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By Lou Marzeles

Levy passage signals new hope for district


February 26, 2020

Standing outside the office of the Goldendale School District superintendent, there was music in the air, and it was easy to let imagination say it was because the school levy passed. It was actually an unusual acoustic phenomenon: the wind howling Monday was so strong, it turned the goal posts on the nearby athletic field into tuning forks; their vibration in the wind produced musical tones, a major third playing between them.

Inside, Superintendent Ellen Perconti said she noticed the music as well, even tried to record it to send to her musician brother. "But it just picked up the wind," she noted.

The newly passed levy-which succeeded with more than 50 percent of the vote-was indeed pl...

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