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 By Richard Lefever    Features    July 1, 2020 

Looking Back

July 5, 1905 – 115 Years Ago Centerville Journal: At the telephone meeting at Goldendale Monday evening, it was decided that each community subdivision should act for itself, and all divisions...

 
 By John Kruse    Features    July 1, 2020 

The Washington Outdoors Report: Catch fish, save salmon, make money

Looking for a unique summer job this year? Do you like to go fishing? If so, cast a line this summer in the Columbia and Snake Rivers for cash!...

 

LOOKING BACK

June 29, 1897 - 123 Years Ago W. J. White and crew successfully strung a telephone wire across the Columbia River, thus connecting Goldendale again with the outside world. A line to The Dalles will be...

 
 By Diane Jessup    Features    June 24, 2020

Companion Animal: INDEPENDENCE DAY AND THE SOUND SENSITIVE PET

I think we can finally say summer is here. And with early summer comes the Fourth of July; often a time of crisis for town dwelling pet owners. Here are a few tips on how to keep those inevitable -...

 
 By John Kruse    Features    June 24, 2020

THE WASHINGTON OUTDOORS REPORT: 2020 OUTDOORS ROUND-UP!

TOO MANY HIKERS – Robin DeMario with the Okanogan -Wenatchee National Forest sounded the alarm recently about crowded conditions on 8-Mile Road...

 
 By Diane Jessup    Features    June 17, 2020

Companion Animal: Horses for courses

This past week brought word of the death of a six-week-old infant in his home by the family dog, which was a Belgian Malinois (pronounced Mal-in-waa). To the public, the Malinois is a relatively rare...

 
 By Diane Jessup    Features    June 10, 2020

Companion Animal: Pet news roundup

Mainstream media has been a bit preoccupied with COVID 19, police behavior, riots, and protests to cover some of the news surrounding pet animals, so...

 
 By John Kruse    Features    June 10, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Rediscovering Washington's state parks

Washington State Parks are reopening for camping across the state in areas that have achieved a Phase 2 recovery status during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 

Supporting local businesses

Hungry and don’t feel like cooking? You can’t sit and dine at a restaurant these days, but there are many take-out options in Goldendale. Following are the eateries offering take-out: Ayutla’s...

 

The Dream still lives

In his iconic speech at the Lincoln Memorial for the 1963 March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., urged America to "make real the promises...

 

Where'd That Come From

There are times when I put my foot in my mouth or in my case we will be a little more real about that, I stick my entire leg all the way up to my hip in my mouth, by using words, terms, or euphemisms...

 

Histories and Mysteries: Black Iron Gym still going strong

Six miles outside Goldendale on Pumphouse Road sits a barn with a big yellow smiley face on the side. The interior is rough plywood with a cement...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    March 22, 2017

Where'd that come from?

On my long journey to become less linguistically challenged, I have been quite discouraged to find out that a few words I have been using most of my life do not mean what I thought they did. Oops! Per...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    March 8, 2017

Where'd that come from? Finer than a frog's hair

There are times in life were we, as humans, use expressions to describe our actions or feelings while referring to animals: sicker than a dog, eating like a pig, busy like a bee, sweating like a dog,...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    March 1, 2017

Where'd that come from? Nick-Name

Where’d that come from? Nick-Name A nickname is a substitute for the proper name for a familiar person, place or thing. Usually it is given out of affection, sometimes nicknames are given in...

 

Where'd that come from? Low man on the totem pole

This week: Low man on the totem pole: Expression I have been there, or at least I thought I had until today. Meaning: To be the lowest in rank or the least important person. This expression is thought...

 

Where'd that come from?

Like a dog with two tails: Idiom This saying describes being extremely happy. I have found very few references, however, the oldest one I could find was from Margaret Hardie 1929. Proverbs and...

 

Where'd that come from? Saint Valentine's Day: Holiday

February has long been celebrated as a month of romance. Every Feb. 14, all around the world, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. As I try to...

 

Where'd that come from?

Apple of my eye: Idiom In Old English, the pupil of the eye was called the ‘apple.’ If someone is the ‘apple of your eye’, he or she is someone that you look at a lot because they are your...

 

Where'd that come from?

Turning the tables (expression) Turning the Table is a figurative phrase from around the early 1600s. It means to reverse a situation and gain the upper hand. Board games such as backgammon were...

 

Looking Back

25 years ago January 16, 1992: Library call for assistance, local volunteers: Now is the time for you to help Fort Vancouver Regional Library automate. Your assistance is needed in the following...

 

Where'd that come from? Fine Kettle of Fish

This expression means an awkward or messy state of affairs and originates from old English. Kettles are the essential piece of kitchen equipment for customs in which only the English can claim world...

 

The Chicken Challenge

The Sentinel is pleased to introduce "The Chicken Challenge," brainchild of Michelle Priddy . The idea is to use one chicken per person as the main...

 

Where'd that come from?

“Can’t Carry a Tune in a Bucket” Meaning: Someone who sings very badly, is tone-deaf or is musically challenged. It is the inability to metaphorically “carry” a tune in a bucket or the inabi...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    January 4, 2017

Where'd that come from?

Squirrely Adjective (slang) So I am sitting at home crocheting a hat and watching my two cats tear through the house like they have turbo jets attached to their tails and chased by invisible canines....

 

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