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North Pole allows Kids' Letters to Santa to run in The Sentinel

In the spirit of the season, the North Pole announced today that letters written to Santa Claus from Goldendale children can run in The Sentinel....

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 24, 2014

McCabe to be sworn in early

Representative-elect Gina McCabe will begin her new position 12 days earlier than the rest of her freshman legislative colleagues. The new 14th Legisl...

 

Sauter on Powell departure, budget, pot

Klickitat County Commissioner Dave Sauter was the featured speaker at the Goldendale Community Forum Thursday at Ayutla’s Restaurant, sponsored by the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce. Sauter was a...

 

Counterfeit bills passed in area businesses

Phony $100 bills have turned up in Goldendale and other parts of Klickitat County in the past two weeks. One bar and one grocery store in Goldendale have each been hit with the counterfeit bills. A...

 

New office holders to take oath of office

The Klickitat County Auditor’s Office will be holding a public ceremony for newly elected officials to take their Oath of Office on Dec. 29 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the Klickitat...

 

Chamber votes to restrict membership

The Greater Goldendale Area Chamber of Commerce has voted to enact a new membership restriction. At its board of directors meeting on Dec. 11, the Chamber altered one of its bylaws. The change reads,...

 

Correction

Last week’s Sentinel reported that Michelle Hurst told the Goldendale city council to make peace with the mayor and the new marijuana store. In fact, Hurst makes it clear she does not support the...

 

SAFELY SLUMBERING

A tired tot dozes in Santa's lap at the Lyle appearance of Santa Night on Dec. 8 by the Klickitat County Sheriff's Department. The Sentinel's "Lyle...

 

2015 Polar Plunge awaits the hardy

For those looking for a cool, fun, and refreshing way to start the New Year, the Central Klickitat County Park and Recreation District has the answer: join their eighth annual Polar Plunge at 10 a.m....

 

Washington Healthplanfinder continues outreach to 'Young Invincibles'

Washington Healthplanfinder announced Wednesday the renewal of its successful collaboration with the Sasquatch! Music Festival, produced by Live Nation, to educate music fans about the benefits of enr...

 

Car hits boulder on SR 14 near Roosevelt

A Roosevelt family suffered injuries when their vehicle collided with a boulder that rolled onto SR14, 2.5 miles east of Roosevelt. The accident...

 

Chamber's tilted building to be uplifted

The Vern Markee Park is said to be a charming place, with its lush floral arrangements and inviting atmosphere. It is very well known in the greater Goldendale area; it is known not only for its...

 

John Cooney

John D. Cooney, a longtime resident of Clark County, passed away Nov. 23, 2014. He was born in Hamilton, Mont., on June 12, 1925 to John D. Cooney Sr., and Elsie (Monroe) Cooney. He came from a large...

 

Robert E. Yeley

Bob passed away on December 9, 2014 in The Dalles, Oregon. He was born July 7, 1934 in The Dalles to F. E. (Buck) and Sylvia Yeley. He was raised on...

 

Ricky Watts

Rick L. Watts was born in Arizona and the family moved to Oregon when he was younger. Having spent most of his life in Oregon, he moved to Washington, and died there Dec. 13, 2014, after battling canc...

 

JoAnn Darland

JoAnn Darland, 79, a lifelong resident of Goldendale, passed away on Saturday December 13, 2014 at Garden Village in Yakima, WA where she had been residing for the past 3 years. JoAnn was raised on th...

 

Marjorie Schroder

Marjorie Etta Schroder, 90 years, a long-time resident of Goldendale passed away December 18, 2014, at her home. Marjorie was born October 4, 1924 in Crofton Prairie to Floyd and Mary Thompson....

 

George Cochran

George Cochran, passed away Dec. 16, 2014 at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore. George was born June 8, 1929. He was 85 years of age at the time of his passing. A funeral...

 

It's a conflicted time of peace and disquiet around the world

It’s the Christmas truce. All is silent on the eastern front of Klickitat County. There is an ungainly civility in civic affairs. The quiet is...

 

Goldendale Middle School students get in the holiday spirit, giving to local food bank

Here's pie in your eye: Sara Hiebert, fifth grade class officer at Goldendale Middle School, smiles in the face of adversity after taking a pie in...

 

Presenting the check

GMS President Maddie Krull, along with Mason Conroy and Jasper Randall present John Quinn of the Goldendale Food Bank with a check of $898.45.  The...

 

Kids and Santa photos available for pickup at Lyle Post Office

The pouring rain did not deter these messengers on their rounds as they came, sirens screaming and horns honking. The Christmas decorated, Fire Truck Caravan showed up a couple of minutes late due to...

 

Klickitat honor roll released

Klickitat middle and high schools have released their honor roll for the first term of the 2014-2015 school year. The following students have achieved honor roll status: (3.00-3.24 GPA) Emma Atchley,...

 

Trout Lake School gets $5,000 grant

Though the weather thus far in Trout Lake has been fairly warm, we could be looking at snow just in time for a white Christmas! Good news for those of us nestling in for the holiday; less so for thos...

 

Fifth county pot ban in state upheld by court

For the fifth time, a superior court judge Monday agreed with an opinion issued by the Attorney General’s Office earlier this year, concluding that nothing in Initiative 502 overrides local...

 

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