Sherman County eNews #173


  1. Frontier TeleNet Budget Hearing, June 16

  2. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, June 16

  3. Frontier Digital Network Budget Hearing, June 16

  4. Frontier Digital Network Board of Directors Meeting, June 16

  5. An Invitation to an IF Table Gathering, June 19

  6. Public Meeting Notice: Sherman County Court Special Session, June 19

  7. Public Meeting Notice: Sherman County Court, June 21

  8. Oregon’s Highly Rural Transportation Program for Veterans

1. Frontier TeleNet Budget Hearing, June 16 


JUNE 16, 2017  10:00 AM




  1. Call Hearing to Order
  2. Roll call
  3. Review of Budget As Approved By Budget Committee
  4. Public Input
  5. Close Budget Hearing

2. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, June 16                                                     

Frontier TeleNet

                        Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Notice

                         June 16, 2017  10:00 AM

                                   North Central ESD Conference Room

  • Call To Order
  • Director’s Changes/Additions To The Agenda
  • Public Input
  • Minutes

4.1       Review and Approval

  • Financials
    • Review and Approval

6.0     Resolution To Move Funds

7.0     Budget Adoption Vote

8.0     Discussion of Contracting and Procurement Rules

9.0     Discussion And Possible Adoption of Records Request Policy as Provided by Counsel

10.0   Wheeler County Town Hall Meetings and Wireless Project Update

11.0   Cottonwood Project Update

12.0   Discussion of LSN Contract Change and Work Request at Slatt Site

13.0   Request by Frontier Regional 9-1-1 Agency For Dispatch/9-1-1

Connectivity to Burns-Paiute Tribe

14.0   Audit Contract(s)

15.0   Discussion/Possible Vote and Approval of Compensation Increases

16.0   Future Meeting Dates

17.0   Public Input

18.0   Adjournment


WHEREAS, Frontier Telenet has found it necessary to hire a Marketing Director, and

WHEREAS, this position was added in October 2016, and

WHEREAS, when the original budget was adopted in June 2016, this position was not included, and

WHEREAS, the personal services line in the Frontier Telenet Budget will need additional funds to accommodate this addition.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that $53,000.00 be transferred from Contingency to Personal Services.  Personal Services line item in the Frontier TeleNet Budget will now be $150,000.00 and Contingency $477,227.00.

Adopted this 16th  day of June, 2017.





The Frontier TeleNet board reserves the right at its sole discretion to enter into Executive Session under ORS 192.660 (a), (g), (j), (n)(D).

4. Frontier Digital Network Budget Hearing, June 16


JUNE 16, 2017  9:00 AM




  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Roll call
  3. Review Budget As Approved By Budget Committee
  4. Public Input
  5. Close Budget Hearing

4. Frontier Digital Network Board of Directors Meeting, June 16



North Central ESD Conference Room

135 S. Main Street

Condon, Oregon

June 16, 2017   9:00 AM


  • Call To Order & Director Roll Call
  • Public Input/Comment
  • Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda
  • Previous Minutes

4.1 Review and Approval

  • Financials
    • Review and Approval

6.0     Discussion Motorola System Upgrade Agreement

7.0     Budget Adoption Vote

8.0     Other – General

9.0     Public Input/Comment

10.0   Next Meeting

11.0   Adjournment

5. An Invitation to an IF Table Gathering, June 19

Who? You’re invited to join the first “IF” table gathering.

Where? Sherman County Senior & Community Center in Moro.
When? Monday June 19th at 6:30 p.m.
What? It is a gathering of women interested in getting to know each other better and share their walk with Lord. This is non denominational group getting together to support and encourage each other.
We will provide dinner.  Bring a friend.
For more info on the “IF” table go to
If you have questions call Ree Ella at 541-980-8678.

6. Public Meeting Notice: Sherman County Court Special Session, June 19

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court will be meeting in special session on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of the County Court. The purpose of the special session is to review submitted proposals for the website redesign proposal request. The court will select proposers to interview at a later special session. 

7. Public Notice: Sherman County Court, June 21

The Sherman County Court session is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Circuit Courtroom at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.

SCCOURT.Agenda June 21 2017

8. Oregon’s Highly Rural Transportation Program for Veterans

Oregon’s Highly Rural Transportation Program, a federal, state and local partnership that is helping meet the urgent transportation needs of veterans who live in extremely rural areas, has logged over 500,000 miles in its first two years of operation.

That’s farther than the distance to the moon and back.

