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Dufur school opens pantry

In a first, a food pantry will be available at Dufur School, stocked with free, healthy food. Its grand opening is this Friday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the home economics room of the school. The pantry is open to any student that attends Dufur School and their family.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Kindergarten preregistration begins May 7

Registration for children planning to attend kindergarten next fall in The Dalles public schools will take place May 7-11, during school hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at all three elementary schools.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TDHS students travel abroad

Students from The Dalles High School spread out over the globe during spring break, some heading to Guatemala to help the poor and others getting firsthand glimpses of Roman ruins.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Creator always right

To the editor: There is an instinctive but incorrect assumption that the Creator of heaven and earth must communicate with human beings using the simplest manner possible to guarantee that we will love Him.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Vote Schwartz

To the editor: Kathy Schwartz brings not only governmental management experience but also private industry experience if she is elected to the Wasco County commission on May 15. This breadth of managerial experience would be an asset to the Wasco County commission.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Gonzalez’s gem has Hawks trending upward

With their backs against the wall, The Dalles Riverhawks needed a breakthrough performance to climb back into postseason contention. Jose Gonzalez was the right man for the job. The senior right-hander tossed a complete-game, four-hitter with one walk and five strikeouts with no earned runs, and also added two hits and three RBIs to help lead the Riverhawks to a 5-2 victory over Hermiston in baseball action from Bob Williams Field.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Softball has rally cut short, 11-7

The Dalles softball can take a lot from Tuesday’s loss – they kept fighting until the very end. Down 11-1 through four and a half innings, TD scored a run in the fifth and added five in the sixth to get to within a four-deficit, but could not finish the roaring comeback in what ended up being an 11-7 loss to No. 7-ranked Hermiston at 16th Street Ballpark.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Sherman throttles Dufur, 20-2

The No. 9-ranked Sherman Huskies captured their sixth consecutive win, after a 20-2 mercy-ruled triumph over Dufur Tuesday at Dufur City Park.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

New subdivision planned

A local developer is planning a 25-lot expansion of his subdivision at West 14th and 15th streets between Meeks and Elberta streets. He’s already developed much of the first half of the subdivision and has applied with the city of The Dalles for permission to subdivide four large lots into 25 smaller lots, each measuring an average of 75 by 100 feet.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

An Evening With Piano

Musician Steven Vanhauwaert presented “An evening with piano” on The Dalles High School stage Monday evening in a Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association performance.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Housing, skill center considered for CGCC

A 72-unit student housing complex and a skill center are proposed for the Columbia Gorge Community College campus in The Dalles and must be built by 2022, the condition set by a state grant of $7.3 million. The proposed Treaty Oak Skills Center and campus housing project includes a skill center with attached structure and two main housing buildings, costing $14.6 million.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Hawks place 11th at High Desert Challenge

Monday’s High Desert Challenge proved to be a challenge for The Dalles boys’ golf team that had hit the links against a highly-skilled field without the services of Jacob Ford. Tyler Vassar carded a team-best 82 on his scorecard for 17th place, and Aidan Telles followed with his 85 to score 23rd place, out of 57 golfers on the par-72 Tetherow Golf Club Course in Bend.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Riverhawk girls score season-best

With each passing tournament, The Dalles head coach Amy Wilson continues to be amazed. The Lady Riverhawks had two personal bests from Lydia and Bella Evans, Samantha Stansbury posted her best tournament score, and Jaeden Biehn was two strokes behind her top marks, as they combined for a team-best 475 at Monday’s Mountain View Invite at Awbrey Glen Golf Club in Bend.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TD baseball nearly sweeps, but settles for split

A bounce here or a big hit there and The Dalles baseball team could have pulled off a doubleheader sweep or been swept. As it was, through six hours of varsity action, the Riverhawks lost the first game by a 7-6 score on a walk-off hit by pitch, but then rebounded in the second game with two runs in the top of the seventh to secure a come-from-behind 7-6 victory and the split Saturday in Hermiston.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TD takes road sweep loss

In two games at Hermiston Saturday, The Dalles softball squad lost the first game, 7-6, and ended up losing the nightcap in mercy-ruled fashion, 15-5, in Columbia River Conference play in Hermiston. Faced with a five-game losing skid to start league, TD head coach Kim Kiser knows things will turn around enough for her team make a late-season postseason charge.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Dufur loses two versus Culver

The Dufur Rangers mustered just six hits, one walk and a hit by pitch and 18 strikeouts in a doubleheader sweep loss by final scores of 6-0 and 10-0 to Culver in league action Friday at Dufur City Park.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

District 21 Town Hall is Tuesday, April 24

SCHOOL TOWN HALL: Learn about North Wasco County School District 21's plan to replace and improve schools throughout the district at a town hall meeting Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. Ninth St. in The Dalles. In addition to a presentation, there will be time for questions, comments and written feedback.

April 23, 2018 4:05 p.m. read more..

A Servant Retires

Sister Patricia Pfenning doesn’t look 78, and she certainly doesn’t act it. A 20-year fixture in Dufur who is leaving soon, she quietly goes about finding help for those in need. But she is outspoken in every other regard.

April 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


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