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Local robotics team places third

Students with 4-H in The Dalles placed third at an underwater robotics competition in Lincoln City that tested their engineering and problem-solving skills.

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Planting ‘good fruit’

Visit provides support for mission schools

Wayne von Borstel remembers the first few schools he built for the impoverished. They were in Africa, and they were big and beautiful. But he saw them as monuments to American wealth, plopped incongruously amongst grass huts. Von Borstel, who owns von Borstel & Associates, an investment firm with locations in The Dalles and Portland, decided he would take a different approach.

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‘Pioneers of Year’ honored

Gary Conley and Rose Denslinger were named as the Wasco County Pioneer Man and Woman of the Year at the 95th Annual meeting of the Wasco County Pioneer Association Saturday, May 6, at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.

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TD track team members advance to state

It has been a successful two days for members of The Dalles High School track and field team, which has been participating in the district track meet at Hermiston High School field in Hermiston, Wednesday and Thursday. According to TDHS head coach Garth Miller, during the two days of events numerous students qualified to move on to the Oregon State Athletic Association State Championships, which will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene on May 19-20.

No drought in NW

SEATTLE (AP) — For the first time since 2011, the Pacific Northwest isn't showing any signs of drought.

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Three vie for fire district board seat

The Dalles Chronicle interviews the three candidates going against each other for MCFR Position 4. Incumbent board member Crystal Dodge is hoping to win another four-year term, but she is facing two challengers – David Jacobs and Cyndi Vipperman. All three candidates live in The Dalles.

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Scam offers ‘millions’

Greg Barnes woke up Monday to learn that he had become a millionaire – five times over. Barnes ascribes to the old adage that, “If something seems too good to be true, it probably is,” so he didn’t actually believe he was being gifted with instant wealth.

City cuts Chamber budget

Council votes to cut chamber funds 20 percent

In a move that caught some members of The Dalles City Council by surprise, officials voted Monday, May 8, to cut 20 percent from the annual funding request by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Ready for Mother’s Day? Plant sale is Saturday

Stumped for what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? Look no further than the annual spring plant sale set for this Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Park.

Board approves college sanctuary

The voices of farm workers were heard, literally, during Tuesday’s Columbia Gorge Community College Board meeting.

Sherman goes for 12 top-3 places in Madras

Reese Blake and Desiree Winslow racked up a win apiece, and the rest of the Sherman track and field team rallied for 12 other top-3 performances Saturday at the Madras Invitational.

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Hawk girls finish off strong

TD using a strong effort for success at districts

The Dalles girls’ tennis coach Debby Jones said Friday’s season-ending home match in The Dalles was a perfect test with district coming up on Friday. In this varsity matchup, The Dalles and Oregon Episcopal School battled to a 4-4 deadlock, were tied in sets at 8-8, and through the total of games won, OES, the 2016 4A state runner-up, grabbed a 59-56 triumph.

Popchock leads Lady Redsides

The Redsides racked up four firsts and five seconds to finish second in the standings with 95 points at the Arlington Invitational Saturday.

Dufur track shines

Asa Farrell and Ezekiel Stelzer picked up two wins apiece, and Makenzie Dunn added a 100-meter run to lead the girls, as the Dufur track team rattled off 14 top-3 outcomes at Saturday’s Arlington Invitational.

For the Record for May 11, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from May 11

Letter to the Editor: Better model

To the editor: Instead of loading into a bus and trekking to the White House Rose Garden for a premature health care victory celebration, it would have been better for the House Republican caucus to board an Airbus, fly to Frankfurt and get a first-hand look at the German health care system as a model for their health care redesign.

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Editorial: Jail tax measure makes sense

It’s been almost 20 years since the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities opened, so many people may no longer recall, or be too young to remember, that independent jails in Hood River and The Dalles were so overcrowded that they failed to meet standards for care of inmates and were under federal judicial oversight.

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Saving a life with CPR

It took awhile to sink in, but Jennifer Willie has realized that when she stopped to help a neighbor on April 26, she saved a life.

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Gleaners lose food facility

Windy River Gleaners has been handing out food to area residents from its facility at 3400 Crates Way since 2007, but the doors won’t remain open there much longer. “We found out that the building we currently occupy has been sold, and we need to find a new space,” said Kristen Burke, vice president of the Gleaners. “Everything will have to be moved from the building no later than May 31.”

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Crash claims life of biker

A man from The Dalles died Wednesday after blacking out while riding a motorcycle on Interstate 84 near milepost 92, east of The Dalles.

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