Veterans who were served by this program did not fly to the moon, but they were transported all over the Pacific Northwest to see their doctors and receive medical care. Federally funded and administered by the state and its partner agencies in the 10 participating counties, the program is tailored to the needs of rural veterans, who often do not have adequate access to medical care in their communities.

Connie Guentert, Wallowa County manager for Community Connection of Northeast Oregon Inc., knows these challenges better than most. Community Connection is the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (ODVA’s) partner agency for the Highly Rural Transportation Program in both Wallowa and Baker counties, and Guentert and her dedicated staff grapple with the difficulty of serving highly rural veterans and other clients every day.

“We’re very remote out here,” she said. “We have very large land expanses, minimal medical facilities, and the only public transportation in the county is us. Our drivers face long winters, adverse weather and road conditions, rock slides, deer, elk, even bears on the road.”

The trips are rarely short. Because of the scarcity of services, Wallowa County veterans must travel to appointments in La Grande, Walla Walla, Boise, and even as far as Portland or Tacoma — a round trip of over 700 miles.

Funding comes in the form of annual grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A maximum of $50,000 may be awarded to any counties classified as “highly rural,” which means fewer than seven residents per square mile. Oregon has 10 such counties (Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Lake, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Wallowa and Wheeler), and since 2014, ODVA has received the maximum funding allotment for each participating county.

The impact has been remarkable. From October 2014 to September 2016, a total of 529,199 miles were logged — which accounts for about half of the nationwide total reported by Oregon and all the other states participating in the VA-funded program.

Oregon’s drivers also tracked over 9,000 trips, spent over 20,000 hours on the road and served 2,279 veterans during that same period.

Mitch Sparks, ODVA’s director of statewide veteran services, credits the program’s success to the ingenuity of the participating counties and transportation providers, who have used the funds to enhance new and existing programs in order to get the maximum value from each grant.

“This program’s success is directly due to the outstanding management of each county’s transportation system and their ability to creatively transport veterans by partnering with other transportation networks and overcoming weather, distance and other adverse circumstances,” Sparks said.

The program has made a real difference in reducing the strain on state and local safety net programs that would otherwise be responsible for bridging the gaps in serving vulnerable residents in highly rural areas.

Even so, the VA grants go only so far in meeting the high level of need that exists. Guentert said the grant funds last only about seven or eight months — not the full 12 for which they are intended. After that point, her organization has to begin to draw on other funds closer to home — like a biennial allotment they receive from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

“We truly appreciate the VA grant, and the veterans love it,” Guentert said. “It’s just that the need is so great.”

If you are a veteran living in one of the 10 participating counties and would like more information about the Highly Rural Transportation Program, please contact your local county or transportation office. A complete list of the appropriate contacts can be found on ODVA’s website at


Sherman County eNews #172


  1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library This Week
  2. Sherman County: For The Record – Some Summer Reading
  3. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do 

“The people will not revolt. They will not look up from their screens long enough to notice what’s happening.” ~ George Orwell’s 1949 book, 1984. 

1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library This Week

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017Thursday June 15 at 11:00am – Baby Lap-Sit Story Time
Thursday June 15 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Game Night
Thursday June 15 at 6:00pm – Book Club



2. Sherman County: For The Record – Some Summer Reading  

Stories and Records by Local Authors 1983-2016

Sherman County: For The Record is the twice-yearly historical anthology published by the Sherman County Historical Society in Moro, Oregon. The many authors who contributed to For The Record provide a window into the past with memoirs, official records and photographs.

Here the subjects are listed by volume and number beginning in 1983.  Actual titles are not used unless they clearly reflect the content of the work. The records compiled from Klickitat County, WA and Wasco County, OR marriages are for those identified as Sherman County residents. These publications may be purchased at the Sherman County Historical Museum, 200 Dewey Street, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or ordered by mail for $6 + $1.75 postage at

