UNION COUNTY – (Information provided by Union County Search and Rescue) Friday evening the Union County Search and Rescue held their annual banquet at the Catherine Creek Community Center in Union. Awards for both 2020 and 2021 were given out. Last year the banquet was canceled due to COVID restrictions and concerns. Very well deserved and earned congratulations are due to search and rescue members of the year Fred Hawkins and Jeff Hsu. In addition to receiving our 2021 member of the year award, Jeff Hsu also received the Oregon State Sheriffs’ AssociationOregon SAR volunteer of the year award. Fred and Jeff have both spent a tremendous amount of personal time, effort, and resources responding to calls, training, and furthering the mission of Union County search and rescue, and we are incredibly grateful for their service and dedication.