Gavin McIlvenna is on a mission to sell 63 tickets in 27 days to bring a documentary about the role of the “Old Guard” to Oregon as part of a National Salute to the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Students attending Columbia Gorge Community College this fall will see a tuition increase of $6 per credit hour and a new $25 admission fee for registering students as the institution seeks to fill a budget gap of $748,000 for the upcoming year. A number of current fees were also increased.
A 2014 graduate of The Dalles-Wahtonka High School, Michael Cele Stephens, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing six girls aged 13 to 15.
Big Jim's has been selling “Hamburgers made with Love” in The Dalles for 50 years, and current owners Rex and Beth Tegen are ready to celebrate. “It all started in 1950, when Sam Yoder opened a drive-in named 'Dutch Treat,' which lasted until 1956, when Tom Foley purchased the drive-in and renamed it 'Irish Treat,'” reads a history of the restaurant printed on their current menu. “Foley ran the drive-in until 1962, when the location closed with the construction of Interstate 84.”
When Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee realized some citizens don’t like the government no matter how it tries to help, Administrative Officer Tyler Stone jokingly said, “Welcome to county government: 50 percent of the people love you and 50 percent of the people love to hate you.” To which Gambee replied, “Yes, but that’s still 100 percent love.”
Fire, police, lottery reports
Fire, police, lottery reports
Chinese in Oregon: The forgotten population is the topic April 28, 7 to 8 p.m. at The Dalles Wasco County Public Library, presented by R. Gregory Nokes. Presentation is part of the Oregon Historical Society's 2016 Chinese Oregon Speaker Series.
More than 200 sign up for TD XC fundraiser run
A record total of 206 runners made the trip to Dry Hollow Elementary School for the Cherry Festival 3k, 5k and 10k run/walk, putting top times and performances out for bragging rights and prize ribbons. “It was a very good turnout,” said event coordinator Bob Thouvenel. “We had great weather for running and everyone finished in time to go to the parade. This event was probably our best turnout in about three to four years.”
Veterans and youngsters set solid marks against HRV
A mix of The Dalles upperclassmen and underclassmen were on full display Tuesday on senior night for a Columbia River Conference track and field dual at Sid White Field, and more than 25 picked up personal records. TD head coach Garth Miller likes to see his older and young kids stepping it up, establishing depth and putting themselves in position to be legitimate contenders when the districts roll around on May 11-12 in Hermiston.
Top doubles, No. 1 singles win, but HRV gets 5-3 win
Still fielding a short-handed roster, The Dalles girls’ tennis team had Robin Pashek come out strong on the singles’ circuit, and the two doubles teams of Johanna Wilson and Kiana Pielli and Rebekah Kohltfarber and Ellie Trujillo added big wins, but Hood River Valley came out on top by a 5-3 margin in a varsity league matchup played at The Dalles High School.
With a final chance to finish ahead of Pendleton in the standings, The Dalles notched seven hits and received four walks, but stranded eight runners on base, including the bases loaded in the seventh inning of a 4-2 loss to the Bucks Tuesday at Robert L. White Field in Pendleton. Down by two runs, the Hawks had the bottom of the order facing Pendleton reliever Kai Quinn. Ortega led off with a single to right field, and one out later, Johnny Miller hit a single to left field to put two runners on base. After a flyout to right made it two outs in the inning, Colin Noonan reached on a walk to load the bases for Kellen Mathisen. Mathisen and Quinn battled for six pitches. On the seventh pitch of the at-bat, the Buckaroo righty got the called third strike for the final out to end the threat. TD led 1-0 through one inning, but Pendleton tied it at 1-apiece in the second, and then used a two-run fourth to jump ahead, 3-1. TD added a run in the fifth on an RBI single by Dawson Hoffman to score Cash Mathewson. With Miller on third base and Hoffman at first, Noonan bounced into a double play to end the inning. Ortega had two hits in three at-bats, and Colton Walker went 1 for 2 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Noonan went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run, and Daniel Peters added a hit and a walk. Bate tossed five innings of seven-hit ball with two strikeouts and five walks. He allowed four runs, two were earned. TD (8-10 overall, 2-4 league) heads to No. 4 Hood River Valley (15-4, 5-1) for a doubleheader at 5 p.m. Friday. The Eagles lost 9-1 Tuesday to Hermiston.
Denny’s in The Dalles celebrated its recent remodel by serving up an all-day Grand Celebration last Wednesday, April 20, giving diners a first look at its all-new, locally-inspired design and updated features. “We feel very positive about the changes,” said District Manager Peter Keller during the celebration.
A young girl waves to her family as she rides a pony on a Davis Northwest Carnival carousel near First Street during the Cherry Festival Saturday. More photos, A14.
Looking Back on April 24, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
A final burial at Pioneer Cemetery, established in 1860
To the editor: Wasco County 4-H would like to thank The Dalles Fitness and Court Club for generously donating the use of its pool to local area students involved in the underwater robotics ROV program. TDFCC has allowed our two teams access to their pool for several weeks so that students can ready themselves for the upcoming competition to be held in North Bend, Oregon April 29-30.
To the editor: What Happens in Tygh Vegas: Not a bad name. It’s different from everything else which are the same ones you hear at every fair around the country. You can take any theme and turn it in to something bad. It honestly just depends on how you think. If the community wants to get involved why doesn’t the fair board ask the community for suggestions and hold a vote?
To the editor: I’m writing this so our community knows about at least one complete failure by our county commission and some of their staff.
To the editor: If you like politicians who are honest, direct, plain speaking and make good things happen, please join me in voting for Steve Kramer for Wasco County Commissioner. In his first term in office, Commissioner Kramer has made a difference by being solution oriented, collaborative, direct, honest and seeking out diverse views and making himself accessible to Wasco County citizens.