#1-1, 1983

History of Sherman County Historical Society by Patty Moore

Morrison Family of Grass Valley by Marie Morrison Wilcox

John Morrow’s Trip IL to OR by John Morrow 1888

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French

Professor H.H. White by Helen White Bruckert

Olds Emigrant Party by Bela E. Gowan 1951 

#1-2, 1983

Sherman County is Formed by Patty Moore

I Remember Miller School by Anna Olson Jacobsen

WW I Cochran Diary, Excerpts by Frank von Borstel

Cothran Family by Mabel Cothran White

Olds Emigrant Party by Bela E. Gowan 1951

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French 

#2-1, 1984

Will Raymond, Photographer

Kent Community by Faye Howell Beyer

Dr. Sarah Leah Richelderfer

Olds Emigrant Party, 1852 by Bela E. Gowan 1951

Striker Family

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French

Sherman County Marriages 1889-1895

County Officials

#2-2, 1984

Kent Community by Faye Howell Beyer

Olds Emigrant Party by Bela E. Gowan 1951

Autobiography by Florence Tate Murdock

Watkins Family by Margilee Morse Kaseberg

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French

Sherman County Marriages 1895-1900 by Sherry Kaseberg 

#3-1, 1985

Rufus Community by Nellie Dingle Fields

Fulton Family by James Gibson Fulton

Sayrs Memories by Nancy Vie L. Sayrs Race

McKean Family by Martha McKean Hastings

Kent Community by Faye Howell Beyer

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French

Sherman County Marriages 1901-1905 by Sherry Kaseberg 

#3-2, 1985

Sherar Family & Sherar’s Bridge by Donald von Borstel

Sherar Family & Jane Herbert Sherar by Millie Holmes von Borstel

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French

Wasco Opera House by Gladys Morrow Laidlaw

Lucinda Fulton Isaacs by James Gibson Fulton

Kent Hotel by Karl Pluemke

Pluemke Family by Karl Pluemke

Kent Stories by Geraldine Tatum

Rufus, Grant & the Families on the Bluff by Nellie Dingle Fields 

#4-1, 1986

DeMoss Diary, Trip to Mt. Hood

Memories by Eva Landry Ruggles Garlick

Ruggles Family from a Works Progress Administration Interview with Lucy Ruggles

Grist Mill at Early by Earl Williams

Fulton Family & Elizabeth Fulton Scholl by James Gibson Fulton

Adams Family by Lillian Olive Adams Helyer

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French 

#4-2, 1986

Jay C. Freeman, Sheriff by Olga Samuelson Freeman

Memories by Charlene French

Kent Community by Frank von Borstel, Jr. 1936 Winning Grade School Essay

McKay Golden Wedding by E.C. Cratty

Fulton Family by James Gibson Fulton

DeMoss Diary, Trip to Mt. Hood 

#5-1, 1987

Civilian Conservation Corps, History of Camp Moro by Patty Moore

Tex Irzyk & the CCC from Interview with Tex Irzyk

Karl Landstrom & the CCC by Karl Landstrom

Macnab Family as told by Bee Macnab

Miller Family, Settlement, Island by Sherry Kaseberg

with Donald Miller, Vera Vogel Taylor and Anna Olson Jacobsen

Memories of Charlene French by Charlene French

#5-2, 1987

Morrow Family by H. Edwin Morrow

William Kenny by Anita Kenny Drake

Teaching in Wasco by Frances Gorsline McClure Adams

Jesse Martin Family by Deanna Martin Padget

Van Patten Family by Bee Van Patten Macnab

Remembering Early on the John Day River by Bessie Porter Huck

#6-1, 1988

Camp Sherman on the Metolius River by Patty Moore

The Boardman & Hansen Families by Wilma Boardman Spencer

Bergen, Norway to Wasco by Tom Jacobsen

John H. Johnson Family by Kenneth Deibert Johnson

#6-2, 1988

Spaulding Chapel by Grace Mayre Zevely, 1937 History Essay Contest

Rev. Frank R. Spaulding, Missionary by Sherry Kaseberg

Hattie Winebarger Miller by Eva Miller Bear & Debbie Hagen

Autograph Books by Alice Morse Kaseberg & Patty Moore

Frank L. Kee by Henry C. Dierck

Goodbye, China Hollow School by Sherry Kaseberg

Starns Golden Wedding from The Observer 1898

#7-1, 1989

Camp Rufus, WWII by Sherry Kaseberg

Lucille & Paul May in the Depression Years by Lucille McKinney May Loughrey

Sherman County Centennial

J.B. Hosford, Journalist by Patty Moore 

#7-2, 1989

Oregon Trail, John Day River Crossing by Alma Jean Tipley

Dan & Mary Leonard by Alma Jean Tipley

Leonard’s Bridge by Alma Jean Tipley

Dan Leonard’s Murder by Alma Jean Tipley

McDonald’s Ferry by Dick & Louella Ogle

Growing Up in Wasco by Gladys Morrow Laidlaw

Bibby Family by Teresa Bibby

Legends of the Bibby Boys as told to Patty Moore

Sherman County Fair by Patty Moore

#8-1, 1990

Oregon Trail, John Day River Crossing by Alma Jean Tipley

William & Isabella Murray

William G. & Mattie McDonald

Monte F. & Agness Duncan

Al & Agness Merritt

Virgil & Dorothy West

Paulen & Margilee Kaseberg

Simantel Family, John Day R. Farm

Peugh Family by Ivalou Peugh

Deyo-Thompson Family in Rufus by Helen Thompson Willard

Memories by Helen Thompson Willard

Huck Family by Gertrude Huck Mee

Sherman County Centennial Song, Friends & Neighbors 1989 by Mark Mobley & David Pshigoda 

