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 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 27, 2012

BPA: Big Eddy-Knight delayed by one year

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has sent a letter to residents in Wasco and Klickitat counties saying its timeline for energizing its new Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line has been delayed...

 

A sweet reunion

Goldendale resident Lin Smith concludes her account of reuniting with her birth sister in this article. I suppose many of you who have been following my little excursion want to know how things went...

 

Lyle school district seeking to rescind new levy

With the prospects of having to balance a budget that is seriously in debt, Lyle School District is now facing more financial woes as they attempt to stop a levy from appearing on the Aug. 7 ballot. A...

 
 By Rebecca Gourley    News    June 27, 2012

Nazarene Church welcomes new pastor

The Church of the Nazarene here in Goldendale is seeing two fresh faces on Sundays. Pastor Phil Baldwin gave his first sermon two Sundays ago, with hi...

 

Fire in the sky

Lightning bolts blaze across the skies over Goldendale last Thursday night. These strikes were over the Simcoes around 11:30 p.m....

 

Take our survey!

Help us, Help you! Click this link to take a peak at the e-Edition Demo and then take the survey below! (The link does not work on mobile phones or devices, but the actual e-Edition...

 

Sauter to D. C. for leadership program

Commissioner Dave Sauter was one of a select group of 23 leaders in county government from across the U.S. to participate in the 9th Annual County...

 

Two people die during recreational activities recently in Gorge area

Two fatal accidents occurred over the weekend of June 16-17. On Saturday afternoon, June 16 at approximately 3 p.m. the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a 38-year-old woman...

 

Rash of prowlers in Goldendale recently

Goldendale Police are alerting people to an upsurge in prowls and burglaries. After a fairly peaceful stretch, officers have been handling numerous complaints, says Lt. Reggie Bartkowski. The public...

 

Fruit Dump

A truck rolled over on Highway 14, at Murdock last week. The cargo of unmarked cans of fruit were salvaged....

 

James Wright

James O. Wright, age 63, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at his home near Bickleton, WA. James was born to Robert and Kathryn (Burns) Wright on... Full story

 

SDA opens Better Living Center, Open House July 8

Anyone who has driven out the Bickleton Hwy. lately may have noticed construction going on at the Seventh-day Adventist church. The building is now completed and has been named, “The Better Living...

 

Bentley-Burright engagement

Lisa Bentley, a 1999 graduate of Bickleton High School and Brad Burright, 2002 graduate of Ione High School, in Oregon, have announced their plans to...

 

GHS honor roll students named

Goldendale High School released their honor roll for the second semester, 2011-12 school year. Those listed include: • 4.00 GPA Ninth grade - Miller White. 10th grade - Britni Bischoff, Matthew...

 

Goldendale Middle School honor roll announced

Goldendale Middle School released the honor roll for the fourth quarter. Those listed include: Eighth grade: Connor Abbott, Hayley Ashley, Jesse Bartkowski, Madeline Bartz, Logan Boardman, Amy...

 

Young violinists play in Klickitat’s Depot Park

The Klickitat kindergarten through third grade violinists will be performing on Friday, June 29, at Depot Park in Klickitat. The concert will start at 7 p.m. and the Klickitat PTO will be serving...

 

Looking Back

25 years ago – June 25, 1987 • The Goldendale Federated Women’s Association celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. Women organized the association at the Methodist church during the...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    June 27, 2012

Thanks to our college students present and future

In the last two years, The Sentinel has been favorably cited by readers and professional peers for several developments, which of course is...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    June 27, 2012

Education needs better success processes

During his term as Washington’s governor, Gary Locke’s mantra was “education is the great equalizer.” Locke, now the U.S. Ambassador to China, was correct, but in our country, today education...

 
 By Kris Giraldin    Opinion    June 27, 2012

Treat marijuana as a health issue

To the Editor: I am responding to a letter written about I-502 by Joy Collins on April 25. I was very sad to read about the death of Joy’s son. I, too, am a Mom, and I do believe that Joy and I...

 

Freedom is what we fought for

To the Editor: Regarding Congressman Doc Hastings’ Op/Ed “We need an amendment to protect the American flag.” Really? I’ve always thought that one central pillar of the grand experiment we...

 
 By Bill Davis    Opinion    June 27, 2012

Vote sensibly: vote alphabetically

To the Editor: With so much information coming at us from all directions, who knows for sure what is fact or fiction? For instance, there are rumors floating here and there that suggest the president...

 

Gettysburg, Korean War, alligator from the sky, first Vatican tweet

June 27: 1776—Thomas Hickley goes down in history as both a personal guard to General George Washington and the first man executed by the U.S. Army after his plan to deliver Washington to the...

 

Petition for Lyle redistricting deadline July 1

The Lyle school district has not been reapportioned for the last 20 years, instigating a group of concerned citizens to canvas the area collecting signatures on a petition for “the dissolution of...

 

Projects to repair, construct bridges bring detours, delays

Last Saturday, June 23, Washington State Department of Transportation crews closed the SR 142 Klickitat River Bridge while they assemble a portable "Bailey bridge" over the existing structure. The...

 

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