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Letter to the editor: Bad behavior

To the editor: My daughter is a student at The Dalles Middle School. She was telling me about some of the very disrespectful kids in some of her classes.

Letter to the editor: Wise strategy

To the editor: As a reaction to Islamic terrorism, I find myself indiscriminately loathing all things Islamic.

Letter to the editor: Thanks for help

To the editor: On Feb. 18, Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Mid-Columbia Medical Center, had the pleasure of hosting a spaghetti feed for our “Level the Playing Field” project at The Dalles High School-Kurtz Gym. The Level the Playing Field project was created to provide upgrades to The Dalles High School weight room and wellness programs for District 21 staff. About 300 people came out to support the event.

Letter to the editor: Let people win

To the editor: I have a question as to the development of the proposed Walmart Super Store planned for the city of The Dalles. I noticed that this much needed store has been blocked by “local citizens” or is it “local business” over the last six years or since 2009.

Letter to the editor: Boiling frogs

To the editor: I always thought that was a funny story, the one about the boiling frog — put a frog in boiling water, he’ll jump out, but if you put him in cold water that is slowly heated, he will be cooked to death. And scientists have shown this to be true. That poor, foolish frog!

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Theater show opens Friday

The Theatre Company of The Dalles presentation is directed by Scott Simmons. Polehn and Paulsen are lovers who meet in 1951 at a quaint coastal inn in Northern California. The catch? They are both happily married to other people. Since they don’t want to stop seeing each other, they agree to meet once every year at the same inn for a romantic weekend together.

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Huskies one win from a Baker City berth

Sherman girls dominate N. Clackamas, 39-15

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Hawk swimmers make final marks

TD swim team members set records at 5A state swim meet in Gresham

Attacks chip away at US wealth, security

WASHINGTON — Saboteurs, spies and thieves are expanding their computer attacks against a vulnerable American Internet infrastructure, chipping away at U.S. wealth and security over time, according to the latest U.S. intelligence appraisal of the top dangers facing the country.

County revamps two departments

When the directors of Wasco County’s public works and planning departments almost simultaneously retired or moved, the idea of replacing them with one person was floated as a cost-saving measure.

For the record from Feb. 26

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 26, 2015.

Developers can tap into $2M pot

New funds available for housing upgrades

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Sherman shows its stroke

Huskies hit on 11 3-pointers in 79-53 state sub-round trouncing of Life Christian

For the record from Feb. 25

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 25, 2015.

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Mystery Gadget

Mystery gadget The search for a photo to match the “Mystery Gadget” found in an old junk pile by Raleigh Dillon-Underhill of Dufur and published in the Chronicle on Feb. 11 remains elusive. The explanation that seems to best fit the circular metal band, with several arrow-shaped points of different sizes pointing in one direction, was offered by Russ Wilcox of The Dalles. He said the device was likely part of a tool to make wagon wheel hubs around the turn of the century. We have been unable to find a picture that would confirm that assessment. Glen Davidson of The Dalles guessed that the metal ring was attached to a wooden handle and used as a hand-operated drill. We have attempted to verify that use of the ring without success. Other residents suggested the metal piece was part of a Christmas tree stand and a whale harpoon. Anyone with information about this mystery is asked to call RaeLynn Ricarte at 541-506-4604 or email rricarte@thedalleschronicle.com.

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Keeping the memories alive

Woman seeks faces of Vietnam vets

State grant ups jail beds

The 50-bed limit for Wasco County at the regional jail has been a frustration for county law officials, but a state grant will help ease that burden — at least until the end of the fiscal year.

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Pakistan Christians face slums, blasphemy cases

Photo essay on the Pakistan Christian community of Islamabad by AP photographer Muhammed Muheisen.

Dufur boys claim big win over SWC

Dufur boys claim big win over SWC

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Dufur nets OT win over Ione

Rangers advance to state play with 39-34 triumph

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