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May 15, 1890 Two passenger trains were sand bound at Grants, from May 7 at midnight until May 8 at six o’clock pm., being 18 hours. All this time our mail express and passengers were at a...

 

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April 2, 1920 A few days ago, the students in the high school at Lyle, or a large number of them, “struck,” because the teachers and superintendent would not permit dancing in the school building....

 

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April 18, 1889 County Surveyor, Jake Richardson, was employed several days last week laying off a number of additional blocks to the town of Goldendale. The addition embraces that portion of...

 

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April 14, 1938 Raymond Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hill, returned to Pullman Sunday after spending spring vacation in Goldendale with his parents. He made the return trip with his father.... Full story

 

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March 13, 1919 J.H. Beeks of Sundale was in the city the first of the week on business. He has sold 780 acres of his land in that section to his three sons, Sam, Dewey, and Gus, who will erect...

 

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March 24, 1894 Last Saturday 28 acres of land, comprising the upper meadow of Goldendale, south of Broadway street, was sold at sheriff’s sale for $112.00 or $4.00 an acre. The land subject to a...

 
 By Richard Lefever    News    March 28, 2018

Local connection to Erin's Law

When Governor Jay Inslee recently affixed his signature to House Bill 1539, "Erin's Law," it was a major victory in Washington's battle against...

 

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March 24, 1894 The dam at Weld’s planning mill broke last Thursday night and the rush of the imprisoned water washed out the lower dam and made a large gap in the ditch that supplies the city of...

 

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March 6, 1919 James Clark, former owner of the Star Theater, was in the city this week on business. He sold the theater to Willard Eddy, who has had it leased for some time past. Mr. Eddy recently...

 

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March 13, 1919 The “kid wagon,” the convenience used to bring children to and from school in the more remote parts of the district, was over turned Monday afternoon on the State Road. The team...

 

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February 2, 1893 “All the Rage,” he says—The White Salmon correspondent of the Hood River paper has lost his head – He writes thus: County division is all the rage here at present. We do not...

 

Lefever family Grange legacy

This story is the first of two parts. The Lefever family of Goldendale was one of nine Washington State Grange Families to receive recognition as a...

 

Local firm lends big hand in fires

In early October, deadly wildfires swept through the picturesque Sonoma Valley, home of northern California's famous wine county. As damage...

 

Think it's cold now?

If you raise livestock, it doesn’t matter what the outside temperature is critters need daily care. After completing our morning routine of delivering hay to hungry cows and checking on frozen...

 

Goldendale restaurant landmark observes historic milestone

Single digit temperatures, deep snow, and even Friday the 13th didn’t keep loyal customers from enjoying a special prime rib dinner recently at the Simcoe Café in Goldendale. The special occasion...

 

The Trump card no one wants to see in this political game

Editor’s note: Our guest commentary is normally not of the nature of what follows here, given The Sentinel’s history of taking no political sides in a presidential election. We’ve chosen to run...

 

A power parable

To the Editor: Here is a simple everyday explanation of how absolute power corrupts absolutely: you have a young lady with her most private intimate thoughts written in her diary. She takes this...

 

Memorial to the Granite Mountain Hot Shot team

Second in a series by Richard Lefever of Bishop Services about their experiences on the Yarnell, Ariz. fire. For more than 25 years Bishop Services has been feeding and showering fire personnel. We...

 

Entering devastated Yarnell

Second in a series by Richard Lefever of Bishop Services about their experiences on the Yarnell fire. At day light the next morning we headed up Yarnell Hill, a narrow winding road that rises 2,500...

 

Bishop Services' support of the Yarnell Fire more than routine

Goldendale’s Bishop Services was at the Yarnell Fire in Nevada, where 19 firefighters were killed. This is the first in a series by Richard Lefever of Bishop about their experiences there. As a...

 

A sweet Thanksgiving dinner in New York City, from Goldendale company there to help

Richard Lefever of Bishop Services, Inc, based in Goldendale, continues his account of his company’s service work in New York in the wake of...

 

A ‘soft coup’ is taking place

To the Editor: During Obama’s three years in office thousands of federal employees, a multitude of czars, and thousands of new regulations have been adopted, without our elected officials ever...

 

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