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    Homecoming for Ashmore
    Patrick Ashmore was looking forward to retiring and getting involved in the community after a 29-year career with the Oregon State Police... Read more

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    Wasco artist honored
    Roger Marines, a sophomore at South Wasco High School, is the local winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, U.S. Rep. Greg Wald... Read more

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Homecoming for Ashmore

Patrick Ashmore was looking forward to retiring and getting involved in the community after a 29-year career with the Oregon State Police that saw him rise to the No. 2 post in the agency. Then he got a call from retiring The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury, asking him to apply for the vacancy Waterbury was about to create.

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Wasco artist honored

Roger Marines, a sophomore at South Wasco High School, is the local winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has announced. The Hood River County winner is Elizabeth Munoz, a senior at Hood River Valley High School.

Memorial observances planned

Memorial Day observances are being held in both The Dalles and Wasco, and organizers invite area residents to attend and pay respects to America’s war dead, veterans and active-duty troops. Jeremy Anderson, chaplain for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2471, is the keynote speaker for The Dalles ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, in front of the Veterans’ Memorial at Kelly Viewpoint.

For the Record, May 24, 2016

Fire, police, lottery reports

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    For the Record, May 25, 2016

    Fire, police, lottery reports

    For the record, May 25

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from May 25.

    Sugar drinks banned

    Students were crabby for about the first week after The Dalles Middle School eased in a ban on bringing sugary and caffeinated drinks to school. But then they got over it.

    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.

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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    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.

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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.

Gorge Life

    Tap into beer fest

    The sixth annual Beer Festival, a benefit for The Dalles Civic Auditorium, promises to be bigger and better than ever in its new location at Lewis and Clark Festival Park, said Program Manager Trish Neal.

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    Singers to celebrate 40 years

    Lloyd Walworth was only 30 years old when he decided to start a community choir in The Dalles. Four decades later, the Cascade Singers are still going strong and will celebrate with a “Forty Years of Happy Singing” concert Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m. in the same venue as their very first show — St. Peter’s Landmark.

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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.

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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