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25 Years Ago – April 2, 1987

• To the Editor: Just wanted to call attention to the big scoop your paper missed when they put the story of the birth of a 17 pound baby on page eight of your last edition. News like that should make the front page. Editor’s note: Goldendale is known for its robust, healthy folks, but last week we goofed in a big way – by 10 pounds, in this case.

50 Years Ago – March 29, 1962

• Jaycee chairman, Ron Rombalski explained the Beautification of Goldendale project with planter boxes of shrubs, newly painted business fronts and “Welcome to Goldendale” signs at the entrances. Rombalski reported the owners of two dilapidated old houses in the central area had agreed to facilitate their immediate removal.

75 Years ago - April 8, 1937

• Dr. Milton R. Davis, Goldendale dentist, was somewhat perturbed this week when friends began a barrage of “slurs” in his direction due to the appearance of a news item in The Sentinel the past week which explained his cutting of a finger on a glass. He said he has been explaining all week that the cut came while he was drying dishes at his residence here and not while he was “imbibing” either water of any other beverage. To clear up the cut finger and its cause, he explained this week, “I’m through wiping glasses, dishes, or anything else.”

Compiled by Jean Allyn Smeltzer,

of the Klickitat County Historical Society


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