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TD hosts robotics tourney

Middle and high school robotics students from across the state will face off in The Dalles for the first tournament of the season Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., hosted by local students at The Dalles Middle School. Best viewing times from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 13, 2018 3:08 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: A remembrance

To the editor: On the centennial of the Armistice of World War I, members of the Columbia Gorge community came together at the Stonehenge Memorial to remember the sacrifices of many men and women who voluntarily set aside their personal liberties to answer our nations call to arms and go to a foreign land and defend those who could not defend themselves from bitter oppression. On behalf of the Stonehenge Memorial Community Committee, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who planned this special event over the past two years, and to those who endured the crisp winter morning to gather 100 years later on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, in the 11th month.

November 13, 2018 3:05 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Cherry of a deal

To the editor: It’s that time of year again. The school year is solidly underway, which means that TDHS Senior Class of 2019 is now actively selling chocolate covered cherries as a fundraiser to help defray the expenses associated with their drug and alcohol-free post-graduation party. The bags of cherries are 14 oz and sell for $10.

November 13, 2018 3:04 p.m. read more..

Lyle mom wins 'Wheels of Hope'

Callie Thysell was more than a little overwhelmed Thursday as she sat with representatives of Bicoastal Media and Griffith Motors, working through the details of making this year’s “Wheels of Hope” car, a 2007 Toyota Camry from Griffith Motors, her own. “It’s an exciting thing, I’m just trying to take it all in,” she explained.

November 13, 2018 2:53 p.m. read more..

Ready to Raffle

This quilt will be up for raffle at the St. Peter’s Holiday Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Mary’s Academy, 1112 Cherry Heights Rd., The Dalles. Bazaar hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; raffle tickets are $1 or 6 for $5; and the winner will be drawn at 4 p.m.

November 13, 2018 2:37 p.m. read more..

Parade honors veteran families

Special recognition was paid to the family members of those who serve at the Veterans Day observance in The Dalles, which was held on Monday. “If you have someone in the military, you have also served,” said USMC (retired) Capt. Dan Brophy, chaplain for the Dalles Outpost of Point Man International Ministries.

November 13, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..

School board members quit

In the wake of the resounding defeat of the $235 million school bond, two school board members have quit. Ernie Blatz, the longest serving member of the board, who said he has served since 2004 or 2005, said, “I’ve been trying to get a high school since 2003, and I’m just done trying to get it. Let somebody else work on it.”

November 13, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

‘Operation Christmas Child’ underway

Collection week for Operation Christmas Child began Monday and runs through next Monday, Nov. 19, and area residents are invited to fill shoeboxes with gifts and drop them off at a Hood River church. The boxes are shipped through Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. Boxes are sent to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

November 13, 2018 1:59 p.m. read more..

Police patrols to focus on DUI, cell phones

The Dalles Police Department has been awarded three grants to do emphasis patrols targeting driving while intoxicated, cell phone use, and failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. The patrols will start this month and continue through next September, and the public will get advance notice each time.

November 13, 2018 1:57 p.m. read more..

Riverhawk standouts recognized

The Dalles Riverhawk Booster Club honored its October Athletes of the Month last Friday at the monthly Booster Club Morning Breakfast held at The Riv Cafe: Andy Lopez and Jake Roetcisoender (boys soccer), Addie Klindt (girls soccer), Mikiyle Branther and Caleb Parsons (cheer), Hanna Ziegenhagen, Rey Aviluz and Gabe Lira (cross country), Reed Twidwell (football) and Kilee Hoylman (volleyball).

November 13, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

No. 1 Dufur advances to state semifinals

DUFUR – With Asa Farrell, Tanner Masterson and Derek Frakes leading the offense, and Russell Peters and Tabor McLaughlin spearheading the defense, the No. 1-ranked Rangers steamrolled past the Camas Valley Hornets by a 64-20 margin. Now two wins away from a fourth state title in a row, Marcus Brown and the Rangers are ready to put everything they have on the line for a dance with destiny

November 13, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..

Girls earn IMC awards

The Dalles girls’ soccer team had four all-league winners in a three-win season in 2017. This past fall, TD posted better numbers across the board, improving on wins by one, adding 16 goals scored, twice that of 2017 (8), and the defense surrendered 22 goals, a sharp decline from 48 last season.

November 13, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..

TD hosts Capitol Christmas Tree Wednesday

The Dalles is one of 26 communities hosting the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it travels the Oregon Trail to Washington D.C. The tree will be hosted at The Dalles City Hall Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 9 to 10 a.m., at The Dalles City Hall, 313 Court St. Cookies, cocoa and candy canes will be available, with music by students from Columbia Lutheran School, a local jazz band, a welcome from Mayor Stephen Lawrence and an appearance by Santa Claus. Every year, a different National Forest is selected to provide a tree to appear on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the Christmas season. The Willamette National Forest in partnership with nonprofit Choose Outdoors and Travel Oregon will transport the tree to the capitol.

November 12, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..

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