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For the record from May 12

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from May 12, 2015.

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Prisoners at Spooky’s

Mama Jane’s Pancake House lead cook Minvera Cornejo, left, and owner Kristy Long participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-Up Friday. Local business owners and community leaders were “locked up” at Spooky’s Pizza and called family, friends and co-workers to make donations towards their “bail.” In its first year in The Dalles, the fundraiser collected $10,000.

Cherry fruit fly fight begins

Cherry Fruit Fly models developed by Oregon State University indicate that the cherry fruit fly emerged in The Dalles on Sunday, May 10.

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Preschooler in a battle for life

Friends plan prom as fundraiser

Record from May 9

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from May 9, 2015.

Professor shoved at CGCC

A man upset over a test repeatedly pushed a teacher at Columbia Gorge Community College last week, and was finally pinned down by the teacher and other students until police arrived. Kelly B. Petteys, 50, of Parkdale was arrested Wednesday, April 29, on charges of harassment, second-degree disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal trespass, fourth-degree assault and resisting arrest, said The Dalles police Chief Jay Waterbury.

City ponders new economic staffer

The Dalles City Council is considering the addition of a new full-time “project coordinator” position under the auspices of economic development.

County to declare drought emergency

Rock Creek Reservoir has dropped by 6 to 8 feet

Road work

Both lanes of West Third Place from the intersection with Trevitt Street and east to Lincoln Street will be closed to traffic, including emergency vehicles, Monday through Thursday, May 11-14, for street surface work.

Glenwood fights Indian land petition

Petition to include town in reservation has long history

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‘Women are veterans, too’

Margie Anderson served with pride, now wants to help others

Commentary: Help support a successful community college in gorge

The citizens of Hood River and Wasco counties have invested time and money over decades in building up Columbia Gorge Community College so that is now recognized as one of the most successful small community colleges in the state and nation.

For the record from May 7

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from May 7, 2015.

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Palmer heads to exclusive training

Accepted to eight of the 11 elite college theater programs he auditioned for, The Dalles High School senior Jordan Palmer has settled on the prestigious Boston Conservatory. His freshman class will be the first to enter a new program at the conservatory called contemporary theater.

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MCMC leases two sites downtown TD

Vacant buildings will be put to use


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