What happened in The Dalles? The Fort Dalles Fourth decided to honor America’s 241st birthday on July 1 instead of July 4.
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Police, fire, and medical reports from July 9
From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle
Wasco County prepares for huge spike in visitors as eclipse casts shadow over services
Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill and other local emergency managers are preparing for thousands of amateur astronomers to converge on the region several days before the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
The Dalles had three local softball players join the Troutdale Bows for the 14U ASA ‘B’ State Championships last weekend at the Gordon Faber Sports Complex in Hillsboro.
Seufalemua, Silapath and Abbas earn camp awards
With summer activities heating up, The Dalles head football coach Steve Sugg fielded a group of 20 athletes for a week of fundamentals at the Wildcat Football Team Camp from June 26-29 on the campus of Linfield College in McMinnville.
TD rallies for a thrilling 5-2 win to earn title game bid
For 3 2/3 innings, The Dalles 12U All Stars were frustrated, upset, shaking their heads as they looked up at a 2-0 deficit. Braden Schwartz broke a 2-all tie with the eventual game-winning two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the fourth inning, Nathan Hedges added a fifth-inning homer and Kade Wilson tossed a complete-game masterpiece on 72 pitches with seven strikeouts to vault The Dalles’ 12U All Stars to the District 5 baseball championship rounds in comeback fashion, 5-2, over Redmond Thursday at the Umatilla Sports Complex.
Police, fire, and medical reports from July 7
Domestic violence victims who had an intervention from a health care provider saw a 71 percent reduction in coerced pregnancies versus a control group, a study found. The local domestic violence prevention organization, HAVEN, hopes to get more local care providers to participate in a low-key intervention that reaches out to patients about how their lives are going.
Private entity contracts to run port-owned site
If you’ve visited The Dalles Marina in recent weeks, you’ve probably noticed some significant upgrades to the facilities. As of Jan. 1, management of the marina’s community of houseboats was transferred to The Dalles Marina, LLC.
To the editor: Sometimes decisions are made with the best intentions but turn out to be incorrect and flawed. Take The Dalles Independence Day fireworks display having been changed to Saturday, July 1, and not the actual signing date of July 4th.
To the editor: This is a letter to the stupid, cruel individual who dumped innocent kittens on Highway 216 on approximately 23 June. They did not stand a chance. I cannot express the anger and hurt I feel for these young animals.
To the editor: I appreciated the article by Neita Cecil featuring the talented Austin Schulz. I had the opportunity to serve as Austin’s band director for several years at Chenowith Middle School and Wahtonka High School. Austin’s “McGyver” instincts were evident when our Eagle Pep Band was en route to the district basketball tournament in Pendleton to provide some musical support for the basketball team.
To the editor: Dog owners of The Dalles must acknowledge the impact their dogs have on everyone's quality of life. I have lived near the middle school for several months and have been hopelessly disappointed by the number of neighborhood dogs who bark and howl at all hours of the day and night.
Police, fire, and medical reports from July 6
Grand opening for new mall look planned for September
A major renovation project is moving along as scheduled at the Cascade Square Shopping Center in the 1400 block of West Sixth Street. Work on the 1970s-era mall, which rosters nearly 20 different businesses, began in April and is expected to wrap up in September.
Seven veterans aim for a regional repeat performance
At this time last year, seven of the 12 members of The Dalles 14U All Star Softball squad were vying to win a regional title and punch a ticket to the Babe Ruth World Series in Florida. While five newcomers are fresh on the scene, the main goal from players down to coaches and parents is putting out a solid effort this weekend in White City for a chance to hoist a Pacific Northwest Regional championship trophy for a second consecutive season.
Little Leaguers net 15 hits in 16-8 win over Redmond
As the brackets came out before the start of the District 5 Little League championships, The Dalles 10U All Stars were the darkhorses in a formidable field.
The Wasco County Commission has deeded the site Lewis and Clark called “Rock Fort” over to the city of The Dalles, which already maintains the almost five-acre property.