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A ‘riveting’ adventure

Ada Wyn Parker felt it was her patriotic duty to work at a military base in California during World War II, but never thought about the fact that she was starting a social movement. Parker, 94, has always gone by the name Wyn and was the first “Rosie the Riveter” to build and repair airplanes during World War II.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Hourglass speech marks time

Philip Dunagan of Mosier finishes high school this week — he is homeschooled — and looks forward to a future that includes motivational speaking and “meeting extreme needs” around the world. His plan to inspire others with words seems to have great potential given that Dunagan, 17, recently wrote a speech that won first place in a state competition and second place at the national level, netting him $19,275 in scholarships.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

‘In Flanders Field’ symbolizes fallen warriors

Every May, VFW Post 2471 members can be seen at local stores distributing red poppies to symbolize the blood of American troops lost to war. The poppies have been associated with fallen warriors since World War I, when they grew on graves in the area straddling the Belgian province of West Flanders and East Flanders.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Paying the Ultimate Sacrifice

Editor’s Note: The following story is reprinted from Living the Oath, a book written by RaeLynn Ricarte, managing editor, about the tragedy endured by Monica McNeal, a Gold Star mom who has become a friend through their joint efforts to take care of returning combat veterans and their families.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

History forum June 2

The annual meeting of Original Wasco County Courthouse Preservation, Inc. is Saturday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m., at the original courthouse, the 1859 building at 410 W. 2nd Place, behind the Chamber of Commerce in The Dalles.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Changing Times

Bob Walcott, site leader for Hood River Painting, tests color on the wall of the old Tum A Lum Lumber building in the 800 block of E. Second Street, downtown The Dalles. The building will soon house The Dalles Chronicle, which has been conferring with Jake Grossmiller, a representative from The Dalles Mural Society about how to get a new mural in place.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Couple stiffed with fake $100

Clayton Carter and his wife made a few hundred bucks at a garage sale the other day, but they then learned that a $100 bill a woman used to buy a $5 item was a fake.

May 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Memorial Day events planned

Memorial Day observances are planned in The Dalles and Wasco on Monday, May 28, and each community is marking the annual event in a different way.

May 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Fire guts TD home Wednesday night

A house fire on E. 16th Street in The Dalles broke out Wednesday evening, May 23, at around 6:15 p.m., destroying the home and partially lighting the house next door, 1701 E. 16th Street, on fire. Three fire engines responded within minutes, but it was too late for the fully-engulfed home and they concentrated on keeping the fire from spreading to neighboring residences.

May 24, 2018 6:38 a.m. read more..
 

A community of lifesavers

In what one called a community effort, three civilians and three police officers lifted a car off a man April 27, pulled him to safety and gave him CPR that turned his bluish-purplish face back to pink. Mike Heverly, 53, was airlifted to Portland and spent six days at Oregon Health & Science University.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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