A community newspaper committed to local news, the Spokesman has been serving northern Deschutes County in Oregon for more than 100 years. We celebrated our centennial in 2010, the same year as the city of Redmond!
Here is a preview of the Jan. 15 edition of the Redmond Spokesman Newspaper. Be sure to pick up a copy, available at a variety of places including Fred Meyer, The Buggy Stop, Albertson's, Bi-mart, and Seven-Eleven.
The City of Redmond is moving forward on the Evergreen Rehabilitation Project, which is planned to start next month. The Evergreen Elementary building is to become the new city hall, with a project contractual end date of October 2016. Read more about the project and how to get involved in this week's paper.
Redmond's Austin Doescher pins Jared Wheeler of Crook County Jan. 21. Doescher's win was one of four victories by Redmond. Crook County won the match 51-18. The Panthers host Bend Thursday and then look ahead to the regional wrestling tournament in Hood River Feb. 13-14.
Alicia Smith leads a couple of fitness classes at the Redmond Senior Center that help seniors maintain their physical abilities. See The Spokesman Sports, Page 3
Services: A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00-5:00 PM at the Clubhouse at the Summer Creek Clubhouse, located at 3660 SW 29th Street in Redmond, OR.
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd Street, Redmond, OR 97756, www.hospiceofredmond.org or Alzheimer's Association, 777 NW Wall Street, Suite 104, Bend, Oregon 97701, www.alz.org.
Jessie Marie Lynam Petersen was born to Edith and Jess Lynam, September 25, 1918 on her grandparents’ homestead at Opal Springs, near Culver, OR. Marie died on January 15, 2015 of natural causes, with her family at her side, at Powell’s Care Home, where she had lived for the past four months.
Marie married Loyd (“Bud”) Petersen of the Pleasant Ridge Community on October 3, 1938. Four children were born to this union. She and Bud owned and operated the Pleasant Ridge Dairy for many years.
Marie graduated from Redmond Union High School in 1937 and lived most of her life in the Pleasant Ridge community. She and Bud sold their 40 acre farm in 1990 and moved to Redmond.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Sons of Norway, and Redmond Grange.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years; her parents; sisters, Darlene Anderson and Lela Suter Warren; brother, Joe Lynam; and a baby girl.
She is survived by daughters, Lois (Ed) Frey of Redmond, Margit (Bill) Eskew of Redmond, Edith (Norm) Maley of Powell Butte and son, Ed (Kay) Petersen of Madras; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her family wants to thank the nurses and doctor in the ICU at St. Charles Redmond, Hospice of Redmond, and the family at Powell’s Care Home for their loving kindness and special care.
Services for Marie have already been held. Memorial contributions are appreciated to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund, or to Hospice of Redmond.
Deschutes Memorial Chapel is entrusted with Marie’s arrangements.
Volunteers sort thrift items at the Brightside Animal Center Thrift Store for the Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service, Jan. 19. Volunteers came from a variety of places including, Target, Summit High School, and the Bend Kiwanis, and helped sort items in the warehouse.
Tanner O'Neal goes to the hoop against a crowd of Mountain View defenders. O'Neal scored six points in the game. Mountain View won the IMC contest to go 2-0, while the Ravens fell to 2-1 in League play. Ridgeview is 12-3 overall and 3-1 in Intermountain Conference play. The Ravens host Bend Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.