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A snail, found in a nearby flowerbed and placed on a rain-splashed porch railing for observation, crawls along the wet wood.

Fake robbery plea deal made

A woman from The Dalles who claimed she was robbed in early April, and was then charged with making a false police report, pleaded guilty Monday and will have the charge dismissed in six months if she completes a diversion program.

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Two seek CGCC board Position 2

Incumbent board member Dr. James R. (Doc) Willcox is asking voters for another four-year term on the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education. He is being challenged for the seat by political newcomer Dana A. Campbell, who hopes to bring her voice to the board.

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Hawks post another sweep over Pendleton

Wednesday’s effort has coach excited about district tournament

Facing a Pendleton team they had beaten in sweep fashion just two weeks ago, The Dalles dominated singles and doubles action to capture a 6-0 boys varsity win on Wednesday at The Dalles High School.

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TD scores 18 personal records

Track team continues high rise at Kiwanis Invitational

Julian Hernandez added another win to his record, Sam Alvarez hit a personal record and the girls’ 4x400-meter relay team of Jordyn Hattenhauer, Jenna Miller, Bailey Nearing and Aileen Luna-Lopez dropped a second-place marker of four minutes and 36.61 seconds at the Kiwanis Invitational Saturday in Hermiston.

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    12U Sluggers cruise to Cherry Festival championship

    Baseball team clinches title with a 9-3 win over Bend

    The Dalles’ 12U Sluggers team put all the elements of pitching, defense and hitting together and that level of precision baseball equaled a tournament championship, the first for this group in 2017.

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    Hawk golfers rise up for third at Quail Valley

    Snodgrass shoots an even-par 72 for second

    Chase Snodgrass carded a season-best 72 for second place overall, and the Riverhawk boys’ golf team combined for a 324 to capture third place at the State Preview Tournament at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks on Wednesday.

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    Kramer, Rolen receive Hall of Fame call

    TD coaches inducted for lifetime achievement in wrestling

    This past Saturday in Tigard, former wrestling coaches Kevin Kramer and Roger Rolen were inducted into the Oregon chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for their lifetime achievement in the sport, joining past selections Rich Rolen and Dennis Radford.

    Coles leads Sherman

    Keenan Coles chalked up a pair of second-place finishes in the long and triple jump, and a third in the 100-meter race at the Pepsi Invitational Saturday in Union.

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    Train painting gifted to county

    A painting that hung on the wall of the late Wilma Roberts’ studio in The Dalles has been gifted to Wasco County by a friend of the artist.

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    Cajun Fiddle

    Violinist and band leader Tom Rigney and his band Flambeau took Monday night’s audience at The Dalles High School on an upbeat musical journey through the passionate and danceable New Orleans style of Cajun, blues and American roots music.

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    Parade Tricks

    A young trick roper impresses the crowd on Third Street during the 2017 Northwest Cherry Festival Parade Saturday morning. For more photos from the Cherry Festival, visit http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/photos/galleries/2017/apr/25/cherry-festival-2017/

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    Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of impossibly cute 10-year-old girl. Fifth-grader Isabella Nicola wanted to play the violin, but she was born with no left hand and a severely abbreviated forearm.

Opinion

    Letter to the Editor: Gift needed

    To the editor: As founding director of Planetree Health Resource Center, I learned sadly of its closure by Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s trustees and current administration. The notion that an online approach will meet most patients’ needs is misguided, given current health literacy data.

    Letter to the Editor: Democracy

    To the editor: It’s interesting, isn’t it, how a single event can produce so many difference responses. Greg Walden’s town hall in The Dalles has done just that. My 2 cents, for what it is worth, is quite different from others who have written letters to the editor and op-ed pieces seen in The Dalles Chronicle.

    Letter to the Editor: Appropriate

    To the editor: Contrary to claims in some recent letters to the editor about rude behavior at Rep. Walden’s town hall in The Dalles, most of the behavior of those attending, in my observation, was appropriate.

    Guest Column: Gorge commission budget in crisis

    Once again, the Columbia River Gorge Commission is fighting for funding to do its job. After 30 years of protecting the largest and most beautiful National Scenic Area in the United States, it is no closer to having the resources required to accomplish the mission established by passage of the National Scenic Area Act of 1986.

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