Central Elementary School third graders, from left, Jillian Brown, Urijah Gatliff and Isabella Wigginton are shown outside Willow School with their teacher Pat Ogburn on Friday. (Dick Mason/The Observer)
From left, Charlee Morehead, Kasey Morehead and Maddie Larman pose with Elgin Mayor Allan Duffy after receiving their awards for winning the “If I Were Mayor...” contest. (Amanda Weisbrod/The Observer)
La Grande Middle School students, from left, Brendan Lundell, Alexis Burgess, Alsea Morton and Kaylee Carpenter, all members of its Oregon Battle of the Books team, discuss their preparation for the OBOB state tournament in Salem on Saturday. Not shown is team member Teagan Null. (Photo by Dick Mason/The Observer)
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Union County Chamber of Commerce board members met at the Chamber of Commerce office Tuesday to celebrate Suzannah Moore-Hemann, left, as the newly elected executive director with a group selfie.