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The Elgin Lions honored the veterans among them during a club meeting. Shown here are Darrin Ward, Kayla Ward, Steve Oliver, Lynn Knopp, Bill Hall, John Broughton, Mike Garver, Jim Hallgarth, Bob Wiles, Jack Meilke and Jim Way.

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The following students at Union High School in seventh through 12th grades earned the academic honor roll of being included on this year’s first-quarter honor roll.

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The following students in seventh through 12th grades at Cove Charter School earned the academic honor of being included on this year’s first-quarter honor roll.

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Braden Flory, of La Grande, was selected to intern with the office of Congressman Chris Stewart in Utah during the fall 2019 semester as part of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of …

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Barbara Raines, of Wallowa, will be celebrating her 95th birthday on Nov. 20 with her family. Cards may mailed to P.O Box 152, Wallowa 97885.

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Retta (Zachow) Hoxie, of La Grande, was born Nov. 7, 1917, in Cleveland, North Dakota, and has lived in the Grande Ronde Valley since 1952. Her family helped her celebrate her 102nd birthday, …

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Family and friends of Leopoldine “Poldi” Williams, of Union, are invited to join in a 90th birthday party hosted by her children and grandchildren. The celebration will take place from 2 p.m. …

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Duane and Pat Gemaehlich will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Grande Ronde Retirement Residence, 1809 Gekeler Lane, La Grande. Friends are inv…

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Members of the staff of Connected Professional Accountants in La Grande took part in a Halloween celebration on Adams Avenue late Thursday afternoon. Those participating from left, are Kim Jus…

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Karen and Corky Hunt were recently recognized by by the Oregon Retired Educators Association for outstanding volunteer work in the community. The Making a Difference Award was presented by Ger…

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The Union FFA was named “Outstanding Chapter”at the recent 2019 District Leadership Camp. The students pose with their award: (front row, left to right) Delaney Klebaum, Jaimee Baxter, Cierra …

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The old Elgin jail of 1896 found a new base at the Elgin Museum. Countryside Sheds took on the task of transporting the very fragile structure across the lot to a cement pad, which required a …

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Stephen Wadner, of Union, was awarded second place in the three-dimensional category at this month’s Art at the Crossroads, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center’s annual open regional show in Baker …

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LA GRANDE — The La Grande Landscape and Forestry Commission gives seasonal awards to residential and commercial properties for efforts to maintain and improve the beauty of La Grande’s environ…

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Members of the La Grande High School Class of 1945 met earlier this month at Island City City Hall for a 74th class reunion. Shown here are classmates John Turner, Arthur Bradley, Bob Madsen, …

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A host of Elgin Lions recently constructed bunk beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit organization that aims to ensure all children have a bed to sleep in. The Lions selected a visible…

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An open house to celebrate Randy and Linda Botham’s 50th wedding anniversary will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Coe-Kerr Community Center at Cove’s Ascension School Camp and Co…

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The 2019 Oregon East-West All-Star Football Game was held in Baker City in August, with three Wallowa County high school players participating, Tyler Homan, Joseph Eagles, Coy Aschenbrenner, E…

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Sixth-grade students from Keating Elementary School participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution national essay contest. Shown here are the contest winners (left to right): Erika C…

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Timothy and Cathy Stewart, of Walla Walla, Washington, and formerly of Union, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A brunch party was hosted by friends Lacey Quiggle and John Br…

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Henry Simonis married Ruby Bailey on July 27, 1949. They have lived in La Grande ever since, the last 55 years on a farm at Hot Lake. They have two sons, Ron and Rick, of La Grande; a daughter…

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NORTH POWDER — Under the direction of instructor Sandy Colton, Powder Valley High School students earned nearly $175,000 in scholarships. Colton presented the scholarships during graduation.

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LA GRANDE — La Grande High School announced the second semester honor roll for the 2018-19 academic year. To be on the honor roll, students must have been enrolled in five or more graded high …

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LA GRANDE — Soroptimist International of La Grande recently awarded $34,000 in scholarships to 12 Union County students at a special awards ceremony. Scholarship funds were raised through the …

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Nuclear medicine technologist Jim Jones at Grande Ronde Hospital is not a short-order cook. But when a patient with symptoms of gastroparesis comes to his department for a gastric emptying stu…

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Grande Ronde Hospital has partnered with a California telemonitoring company to provide a new service to benefit its most fragile patients. The service allows medical professionals to check vi…

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Even with an aging population, hearing loss among U.S. adults aged 20 to 69 has declined over the past decade, according to a new study published last week by the National Institute on Deafnes…

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ENTERPRISE — A year after opening its doors as a community health center, Winding Waters Clinic in Enterprise continues to find new ways to connect with the public.

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Don’t look now, but Oregon’s efforts to revamp its health care system might just be working. A recent analysis concluded that the state’s Patient Centered Primary Care Home program lowered hea…

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The American Cancer Society estimates that this year 76,380 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States. Of those, about 10,130 people will not survive. However, with new gene…

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Grande Ronde Hospital was notified in April it had once again earned a spot on the iVantage Health Analytics’ listing of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States.