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May 16, 1889 - 130 Years Ago It is but necessary to call the attention of our readers to the fact that last Monday was the 13th day of May, to carry their minds back over the period of one year in...


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April 4, 1889 – 130 Years Ago We are indeed happy to announce that Engineer Habersham, who has taken charge of the engineering Department of the Columbia Valley and Goldendale Rail Road, is highly...

 By Brendan Relaford    News    May 8, 2019

Presby opens for the season

When the Presby House Museum opened on May 1, two people were waiting at the door to take a tour. Later, three more people arrived to ask for...


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April 15, 1905 – 114 Years Ago Game Warden Robert M. Ballou hands in the following important item: Any person who shall kill and destroy any coyote, wolf, lynx, wild cat, or cougar in the State of W...


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April 4, 1889 - 130 Years Ago Several gentlemen have volunteered to take a thousand dollars each of stock in a first-class hotel in Goldendale. Who will be next? This is not by any means as big an...


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March 21, 1891 – 128 Years Ago The Grangers of No. 6, have organized and incorporated a business association under the name of Number Six Cooperative Association, Patrons of Husbandry. The business...


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November 13, 1909 – 110 Years Ago N.B. Brooks purchased a tract of land 33 feet wide by 83 feet deep, on Main Street to erect a brick building for the Star Theater. [Throughout its days (until...


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February 20, 1919 – 100 Years Ago The stated policy of “Always at your Service,” of the Pacific Power and Light Company is beginning to worry the local officials somewhat. Since the first of...


County kids off to the Great War

On April 6, 1917, the United States joined its allies-Britain, France, Italy, Romania, Russia, and Japan-to fight the Germans, Austria-Hungary,...


Looked what was missed back in Civics class

Well, it looks like Republican State Representative Matt Shea and some of my like-minded neighbors want to secede eastern Washington from the west side and form “Liberty State.” This is based on...


Max Fernandez

Max Fernandez passed Oct. 14 and will be honored at Goldendale Grange Friday, Nov. 16 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Maximiliano A Fernandez grew up on a large... Full story


Helen Lusby

Our Precious Mom, Grandma, Great and Great-Great Grandma, Sister, and Aunt was taken into her Heavenly Father's loving arms on Oct. 20, 2018. Helen... Full story


Looking Back

October 9, 1897 – 121 years ago Portland Oregonian – Goldendale Representative writes; Robert Watson, an extensive wheat grower of No. 6, will haul much of his crop to Lyle this fall over the...


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September 6, 1894 Miss Clanton of Centerville returned to continue her school duties at Bickleton after a short vacation. Arriving at Cleveland, she found the Bickleton stage had gone. She took...


Ellen H. Willis

Ellen H. Willis, 98, passed away at her home in Goldendale on Sept. 11, 2018. She was born in Goldendale on September 6, 1920 to Zona Irene... Full story


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August 30, 1888 School opened on Monday with a larger number of pupils attending than ever before at the opening. Last year there were 97 enrolled and this year 118. A great many people are desirous o...


Library to reopen Saturday with help from a past patron

Goldendale Community Library is preparing to open the doors of the historic Carnegie library building at 131 W. Burgen Street, newly refreshed and...

 By Max Erikson    News    March 28, 2018

Museum features WWI artifacts

April 6 is opening day for the Alder Creek Pioneer Carousel Museum in Bickleton, kicking off the spring and summer seasons for the museum. This year’s featured exhibit will commemorate the 100-year...


Library remodel set to start

The remodel of the Goldendale Community Library is set to get underway in just a few weeks, thanks in great part, to the generosity of the late Wilma...


Ruth Mildred McKinney

Ruth Mildred McKinney passed away in Portland, Oregon on April 25, 2017 at the age of 83. She was born in Blue Light, Washington, near Bickleton, on... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    May 10, 2017

Bell of prophecy rings once again

On April 1888, shortly before being hung for murder, Jochin Henry Timmerman cursed the town of Goldendale and swore it would burn to the ground. One m... Full story


Bennett Roy Smeltzer

Bennett Roy Smeltzer was born Jan 5, 1929, at Leeds, N. D. He was the first child of four born to Jesse Roy and Ruth Marie (Anderson) Smeltzer. Roy at... Full story


Josephine West

I, Josephine Jewell Koonce West, was born July 22, 1926 in Ola, Gem County, Idaho. I was born many years after my siblings and was a great surprise... Full story


Linda Lasley

Linda Darlene Lasley, age 74, longtime Bickleton resident, went to be in the arms of her Heavenly Father on Friday, April 7, 2017 in Tacoma. Linda... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    February 8, 2017

Klickitat County's first wedding predates statehood

On Aug. 20, 1867, a 21-year-old woman named America Jenkins married Henry Howe, 35, in her father's home near the blockhouse, a small log fort some... Full story


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