Articles from the December 19, 2012 edition

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 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 19, 2012

Deputy sheriff announces intention to run for sheriff in 2014

In an interview with The Sentinel last week, Robert Songer, a current Klickitat County Deputy Sheriff and a 40-year veteran of law enforcement service...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 19, 2012

Local schools looking at security

Goldendale School District Superintendent Mark Heid is calling for a meeting with city police, school principals, and the district’s insurance carrier to explore new preparedness procedures in the...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    December 19, 2012

City gets donated building

Goldendale now has a new multipurpose building. Monday night at the Goldendale City Council meeting, council members passed a motion to execute a donation agreement with Laurel Hill Enterprises for...

 

County’s unemployment rate drops

Klickitat County’s unemployment rate continued to fall in 2012, reaching a three-year low. According to a new report from the Washington State Emplo...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    December 19, 2012

Assessor’s office dealing with high appeals and notices

On Nov. 3, 1,669 revaluation notices were sent out by the Klickitat County Assessor’s Office. For some property owners, the notice they receive might be their third or fourth notice this year. The...

 

Sentinel closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

In observance of Christmas, The Sentinel office will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25. All advertising and editorial deadlines for this week are Thursday by close of...

 

How to file an assessment appeal

State law requires the Assessor to value all taxable property at 100 percent of its true and fair market value. The property owner responsible for payment of taxes has the right to petition the...

 

Thayer addresses Chamber as 16 year tenure winds down

Ray Thayer reflected on his 16 years as Klickitat County Commissioner, during his address at the Greater Goldendale Area Chamber of Commerce...

 

Chamber board welcomes new members

The Greater Goldendale Area Chamber of Commerce completed 2012 with the election of three new board members and their 2013 officers. New board...

 

Got New Years plans?

Looking for a cool, fun and refreshing way to start the New Year? The Central Klickitat County Park and Recreation District has the answer. The sixth Annual Polar Plunge will be held at 10 a.m. on...

 

Time to get creative about communicating values

Solutions to the horror of public shootings are being suggested in waves in recent days, some elsewhere on this very page. The sheer callousness of the murder of so many people, particularly...

 

Reference ‘database’ is wrong

I don’t want to relive the horrific happenings at that kindergarden in Connecticut. I’d like to shut it out of our minds as incomprehensible. But I must share my view on the root cause. Not as an...

 

Car accident helpers were great

To the Editor: I would like to express a huge note of appreciation to the citizen who stopped to help at the car accident (whoever you are, you are a hero in my eyes), John at 9-1-1 dispatching,...

 

Parents and schools must help

To the Editor: The shootings have restarted a debate in Washington about what politicians can do to help—gun control or otherwise. The president on Friday called for leaders to agree on...

 
 By Tim ONeill    Humor    December 19, 2012

A Christmas Carol, Bob Hope, first Christmas lights

Dec. 19: 1621—In China, the first Tai Chi Marathon is held. Chen Wangting takes only three weeks to complete the 26-mile run. 1843—Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is first published....

 

Fire trucks and snow escort Santa for a visit with anxious youngsters

Saturday evening brought a light blanket of snow to enhance the magic of Santa’s visit. He was escorted by the caravan of Christmas decorated fire...

 

Live nativity this weekend in Wishram

This past week has been very sad for the whole country with not one, but two different shootings. Thoughts and prayers go out to all family and friends and anyone involved. The Clackamas Town Center s...

 

Glenwood Christmas concert Wednesday at school gym

Jingle Bells…Jingle Bells…Yeah! The snow has arrived in Glenwood! The foot of snow we received over the weekend is finally making it seem more like Christmas time in the Glenwood Valley! The...

 

Quilters create artwork for Library

The Goldendale Chapter of Friends of the Library thanked the Klickitat Valley Quilters (KVQ) at a small reception on Dec. 13 for their contribution...

 

Two wins for dance team in first competition

Goldendale’s dance team opened their season in Quincy by winning both of their routines against stiff competition from 1A, 2A and 3A teams....

 

T-Wolves knock off Toppenish, lose league openers

The home crowd was treated to a thrilling 49-47 win by the Goldendale Timberwolves over the Toppenish Wildcats, last week, but there wasn’t any...

 

Goldendale goes 2-0 in league play

Goldendale’s girls let it be known that they will be in the running for post-season action after defeating Cle Elum-Roslyn and Highland on the road...

 

Wellpinit boys bludgeon Gorge teams, ladies 1-1 at TLG and Klickitat

Klickitat County schools were 1-3 against the visiting Wellpinit Redskins over the weekend. The only winning team from the county was the TLG girls...

 

Cougars off to 7-0 start with potent offense scoring more than 65 points per game

Lyle-Wishram’s girls split an away and home series with Hood River JV last week while the boys continued their winning ways with a 60-55 win. A couple of bad quarters doomed the Lady Cougars in...

 

Wolf wrestlers split in league matches

Goldendale defeated Naches Valley in their first league meet of the year, at Cowiche. The Wolves got pins from Dean Enstad and Bryce Wilkins to lead the way in a 44-35 win. Other winners for...

 

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