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July 6, 1907 The Hay Baler belonging to Grant Bundell will start Monday next with crew of five men. He has about 1,500 tons contracted for at the rate of $2 per ton. The machine will bale 15 tons a da...

 

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June 26, 1888 The new Methodist Church now in the course of construction will be considerably larger than the old one and will be heated by a furnace in the basement. A new bell for the Methodist...

 

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June 20, 1889 There are now said to be at least 125,000 sheep on the north side of the Klickitat Bridge in the vicinity of Mt. Adams, and still they are going in at a rate of 5,000 per day. The...

 

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May 5, 1887 Henry Timmerman, the man confined in jail for murdering Lorenzo Sterling and his wife, awoke a few nights since and was considerably startled to hear what sounded very much like someone...

 

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May 7, 1896 This week The Sentinel celebrates its 18th anniversary, and still there are more to follow. Other local papers come and go, but it is hopeful The Sentinel will live on until the end of...

 
 By Richard Lefever    News    June 13, 2018

Mosbrucker visits Centerville Grange

Centerville's Grange Hall has functioned as their primary community center for over 38 years. Like most grange halls in the state the building has end...

 

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May 16, 1889 The contract for the new hotel in Goldendale has been let to Mr. James Wheelhouse of Columbus. Excavating for the new hotel has already commenced, and the dirt is being used with which...

 

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March 11, 1915 The city pound came nearly getting George Coffield’s goat this last week. It seems that four or five of the goats on his ranch near town jumped a fence, ate it up, or otherwise dispos...

 

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May 15, 1924 N.B. Brooks started up his brick yard this week, W.F. Hardin being in charge. He expects to make one kiln of 150,000 brick. Mr. Brooks has been out of brick for some time, several...

 

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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....

 

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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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