A ‘riveting’ adventure

Ada Wyn Parker felt it was her patriotic duty to work at a military base in California during World War II, but never thought about the fact that she was starting a social movement. Parker, 94, has always gone by the name Wyn and was the first “Rosie the Riveter” to build and repair airplanes during World War II. Read more...

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A ‘riveting’ adventure

Ada Wyn Parker felt it was her patriotic duty to work at a military base in California during World War II, but never thought about the fact that she was starting a social movement. Parker, 94, has always gone by the name Wyn and was the first “Rosie the Riveter” to build and repair airplanes during World War II.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Hourglass speech marks time

Philip Dunagan of Mosier finishes high school this week — he is homeschooled — and looks forward to a future that includes motivational speaking and “meeting extreme needs” around the world. His plan to inspire others with words seems to have great potential given that Dunagan, 17, recently wrote a speech that won first place in a state competition and second place at the national level, netting him $19,275 in scholarships.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

History forum June 2

The annual meeting of Original Wasco County Courthouse Preservation, Inc. is Saturday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m., at the original courthouse, the 1859 building at 410 W. 2nd Place, behind the Chamber of Commerce in The Dalles.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Changing Times

Bob Walcott, site leader for Hood River Painting, tests color on the wall of the old Tum A Lum Lumber building in the 800 block of E. Second Street, downtown The Dalles. The building will soon house The Dalles Chronicle, which has been conferring with Jake Grossmiller, a representative from The Dalles Mural Society about how to get a new mural in place.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Couple stiffed with fake $100

Clayton Carter and his wife made a few hundred bucks at a garage sale the other day, but they then learned that a $100 bill a woman used to buy a $5 item was a fake.

May 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


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Six Riverhawks secure all-league selections

For The Dalles baseball coach Steve Sugg, this season was all about growth and progression with his young and inexperienced group, so after punching a state play-in berth, he called it a major accomplishment and two steps forward on the road to future success.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Walk-off double lifts Sherman to victory

MORO – Jacob Justesen drove in the game-winning run and Brett Troutman kept his team close with another clutch pitching performance, but Cal Homer had the big hit to start the eventual game-winning rally.

May 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Jumpstart track meet brings local kids together

As the years fly by, the number of participants taking part in the Jumpstart Elementary School Track and Field Meet has grown considerably, especially from last year’s 65 to nearly 80 this past Wednesday at Sid White Field in The Dalles.

May 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Avila has one final bout to set her legacy

From her amateur fighting career to starring in an award-winning documentary to her journey as a professional MMA fighter, the past nine years have been a crazy whirlwind for Glena Avila. She never felt like she would have as much of an impact she has on the sport and with others who dare to dream big.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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A ‘riveting’ adventure

Ada Wyn Parker felt it was her patriotic duty to work at a military base in California during World War II, but never thought about the fact that she was starting a social movement. Parker, 94, has always gone by the name Wyn and was the first “Rosie the Riveter” to build and repair airplanes during World War II.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Hourglass speech marks time

Philip Dunagan of Mosier finishes high school this week — he is homeschooled — and looks forward to a future that includes motivational speaking and “meeting extreme needs” around the world. His plan to inspire others with words seems to have great potential given that Dunagan, 17, recently wrote a speech that won first place in a state competition and second place at the national level, netting him $19,275 in scholarships.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


‘In Flanders Field’ symbolizes fallen warriors

Every May, VFW Post 2471 members can be seen at local stores distributing red poppies to symbolize the blood of American troops lost to war. The poppies have been associated with fallen warriors since World War I, when they grew on graves in the area straddling the Belgian province of West Flanders and East Flanders.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Paying the Ultimate Sacrifice

Editor’s Note: The following story is reprinted from Living the Oath, a book written by RaeLynn Ricarte, managing editor, about the tragedy endured by Monica McNeal, a Gold Star mom who has become a friend through their joint efforts to take care of returning combat veterans and their families.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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Letter to the Editor: Arbitrary code

To the editor: There has been an issue lately on social media about the dress code for our schools. Some people say that kids are arbitrarily singled out for "violations" based on their body type or popularity.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Thank you!

To the editor: Thanks! I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of my supporters who helped me achieve a decisive victory in the recent race for Wasco County Commissioner, Position 3. I also want to thank my opponent, Rod Runyon, for his years of service and to wish him well in his future endeavors.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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