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 By Lou Marzeles    News    April 8, 2020 

Looking for the helpers

At Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) early yesterday morning, a woman in scrubs was crossing the parking lot toward the main entrance. A car headed south...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    March 25, 2020

'Stay at Home' grinds life and business to a halt

Statistically, according to a story in Vox magazine last week, the bigger and bluer the area, the greater the worry about the coronavirus. Larger...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    March 25, 2020

School district focuses on meals, preparing seniors

Seniors in high school may be a bit nervous these days. They’re making plans for their future, but the biggest uncertainty right now is their...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    March 18, 2020

No sports, no dining, no school, no pool--no fun?

An economist at the University of Wyoming recently dared to ask a troubling, perhaps forbidden question: "Are we overreacting?" The comment from Dr....

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    March 18, 2020

"I'm coming back with new feet"

Phil Nielson has been delivering newspapers for The Sentinel for so long, Socrates still owes him $2 for a year's subscription. (The Sentinel was...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    March 18, 2020

Online school now available

Who wants to bet distance learning becomes a super hot item after the coronavirus scare ends? Actually, it's been in place for a while and doing...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    March 18, 2020

Integrity Literacy 3: the science of culture

This is part three of our series on Integrity Literacy and the Goldendale Performing Arts Center. We’ve looked at morality and normality in regard...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    March 11, 2020

Schroder coronated as Rodeo Queen

Natalie Schroder reigns as this year's Klickitat County Rodeo Queen, and she seems a natural for the job. And Quincy, her 21-year-old horse, helped a...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    March 11, 2020

County, city , hospitals make preparations for coronavirus

A hastily called meeting of Klickitat County health officials last Friday focused on local prevention of the coronavirus. The primary message: if...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Integrity Literacy 2: The trouble with normal

Last time I wrote about Integrity Literacy and morality. Here, I discuss normality. The trouble with normal is, it always gets worse. That was the lam...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    February 26, 2020

Levy passage signals new hope for district

Standing outside the office of the Goldendale School District superintendent, there was music in the air, and it was easy to let imagination say it...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    February 19, 2020

New Drama club director looks to inspire kids and community

It's 1935. You see a tilted camera angle shot, presaging Hitchcock's more developed screen style that would unfold over the next decades. Then...

 

An introduction to Integrity Literacy

Over the years this community has heard talk of a performing arts center coming to Goldendale. If you’ve heard that talk, you’ve likely also...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    February 5, 2020

New doctor, familiar face

He's the hometown guy with the golden touch, physiologically speaking. Dr. Mason Chambers, who grew up near Blockhouse and whose family has deep...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    January 29, 2020

First cop to challenge 1639 runs for governor

There are times when being first to do something can transport you from small-town obscurity to international renown. It helps when what you're the...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    January 22, 2020

Browning Fire Extinguishers

First there was Bob Browning, who started the Browning Fire Extinguisher company in Goldendale in the 1980s. Then came Dan Chapman, who ran it for...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    January 15, 2020

Drive that idle RV over to SMR

Dang. Trips are over for a while, but now where to put that hulking RV? Not too far but secure and off the property because there's no room for it...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    January 8, 2020

GOLDENDALE BOMBED!

Here's a bit of history you probably didn't know: Goldendale was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. It didn't come from planes, and there...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 11, 2019

Childcare needs more funds, agency says

A few weeks ago in Goldendale, a group of people met to talk about the crisis in childcare in the area and throughout the state and country. It’s a...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    November 20, 2019

Thompson has a 'homecoming'

Neal Thompson's striking photograph of Stonehenge was chosen as the cover picture for The Goldendale Sentinel's 2020 Calendar. But for a great many...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    November 20, 2019

Farm store reopens under new owner

The Goldendale Home and Farm Store was looking like history. Mid-Columbia Producers (MCP) was closing up shop. But almost as soon as it did, along...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    November 13, 2019

Mystery in the sky?

Look! Up in the sky! It's a chemtrail! It's a contrail! No, it's- Who knows? Ask one person, it's one. Ask another person, it's the other. And that's...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    November 6, 2019

Christmas Store sets up shop

For a good many residents of Goldendale, the best place to get children's gifts for Christmas this year will be the Christmas Store. "It's designed...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 30, 2019

Gorge radio stations hit with ransomware

Some radio stations in the Gorge have been crippled by a ransomware attack last Tuesday. Bicoastal, a group of radio stations licensed in The Dalles,...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 30, 2019

Columbia Bank has new manager

Diane Boles' office at Columbia Bank in Goldendale already feels cozy, even though a large picture leans against a wall still awaiting a place to...

 

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