September 23, 2017

Benches honor Vietnam soldiers in Hermiston

Flags flew at half-staff Saturday afternoon at McKenzie Park where the Hermiston High School class of 1967 honored two of their classmates, Lance Cpl. Dick Miller […]
September 13, 2017

Multiple military branches contribute to Round-Up

The spirit of the Old West was alive on the first day of the Pendleton Round-Up, but only the audience that stayed behind for the post-rodeo […]
September 2, 2017

Recalling advisory groups and 9/11

On this very date, Sept. 3, 1950, 35 men arrived in Saigon, Vietnam to screen requests by the French for American Military aid and assistance in […]
August 30, 2017

Union County: VRCC at Hot Lake Springs

Plans to build and operate the first-of-its-kind Veterans Restorative Care Center (VRCC) at Hot Lake Springs near La Grande received a strong boost from the federal […]
August 25, 2017

Local Elks log thousands of miles transporting veterans

Members of the John Day Elks Lodge put in 25,000 miles driving veterans to appointments in Burns and Boise between April 1, 2016, and March 31, […]
August 19, 2017

Post-911 educational assistance changes

A lot of conversation was generated around innumerable veteran coffee-clutches after the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 was passed this last month. […]
August 16, 2017

Former mayor’s son talks about father’s WWII heroics

As family members celebrate former Umatilla mayor George Hash’s 95th birthday, his son Randy is hoping that his father’s legacy is not forgotten. Hash, who turned […]
July 28, 2017

County searches for new veteran service officer

Grant County is seeking a new veteran service officer. Funding for the position has almost doubled, and the Grant County Court plans to increase the position […]
July 22, 2017

Continued story of Sgt. Joshua Brennan and Sgt. Sal Giunta

There has been a development in the story of a local soldier who died from his wounds during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2007. Sgt. Joshua […]