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Articles from the June 3, 2015 edition

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GOLDEN BOYS

Lyle-Wishram's Gabe Montoya and Bickleton's Nathan Powers brought home two gold medals each for winning events at the State Track and Field meet, in...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 3, 2015

Songer is certified as peace officer

It's a short and simple document, but it fulfills a campaign promise. "All through the campaign last year," Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer says,...

 

Local woman honored for preserving western heritage

Many people are aware of the old cowboy way of life, the days when there were shootouts to draw for, saloons to drink at, and outlaws to be fought....

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 3, 2015

City selling surplus property easement rights

The City of Goldendale played good neighbor Monday night, working through a two-step process to declare three pieces of property along the edges of the city’s 236-acre wastewater treatment plant...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 3, 2015

Ire over planning commission appointment still strong

By all reports, Jerry Koch, the new man appointed to the City of Goldendale Planning Commission, is abundantly qualified to occupy his position. His...

 

BOVINE TRAFFIC JAM

A rider keeps a herd moving during a cattle drive Monday near the intersection of Horseshoe Bend and Esteb Roads. The direction-challenged cattle...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 3, 2015

Hospital hospice building for sale

Has the hospital got a deal for you. The home and hospice building on the corner of the parking lot at KVH is up for sale. If you're the highest bidde...

 

County planning commission to hold public hearing on pot businesses

The Klickitat County Planning Commission holds a public hearing Monday, June 15, to hear comment on recreational marijuana businesses in the county. The meeting takes place in the Commissioners... Full story

 

Another teacher says goodbye

It is always interesting, listening to the story of someone who found their way to Goldendale, a town of nearly 3,400 people. It is also interesting...

 

Highway 14 dedication sought for officer killed 29 years ago

Ever since man discovered alcohol, its effects have caused hundreds of thousands of people harm, as people tend to have a little too much of it. Approximately 88,000 people die from alcohol-related...

 

Motorcyclist partially thrown from bike

A 73-year-old Tigard, Ore. woman was injured in a motorcycle accident on SR142, 14 miles west of Goldendale. According to the State Patrol report, Sharon Osborn-Ryan was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson...

 

Sign up for library's free summer reading rewards program for gift card

Children, teens and adults can have fun and earn rewards while keeping up their reading skills with no-fee summer reading programs at Fort Vancouver Regional Library District libraries, which...

 

Coming reception to honor retiring teachers

There will be a reception to honor Doug Siegel, Lee Eikanas, Terry Nickels, and Rob Wing, the four Goldendale High School teachers retiring from education at the end of the school year. This will...

 

Kids camp registration opens, financial assistance available

Mid Columbia Kids Camp, sponsored by the Nazarene Churches of the Mid-Columbia area will be held at Camp Morrow, near Wamic, Ore., from Aug. 10 to 14.  This camping session is for third through...

 

Mid-Columbia BSA present 2015 honors

On May 21, Scouts, their families and representatives gathered at the St. Mary's Academy in The Dalles to honor their past year's outstanding...

 

Ralph Patterson

Ralph Eugene Patterson, 76, passed away at his home in Goldendale on May 18, 2015. He was born August 7, 1938 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Raymond and Lena (Williams) Patterson. In August of 1955,... Full story

 

Warren Spencer Jr.

Warren L. Spencer Jr. (50) of Toppenish died in White Swan on Friday May 29, 2015. He was born in Goldendale on July 17, 1964. He represented the Yakama Nation the last 17 years serving on the Code... Full story

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - June 3, 1965 The Star Theater, Goldendale, will be closed on Monday thru Thursday of each week except for holidays and special pictures starting June 9. The Sunday matinee will continue...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    June 3, 2015

As I look upon your faces, I'm reminded of a nice cliche

You graduates stand there proudly, having completed your rigorous curricula, now poised to cast off from the shores of adolescence into the wayward...

 
 By Delbert Brown    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Keep these people in mind

To the Editor: Thank you for printing the candidates for this year’s election. I want to ask the community to join with me in voting for Carl Conroy and Deborah Heart to re-elect these two people...

 

A power parable

To the Editor: Here is a simple everyday explanation of how absolute power corrupts absolutely: you have a young lady with her most private intimate thoughts written in her diary. She takes this...

 

Keep pets cool

To the Editor: Hooray! Warm weather is finally here! However, warmer temperatures can bring dangers. For example, did you know that if the temperature is 85 degrees, the inside of your car heats up...

 

Trek endurance ride based at Glenwood rodeo grounds reportedly a huge success

Just a heads up that Klickitat County Fire District 8 implemented a burn ban effective June 1. Its extra dry out there this year – so please be very careful. The Glenwood Station is getting a...

 

Lions Club raising funds for LHS senior scholarships

Several Klickitat County Fire Chiefs recommended to the Klickitat Board of Commissioners that the burn ban be placed early this year.  There have been several burn piles in May that have gotten...

 

Sliwa receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Steven Sliwa has been awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award upon nomination by the Cascade Pacific Council, Hood River Oregon and the Boy Scouts of America. This award is granted to Eagle...

 

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