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Local robotics do well in state competition

Students from The Dalles and Dufur placed as high as second, third and fourth at robotics tournaments and bested 45 other teams last weekend at the Lego Robotics State Championship and Sandy VEX tournaments.

January 24, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..


CGBA teams have successful tourney runs

As a coach, Greg Cummings could only smile at what he saw on the hardwood, as two Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy teams duked it out in the championship game of the two-day Gorge Hoops Invitational. Spanning further than the final score, however, was the fact that this title contest also offered a glimpse at a promising future for The Dalles basketball.

January 20, 2018 12:36 p.m. read more..


Sister City applications due Friday

The Dalles Sister Cities Association recently had a group of delegates return from a trip to Miyoshi City — The Dalles’ sister city in Japan — where they attended the World Rafting Championship and forged lifelong connections with people halfway around the world. Sister Cities also has an application open until this Friday for local students to travel to Miyoshi City next year.

January 17, 2018 1:15 p.m. read more..
 

Sharpshooters off to districts

Maupin natives Julie and Jason Hull and Harley Beaver won their respective events at The Dalles Elks Hoops Shoot Free Throw contest on Dec. 17 in The Dalles, and advanced to the district round, which is scheduled for this Sunday in Hermiston.

January 5, 2018 1:46 p.m. read more..


Shull resigns as principal

Chenowith Elementary School Principal Anne Shull resigned effective Dec. 31 in a settlement with the school district following bullying complaints filed against her last June by three current and former teachers. In the settlement, she will receive six months of pay, plus the district will pay her an amount equivalent to the district’s current monthly insurance contribution through June 2018.

January 5, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..


CGBA to host two local tournaments

Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy president Greg Cummings is looking for more teams to sign up for two upcoming winter tournaments set for Jan. 13-14 and Feb. 24-25 at The Dalles Middle School.

December 27, 2017 1:11 p.m. read more..


‘Protobot’ project recognized

Jacob Field’s “Protobot” mini-robot project beat out proposals from 13 western states to win a presentation slot at the 4-H Western Regional Leadership Forum in California next March. Field, a student at The Dalles High School, designed and tested both the robot and the curriculum as part of his project.

December 21, 2017 12:52 p.m. read more..


Kids make ‘kits of fun’ for the holidays

Winter break is a good time to strengthen family bonds and the Four Rivers Early Learning and Parenting Hub has put together a kit of fun and creative ways to promote togetherness. About 1,000 of the packets are being distributed in the Mid-Columbia region.

December 19, 2017 2:07 p.m. read more..


Chenowith principal on leave since fall

Chenowith Elementary School Principal Anne Shull has been on paid administrative leave since Sept. 26 pending an investigation of bullying complaints filed by three former employees. Shull spoke to the Chronicle about the complaint, and also provided a copy of the complaint against her, which was filed June 14.

December 19, 2017 2:05 p.m. read more..


CGBA sends five squads to Hoops Classic

Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy coordinator Greg Cummings has entrusted coaches Deric Anthony, Ken Brock, Lindsay Brock, Phil Hukari, Mike Cates and Andrew Voodre to help mold and shape the future basketball standouts across the gorge. It takes hours of practices, scrimmages, games and tournaments, but Cummings is seeing some great progress.

December 15, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..


Guatemala trip planned

For the second year, a group of students studying Spanish at The Dalles High School is heading to Guatemala on a service trip to bring water purifiers to desperately poor Mayan residents on Lake Atitlan. This year’s group is twice the size, with 10 students. On their nine-day trip next spring, they will work with Worthy Village, a non-profit, to distribute the simple water purifiers to families.

December 8, 2017 12:07 p.m. read more..


Christmas Carolling

Two classes of enthusiastic Colonel Wright sixth graders are arranged on the steps of the Wasco County courthouse as they prepare to sing a selection of carols Wednesday afternoon.

December 8, 2017 12:05 p.m. read more..


Art workshops offered

The Dalles Art Center is offering five classes during “2017 Winter Break Art Camp” Dec. 20-23. Classes are for ages 6 to 14. Signups are at The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. 4th Street, The Dalles.

December 7, 2017 11:58 a.m. read more..


Dufur advances in STEAM competition

Dufur High School is among 255 national finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, which encourages students to tackle real-world issues in their communities using skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

December 6, 2017 1:05 p.m. read more..

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