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Officials mark 60th year end to Asian war
Thirty Korean War veterans who reside at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles were honored last week at a special ceremony that also served as a cultural enrichment experience.
Conklin, Nerdin and Barnard-Davidson each earn second-day qualifications
Tunai, Farr, Hill, Nerdin, Barnard-Davidson and Conklin punch state tickets
Judge: Sheriff cannot rewrite inmate’s sentence
A former bookkeeper at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center who was convicted of embezzlement is headed back to jail after an early release that sparked a court discussion about the sheriff’s authority in Wasco County.
Dallesport Elementary School students had the opportunity again this year, to become published authors, through Student Treasures Publishing.
Local school recieves praise for initiatives
Students and staff at Chenowith Elementary School were celebrated Monday for their commitment to healthy living. The school was one of three in Oregon recognized with the 2013 Oregon Wellness Award.
Twister flattens Moore, Okla.
At least seven children died as a tornado ripped through Plaza Towers Elementary School, but many more were pulled from the wreckage to be reunited with their families.
SALEM (AP) — Three Oregon timber counties are asking voters to raise taxes to restore deep cuts to law enforcement forced by the expiration of a longstanding federal subsidy.
A new committee is working toward creating a predictable environment for development In the saga of local building projects like Walmart and the regional jail’s Dakine building, the U.S. Clean Water Act’s wetlands rules have been seen as the “ogre” that has held development at bay, in some cases for years, but a new committee is working on a way to resolve wetlands issues before specific construction is even contemplated.
Early reports show more than 17 miles of destruction
MOORE, Okla. — The cost of a massive tornado that battered an Oklahoma City suburb could be more than $2 billion, according to a preliminary estimate announced Wednesday by the Oklahoma Insurance Department.
President’s top aide barred from election
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that a decision by election overseers to disqualify his top aide from next month’s presidential race is an act of “oppression” and that he will take the case to the country’s supreme leader.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — World history conspired to keep George Jones from getting his high school diploma. Bailey Jo Bartlome and other Kuna High seniors conspired to make sure he got it. Jones, now 88, went from a farm at Black Cat and Columbia roads to the Pacific theater and into banking. Bartlome, 18, met Jones at a school veterans celebration last fall. She was so moved by his life and story that she worked with her fellow 250 seniors to include Jones at graduation ceremonies, complete with cap and gown.
Benefit May 25 will help with victim's costs
Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley has been successful in his bid to increase the potential prison sentence for a man accused of fatally stabbing his roommate. The Wasco County Grand Jury, after reviewing evidence in the death of Josh Davitt, 23, has indicted Scott Olenick, 26, of first-degree manslaughter. During the time Davitt was hospitalized at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Olenick faced prosecution for first-degree assault.
Megan Elam and Harley Burgener end up in 20th place
The 2013 Oregon High School Equestrian Teams State Championship meet took place this past weekend May 16-19 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo in Redmond. There were 8 districts with over 90 schools represented in 4 team size divisions. Here are results for Dufur’s OHSET team at the state meet. Working Pairs: 20th Megan Elam & Harley Burgener
Dufur and Sherman are well-represented in the final votes
Dufur's Cole Parke, Trever Tibbets and Josh Keyser earn first-team status; Sherman's Nick Coleman makes his name known on first squad
As of Wednesday with one more week left in regular season
Final push for league championship being made by the top teams in the standings
Youth Track event set for June 4; Hoops camp for June 24-28
Tom Conklin has these two local events planned to get youths involved in sporting activities
Your friends will have a strong influence over various areas of your life in the year ahead. Fortunately, the aspects indicate that you’re likely to choose those who are likely to help, not hinder.
I know I go on and on about my laundry detergent recipe (find it at EverydayCheapskate.com), but I get so excited when a product does a great job and costs just pennies. What I’m really loving now is hearing from readers with their feedback.
60 Years Ago-1953 Wasco County today issued the Harvey Aluminum Company of Torrance, Calif., a building permit to erect a $3,000,000 structure west of here as the first major unit of a projected $65,000,000 aluminum reduction plant.
FLORENCE — The Coast Range is not famous for waterfalls. Within the green and blue mosaic of rolling mountains, you’ll find patches of old-growth trees, silver streams and a lush rainforest of wildlife and plants.
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I know what the New York Post was thinking during its badly-handled Boston Marathon bombing coverage, because I've worked for a New York City tabloid.
Never fear, feminists. The Millennials are behind you. We just prefer to skip the label..
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If we've been anywhere near a television, newspaper, radio or town crier in the past decade, most of us know at least a little bit about stress. It's that modern-day plague that can play a contributing role in everything from deadly heart disease, to insomnia, headaches, low sex drive, irritable ...
I was frankly surprised to hear that “GI Joe Retaliation” was tops at the box office last week, but I guess I shouldn't be. We are in the terrible doldrums of post-Oscars, pre-summer blockbuster season. Finding a really good movie is a quest akin to Diogenes looking for an honest ...