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Cop charged by dog, fires weapon

A city police officer responding to a call last Thursday afternoon of two dogs attacking chickens had to shoot several times when one of the dogs charged at him.

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City rules govern election signs

When Stephanie Rawlings, a server at Zim’s Brau Haus, hung a campaign banner for The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence on the east side of the outdoor parklet, she did not know that act was prohibited by the city’s sign code.

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Pipe bomb found at Rowena Crest

A Portland man taking pictures at Rowena Crest Friday afternoon spotted what turned out to be a pipe bomb, which was detonated by the Oregon State Police bomb squad hours later.

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Huskies strike fast in a blowout

Sherman takes 66-0 triumph over South Wasco County

The Sherman Huskies racked up 267 yards rushing, and senior quarterback Kyle Fields completed 6 of 8 passes for 119 yards in a 66-0 shutout victory over South Wasco County Friday in a Big Sky conference tilt played in Moro.

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No. 2 Dufur runs wild in rout of Perrydale

Pence, Farrell combine for 291 yards rushing to lead Rangers

DUFUR – Make it 4-0 for the Dufur Rangers. In a dominating performance on Friday evening, the Rangers scored first and never looked back, rolling to a solid win in their league opener against the Perrydale Pirates. The final score was 56-14.

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Native Americans protest effort to bottle water in town

SALEM (AP) — Native Americans dressed in traditional garb came to the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to protest persistent attempts to bring a Nestle water bottling plant to an Oregon county that rejected the plan in a ballot measure in May. One protester is on a hunger strike.

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Local netters hit the hardwood

Jada Myers had a team-high six kills and Kyrsten Sprouse tacked on five aces, as the No. 19 South Wasco County volleyball team came away with a three-set sweep Thursday over Mitchell-Spray in a Big Sky Conference matchup in Mitchell. The Lady Redsides came on strong at the start of action, taking a 25-13 tally for a 1-0 lead.

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TD captures 3-1 triumph to end streak

The Dalles has been steadily progressing, knocking on victory’s door in their past two soccer matches. Thursday, they finally broke through with three unanswered goals to capture a 3-1 win over St. Helens in a non-league contest played at Discovery Field in The Dalles.

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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Looking Back on September 25

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Score one for youth

Coordinating soccer games for 650 children and teens is no small task, but a volunteer force makes sure there are coaches and playing fields ready for 10 weeks of action each fall.

Dufur "branding party' Saturday

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

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Fire highlights fall danger

Temperatures may be getting much cooler as the calendar moves into autumn, but the risk of wildfires has not significantly diminished. A grass fire that started Wednesday night on Doane Road south of The Dalles vividly demonstrates the point.

Way of the world

My children call me Mammy. It’s an Irish thing. I was in California visiting three of my grandchildren when I saw my 4-year-old grandson, “B,” having a bit of a tiff with his mother. She had let him have Lucky Charms cereal for breakfast. He, of course, had eaten all the marshmallow stars and none of the rest of the cereal and was asking for more. She said, not only would there be no more today, but there would not be anymore until he was old enough to eat everything in the bowl and drink his milk.

‘Mammy’ wins essay contest

Widge Johnson of The Dalles decided to share a memorable moment in a grandparent essay contest because “this particular story still cracks me up.” Joan Silver, organizing the contest for the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, read Johnson’s entry, the first to be submitted, and knew instantly that it would be a tough act to follow.

Man drowns in reservoir

An elderly fisherman was reported missing Tuesday, Sept. 20, and his body found the next day in Pine Hollow Reservoir.

For the record from Sept. 22

Police, medical, fire and lottery reports from Sept. 22

Letter to the editor: Thanks city

To the editor: I write this letter in amazement. The other day the city of The Dalles did something that damaged my driveway somewhat. In 32 years of living in The Dalles it never seemed necessary to engage with the city. It always seemed that if I did my thing that everything was okay.

Letter to the editor: You will pay

To the editor: Everyone agrees that M97 will provide $3 billion of new revenue each year for the state of Oregon. That is pretty much a given. The two issues most disagreed upon are where will the revenue be spent and who will pay the tax?

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