Articles from the May 18, 2011 edition

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Police raid four homes in drug bust

A Monday morning drug bust gained the attention of Goldendale Middle School parents and students as the school went into a precautionary modified lock-down while warrants were served at a home on Coll...

 

AmeriCorps volunteers make a difference

It may be hard to spot them, but there is a handful of full-time volunteers working hard to improve Klickitat County communities. These individuals provide services to the community that would...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 18, 2011

First reading of new law passes

After some deliberation and with a single opposing vote, the Goldendale city council Monday voted to accept the first reading of a new nuisance...

 
 By Rebecca Gourley    News    May 18, 2011

EDC cites foreign interest in county

At the Economic Development Council last Tuesday, topics ranging from future use of the aluminum plant to local community projects were discussed....

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 18, 2011

Disappearing Plant

The aluminum plant outside Goldendale is slowly disappearing. At left of this picture taken Thursday, much of the building is already dismantled, as...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 18, 2011

River Peoples Dance

At Saturday’s River Peoples Cultural Exchange in Lyle, dancers from a variety of Columbia River Gorge nations performed ceremonial dances before an...

 

Weather spotter training coming to Goldendale

Volunteers are being sought to participate in the latest weather spotter training on May 24 in Goldendale. Weather spotters trained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(s (NOAA)...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 18, 2011

Post Office Delivers

The Goldendale Post Office staff is pictured here with the goods collected in its recent food drive (the bins behind the staff as well as the two in...

 

Dancing with Fire, firefighters to raise funds for GHS dance team

There will be a BBQ-Fundraiser for the GHS Dance Team May 23, at 6 p.m. at the Goldendale Fire Hall. The firefighters are donating and cooking the food and providing fun and games for people of all...

 

Isami Tsubota

Oct. 5, 1914 – May 14, 2011 Isami Tsubota, born in Olympia on Oct. 5, 1914 to Japanese immigrant parents Rokuta and Uma Kodani Tsubota, was the...

 

Mary-Lu Matylinski

In loving memory of Mary-Lu Addie Matylinski (McIntosh) Mary-Lu Addie, 78, of Goldendale, passed away on May 8, 2011 at the Oregon Veteran’s Home...

 

Looking Back

20 years ago on May 23, 1991 • The Goldendale I.O.O.F. Cemetery is transformed each Memorial weekend into a field of red, white, and blue. American Legion, with the direction of Cliff “Poot...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    May 18, 2011

Let’s send Goldendale police up to Olympia to fix things

Things are tough in Olympia. The state has to close a budget deficit of $5 billion. Let’s be honest: that’s more than most people have in their...

 

Why I don’t believe in evolution

To the Editor: When scientists graph the “evolution” of monkey to man, they never show a female monkey, only a male. How could the species survive with male only? If you were to take a stick of...

 

Why not the right thing?

To the Editor: Why can’t we seem to do the right thing? As I read the history of American foreign policy during the past century, this question keeps coming back time and again. We know what is...

 

TL Grange seeking new secretary

June is approaching and with its arrival we will see the seniors graduate on June 10. This is always an upbeat event worth attending. Beside the pleasure obtained from seeing hard work rewarded it is...

 

Rain can’t dampen High Prairie Firehouse sale

We had a great time at the 12th Annual High Prairie Firehouse Sale last weekend, where everything is such a good deal. They are so organized with all their displays of yard tools, household plants,...

 

Deans and Peterkins welcome new arrivals; pancake breakfast Saturday

Congratulations to Jenna Dean on the arrival of her little boy, Jaxon Stephen Dean on May 10. He weighed 4 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. Congratulations to Jerry and Mary Dean on...

 

Cultural exchange deemed best one yet

Despite or because of the weather this year's third annual River Peoples Cultural Exchange was very much a success. Positive speakers, beautiful drumming and dancing, story telling, native arts and cr...

 

Bells’ spring concert Sunday

On Sunday, May 22, the Bells of Goldendale handbell choir will be holding their fifth annual Spring Concert. The program will include a variety of handbell music, with two selections featuring...

 

Hometown Hospice Awareness enters week five of campaign

Last week at the Hometown Hospice Awareness Campaign raffle held at the IGA Market, Carol Shea won a $25 shopping certificate for IGA. Next week’s drawing will be held at Ayutla’s Restaurant on Mo...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 18, 2011

Brooks Park transfer to CKCD still a possibility

Washington State Parks department first had to get rid of Brooks Memorial State Park. After arranging to do so, it decided it just couldn’t after...

 

B schools battle for limited spots at State meet

The stage is set for drama in the 1B track Regionals at Wapato, this Friday. Last Friday’s District meet didn’t filter out many competitors, but...

 

Lady Wolves blast their way into playoffs with 43 run barrage against Granger

Goldendale’s girls made it quite clear that they wanted the final district playoff spot by thumping Granger 16-1 and 27-0 last week. Crysta Counts...

 

Surprise meeting with Naches Valley sends Timberwolves packing

A year full of promise came to an abrupt end for Goldendale-Klickitat’s baseball team when they were upset by Connell in Goldendale and were forced...

 

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