Walter Lutz shares his love of historical accordions, songs
Nursing homes aren’t usually grim, but for some they can be: Nursing home residents are typically at the ends of their lives, dealing with conditions too severe for their families to handle alone. Isolated from their loved ones and the outside world, it’s easy for some residents to become catatonic, as Walter Lutz discovered in the Columbia Basin Care Facility’s lunchroom one afternoon in 2008 while visiting his dying mother. And so, a couple years later, Lutz carried an accordion up to the nurses’ station at Columbia Basin and asked permission to play live music for the residents.
Time to review juvenile jail powers
From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle
TD gets the job done with a 70-67 home triumph
Faced with a size disadvantage against St. Helens, The Dalles Riverhawks used hustle and heart to settle the score. Dakota Murr and Josh Nisbet combined for 45 points, and the No. 17-ranked Riverhawks added several clutch layups in crunch time and hit 6 of 9 fourth-quarter free throws to capture a 70-67 victory over the Lions Friday night at Kurtz Gym.
Rangers have nine players score in their 52-24 victory
Alexus Outlaw, Kierstin White and Jessica Brown each surpassed double digits, and the Dufur Rangers cruised to a 25-10 halftime lead enroute to a 52-24 drubbing of North Lake Friday in the opening round of the Ranger Basketball Tournament at Dufur High School.
Police, fire, and medical reports from December 15
ASTORIA (AP) — Tethered tug escorts could provide added protection for oil tankers on the Columbia River if tanker traffic increases due to new marine terminals, a study commissioned by the Washington Legislature found.
Police, fire, and medical reports from December 14
Before a scathing report was issued by a disability rights organization on the juvenile detention facility here, it gave local jail officials a chance to respond to a draft of the report. But juvenile detention officials said Disability Rights Oregon didn’t incorporate those responses into its final report, with one exception.
The shots were not falling for the Sherman Huskies. As a team, they shot 14 of 61 from the floor, 10 for 34 in the second half, and made 4 of 14 free throws in a 64-33 loss to Hosanna Christian on the first day of the Holiday Hoops Classic Friday in Klamath Falls.
The No. 1-ranked Sherman Huskies kept their hot start to the season going with a 59-42 victory versus Hosanna Christian Friday in the opening round of the Holiday Hoops Classic in Klamath Falls.
Rangers run streak to two after lopsided 54-29 victory
The Dufur boys’ basketball team has won two games in a row and are using defense to spark their play. During this streak, the Rangers have allowed 23 field goals and an average of 33 points a contest.
Breckterfield and Leeson pick up Most Valuable Player honors
Names were called out for accolades and kind words from head coach Steve Sugg at The Dalles football team’s year-end banquet held last Tuesday at Wahtonka High School. Along with the 15 varsity and junior varsity awards given out, there was a gift exchange, games and food served for football players and their families.
Patrick Wilbern deals every day with veterans in need and wants to make their lives easier during the Christmas season, and he is asking for community help to do that. “This is a tough time of year for many veterans, so it is the perfect time to show them that we care,” he said.
Local photographer Gary Elkinton found this home on West 6th Street near Ideal Homes sporting an active Christmas display with syncronized music and lights.
A star shines down from the Eagle Caves area in west The Dalles. The star is lighted each year by the Fun Group and visible in town, along Interstate 84, and across the river on Highway 14.
The Dufur Community Center was transformed into a cultural enrichment venue Saturday as part of the annual Hometown Christmas Celebration. Local students showed off their acrylic paintings and entertained the audience with newly acquired ukulele skills.
Time to review juvenile jail powers
To the editor: God bless Donald Trump. God bless those who voted for him and saved this country from going downhill.
To the editor: Now is the time to get behind our own Senator Jeff Merkley and urge him to run for President in 2020. Those of us here in Oregon know his progressive and common sense views on the issues and his beyond reproach integrity.
To the editor: I just wanted to let you know about a miracle that happened for me and my wife this summer.