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January 24, 2018

February 2, 1893

“All the Rage,” he says—The White Salmon correspondent of the Hood River paper has lost his head – He writes thus: County division is all the rage here at present. We do not propose to travel over two hundred miles to the county seat, and if the county is not divided, Goldendale may lose the county seat two years hence. We are good fellows as long as we pay our taxes promptly and ask for none of the offices. How is Lyle for the county seat? The few people of Trout Lake who did not sign the petition are “spotted.” The crumbs from the Goldendale table is what they are after, but White Salmon will vote solid against those people. Who is not for us is against us.”

The Weather. Tuesday morning in this city the thermometer stood 8 degrees below zero – the coldest day so far, of the winter. At noon, it stood at zero at Gobat’s jewelry store, and from that time on kept falling. A keen east wind, sharper than a serpent’s tooth, blew all day. The Dalles stage went as far as Centerville and returned, while the Grant Mail failed to arrive altogether. On Wednesday morning, it was from 12 to 14 below zero, and snowing.

January 26, 1928

Four car loads of hay were shipped out this week to Grand Dalles and Portland. Hay loaded onto cars, baled is at present bringing $15.00 per ton.

January 27, 1938

A new drinking fountain was installed on the corner of Main Street and Columbus Avenue last week by Dean Gillenwaters. The fountain, purchased by a number of Goldendale businessmen and county officials is located in front of Shipp Barber and Beauty Parlor. (in front of Dr. Ogdens office)

Virtually the last of Klickitat County’s large almond orchard acreage, planted in 1913, is now being removed in the Goodnoe Hills section. Once a thriving industry in the Goodnoe Hills district, almond production has been on the decline since the early twenties when winter temperatures of 30 and 40 degrees below zero killed or crippled practically all the trees.

January 30, 1958

Larry Kayser of Centerville and Kay McKay of Kent, Oregon were united in marriage Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Centerville Church of Christ.

February 1, 1968

It is expected that the Harvey Company must make a decision before Thursday whether or not it wishes to accept a proposition to buy electric energy, made to it by Bonneville Power Administration. Such a decision will be interpreted here as a decision to locate a large payroll and industrial plant in our county—on our back step.


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