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Articles from the August 31, 2016 edition

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 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 31, 2016


The clouds over Goldendale were wild, weird, and kind of whipped cream-looking Saturday evening. The rare formations kept Facebook fans active for... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 31, 2016

Sentinel All-Star leaves the game

Andrew Christiansen, sports writer and reporter and all-around helping hand for The Sentinel the last several years, retires from journalism today.... Full story

 By Shelby Taylor    News    August 31, 2016

Resident takes open aim at neighbor's property

Some area residents are experiencing a unique situation, falling victim to an outdated law that allows landowners to be robbed of their own property...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 31, 2016

Looking Back: On Jean Smeltzer

Long-time Sentinel columnist Jean Smeltzer, who compiled the newspaper’s popular Looking Back column every week for the past six years, is calling...

 By Shelby Taylor    News    August 31, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: Fence family feels their future is full

Wade and Krysta Olson are owners of the new family owned and operated business in Centerville, Olson Fencing LLC, that serves all of Washington and...

 By Shelby Taylor    News    August 31, 2016

An appreciation for Jean Allyn Smeltzer, Klickitat County's unofficial historian

Jean Allyn Smeltzer is living history. She has contributed much to her community, the Presby Museum, and, of course, The Goldendale Sentinel through...


Jesse "Pat" Bleakney

Jesse "Pat" Bleakney, retired rancher, passed away at his home in Redmond, Ore. on August 24, 2016. Pat was born in Walla Walla, Wash., April 12,... Full story


Leah Huntington

On July 6, Leah “Louie” Huntington (nee DiMestico) passed away in her home after a valiant battle with cancer, far surpassing the four- to six-month prognosis given her in 2014. She would have... Full story


Bickleton student honors announced

The Bickleton School honor roll for the final semester of the 2015-2016 school year was led by three students who achieved perfect, 4.00 grade point averages. For the High School, Rhys Chapman and... Full story


Sue Krigsberg's art featured at Columbia Center for the Arts

The Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River will be showcasing the work of Goldendale artist Sue Krigsberg. The theme "Evolution of an Artist"... Full story

 By Mildred Lykens    News    August 31, 2016

Real danger for wind fans is getting to the water

At the intersection of Old Highway 8 and Highway 14 there's a small parking area. On windy days this area is jam packed with sail boarding enthusiasts...


The World Wide Web is not really as safe as it seems!

Beth Johnson, executive director of the International Women’s Leadership Association (IWLA), is nobody’s fool. So when I received her repeated inv...

 By Norm Luther    Opinion    August 31, 2016

Letters from the community

Tax like Taiwan To the Editor: Want to erase U.S. debt and still fund new, effective programs? Then tax the Taiwan way. I recently witnessed firsthand Taiwan’s thriving economy. Besides capital...


Mt. Adams 4-H club noted for fair theme stall decorations

Women’s Club bingo will resume on Friday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. We hope to see a good turnout for a fun time, lots of prizes, and tasty refreshments. Normally, bingo will be held the first Friday of...


Foundation rummage sale this weekend in Trout Lake

The annual Trout Lake Community Foundation rummage sale will take place this weekend. This popular event is a major fundraising event for the Foundation’s scholarship program which gives... Full story


Cougars re-enter 2B volleyball with new coach, same league

A large turnout for volleyball at Lyle-Wishram means one of the big challenges for first year coach Jane Roberts, will be getting everyone enough...


From the best seat in the house

This is my last act from the best seat in the house. It has been my pleasure to write about your children’s sports exploits. and photograph them in... Full story


Fractions of seconds separate winners and losers at County Fair NPRA rodeo

The B Bar D bulls were too tough to ride at this year's Klickitat County Fair NPRA Rodeo, leaving $1,500 in the hands of the stock contractor. Two...



With more and more children and teenagers owning digital devices, it is crucial that children understand the importance of pedestrian safety. Findings...


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