Articles from the December 21, 2016 edition

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McCabe tapped for two key roles

Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, has been chosen for two major responsibilities rare for a first-term representative. She begins her second term in January. McCabe has been invited to deliver the...


Goldendale boys start strong in league play with wins over Highland, Cle Elum

In the first week of South Central Athletic Conference play, the Goldendale boys hoops team already has doubled its league win total from last year....


City council busy with end-of-year matters

The Goldendale City Council met for the final time in 2016 Monday night. The agenda was so busy that the council packet was split into two parts on the city’s website. Among the items on that... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    December 21, 2016

City examines deal with animal shelter contractor Mabrey, facing criminal charges, apologizes to council

Another chance for DOGs Statements of support, praise, and cooperation were the overwhelming response to the latest wrinkle in the unfolding Dogs of...

 By Jess Macinko    News    December 21, 2016

Monkey Shines a mystery only at home

ou know the story of the elephant and the blind men: one man grabs a tusk and mistakes it for a spear, one grabs a leg and thinks it’s a column, and so on. No one gets the whole picture. Sandra...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 21, 2016

Winners announced in Sentinel calendar contest

Congratulations to Lisa Quesnel, winner of the 2017 Goldendale Sentinel Calendar competition. Her photo, "Canola before the Storm," was chosen from...



Santa's been busy reading all your letters, and he asked The Sentinel to print them for you! You wrote so many-this is the biggest batch of letters... Full story



There's still time to make donations to the Soroptimist's Mitten Tree, in the front entrance of The Sentinel office. All donated hats, mittens, and... Full story

 By Contributed    News    December 21, 2016


The ghost of Jacob Marley (Filiberto Ontiveros) chides a sleepy Scrooge (Jesse Spillman) at the Goldendale Middle School presentation of A Christmas... Full story


Study released on ACA impact in state

Friday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an extensive compilation of state-level data illustrating the substantial improvements in health care for all Americans over the last...

 By Contributed    News    December 21, 2016

Four Washington electors go 'faithless'

Washington’s Electoral College made national news Monday when four “faithless” electors declined to vote for Hillary Clinton, who carried the state 54-38 over Donald Trump. Eight electors cast...


Jerri L. Lyons

Jerri L. Lyons, who lived in Goldendale for 24 years, passed away on Dec. 15, 2016. She was 74. Family arrangements are being handled by Keith & Keith Funeral Home in Yakima.... Full story


Stanton Parker

Stanton Parker passed away on the morning of Oct. 29, 2016 surrounded by his wife, Dolly, and his four daughters. Stan, as his friends called him,...


Wayne Eames

Raymond Wayne Eames, age 92, of The Dalles graduated from this life and joined his Savior on Dec. 10 at 12:40 p.m. He passed away in his apartment in the company of his faithful eldest daughter, her... Full story


Cold feet and frying pans: a newcomer gets the news job

I saw Goldendale for the first time two weeks ago, and frankly it wasn’t living up to its name. The light was dull and grey, the weather damp and cold. When I asked a local about snowfall in the...


A change for the better

December brings both holidays and a new Klickitat County Republican Party (KCRP) and reasons to celebrate. I have believed for some years that the KCRP, while devoted to conservative policies, as a... Full story


What besides a hug is always in stock?

The silent night was pierced with sirens squalling and lights flashing as the Decorated EMT vehicle caravan brought Santa to the Activity Center last Saturday night. The evening brought young and old...


Santa joins after holiday concert

Glenwood Elementary students presented a lively, very entertaining Christmas concert last Wednesday evening, under the direction of music teacher Jennifer Hallenbeck. There was great singing, even...


Agriculture Department recieves grants

Goldendale Agriculture Teachers Joshua and Randi Krieg have been awarded four grants that total $85,500. The grants will benefit Goldendale Agriculture Department students. With the Aerospace and...


Maryhill Seeks Teachers for Art Exhibitions in 2017

Washington and Oregon Educators will be Featured in Museum’s Education Center Maryhill Museum of Art, working in partnership with Washington Art Education Association and Oregon Art Education... Full story


A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas

A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas Part 1 “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays…” wafted through the speakers of the SUV. It was late. Wilson Barnes glanced over at Jennifer, his wife, who... Full story


Where'd that come from? Reindeer, Christmas and Santa…oh my!

With all this research, by the time I retire from The Goldendale Sentinel I should be the best Trivial Pursuit player on the planet! Reindeer You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet... Full story


Injuries and illness hurt Goldendale girls as league play begins

Two weeks ago, the Goldendale girls basketball team cruised by Stevenson and held off the Royal Knights with its ability to push the tempo on offense...


Lyle-Wishram boys hoops falls to Columbia, bounces back with win over South Wasco

Sophomore Riley Mills scored a team-high 17 points, but it wasn't enough to lift the Lyle-Wishram Cougars in their 56-52 home opening loss to...


Goldendale wrestlers idle again after home meet postponed for early January

Goldendale head wrestling coach Matt Dumolt admitted he was upset after Goldendale's home opening wrestling meet was postponed due to snow on Dec....


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