A group of parents with students in next year’s graduating class at The Dalles High School have an ambitious plan for boosting 2017 graduation rates: a three-day trip to Disneyland. The senior party was announced last month, giving the class of 2017 extra time to fundraise.
The Wasco County Fair is sticking with the theme “What Happens in Tygh Vegas…” Despite receiving pushback from 4-H and others, the fair board unanimously approved the 2016 theme at its May 9 meeting in Tygh Valley. Zachary Harvey, chairman of the fair board, said he, Chris Schanno, Colleena Tenold-Sauter, Ken Polehn and Michael Hunt did discuss changing the theme before making their final decision.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has good news to deliver at Saturday’s town hall in The Dalles about progress to rename the local veterans’ clinic after a soldier who earned the Medal of Honor for heroism in Korea. The town hall will be held in Wasco County will be held at 8:30 a.m. on May 21 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, 402 E. Scenic Drive.
Class of 2017 has eyes on Disneyland
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from May 18
Pat Ashmore, deputy superintendent of the Oregon State Police in Salem, has been appointed police chief for the City of The Dalles. Ashmore resides in The Dalles and is a native of The Dalles.
Wasco County’s law enforcement agencies have a new tool to aid in the investigation of domestic violence cases.
Ballot return was 50 percent
Results so far, updated 10:40 p.m.: Wasco County Commissioner, Position 2: Rodger Nichols, 45.50 percent, with 2,434 votes. Incumbent Steve Kramer, 54.1 percent, with 2,894 Votes. Final update in a.m.
The Dufur Community Cemetery is, well, a mess of weeds and grass, and two Boyd residents want to get it spruced up for Memorial Day.
Oregon voters have until today at 8 p.m. to turn in their ballots for the May primary. Local drop boxes are located at the Wasco County Courthouse, 511 Washington Street in The Dalles, and Maupin City Hall, 408 Deschutes Avenue. The Dalles Rotary Club will also be collecting ballots from motorists outside the courthouse. As of Monday, 34.79 percent of Wasco County ballots had been returned, compared to 29.3 percent statewide. After the polls close, election results will be posted on The Dalles Chronicle’s Facebook page and at thedalleschronicle.com.
An appeal hearing last week in Salem of a state-issued wetlands fill permit for a proposed Walmart superstore in The Dalles focused on whether the project had to meet a public need or not.
Fire, police, lottery reports
OSP seeks help finding family of longtime homeless man
Looking Back on May 15, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle