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 By Aaron C. Ellis    Features    January 18, 2017 

Looking Back

25 years ago January 16, 1992: Library call for assistance, local volunteers: Now is the time for you to help Fort Vancouver Regional Library automate. Your assistance is needed in the following... Full story

 By Amy Reeves    Features    January 18, 2017 

Where'd that come from? Fine Kettle of Fish

This expression means an awkward or messy state of affairs and originates from old English. Kettles are the essential piece of kitchen equipment for customs in which only the English can claim world... Full story

 By Michelle Priddy    Features    January 18, 2017 

The Chicken Challenge

The Sentinel is pleased to introduce "The Chicken Challenge," brainchild of Michelle Priddy . The idea is to use one chicken per person as the main... Full story

 By Amy Reeves    Features    January 11, 2017

Where'd that come from?

“Can’t Carry a Tune in a Bucket” Meaning: Someone who sings very badly, is tone-deaf or is musically challenged. It is the inability to metaphorically “carry” a tune in a bucket or the inabi... Full story

 By Amy Reeves    Features    January 4, 2017

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Squirrely Adjective (slang) So I am sitting at home crocheting a hat and watching my two cats tear through the house like they have turbo jets attached to their tails and chased by invisible canines.... Full story

 By Aaron C. Ellis    Features    December 28, 2016

Looking Back

25 years ago December 26, 1991: High School’s Vo-ag shop Construction done. The 1,200 square foot building will house business and agriculture students both. Business students will have access to... Full story

 By Amy Reeves    Features    December 28, 2016

Where'd that come from? Twelve Days of Chirstmas (Song)

The song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol. From the mid-16th century to the early-18th century, many Catholics were not allowed to practice their faith openly and had... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles and Leslie Geatches    Features    December 21, 2016

A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas

A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas Part 1 “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays…” wafted through the speakers of the SUV. It was late. Wilson Barnes glanced over at Jennifer, his wife, who... Full story

 By Amy Reeves    Features    December 21, 2016

Where'd that come from? Reindeer, Christmas and Santa…oh my!

With all this research, by the time I retire from The Goldendale Sentinel I should be the best Trivial Pursuit player on the planet! Reindeer You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet... Full story

 Features    December 14, 2016

A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas

Previously on “A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas”: The Barnes family has been driving through a remote section of Washington State to a timeshare for Christmas vacation, intended to give Wil the break... Full story

 By Amy Reeves    Features    December 14, 2016

Where'd that come from? Pull the wool over someone's eyes. (Phrase)

This term is from the early 1800s and means to fool or lie to someone and get away with it through deception and trickery. From the early 1600s to present day, judges in Europe adorn wigs made from... Full story

 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    August 31, 2016

From the best seat in the house

This is my last act from the best seat in the house. It has been my pleasure to write about your children’s sports exploits. and photograph them in... Full story

 By Shelby Taylor    Features    August 17, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: Hers is a jab well done

She may not be historical, but the practice of the new acupuncturist in town is definitely a mystery! Acupuncture, a practice I myself was not... Full story

 Features    August 10, 2016

What's in the Sky...August

Welcome to August, a great month for stargazing. Darkness begins to come earlier, we enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, and we get a chance to see all 5...

 Features    August 10, 2016


SCORE: Retirement 1, Newspaper 0. Game over. After nine years, our ace sports writer is retiring. It’s time to move someone up from Triple A into the pros, and so The Goldendale Sentinel seeks a... Full story

 By Shelby Taylor    Features    August 3, 2016

Bake My Day: from scratch to perfection

We all have the undeniable guilty snack pleasures of Twinkies, Honey Buns, Nutter Butters, and snacks like Oatmeal Creme Pies. But what if I told you... Full story

 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    August 3, 2016

From the best seat in the house

It may be hot and it will certainly be dirty, but you have to go out to Broken Boulder Farms this weekend for the WE Rock rock crawl competition. It...

 By Shelby Taylor    Features    July 27, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: General Store rich in history, mystery, and goods

You may remember the Steven Wright joke: "I went to a general store. They wouldn't let me buy anything specific." Not true for Goldendale's General... Full story

 By Savvy Senior    Features    July 27, 2016

Great gadgets for aging golfers will help your game

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products that can help older golfers? I love to play golf, but at age 74, I have hip and back problems that make bending over to tee up or pick up the ball...

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    July 27, 2016

Looking Back

113 Years Ago The Independent, May 8, 1913 KLICKITAT INDIAN DIES AT 109 - Jake Hunt, Sr., aged Klickitat Indian, died at his shack on his White Salmon Valley homestead last Friday of smallpox, having... Full story

 By Shelby Taylor    Features    July 13, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: City's historic florist shop celebrates long history

Debbie and Ken Clark are the owners of Goldendale's Clark's Floral, which features tuxedos, giftware, chocolates, flowers, and accessories. The shop... Full story

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    July 13, 2016

Looking Back

110 Years Ago - July 7, 1906 Fred Lawrence, a business man of Tacoma, tells the following in the Portland Sunday Journal: “I boarded a passenger train claimed by the Columbia River and Northern,...

 By Shelby Taylor    Features    July 6, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: Return of the Town House

"This is a happy place" - Sign on restaurant wall Previous owners Jeff and Debbie Teal earned an envious regard for their short-lived restaurant, the...

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    July 6, 2016

Looking Back

110 Years Ago - July 7, 1906 Goldendale’s Fourth - The celebration at Goldendale was a “hot one,” as regards to the weather, and as regards from the crowd, it was the largest ever seen here on...

 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    July 6, 2016

From the best seat in the house

Monday’s demolition derby was a good show. It seems these guys/gals are putting together some extremely durable cars these days. The only black ma...


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