Stories for September 2012

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Wednesday, September 26

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Gorge fire grows to 40 acres

A fire that started near the south side of the freeway about one mile east of Hood River Tuesday evening grew to about 40 acres this morning, burning through grass, oak and conifers on private and federal land.

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Gone fishing!

Gone fishing in The Dalles.

Tuesday, September 25

Mosier Middle School implements iPads in classroom

Anticipation was heavy on Sept. 18 as students of Mosier Middle School each received an iPad.

Advanced Placement scholars announced for 2012

Eight members of the Class of 2012 and nine current seniors at The Dalles Wahtonka High School have been given the title of AP Scholar based on the number of Advanced Placement tests they passed. The College Entrance Examination Board awards the title of AP Scholar every fall to students who have passed (with a score of at least three out of five) at least three advanced placement exams, earning college credit for those courses.

Chenowith student granted wish through foundation

The backpack that Mirella Barrera wears to school at Chenowith Elementary every day this year is not just a backpack to her.The bag is autographed by Victoria Justice — star of the Nickelodeon show Victorious, pop singer and an idol of Mirella’s.

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Author brings Babymouse to The Dalles

Matthew Holm creates comics with his sister

Elementary school students dragged their parents to Klindt’s Booksellers last week to get a signed book after author Matthew Holm visited local elementary schools on Sept. 19.

TDW loses in five to Hermiston

In a pair of matches over the weekend, The Dalles Wahtonka was in action at Hermiston and in Wilsonville.

Cherry Crush holding tryouts

The 14U Cherry City Crush competitive 14U fastpitch softball team is holding tryouts for girls in the seventh and eighth grades from noon until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 16th Street Ballpark in The Dalles.

Redsides finish second at tournament

SWC goes 3-1, loses to Central Christian in final

With a team on the cusp of achieving some great things for the 2012 season, the South Wasco County Redsides may have reached a tipping point of success after this past weekend’s performance while at the annual Redside Volleyball Tournament in Maupin.

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Muddy trails for T-Dub harriers

Eagle Indians battle the terrain at annual Seaside Three Course Challenge

It is the fun time of year when The Dalles Wahtonka cross country gets the chance to participate in the tough Three Course Challenge at Seaside.

Saturday, September 22

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Former MCMC doctor sentenced to 23 years for rape, sex abuse

Frederick Field pleads guilty to one count of rape, 11 counts of sex abuse

Dr. Frederick Field, 47, was sentenced to 23 years in prison Tuesday after admitting to 11 counts of sex abuse and one count of rape involving 12 former patients and co-workers at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.