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Acoustic Eidolon

Acoustic Eidolon, based in Colorado and featuring Joe Scott on double-neck “guitjo” and guitar and Hannah Alkire on cello perform Thursday night at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles. The concert was part of this year’s Mid-Columbia Community Concerts. The viruoso performance, mixing an eclectic assortment of instrumental and vocal works, was well attended. Mark B. Gibson photo

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Two heads are better than one

If you contact Concordia Lutheran Church in Hood River or Bethany Lutheran Church in The Dalles and ask for “Pastor Jesse,” you’ll now need to get a bit more specific. The dual parish is happy to announce the arrival of Pastor Jesse DeDeyne, who will be formally installed in a special service at Concordia Lutheran on Sunday, Oct. 23. He joins Pastor Jesse Jacobsen, who has shepherded the parish since 2006.

For the record from Oct. 21

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 21

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Long marriage ‘50/50 deal’

Williard “Pete” Johnson and his wife, Eva, have been married 67 years this month and credit the longevity of their marriage to making it a “50/50 deal.” “It’s got to be that or you are not going to make it through,” she said.

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Clerk: OR vote secure

Heightened concerns nationwide about voting fraud are even being expressed here in Wasco County. “We had one man come in to today and say, ‘I’m concerned about voter fraud, can you tell me about these voters?’” said Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee on Tuesday.

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M98 to boost HS graduation

With 10,000 Oregon students failing to graduate from high school every year, Measure 98 aims to reduce that number by boosting career and technical classes and adding dropout prevention measures.

Letter to the Editor: Vote for change

To the editor: Recently there have been editorials in the Chronicle, Times-Journal and most notably, Sherman County eNews that I feel I must address.

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Editorial: Slate of city challengers endorsed

The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board convened Wednesday to make endorsements for two city council races and a three-way contest for mayor.

Voters will receive missing ballot info

Every voter within the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue District will receive a flyer from the Wasco County Clerk’s office to provide missing information about a general obligation bond in another flyer that was sent out with their ballot, according to Lisa Gambee, county clerk. She said the flyer distributed Wednesday was missing the text that says property owners would pay $.21 per thousand of assessed value for the bond, which equates to an average annual cost of $21 per $100,000 of assessed value.

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Digging in Deep

Todd Walter has always liked traveling in the fast lane — especially when it’s off road and involves rough terrain. Born and raised in The Dalles, Walter’s lifelong fascination with motorsports recently paid off with a second place win in the Blue Water Desert Challenge in Parker, Ariz., that was organized by the Best in the Desert Racing Association.

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Ranger defense stymies Ione in another shutout

Over the past eight quarters, Dufur defensive coordinator C.S. Little has his group playing at a high level. The Ranger defense forced two turnovers, four punts and held Ione to 135 yards and just two plays of more than 20 in a 62-0 whitewash Friday in a Big Sky Conference matchup played on senior night at Dufur High School.

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Huskies score first league title since 2011

MORO – The last time Sherman enjoyed a Big Sky Conference championship, Scot Stroud, Kyle Burnett and Riley Brown were on the field representing Husky Nation in 2011. Friday on Homecoming night in Moro, a new chapter was written with Isaiah Coles, Kyle Fields and Maverick Winslow penning the foreword.

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After loss, TD netters focusing on play-in

Volleyball team hits road Tuesday versus St. Helens

Two days after emptying the emotional tank in a Columbia River Conference finale against league champion Hood River Valley, The Dalles volleyball team could not find its groove in Thursday’s four-set non-league loss at home against 4A Scappoose.

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Baby toaster delivered

The Dalles High School student-athlete Cory Cameron, on far left, helps deliver a toaster baby, while fellow cooks, pictured from left to right, Mark Felderman, Dawson Hoffman and David Wring offer assistance to patient John Miller, in middle, at Thursday’s volleyball match.

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Riverhawks put in final tuneup at Crossover Meet

Team sets 19 personal-bests at Lents Park in Portland

The Dalles quartet of Bill Burns, Savannah Strassheim, Ezekiel Stelzer and Paige McLeod led the charge as the cross country team amassed 19 personal-bests and seven season-bests at the PIL/MHC Crossover Meet hosted by Franklin High School Wednesday in Portland.

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Car crashes near Riverfront park, Marina

A vehicle crashed at Riverfront Park and The Dalles Marina, and the driver reportedly ran into the river Thursday afternoon. Investigation ongoing. Details in Friday's Chronicle.

For the record from Oct. 20

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 20, 2016.

Outage darkens south Wasco

Wasco Electric Cooperative and Northern Wasco County PUD experienced a widespread power outage at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday that was caused by a disruption in Bonneville Power Administration service at its Maupin transmission station.

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Long-Curtiss seeks office

Darcy Long-Curtiss got her first taste of community political involvement as a high schooler in The Dalles, when she participated in a city visioning meeting and it piqued her interest. She now hopes to further that involvement by gaining a seat on The Dalles City Council. She is one of three candidates seeking to fill council Position 2, which is being vacated by Dan Spatz. Also running are Dana Journey, a police officer for the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, and Clay Johnson, who works at a desalination plant in The Dalles.

Civic names new manager

The Civic Auditorium Historic Preservation Committee has hired Elizabeth Wallis as the new program manager for the Civic. Wallis replaces Trish Neal who served in that position for about a year, at the time Neal and Sherry Munro, the board secretary, took over management of the Civic.


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