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Bickleton student state finalist for poetry

Rhys Chapman represented Bickleton and Klickitat County at Poetry Out Loud State Finals Saturday, March 4 in Tacoma. Poetry out Loud is a national program funded by the National Endowment for the...

 

Local teen takes regional award

Congratulations to Rhys Chapman, a senior from Bickleton High School, who was one of two winners at regionals for Poetry Out Loud held at YVCC on Feb. 5. Rhys and a student from Naches were selected...

 

Kids enrolling in poetry performance contest

High school students at Bickleton are performing poetry on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. in the Bickleton gym. The event is “Poetry Out Loud,” a poetry recitation competition. Students perform poems before...

 

Bickleton loses Dorothy Marvel

Dorothy Seely Marvel passed away at age 97 at her home in Eagle Creek, Oregon. She was born July 9 1919 at the Six P. Ranch in Six Prong. She and her siblings attended schools at the Kuhn School,...

 

Abbott still in Rehab Center in California, able to visit by phone

Lorraine Abbott is still in the Rehab Center in Bakersfield, Calif. Her family has requested you send mail to her at P. O. Box 13333, Bakersfield, CA 93389. Her daughter Sylvia will be able to pick... Full story

 

Hunters' Dinner and Good Will Bazaar return

It is time for the Hunters’ Dinner and Good Will Bazaar at the Grange Hall in Bickleton. It is Sunday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $8 for adults and $4 for the kids. This is always a fun day in... Full story

 

Betty Wilson

Betty June Wilson was born March 24, 1923, the second child of Harry O. Wilson and wife Marie Adams Wilson. She was born at Centerville and spent most of her education years at Bickleton where her... Full story

 

Book signing by two local authors at Bickleton store

Two local ladies are having a book signing in Bickleton and you are all invited to come. This will take place at The Store on Tuesday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Former Goldendale girl and a...

 

106th running of the Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo June 10-12

The 106th Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic & Rodeo is set to roll on June 10-12th at the Cleveland Park, four miles west of Bickleton. On Friday, the horse trailers will load up the ponies and carriages to...

 

East End News

The Alder Creek Grange and the local Goodwill Society will sponsor a Bingo Night Friday March 11, at the Bickleton Grange Hall. The Goodwill Society will serve a chicken and noodle dinner 5 to 7...

 

Turkey runs wild in Prosser traffic

Bickleton is having the kind of weather it is supposed to have for January.  Would you believe I saw a huge wild turkey on the Main Street in Prosser last week? He was winding his way thru the...

 

Olsons celebrate 69 years together

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Olson just celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.  Mary Phyllis Allen of Alderdale, daughter of Fred and Mary Allen of Alderdale, married Ralph Homer Olsen, son of Arild Olsen...

 

Roosevelt School holds Christmas program Dec. 16

Verona Hooker Naught fell earlier this fall and broke her hip.  She is a native of this area. She is now in assisted living in Omak near her daughter.  Verona Hooker Reece will soon be 102.  Her...

 

Donahue retires from trips to D.C. with vets

Carol Smith Donohue, daughter of Jack and Jenny Smith is a volunteer at the Veterans Clinic in Eugene, Ore. She has made two trips this year to memorials in Washington D.C. with 110 veterans in May...

 

Whitmores, Quinbys host fish dinner at Jensens

Dave and Debbie Whitmore and the Quinby family of Grayland, hosted a huge fish dinner at the home of Larry and Pam Jensen Saturday evening.   Minne Shotwell, former Bickleton resident, passed away...

 

Introducing Bickleton's new school teachers

A new pastor candidate will be coming to preach on Oct. 25.  Pastor Steven Seng and wife Jennifer will be honored with a breakfast reception on Sunday Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  The Sengs are...

 

Hunter's dinner this Sunday at Bickleton Grange Hall

There is a reception to be held for Joe and Agnes Roberts to honor them on their 75th wedding anniversary. The reception will be Saturday Oct. 24 at the Church in the Friendship Hall from 1 p.m. to 4...

 

Cooley reunion draws 40 relatives back to Bickleton

What a big time we had here this past weekend.  The Cooley family, numbering about 40 relatives all, came for an overnight visit.  We ran out of beds so the rest of them rolled out sleeping bags on...

 

Classic cars line the streets of Bickleton

Memorial service for Carol Blakey will be Sunday Sept. 13 at the Lodge Hall.  Carol and her husband John live in Pine Creek west of Bickleton. The...

 

A family affair-diamonds, rust, wind and dust

The 30 mile per hour wind gusts of Saturday, Aug. 29 did not deter 190 guests from coming together for an outdoor wedding in Bickleton. Family and... Full story

 

Woodards, Naught, welcome new grandson

This is fair week for a lot of Bickleton 4-H members. I remember one year when it was so cold we had to wear our winter coats.  Another fair it poured rain the whole five days.  Good luck to all...

 

Fire nears Bickleton, but no homes lost

What a week it has been over in this end of Klickitat County.  No homes were lost  but such close calls.  Several were evacuated, some overnight and some for three days.  The wind just kept...

 

Whitmores hold family reunion

We have had the longest day of summer, now it goes the other way. I understand we will be having the hottest days (so far) of summer later this week. I understand the first of the new crop will be...

 

Whitmore-Watson team competes in Bloomsday Run in Spokane

Bickleton High School graduation is Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m.  These are the six graduates: Lindsay Brown, Joe Cardenas, Colt Hanson, Kelsey Spalding, Clint Strader and Mike Underwood. Melinda...

 

New water system on schedule

The new water system in Bickleton is moving right along.  The contractors are doing a great job keeping all the streets open and the traffic through town doesn’t falter.  We are having some very...

 

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