Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 25, 2016
Scott Baker, the new director of the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District, originally set out to be a middle school science teacher.
The city of The Dalles has issued a preliminary economic growth report that found most people who work here commute, and most commuters travel as far as 50 miles.
Healing the Earth
A male and female, both wearing orange jack-o’-lantern type masks and brandishing guns, held up a gas station on the west end of town late Sunday night and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police say.
Community members are invited to learn more about candidates for local, state and federal elected offices at a special forum tonight, Oct. 25, at The Dalles High School.
A male and female, both wearing masks and brandishing guns, held up a gas station on the west end of town late Sunday night and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police say.
Acoustic Eidolon, based in Colorado and featuring Joe Scott on double-neck “guitjo” and guitar and Hannah Alkire on cello perform Thursday night at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles. The concert was part of this year’s Mid-Columbia Community Concerts. The viruoso performance, mixing an eclectic assortment of instrumental and vocal works, was well attended. Mark B. Gibson photo
If you contact Concordia Lutheran Church in Hood River or Bethany Lutheran Church in The Dalles and ask for “Pastor Jesse,” you’ll now need to get a bit more specific. The dual parish is happy to announce the arrival of Pastor Jesse DeDeyne, who will be formally installed in a special service at Concordia Lutheran on Sunday, Oct. 23. He joins Pastor Jesse Jacobsen, who has shepherded the parish since 2006.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 21
Williard “Pete” Johnson and his wife, Eva, have been married 67 years this month and credit the longevity of their marriage to making it a “50/50 deal.” “It’s got to be that or you are not going to make it through,” she said.
Heightened concerns nationwide about voting fraud are even being expressed here in Wasco County. “We had one man come in to today and say, ‘I’m concerned about voter fraud, can you tell me about these voters?’” said Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee on Tuesday.
With 10,000 Oregon students failing to graduate from high school every year, Measure 98 aims to reduce that number by boosting career and technical classes and adding dropout prevention measures.
The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board convened Wednesday to make endorsements for two city council races and a three-way contest for mayor.
Every voter within the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue District will receive a flyer from the Wasco County Clerk’s office to provide missing information about a general obligation bond in another flyer that was sent out with their ballot, according to Lisa Gambee, county clerk. She said the flyer distributed Wednesday was missing the text that says property owners would pay $.21 per thousand of assessed value for the bond, which equates to an average annual cost of $21 per $100,000 of assessed value.