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Articles from the February 15, 2017 edition

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 By Jess Macinko    News    February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day, plus one: the Weddles

Ed and Vivian Weddle are this year's Valentine's Day longest-married couple in Goldendale. Joan and Pete Heming, recognized by The Sentinel last... Full story

 
 By Jess Macinko    News    February 15, 2017

Local author publishes first novel

On Monday, Golden Chinook Café held a book-signing for Dollmaker, the first novel of local writer Bonnie Barrigar. Barrigar has been writing since...

 
 By Jess Macinko    News    February 15, 2017

Weather Service: Snow not over yet

Now for some news no one wants to hear: our recent sunshine may be short-lived. Marilyn Lohmann of the National Weather Service Pendleton office says...

 
 By Jess Macinko    News    February 15, 2017

PUD bills rise with falling temperatures

Many Goldendale residents have been feeling this winter in their wallets, particularly from higher than average utility bills. KPUD General Manager Jim Smith says many customers are paying twice as mu...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    February 15, 2017

Breaking down the myths of school bus seat belts

Rep. Gina McCabe has a proposed bill in the State Legislature to put seat belts in school buses, and the measure is encountering resistance from...

 

Travis Alert Act on the move

House Bill 1258, known as the "Travis Alert Act," received approval in the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. The legislation now advances to the...

 
 By Matt Spaw    News    February 15, 2017

Legislature on wolves: kill them or move them

In a surprising turn, a state panel discussing studies of lethal means to control wolves preying on farm animals and invading humans’ territory found that non-lethal control is a more effective... Full story

 

County appoints new health board members

The Klickitat County Board of Commissioners has appointed Erinn Quinn and Sue Pennington to serve on the Klickitat County Board of Health. Pennington worked as a public health nurse in Goldendale... Full story

 

County EM named weather ambassador

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has recognized the Klickitat County Emergency Management as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. Klickitat County Emergency Management is headed by Jeff King....

 

Goldendale FFA members make a mark

Members of the Goldendale FFA competed recently at sub-districts in Ellensburg. Caroline Knopes and Elizabeth Garcia competed in creed speaking. Elizabeth placed third and will move on to districts....

 

Marian Christensen

Marian Elizabeth Christensen, 77, of Goldendale passed away peacefully at her home with her husband and daughter at her bedside on Feb. 7, 2017. She... Full story

 

Richard Alan Miner

Richard Alan Miner, Sr. was born July 5, 1972 in Nyssa, Oregon, and passed away on Jan. 31, 2017 at the young age of 44 in Dallesport. At the age of... Full story

 

Utha (Reah) Hayden

Utha Hayden passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning Feb. 8, 2017 at her home in Goldendale. She was interred at Frank Abel Cemetery, Woodland, Washington, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. She was... Full story

 

Birth Announcement

Brad and Amy Fulton would like to announce the birth of their son, Brayson Derick Fulton. Brayson was born at home on Jan. 27, 2017 at 6:38 a.m., weighing in at nine pounds and eight... Full story

 

I still hear the cries of the victims of child abuse

Larry R.Chapman, a pharmacist in Klickitat County, was recently arrested and charged with child molestation. He is free on bail. He also was given, through the pharmacy board that supervises his... Full story

 

This government means business

I would like to respond to Don Thomas’ letter: Government by Whim? Yes, President Trump is fulfilling his promises, which are not only aimed at his base but at you as an American citizen. Entry... Full story

 

Trump is a terrorist's dream

t’s a dream come true for terrorists. Without any effort of their own, they have been given the best recruiting tool possible: the US president. One constant of Donald Trump’s ego-maniacal,... Full story

 

Let us honor a great leader

Harold Hill was one of great leaders of Klickitat County especially his work with the County PUD. His family can be very proud of their great leader who was a fair and just man that was respected by... Full story

 

Retirement party for Haarstad

Our very own Les Haarstad has been on the Lyle Fire department for 32 years, making him the longest serving current member. The fire department is having a retirement party for Les on Saturday, Feb....

 

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...

 

Teams advance to District

The Klickitat-Glenwood high school basketball teams advanced to district play last week. Both the boys and girls teams lost their first round games, but they boys stayed alive as they beat the... Full story

 

Celebrate CTE Month

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) month. The goal of CTE is to prepare youth with hands-on educational experiences and leadership opportunities that align to their future career path....

 

School honor rolls this quarter

Goldendale High School First Semester 2016-2017 4.00 GPA: (Ninth grade) Kristin Bighorn, Jenna Bradwell, Abigail Hedges, Samantha Jensen, Cameron Mains, Elissa Rising, (11th grade) Reanna Holycross,... Full story

 
 By Jess Macinko    News    February 15, 2017

Meet The Sentinel's carriers

Nikayla has been delivering papers for The Sentinel since September of 2015. The sixth grader delivers 13 – 15 papers along Route I. Sometimes her...

 

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