The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Jean Allyn Smeltzer
Klickitat County Historical Society 


March 9, 2016


25 Years Ago - March 14, 1991

Final proceedings to abandon the Burlington Northern rail spur into Goldendale could be filed by this summer or sooner. That’s the word from Howard Kallio, B. N.’s director of public affairs, who said filing would occur with the Interstate Commerce Commission. Burlington cites lack of business as its primary reason for discontinuing the Goldendale line. Local service has dropped steadily since closure of Boise Cascade’s Goldendale plant, and declined further as a result of the short-term closure of Champion’s Klickitat operation.

50 Years Ago - March 10, 1966

Glenn Nickerson will be honored during the potluck hour next Sunday. Glenn will celebrate his birthday and club members are urged to be on hand to extend congratulations to a man who has devoted many years in building our golf club into one of the finest. Glenn is one of the few remaining charter members of the club which was organized some 42 years ago, and since that time has played an important part in the operation of the club, particularly the financial end.

75 Years Ago - March 6, 1941

More than 100 applications for old age assistance payments under terms of the recently enacted Initiation 141 have been received in Klickitat County thus far. Of these about 90 per cent have been accepted, E. E. Ames, county welfare administration said Tuesday. The average old age assistance check mailed out in Klickitat County for the month of March was $32.91, Ames said. The preceding month, when 141 was not effective, the average old age assistance payment was $21,47.

100 Years Ago - March 9, 1916

Auto owners are getting their cars out and giving them the once over for the coming season. Many will appear decked out with new coats of paint and varnish new tires, replaced tops, wind shields, etc. The editor will operate his electric car this year, the same as last year. (Irving S. Bath was owner and editor of the Sentinel from October 1, 1910 to June 1, 1936.)


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