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Letter to the Editor: Schwartz best choice

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.

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Letter to the Editor: Make wise decision

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.

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Letter to the Editor: Vote for progressive

To the editor: I have known Kathy Schwartz as a friend, neighbor, and fellow health care professional for over 30 years. She has a number of qualities which will well serve Wasco County residents.

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Letter to the Editor: An unflappable choice

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!”

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Letter to the Editor: Dedicated, energetic

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 possible

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Letter to the Editor: Top of her class

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.

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Telles off to state after ninth-place finish

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.

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Academy stars stand out at Onstage New York

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.

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Youth center event May 12

This Saturday, May 12, at a land dedication event at the site of the proposed Gorge Youth Center, new architect’s renderings will be unveiled, including what’s billed as a “cool new feature.”

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Jail budget passes through committee

With the relief of knowing Hood River County won’t seek to curtail its jail subsidy payment, the regional jail budget committee approved a proposed budget with no staff changes on April 26.

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‘Pioneers’ celebrate deep family roots

Wasco County Pioneer Association named the 2018 Pioneers of the Year — John Lundell and Joanne Brewer — Saturday at its 96th annual meeting at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. Attendees had a rare opportunity to view 80 of the association's collection of over 250 picture boards.

May 8, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Car Fire

Jacob Prim discovered his 2007 BMW SUV burning around 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, and quickly called for Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue.

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Robotic teams wind down after contests

Robotics students from The Dalles have had success in national and international competition, with the middle school team bringing home a first-place trophy from a competition in Lincoln City last weekend. The high school team, Binary Kaos, made an appearance at the VEX Robotics World Championships in Louisville, Ken.

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TD golfers ready to bounce back next year

As the season wore on, The Dalles girls’ golf team remained diligent in using extra practice time and participation on challenging courses to improve every aspect of their game. Sunday and Monday, the Lady Riverhawks were on Sunriver’s Woodlands Course and posted a two-day total of 931 for 10th place at the Class 5A Special District 2 girls golf championships.

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Dufur swept by Heppner

The Dufur Rangers capped Blue Mountain Conference baseball play with losses of 11-5 and 15-5 in Heppner Saturday to finish 0-9 in league action for the season.

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Sponsored content: With the right solution, drainage can be managed

Poor drainage can cause problems including standing water, mud, dead grass, and even structural damage or water intrusion. These issues can affect the aesthetics and property values of our homes. As we work on our yards this spring, we should plan on how to best convey and treat our runoff during the next rainy season.

May 8, 2018 1:17 p.m. read more..

Sponsored content: Get the skinny on CoolSculpting

The idea that fat could be frozen away sounds like science fiction and seems like a far-fetched idea. But it is not, and it is rooted in research done by scientists at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston – a center affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

May 8, 2018 12:47 p.m. read more..

More help for grade schoolers

The school district is proposing adding six aides, two per elementary school, to contend with a notable increase in kindergarteners and first graders who are disruptive and unable to settle. Now, those kids are sent to the principal’s office, which is seen as punitive. The goal is to create a separate room in each elementary, staffed with an aide, where kids can go to calm down.

May 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Starnes eyes big changes

Patrick Starnes, running as an Independent for Oregon governor, thinks every political candidate should spend time on a school board. “As a school board member, you hire and fire teachers, close schools … you really learn the aches and pains of the community,” he said in a recent interview at The Dalles Chronicle.

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