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    Space Battle
    Milii Martin, 7, armed with a balloon sword from The Dalles Wasco County Library table, rides a space ship at City Park during a Children... Read more

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    Pielli and Wilson make TD history
    The coupling of Kiana Pielli and Johanna Wilson started out as an experiment. Two months and 27 matches later, it ended in The Dalles g... Read more

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Space Battle

Milii Martin, 7, armed with a balloon sword from The Dalles Wasco County Library table, rides a space ship at City Park during a Children’s Fair Saturday.

Walden talks Trump, vets

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., was asked tough questions during Saturday’s town hall in The Dalles about his endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Walden announced his support of Trump following a May 12 meeting that was also attended by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus, chair of the Republican National Committee.

School survey seeks dreams

The school district is encouraging citizens to take a new survey — either online or a meeting coming up — to share their hopes for what they want public education to look like in Oregon.

For the Record, May 24, 2016

Fire, police, lottery reports

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Pielli and Wilson make TD history

Tennis duo leads program to first placing in 25 years

The coupling of Kiana Pielli and Johanna Wilson started out as an experiment. Two months and 27 matches later, it ended in The Dalles girls’ tennis history. For the first time in 25 years, The Dalles girls' tennis team placed at state, as the top duo of Pielli and Wilson took home third-place honors after defeating Wilsonville’s Hanna Hellig and Madi Wardle in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, Saturday at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton.

News

    Suspect’s body found over cliff

    Investigators have found the remains of Mark Kevin Johnson, Jr., who was wanted for questioning in a Warm Springs Reservation murder case, in a vehicle that went over a cliff.

    Deputy shares 'blue' moment

    A blue reminder band on Wasco County Sheriff Deputy Gaven Marble’s right wrist bears the name of his former patrol sergeant who died in the line of duty. This week is National Police Week, a time for Americans to remember the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officials, but that reality lives with Marble every day.

    Warm Springs death sparks investigation

    Warm Springs Police Department officers conducting a welfare check found the body of Candelaria Rhoan, age 30, inside her home in the early morning hours of May 19. Although an autopsy is pending, responding officers believe Rhoan (pronounced "Roan") died violently.

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    DEQ hears concerns

    Pete Shepherd, interim director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, said one of the most important things he’s learned in his more than 23 years of public service is “the importance of listening to people speak from their heart in the place where they live.”

Sports

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    Kolbe Bales leads the Dufur Rangers to state playoffs

    Lefty fans 13 in 10-0 win over Sherman

    HERMISTON – Dufur pitcher Kolbe Bales suffered an early-season injury and it appeared that it would hurt the Rangers’ postseason chances. Looking back, maybe that injury could serve as a blessing in disguise. Bales tossed five innings of one-hit ball with 13 strikeouts, and the Rangers broke open a 4-0 lead with six runs in the fifth inning for a 10-0 mercy-ruled win over Sherman Saturday in Blue Mountain Conference district baseball action at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston.

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    Long relay team sets PR at 5A state track meet

    Mullins, Thomas, Nearing and Cardosi get a time of 4:15.33

    In her final track meet, The Dalles senior Avery Cardosi had one last bus trip, one weekend to break bread with her teammates and a last chance to pick up some hardware at the state track and field event at Hayward Field in Eugene. Cardosi placed eighth in the 400-meter run with a time of 1:00:99 and earned seventh place in the long jump with a distance of 16-feet in her individual events.

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    Sherman boys, SWC girls each get fourth at state

    Teams hit PRs on the big stage of Hayward Field

    Hayward Field had plenty of highlights on opening day Thursday in Eugene. The Sherman boys’ team and the South Wasco County girls’ team added to those top performances with fourth-place finishes at the 1A OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires Track and Field State Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene.

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    Fired up Hawks take play-in slugfest

    No. 9 TD totals 14 hits to beat St. Helens, 9-7

    Earlier in the week, The Dalles outfielder Lori Cimmiyotti received news that she was an honorable mention pick in the Columbia River Conference voting. Cimmiyotti felt slighted. So she took her frustrations out on St. Helens. Cimmiyotti went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored and four RBIs, as the No. 9-ranked Riverhawks pounded out 14 hits to defeat St. Helens by a 9-7 margin in state softball play-in action Friday at 16th Street Ballpark.

Gorge Life

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    Pirates invade The Dalles Middle School

    Pirates of Penzance

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    Building a community for music

    A new retail music business is open in The Dalles. The new store, Gorge Community Music, will be located in the former Columbia River Music location at 410 E. Second St., The Dalles. Steve and Wendy Schaefer of Dufur have been joined by their daughter Ursula Schaefer and her partner Caleb Prescott. Caleb and Ursula will manage the store and website.

    Museums offer Blue Star program

    Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Fort Dalles Museum are participating in the 2016 Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to five family members, from Memorial Day weekend beginning May 28, through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

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    Looking Back on May 22

    Looking Back on May 22 from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

Opinion

    Letter to the editor: Thank you voters

    To the editor: Thanks to everyone who came out to vote — voting is your opportunity to be heard and critical to our democracy! I also want to thank my hard-working campaign team and generous financial supporters. Another round of thanks to the sign and letter-writing teams as well as the many supporters who displayed signs in their yards. A very special thanks to my wife for her sound advice and steady encouragement.

    Editorial: ‘Health’ months play out in real life

    There are multiple “awareness” days and months in every year for social and health issues, many of which go unnoticed by people who don’t track the specific issues that are being spotlighted. A grand total of 157 health concerns are divided between the 12 months of 2016.

    Letter to the editor: See play

    I want to invite our community to The Dalles Middle School’s performance of The Pirates of Penzance. The play is entertaining and the kids are really enjoying themselves.

    Letter to the editor: Challenge

    To the editor: This is an open letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown... I am the proprietor of a country grocery store in Dufur, built in 1905 and serving our community for over 100 years.

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