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Articles from the April 2, 2014 edition

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 By Rodger Nichols    News    April 2, 2014

Vet to receive special chair

The Track Chair for a Hero Committee has found its hero. Army SPC Jereme Sawyer was moving barricades, called T-walls, near forward combat outpost HR-...


Seahawks exec talks about the team

Mike Flood, Vice President for Community Relations and Special Projects for the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, can be called a Goldendalian. Fl...

 By Dallas Smith    News    April 2, 2014

New machine at Ogden office helps check eyesight

New to Dr. James Ogden's office is a refurbished ocular coherence tomography machine. "Before having this technology, Goldendale residents would be... Full story

 By Dallas Smith    News    April 2, 2014

Worker marks 30 years at post office

Esther Hanna, a Goldendale mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office, is retiring after 30 years of service. "The years have gone by so fast, I can still...


That's funny, it isn't April Fool's Day

Everyone knows April Fool’s Day is April 1. And today’s newspaper is dated April 2. Does that mean The Sentinel isn’t doing its annual April Fool’s Day contest? What a foolish question. In... Full story


Ogden mission goes to El Salvador, Honduras

Dr. James Ogden is presently bringing his mission of eye care to Central America. Below he writes of his experiences first in El Salvador and then in Honduras. March 26, 2014 We had our first day of c... Full story


Governor signs bill requiring public agencies to post agendas 24 hours in advance

A bill authored by Rep. Brad Hawkins that requires public agencies to post their meeting agendas online at least 24 hours in advance was signed Thursday (March 27) by Gov. Jay Inslee. House Bill 2105...


Health Exchange CEO says some enrollments could still be made

Richard Onizuka, CEO for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, issued this statement Monday: “We recently issued a statement that clarified we are not extending the March 31 deadline for... Full story


Brewery announces summer concert series

The Bettyslope Brewery, Klickitat County’s renowned spirits destination, has announced its hotly anticipated summer concert lineup for 2014: • Barry Cantaloupe, June 18. This legendary singer/... Full story


Washington Health Exchange enrollment closes with surge near deadline

Washington Healthplanfinder Tuesday announced that more than 146,000 Washingtonians have now signed up for Qualified Health Plans through...


Beetle Patrol

Workers with Luciano Tree and Maintenance Service remove bits and pieces of a pine tree infested with bark beetles off of Highway 141 near White Salmo... Full story


Women honored at Soroptimist awards night

2014 Soroptimist Awards Night was held March 20, at the Goldendale Library. Music for the evening's event featured Meagen Moody. The Soroptimists'...


Phillis Niemela

Phillis Niemela passed away at her home in Goldendale on March 26, 2014 at the age of 82. She was born in Goldendale to Phillip and Marjorie (Smith)... Full story


Gleaners to hold fund raiser to help transport food donations

On Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Goldendale Gleaners will be putting on a garage sale to help raise funds for their organization. They will also be accepting donations t... Full story


Courthouse named to state historic register

The Klickitat County Courthouse, located at 205 S. Columbus Ave., in Goldendale, has been listed in the Washington Heritage Register, where it joins more than 1,700 other historic and culturally...


Looking Back

50 Years Ago – April 2, 1964 • The new Kennedy half dollars were available at the National Bank of Commerce in Goldendale last Wednesday. Daryl Spalding, manager of the National Bank of Commerce,...

 By Don C Brunell    Opinion    April 2, 2014

How will a master's degree in puppetry fix your plumbing?

Millions of unemployed college graduates are back where they started, living with their parents. Upon receiving their diploma, they find themselves saddled with crushing student loan debt and unable...

 By Tom Beck    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Republicans and Democrats can share this cause

To the Editor: We are getting a $1,000 donation for the Track Chair for a Hero fund from the Klickitat County Republican party. We are grateful for their generous donation and challenge our Democrat...

 By James Shelton    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Who would you hire?

To the Editor: Something that comes up from time to time is how Goldendale looks. Real estate folks call it curb appeal, the outward appearance of a particular property. Like most towns, a drive...

 By Dick Schuller    Opinion    April 2, 2014

No, really, how are you?

To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I visited a friend who was seriously ill. I was more surprised when he met me at the door. Then…out it came. “How are you?” I asked. For a moment he didn’t...

 By Lynn Ward    Opinion    April 2, 2014

School District does great job

To the Editor: I would like to express appreciation to the Goldendale School District. The recent phone call regarding a possible attempt to grab a child was appreciated. It helped parents make...


Bickleton's Osborne, Mount to lead rodeo festivities for 2014

Queen Aymie Osborne is the daughter of Craig and Tiffany Osborne. She was born in Goldendale and raised in Bickleton. She graduated from Bickleton in...


Taylors celebrate 60 years together

Many of you may have heard that Scott Brewer has accepted a fire forester position with the Department of Natural Resources. With that, he will be stepping down as fire chief for Lyle effective...


Roberson honored with 21-gun salute

A 21-gun salute was done in honor of Claude Roberson at his memorial at Cleveland on Saturday.  Claude served in the Marines and was stationed on the Island of Guam. He worked for the City...


School board considers shop expansion

There is a new little resident to tell you about on Troh Lane. Jay and Bridget McLaughlin’s little daughter, Moira Jane McLaughlin joined the family on March 29. At birth she was 7 pounds, 8 ounces....


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