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Articles from the June 25, 2014 edition

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McComas rescinds retirement

Klickitat County Sheriff Rick McComas announced late Tuesday afternoon that he would not retire early after all. McComas had told the county commission on June 3 he would retire at the end of June.... Full story


Flames on and off roads

Above: Rachel Olp. Right: Contributed, Mitch Cunningham. Last Friday was very busy for firefighters. Left, crews rolled onto Observatory Road Friday... Full story


GHS principal to take new position

Family calls. Goldendale High School principal Clay Henry is moving on. Henry will become the principal at Kiona-Benton High School after a seven-year stint at Goldendale. Henry said the move is...


Very fast and very slow

Two significant events are coming to Goldendale this week. The annual Maryhill Festival of Speed returns today through Sunday as people from around...

 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 25, 2014

Track Chair group finds new honoree

The Track Chair for a Hero committee now has a hero who doesn't already have a track chair. Several committee members met Thursday with Aaron Boyle,...


Dallesport Airport moves ahead with Life Flight

A $1.25 million flex building will be built at the newly developed business park at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport says County...


Woman drowns at Lyle Point

A 61 year old Toppenish woman drowned at Lyle Point on Monday night, according to the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) public information officer, Pat Kaley. Lyle first responders were...


Brown harassment case to be heard in Clark County

A court case involving sexual harassment charges at the Klickitat County Prosecutor’s Office between 2007 and 2010 has made its way through the state Supreme Court, according to a report by Paris... Full story


July 3 is kick off for action packed Goldendale Community Days

Goldendale Community Days kicks off next week on Thursday, July 3. It is a fun-filled start to what looks to be a jam-packed schedule of activities on Friday and Saturday, culminating in a community...


Celebrating the cycle of the sun

The summer solstice drew a few revelers to Stonehenge Memorial at Maryhill to take in the peak of the sun's passage in the skies and the beginning of...


A Midsummer Night's Dream performed at Maryhill Museum

Woodland fairies and sprites will wander the gardens at Maryhill Museum of Art on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 3 p.m. when the Portland Actors Ensemble presents a free performance of one of...


Free meals program expands to four nights

Free meals are now available four nights a week, Monday through Thursday, at the United Methodist Church starting June 30. Meals are served at 5:30 p.m. on the lower level of the church. This program... Full story


WOW, a workshop for women

Registration is now open for Washington Outdoor Women’s (WOW) annual fall workshop, dedicated to bringing together women and girls (aged 9-12) for a weekend of fishing, hunting and outdoor-skills... Full story


Local scholarships for GHS grads exceed $150,000

More than half a million dollars in scholarships were awarded to Goldendale High School graduates at the commencement ceremony held June 13. Those receiving the awards include: Monica...


Peggy Sue Starks

Peggy Sue Starks was born in Fortsmith, Arkansas on July 28, 1930 to Beulah Vashti (McDonald) and William Guy O’Neal. She was a member of the Goldendale First Baptist Church and the Seventh-day... Full story


William Spino

William Van Pelt Spino, 78, passed away on May 28, 2014 in Goldendale, Washington. He was born November 29, 1935 in High Prairie, Washington to Roy and Louise (Van Pelt) Spino. William married Gloria... Full story


YVCC Graduate

YVCC Graduate: Amber Ihrig graduated with high honors June 3, from Yakima Valley Community College, with an Associates of Applied Sciences degree in...

 By Don C Brunell    Opinion    June 25, 2014

Railing against the rails doesn't consider all the factors involved

All too often our network of highways, pipelines, railroads, barges, ship terminals and airports goes unnoticed unless there is an accident. For example, we don’t notice the trains delivering the...

 By Jim Allyn    Opinion    June 25, 2014

Give the job to the man who stepped up

To the Editor: In last week’s issue you opined on Mr. Songers claim that Sheriff McComas is leaving office early for political reasons. The interesting thing about Mr. Songer’s complaint is that... Full story

 By John Welsh    Opinion    June 25, 2014

What were you thinking?

To the Editor: Never have I read in The Sentinel as disgusting a hit piece as the one you published on June 18 concerning Rick McComas. It is easy to see why you are the editor of a small town gossip... Full story


Looking Back

50 Years Ago - June 25, 1964 • The seven year dreams and ambitions of the East Klickitat Gem and Mineral Club came into realization this spring when the Indian petroglyphs, which would eventually be...


PMCC plans Independence Day picnic

Another Ketchum Kalf Rodeo has come and gone. Thank you to each and every community member, friend, family and stranger who helped to make the 80th annual event happen. One mishap in the steer...


Hiker receives rattlesnake bite

Kudos to Oren Johnson and his crew for their efforts and dedication in preserving the old Lyle Elementary School (now the Activity Center) with a new facelift; by first removing surface grime, (solven...


Naught's new deck offers panoramic view, ladies gather for refreshments

Quite a few ladies gathered to sit on Dorothy Naught’s new deck and to give Mary Sutton a lot of good wishes.  Mary will be moving to Ohio soon.  It ended up the new deck was too warm so all was m...


Klickitat releases names of honor roll students

Klickitat secondary and middle schools have released their honor roll for Term 4/Second Semester for the 2103-2014 school year. The following students have achieved honor roll status: (3.0-3.24 gpa)...


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