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High Schools see rise in overall graduation rates

An Imbler High School student receives her diploma last spring during the school’s commencement ceremony. Imbler and Wallowa high schools both had 100 percent graduation rates for the second year in a row. Imbler High School Principal Mike Mills credits the work of many for the excellent graduation rate, one that has been perfect or near-perfect for years. (Observer file photo)
The quest for perfection is not always elusive. For proof, look no further than Imbler, Joseph, Powder Valley and Wallowa high schools. 


Hazardous road conditions

By Josh Benham & Dick Mason February 05, 2016 05:32 pm
Vehicles heading westbound on Interstate 84 slow to a crawl Thursday after semi-trucks blocked multiple lanes to chain up. The Oregon State Police reported five crashes with reportable damage on the interstate, and one on Highway 30 near the westbound on-ramp involving an ODOT snow plow and a Union Pacific Railroad pickup. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
The weather system that moved through the area Thursday brought with it plenty of adverse road conditions. 


Mayor issues apology to council

By Josh Benham, The Observer February 05, 2016 05:22 pm
La Grande Mayor Steve Clements apologized Wednesday night for his response last month to a document penned and signed by five of the seven city councilors.


BRIEFLY: Arts Commission discusses scholarships, more

By Observer staff February 05, 2016 05:20 pm

The La Grande Arts Commission will be holding its monthly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,  at the Parks and Recreation office, 2402 Cedar St. 

On the agenda will be discussions about the commission’s annual high school scholarship, the regional high school exhibit-artist award and the upcoming Saturday Salon. As always, anyone that would like to attend is welcome, as the meeting is open to the public.



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