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New citizens celebrate in TD

It was “America the Beautiful” indeed. For a group of 15 immigrants being sworn in as new United States citizens last Thursday, the backdrop could hardly have been any more dramatic: They took their oath of citizenship at the Discovery Center and Museum in The Dalles.

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Fire destroys historic house

Saturday morning, Chelsea Scarborough was awakened by the sound of a window breaking by her head and opened her eyes to see flames shooting at her through the broken glass.

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Ricarte to lead TDC

Veteran reporter RaeLynn Ricarte has been named executive editor of The Dalles Chronicle. Ricarte has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and been a reporter and editor in The Dalles since 2010. She has worked for Eagle Media Northwest, the parent company of the Chronicle, for over 16 years. “It’s an honor to announce RaeLynn as executive editor. She’s a tireless worker who has a passion for the news industry, as well as a specific passion for continuing the Chronicle’s success as a news operation,” said Joe Petshow, president of Eagle Media.

For the record from Aug. 30

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 30, 2016.

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Rangers all business entering ‘16 season

Defending champions head into play with targets on their backs

DUFUR – Coming off a seventh state football championship and first since the 2006 campaign, the Dufur Rangers are taking a business approach to defending their crown. They lost a bulk of talented seniors and linemen, but return the 1A Player of the Year Bailey Keever and a group of 13 sophomores, who earned their stripes as freshmen last year.

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    Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge

    Maryhill Museum is hosting the Pacific Northwest Plein Air exhibit Saturday and Sunday Aug. 27-28.

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    Working, and growing, in the woods

    Young crews trim trees, repair trails — and learn life skills

    It’s been a busy couple of months for two teams of young adults planting trees and fixing trails in the Mount Hood National Forest.

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    House fire burns Fourth and Lincoln in The Dalles

    A two-story house with three apartments burned at Lincoln and Fourth streets near the Saint Peters Landmark Saturday morning.

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    Children’s Addition

    The Dalles/Wasco County Library celebrated the opening of its new 2,300 square foot children’s addition with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday. Approximately 200 people turned out for the event, prompting Oregon State Librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen to comment that she had never before “seen a crowd this big at a library opening.”

Sports

    Lady Rangers lose two matches in Molalla

    Dufur volleyball coach Jody Weaver is seeing some good things from her team in the first week of the season. Tuesday in Molalla, the Rangers were swept in a pair of matches against Country Christian and Kennedy in a volleyball double dual.

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    Manzo leads TD’s scoring surge

    Senior scores career-high five goals in team’s 9-0 win

    Giselle Manzo scored five goals and Emma Weir added two, as The Dalles girls’ soccer team jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 9-0 victory over Redmond Tuesday in varsity action at Redmond High School.

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    New coaches, new Sherman attitude

    Young roster primed to make big gains this year

    With four new assistant coaches and new head coach Amy Huffman, the four Husky volleyball seniors, Emily Hill, Meghan Belshe, Stormy Rhodes and Ellie Davis want to instill a winning culture and a positive legacy for the younger group to take hold of.

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    TD volleyball loses opener

    The Dalles volleyball team had a 2-1 lead after three sets, but wound up losing 25-22 in the fourth and then lost 15-10 in the fifth set to lose its home opener to North Marion Monday night at Kurtz Gym.

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Opinion

    Letter to the editor: Divine laws

    To the editor: The Bible is a fascinating book revealing Divine wisdom. It is not an exposition of human theology about God. As such it can’t be interpreted as if it were a novel or a history book. And one very unique characteristic of the Holy Bible is that it often tells the end in the beginning.

    Letter to the editor: Thank you

    To the editor: In the last few weeks an individual(s) has been donating various fresh food items to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in The Dalles. This person does this anonymously, so we don’t know who you are. On behalf of our food bank staff and volunteers we want to send you a sincere thank you for what you’re doing.

    Letter to the editor: Voter choice

    To the editor: This is a message to voters who (even though they do not want a Clinton presidency) say they just can’t vote for Trump because he doesn’t represent all of their principles and values. They say it’s more important to be right than to win. They say they’ll vote Independent or Libertarian, which is just the same as not voting at all. Sorry to break the news, but voting Independent or Libertarian (or not voting at all) will not achieve the goals you desire.

    Letter to the editor: Is this it?

    To the editor: I would like all voters to consider a question regarding the upcoming presidential election: Is this really the best we can do?

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