“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Not true, except perhaps for a person with a listening impairment. And if we move from the singular “me” to a collective “me,” this old aphorism is even more wrong. Words have power, and we are in a word storm, a storm that may have serious effects on the long-term health of our political and social environment.
A dinosaur has been spotted in The Dalles. The gas station at 801 E. Third Street, which used to be under the Shell banner, has been “rebranded” as a Sinclair station.
Fulfilling a dream that spanned nearly two decades, Barbara Land — the longtime manager of Dairy Queen in The Dalles — has now become the owner of the business.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 19, 2016.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden was on hand Saturday at a fundraiser for local soldiers and veterans, where he auctioned off a flag to be flown over the U.S. Capitol and a guitar painted in a flag theme.
Highway managers for the Oregon Department of Transportation invite the public to an open house to learn about upcoming bridge construction projects near The Dalles, slated to start next year.
It has been a rough transition year for the Northern Wasco County PUD, which got a new general manager, Roger Kline, in January after 22 years under previous manager Dwight Langer.
Planning and volunteers spearhead Oct. 8 meet’s overall success
It took a year of planning and more than 400 volunteer hours to bring the Oregon Trail Invitational Meet to The Dalles.
Team looking to secure first league win of the season against Mitchell-Spray
All things being equal, Friday afternoon’s 1A football contest between South Wasco County and Mitchell-Spray appears to be a winnable game for head coach Mike Waine and the Redsides.
Sherman and Perrydale set for a physical battle Friday
At 7 p.m. Friday in Moro, the No. 7 Huskies hope to exact revenge on Haylen Janesofsky, Daniel Domes and the No. 13 Perrydale Pirates in a Big Sky Conference football matchup, where the winner claims a league championship.
The Dalles secured a playoff bid last week by defeating Hermiston, 3-1. In Thomasian’s performances, she finished with 27 digs, 13 kills, 6 blocks and 2 aces against Hermiston and Pendleton.
Manzo and McCall score two goals each to lead The Dalles soccer
Riding a streak of six losses in their past seven games, The Dalles got two goals apiece from seniors Brooke McCall and Giselle Manzo in a 4-1 girls’ soccer victory Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference soccer match played at Pendleton High School.
TD volleyball team battles tough, but loses in four sets
The Dalles volleyball team did its best to try and spoil senior night in Hood River, but the Lady Eagles managed to score a four-set win Tuesday at Vannet Court in Hood River.
The South Wasco County Redsides won their opening set against No. 1-ranked Arlington, but the Lady Honkers battled back to lock down a four-set victory Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference volleyball match played at Arlington High School.
Dufur has momentum heading into district play
The Dufur Rangers were all business against Mitchell-Spray in their senior night match. After celebrating the contributions of veterans Sydney Reed and Emily Grande-DePriest, Dufur came out swinging for 29 kills and 17 aces in a three-set sweep over the Eagle-Loggers by an average margin of 11 points per set.
Soccer team uses pressure to dominate Pendleton
Needing a win to advance, the Riverhawks came through with a dominant performance in a 7-0 shutout victory over Pendleton Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference match played in The Dalles.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 18, 2016.
To the editor: Last year Oregon, and specifically Portland, lost a company that had annual gross revenue of $40 million. This company had many local suppliers and employees. Today the building is vacant because of over-regulation from city, county and state government people who sponge off the backs of business.
Our nation as we have known it is slipping away as more and more of the Kingmakers (people in control and with their own agenda) make decisions that are at odds with “We the people.”
An inside look at a newspaper’s role