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By Lou Marzeles

It might be time to shake off the curse of Timmerman for good


We have it on excellent authority that the city of Goldendale is still cursed.

We say “still” because many people think the curse of Timmerman, the only person ever to have been hanged in Klickitat County, was fulfilled when most of Goldendale burned to the ground just months after he purportedly issued his edict of loathing for the community.

But sources tell us the curse continues and has yet to be lifted. Judging from some city council meetings of recent months, one could certainly believe such a thing. Some point to either (depending on one’s perspective) the presence of a marijuana retail store in the city or the opposition to the store as indicators of a malignant aura around...

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