Lyle Lions are proud of our 2020 high school graduates and wish to acknowledge the recipients of their $750 scholarships: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hawkins, Joe Machado, and MaKayla Ross. They also wish to thank Montavon’s Berries in Parkdale for a donation of 100 pounds of blueberries for future pancake breakfasts. The Lions continually seeks ways to help the community and particularly wish to acknowledge an active member, Joan Titus, who spent 100 hours last spring helping the interim food bank in Lyle get going by managing financial donations.

Lyle School wishes the public to know too many things for my column space, but you can read it all on their website. In part: “Due to physical distancing requirements, the school can’t have all students on campus all the time. However, we have been given the go-ahead by the county health department to have more students on campus at one time. We are working to keep it to no more than 10 individuals per room, and in most cases it will be around seven individuals—staff and students—at one time.” And “starting next Monday, Oct. 5: Kindergarten and first grade students will attend school in person full time, and all students in grades 2-8 will receive in-person instruction at least twice a week. Families who want their students to continue learning remotely full-time may do so through at least the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. We will implement the second part of the plan gradually, one or two grades at a time, so that we can monitor and review any potential safety issues and adjust as we go.”

Due to a resignation of a member of the Lyle School Board, there is a position open they would like to fill. Any candidate nominated must be a registered voter and can reside anywhere within the Lyle School District limits. After a nomination is received, the district will invite the nominee to apply. Candidates are welcome to self- nominate by applying at the district’s webpage beginning September 25, 2020. Or, email

As highly expected, the burn bans in Klickitat County, previously set to expire at the end of September, have been extended to Oct. 15 in zones 2 (Lyle) and 3 (in the central and west part of the county), and to Oct. 31 for the easternmost zone 1. Zones 1 and 2 dividing line is the eastern boundary of Klickitat County Fire District 7.