The Wasco County Veterans Service Office has changed its hours to accommodate more walk-in clients while allowing personnel to spend uninterrupted time filling out the paperwork for benefit and compensation claims. The new hours at the 201 Federal Street office are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and the office is open only for special appointments on Friday, which is the day two service officers will spend putting together files for submission to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
It’s not often that modern-day middle-schoolers are willing to embrace ‘80s fashion choices like crimped hair and legwarmers, but The Dalles Middle School’s student cast and crew dive straight in with their performance of the ‘80s pop-rock musical comedy “Xanadu, Jr.”May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
Two Marines will not be allowed by school policy to wear dress blues to their June 9 high school graduation, but administrators have made some concessions to recognize their military service. The mothers of Zain Hartsook, 18, and Brayden Anderson, 17, believe their sons should be granted an exemption to the requirement that they wear traditional cap and gown to The Dalles High School commencement exercise.May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Registered Oregon voters in our area have an important responsibility to vote by this next Tuesday, May 15. In The Dalles, there is an official drop box right next to the courthouse on the Fifth Street side that allows you to drop off your ballot if you do not want to mail it. Other drop box locations around our area can be found at: www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote.May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I would like to take this moment to endorse Kathy Schwartz for Wasco County commissioner. I've known her since 1981. She is conscientious, thorough in her research, problem solving and most importantly, fair in her decision process.May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: In the race for Position 3 on the Wasco County Board of Commissioners, we are very fortunate to have Kathy Schwartz as a highly qualified candidate with a track record of effective administrative experience with the Wasco and Sherman County Health Department.May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I have known Kathy Schwartz for 20 years as a family member of one of her many neighbors on Mill Creek Road. I was delighted to hear that she is running for Wasco County commissioner because Kathy is someone I have admired for years.May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Last December, a friend called asking me to meet with Dr. Jenni Neahring, whom she said was considering a run for the Democratic nomination for Oregon’s Second Congressional District. I met Jenni at a coffee shop during the wee morning hours and left saying to myself, “That’s a congresswoman!”May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Kathy Schwartz is dedicated, energetic and well-prepared to bring a needed breath of fresh air to our county leadership. I am confident she will work effectively for you and me, the people of Wasco County, to get us a better deal wherever and whenever possibleMay 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I strongly encourage fellow Democrats to confidently and enthusiastically vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Congress. Her demeanor, education, background, and governmental experience make Jamie the best prepared to represent us in Congress and also the most likely to win in November.May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
After struggling in his final few holes, there was uncertainty as to whether Aidan Telles would qualify for state. When the final tallies were announced, however, Telles finished tied for ninth place with a 166 to earn his state bid at the two-day 5A Special District 2 Golf Tournament ending Tuesday in Creswell on the Emerald Valley Golf and Resort course.May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
The Dalles Dance Club Academy attended the biggest regional dance competition in the Pacific Northwest this past weekend for the three-day Onstage New York event May 4-6 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland and walked away with several awards for their solid all-around performances.May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
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