Madras Kicker Overcomes Condition and Looks to the Future

In November we introduced you to 17-year-old Kaegan Prevett, the kicker for the Madras High School football team, who has overcome incredible odds and put in the work to get where he is today. Prevett’s story inspired Kevin Boss, former NFL player and owner of Boss Sports Performance in Bend.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom checks back in with Kaegan and talks with Boss to see how Prevett is preparing for his future after Madras High School.

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.

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“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