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 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 28, 2011

Parton praises city staff, sees shift in civic participation

Arletta Parton ends her four-year term as mayor of Goldendale in a few days, and she says the experience has been one of the most fulfilling of her...

 

Charlie

This is Charlie, he’s about 10 years old. He's really sweet and friendly with everyone. He's good with other dogs, but needs a quiet home without...

 

Baze focus is on fulfilling campaign promises

Although he vied for change during his campaign, newly elected Clint Baze will keep some things the same during his term as Goldendale’s mayor....

 

Taking the oath

Winning candidates of this year’s elections were sworn in Thursday afternoon in the Klickitat County Superior Court. Judge Brian Altman swore the...

 

The Sentinel's New Year's Day hours

The Sentinel will be closed Monday, Jan.. 2, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. The advertising and editorial deadline is Friday at noon....

 

The year in review: 2011’s most compelling stories

The year’s top and most interesting stories ranged from the visit of a U.S. senator to Maryhill to a fire that made news around the country....

 

Not your average deer

Jann Hoechlin sent in this picture she took while visiting family over Christmas here in Goldendale. “What is it?” she asked in her email,...

 

Federal grants available to help state ag industry

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) announced last Tuesday that federal grants will be available to enhance the state’s fruit, vegetable and nursery industry. The U.S. Department...

 

JoAnn Randels

JoAnn Joyce Heap Randels passed away Dec. 22, 2011, at her home in Goldendale. JoAnn was born to John and Inez Heap in El Dorado, Kans., on March 14,... Full story

 

Santa brings joy to county kids again

With Rudolph the ‘reindeer patrol vehicle’ leading the way, Santa was escorted to rural communities last week, by Klickitat County Sheriff...

 

Start the new year with an Exercise-a-thon

Get your sneakers out and dust off your workout clothes! Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start working on those New Year’s resolutions. Jump-start it with Sole to Soul’s...

 

Don’t let the flu bug bite

This is the time of year for joy, merriment and visits from friends and family. It’s also the time of year for colds and flu. One of the ways to prevent getting the flu is to get a flu shot. It’s...

 

WSU to present agricultural workshop for women in Feb

Women face unique challenges in growing viable businesses in farming and ranching. They also learn differently than men and like to connect with other women farmers in sharing experiences, knowledge...

 

Looking Back

20 Years Ago- December 26, 1991 • Christmas Voices- Third and fourth graders from Goldendale Primary School sang to an audience of hundreds packed into the gymnasium last week. Along with the...

 

This year wraps up human existence, so live it well

Back when ancient civilizations were more technologically advanced than we are today, with our clumsy computers and ubiquitous nerds, the Mayans...

 

Don’t throw bikes away

To the Editor: Last week at the transfer station I saw two bicycles in the metal recycling area. Sure, they needed some work, but from what I could see it appeared that the frames were straight and so...

 

How good is green wind power?

To the Editor: The citizens of Klickitat County need to think very carefully about approving additional development of “green” wind power in their area. Are questions about the eventual status of...

 

Stop the river trail

To the Editor: As a property owner on the Little Klickitat River, I have some major concerns on the proposed trail brought forward by the Healthy living Association, Parks and Recreation, and the...

 

Coldest day, end of USSR, Y2K fizzles

Dec. 28: 1789—Captain Bligh left in a lifeboat after Fletcher Christian leads the mutiny on HMS Bounty. 1855—In Boston, the first veterinary college in the U.S. is incorporated. 1914—Patent...

 

Cummings family announces engagement

Jim and Irma Cummings announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica to James Colvin, son of Karen and David Colvin of Spokane. Jessica is a 2010 graduate of Bickleton. Both are attending...

 

Santa pictures available at Lyle post office

To all the parents of children that visited Santa at the Activity Center on Dec. 16, and were photographed by the lady in the Santa hat, you will find their pictures hanging in a zip loc bag at the...

 

Bishop to provide heated shower units for Sunday’s Polar Plunge

Central Klickitat Parks and Rec are excited as ever to hold the fifth Annual Polar Plunge on New Years Day at Maryhill State Park.  Don't be late, the plunge happens really fast and is over by 10:01....

 

Break out the cross country skis and snow shoes, it’s time for some winter fun

Well, it wasn't a white Christmas but at least the snow is close! Hopefully all the rain we've been getting is piling the snow up at the higher elevations. There has been snow reported at the Snow...

 

Glenwood students and teachers to be part of African Enrichment Day Jan. 18

On Jan. 18, the Glenwood School students and teachers will be participating in an African Enrichment Day. Claire Alexander has asked for community volunteers to assist students in making...

 

State recycling goal set at 50 percent, reaches 49 percent

Washington State’s recycling rate grew to its highest level ever, reaching 49 percent in 2010, according to data reported by the Washington...

 

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