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 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 31, 2013

Fire hits home a second time

Smoke wafting over the Simcoes—again. The sight was foreboding, particularly since much of the area around Goldendale had spent almost two years...

 By Jim Fisher    News    July 31, 2013

Fairground confusion leads to wondering

The ongoing fire that started near mile marker 28 last Wednesday may seem like déjà vu to many residents of the Goldendale area, especially those affected by its smaller neighbor from a few years...

 By Jim Fisher    News    July 31, 2013

Red Cross keeps busy during fire

The Red Cross set up their aid station and shelter this week for those in the path of the fire at the Fathers’ House Fellowship here in town and opened the doors to those in need Wednesday evening....

 By Jesse Sines    Features    July 31, 2013

Annual dinner, auction for Golden Art Gallery Aug. 10

The 7th annual dinner and auction for the Golden Art Gallery will be held on Aug. 10. This year’s event will incorporate food and wine, a silent auction, featured artists, entertainment, and an...

 By Jim Fisher    Features    July 31, 2013

School art vote at Saturday's Farmer's Market to select logo

An art contest will be held this Saturday at the Goldendale Farmer’s Market at Ekone Park. Entries from 30 high school students in Scott Gray’s art class will be voted on by the public, and the...


Class of 1953

Goldendale High School’s class of 1953 gathered for their 60th year reunion during Community Days weekend. The group met at the American Legion...


Class of 1963

Classmates from GHS class of 1963 got together for their 50th year class reunion recently. Pictured are: Back row, L-R - Mike Cahill, Jerry Bean,...


Martha Kay Schuster

Born July 9, 1945 in Hood River Oregon. On July 17, 2013 at the age of 68, after a short battle with cancer, Martha was welcomed to heaven by her... Full story


Geneva Ward Wyatt

Geneva Lorraine Brown was born in Centerville, Wash., on Nov. 25, 1919 to Mabel (Day) and Alva Leroy Brown. Early in her life, Geneva’s family moved around a lot. She married Thurman Ward in... Full story


Bill Enderby

Chester William “Bill” Enderby II , passed away at his home in Goldendale on July 18 2013. He was 66 years old. Bill was born in Houston, Texas on Sept. 30, 1946 to Oretha (Ogg) and Chester W.... Full story


Shirley Claussen

Shirley Marie Claussen, 70, passed away at her home in Goldendale, Wash., on July 27, 2013. She was born to Richard and Alice (Cooley) Rieckers on April 3, 1943. Shirley became the wife of Wayne... Full story


Chester "Skip" McKune

On July 15, Chester “Skip“ McKune passed away from leukemia. He passed away on his terms, surrounded by his family who loved him very much. Skip... Full story


Royce Ladewig

A memorial service for Royce Ladewig, who passed away at his home in Goldendale on July 29, 2013, will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m., at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Goldendale. Columbia... Full story


Kayla Cleo McMillian Abraham

Kayla Cleo McMillian Abraham was born April 8, 2013 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center to Jeanne and Erick McMillian Abraham. She weighed 7 lbs., 8...

 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    July 31, 2013

Once again, fire brings out the best and the worst

We’re in the height of the fire season, which leads one’s thoughts again to stupidity. Now, there’s your basic garden-variety stupidity and...

 By Audrae Fiskum    Opinion    July 31, 2013

Workers and hospital saved my dad

To the Editor: Goldendale gets a bad rap so often. I hear things like, “You know how those Goldendale people are!” But on July 2 around 2 p.m. I drove from my home in north Richland to do errands...

 By Joe Csizmazia    Opinion    July 31, 2013

The coal dust express

To the Editor: About 8:20 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, I was about to enter Washington Highway 14 from Cook-Underwood Road. Before I turned, I looked east and saw a black, menacing tornado-like cloud...

 By Ken McKune    Opinion    July 31, 2013

City should stop playing God

To the Editor: I see the city of Goldendale wants to log our watershed. On Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at the City Council meeting, they will be accepting public comment on the proposed project. I must question...


We need assisted-living here, now

To the Editor: I’m pleased when new businesses come to town, and the current remodeling of such mainstays as Columbia Bank, Holcomb’s Market, our courthouse, and other places is much appreciated....


Klickitat Canyon Day Fun

Friday was the day for Kids’ Carnival at Klickitat Canyon Days. A five team softball tournament was played on Saturday and a spirited volleyball...


Looking Back

50 Years Ago – August 1, 1963 • Two view points on the Glenwood road were selected by the board of commissioners for immediate development and improvement. Commissioners Lloyd Beeks, George Klein...


Get involved, come to OLESS meeting Aug. 5

Sheriff Rick McComas was lead speaker at the Community Council meeting last Monday. He covered many issues and gave handouts showing a list of 911 calls for the past four years including the first...


KC Fair market stock sale helps with college costs

B-I-N-G-O! The only Bingo game to be held this summer at the Glenwood Grange will be this Friday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. Pinochle will be the name of the game the balance of the Friday nights at the...


ABATE Cruise-in Aug. 18 to benefit New Hope Farms

The time has come once again for the town of Goldendale and the surrounding residents to come together with “Community Unity.” The Mile Marker 28 fire that began on Wednesday, July 24, along U.S....


Neighbors help after combines, truck and cart go up in flames

While the Mile Marker 28 fire captured all the attention this past week, another fire came and went without much notice, but the damage done was significant. A pair of combines, a truck and grain...


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