Veterans utilizing services through the Portland health care network are invited to meet top leaders and voice concerns at a listening session Thursday, June 14, in The Dalles. Dan Brophy, a local Marine veteran of Vietnam, has been distributing flyers and trying to get the word out to other veterans that this is a golden opportunity for them to let VA (Veterans Administration) officials know what is working for them and what is not.June 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
The ninth annual Antique Auto Tour will be held July 14, with antique vehicles traveling from Hood River to Rowena Crest on the Historic Columbia River Highway state trail. The pedestrian and bicycle trail is generally closed to vehicles.June 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
New Marine Brayden Anderson is greeted with enthusiasm by his mother, Jennifer, and sister, Courtney, after three months of basic training that limited family communication. Anderson graduated from boot camp last Friday at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego, Calif., with his family present.June 4, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
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..
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..
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