|A 60-acre parcel of tilled farmland may often go unnoticed by drivers traveling along Highway 82 just outside Island City.
Union County Commissioner Mark Davidson, left, speaks with Dan Stark, executive director of the Union County Economic Development Corp. about Baum Industrial Park, which is set to get more than $1 million. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
|Creston and Dovey Shaw, both 93, stopped making windsurfing trips last spring, but there is still no stopping them on the dance floor.
Creston and Dovey Shaw, both 93, dance at the Union County Senior Center Sept. 26. The couple rarely miss a Saturday night dance at the senior center, dancing almost continuously for 90 minutes, before taking a break for dinner and then another hour of dancing. “We just enjoy dancing. We don’t do it any better than anyone else, but we have a lot of fun,” Creston said. (Cherise Kaechele/ The Observer)
The La Grande Fire Department, La Grande Rural Fire and La Grande Police Department responded to a small grease fire that began at approximately 7:05 a.m. Saturday at the Long Branch in La Grande, according to La Grande firefighter Merle Laci.
Employees of the bar were already waiting outside by the time the fire department arrived on scene, Laci said.
“I couldn’t really see anything (outside) — there was no smoke,” he said. “I was able to look inside the front door. There appeared to be a fire in the grill area.”
The fire department was able to quickly extinguish the fire, which likely started because of grease buildup, he said. There doesn’t appear to be any damage to the building, and the fire department checked Red Cross Drug, next door to Long Branch, to make sure the fire did not travel to adjacent buildings.