Parade grand marshals have decades of public service WASCO – Wasco Librarian Danee Rankin has a bachelor’s degree in three fields, including theology, and a master’s in social work.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports for May 23, 2013.
KLAMATH FALLS (AP) — A Klamath County grand jury has returned indictments against 47 people in last week’s drug raids in Klamath County.
Benefit May 25 will help with victim's costs
Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley has been successful in his bid to increase the potential prison sentence for a man accused of fatally stabbing his roommate. The Wasco County Grand Jury, after reviewing evidence in the death of Josh Davitt, 23, has indicted Scott Olenick, 26, of first-degree manslaughter. During the time Davitt was hospitalized at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Olenick faced prosecution for first-degree assault.
A series of monthly “social bike rides” — short, easy jaunts the whole family can enjoy — will start in The Dalles in June and run through September. Organizer Theresa Whitfield said the point of the social bike rides is just to get people outdoors and doing something. Each ride will start and end at City Park.
North Wasco County School Board candidates Dean McAllister, John Nelson and Eric Nerdin won seats in the Tuesday, May 21, special district election, as did Bill Wolfe and John Willer, the firefighter-backed ticket at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue.
Judge: Sheriff cannot rewrite inmate’s sentence
A former bookkeeper at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center who was convicted of embezzlement is headed back to jail after an early release that sparked a court discussion about the sheriff’s authority in Wasco County.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites visitors to join a park ranger for a guided tour of The Dalles Dam during Memorial Day weekend.
Columbia Gorge CASA has been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. This certification recognizes that Columbia Gorge CASA is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy
The Sherman Experiment Station field day is planned for Wednesday June 12. Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service are co-hosting this field day for the agricultural community. Anyone with an interest in agriculture is encouraged to attend.
Area residents are invited to attend a meeting to hear findings regarding architectural review of various sites in Maupin that have been considered for a new public library.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports for May 17, 2013
Wasco County Circuit Court Joel Christopher Smith, 39, 18 months supervised probation, $600 court costs, for possession of methamphetamine, a Class C felony. Andrew William Glen Buckles, 25, 40 days jail, with credit for time served, 36 months supervised probation, $200 court costs, for fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence, a Class C felony. A charge of harassment was dismissed.
Citizens asked to try to avoid burning now Burning permits issued by Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue will become invalid effective May 20, and burning within the jurisdiction will be banned, but fire officials are urging people to avoid burning even before that date as a result of higher than usual fire danger.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports for Wednesday, May 16, 2013.
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