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How did football stadium on EOU campus get its name?

When Community Stadium was first built in the 1980s, leaders of the project agreed that the stadium would serve as the home game site for both Eastern Oregon University and La Grande High School football teams, according to Jim Lundy of Cove.

Granges remain vibrant

Bob Messinger walks past the front of the Pleasant Grove Grange Hall. Messinger is one of 20 members of the Pleasant Grove Grange. (CHRIS BAXTER/The Observer)

Dedicated members keeping granges around the state operating  

The Pleasant Grove Grange Hall west of Summerville once gave amateur thespians a chance to shine. 

Skits were performed there twice a month for years on a stage with a curtain that added a decorative flair to the performance setting. 

Was anyone from the area drafted during the Civil War?


President Abraham Lincoln excluded Oregon, the Washington territory, California, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Nevada and Idaho from the draft throughout the Civil War. 

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