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 By Richard Lefever    News    December 5, 2018 

Holiday Pies provide scholarships

Had you driven by the local Grange Hall immediately prior to Thanksgiving, you would have thought the grange had opened a new bakery. The unmistakable... Full story

 

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October 10, 1889 – 129 years ago A tri-weekly mail service has been established between The Dalles and Centerville in this county. With Darland & Bowers as contractors, and the mail now leaves...

 

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November 23, 1893 – 125 years ago Centerville – The great news here is the death of the Klickitat Leader - Death caused by a kind of yellow fever called “unpaid bills,” and a lack of...

 

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November 15, 1888 The following order concerning the court house was made by the county commissioners on Tuesday. It was ordered that plans be asked for, to be presented to the board on or before the...

 

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November 1, 1888 – 130 years ago Guest Sentinel Editorial (five months after the big fire): Our readers will remember the terrible calamity which visited the beautiful little city of Goldendale one...

 

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October 9, 1913 – The Goldendale Independent – 105 years ago Excavation for the basement of the $15,000 brick bank at the corner of Main and Grant streets was stared this week. Plans provided for...

 

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October 15, 1891 – 127 years ago Dr. McCulley, the genial landlord of the Hotel-de-crossbars, has got a new boarder, or rather an old patron came back. His name is Alden Fairbanks, and he hails...

 

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October 8, 1891 – 127 years ago Columbus School District 9 has just completed a new school house which they claim– reasonably claim, too—to be the best in in the county. It is 32 x 50 and two...

 

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October 9, 1897 – 121 years ago Portland Oregonian – Goldendale Representative writes; Robert Watson, an extensive wheat grower of No. 6, will haul much of his crop to Lyle this fall over the...

 

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October 5, 1898 – 120 years ago Reports received from the three threshing machines of Eli Miller, James Vanhoy and Con Yeackel: we find that these machines have threshed about 250,000 bushels of...

 

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September 14, 1913 – 105 years ago The corner lot, formerly occupied by the bank that recently burned on Main Street, is sought for a building site. The sum of $2500. the highest price ever offered...

 

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September 6, 1894 Miss Clanton of Centerville returned to continue her school duties at Bickleton after a short vacation. Arriving at Cleveland, she found the Bickleton stage had gone. She took...

 

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August 30, 1888 School opened on Monday with a larger number of pupils attending than ever before at the opening. Last year there were 97 enrolled and this year 118. A great many people are desirous o...

 

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September 5, 1918 A report shows 27 schools in the county are short teachers for the year. Too many educators have answered the call to service. September 3, 1925 The corporation that recently took...

 

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June 14, 1894 - June 12, 1919 Winfield S. Lefever came down Monday from his summer ranch in the Simcoes, 12 miles north of Goldendale. He reports that three inches of snow fell there last Saturday...

 

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July 6, 1907 The Hay Baler belonging to Grant Bundell will start Monday next with crew of five men. He has about 1,500 tons contracted for at the rate of $2 per ton. The machine will bale 15 tons a da...

 

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June 26, 1888 The new Methodist Church now in the course of construction will be considerably larger than the old one and will be heated by a furnace in the basement. A new bell for the Methodist...

 

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June 20, 1889 There are now said to be at least 125,000 sheep on the north side of the Klickitat Bridge in the vicinity of Mt. Adams, and still they are going in at a rate of 5,000 per day. The...

 

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May 5, 1887 Henry Timmerman, the man confined in jail for murdering Lorenzo Sterling and his wife, awoke a few nights since and was considerably startled to hear what sounded very much like someone...

 

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May 7, 1896 This week The Sentinel celebrates its 18th anniversary, and still there are more to follow. Other local papers come and go, but it is hopeful The Sentinel will live on until the end of...

 
 By Richard Lefever    News    June 13, 2018

Mosbrucker visits Centerville Grange

Centerville's Grange Hall has functioned as their primary community center for over 38 years. Like most grange halls in the state the building has end...

 

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May 16, 1889 The contract for the new hotel in Goldendale has been let to Mr. James Wheelhouse of Columbus. Excavating for the new hotel has already commenced, and the dirt is being used with which...

 

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March 11, 1915 The city pound came nearly getting George Coffield’s goat this last week. It seems that four or five of the goats on his ranch near town jumped a fence, ate it up, or otherwise dispos...

 

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May 15, 1924 N.B. Brooks started up his brick yard this week, W.F. Hardin being in charge. He expects to make one kiln of 150,000 brick. Mr. Brooks has been out of brick for some time, several...

 

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May 15, 1890 Two passenger trains were sand bound at Grants, from May 7 at midnight until May 8 at six o’clock pm., being 18 hours. All this time our mail express and passengers were at a...

 

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