#8-2, 1990

The North Enders, Rufus & Grant by Curtis A. Tom

The Railroaders by Curtis A. Tom

Joe & Effie Lindeman by Iva Willard Bishop

Wilson Family by Pat Helyer

Hulse Family by Ivalou Peugh

Josh Elliott Family by Ernest S. Everett 

#9-1, 1991

The North Enders, Rufus & Grant by Curtis A. Tom

Collins Hot Springs by Patty Moore

Ruby Petteys by Dorothy Fairchild Francis

Diary: Ernie Moore Family Vacation by E.H. Moore 

#9-2, 1991

Elliott-Everett Families by Mary Elliott Everett, Ernest S. Everett & Mary Alice Kirk

Robinson-Hockman Families by Mike Hockman & Mollie Robinson McLachlan

Biggs the Desolate, Its Drifting Sand by John Cradelbaugh 1909

Biggs by Carson C. Masiker

Camp Rufus, Army Legend

Sherman County Marriages 1906-1912 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#10-1, 1992

Growing Up in Rufus by Ray Brown

Growing Up by Chet Coats

Growing Up by Reatha Sayrs Coats

Growing Up by Charles Burnet

Growing Up by Althea Powell Burnet & Moro

Ted Kelly by Teresa Reeder Bibby

Letter: Loy Cochran on the Rhine, WWI

Morrissey-Weigand Families by Mike Hockman

Rich Family by William K. McCoy

Sherman County Marriages 1913-1921 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#10-2, 1992

Claude Thompson, Founder of the Appaloosa Horse Club by Patty Moore

Poem: The Oregon Pioneers by Claude J. Thompson

Carl Anderson as told to Forest Peters

Paul Alley by Eileen Moreau

Twelve Tractor Owners by Patty Moore

Growing Up by Eilene Hogue Eslinger

Growing Up by Charlotte Ruggles Barnett

Growing Up by Willard Barnett

Growing Up by Marguerite Foss Kaseberg

McDonald-Morrissey-Weigand Families by Mike Hockman

Sherman County Marriages 1922-1931 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#11-1, Spring 1993

Coats Family by Chet Coats

Brock, An Oregon Trail Diary, 1850

WW II Military Experiences by Paul A. Fraser

John Fields Family by Nellie Dingle Fields as told to Mark Fields

Sherman County Marriages 1932-1939 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#11-2 Fall 1993

Tsubota Family, Japan & Oregon by Isami Tsubota

as told to Jacque von Borstel and Sherry Kaseberg

John Buether Family by Frieda Buether Copley and John Buether

World War II Memories by Lloyd Henrichs

Sherman County Marriages, 1940-1946 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#12-1, 1994

Bliss Clark Family by Bliss Clark, edited by Patty Moore

Searcy-Shelton Family by Lena Shelton Searcy & Helen Searcy Ruggles

WWII Military Experiences by Malcolm McDermid

Bighorn Sheep, Deschutes River by Patty Moore

Sherman County Marriages 1947-1953 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#12-2, 1994

Schools, Sheep & Extension by Helen White Bruckert

WWII Air Force Experiences by Bob Boynton

Fred Haynes Family by Rosaline Waldner Preston

John Medler Family by Elda Macnab & Dora Dumler

Sherman County Marriages 1954-1959 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#13-1, 1995

Gordon-Walker Shoot-Out near Gordon Butte by Anita Kenny Drake

Shipley Family by L. Earle Shipley

WWII Army Experiences by Glenn Virtue

WWII Seabees Experiences by Stuart Macnab

Siscel Family of Wasco by James T. Siscel

WWII Navy Experiences by Byron O. “Swede” Stark

WWII Navy Experiences by Clarence A. Young

Sherman County Marriages 1960-1963 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#13-2, 1995

WWII Pacific Experiences by Tom Macnab & Helen Kelly Macnab

WW II Home Front Memories by Nell Coats Melzer

WWII Home Front Memories by Dorothy Brown Benson

WWII Letters: Don & Jacque von Borstel

WWII Navy Nurse Corps by Owietus Neal McDermid

Sherman County Marriages 1964-1969 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#14-1, 1996

