A mine resistant, ambush protected armored vehicle from Eastern Oregonís 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment moves through a checkpoint south of Balad Iraq, in this 2011 photo. (Pat Caldwell/The Observer)
Nearly four decades of tradition and history will be on the line this summer when the region’s Army National Guard unit deploys to the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert.
A missing 85-year-old man was found deceased Monday afternoon, Union County Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen said. Melvin Ackley, of Island City, had been missing since Friday morning. Search parties on Monday found him deceased in a secluded area of Island City, according to the sheriff’s office. Rasmussen said no foul play is suspected in the death.