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The Madras Pioneer is an award-winning community newspaper serving Jefferson County and surrounding areas since 1904, featuring local news, features, and sports as well as display advertising, classifieds, public notices and obituaries.

Along with publishing an award-winning newspaper, the Pioneer produces several special publications annually, including Sageland Magazine, the quarterly lifestyle magazine celebrating Jefferson County and the Madras-Area Phone Book.

We welcome story ideas, letters to the editor and other content from our readers.  Submit Here!

Look for the Pioneer every day online and in local stores once a week. Subscribers can have the Pioneer's weekly print edition delivered to their mailbox every Wednesday, sign up for unlimited digital access, or get both, through our circulation department.

The Madras Pioneer is located at 345 S.E. Fifth St., Madras, OR 97741. Our phone number is 541-475-2275; Fax: 541-475-3710