WWII Navy Adventures by Dan Kaseberg

WWII Navy Life of Marcus & Eilene Eslinger

WWII Leyte and Back by Chet Coats

WWII Letters Frank Sayrs by Mary von Borstel Sayrs

Wasco County Marriages of Sherman County Couples 1859-1889 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat Co., WA Marriages 1871-1889 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#14-2, 1996

Thomas Fraser, USAF by Thomas H. Fraser

River Freezing Winters by Anita Kenny Drake

Hard Winter of 1861-62 by Anita Kenny Drake

Charley Kandle by Anita Kenny Drake

1916 Moro Class Poem by Neale Freeman

WWII Air Force by Howard Conlee

Wasco County Marriages 1889-1903 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat County Marriages 1889-1903 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#15-1, 1997

Champion-Burton-Handley-Brown by Dorothy Brown Benson

Sherman Experiment Station by William “Bill” Hall

WW II, Africa & Europe by Phil O’Meara

Wasco County Marriages 1904-1920 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat County Marriages 1904-1920 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#15-2, 1997

WWII William G. Macnab’s B-17 Collision Over the North Sea by Teresa K. Flatley

Gordon Lemley by Terri Bibby

Hans Bardenhagen by Terri Bibby

Sherman Garage & Wasco by George Moon

Wasco School Memories by Gladys Morrow Laidlaw

Con Davis, Tennessee & Oregon by Gary Fields

Wasco County Marriages 1921-1926 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat County Marriages 1923-1926 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#16-1, 1998

Sack Sewing by Virgil Herin

John R. Martin Family by Patty Moore

Gladys Morrow Laidlaw’s Singing Career by Gladys Laidlaw

Love Family & Love-Wright Shooting by Anita Kenny Drake

Wasco County Marriages 1927-1932 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat County Marriages 1927-1932 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#16-2, 1998

Sheriff Charles Wilson by Mark Fields

Kent’s Flying Farmers by Patty Moore

Chisholm Family by Craig McRae Chisholm

Jesse & Mary Eaton by Cari Blount

The Old Eaton Place by Robert Huck

Grandmother and Grandfather Huck by Robert Huck

Sherman County Picnic, Game

Tenmile Cemetery in Wasco County by Anita Kenny Drake

Wasco County Marriages 1933-1947 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat County Marriages 1933-1945 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#17-1, 1999

Fraser and the Six-Horse Hitch by Tom Fraser, Jr.

George Bourhill by Elsie Bourhill Gregory

Wright & Belshee by Beverly Martin Skinner 

#17-2, 1999

Surveyor’s Diary, Deschutes Railroad 1909-10 by Edward R. Armstrong

Wasco County Marriages 1948-1952 by Anita Kenny Drake 

#18-1, 2000

Charlie Wilson, French Legion of Honor by Mark Fields

Sherman County Poets’ Corner

WWII Gordon O. Fraser by Richard Fraser

Tanky Bozarth by Gordon Hilderbrand & Mark Fields

Anna Peetz’ Autograph Album

Milbra/Erskineville/Erskine by Anita Kenny Drake

Willie Powell’s Autograph Album

1910 US Census, Sherman County during the Survey by Edward Armstrong

Wasco County Marriages 1953-1961 by Anita Kenny Drake

#18-2, 2000

Dr. O.J. and Dr. M.M. Goffin by Anita Kenny Drake

Crash on Leonard’s Bridge 1896 as told by W.S. Grant to Margaret Walker, The Dalles Chronicle

