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A Tradition of Compassion

The 2018 Tradition of Compassion event was held at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center last week to honor volunteers and philanthropists in The Dalles community.

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Teen joins D.C. forum

17-year-old Isaak McLemore, a junior at Sherman County School, continues to impress his community as he prepares to attend a youth leadership forum in Washington D.C. focusing on national security. This is not the first time McLemore (formerly Kemp, having recently changed his last name) has participated in this type of national event.

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Sawyer’s shifts to ‘Ace Hardware’

Sawyer’s customers have likely noticed some changes to the storefront — the True Value signs have all been taken down and Ace Hardware trucks can be seen pulling up out back. Last fall, Jared Sawyer struck a deal with Ace Hardware to convert the store from True Value. “I have received a lot of questions, either asking why we were going out of business or why we sold the business to Ace,” Sawyer said, “neither are happening.”

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Port of HR holds first reading of partnership rules

At a Feb. 6 meeting of the Hood River Port Commission, Kevin Greenwood, project director for the replacement of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge, invited Steve Siegel, of Siegel Consulting LLC, to guide the first Port Commission review of the draft administrative rules that would govern the public-private partnerships related to the replacement. This was the first draft of the rules that the Port of Hood River must establish, according to the Oregon State Legislature, which opened the possibility for public-private partnerships on infrastructure in 2016.

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Hawks looking ahead toward bright future

There was a valuable lesson learned from last season. The Dalles softball seniors Emma Weir, Jodi Thomasian and Kathryn Bradford all have the mindset of moving forward and not looking back.

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New-look Rangers poised to make some noise

DUFUR – The Dufur Rangers were an inning away from clinching a state championship berth. Now, without Kolbe Bales, Bailey Keever and Connor Uhalde, the Rangers are not conceding this season at all – they are even more driven to show what they are made of.

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TD baseball has lofty goals for 2018 season

From the end of the season, a 3-2 state play-in loss to Putnam on May 19, a handful of baseball players from The Dalles High School were still active for summer and fall ball and were also in the cages over the winter getting extra swings in. That preparation was geared toward making a 2018 postseason run.

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Hawk track is bubbling over with excitement

Mercy I’aulualo wrapped up her freshman track and field season with third place in the shotput and discus events after personal-record tosses. So far in two weeks of practice under the new coaching duo of Neticia and Aleluia Fanene, I’aulualo is already hitting her marks, which is giving her the motivation to pencil herself in for state competition. “Last year really showed me that I can do what I set my mind to and that I can beat anybody that is in my way,” I’aulualo said.

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Letter to the Editor: Service dog scrutiny

To the editor: The rules on service/companion dogs need some serious looking into. I am disgusted to see people taking complete advantage of the real reason people depend on their service animals.

March 10, 2018 noon read more..

Letter to the Editor: City deserves better

To the editor: I was disappointed to read last week how Mayor Steve Lawrence and city councilors bullied Councilor Darcy Long-Curtiss during a meeting to censure her for being "negative." In most places in America, disagreeing with the mayor is just another day in democracy. Mayor Lawrence admitted to lying to a city councilor to get her into his office, and yet says we should believe him over Long-Curtiss when he denies that the council doesn't circumvent public meeting laws by working together behind closed doors.

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Three TD players gain spots on CRC list

While evaluating this past winter, The Dalles boys’ basketball coach Nathan Morris liked the progress his group showed. The Riverhawks also had an increase in all-Columbia River Conference winners, from two to three, as Dakota Murr chalked up his third straight first-team award and teammates Jacob Hernandez and Josh Nisbet secured second-team honors.

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Thomasian and Finn earn all-league honors

Jodi Thomasian and Paulina Finn were the prominent scoring options for The Dalles girls’ basketball team this season, and coaches from the Columbia River Conference had to devise game plans on how to stop this dynamic duo. Thomasian notched double figures in seven of the Riverhawks’ nine league matchups, while Finn rattled off 10 points or more in five of the seven league matchups she was active for.

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Celebrating 35 years

Running strong as it marks its 35th anniversary, Community Meal has served hundreds of thousands of meals over the decades, all through volunteer efforts. Community Meal will celebrate the milestone at its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 13.

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Driven by a love of cars

The day he turned 15, Tim Urness was camped out in front of the Department of Motor Vehicles to get his learner’s permit because he had been waiting all his life to drive, at least legally.

March 9, 2018 10:33 a.m. read more..

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