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By Jess Macinko
News Editor 

Voices from the county on Inauguration Day

 

Jess Macinko

HOPEFUL EYES ON THE FUTURE: Grace and Lyle Ferch hosted an inauguration-watching party Friday

On Friday, Jan. 20, President-elect Donald Trump became President Donald Trump. His inauguration inspired mixed feelings, both nationally and locally . Here in Goldendale, a group of some 18 people sat in a house on High Street, watching in rapt attention, occasionally clapping, nodding or saying "amen." Lyle and Grace Ferch hosted the viewing party in the living room of their home. Grace says she's excited for the next four years. "Trump had to grow on me," she admits, but she now sees him as a strong leader , "Someone who will put our country first for a change." Concern for the military is also a factor in her support. Six of the Ferch's eight children have served in the armed forces;...



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