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About The Goldendale Sentinel

Established in 1879, The Goldendale Sentinel is the official newspaper of Goldendale, Washington and surrounding communities in Klickitat County.

The Goldendale Sentinel is in its 141st year of publication. Located in the heart of downtown Goldendale, The Sentinel office is housed in one of Goldendale’s historic buildings.

Distributed to more than 3,200 homes, The Sentinel keeps residents and visitors up to date on local-area news and events. Today The Sentinel reaches 9 out of 10 adults in Goldendale.

A little history about The Goldendale Sentinel

Just like eastern Klickitat County, The Sentinel’s history is one of hardships, changes, and successes.

The paper has survived through relatively few ownerships. While the founding of the newspaper is a bit clouded, it is generally observed that The Sentinel found its beginnings in 1879 and was born from the mergers of at least two nameplates, The Goldendale Gazette and The Klickitat Sentinel.

The Sentinel’s owners have been:

Year started

Owner

Length of Ownership

1878

C.K and K.A. Seitz

7 Years

1885

R.O. Dunbar

14 Years

1899

Wm. F. Byars

9 Years

1908

E.C. and N.L. Ward

2 Years

1910

Irving S. Bath

26 Years

1936

Harold Fariello & Archie Radcliffe

20 Years

1956

Pete May

18 Years

1974

Hood River News, Inc. & Eagle Newspapers, Inc.

10 Years

1984

A.J. and Lynda McNab

26 Years

2010

Leslie Geatches

Current

The current Publisher and Editor of The Sentinel is Lou Marzeles. Lou was an editor at The News World in New York City, then at The Washington Times in Washington, D.C., and served as a contract editor for Time-Life Books, before circuitously arriving in Goldendale.

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