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A medal goes home

In a surreal sequence of events, The Dalles resident Richard Hicks’ insomnia led to the return, after nearly 50 years, of a Purple Heart medal to a Vietnam veteran who lives in Georgia.

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Looking Back on February 25, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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No denying Sherman’s drive for Baker City

MORO – For the third consecutive year, the No. 1-ranked Huskies punched their ticket to Baker City after posting a 78-32 first-round state boys’ basketball victory in Moro.

News

    May nixed for TD bond vote

    While ideas varied on how best to go about replacing or updating the school district’s buildings at a Tuesday meeting, there was unanimity on one point: a bond vote should not be held in May.

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    Tribal housing replacement funded

    Last week, a group of Northwest senators announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin replacing tribal housing lost decades ago when dams were built along the Columbia River and rising waters forced many people to relocate.

    For the Record for Feb. 24

    Police, fire, and medical reports from February 24, 2017

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    Officers ‘take a load off’

    The Dalles Police Department’s new load-bearing equipment vests represent an innovation that has been welcomed by officers. In October, the department obtained 19 of the new vests, which are designed to perform a relatively simple task: they redistribute gear from the hips of officers to their shoulders, relieving them of weight that causes health problems.

Sports

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    Time runs out on Dufur

    Rangers can’t hold late lead in loss to Powder Valley

    The Dufur Rangers were a little over two minutes away from a return to Baker City. So close, yet so far. Dufur battled back from a six-point fourth-quarter deficit to take a 52-50 lead with time running out, but Powder Valley ended the game on a 7-0 run to capture a 57-52 victory Friday in a boys’ state first-round hoops contest played in North Powder.

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    TD drops hammer on Hood River

    Riverhawks end losing skid with a 44-15 home romp

    Brooke McCall scored 14 points, Kailin Hoylman added 10 and The Dalles Riverhawks throttled Hood River Valley by a 44-15 margin in a Columbia River Conference girls’ basketball game played at Kurtz Gym.

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    Speedy Badgers eliminate Lady Redsides

    No. 5-ranked Powder Valley nets 60-20 1A state sub-round victory

    POWDER VALLEY – The South Wasco County Redsides had a memorable playoff run this winter, racking up 13 wins, a third-place finish in districts and the program’s first state berth since 2002 under first-year coach Lynn Cowdrey.

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    A win and a play-in berth on senior night

    After Hood River loss, The Dalles boys qualify for postseason

    The Dalles High School basketball players not only celebrated a 13-point win over Crook County, but more importantly, a monumental accomplishment, an official state play-in berth for the first time since 2011-2012, as Hood River Valley suffered defeat at the hands of No. 8-ranked Pendleton. The Dalles coach Nathan Morris is excited about the opportunity his group has in front of them.

Gorge Life

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    Uplifting Elevator project funded

    The Uplifting Elevator project at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center has been eight years in the making, work has begun, and the committee overseeing the project has met its $400,000 goal and took down the “fundraising thermometer” on Wednesday.

    Build resiliency, cope with stress

    The response to stress is primarily determined by a person’s perception of an event, transition or problem, says Ann Farris, personal trainer and health coach at The Dalles Fitness and Court Club. Her quest is to help people find balance in their lives and build resiliency to manage stress.

    ‘Sunshine’ owners visit with ABC

    Copa Di Vino and the Martin family will be appearing on the upcoming two-hour The Road to $100 million — 20/20 Takes a Closer Look that will air Friday, Feb. 24, on the local ABC affiliate at 9 p.m.

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    Bridal Finery

    A bride leaves the fashion stage at the 2017 Bridal Show at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Saturday afternoon. Wedding vendors accupied the upstairs ball room. Mark B. Gibson photo

Opinion

    Letter to the Editor: Don’t make it a mess

    To the editor: Prior to the ACA, maternity coverage was rare and costly in the individual insurance market. If Congress drops the requirement to cover maternity, we will likely return to those bad old days. Rep. Walden is a leader in reform efforts, and will have an important say in whether families continue to have access to affordable maternity coverage.

    Letter to the Editor: Help appreciated

    To the editor: This is a big “THANK YOU!” to all the people who donated items for our Christmas day bags. Each year, we pass out 50 bags to our diners at the Community Meal site. There are 13 items in each bag.

    Letter to the Editor: Need more prayer

    To the editor: Our thanks need to be given to Franklin Graham who went to every state asking for prayers for our nation. Thousands turned out. That is why the vote turned out the way it did, and it gives us hope since so many Christians prayed.

    Letter to the Editor: Delivery problems

    To the editor: Long hard winter, tough on the farm life. It’s been very hard on the livestock. It’s been hard to get them drinkable water and enough food to keep them healthy. Sometimes it’s been hard to keep an open path just to get to them.

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