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 By Contributed    News    March 11, 2015

GHS teams dominate at VEX robotics State championships

The finals of the State championship robotics competition pitted Goldendale robots against Goldendale robots. The not so surprising...

 

Bringing back Main Street

Main Street has been through a lot over the past 150 years; it has been burned to the ground by the summer heat, re-built and then paved over to suit automobiles and future commercialization. It can...

 

'One Business, One Vet,' Rep. McCabe's first bill passes House unanimously

Rep. Gina McCabe is a step closer to her legislative goal of increasing veteran employment in Washington state after the House of Representatives...

 

The Meth Action Team is changing for the better

The Drug Awareness Team (DAT) (formerly known as the Meth Action Team [MAT]) is a committee that has made an extensive impact on drug abuse in Goldendale and other cities in Klickitat County. They...

 

GHS artist recipient of scholarship for Pucker Huddle art

Five pieces by area high school artists will be advancing to OSPI's statewide Superintendent's High School Art Show later this spring after being...

 

Klickitat County Prosecutor's log

The following is a summary of major events from the Superior Court docket for the week of March 2. • State v. Charles Hicks, 15-1-00022-7, defendant failed to appear, $100,000 warrant issued. • St...

 

Arrest for attempted burglary clears up recent crimes

Decisive action by a clerk at the Quality Inn in Goldendale helped Goldendale police wrap up several crimes in a neat package, last week. Police received the call on March 3 at 10:30 p.m. The clerk...

 

Food Resource Center group to meet

The Goldendale Food Resource Center planning group will meet at the Goldendale Public Library on March 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Groups and individuals who envision a Food Resource Center being able...

 

Farmers' Market seeking vendors

Goldendale Farmers’ Market needs more produce, craft, and food service vendors. Potential vendors are invited to learn more about the market by attending the annual potluck and membership meeting,...

 

Walter Bennett

Walter LeeRoy Bennett returned home on March 6, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was born Sept 4, 1941 in Yakima WA to Charles and Ruby... Full story

 

Clarence Gahagan

Clarence Owen Gahagan passed away at his home in Goldendale on March 2, 2015 at the age of 74. A memorial service will be held at the Father’s House of Fellowship on Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m. A... Full story

 

Karlee Ann Jenkins

Karlee Ann Jenkins was born October 20, 2008 in Yakima. Karlee proved to be a fighter her whole life and lived each day to its fullest until her passing on March 7, 2015. A funeral will be held on... Full story

 

Frieda Ladiges Sheridan

A memorial service for Frieda Sheridan will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the Glenwood School in Glenwood, Washington. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The... Full story

 

Elnora Winterstein

Elnora Margaret Freer Winterstein passed away in peace and comfort on December 13, 2014 at "Cottage in the Meadow" Yakima, Washington. Elnora was born... Full story

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - March 11, 1965 • Edward VanAelst was elected chairman of the board of supervisors of the Central Klickitat Soil and Water Conservation District at the board’s reorganization...

 

When did weathermen take control of our daily lives?

When people have nothing to say, they generally talk about the weather. It is better than just staring at one another or ignoring people you meet....

 
 By Lila Burgess    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Email addresses for council members

To the Editor: Would it be a good idea for the City of Goldendale to provide an e-mail address of the council members? Not a personal e-mail but one specifically set up for council related business...

 

Be choosey with screen time for a healthy media diet

It’s not news that smart phones, tablets, computers and TV’s have become deeply integrated into our everyday lives. We love our devices and they are here to stay. However, research suggests that...

 

Spruce up your property, annual clean-up day coming soon

The Lyle Community Council has invited representatives from the PUD as well as the County Public Works Director Gordon Kelsey as speakers for their monthly meeting, March 23. The PUD will update the c...

 

Children's theater returns to Glenwood School

Classified school employees will be honored this week in Glenwood and around the State of Washington. This tradition to recognize the important roles that staff, including cooks, janitors, bus...

 

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt, free admission at Discovery Center

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum is providing a fun family activity, with free admission for kids when accompanied by a paid adult durin...

 

From the best seat in the house

Saturday is opening day for softball and baseball in Goldendale. The Timberwolves host the River View Panthers with first pitch scheduled for 11 a.m. Last year Ki-Be put a damper on opening day...

 

Teams' top athletes back to defend their crowns in track and field

Rivalries add excitement to events and there are plenty brewing in track and field this year. Expect to see some new rivalries develop among...

 

Track and field rivalries will be renewed starting this weekend at the Ike Jamboree

Rivalries add excitement to events and there are plenty brewing in track and field this year. Expect to see some new rivalries develop among...

 

Klickitat County awarded FEMA funds

Klickitat County has been awarded Federal Funds through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program....

 

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