1898 Wasco-Sherman Co. Directory

Buck Hollow & Deschutes River from The Maupin Times 1927

Wasco Centennial, May 1998 by Elaine Kelley Kalista

#19-1, 2001

Married Women’s Separate Property Register

Civil War Veterans in Sherman County by Sherry Kaseberg

Presbyterian Church in Moro

History of Frank E. Brown Post No. 91, American Legion

Poem: Wild & Woolly Cowboys

WWI Draft Registration List, 1917

Bryant Reminiscences by Elva Whealdon Bryant 1969, edited by Jeffrey Bryant

William Cullen Bryant Family by Jeffrey Bryant 

#19-2, 2001

Students’ Views of Sherman County by Linda Macnab Krafsic

Linda’s Birthday Book by Linda Macnab Krafsic

Rufus School Reunion, 2001 by Nell Coats Melzer and Mark Fields

Hampton Family by Laura Jean Hampton Hevel

Memoirs of Albert Jay Price

Impressions & Observations of the Journal Man by Fred Lockley 

#20-1, 2002

Lamborn Family by Betty Lamborn Barber

Trotter Family by Iva Viola Trotter Lane Manley

Poem: A Boy’s Work by Richard Wakefield

Ralph Eakin by Joan Eakin Jaeger

Growing Up in Sherman County by Wilma Gentry Gale

Sherman County Newspapers by Sherry Kaseberg & Chris Sanders 

#20-2, 2002

Manke Brothers by Cal T. McDermid

Grace Zevely’s Collection – Sherman County Schools by Sherry Kaseberg

von Borstel & Patjens by Marie von Borstel Hattrup

Poem: A Line Cut Off Forever by Richard Wakefield 

#21-1, 2003

Moro, Oregon from The Moro Leader 1898

Little Town of Moro from The Moro Leader 1898

Porter & Anderson Families by Dorothy Porter Smith, Mark Fields, Toni Conley & Forest Peters

1910 Sherman County Directory

Wasco Fire Department by George B. Moon

Poems: Upriver & Petroglyphs by Richard Wakefield 

#21-2, 2003

Rinehart-Klindt Families by Cal T. McDermid

Engstrom-Olds Families by Helen Engstrom Olds

Helyer Family by Pat Goodwin Helyer

Growing Up near Kent by Gordon D. “Don” Helyer

Norton- Tatum by Carole Norton Putman & Geraldine Norton Tatum 

#22-1, 2004

Marcy Paull by Mary Lou Dennis

Hard Times – Starnes and Reese by Penny Higley Eakin

The Old Blue School by Iva Willard Bishop

Bryant Letters, Part One compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

Red Cross Auxiliaries, Part One by Chris Sanders 

#22-2, 2004

Liberty Telephone Company by George & Pat von Borstel

Van Gilder by George W. Howard

Bryant Letters, Part Two compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

Red Cross Auxiliaries, Part Two by Chris Sanders 

#23-1, 2005

May, Coffey & Zevely by Grace May Zevely with Jean Zevely Anderson, Mary Zevely Fraser, Grace Zevely Busse, Grace Busse Zeamer, & Eric Knudsen & compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

Grace Busse & DeMoss Band by Grace Zevely Busse

Albin Balzer’s 1921 RR Section Diary

John Day River: Porter & Fox by George L. Fox, Jr.


Stewart Family by Richard Stewart

Murray Family by Virginia Sammy Murray Reynolds

Ross, Thompson & Starvation Point by Frances Ross Thompson

Armsworthy Family by Peggy Clark

Woodworth & Locust Grove United Brethren Church by Mark Fields 

#24-1 2006 Spring

Reprint of #1-1


#25-1 2007

Writing A Sweetness to the Soul by Jane Kirkpatrick

Sherar’s Grade by Donald von Borstel

Sherar’s Bridge by Bertha Belshe

John Day River Homesteading by Bill Black & Kathy McCullough

The Homesteaders by Bee Macnab

Birds of Sherman County by Kathy Thompson

Sherman County Bighorn Sheep by Kathy McCullough

1920s Courtship by Myrna Melzer

Joe Weber by Sheila Weber 

#25-2 2007

Charles McAllister, Pilot by Kathy McCullough

WW II Stories: Conlee, Boynton, O’Meara, Fraser, Morrow, McCoy, von Borstel, Kaseberg, McClure, Macnab

WW II B-17 Collision by Teresa Flatley

Crop Dusting by Kathy McCullough

Sherman County Pilots by Tom Eakin

Fritz & Helen Watkins by Zachary Blaylock 

#26-1 2008

Sherman County Pilots’ Stories: Skiles, Harvey, Sharp, von Borstel, Christiansen, Mobley

