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Articles from the June 6, 2012 edition

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 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 6, 2012

Liquor sticker shock hits area stores, markets

“You’ve got to be kidding,” the shopper said at the checkout. “The sign said $21.95.” “That’s before the taxes,” the cashier...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 6, 2012

Assessor: some county farmland values to see double digit rise in valuation

“It’s killing me,” the farmer said. He stood at the front counter in The Sentinel office in early May, talking about the new property...

 

Library now offering ebook borrowing

The Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) has just released new e-book and audio book download services for library patrons. Library cardholders at...

 

New local Chamber of Commerce Ambassador program initiated

The ambassadors are everywhere. Chambers of Commerce throughout the United States are using them as a high-functioning public relations outreach for both the chambers and their members. And now...

 

No CBDG funds for west neighborhood street project

Public Works Director Keith Grundei reported at the City Council meeting Monday that an employee at the waste water treatment facility had a heart att...

 

Laurie DeKay elected as delegate to National Democratic convention

Klickitat County Democrats elected four delegates and two alternates to the Third Congressional District Caucus and Washington State Democratic Convention. LeRoy Schoot, Tracy Miles, Lorrie DeKay,...

 

Having a blast in rocketry club

With private contractors vying for contracts to ferry goods, equipment and eventually people into outer space, perhaps one of those entrepreneurs...

 

Looking Back

25 years ago – June 4, 1987 • The long hard wait is over. Commonwealth Aluminum Corporation announced on June 2 that it has agreed to sell its idle aluminum smelter to Columbia Aluminum...

 

Denney named to UW deans list

Chelsea Denney was named to the winter quarter Dean’s List at the University of Washington. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a...

 

Kathie Thompson

Kathie Lynn Thompson passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. She was born April 20, 1954 in Richland, Washington.... Full story

 

Judy Pell

August 25, 1923, Judy was born in Mabton, Washington to William "Bolin" Fletcher and Marcelle Louet Fletcher.  Judy's parents met and married in... Full story

 

Curtis Belford

Curtis Eugene Belford, 71, passed away at his home in Goldendale on Tuesday, May 22nd.  He was born in Newark, New Jersey on July 31, 1940, one of... Full story

 
 By Doc Hastings    Opinion    June 6, 2012

The family farm faces serious threat with new regulations

In Central Washington, the vast majority of farms are family-owned and operated. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy. More than that, it’s a way of life. Unfortunately, this way of life...

 
 By Merle Gearhart    Opinion    June 6, 2012

Is the Civil War still being fought?

To the Editor: I am an American Legionnaire and patriot. In the course of my membership I learned that there is a Confederate soldier buried in Mt. View Cemetery. To honor him and what he believed...

 
 By Randy McKinney    Opinion    June 6, 2012

Sewer problems not so bad

To the Editor: Last week’s Java Talk article regarding the library street contains a misconception. The mayor claims sewers are backing up “real bad”—but that’s not true. Only one household...

 
 By Paul Dunn    Opinion    June 6, 2012

Assessor should be more careful

To the Editor: The recent release of Washington State’s Department of Revenue’s (DOR) 2011 audit of the County Assessor’s office accurately represents Darlene Johnson’s poor performance as...

 
 By Tim ONeill    Humor    June 6, 2012

D-Day, 1984, Babe Ruth, John Wayne, Dean Martin, ball point pen

June 6: 1882—Henry W. Seely patents the electric iron. Burn marks on shirts rise dramatically. 1944—Approximately 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force troops land in Normandy for D-Day. In honor of...

 

Clean-up day

Students from Catlin-Gabel School in Portland, spent the day, May 20, cleaning up the Klickitat Trail a Rail-trails project. Rail-trails are...

 

Glenwood graduation Saturday; Rodeo workday Sunday

The 17th annual Klickitat Trek endurance ride was held in Glenwood last weekend. Event organizer, Marilyn Milestone from Ridgefield, reported there were 160 total entries in the 100, 50 and 25 mile...

 

The Town House opens, Library 100-year kicks off with celebration dinner

In conjunction with the State of Washington's free fishing weekend, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to a family fishing event at Spearfish Park, near Dallesport, on June 9, from 9...

 

Yard sales aplenty this weekend

Last chance to get those special buys at affordable prices at so many places! Anywhere you look this weekend there will be a yard sale close by. It is the annual 13 Miles of Yard Sales (now county...

 

Ogden/Reimche-Vu mission treats hundreds of patients in Cambodia

Dr. James Ogden and Dr., David Reimche-Vu are on a medical mission trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. Ogden writes of the team’s experiences in the second article from Cambodia. We worked our last day...

 

13 Miles of Yard Sales still on this weekend

Despite having no central organizer this year, the 13+ Miles of Yard Sales event seems to be going forward anyway. This weekend, June 9 & 10, many 13-Mile sellers will be open for business as planned....

 

SBDC offers two new free business classes

The Small Business Development Center of the Columbia Gorge Community College is offering two free small business classes in Goldendale. These grant-funded classes sponsored by Klickitat County will...

 

37 Timberwolves make all-league teams for spring sports

Goldendale’s top two boys and top two girl golfers were among 15 Timberwolves making first team selection for the all league teams for spring...

 

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