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Chenowith Elementary employee placed on administrative leave

A staff member at Chenowith Elementary School was placed on paid administrative leave pending investigation of reports that one or more students had been “pulled or pushed” during a recess, according to a press release issued Friday afternoon, Oct. 19, by Brian Schimel, director of human resources for District 21. An ongoing police investigation is now underway, the release said. “North Wasco County School District has policies and procedures in place to protect students and staff. All staff are expected to maintain professional boundaries with students at all times,” the release added.

October 19, 2018 5:21 p.m. read more..

Salem man shot in Hood River

A Salem man, Demarea Brisco, 32, was transported by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital after being shot early Friday morning, Oct. 19, in Hood River, according to a press release from the Hood River Police Department.

October 19, 2018 3:08 p.m. read more..

Water district wins grant

The 41-home Tooley Water District, located between The Dalles and Rowena, received a $20,000 grant from Business Oregon, the district recently announced. The grant will help identify leaks in the water system, which is now losing about 30 percent of its water to leaks.

October 19, 2018 2:39 p.m. read more..

Candidates share vision for city

Following is the third and final story on the contested races for The Dalles City Council. Incumbent Tim McGlothlin is being challenged by Chip Wood for the Position 1 seat in the Nov. 6 general election. Both candidates were presented with six questions and asked to respond in their own words, with a limit of 200 words per question.

October 19, 2018 2:22 p.m. read more..

Cancer fight yields lessons

Charis Weis was grappling with her mother’s breast cancer in October 2017 when she felt a lump in her left breast while showering. “It was small, pea-sized, but I thought it was odd,” she said. “It hit me like a ton of bricks that we need to have more conversations like this,” said Weis, who worked with local artist Jim Semlor to design a T-shirt that encourages dialogue.

October 19, 2018 2:16 p.m. read more..

TD athletes receive honors

The Dalles Riverhawk Booster Club honored its September Athletes of the Month at the monthly Booster Club Morning Breakfast held at The Riv Cafe.

October 19, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

TD volleyball splits two matches to end league

Coming off a three-game sweep versus Redmond, The Dalles volleyball team wrapped up league play with a four-game road loss against Hood River Valley Thursday in Hood River. The seventh-ranked Eagles won the first two games by scores of 25-15 and 25-20 to go ahead 2-0 in the match.

October 19, 2018 1:58 p.m. read more..

Late call sinks TD in road loss to Ridgeview

A controversial call marred Thursday’s first-place tussle between The Dalles and Ridgeview, as the hometown Ravens escaped with a 2-1 victory to maintain sole possession of first place in the Intermountain Conference boys’ soccer standings.

October 19, 2018 1:56 p.m. read more..

TD girls have 2nd place in sight

The Dalles girls’ soccer team posted a tie and a loss this week with a 1-1 draw in Pendleton Tuesday, and a 2-0 loss Thursday at home versus Ridgeview. Tuesday, Jordyn Hattenhauer got a second-half goal on an assist by Michaela Haight to salvage a 1-1 tie with Pendleton.

October 19, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Vote for D21 future

To the editor: A YES vote for Ballot Measure 33-98 is a YES vote for the future of North Wasco County District 21 schools. Our community has an opportunity to make a historic vote for growth; attracting families and businesses with modern schools.

October 19, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Keep Walden

To the editor: I've researched Greg Walden's opponent in the Second Congressional District race and I've come to the conclusion of, why would my fellow Oregonians give California another vote in Congress? We have a decent honest representative working for all Oregonians.

October 19, 2018 1:25 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Kids deserve better

To the editor: Living in The Dalles for the past 22 years has been a source of pride to me. The people here are hardworking, compassionate and generous. We are a diverse community, and we treat each other with respect and dignity. From the rolling wheat fields, to the Columbia River, to the cherry orchards in sight of Mt. Hood, we are surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. We now have the opportunity to create an exceptional educational environment for the children of our community.

October 19, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Jamie best fit for D.C.

To the editor: Why do you and I care about our health care? Good health for each of us is so necessary we often take it for granted. And then a stomach ache grows into a gall bladder removal. A persistent back pain is diagnosed as spinal stenosis. Inability to open jars or work in the garden as before is the onset of arthritis.

October 19, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..


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