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Holiday fun

Christmas is just around the corner and parents can add to the excitement of the season by taking their children to the “Santa in the Downtown” event on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Community members are invited by The Dalles Main Street to have their picture taken with Santa, enjoy sleigh rides, sip hot chocolate, and savor baked goods while enjoying story time.

Body of missing man found in Wasco County

The remains of a Portland man were found Monday about one mile from his vehicle in Mosier and Wasco County Chief Deputy Lane Magill said there was no evidence of foul play. Magill said Joseph Sizemore, 42, had been reported missing by his family on Sept. 7.

County, health board at odds

At an unusually candid meeting last month, blame flew both ways regarding a long stalemate over the status of the public health district and its relationship to Wasco County.

Police arrest two tagging teens

Four The Dalles police officers arrested two teens late Monday morning believed responsible for a large spree of tagging throughout town, some of it done during daylight hours.

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Sydney hostage planned daring escape

82-year-old slips through gap, first to escape lone gunman

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Israel suffers sharp rebuffs from Europe

BRUSSELS — Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday as Palestinians headed to the United Nations to try to set a two-year deadline for an Israeli withdrawal.

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Happy days for holiday sales locally

People are shopping locally, supporting TD businesses

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Dog Blankets

GIRL SCOUTS from Troop No. 50129 of The Dalles selected dog blankets as a service project, providing them to Home At Last.

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Farmworker families uprooted by California rules

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — A lifetime of moving has taught Claudia Morales to start packing early, because like many 13-year-olds, her room "is always a mess." The hoodies go in her suitcase, but as usual, all her partially completed schoolwork ends up in the trash. Just a week later, Claudia has new notebooks, along with new textbooks, and three bulging suitcases to start unpacking 200 miles away. She does this every year. Twice.

Senior news: Don’t take for granted the simple joys of everyday life

I’m not fond of these winter doldrums in The Dalles: grey overcast skies with a few days of sunshine, just to tease us that better days are ahead. And although I may not like them, I find these gloomy days are necessary, because without them I wouldn’t really appreciate the warm T-shirt days with blue skies. And isn’t that the way it is in our daily lives? All the challenges and difficulties, the missteps and losses, remind us not to take for granted the simple joys and comforts we can experience every precious day.

For the record from Dec. 16

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Dec. 16, 2014.

Huskies lose lead, game to Weston

The Sherman Huskies held a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter, but could not hold on, as the Weston-McEwen TigerScots rallied with a 14-6 run and a 52-51 victory in the championship game at the two-day Weston-McEwen Basketball Tournament ending Saturday in Athena.

Riverhawks take tourney crown

Conklin, McCall lead way in huge victory over Reynolds

SWC boys stage comeback win

MAUPIN – Tony Holliday may be new to the South Wasco County basketball team, but the senior guard is settling right in. The Redsides erased a five-point, second-half deficit and Holliday gave the Redsides the lead for good at 49-47 with a 3-point shot with two minutes and 16 seconds left in regulation for a 57-54 victory over Perrydale Saturday in boys’ basketball action in Maupin. “I think we

Lady Redsides net first win

Molly Foreaker posted a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead South Wasco County to its first win of the season in a 33-27 girls’ basketball outcome over Portland Lutheran Friday in Portland.

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Redside girls battle with Perrydale

2A Pirates use 27-16 second-half surge to secure a 44-29 road triumph

Dufur defeats Culver

From the opening tip, the feeling was not whether Dufur would defeat 2A Culver, but by how much.

Letter to the editor: Holiday help thanked

To the editor: I simply want to take a moment and express my thanks and gratitude for the wonderful decorations that many of the businesses in the downtown put up this year.

Letter to the editor: Time for open eyes

To the editor: I attended last week’s Board of Education work session on the college budget. The meeting was not really a work session but rather an opportunity for the administration to gloss over the issues and placate the board with promises of budget balancing plans to be generated with the executive leadership team.

Letter to the editor: Seek the truth

To the editor: As a nation, we are witnessing rebellion against authority using the excuse of racial issues causing it. In both cases, all that needed to happen was submission to police authority at the time. In the first case, a 290-pound, 18-year-old rebel robbed a store (probably not the first incident for him since he felt confident in himself) and he proceeded to assault a police officer and went for his gun.

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