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Articles from the October 1, 2014 edition

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 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 1, 2014

WSP, Attorney General's office called in to investigate Assessor

Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney Lori Hoctor has asked the Washington State Patrol and the state Attorney General’s office to conduct an investigation of Klickitat County Assessor Darlene...

 

Key suspect walks in trial dismissal

On May 13 this year, Goldendale Police, Klickitat County Sheriff’s Deputies and Washington State Patrol took part in a very public, joint drug bust at five Goldendale locations, the culmination of t...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 1, 2014

Candidate says taxpayers paid for Songer's mistake

A story in The Sentinel last week about the Bob Songer-Marc Boardman race for sheriff ran without sufficient time for Undersheriff Boardman to respond before press time. Boardman was offered the...

 

Candidates get new endorsements

Candidates in various races reported new endorsements last week. Gina McCabe, running for state representative, received endorsements from Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust (SAFE Trust), the...

 

DNR, Rural 7 lift burn bans

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Thursday announced that the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands has been rescinded. Fire danger has been reduced by the recent...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 1, 2014

GOLDENDALE PAST IN PICTURES

There's still time to see the exhibit of images from Goldendale history at Jeanne Morgan's Golden Photo....

 

LAST GLOW OF SUMMER

Reader Fern Williams captured the rosy sky of a summer sunset recently....

 

Washington students encouraged to compete in letter-writing contest 

An annual national contest encouraging students to write about a favorite or influential book is under way. The Letters About Literature competition encourages young readers to write letters to their...

 

Sandwich dispute lands man in jail for assault

What began as an argument over money ended up in an arrest for fourth degree assault, domestic violence, according to a Goldendale Police report. The incident began around 6 p.m. on Sept. 27 when a...

 

Blowout causes traffic jam on Highway 97

Traffic was backed up for miles following an accident on SR97, Monday. According to the Washington State Patrol report, a semi truck and trailer driven by Jasbir S. Uppal, 55, of Yuba, Calif....

 

The reason why we raise alpacas

Visitors to Golden Pine Alpacas farm often say "How adorable they are!" followed by "but what do you do with them?" "Sink your hands in this," we...

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - October 1, 1964 Goldendale High School Band, for the second year in a row, has been invited to play at the Central Washington Fair at Yakima, as one of four host bands. Goldendale’s...

 

Evelyn Van Horn

Evelyn Margaret Van Horn, of Goldendale, died Sept. 24, 2014 in Union Gap. She was born Oct. 31, 1943. Survivors include a brother, Floyd Van Horn, and two sons, Martin N. Street and Warren V.... Full story

 

Barbee Bellows

A memorial service will be held Oct. 10, for Barbee Lee Nesbitt Bellows, who died November 2013. The service will be held at 2 p.m., at Mt. View Cemetery in Goldendale.... Full story

 
 By Dick Schuller    Humor    October 1, 2014

What to do when the rest of the world is fast asleep

When I was a little boy, my mother would put me to bed for the night and bang—the next thing I knew it was morning. Well, things change a little over the years, and when you get older the eight hour...

 

Take note of DV

To the Editor: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence is more than just physical abuse—it also takes on the form of emotional, mental, spiritual, and economic abuse. If you...

 
 By Mary Pierce    Opinion    October 1, 2014

How dumb do they think we are?

To the Editor: County politics are getting more and more heated and contentious, with the result being, possibly, more confusion for the voters. Some people, while not running for office themselves,...

 

Where's my answer?

To the Editor: On Aug. 26, I sent an email to Goldendale Mayor Clinton Baze. That email and several phone calls remain unanswered. My email read: “This is the fourth email I have sent you, none of...

 

Editor sold out

To the Editor: Two weeks ago, I sent The Sentinel (and other news outlets) information regarding a sheriff's candidate that we thought should be further investigated for the good of our county and...

 
 By Jerry Smith    Opinion    October 1, 2014

Funds for fraud?

To the Editor: I recently attended a meeting where Bob Songer, a candidate for Klickitat County Sheriff, spoke. He pledged that if elected he would not have an undersheriff but that he would still...

 
 By Peter Leon    Opinion    October 1, 2014

Assessor misuing her office?

To the Editor: Is Darlene Johnson, Klickitat County Assessor, misusing her position as County Assessor to punish her opponents? The timing of the Schroder personal property tax audit by Johnson...

 

No one deserves mud

To the Editor: I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate you for attempting to keep the electorate informed and doing his best to keep a clean process. Specifically, regarding the recent charges...

 

Not this senior

To the Editor: I have noticed in a few of Darlene Johnson’s advertisements that she says the senior citizens of Klickitat County are all behind her in her quest to be re-elected as our Assessor....

 

Former resident brings car club back to Bickleton

A new baby. Calvin Robert Buffam was born Sept. 21, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas.  His parents are Clark and Amanda Buffam....

 

Spaghetti dinner Oct. 17 to raise funds for Twin Bridges Museum

First off…It has been brought to my attention that I inadvertently omitted a person when I was handing out kudos a couple weeks ago about the sign on the museum. Barbara Sexton purchased and...

 

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