The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Jean Allyn Smeltzer
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back

March 4, 2015


50 Years Ago - March 4, 1965

• Sandra Hill, GHS valedictorian, is the third straight A student to graduate from the school since 1930, according to records in the school superintendent’s office. The first with perfect grades was Ruth Keefhaver in 1935, and second was Barbara Jean Zumwalt in 1949.

75 Years Ago - February 29, 1940

• Not large enough to start a gold rush, but a real gold nugget was found in the gizzard of a chicken by Violet Ward. The chicken was raised by Mrs. Ward at her home in North Goldendale. The nugget was examined by Orville Mann, local jeweler, who said that several gold nuggets have been found throughout the Klickitat valley in recent years. He believe...

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