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Hoops signups are tonight at 6 p.m.

The Gorge Hoops Basketball is offering a one-day signup for its youth recreational league from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Wahtonka. If players are not signed by Oct. 18, they will be unable to participate in the league games, but if a player cannot make it, someone can attend in their place.

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Colonel Wright takes cross country crown

Elementary school sets top mark of 138 to defeat Dry Hollow

On a day when record numbers were achieved, Colonel Wright School reclaimed local bragging rights with the most students in attendance at the 20th annual Jumpstart Elementary Cross Country Meet held on Sept. 26 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.

Report card: Chenowith boosts scores

Chenowith Elementary School showed a 20 percent gain in overall academic achievement in the 2016-17 school year, according to the just-released state school report card. In a statement on the state report card, Chenowith Principal Anne Shull said it was “a year of celebration for Chenowith and our students!”

CGBA hosts Sunday tryout

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout session slated to run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Dalles Middle School.

Recreation signups are set for Oct. 18

The Gorge Hoops Basketball is offering a one-day signup for its youth recreational league from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Wahtonka. If players are not signed by Oct. 18, they will be unable to participate in the league games, but if a player cannot make it, someone can attend in their place.

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Play Time

Camdon Cooper, 5, upends himself at Treetop Play Park at Sorosis Park Tuesday, where he and his brother Callin, 4, were taking advantage of cool dry fall weather to explore the many nooks and crannies of the park.

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Homecoming Royalty

Homecoming Royalty

Whooping cough reported at The Dalles High School

A case of whooping cough was reported Monday at The Dalles High School, and parents are urged to contact their primary care provider if their child develops a cough or a cough with fever.

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CGBA to host team tryouts

Sessions start up on Sunday, Oct. 15 at TDMS

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout session slated to run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Dalles Middle School.

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TDHS turns out 24 AP Scholars

The Dalles High School produced 24 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars in the last academic year, up from 21 the year before.

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New youth basketball league gears up

In an effort to give youngsters around the region more opportunities to learn basketball skills and gain game experience, Brian Stevens is organizing the “Gorge Hoops Youth League,” a new youth league that will be open to kids from first through eighth grade. The first games are scheduled for early November.

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Pollinator Party

Artist guides Gorge-wide project

Artist MacRae Wylde of Hood River invites the community to his Highline Drive home Sept. 30 to learn about a project to build habitat for native bees. Habitat as art happens in the form of sculptures, metal homes for hard-working Mason bees, already in place in Hood River, Odell, and Moro.

School libraries note ‘Banned Book Week’

The week of Sept. 24 kicked off autumn programming for School District 21 libraries with a variety of celebrations. The first is “Banned Book Week," a time to increase awareness of the importance of intellectual freedom and First Amendment rights in America.

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Local speller takes top spot

Most people have never heard the word “qiviut,” let alone are able to spell it correctly. It refers to the luxuriously soft underwool of the musk ox. Local speller Sonja Jacobsen sailed through that word, along with words like crepuscular, phloem, and sybaritic, to take the state title in the highest division at the Oregon State Spelling Bee in Salem Sept. 2.

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Flag-raising honors 9-11 victims

Sixteen years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, a coordinated series of attacks by terrorists shocked the nation and left nearly 3,000 people dead. On Monday, the anniversary of that tragic day, students at Colonel Wright Elementary School in The Dalles gathered around the flagpole in the school’s courtyard to observe a ceremonial raising of the American flag as a way to reflect on that dark day and honor the victims of the attacks.

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