Madras Teenager Overcomes Condition to Become Kicker for Football Team

If you watch 17-year-old Kaegan Prevett kick field goals for the Madras High School football team, you would never know that he has been battling a condition called Treacher Collins Syndrome since he was born.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom spoke with Kaegan, his parents and his coach to hear more of his inspiring story.

War Stories: Ellis Skidmore

In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the stories of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war and some who didn’t. This week we introduce you to the story of Ellis Skidmore, a Navy veteran living in Madras.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Madras Shelter Takes in Animals Seized from Crooked River Ranch

Three Rivers Humane Society has taken in animals that were seized from a Crooked River Ranch property last week by Jefferson County Sheriff‘s deputies. The 6 dogs, 4 kittens, 2 snakes, 4 mice and 38 fish are now all under the care of the Humane Society in Madras. They animals will remain in the care of the Humane Society pending an on-going investigation.
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has more.

Match Up: Madras vs. La Pine

An old football rivalry is being renewed tonight. The Madras High School White Buffaloes are in La Pine to play the Hawks in a 3A match up. Both teams started their season in spectacular fashion and both hope to keep the early season momentum alive. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom joins us from the field at La Pine High School with more on tonight’s match up.

Source on the Scene: Airshow of the Cascades

Most visitors to the airshow in madras this weekend will be watching from the ground as pilots from all over the country show off some vintage planes, but Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go up in one of those planes.

The plan is called the SBD Dauntless, and it was one of the primary fighter planes used in the battle of midway.

You can check out the SBD Dauntless and plans like it at the Airshow of the Cascades tonight and tomorrow at the madras municipal airport.

For all the latest arts and cultural listings pick up the latest issue of the Source Weekly, or go to their website at bendsource.com

Also Thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor Indian Head Casino for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer, every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

“Sunblock”: a Documentary on Central Oregon Eclipse

It’s been one year to the day since a total solar eclipse swept across the United States, including right here in Central Oregon.

More than 25,000 people from all over Oregon and 39 different countries gathered in Madras after NASA declared that the Central Oregon city was one of the best places in the U.S. to see a total solar eclipse. However, while most of us were looking toward the sky, one documentary filmmaker was more focused on the human reactions to this once in a lifetime event.

That filmmaker, Grant Bentley, has put that story into a documentary called “Sunblock,” which was entered into the Sundance Film Festival. The 16-minute short got such great feedback that Bentley hopes to enter it in more film festival this year.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker got a preview of the film, which features some familiar faces.

Player Safety

Death of College Football Player Brings Safety Concerns to Forefront

A University of Maine football player died after collapsing on the field during the first practice of his freshman year. The incident has put the spotlight back on safety for players across the sport.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom got a chance to talk to a local high school coach about how this tragedy and this summer’s heat and haze are affecting his football team.

So far this summer the Madras High School football team has had six days of full practices and at least three of those days, including today, have been spent inside because of the air quality.

Airshow of the Cascades is Up and Flying

The Airshow of the Cascades is an annual event at the Madras Municipal Airport, and has over one hundred different aircraft on display.

Joe Krenowicz of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and 20-year-old acrobatic pilot Ben Rose join us to talk about the two day event.

Several different family-friendly activities are available throughout the entire weekend such as the Les Schwab Car Show, glider and helicopter rides, antique airplane displays, aerobatic performances and meet-and-greets, Metal Mulisha motorcycle show, fireworks, great food, live music, and much more.

The Airshow of the Cascades will be on Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. For more information and tickets, go to cascadeairshow.com.

 

Take a Knee

Police Brutality and Racial Profiling Protests Hit Close to Home

A Madras teenager says Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players were an inspiration for his recent protest of police brutality and racial profiling during the National Anthem at an assembly at Madras High School. His protest came only a few weeks before the NFL officials announced they would be requiring players to stand during the National Anthem or the entire team would be fined.

Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton and Anyssa Bohanan have more on the NFL’s decision and why one Central Oregon teen chose to take a knee.

Supper Club: City Club Regional Forum

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt attended the City Club regional forum at Eagle Crest in Redmond, titled: Growth’s Impact on our Communities. The speakers included local city managers and a mayor from Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Prineville, Sisters and Madras.

Moderator Scott Aycock with the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council set the stage with some impressive statistics. Since 1990, Central Oregon has grown 122 percent. By 2025, there will be another 37,000 people here. By 2040, another 113,000 and the population is expected to double with another 250,000 people by 2065.

How are the diverse communities in our region planning for this growth and what are some of the challenges they are facing? This was the conversation at the City Club forum and some highlights of that conversation make up this week’s Supper Club.

Thanks to City Club for inviting us to their regional forum and thanks to all of the city managers for their input. 

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.