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Hermiston Council Selects New City Manager

The Hermiston City Council voted unanimously Monday night to offer the city manager job to Byron Smith. The selection of the current Fort Madison, Iowa...
SAGE Center

SAGE Center Draws 20,000 During First Year

Interactive Visitor Center Plans New Exhibits in Coming Year Folks in Morrow and Umatilla counties are well aware of the role agriculture plays in the...
Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative

New Goodwill Store Targets July 31 Opening

It won’t be long before Hermiston has a new – and much bigger – Goodwill store. Work is currently under way to renovate the old...
Port Appeal

Port in Line for $6 Million for Warehouse, Rail Project

Grant Provides Nearly Half of Funding for Rail Spur, Facility The Port of Morrow is in line to receive $6 million in funding for a...
I 82 Fatal Crash

Hermiston Woman Faces Manslaughter Charges

Charges Stem from March Auto Accident That Killed Ione Man A Hermiston woman is in jail on manslaughter charges in connection with a fatal traffic...
Cyndie Traner Mercantile

Celebrating the Past with an Eye to the Future

Cyndie Traner's Mercantile Seems Like Old Times Store owner Cyndie Traner celebrates the past while working on big plans for the future. Traner’s store, C and...
Dana Clark on Sex Trafficking

The Dark World of Human Trafficking

Rotarian Sheds Light on Sex Slave Market Slavery as we know it may have ended with the Civil War, but there’s another kind of slavery...
Bark for Life

Canine Caregivers Have Their Day

Bark For Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society Dogs can be a cancer patient’s best friend, and some of those friends spent Saturday morning...
Hermiston Library Birthday

Library Celebrates 100 Years of History

There were 2,509 Carnegie Libraries built between 1883 and 1929 – 1,689 of them in the United States. On Friday, the Hermiston Public Library...
Madison Farms

On the Cutting Edge of Hydropower

Madison Farms Implementing Innovative Hydropower Technology Madison Farms in Echo began using a regenerative drive module this spring to generate electricity during the process of...
Mailing Made Easy

Mailing Made Easy Celebrates Downtown Location

The crew at Mailing Made Easy celebrated their official grand opening at their new Main Street location in Hermiston Thursday. Friends, associates and Hermiston Chamber...
Pat Hart Retirement

Thanks, Pat!

300-Plus Friends Attend Pat Hart's Retirement Party For almost four decades, Pat Hart put out fires in Umatilla County. Saturday night, the community returned the...
George Bennett

Pearl Harbor Survivor Overcame Early Tragedies

Longtime Hermiston Resident, George Bennett, Passes Away at Age 90 George Bennett was a mere 17-year-old radioman stationed at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked...
Community Garden

Ideas Taking Root at Community Garden

On Saturday morning, volunteers and gardeners began preparing a plot of land behind Good Shepherd Medical Center to become Lovin’ Spadefuls, the Hermiston community...
Smittys Outpost

Smitty's Expands with Outdoor Post

Campers, hunters and anglers in the Hermiston area have a new and convenient place to find the gear they need. Smitty’s Outpost, situated on Highway...
Altrusa Diapers

Altrusans Take Up Diaper Duty for Peruvians

Yards of donated flannel are being transformed into cloth diapers by the capable volunteers of Altrusa International of Hermiston. Next month, those garments will...
Gilbert Davis Diploma

MYSTERY SOLVED: Diploma to Go to Grad's Son

A diploma lost for almost a century will soon be on its way home. The Umatilla School District recently received a package from the Oregon...

Umatilla Business Receives $10,000 Grant

Another Umatilla business will be getting a facelift, courtesy of the city’s Downtown Revitalization Small Grant program. The Umatilla City Council has approved a $10,000...
Riverfront Water Recedes

Water Recedes From Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park is beginning to look like Riverfront Park again. The park, much of which was submerged in water after the Umatilla River overflowed late...
Robert Sweetgall

Small Lifestyle Changes Make Big Difference

Developing a healthy lifestyle is as simple as taking a daily 10-minute walk, according to author and walking expert Robert Sweetgall. Sweetgall has walked across...

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