January 25, 2017

Local Vietnam vets share at Fishtrap event

It was standing room only at Fishtrap’s second Big Read event Thursday night, Jan. 19, at the Tomas Building conference room. Fishtrap titled the event: What […]
January 24, 2017

Free event connects people to services, resources

Clothing and hygiene supplies, employment and housing information, haircuts, veterans services, dental, vision and healthcare screenings and other support services are available free of charge during […]
January 24, 2017

Ceiling woes temporarily close 1 spot for veterans

ONTARIO — The main building of Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida is closed until structural engineers can check a bow in the building’s ceiling and roof, administrators of […]
January 23, 2017

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution’s JLAD Program

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution teamed up with The Joys of Living Assistance Dogs, JLAD, based in Salem to train and place dogs for people with physical […]
January 17, 2017

Grant Union alum named Grant County veteran service officer

An Army veteran who graduated from Grant Union High School has been hired as Grant County’s new veteran service officer. Jeff Wilcox enlisted twice in the […]
January 17, 2017

Big cold doesn’t stop Big Read

The latest cold snap didn’t keep the reading public, including students from Joseph and Enterprise schools, from packing the Hurricane Creek Grange Hall for Fishtrap’s Big […]
January 17, 2017

Legacy honored for helping veterans in Union County

Legacy Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Island City is being saluted for the help it provides to military veterans. Legacy has been presented with a plaque from […]
December 27, 2016

Women’s writing group feature of Big Read

Fishtrap’s 2017 Big Read features the Vietnam War classic “The Things They Carried,” the semi-fictionalized wartime experience of author Tim O’ Brien. Although the story is […]
December 24, 2016

Historical military and patriotic events on Christmas day

It was about 11 p.m. on Christmas Day, and there were about 2,400 soldiers huddled together in three separate areas along the half-frozen river. Tired from […]