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Bull Bash to open Ketchum Kalf Rodeo on Friday, June 17


Despite the blustery weather on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, Glenwood Grange #94 observed the days of remembrance by serving coffee and cookies to visitors at Mt. Adams Cemetery. This tradition was revived a few years ago as a way of welcoming visitors from out of town as well as local residents who come to pay their respects to the memory of their loved ones. This year approximately 50 visitors stopped by the Grange table for refreshments and reminiscing. The Glenwood cemetery is one of the most beautiful in Klickitat County. The maintenance crew does an admirable job keeping the entire cemetery mowed, watered, and free of debris. We extend a big thank you to Pam Keithly, Ted Kuhnhausen, the Cemetery District commissioners, and other volunteers who work so hard to make everything so nice. With the dozens of flags placed on veterans’ graves by the Glenwood Women’s Club, the large American and Veterans flags blowing briskly in the wind at the solemn Veteran’s Memorial, and majestic Mount Adams looming to the north, Mt. Adams Cemetery is, indeed, a beautiful and serene resting place.

Family and friends were proudly in attendance last Friday evening as 8th graders Kevin Bren, Bella Couch, Brooklyn Emerson, Carman Guzman, Andy McFall, and Marquis Tindall were promoted to high school. Congratulations, new high school students. Following the program, refreshments were served by the Glenwood Women’s Club.

Last Saturday, three young adults bid farewell to high school and are on to bigger, more exciting endeavors. Congratulations Baylee Couch, Reyauna Guzman, and Dalton Jones. This year the seniors chose Travis Miller to deliver their commencement address. Travis is a Glenwood High School alumnus who now serves as a member of the Glenwood School Board. Following graduation, the Glenwood Homemakers hosted a reception as everyone gathered to congratulate the three new graduates and wish them well.

Just another reminder, Glenwood students will attend swimming lessons in Hood River for two weeks, beginning June 13. If you have not already signed your child/children up for lessons and wish to do so, contact Toni at the school, 364-3438.

The annual Ketchum Kalf Rodeo and Bull Bash will soon be here on Father’s Day weekend. This year the fun weekend begins on Friday night, June 17 with the first annual Ketchum Kalf Bull Bash at the Glenwood Rodeo Arena at 7 p.m. This exciting event will be held under the lights and will feature 35 of the top Northwest bull riders. This year’s rodeo will begin both Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Following Saturday’s rodeo performances, FNF 4D Jackpot Barrel Racing will be held under the lights in the arena. Don’t forget the Cowboy Breakfast on Sunday, put on by the Glenwood Homemakers at the Glenwood School from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Those ladies are renowned for the hearty, delicious breakfasts they serve. Also on Sunday, Cowboy Church will be held from 9 - 10 a.m. at the Pioneer Memorial Community Church, followed by the Rodeo Parade at 11 a.m. If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact Chris Kuhnhausen at 509-281-0192 or email at

The Glenwood Rodeo Association would like to thank all the volunteers who placed posters in the various communities in the Gorge area. The GRA also would like to thank M&M in Glenwood and Shortt Supply in Hood River for, once again, displaying the rodeo banners. It’s a large area to cover and all the help is greatly appreciated.

This year’s Ketchum Kalf Rodeo Queen Chloe Godwin has been traveling to many Gorge-area events as ambassador for her rodeo. This busy traveling cowgirl and her good horse, Scout, have represented the rodeo in 15 events so far, with many more ahead on her busy summer schedule. Her most recent event was the Memorial Day Parade in Wasco. In keeping with the meaning and purpose of the day, Chloe had gathered photos of fallen service members from families in the area. She incorporated the photos into a beautiful floral arrangement which she carried in the parade to honor those who gave all for their country. The Glenwood Rodeo Association greatly appreciates the dedication Chloe puts into her role as the 2016 Ketchum Kalf Rodeo Queen.

Doug Daniels reports that Glenwood had 0.48 inches of rain during the month of May. The highest amount of rain in the past 21 years of record-keeping was 4.8 inches in 1998. The lowest amount was 0.3 inches in 2003. Our average rainfall over the last 21 years is 1.47 inches.

Sunday, June 12 will be a rodeo workday. There is still much to do before rodeo weekend. Work will begin at 10 a.m. Burgers and hotdogs will be provided for the noon lunch, and those attending are asked to bring a potluck dish to share. Following lunch, a pre-rodeo meeting will be held, at which time rodeo tasks will be assigned.

Upcoming Events:

• Summer League volleyball – Wednesdays through June 29th at Hood River High School.

• Pinochle at Grange hall – every Friday, 7 p.m.


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