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For the Record for December 15, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from December 15

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Riverhawk football athletes score year-end awards

Breckterfield and Leeson pick up Most Valuable Player honors

Names were called out for accolades and kind words from head coach Steve Sugg at The Dalles football team’s year-end banquet held last Tuesday at Wahtonka High School. Along with the 15 varsity and junior varsity awards given out, there was a gift exchange, games and food served for football players and their families.

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CGBA sends five squads to Hoops Classic

Sixth graders post a 3-2 record; Eighth graders end up at 2-2

Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy coordinator Greg Cummings has entrusted coaches Deric Anthony, Ken Brock, Lindsay Brock, Phil Hukari, Mike Cates and Andrew Voodre to help mold and shape the future basketball standouts across the gorge. It takes hours of practices, scrimmages, games and tournaments, but Cummings is seeing some great progress.

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Oil tankers may need tug escort on Columbia

ASTORIA (AP) — Tethered tug escorts could provide added protection for oil tankers on the Columbia River if tanker traffic increases due to new marine terminals, a study commissioned by the Washington Legislature found.

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Volunteers gear up for bike build

Volunteers from the Wasco County landfill and The Dalles Disposal are doing their second annual bike build Dec. 19, where they will assemble new bikes to be delivered to needy children at Christmas.

Season challenges veterans

Patrick Wilbern deals every day with veterans in need and wants to make their lives easier during the Christmas season, and he is asking for community help to do that. “This is a tough time of year for many veterans, so it is the perfect time to show them that we care,” he said.

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‘Makerspace’ coming soon

Community members have enthusiastically received the Teen Programming and Digital Media Room at The Dalles-Wasco County Library since its opening last June, so much so that funds will now be used to add another technological advancement: a dedicated “makerspace.” The technology lab will be installed in what is now the periodicals’ section on the second floor (the periodicals will be moved to another shelving unit around the corner.)

Sherman dominates Trinity Lutheran

In their first game in 10 calendar days, the No. 3 Sherman Huskies came out a little slow against Trinity Lutheran, but then dropped the hammer down for a 48-36 run over the final three quarters for a 62-48 victory Tuesday in a boys’ hoops game held in Bend.

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Riverhawks win 14 matches in La Grande

Breckterfield takes home a consolation title

The Dalles wrestling team racked up 14 victories, JR Scott secured sixth place and Glenn Breckterfield added four wins on his way to a consolation championship at the two-day Muilenburg Wrestling Tournament held last weekend in La Grande. Of the 14 triumphs, the Riverhawks posted 10 pins, three decisions and a major decision, with Breckterfield supported by teammates Scott, Austin Greene and Andrew Richman, who had two wins apiece.

Letter to the Editor: Bless Trump

To the editor: God bless Donald Trump. God bless those who voted for him and saved this country from going downhill.

Letter to the Editor: Time is now

To the editor: Now is the time to get behind our own Senator Jeff Merkley and urge him to run for President in 2020. Those of us here in Oregon know his progressive and common sense views on the issues and his beyond reproach integrity.

Letter to the Editor: Thankful

To the editor: I just wanted to let you know about a miracle that happened for me and my wife this summer.

For the Record for December 14, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from December 14

Report author explains response to input provided by jail

Before a scathing report was issued by a disability rights organization on the juvenile detention facility here, it gave local jail officials a chance to respond to a draft of the report. But juvenile detention officials said Disability Rights Oregon didn’t incorporate those responses into its final report, with one exception.

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Changes seen at juvenile jail facility

On a recent late morning, a handful of youth were in a day room at the juvenile detention facility in The Dalles, visiting and working on art projects. Juvenile Detention Manager Jeff Justesen said the facility has made a conscious effort to have youth out of their cells more often, following a series of visits by Disability Rights Oregon (DRO), and its subsequent scathing report on practices at the facility.

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Christmas Show

Local photographer Gary Elkinton found this home on West 6th Street near Ideal Homes sporting an active Christmas display with syncronized music and lights.

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Christmas Star

A star shines down from the Eagle Caves area in west The Dalles. The star is lighted each year by the Fun Group and visible in town, along Interstate 84, and across the river on Highway 14.

Dufur holds lead for road win

The Dufur Rangers nearly let another lead slip away but made the shots and the clutch plays for a 17-6 fourth-quarter run to defeat Klickitat, Wash. by a 49-37 margin Tuesday on the road at Klickitat High School.

TD boys snap two-game streak

Jacob Hernandez scored a career-high 18 points, Josh Nisbet broke out for 13 and Henry Lee Muscled up for eight to lead the Riverhawks to a 62-46 win Tuesday at Kurtz Gym. Leading scorer Dakota Murr wound up with 15 points but dealt with some foul troubles.

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Olson scores 28 to lead SWC to its first win of ‘17

Freshman hits tough to help Redsides beat Monument

MAUPIN – South Wasco County had their best all-around performance last week in a 36-34 loss to Powers, but it was a quick glimpse into some promise. The good play continued Tuesday, as Garrett Olson scored a career-high 28 points, 16 in the second half and pulled down 10 rebounds and had three steals to lead the Redside boys’ basketball team to a 40-28 win over Monument-Dayville in a hoops contest played in Maupin.

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