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Articles from the January 20, 2016 edition

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The school bond: a readers' guide

Goldendale school district residents will receive ballots in a week to vote on a bond proposal to make upgrades to Goldendale schools. The last time...

 
 By Izumi Hansen    News    January 20, 2016

Legislature struggles with court-ordered education funding

Teachers’ compensation, teacher-shortage, the educational opportunity gap and school districts’ operating levies are all on Washington State legislators’ agenda this session as the state...

 

Mayor offers State of the City report on Goldendale

Goldendale Mayor Mike Canon presented his State of the City report to the city council Tuesday night. (The city met on Tuesday because of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday.) Canon offered...

 

Private tutoring comes to city

Free private tutoring is now available to qualified families in Goldendale. “It’s for all ages and for kids on a free or reduced lunch program,” says Jennifer Bellamy, program manager for One...

 

'Church with No Name' now meets on Main Street

Three years ago next month, seven local families got together in a Goldendale living room to discuss the formation of an English-speaking Orthodox...

 

Search and Rescue volunteers honored

Last Tuesday night, Jan. 12, Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer thanked the Klickitat County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) volunteers at the annual...

 

Ogden offering free eye clinic

A free eye clinic for low-income people who need eye care will be held on Presidents Day weekend at Dr. James Ogden’s office at 103 West Main Street. The Goldendale Lions Club will screen...

 

Rose Anna Jim

Rose Anna Jim Brewer was born Aug. 4, 1944 in Oregon to Louise Billy and Leslie Howtopat. She died Jan. 11, 2016. Rose Anna grew up in the Rock... Full story

 

Norman Goree

Oct. 15, 1935 – Dec. 9, 2015 Norman L. Goree was born in Nebraska to Arthur and Bonnie Goree. He moved to The Dalles, then to White Salmon. Norm married Phyliss Seeley and they lived in Roosevelt... Full story

 

Ethel Hamllik

Ethel Viola Hamllik, 94, passed away in The Dalles, Oregon on January 14, 2016. She was born to Hattie (Jones) and Eddie York on June 14, 1921 in Portland, Oregon. She married Merle Hamllik. She... Full story

 

Rex Holcomb

Rexford Dale Holcomb passed away at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Oregon on January 17, 2016.  A complete obituary will run in next week’s edition of The Sentinel.... Full story

 

Valujean "Billie" Clarence

Valujean Clarence, known as “Billie,” passed away at her home in Klickitat on December 31, 2015 at the age of 80. She was born on January 15, 1935 to Georgia (Fortner) and John Henry Geelan, Sr. i... Full story

 

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - January 17, 1991 • SSgt. Patrick L. Swift reported for duty in Saudi Arabia Dec. 10, 1990. SSgt. Swift deployed with his maintenance unit from their home station in Nurenburg,...

 
 By Mark Heid    Opinion    January 20, 2016

PRO: The school bond: why the school needs it

Why not? As I have been visiting with various community groups and individuals about the capital improvement bond that will provide major renovations at the high school, I have been asked time and...

 

CON: The school bond: necessity or frill?

I was surprised to see so few people attending the Nov. 5 school district bond presentation. I would have thought a $12 million bond issue would interest the voters. The bond issue includes 21 items,...

 

Roll up your sleeves, Lyle Park playground needs TLC

All you ‘Birders’ out there…The eagles have landed!  Bald eagles migrate south each winter in search of food and the Columbia River is a favorite winter vacation home. The Dalles Dam Visitor...

 

Fire destroys part of TL Valley Inn

Tragedy struck Trout Lake this past week at the Trout Lake Valley Inn when a fire destroyed part of the building. Besides Trout Lake Fire Department, White Salmon, Husum and Glenwood Fire departments...

 

Sign up now for annual crab dinner

The Class of 2016 is organizing this year’s crab feed on Feb. 3 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the school. A crab dinner consists of a crab and a half, salad, bread, dessert and beverage for $25....

 

Eagle Watch at TD Dam

The eagles have landed! The Dalles Dam Visitor Center will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 for the Corps’ sixth annual Dam Eagle Watch. This event is free and the site is...

 

East District Court

December 15 • Israel Evangelista Mena: DUI (04/02/13); guilty plea, jail 364/274, fine/fees $2045.50, 60 months probation. DWLS (04/02/13); dismissed. • Dennis L. Evans; Hunt/collect parts...

 

From the best seat in the house

Things are about to heat up in basketball. We are around the half way point, still time for teams to get into the top four places. Goldendale’s...

 

Lady Cougars beat Pirates for third league win and edge in win column

A 15-9 rebounding edge wasn't enough for the Glenwood-Klickitat Eagles to overcome the turnovers and sharp-shooting by the Lyle-Wishram Cougars who...

 

Key trip to Cle Elum coming up for Goldendale after 0-2 week

Goldendale’s basketball teams are heading down the back half of the season, each in need of a couple of wins to get into the race for the top four in the SCAC west. The Lady Timberwolves are still...

 

Cougs hold off Vandal charge, lose to Pirates

What began as a ho-hum blow out at Klickitat last week, turned into a thriller with Lyle-Wishram rallying in the fourth quarter to beat the Vandals...

 

Wolf alumni grapplers to to be noted

Goldendale is inviting its alumni wrestlers to attend and be recognized at the first of two home matches, Thursday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m. The Timberwolves will take on league opponents Naches Valley and...

 

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