Articles from the February 5, 2020 edition

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Trial set for man charged with vehicular homicide

The man accused of drunk driving that took the life of a Goldendale resident skipped his appearance before a probation officer, leading to a bench warrant for his arrest. The man subsequently turned...

 

Police responding to trouble at schools

The Goldendale City Council has another new member. At Monday night's meeting, the council filled the position vacated two weeks ago when Justin...

 

THE RIGHT MESSAGE

An appreciative crowd filled the Goldendale Grange Saturday evening to hear gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp speak. Culp, currently Cheif of Police...

 
 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...

 

Armed gun rights supporters rally at Capitol

Roughly 100 gun rights activists marched on the State Capitol on Friday and rallied in opposition to recently proposed gun regulation bills. Matt Mars...

 

New therapist runs her business hands down

If vocations can run in families, then Raylene Robins, the new proprietor of Gentle Touch Massage Therapy’s family proves it—her mother was a...

 

Students join to form Gorge youth summit

Klickitat County Youth from Bingen, Glenwood, Goldendale, Trout Lake, and White Salmon are actively planning the first ever Gorge Youth Prevention Summit with their counterparts from Hood River and...

 

EAST DISTRICT COURT

January 9, 2020 • Daniel Richard Alldrin: Negligent Driving 1, (12/14/2019); Committed, jail 90/89 suspended, fine/fee $395.00, 12 months probation. • Thomas Spencer Anderson: Malicious Mischief...

 

Superior Court log

Below is a summary of resolutions from the Superior Court criminal docket for the week of Jan. 21, 2020, provided by Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney David R. Quesnel. Superior Court is in...

 
 By Kitt Tallman    News    February 5, 2020

New Hope Farms News

During the recent two weeks of snowy weather, the residents spent time inside enjoying movies, games, music, puzzles, and just being the family they are. Now that the ground is again bare, they are...

 

Student Mock Election opens for all Washington K-12 students

In conjunction with Washington state’s upcoming presidential primary in March, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has launched a special Student Mock Election for students to learn more about...

 

Vincent G. Dressel

Vincent G. Dressel, the most colorful man I know, was born on a cold winter, Feb. 25, 1948, to Jack and Polly Dressel in Goldendale. Vince passed away... Full story

 

Sharon Louise Eche

Sharon Louise Eche, 73, passed away near her home, in an automobile accident, on January 23, 2020. She was born on April 28, 1946, in Hollywood,... Full story

 

Sanford (Sam) Mesecher

Sanford G. (Sam) Mesecher, 61, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Klickitat Valley Hospital in Goldendale. He was born April 17, 1958, in The Dalles, Oregon, the son of Dennis G. and Twila L. (Niemela)... Full story

 

Sylvia Patnode

Sylvia Patnode, former Arlington and Hermiston resident, was born on Sept. 9, 1933, in Yakima, Washington. She died at home in Ione, Oregon, at the ag... Full story

 

Tom Gray

A Farmer. Loved by as many people as John Deere combine miles driven. Tom Gray, born March 25, 1936, passed away on Jan. 22, 2020, in Sun City,... Full story

 

A Tribute to Vince Dressel

On Jan. 26 we lost Vince Dressel, Class of 1966, to a difficult two-year battle with cancer. Those that knew him well could write a book. Below are just a few of my thoughts on my friend of 64 years.... Full story

 

Klickitat County seniors deserve better

The rising cost of prescription drugs is forcing seniors and other patients to take drastic measures in Southwest Washington. It’s not uncommon for me to hear from folks who are skipping doses,...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Prosecutor not doing his job Something has to change. The 2019-2020 school year has been an especially violent one with fights occurring in the schools more and more regularly. Some may remember a...

 

Service for Tom coming up

Please mark your calendars for this very important date. A memorial service for Tom Eldred will be held at the Glenwood School on March 14, beginning at noon. A dinner catered by Lenny’s Smokehouse...

 

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...

 

House committees hold hearings on three Mosbrucker bills

Public hearings were held Monday afternoon in three separate committees on three bills authored by 14th District Rep. Gina Mosbrucker. House Bill 2792, also known as “Cody's Law,” is being...

 

Lawmakers back timber industry

Washington state legislators are organizing bipartisan support for the timber industry amid the realization that forestry draws carbon from the atmosphere and could help the state meet its carbon...

 

Goldendale teen pages for Rep. Gina Mosbrucker

Samara Shelton, a 15-year-old student from Goldendale, recently served as a legislative page in the Washington State House of Representatives. She...

 

Looking Back

January 20, 1916 – 104 Years Ago The office clock that has been doing good service caught a bad cold during this last freeze-up we had and almost succumbed; it runneth down; it ticketh no more....

 

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