• Five eagles get their wings
    Last Saturday evening five local boys from troop 188 of Sisters received their Eagle Scout award, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. The Court of Honor was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and included a dinner, display and the presentation. Close to 100 people attended, filling the church chapel.
  • Youth group welcomes gamers and more
    There’s a new youth group in town. It doesn’t have a name. It charges no fees. And it allows no electronics.
  • Sisters celebrates Class of 2019
    A rocking rendition of Queen’s “We are the Champions” by members of the Sisters graduating class of 2019 highlighted the commencement ceremony for Sisters High School on Friday, June 14, in the gymnasium packed with faculty, family, and friends.
  • Long-time counselor retiring from schools
    Charlie Kanzig, counselor at Sisters High School, is retiring after this school year after nearly 35 years working with students. Kanzig has been in and out of Sisters in his career but was happy to have completed his career at Sisters High School as the counselor for the past four years after a brief interlude working in South Korea.
  • Thank you for being my fellow board members over the past five years — we achieved much including passing a bond and hiring a new superintendent and two great new administrators — but as I have voiced at several of our meetings I leave frustrated at our struggles with change.
  • New trail touches Camp Polk history
    The Deschutes Land Trust has established a new historic interpretive trail at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Camp Polk Meadow Preserve is a nature preserve outside of Sisters, Oregon that also protects the remnants of Hindman Station, one of the historic way stations on the Santiam Wagon Road.
  • Students raise walls for Habitat
    Collin Harris was just a toddler when he and his family moved into their Sisters Habitat for Humanity home nearly 15 years ago. Last week, the high school senior was raising walls alongside his construction classmates for another Sisters Habitat family’s home.
  • Graduates from the Sisters High School class of 2019 were showered with scholarship money at the annual GRO Senior Celebration on Thursday, May 30.
  • Travel back in time to ancient Egypt
    Egypt — land of pharaohs, gods, magic and mysticism. While touring this wondrous land of antiquity, the countless facts, figures, and stories our Egyptologist imparted were overwhelming.
  • Stars over Sisters
    With the arrival of summer just around the corner, it is not unreasonable to expect warmer temperatures and clearer skies to make viewing a parade of upcoming celestial events a pleasant one.
  • Outlaws jazz band tops in state
    The Sisters High School Jazz Band brought home first-place honors from the Jazz Band State Finals held at Mt. Hood Community College on May 18.

    Band Director Tyler Cranor recognizes a significant accomplishment for the young musicians.
  • Students win with screen-free bingo
    Screen-Free Week was celebrated school-wide for the first time this year at Sisters Elementary School. The international event encourages kids, schools, and families to eliminate unnecessary screen time — and find hands-on activities to take its place.
  • The friends and donors of Circle of Friends in Sisters stepped up to the tune of $115,000, last Thursday night at the organization’s annual fund raising dinner.
  • Grace Elizabeth Maiden was selected from 2,563 eligible applicants to receive the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship.

    The renewable scholarship covers 90 percent of each student’s unmet financial need for each academic year. The Ford Family Foundation selected 114 students from Oregon and 11 students from Siskiyou County, California, as new Ford Scholars. Eligibility criteria include financial need and merit qualifications.
  • Labyrinth walking workshop on tap
    What are labyrinths and how can they help us?

    Our town has two public labyrinths, but locals and visitors alike aren’t always sure how to approach them. This Saturday, a certified labyrinth facilitator will present a workshop to show Sisters Country how it’s done.
  • Sisters graduate makes difference with Native American youth
    Maggie Bidasolo, a 2017 Sisters High School graduate, was destined to be a Duck since birth. Now a sophomore at the University of Oregon, Bidasolo is making a difference in children’s lives through her involvement with the organization Youth Movement at the University.
  • Abraham Lincoln lives during reenactment
    Abraham Lincoln told stories to relieve tension. He proved himself to his administration and to his nation as a sensible and determined politician, and as an able and innovative commander-in-chief during the ultimate national crisis — The American Civil War.
  • Civil War reignited in Camp Sherman
    Imagine stepping back in time during the Civil War in 1863 and walking into the campgrounds behind the frontline of a field filled with Confederate and Union soldiers at battle.
  • Team earns highest computer award
    The Dead Programmers Society, a team of four teenagers from Sisters, won “Best in Show” for the middle school division at the Oregon Game Project Challenge (OGPC) competition held at Western Oregon University on May 11.
  • Citizens of Sisters Country joined Sisters Parks and Recreation District (SPRD) for snacks, chats, and the debut of SPRD’s bright new summer catalog on Thursday.
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