Charles Rainey | Obituaries | democratherald.com  Albany Democrat Herald

On Sunday March 17, 2019, Jack Charles Rainey, loving husband and father, passed away at home at the age of 91. Jack was born on May 3, 1927, in Ventura, ...



Joseph, Enterprise compete on new La Grande track  Wallowa County Cheiftain

Boys and girls track and field teams for both Enterprise and Joseph headed into La Grande Saturday for the La Grande Invitational Track Meet. It was the first ...



Robert Terry, first black man to teach in Seattle public schools, dies at 91  The Seattle Times

Robert Terry later served as president of Seattle Central College and chancellor of the Seattle Community College System. As a young educator, he hoped his ...



Houston's final stretch lifts Ontario over Fruitland | Local Sports News  Ontario Argus Observer

ONTARIO — The final chapter of the Avengers movies wasn't the only highly-anticipated event to meet expectations this weekend.



Tigers claw past Ontario for district title; Win gives La Grande Greater Oregon League's No. 1 seed into state tournament  La Grande Observer

Cross one more to-do item off the list for the La Grande boys basketball team. The Tigers overcame 18 turnovers and a sluggish first half Saturday to roll past ...



La Grande native was on hand to witness ceremony  La Grande Observer

When Justice Neil M. Gorsuch was announced as the Supreme Court's 113th justice, Dr. Chris Mammen wasn't shocked by the news. “(Gorsuch) is one of these ...



'Brokeback Mountain' writers working on movie about Joe Bell, La Grande man who walked the country after gay son died  OregonLive.com

AX161_1412_9.JPG. Joe Bell, trains in March in La Grande for his two-year, 5,000-mile walk across the United States to promote an anti-bullying program in ...



Gone, but not forgotten; College football teams honor life of fallen EOU student Hanna Cashell  La Grande Observer

Rob Cashell and his family were surrounded by love in the wake of an accident that took the life of his daughter, Hanna Cashell. “To have the love and supportof ...



Joe Bell: Colorado sheriff reacts to death of La Grande father walking against bullying  OregonLive.com

AX161_1412_9.JPG. Joe Bell, trains in March in La Grande for his two-year, 5,000-mile walk across the United States to promote an anti-bullying program in ...



Breaking News: New Siuslaw High School Head Coach – Chad Smith  Coast Radio

Written by George Henry on April 27, 2018. Coast Radio New's George Henry Spoke briefly with new Head Football Coach Chad Smith: Audio Player.



Obituaries for April 11, 2018  Baker City Herald

Bill Gast Formerly of Baker City, 1946-2018 William Richard Gast Jr., 71, a former Baker City resident, died April 4, 2018. The world lost a gentle, yet strong man ...



All-state basketball 2017: Oregon's top 6A, 5A, 4A high school stars  OregonLive.com

The Class 6A, 5A and 4A all-state selections for the 2016-17 Oregon high school basketball season.



Jadin Bell memorial draws hundreds to mourn gay teen who killed himself after complaining of bullying  OregonLive.com

Family and friends wheel the flower-draped casket of 15-year-old Jadin Bell to a waiting funeral vehicle Friday morning after a memorial *service*. 0. By Richard ...



Jadin Bell, bullied gay teen, dies in Portland hospital  OregonLive.com

The 15-year-old La Grande teenager who hanged himself two weeks ago after complaining of bullying died early Sunday afternoon at Doernbecher Children's ...



Super busy | Local News  East Oregonian

When Wendy Phillips, a first grade teacher at McKay Creek Elementary School, asked her students if they were nervous for the first day of school, Chris Fritsch's ...



2018 USTFCCCA High School T&F Coaches of the Year (State-By-State Winners)  U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the state-by-state winners of its fifth annual High ...



BRIEFLY: IMESD Board meets in Pendleton;  La Grande Observer

PENDLETON - The Board of Directors of the InterMountain Education *Service* District will meet for a regular board meeting at5 p.m. today at IMESD, ...



