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Gomer

This wonderful dog named Gomer is looking for his "furever" home. He is 3 years old. He is gorgeous. He would do best in a home with no kids and no...

 
 By Rebecca Gourley    News    March 7, 2012

Council sets surplus auction, considers Market offer

A swap of labor for a reduced usage rate for the Farmers’ Market this year may be in the works. Randie Carley and Tom Ireland, Farmers’ Market...

 

Off to see the wizard

Dallesport Elementary School presents its spring musical, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, on March 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. Admission is an item for the local...

 

Lyle levy defeat prompts options

Last month the Lyle school Maintenance and Operations (M&O) levy went down to defeat, 433 to 378 on the $738,000 measure. The levy was more than just...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    March 7, 2012

Lawmaker getting to know county issues better

This is the first of a series of articles introducing Klickitat County to its new 14th District legislators. Norm Johnson knows Goldendale from a...

 

Buckles at large

A small number of these Goldendale-theme belt buckles were made in the early 1980s, at the behest of what was then Ted’s Cafe Restaurant. Now a...

 

At your service

Rachel Olp is now The Sentinel’s advertising sales representative, coming from her former position as executive director of the Greater Goldendale...

 

Republican Caucus draws large voter turnout in Goldendale

Some 200 people voted in Goldendale Saturday in the Republican caucus, according to voters. “This is the largest crowd for this I’ve seen,” said one voter. “Last time there wasn’t anywhere...

 

Bill to approve funds for community, youth fairs passes Legislature

Financial help for community and youth fairs has advanced through the state legislature and now awaits the governor’s signature to unleash the funding resource. The measure sailed through both House...

 

Firefighter of the year

Noah Halm was awarded the Firefighter of the Year plaque at the Feb. 28 annual banquet of the Golden-dale volunteer fire department. Halm’s extra...

 

Pair arrested following investigation of drug enterprise in Dallesport

Deputies and detectives from the sheriff’s office served a search warrant on March 1 at a residence in the 200 block of Cypress Street in Dallesport. The warrant was the result of a months-long...

 

Goldendale woman arrested for burglary

Acting on a call back on the evening of Jan. 31, Goldendale Police recently arrested Nicole Finn, 31 on charges of residential burglary and second degree theft. Residents of a property on the 500...

 

Sandy Thomson

Alexander (“Sandy”) Thomson passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on February 15, 2012. Born March 22, 1929, in Grangemouth, Scotland, Sandy...

 

M. Patrick Whitehill

M. Patrick (Pat) Whitehill passed away Feb. 25, 2012, after a long and courageous fight against the effects of Parkinson’s disease. The world has...

 

Paul Woodin

Paul Woodin, age 64, passed away on March 2, 2012 at the Oregon Veteran's Home. Paul was born in Sandwich, Illinois. His childhood was spent mostly in...

 

William Garren

A memorial service for William Garren, 72, of Goldendale, who died Feb. 27, 2012, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Praise Barn....

 

Frances Counts

A memorial service for Frances Counts, who died March 4, 2012, will be held Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel. A complete obituary will follow at a later...

 

Chaplain Candidate Huenefeld

1st Lieutenant Neil Dennis Huenefeld (Chaplain Candidate) 1998 graduate of Goldendale High School, graduated from Assemblies of God Theological...

 

Looking Back

25 Years Ago – March 4, 1987 • Early Sunday morning, Deputy Karen Von Borstel of Lyle, responded to an accident just over Satus Pass, 16-1/2 miles north of Goldendale. She was in her patrol...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    March 7, 2012

Turnouts bode well this year

Just think: this time next year, the national election will be over. President Paul will have been sworn in—oh, wait. The constitution forbids...

 
 By P J Miles    Opinion    March 7, 2012

What will new city flag and logo cost?

To the Editor: No one has mentioned what the cost of a new flag and putting a new logo on city property will be. Seems in this economic time, the money for that might be better spent on more pressing...

 
 By Carol Shea    Opinion    March 7, 2012

Hospital treatment was surprising

To the Editor: Recently I was treated in the Klickitat Valley Hospital emergency department for an arterial nose bleed. I’d heard from several in the community that the quality of health care in...

 

Mission trip fundraiser a big success

To the Editor: The Goldendale community provided generous support of our planned dental/optometric mission to Cambodia and Viet Nam in May. The funds donated at our dinner/floor show last Saturday...

 

BPA story doesn’t reflect facts

To the Editor: There are many inaccuracies in the recent article, “BPA said to be paying unfairly,” that appeared in the Feb. 29 edition of The Goldendale Sentinel. Had the author fact-checked...

 
 By Tim ONeill    Humor    March 7, 2012

‘Who’s on First,’ Nixon’s guards, Romney

March 7: 1530—After the Pope denies the divorce petition of King Henry VIII, Henry decides to save money on a lawyer and declare himself the head of England’s church. 1778—At Yaquina Bay, the...

 

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