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Articles from the October 3, 2012 edition

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 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 3, 2012

City approves community center study, public works director to retire

Goldendale Public Works Director Keith Grundei said Monday that he plans to retire next year. He made his plan known at the City Council meeting that evening. Grundei said he will retire on March 31,...

 

Church work day focuses on Wishram projects

In its annual worldwide day of service project, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) went to Wishram Sept. 15 to complete a variety...

 

That's goat cart, not go cart

A couple of kids (as in people, not goats) enjoy a ride on a cart pulled by a goat, at Saturday’s first annual Northwest Homesteading Fair in Lyle....

 

Haugen finally endorsed by state Democrats

Democrat Jon Haugen was endorsed by Washington State Democrats on Sept. 24, according to a report in The Columbian. Haugen had been campaigning most of this year with little support from his own...

 

Voter registration deadline coming

Two important deadlines are fast approaching for anyone wanting to register to vote in this fall’s important General Election. Ballots go in the mail by Oct. 19, and “You don’t want to be left...

 

City schools facing government-directed curriculum changes

The education landscape is being changed again by governmental agencies, Mark Heid says, and the changes are going to affect Goldendale. Some...

 

Alaska to Argentina

Neil Roberts stopped by The Sentinel office recently on his way from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Tierra Del Fuego at the southernmost tip of South...

 

Seniors being scammed by phone

Senior citizens in Klickitat County are getting phony telemarketing calls aimed at acquiring social security numbers. “They call and ask you if you have back pain or pain in your knees or hips,...

 

James Zevely

James Kenneth Zevely was born to Kenneth Arnold Zevely and Ruby Rosella (Vallett) Zevely on May 8, 1923 in Bend, Oregon. He passed away September 2, 2012 at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles,... Full story

 

Betty Tuthill

Betty Tuthill passed away at the age of 85 in The Dalles, Oregon, on September 22, 2012. Betty was born in Essex County, England on January 4, 1927. A... Full story

 

Kenneth Johnston

Kenneth Johnston passed away in Goldendale Oct. 1, 2012. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of The Sentinel.... Full story

 

Charles Lenoir

Charles Lenoir, 88, of Goldendale, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s edition of The Sentinel.... Full story

 

James Miller

James Henry Miller passed away Oct. 1, 2012 in Goldendale. At press time, services were pending. Please call Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel at 773-4646 for information. A full obituary will run in... Full story

 

Looking Back

25 Years Ago – September 24, 1987 • A suspected series of cattle mutilation crimes in the Satus Pass area was solved Sept. 16 when officers of the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office converged on...

 

October Tour of the Universe at Observatory

Winter hours are now in effect at the Goldendale Observatory through the end of March. Visiting hours are 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays through Sundays. For the month of...

 

Aubrie LeeAnn Poorman

Aubrie LeeAnn Poorman was born Sept. 13, 2012 to Chris and Sydney (Bloom) Poorman. She weighed 10 lbs., and was 21-1/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Norman and Kaye Bloom of Goldendale....

 

A year’s salary for some goes toward a community center

The city of Goldendale is putting $24,000 into studying whether or not and how a community center could work in town. That’s a year’s salary or...

 

The church has abdicated societal role

The letter written last week by Judy Thomas set me to once again ponder the government’s involvement in the lives of Americans. It was quite an impressive list of ways that government has become our...

 
 By Andy Halm    Opinion    October 3, 2012

Same-sex marriage is a civil right

To the Editor: As I read through the paper last week (Sept. 26 issue), I came across the opinion piece “Is same-sex marriage a civil right?“ by Joseph Backholm. It is my own personal opinion that...

 

Great volunteers and a great neighbor

To the Editor: We live in the city limits and had a fire on our property on Sept. 19 at about 2 a.m. Our neighbor alerted us, and when we looked out the window, we couldn’t believe the wall of...

 

Military Trail tour was memorable

To the Editor: What an incredible production! Four years in the making, with countless Klickitat Valley residents participating, led by the Klickitat County Historical Society. In our nearly nine...

 
 By Tim ONeill    Humor    October 3, 2012

Mt. Rushmore, Great Chicago Fire, Sputnik starts the space race

Oct. 3: 1949—Dumont TV debuts that memorable hit, Captain Video and His Video Rangers. 1991—Steffi Graf sets a record when she becomes the youngest woman to win 500 pro tennis matches. Born:...

 

Grange hall to host fall bazaar and hunter’s dinner

Mary Jane Beer of Wishram has been coming to Bickleton on Fridays to conduct puppy obedience classes. They have focused on socializing and manners. There were six participants. Only two classes left....

 

Homesteaders Fair gets folk back to basics

The park was alive with activities last Saturday as the first annual NW Homesteaders Fair kicked off in grand style. Tents of vendors crowded the...

 

Kudos to historical society for military road tour

If you hear that the Klickitat County Historical Society is going to have another ‘Military Road’ bus tour, you might want to consider going. We went on last Saturday’s tour which was certainly...

 

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