On this Memorial Day weekend, when America honors its war dead, pause to think of one particular duty that befell Gary Cotter as a 17-year-old merchant seaman during World War II.
From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle
Bradford on 1st team; Five on 2nd squad
The Dalles girls’ softball team managed three wins, two in league and still finished one win shy of qualifying for the state playoffs.
Maupin native makes history in Hoop Shoot competition
While Maupin native Jason Hull did not win a national championship, he can take pride in knowing he was one of top-12 free throw shooters across a nation of more than half a million participants between the ages of 8-13.
10U squad uses a 71-13 score margin to capture Westview title
The Dalles 10U baseball team sent a resounding statement in its final Junior Baseball Organization tournament of the spring. Last weekend at the two-day Westview Tournament held on May 20-21 at Portland Community College in Hillsboro, the Sluggers outscored their opponents by a 71-13 margin on their way to a 5-0 record.
Police, fire, and medical reports from May 26
PORTLAND — Memorial Day weekend typically marks the beginning of summer recreation season in the Pacific Northwest. While the nation pauses to remember its fallen service members on Monday, May 29, many Americans will also spend this weekend enjoying their freedom by visiting national forests, parks, wild and scenic rivers, and grasslands.
The cherry fruit fly emerged in orchards this week, and all trees, whether in a backyard or commercial orchard, are required to use an insecticide to battle this insect. Lynn Long, Oregon State University Extension horticulturist, announced the emergence of the cherry industry’s chief pest Wednesday, May 24.
BIGGS — A 17-year-old Idaho girl was seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash Thursday afternoon near Biggs, when a dog traveling in the vehicle jumped into the front seat and bumped the driver.
An April trip to American Samoa by eight Wahtonka Community School students saw them paint a huge mural at an open air high school cafeteria in the island territory. When they touched down in Samoa and saw the 38-foot-by-13-foot canvas, they were a bit daunted, they told The Dalles Kiwanis Club members last week.
MORO – Forging ahead without injured all-state catcher Bradley Moe Sherman head coach Joe Justesen has had to move players around with hopes of finding the right fit for the stretch run. Since Moe’s injury, the No. 7-ranked Huskies have won four of their last five games, including an 11-4 opening-round state playoff victory Wednesday in Moro against No. 10 Kennedy.
No. 1 Rangers drop Bandon, 8-5
No. 1-seeded Dufur learned a valuable lesson from Wednesday’s 2A/1A state opener against 16th-seeded Bandon – if you take anything for granted, it could come back to bite you.
To the editor: I just wanted to thank the members of The Dalles Rifle and Pistol Club for taking the time to work with my Boy Scouts troop a few weeks ago.
To the editor: On February 10 at the Boardman town hall, Greg Walden was questioned about his opinions on immigration. Walden spoke about the need to secure our southern border. He suggested using alternative methods to Trump's much touted Great Wall. He referred to building the wall as "unnecessary and unfeasible.”
To the editor: I am writing to commend The Dalles Chronicle on its editorial concerning the Sunshine Mill and on the fiscal handling of properties in The Dalles; one in particular very dear to my heart, which is the Civic Auditorium.
Purple lupine flowers enjoy the recent sunshine on a hillside near the Rowena Crest Viewpoint.
Police, fire, and medical reports from May 25
Lieve Baeke, The Dalles High School Class of ’65, no doubt got the “farthest traveled” award at a mini class reunion last weekend. That’s because she and her husband, Dr. Tony Baeke, came all the way from their native Belgium. They swung by the reunion as part of a longer visit to the United States.
Council shoots down alterations to marijuana ordinance
The Dalles City Council rejected a proposal Monday to change its new marijuana ordinance to allow stores within 500 feet of each other, rather than adhering to the existing 1,000 foot-buffer.
BEND (AP) — Four Oregon Democrats are eyeing Rep. Greg Walden's seat in Congress. A retired executive, a doctor, a stonemason and a dog sled musher are challenging Walden, Oregon's only Republican representative, when he is up for re-election in 2018, The Bulletin reported Friday.