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There's free drive-up COVID testing

You don’t need to be a member of our club to help. Lyle Lions Club meets the first and third Monday of the month at the Lyle Lions Community Center at the corner of 5th and Highway 14. Potluck is...

 

More info on the found service dog

From the High Prairian Newsletter and Fire Chief Tim Darland’s article: the 2019 awards to outstanding volunteers was published because COVID-19 blocked the ceremony that was planned, all the way...

 

Lost dog found and returned

Where was my brain last week? I was trying to give fathers a second Father’s Day. Sorry folks, but old age is starting to raise its ugly head and run rampant on my memory. Speaking of memory...

 

Railroad safety still an issue

Sally Zitterkopf contacted Barbara Parrish, who publishes the High Prairie Newsletter, with a query: “Could you ask if anyone has 1/2 pint jars they would like to sell.” Barb forwarded it on to...

 

Fourth brought forth many

Two events happened this past week at the Lyle Activity Center that I was unable to attend. One was the opening of the Good Food Bank, and the other was the Black Lives Matter gathering. During the...

 

Lyle seniors celebrate graduation

It warmed my heart to see the portraits of the members of the Lyle Graduating class flying high on banners above “main street” of Lyle. Then I received emails describing the celebrating event of...

 

Farmers Market is at the Activity Center

A volunteer of “Lyle Good Food News” wishes to relay to you a reminder that, from their conglomerate of various Lyle organizations and State Washington Gorge Action Program (WAGAP), a grand open...

 

Come and get your lamb

Some of you might have noticed that there was no Lyle News the past week. I was without internet and phone until I got switched back to the provider I had previously. Please be advised that my new...

 

Graduation Cruise to be held

Lyle Schools will host a Graduation Cruise for our graduating seniors on Saturday, June 6, starting in Dallesport at 2 p.m. Grads will be driven through Dallesport and Lyle. Community members are...

 

Churches are 'essential'

For those of you that may not know: Lyle is in the Fire Zone 2, District 4. And it’s now in the burn ban order. On days like the past few, the wind could play havoc with any fire no matter how...

 

Virtual kindergarten registration coming

I’m playing ‘catch-up’ with the closings and re-openings of the businesses in town. All I can hopefully be up-to-date on is saying that the Country Café is open for takeout, the Lyle Merc is...

 

Lyle Merc reopens

The Green Space at the Lyle Activity Center is the location (corner of 3rd and Klickitat St. in Lyle) for fresh, environmentally safe vegetables and fruit being brought there by Mobile Farmers...

 

Some businesses getting creative

In lieu of the public becoming an all-out protesting mob by breaking the rules in order to re-enter society and get their lives back to normal, the government is opening certain stages of the...

 

Cemetery clean-up day cancelled

With the transfer of ownership with The White Salmon Enterprise, Hood River News, and The Dalles Chronicle, this Lyle News column will be printed in the combined newspaper only every other week by...

 

The remarkable Lyle Alumni Association

The free income tax assistance usually given by AARP has been put on hold until further notice. Federal tax filing deadlines and payments are extended to July 15, 2020. The IRS has temporarily closed...

 

The three F's

Fright, Flight, or Fight. Let’s look at this virus outbreak as a horror flick and check out what can be done to conquer the unconquerable. In the plot of the story, finding out the monster is not...

 

You finally have time

This year 2020 has not shown to be a happy and friendly one. With all the social gatherings being cancelled and government telling us to stay in doors for our own good, the human suffers. We are...

 

In whom do you place your trust these days?

Because I haven’t heard of any news except for the virus, let me touch on it. For those of you experiencing a bit of cabin fever, remember the current deadline for reprieve is when the Lyle school...

 

Lyle schools to stay closed longer

This is a tad bit too late this month, but getting signed up will get you included in the month ahead’s Our Klickitat meetings. A message sent by their liaison states, “Our Klickitat Prevention...

 

Long House burns down

Lyle Fire Chief Dave McCune reported that last Sunday, March 8, his crew responded to a fire at the Long House at 270 Canyon Road. At their arrival, they were joined with the High Prairie and...

 

Fugitive sought, may be feral

Be on the lookout for an escapee. The incident happened late last month, and the perp has been on the run since then. Although not reported dangerous, the fugitive could be trying to locate a hiding...

 

Volunteers needed

Lyle Fire Chief Dave McCune and High Prairie Fire Chief Tim Darland are seeking volunteers to help plan for the FF’s appreciation dinner scheduled for Saturday, March 14. Which brings me to the...

 

Farewell to John Raz

A Celebration of Life will be held for John Raz on Monday, March 1, at the Country Café in Lyle from 3 to 5 p.m. John was a Lyle resident for over 45 years and made many friends in the area. He was...

 

Get your free tax assistance

By appointment only, but free tax assistance will be available for residents of Klickitat County through the Tax Aide Program, sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS. Taxpayers...

 

Farewell to JoAnn

On a sad note, I received word that a longtime Lyle resident, JoAnn (Sorensen) Roseberry, passed away on Jan. 27 in Durango, Colorado, where she had lived for many years after her school years here...

 

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