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Tom Harper: ‘He Had a Vision and Pointed Us In the...

When Tom Harper and his family arrived in Hermiston in the early 1960s, the town had a population of about 2,500 and was mostly...

Hermiston’s Very First City Manager, Tom Harper, Passes Away

Tom Harper, Hermiston’s first city manager, died on Tuesday. Harper was hired in March 1961 as the city’s first city manager and served in that...

Large Crowd Turns Out to Celebrate Harkenrider Center Opening

More than 200 people showed up at Ridgeway Avenue on Saturday to celebrate Hermiston’s new senior center and to honor the public servant for...

New Hermiston Senior Center to Be Ready By End of Summer

Less than a year after ground was broken, Hermiston’s new senior center is taking shape, but is still several months away from opening. Members of...

Hermiston Community Remembers Harkie with Love and Laughter

Frank Harkenrider would have enjoyed Saturday’s memorial service in his honor. The former Hermiston mayor, who passed away in July at the age of...

Hermiston, Portland to Renew Cross-State Rivalry on Friday

The grand title of “Watermelon Seed Whisperer” is on the line as officials from the city of Portland and city of Hermiston square off...

Services Set for Frank Harkenrider

Hermiston’s Frank Harkenrider Passes Away at 90 Frank J. “Harkie” Harkenrider died on July 24, 2017 in Hermiston at the age of 90. He was born...

Hermiston’s Frank Harkenrider Passes Away at 90

Frank J. “Harkie” Harkenrider died on July 24, 2017 in Hermiston at the age of 90. He was born on Dec. 25, 1926 in Hermiston. A...

Crowd Gathers for Senior Center Groundbreaking

After stepping down from the Hermiston City Council in 2014, Frank Harkenrider has stayed pretty much out of the public eye. But on Wednesday,...

Proposed Hermiston Senior Center Site Hits Snag

The city of Hermiston will have to turn to Plan B in its efforts to find a home for the new senior center. The Hermiston...

Council Selects Site for New Senior Center

New Building Will Be Called the Harkenrider Center The city of Hermiston already had the money, now it has a site and name for the...

Friends Salute 'Mr. Hermiston'

Harkenrider Retires After More than 50 Years of Service Friends, family and colleagues gathered Monday evening to wish Mr. Hermiston – otherwise known as Frank...

Harkenrider Retirement Celebration Set for Jan. 12

The public is invited to help send Frank Harkenrider off into retirement during a celebration on Monday, Jan. 12. Friends and colleagues will celebrate Harkenrider’s...

Longtime Hermiston Girl Scout Earns Top Honor

A recent Hermiston High School graduate has achieved something that only two area Girl Scouts have accomplished in the past 13 years – earn...

Take a Walk Through Hermiston's History

Girl Scout Gold Award Project Highlight's City's Past “If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.” A local Girl Scout would agree with...

Candidate Bendixsen Aims to Give Back to Community

Cameron Bendixsen does not have any particular agenda to pursue in his race for Hermiston City Council. Instead, the 1999 graduate of Hermiston High...

Smith: Crime Prevention Key if Elected to Council

After patrolling the city as a police officer, Doug Smith is ready to patrol Hermiston City Hall as a member of the city council. Smith,...

Anderson, Harkenrider Won't Seek New Terms

On a night when there was little on the agenda, all the news from the Hermiston City Council was made at the end of...

Postcard Returns Home – 60 Years Later

This is the story of a humble postcard’s journey from Hermiston to The Dalles to Coeur d’Alene to Florida – and likely many parts...

Local Fire Departments Seek New District

Hermiston-Stanfield District Would Mean Hike in Tax Rates Hermiston and Stanfield voters will determine next year whether or not to form a new fire district. If...

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