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School is upon us

School Bells will soon be ringing and that means our little ones—and bigger ones—will be out waiting for that big old yellow monster to gobble them up and take them to school. Lyle student’s...

 

Saddle Club plans Meet a Horse event

Horse enthusiasts and riders of all skill levels converged at the Equine Trail Sports’ (ETS) trail earlier this month to compete at the Hood River Saddle Club (HRSC) two-day ETS event. They...

 

Democratic women to form group

A chapter of the Washington State Federation of Democratic Women is forming in South Central Washington. The first meeting of the South Central Federation of Democratic Women will be on Thursday,...

 

Fair is underway

The 2018 Klickitat County Fair has begun. As you read this, 21 youngsters from Glenwood are at the fairgrounds, participating in a wide variety of classes and events. There are 11 Mt. Adams Community...

 

Ice Cream Social drew a nice crowd

The Goldendale Library Ice Cream Social was such a hit last Thursday, Aug. 16, for a couple hundred people, with so much cake, ice cream, root beer floats, and watermelon. Not only that, but the...

 

Yellow bus monster on the way

Soon that big yellow monster will be prowling the streets and snatching up little children. It has flashing yellow and red eyes and its mouth is on the side of its face. It’s weird how the children...

 

Same-day clinic to expand hours

The CEO of Klickitat Valley Health (KVH), Leslie Hiebert, has announced that the extended hours for their same-day clinic will begin in either October or November. The hours will be Monday through...

 

National Night Out has great turnout

Sheila Crapper from KLASAC and Lyle School says, “Just had our third annual National Night Out. We had a great turnout, considering the heat. We would like to thank all of the local businesses and...

 

Senior Picnic coming

Calling all senior citizens of Klickitat County to the annual Senior Picnic to be held on Friday, Aug. 17, at Daubenspeck Park in Bingen. Lunch will be served at noon. Food, drink and place settings...

 

School starts soon

We received the school newsletter with the August and September calendars. Seems like summer is just flying by. School will start Aug. 29, and parents and students are beginning to shop for new clothe...

 

Reunion was packed

A reunion for all reunions was held to reunite the All Lyle School Alumni, teachers, and chief cooks and bottle washers at the Shilo Inn in The Dalles Saturday night. The banquet room was packed and...

 

Fire has been hard

The fires that have ravaged the areas south of The Dalles have created many hardships for residents of those areas. One funding site has been established to help provide hay for cattle that have lost...

 

'Conversation' was helpful

Longtime educator Ann Varkados has been hired to fill the interim superintendent position with Lyle Community Schools. At their regular monthly meeting on July 24, the Lyle Schools board of directors...

 

One less cooling station

If you are considering looking for a Klickitat County government job, you must now apply for it on their website by going to klickitatcounty.org and then to Employment. Once inside the website, click...

 

Looking Back

June 14, 1894 - June 12, 1919 Winfield S. Lefever came down Monday from his summer ranch in the Simcoes, 12 miles north of Goldendale. He reports that three inches of snow fell there last Saturday...

 

Poster campaign addresses youth misperceptions

Lyle and Klickitat schools are neighbors connected by a short stretch of highway, a wild river, and kids who are bursting with potential. Teens...

 

Church camp around the corner

Church summer camp for kids in grades four through seven is Aug. 5 - 8 and, for kids in grades eight through 12, is Aug. 9 – 12. There will be a car wash fundraiser at the church on July 28 at 9...

 

Fire safety is paramount

The “hot” topic of the summer is the dangers of fire. As you well know by now, it is very high on my list of fears and frustrations. I believe fear comes from the unknown, so by attending the...

 

Secretary of State combats veterans charity scams

Secretary of State Kim Wyman has partnered with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), law enforcement officials, and charity regulators from every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam,...

 

Looking Back

July 6, 1907 The Hay Baler belonging to Grant Bundell will start Monday next with crew of five men. He has about 1,500 tons contracted for at the rate of $2 per ton. The machine will bale 15 tons a da...

 

Church summer camp coming

Church summer camp for kids in grades four through seven is August 5 - 8 and, for kids in grades eight through 12, is August 9 – 12. There will be a car wash fundraiser at the church on July 28 at...

 

Be fire prepared

First and foremost—with fire season upon us, I must stress the point of being prepared for the heart-wrenching moment that we get a notification that we have to evacuate our homes. As I am as...

 

Where to keep cool

I have made many calls, looking for a “cooling shelter” for the people of Goldendale. I haven’t found much, but this is what I have found so far: The Goldendale Senior Center on E. Main Street...

 

DOH says get vaccinated

The Washington State Department of Health is reminding people who are unvaccinated that it is never too late to get their measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Measles is highly contagious, and...

 

Leaders recognized

Prevention leaders from around Klickitat County were recognized at the annual Regional Prevention Coalition Appreciation Picnic in June. Local...

 

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