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New line on track in Mosier

County gives green light to project

Wasco County has given a green light to Union Pacific Railroad’s expansion plans for the Mosier area. On Sept. 26, the county planning commission voted 5-2 to approve the railroad’s “Mosier Double Track Extension” project, although there are multiple conditions attached to the approval.

Elementary school goes on lockdown

The grade school in Maupin went into lockdown for a time Wednesday morning because a man was asking questions about when children would be out and around, according to police logs.

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Ranger volleyball takes a five-set thriller

With home win, Dufur stands pat in second place; SWC climbs to No. 13, Sherman rising and The Dalles volleyball looks to storm back from Thursday's loss

With home win, Dufur stands pat in second place; SWC climbs to No. 13, Sherman rising and The Dalles volleyball looks to storm back from Thursday's loss

Valkenburgh memorial Sat.

A memorial service for Meredith “Van” Van Valkenburgh, who practiced law for over 60 years in The Dalles and passed away last month, is set for Saturday, Oct. 1. The service begins at 2 p.m. and will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1805 Minnesota St.

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Simple test saves lives

After prostate cancer claimed the life of his father, Terry Armentrout of The Dalles knew that he would be at higher risk for the disease and made regular checkups a priority.

News

    For the record from Sept. 29

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 29, 2016

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    Giving everyone a voice

    Building community partnerships is essential to job creation and that takes open dialogue and transparency in the decision making process, says Susan Barr Harris, a mayoral candidate.

    Kirchhofer certified for retirement services

    Douglas Kirchhofer, financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual, has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Penn.

    Tennison leads nursing team

    Leana Tennison has been named the new Director of Nursing at Columbia Basin Care, a not-for-profit nursing home in The Dalles offering long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. She joined Columbia Basin in September, managing the clinical needs of over 60 residents and providing leadership to a team of caregivers, according to a press release from the care facility.

Sports

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    La Grande drops TD boys' soccer team, 4-1

    TD girls lose in a shutout

    The Dalles boys’ soccer team scored at the 15-minute mark, but the La Grande Tigers tallied four consecutive goals to secure a 4-1 victory Thursday in The Dalles. The Dalles girls’ soccer team had seven shots on goal and goalkeeper Addie Klindt made four saves, as La Grande broke open a 1-0 halftime lead with two second-half goals to secure a 3-0 win.

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    Athlete of the Week: Emma Mullins

    Cross Country star shines at Sorosis Park

    Emma Mullins picked up first-place honors in Friday's Nelson Invitational Cross Country Meet in The Dalles

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    Riverhawks ready to rebound in La Grande

    The Dalles Riverhawks are going to need a top-flight effort in all three phases of the game in order to come out on top in Friday’s contest versus quarterback Andrew Peasley, running back is Isaac Chamberlain, receiver Zack Jacobs and the La Grande Tigers.

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    1A dynamos fight to the finish

    Dufur takes on Sherman Friday night in Moro

    At 7 p.m. Friday in Moro, the Rangers get their chance to exact a little revenge, as both teams enter action with a combined 7-1 record, two of the most prolific scoring offenses and top-5 defenses.

Gorge Life

    What's happening from Sept. 28

    September Wednesday, September 28 GORGE CHAPTER: Coastal Conservation Association Oregon is seeking to form a gorge chapter and invites people interested in keeping fishing licenses affordable and hatcheries open to come to a meeting starting at 6 p.m. at the Charburger Country in Hood River, 4100 Westcliff Drive. For more information call Chris Cone at 541-213-1464.

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    TDMS teacher nabs Carnegie gig

    Leslie Sullivan teaches her music students at The Dalles Middle School the importance of striving for their dreams. On Oct. 2, she will live out one of her own by singing at Carnegie Hall.

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    Looking Back on September 25

    From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

    Dufur "branding party' Saturday

    Local farmers and cattle ranchers are getting ready to put their irons in the fire on Saturday.

Opinion

    Letter to the editor: Stray cat

    To the editor: If anyone spots a stray cat in the area of Goodwill, please call me at 541 980 0774. Home at Last or any cat lover will confine it until a representative of a cat rescue can pick it up.

    Letter to the editor: Be watchful

    To the editor: The Union Pacific Railroad was created in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln as a crucial part of the successful Civil War effort.

    Letter to the Editor: Days of Culture

    To the editor: Days of Culture are an important part of Gilliam County. When the Cultural Coalition was not able to promote the Days of Culture 2016, our Gilliam County Development picked up the reins and made it happen!

    Letter To the Editor: Red, blue issue

    To the editor: I’m writing in response to the Crosstalk on Sept. 20, “Are red or blue states more livable.” I think the method of the two writers says as much as their specifics.

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