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Adrian strikes up the BAND

Unusual among small schools, Adrian has a thriving band program for sixth graders through high school. According to the Public School Review, the Adrian School District had 234 students last year – 72 in high school and 162 students in the grade school. Many participate in band. For the high school[Read More…]


30 ready to run and throw

With numbers down a bit from previous years, the Vale track and field team is busy preparing for their first meet. “We have about 30 out this year,” said Viking head coach Bob Phillips. “Our strength this year is our senior leadership on this team.” The Viking girls enter the[Read More…]

School districts craft bond plans

A group of citizens pondering a possible bond measure for a new Vale middle school has hit upon a new question: where to build it. The latest wrinkle under consideration calls for siting the new project on district-owned land behind the existing high school. Some on the task force were[Read More…]


Vikings looking at youth and new opponent

As the Vale baseball team takes to the field for its first week or practice, many of the faces are new to the coaching staff. Last spring’s graduation saw many familiar faces walk down the aisle, so fans will see some new players on this year’s team. The Vikings finished[Read More…]


Antelopes grab 6th in state tourney

The Adrian girls basketball team wrapped up their season with a sixth-place finish during the Oregon School Activities Association’s 1A basketball tournament in Baker. The Lopes opened state play on Wednesday, March 2, taking on the Golden Eagles of Nixyaawii Community School in quarterfinal action. After leading early in the[Read More…]

Aretha was right: It’s about respect

Last week’s town hall meeting, put on by Sheriff Brian Wolfe, was notable for its strong turnout – 400 folks would be a good crowd in a much larger community. But the event was as notable for its respectful tone, which allowed the straightforward sharing of views and questions in[Read More…]


Surprise gift warms veteran’s heart

Rusty Girvin displays the handcrafted gift he received as a surprise, a token of appreciation for his service to the country. (The Enterprise/John Braese) Since 1936, Rusty Girvin has lived and farmed in the Vale area – taking some time away from the area to serve in World War II,[Read More…]

It’s about access and economics

By Keith Baltzor To the Enterprise Oregon Natural Desert Association, Keen Footwear and other supporters are proposing a National Conservation Area (Monument) for 2,579,032 acres of land entirely within Malheur county. Within this area, 2,012,350 acres would be designated as Wilderness and 50 miles of Wild and Scenic River. It[Read More…]

Death notices

Virginia Cleaver Seburn, 91, of Nyssa died February 29, 2016 at her home. Arrangements by Lienkaemper Chapel, Nyssa. Condolences to the family may be sent to Malinda Burdic, 95, of Nyssa died February 29,2016 at an assisted living facility. Arrangements by Lienkaemper Chapel, Nyssa. Condolences to the family may[Read More…]