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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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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) ...



BRIEFLY: April 10, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Union School Board meets tonight UNION — The Union School Board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the high school athletic complex. Union VFW accepting yard ...



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. ...



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 ...



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 ...



OTEC announces youth tour, scholarship winners | News  Blue Mountain Eagle

Local students will soon receive scholarships or tour Washington, D.C, through Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative programs.



Kenneth D. Kennedy | Obituaries  Ontario Argus Observer

Kenneth D. Kennedy. July 15, 1968 - Mar. 31, 2019. ONTARIO. Kenneth D. Kennedy, 50, of Ontario, formerly of La Grande, passed away on Sunday, March 31, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Imbler, Union and Wallowa high schools have 100 percent graduation marks;  La Grande Observer

More students in Union and Wallowa counties are making commencement walks, according to the state's latest graduation statistics. Oregon Department of ...



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 ...



OBITS: Feb. 27, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Floyde 'Dale' Bechtel Formerly of Elgin 1927-2019 Floyde “Dale” Bechtel, 91, of Tri-Cities, Washington, and formerly of Elgin, died Feb. 14 at a care facility.



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 ...



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 ...



Jack Charles Rainey | Obituaries | gazettetimes.com  Corvallis Gazette Times

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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



BRIEFLY: March 11, 2019;  La Grande Observer

Union School Board to meet Wednesday UNION — The Union School Board will meet March 13 for its regular monthly meeting. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



LGSD seismic upgrade work plans move forward; Work to be done at LHS and Greenwood Elementary  La Grande Observer

The La Grande School District is a big step closer to getting $3.25 million in seismic upgrade work started next spring. The school board voted Wednesday to put ...



LGSD to add teachers; Budget has room for additional staff, programs  La Grande Observer

The La Grande School District, buoyed by a strong budget, may soon expand its teaching and education staff. The La Grande School District's proposed ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



'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.



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 ...



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. ...



Adding to a writer's legacy; La Grande High School world history students transcribe Titanic survivor's letter  La Grande Observer

The typewriter of Edith (Rosenbaum) Russell, a Titanic survivor and a history-making World War I correspondent, went forever silent in 1975. Still, 42 years after ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Halloween activities offered around Union County;  La Grande Observer

There are lots of options for Halloween fun around La Grande. The annual safe Trick or Treat event is back Oct. 31 thanks to La Grande Main Street Downtown.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Old Central's days are drawing to a close  La Grande Observer

The old Central Elementary, a school that helped give many children a flying start in life, is losing its wings. The La Grande school's north classroom wing was ...



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 ...



Larry Glaze to retire as La Grande School District Superintendent;  La Grande Observer

A changing of the guard awaits the La Grande School District. Superintendent Larry Glaze announced at Wednesday's school board meeting that he will retire at ...



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 ...



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 ...



Joseph volleyball team finishes second in league | Sports  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.



Student groups recycle area Christmas trees;  La Grande Observer

As in years past, the La Grande High School Swim Team and Boy Scout Troop 511 are collecting Christmas trees to recycle and to raise money for their ...



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 ...



Imbler teenager faces rape charges; Jordan Teeter makes initial court apperance Monday  La Grande Observer

An 18-year-old Imbler man will be under the continuous supervision of his parents after he was charged with three counts of first-degree rape, unlawful sexual ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Obituaries for Feb. 25, 2019  Baker City Herald

Nan Martin Baker City Frances June (Nan) Martin, 92, died Feb. 19, 2019, at her home. There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 9 from noon to ...



Teeter requests amendment to release deal;  La Grande Observer

An 18-year-old Imbler teen who has been charged with multiple counts of sex abuse went in front of a judge Thursday to request an amendment to his release ...



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 ...



Uptmor a finalist for La Grande spot  Wallowa County Cheiftain

Wallowa School District Supt. Bret Uptmor is one of five finalists who interviewed Monday evening for the job of La Grande School District superintendent.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Lady Outlaws move on to state | Sports  Wallowa County Cheiftain

The Enterprise Lady Outlaws missed the Wapiti league title while the boys fell off their horse with a season-ending defeat against Elgin in district playoffs at La ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



 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 ...



Swimming: Noah Norris leads Huskies to fifth at state  Pamplin Media Group

North Marion senior wins two titles and sets a 4A/3A/2A/1A record at swimming championships, Local Sports, Woodburn local Sports, Breaking Sports alerts for ...



Oregon Has Highest Vaccine Exemption Rate In US  OPB News

Parents whose children aren't fully vaccinated, will start getting letters from the state this week warning about school exclusion day. Some Oregon schools are ...



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 ...



Colorado Mesa University Swimming and Diving Adds 30 for 2015-2016  SwimSwam

Colorado Mesa University head swimming and diving coach Ron Allen announced that 10 women and 20 men have committed to join the Mavericks for the ...



Oregon Report Cards: Data But No Ratings  OPB News

Oregon's school report cards don't have overall grades for local schools and districts this year. But there is new information in them. Federal education officials ...



Bullied gay teen who hanged himself, dies after clinging to life for 16 days  LGBTQ Nation

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Jadin Bell, a 15-year-old gay teen who hanged himself two weeks ago after complaining of bullying, died Sunday afternoon at ...



Colorado Mesa University Swimming and Diving Adds 30 for 2015-16  SwimSwam

Colorado Mesa University head swimming and diving coach Ron Allen announced that 10 women and 20 men have committed to join the Mavericks for the ...



School Exclusion Day . News  OPB News

Starting Wednesday, children who are not up-to-date on their vaccinations can be excluded from Oregon schools unless they have a medical or personal belief ...



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 ...



Dallas McKennon  Telegraph.co.uk

Dallas McKennon, who died on July 14 aged 89, was best known for his extensive work over half a century as a character artist for the Walt Disney Studios; his ...



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