Flashback: Thieves blow up Redmond passenger depot safe in 1918

100 years ago April 18, 1918 — Monday night, one or more of the gentlemen … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Convicted murderer faked a coma for nearly two years to avoid gallows

Charles Fiester really, really didn’t want to die. Fair enough, most of us don’t. His … Read more

Flashback: Automatic car wash comes to Redmond 50 years ago

100 years ago April 11, 1918 — The United States, in the year we have … Read more

BBB: Beware of home improvement scams

Spring is in the air, and many homeowners will be looking to tackle that big … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Was the legendary gold-and-turquoise city of Quivira on the Oregon Coast?

In the late 1530s, Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza of the Spanish colony of Mexico started … Read more

Flashback: Redmond Red Cross exceeds expectations 75 years ago

100 years ago April 4, 1918 — A very impressive service was held at Terrebonne … Read more

Community calendar for April 4-10

The Spokesman welcomes event information for its community calendar; submissions are limited to nonprofit, free … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Chinese man’s hanging may have prevented a “tong war”

The late 1800s were a tough time to be Chinese in Oregon. Welcomed into the … Read more

Profiles: Meet Michael J. Bishop of Edward Jones

As a financial adviser at Edward Jones, Michael J. Bishop works closely with the Redmond … Read more

Spring reading list from your library

It’s 60 degrees out, it’s snowing, it’s sunny and beautiful: Welcome to spring! Spring means … Read more

Profiles: Shining Enterprises gives back to Redmond

Jerry and Ruth Keller admit they didn’t know much about the janitorial and carpet cleaning … Read more

Flashback: Competition for Dairy Princess crown takes place in 1968

100 years ago March 28, 1918 — The committee in charge of the Redmond celebration … Read more

Profiles: Embroidery shop in Redmond creates intricate designs for clients

At Our Personal Touch, Elaine Gilbert and her team have embroidered clothing for companies and … Read more

Flashback: Redmond residents love line dancing in 1993

100 years ago March 21, 1918 — Redmond put on metropolitan airs Saturday, the occasion … Read more

March 21-28 calendar

The Spokesman welcomes event information for its community calendar; submissions are limited to nonprofit, free … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: If Japan had invaded, the Tillamook Guerillas would’ve been ready

Early 1942 was a really nerve-racking time to be an Oregonian — especially if you … Read more

From the archives: Remembering Redmond royalty

She was born Princess Helen Augusta Victoria Beatrice Buckner Von Gotha Sep. 15, 1885, at Castle Liebenstein in Thuringen, but spent much of her life in Redmond

Note: This story first appeared in the Feb. 21, 1966, Spokesman.

A royal princess of … Read more

Hutchins: Folks come from all around for chili cook-off

Greetings once again from the state of Jalisco, birthplace of mariachi music. And here on … Read more

Calendar for March 14-20

The Spokesman welcomes event information for its community calendar; submissions are limited to nonprofit, free … Read more

Flashback: Organizations debate sewage disposal in 1943

100 years ago March 14, 1918 — At the meeting of the Redmond Commercial club … Read more

Flashback: Redmond basketball team defeats Prineville 100 years ago

100 years ago March 7, 1918 — Prineville’s crack basketball team journeyed over our way … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Massive four-engine jet landed at little country airport by mistake

It was about 4 a.m. on Aug. 12, 1962, and United Air Lines Flight 861, … Read more

Ponderings: A little snow shouldn’t ruin your day

As the snow began to pile up outside this morning, I heard the little voice … Read more

Gospel group King’s Heralds to perform in Redmond

The internationally acclaimed gospel group King’s Heralds will perform at 7 p.m. April 26 at … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Was Joe Drake a murderer, or just an innocent patsy?

On April 1, 1884, an event occurred that probably should have tipped 25-year-old woodcutter Joseph … Read more

BBB: Beware of real estate scams

It has been a chilly few weeks across the area, but fortunately, spring isn’t far … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: What Davy Crockett — the legend, at least — had to say about Oregon

Nearly everyone knows the story of David Crockett — the Tennessee mountain man and later … Read more

Calendar for Feb. 28-March 6

The Spokesman welcomes event information for its community calendar; submissions are limited to nonprofit, free … Read more

Flashback: Rubber soles rationed 75 years ago

100 years ago Feb. 28, 1918 — At a conference of representatives of social workers … Read more

Health Hub: Lots of reasons for different fitness results

Ever wonder how two people can be on the same diet, take the same classes … Read more

Flashback: A warning to kite flyers in 1968

100 years ago Feb. 21, 1918 — The 1918 convention of the Oregon State Bankers’ … Read more

Letter: Writer says it’s time for changes in schools

It’s time… It’s time — to recall the past when pencil, paper and eraser were … Read more

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