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Articles from the February 23, 2011 edition

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Help sought for tribal fire victims

The Yakama Nation is seeking help and support for the survivors of a wildfire that destroyed 20 homes, burned parts of several more, and displaced...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    February 23, 2011

Smith: PUD handling issues on three fronts

Jim Smith sees three main issues as the primary concerns of the Klickitat Public Utility District (PUD). Four if you count the fish. Strictly...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    February 23, 2011

First dirt turned for expansion at Maryhill Museum of Art

The Maryhill Museum of Art broke ground Friday on its new wing expansion, in a ceremony attended by many of the museum’s trustees and a small crowd...


Women’s Opportunity Award presented at Soroptimist ceremony

The Women’s Opportunity Award was presented at the 2011 Soroptimist Awards Night Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Goldendale Library. The recipient of the...


New office supply store opens on Main Street

Barbara Gilliland and her husband Michael own and operate a new business in town, B.M.G.’s. They sell office supplies, empty boxes, packing and...


Lion’s and Leo’s, Boy Scouts, Ogden team for free eye exams

Free eye exams for people who qualified were administered Saturday, Feb. 19 and Monday, Feb. 21. Dr. James Ogden, in conjunction with the Goldendale...


Goldendale wrestlers bring home medals from Mat Classic

Two wrestlers went to State for Goldendale and two wrestlers came home with medals. Nolin Bare improved on his seventh place medal from the 2010 Mat...


Cougars and Timberwolves are on their way to State

Lyle-Wishram’s first year in the Greater Columbia Gorge League is one to remember as the Cougars earned a trip to State by defeating TLG 49-41 in a...


Knights win District, Pirates runners-up

The girls’ 1B District 5 finals were a bit anticlimactic with Sunnyside Christian clinching the sole berth to State in a 61-30 win over Bickleton....


Leopards end Lady Wolves’ bid for State

It was another frustrating night for Goldendale’s girls in a game against Zillah. The Lady Timberwolves had good reason to believe they could beat the Leopards, last Thursday, and make their way...


Rachel P. Gunkel Pettitt

Rachel P. Gunkel Pettitt, 51, died at home in Goldendale, on Feb. 9, 2011 from cancer.  She is survived by her beloved husband Tom, their cat... Full story


Donald Cameron Ritzschke

Donald Cameron Ritzschke was born May, 11, 1912 to Dick R. Ritzschke and Mary Cameron Ritzschke in Centerville and died on Feb. 9, 2011, having lived... Full story


James Edward “Ed” Cooke

James Edward “Ed” Cooke went to be with The Lord Feb. 16, 2011.  He was born Jan. 14, 1916, in Roseburg, Ore. Ed came to White Salmon when he... Full story


McKoy service Saturday

A Celebration of Life service for Jeffrey Darnell McKoy, 54, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at New Life Assembly of God Church, 1602 S.... Full story


Theater group auditions for Princess and the Pea

Well, a large majority of us are pleased that the school levy has passed. Thanks to the committee for their work, and phone calls. Now that I finally have connected with the school web site, there wil... Full story


Activity Center offers space to jazz up exercise

Here's your chance to learn more about how to use your computer? Do you want to take part in a Jazzercise class? Both are being offered at the Lyle Activity Center. Tuesday morning from 10:30 a.m. to... Full story


Sub sandwich fundraiser to benefit Cuevas youngster

Please attend the Hero Dinner to benefit Jayson Cuevas on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Goldendale Middle School cafeteria. The meal will consist of a sub sandwich, chips, dessert... Full story


Holloway celebrates 80th birthday at Grange

Ronald Binns, a graduate of Goldendale High School, passed away Feb. 9, 2011. He was born July 28, 1927 to Elam and Louise (Richard) and Margaret Hemphill (Paul). Eight grandchildren and nine... Full story


Eat turkey to support Glenwood firemen

Heads up! The annual Firemen’s Turkey Dinner is scheduled for March 19, at the Glenwood School from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The all-you-can-eat-turkey dinner with all of the fixings is just $10 for... Full story


Lion’s Club, Soroptimists: well done for the community

This week two different community oragnizations performed services for the community that, once again, reveal the strength of civic-mindedness. This...


Java Talk: water, parking, trash

Last week’s Java Talk began with discussion of the recent visit by city officials to Olympia, to meet with state legislators. City Administrator Larry Bellamy called it a useful trip. “It was the...


Change through information

To the Editor: The Bush Administration believed that the way to effect positive change in the Muslim world was military invasion and war. The Bush Administration has been proven wrong. George Soros...


A plan for curing economic ills

To the Editor: Liar, liar, pants on fire. That’s kid talk in my era. Liar, liar, countries on fire—not kid’s talk, but politician talk today. If we took the lies out of their speaking, they...


What news do GHS admin read?

To the Editor: My wife and I fully realize that the “Powers that Be” (like us) watch the TV, listen to the radio, read the newspaper, take in the Internet news, and, of course, gossip with our...


Help for White Swan

To the Editor: Imagine going to work in the morning; a sick child stays with a babysitter next door while your other children go to school as usual. Your wife leaves for her job in Toppenish; your...


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