Kent’s Flying Farmers by Patty Moore

Pilots: Jerry & Jane Kirkpatrick, Larry Kaseberg, and others

Wind Power by Curly & Vada DeMoss, Nell Melzer, Brian Simantel & Melanie Belshe

#26-2 2008

Formation of Sherman County by Patty Moore

Sherman County & the Rajneesh

First Murder Trial in Sherman County by Kristin von Borstel 

#27-1 2009

Floods & Freezes by Julie Reynolds

Hard Winter 1861-1862 by Anita Kenny Drake

Winter 1884 by Giles French & Charles McAllister

Columbia River Flood 1894 by Curtis Tom & Bliss Clark

Winter 1915-1916 by Giles French

Hay Canyon Cloudburst 1916

Thanksgiving Snow Storm 1921

Rain Storm 1923

Hail 1963 by The Dalles Chronicle & Cathy von Borstel Behm

Extreme Weather Data

Mid-Columbia Flood 1996 

#27-2 2009

1964 Christmas Flood from The Sherman County Journal 24 December 1964

1964 Christmas Flood in Helm Canyon by Doug Reid

Hay Canyon Flood

John Day River Bridge Collapse by Julie Reynolds

Accidents & Fatalities

The Farmer’s Snow Watch by Sandy Macnab

Biggs & Rufus by Bob Morris, Elaine Kalista & John Hilderbrand

Electricity – Wasco Electric Cooperative by Eric Johnson

Wasco & Moro Flooding

Grass Valley & Kent Flooding

Rainfall & Temperature Record from Sherman County Journal

End of the Railroad from The Effects of Railroad Abandonment on Agricultural Areas by John F. Due

A Simple Railroad Artifact by Michael McKenzie

#28-1 2010

Fires – Harvest, Houses, Elevators, Deschutes Canyon, Smith Canyon, Starvation Lane

Wasco Fire Department by Cheryl Rhodes 

#28-2 2010

Horses – Quarter Horses, Arabians, Appaloosa, Work Horses – many authors

Sherman County Fair by Patty Moore 

#29-1 2011

Dewey Thomas’ WWII Military Reflections – Part One by Dewey Thomas with Reine Thomas

WWII Navy Experiences by Charles F. Decker

Yates & O’Meara by Margaret O’Meara Stoltenberg & Sherry Kaseberg

#29-2 2011

Dewey Thomas’ WWII Military Reflections – Part Two by Dewey Thomas with Reine Thomas

Ray Sink – A Tragic End by Chris Sanders

Sink Family by Chris Sanders

Bull Family by Tom Bull

4-H Scramble Calves, Farm Life by Joe Harvey

4-H Livestock at Pacific International Livestock Exposition by Joe Harvey

Inscribed Basalt Column by Sherry Kaseberg

Mason Family Letters

Moro Grain Elevator Fire 1949 by Joe Harvey

Grandmother Johnson’s Recipes by Kenneth D. Johnson

Moro Methodist Church Ladies Aid Society Recipes 1924

#30-1 2012

Sherman County Journal & Rural Newspapers by McLaren Stinchfield

Memories of a Sherman County Pioneer by J.A. Elder 1928

Navy Experiences, Memories of Easter 1966 by Doug Rhinehart

Harris Canyon Railroad Water Tower Restoration by Jerry Tanquist

Rev. Roy Harvey and Captain Joe Harvey by Joe Harvey

Columbia Southern RR Depot at Wasco by Susan Van Gilder Smith

The Caboose at the Wasco Depot

Pioneer Church Days by Harriet Nish 1927

Rhinehart Family – Coming to Oregon by Doug Rhinehart

The May Family Ranch at Grass Valley (Buckley, Rolfe) by Jean Anderson

Recipes for Margaret O’Meara’s Bridal Shower

The Tale of a Tail End, the Caboose by Les Bowser

#30-2 2012

The Making of an Exhibit: The Sherman County Journal by Sherry Kaseberg

Nina Rhinehart Fleckenstein & Regina Lee Gamble

Nursing School by Nina Rhinehart Fleckenstein

Halloween in Grass Valley by Jean Anderson

The Grass Valley Class of 1942 by Grace Zevely Busse, Emma Jean Eakin Smith & Dorothy Ball Morris

WWII Merchant Marine Experiences of Ted Carlson by Susan R. Smith

Biggs Arch & Oregon Geographic Names Board by Sherry Kaseberg

Stewart, Ball, Falk & Vannice Families by Richard L. Stewart

Old Barns in Sherman County by Carol MacKenzie

William Raymond by Susan R. Smith

#31-1  2013

Lt. Commander Gordon D. Helyer, U. S. Navy by Pat (Goodwin) Helyer

Doc Sanders, Veterinarian by Chris Sanders

Wasco Incorporated, 1898 from the Sherman County Journal 1951

Wasco, 1898 ~ The Dalles Times-Mountaineer

Grant – Our First Town by Sherry Kaseberg

A Mysterious Death at Grant by Mark Fields, Sherry Kaseberg & Chris Sanders

Old Time News: The People’s Republic, 1898 – 1899 compiled by Chris Sanders

Memorial Contributions by Christy Brown 

#31-2  2013

Early Pioneer Life Told by Frank Fulton by Aldruda Beletski

World War II Veterans Historic Highway by Dick Tobiason

Old Time News: Sherman County Observer, 1917 compiled by Chris Sanders

Sherman County Journal – 100 Years by Frederick K. Cramer

William & Harriet Graham compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

