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Kirchhofer certified for retirement services

Douglas Kirchhofer, financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual, has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Penn.

Tennison leads nursing team

Leana Tennison has been named the new Director of Nursing at Columbia Basin Care, a not-for-profit nursing home in The Dalles offering long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. She joined Columbia Basin in September, managing the clinical needs of over 60 residents and providing leadership to a team of caregivers, according to a press release from the care facility.

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Investment in Golf

Mike Urness (left), president of The Dalles Country Club, accepted deliver of four Toro mowers from Bill Franzke, territory manager for Western Equipment & Irrigation in Sherwood, on Monday. Urness said each of the four mowers is designed for a specific use in maintaining fairways, greens, tee-boxes, and rough at the golf course.

What's happening from Sept. 28

September Wednesday, September 28 GORGE CHAPTER: Coastal Conservation Association Oregon is seeking to form a gorge chapter and invites people interested in keeping fishing licenses affordable and hatcheries open to come to a meeting starting at 6 p.m. at the Charburger Country in Hood River, 4100 Westcliff Drive. For more information call Chris Cone at 541-213-1464.

Helicopter activities resume in scenic area

With the decrease in fire risk this fall, helicopter activity will resume in the upper Catherine and Major Creek areas as part of a project to restore historic forest types in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The area is located northwest of Lyle and the Klickitat River.

For the record, from Sept. 28

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 28, 2016

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TD, HR robber sentenced

Shepherd pleads guilty, will serve over seven years

A Hood River man was sentenced this week for robbing a business in his hometown and another in Wasco County. Tucker Douglas Shepherd, 21, will spend nine years in prison and pay restitution to both Subway in Hood River and Jack’s Mini Mart in The Dalles. Hood River County District Attorney John Sewell and Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley worked together on a settlement for both cases. “We felt the sentence was fair and appropriate,” said Nisley. Shepherd held up the Subway on Cascade Avenue with a shotgun on July 3 before fleeing the scene with cash in tow. \He was arrested at Hood River Library later that week. He also robbed Jack’s by The Dalles Bridge the day before his arrest. Shepherd appeared last week before Judge John Wolf in the Hood River County courthouse, via video feed from Northern Oregon Regional Corrections facility, to enter his first guilty plea. Except for briefly answering Wolf’s questions, Shepherd didn’t speak during his hearing. It was over in about five minutes. Shepherd’s attorney, Bernice Melamud, testified, “On July 3, 2016, Mr. Shepherd entered Subway in Hood River with a shotgun and threatened physical force on (a female Subway employee) who was working at the cash register, in the course of committing theft.”

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TDMS teacher nabs Carnegie gig

Leslie Sullivan teaches her music students at The Dalles Middle School the importance of striving for their dreams. On Oct. 2, she will live out one of her own by singing at Carnegie Hall.

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Lawrence asks voters for third term

In 2012 and 2014, Steve Lawrence ran unopposed for mayor of The Dalles. This year, he faces two opponents – Solea Kabakov and Susan Barr Harris. But Lawrence said he believes having a contested race is good for voters, because it allows for a wider discussion of various issues.

Road closure Thursday

City of The Dalles Public Works Department will be repairing a section of water main line along East Scenic Drive Thursday, Sept. 29. Traffic control flaggers will direct one-lane traffic at the intersection of East Scenic Drive and Ester Way between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to facilitate the main line work.

Cop charged by dog, fires weapon

A city police officer responding to a call last Thursday afternoon of two dogs attacking chickens had to shoot several times when one of the dogs charged at him.

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City rules govern election signs

When Stephanie Rawlings, a server at Zim’s Brau Haus, hung a campaign banner for The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence on the east side of the outdoor parklet, she did not know that act was prohibited by the city’s sign code.

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Pipe bomb found at Rowena Crest

A Portland man taking pictures at Rowena Crest Friday afternoon spotted what turned out to be a pipe bomb, which was detonated by the Oregon State Police bomb squad hours later.

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Native Americans protest effort to bottle water in town

SALEM (AP) — Native Americans dressed in traditional garb came to the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to protest persistent attempts to bring a Nestle water bottling plant to an Oregon county that rejected the plan in a ballot measure in May. One protester is on a hunger strike.

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Looking Back on September 25

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