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Assessor deals with staffing, valuation issues

Darlene Johnson views last fall’s election as a vote for change in how the assessor’s office does its business. Johnson began making moves toward...

 

Former appraiser files suit against county for wrongful termination

Former Klickitat County appraiser Kathy Coons filed suit last week in Skamania County Superior Court in connection with what she claims was a concerted effort to silence her complaints about illegal...

 

Howell wounded in action

Cameron Howell, son of Grace Brethren Church pastor Gregory Howell and wife Colleen, was wounded in Afghanistan on March 28. “He was shot in the arm,” Pastor Howell said. “We can’t release...

 
 By Kelsey Walker    News    April 6, 2011

Director retires from KVH Health and Hospice

After 21 years of service, Jeanette Madsen is retiring from her nursing career as the KVH (Klickitat Valley Health) Home Health & Hospice Director....

 
 By Dallas Huskey    News    April 6, 2011

Japan radiation fear drives local kelp sales

Kelp is flying off the shelves at the Grist Mill, as Goldendale residents reportedly seek to protect themselves from radiation drifting from Japan. A rising concern about the west coast of the United...

 
 By Rebecca Gourley    News    April 6, 2011

Pet ordinance passes second reading at City Council meeting

“If it doesn’t work, we can always revisit it,” City Administrator Larry Bellamy said of the animal control ordinance. Despite previous...

 

First anniversary of new Sentinel ownership

April 1 marked the first anniversary of the new ownership of The Sentinel. On April 1, 2010, Leslie Geatches and Lou Marzeles took ownership of the newspaper, acquiring it from Andy McNab, who had...

 

April Fool’s stories stir response

April Fool’s Day came early to The Sentinel last week, and the fun from the newspaper’s three phony stories produced some of the strongest response in the publication’s history. The phone was...

 

New CEO joins KVH

Klickitat Valley Health has announced that John White is the hospital district’s new superintendent and Chief Executive Officer. White arrived in Goldendale on March 31 to begin transitioning into...

 

Talk show, local programming topic of KLCK’s new GM

The oldies music contract is coming to an end, and the live call-in talk show is coming back. That was the major news at the Greater Goldendale...

 

Toastmasters hold Open House

Simcoe Toastmasters will be holding an Open House event on April 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Simcoe Drive and South...

 

Spend Earth Day preparing garden plots

The community garden in Goldendale is full. And with more people interested in participating in the garden, there needs to be additional plots prepared. Volunteers are encouraged to come out April 23...

 

Plan now to attend small business workshops

A number of grant-funded classes aimed at business development from the Small Business Development Center in The Dalles and sponsored by Klickitat County will be held in Goldendale. Thursday, April...

 

Jeffery Burris

Jeffery Lynn Burris, 55, of Wishram, died on March 21, 2011, due to complications from COPD. Jeff was born in Anna, Ill., on Nov. 23, 1955, to Roy and Genevieve Burris. He is preceded in death by his...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Features    April 6, 2011

Harmony at the Grange

Meagen and Chad Moody perform before an appreciative crowd of family, friends, and fans Sunday night at the Grange Hall....

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    April 6, 2011

G3 focuses on the candle in the darkness of failed efforts

So we held our third meeting of the new Greater Goldendale Growth (G3) civic action group last week. Talk, as it has been wont to do, got a little...

 

G3 meeting and the ‘Don’t Touch’ list

Java Talk, The Sentinel’s biweekly community discussion meeting, last week covered topics from new businesses to the upcoming Home and Garden Show. “At the last count we were around 60 vendors...

 
 By Mike Wellman    Opinion    April 6, 2011

The ‘reasonable’ cost of wars

To the Editor: Tired of high taxes and the huge national debt? I am, too. All those liberal Democrats with their tax-and-spend mentality! In doing my supporting research, I thought I should include...

 
 By Delbert Brown    Opinion    April 6, 2011

High school is security risk and fire trap

To the Editor: I’d like to support our high school in building a new one. Just this past week my wife and I had a conference with teachers at our high school. As we were waiting for our...

 
 By Tim ONeill    Humor    April 6, 2011

Beatles break up, Babylon hangs gardens

April 6: An important day for inventions. 1869—Celluloid, the first plastic, is patented. Later it was found impractical in sealing leftovers. 1930—Hostess executive James Dewar invents the...

 

Clean up the community this weekend

Do you think you are ready? It looks like this busy community is waking up after a long winter's hibernation. The Lyle community annual spring clean-up is Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9 at the...

 

Get ready for Glenwood’s Got Talent show

Hey, all of you gifted community members, the time is approaching for the annual Glenwood’s Got Talent show. Dress rehearsal will be April 12 and the talent show will be held on April 13 – both...

 

Chapeaus at the Chateau, annual high tea coming to Maryhill Museum

The Rural 7 Fire station is gearing up for their annual Auction May 7. You can drop your donations off now at the fire hall on Darland St. or call 773-4246. It’s been expressed at Java Talk that...

 

Spring in Condon

Michael Faulkner throws the shot put during a snow flurry at the Condon Invite, Saturday. Track and field athletes from 15 schools battled each other...

 

Wolves and Cougar boys finish 1 - 2 in Condon meet

It was hard to say what kind of day it was in Condon…weather-wise. It snowed, it hailed, it got sunny and snowed some more. One thing that was...

 

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