Catholic Churches in Sherman County by Bob Odell

Kent Baptist Church by J.R. Keeney

Miss Nora, Be Studious contributed by Joe Morrow

Holmes: Down East & Out West by Lauchie McMullin

Memorial Contributions by Christy Brown

#32-1  2014

The Adobe Point Kid, Part One by Harold Brown

History of Wasco School by C.A. Hockett

Zola, a Dream of a Town by Sherry Kaseberg

County Seat: Kenneth, Moro or Wasco? by Sherry Kaseberg

Moro 1898 from The Dalles Times-Mountaineer compiled by Chris Sanders

Dear Nora, Remember Me contributed by Joe Morrow (autograph album)

O’Sullivan by Dwight Scheer

Memorial Contributions by Christy Macnab

#32-2  2014

Fifty Years Ago: The December1964 Flood by Kathy McCullough and Julie Reynolds

Oregon’s Top 10 1900s Weather Events

An Aerial Survey by The Oregonian

The Slaughterhouse Gulch Project: Reducing Soil Erosion by Sandy Macnab

Roads, Bridges and the Railroad by Dewey Thomas with Mark Fields

Analysis and Abandonment from Rails to the Mid-Columbia Wheatlands

Sherman County Roads from Minutes of the County Court

A Favorite Christmas by Nell Coats Melzer

Girls are More Precious Than Trucks by Nancy Henrichs Simpson

A Watershed Event by Dean Ruggles

Terrible Erosion & Washed Out Bridges by John Hilderbrand with Mark Fields

A Sad Christmas by Roy Fanning

Hell, High Water and a Memorable Christmas by Christie Welk

Digging Out and Mopping Up by Larry Kaseberg

New Bridges Don’t Collapse by Sherry Woods Kaseberg

In the Care of Friends by Grace Zevely Busse

An Emergency Landing by Vada DeMoss

Muddy Boots & a Baby Shower by Rex Brown

The Adobe Point Kid: Part Two by Harold E. Brown

Memorial Contributions compiled by Christy Macnab. 

#33-1   2015

Power & Light on the Farm by Mark Fields & Chris Sanders

Model Sherman County Home from Sherman County Observer

Onion Syrup, Whiskey & Vaseline with Sugar by Frances Rolfe Mathews

Waterproofing the Kids by Forest Peters

Red Cross Water Safety Program: Part One by Sherry Kaseberg & Chris Sanders

The Adobe Point Kid, Part Three by Harold Brown

Memorial Contributions compiled by Christy Macnab

#33-2  2015

Young Athletes Branded With Range Marks of Ancestors, Other Stockmen

Growing Up in Grass Valley by Robert Ziegler

New Guinea, Philippines & Japan by Robert Ziegler

Hotel Sherman by Chris Sanders & Mark Fields

Kent Light Plant

James Hartley by Jean Zevely Anderson

The Adobe Point Kid: Part Four by Harold Eugene Brown

Red Cross Water Safety Program, Part Two by Sherry Kaseberg with Sheri Carlson, Cathie Martin & Fern Wilcox

Memorial Gifts compiled by Christy Macnab

#34-1 2016

Charlotte Ruggles Barnett by Terri Bibby

John Conroy by Anna Joyce

John & Julia Joyce and Family by Anna Joyce

Roy Powell Hauls Boiler to Railroad Builders by Jean Reckmnn

Moro High School Optimist 1920

Henry Barnum on Raising Pigs, Sherman County Observer

Building a Grain Elevator at Grass Valley by Robert Ziegler

Stark Realities: The Gym at Kent by Mark Watson

Memorial Gifts

Photo of Baseball Team 1904

#34-2 2016 – No Publication

#35-1 2017

3. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.owl.limbThe Oregon History Project

The Oregon Encyclopedia

The Mullan Road

Sherman County,_Oregon

Dufur clay target squad prepping for state

Wind Power in Oregon

Historic The Dalles

John Day Dam & Lake Umatilla

John Day Dam – Construction began almost 60 years ago!

Editorial: Oregon should fully comply with Real ID driver’s licenses

Editorial: Government needs more watchdogs

The Price of Power

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52% Say Trump [Temporary] Travel Ban Anti-Terrorist, Not Anti-Muslim

“The people will not revolt. They will not look up from their screens long enough to notice what’s happening.” ~ George Orwell’s 1949 book, 1984.

The Astounding Drop in Global Fertility Rates Between 1970 And 2014