Elizabeth “Becky” Amelia Solano  Yakima Herald-Republic

Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors. Elizabeth “Becky” Amelia Solano, 71, of Yakima, passed away, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 after a sudden illness. Elizabeth ...



Netflix TV show hits a nerve; Popular television show “13 Reasons Why” explores themes associated with teen suicide and bullying  La Grande Observer

When “13 Reasons Why” was released on Netflix on March 30, it created a whirlwind of conflicting reactions. The show, which heavily incorporates themes ...



Father of gay teen who committed suicide will walk across U.S. to raise awareness of bullying  The Columbian

LA GRANDE, Ore. -- The father of a gay Oregon teenager who hanged himself is walking across the United States to spread his message against bullying.



School-Based Day Care? Check. Schools Offering Condoms? Not so much.  The Source Weekly

Statewide, school-based health centers provide comprehensive health services for kids—often including contraception. But not at the majority of centers in ...



News org building first statewide database of student athlete concussions  East Oregonian

Since March 2015, Dr. Derek Earl of Hermiston has had 279 area student athletes visit his medical clinic because of a concussion. More than 100 of those ...



Warrenton teacher, coach is a master of much  Daily Astorian

Teacher, coach, fisher, overseas traveler, singer and guitar player. Lynique Oveson, remarkably, is all of the above.



Q & A: Parting words from Sheriff Byron Trapp on the eve of his retirement  The Register-Guard

Lane County Sheriff Byron Trapp is retiring from his position after four years at the helm of the agency.Trapp's last day as sheriff is April 16. The Register-Guard ...



Former Eastern Oregon University Star Mark Carollo Named Boy's Basketball Coach at La Grande (Ore.) High School  OregonLive.com

LA GRANDE, Ore. – Former Eastern Oregon University student-athlete, Mark Carollo, has been named the boy's varsity head coach at La Grande High School.



Bullied gay teen Jadin Bell dies at OHSU  KATU

The spokesman with the Oregon Health and Science University says 15-year-old Jadin Bell died at the Portland hospital early Sunday afternoon.



PHOTOS: Local Oregon, SW Washington athletes sign with colleges on National Signing Day  OregonLive.com

Stars from Oregon and Southwest Washington sign to continue their athletic careers at the next level.



The sky's the limit: Lady Pros start basketball season  Blue Mountain Eagle

Grant Union is returning all of last season's Lady Prospector starters this year, including Hailie Wright, Kaylee Wright, Mariah Moulton, Madi McKrola and Trinity ...



Robert J. Caldwell, editorial page editor of The Oregonian, dies  OregonLive.com

Caldwell, 63, who grew up in La Grande, had worked at The Oregonian since 1983. He graduated from the University of Oregon and spent all but six months of ...



Roger Harold Borine  Bend Bulletin

11.27.1950 to 02.21.2017In the early morning hours of February 21, 2017, Roger Harold Borine slipped away peacefully at his home in Bend, Oregon, with his ...



Gay Oregon Teen Jadin Bell Commits Suicide After Enduring Years Of Bullying  Queerty

Another young person has died as a result of anti-gay bullying: Jadin Bell, a 15-year-old sophomore at La Grande High School in La Grande, Oregon, was taken ...



15-Year-Old Jadin Bell, Targeted By Bullies, Is Dead  Care2.com

On January 19, Jadin Bell, a sophomore in Oregon, went to his local elementary school and tried to commit suicide by hanging himself from playground ...



 Meet Green Acres School principal Boon Setser  Lebanon Express

Green Acres School serves grades kindergarten through fifth. Boon Setser is the principal. The school is located at 700 S. 10th St. The school's number is ...



Salem-Keizer schools upset at choir state championships  Statesman Journal

The Salem-Keizer School District has dominated the OSAA Choir State Championships since their inception in 1987. South Salem, West Salem, Sprague and ...



Eastern Oregon University Signs 9 in Men's Basketball Recruiting Class  OregonLive.com

LA GRANDE, Ore. – The Eastern Oregon University men's basketball team released the 2010-11 recruiting class Tuesday. Mountaineers' head coach Isaac ...



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