For the record from Oct. 21

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 21

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Long marriage ‘50/50 deal’

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.

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Clerk: OR vote secure

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.

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M98 to boost HS graduation

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.

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Editorial: Slate of city challengers endorsed

The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board convened Wednesday to make endorsements for two city council races and a three-way contest for mayor.

Voters will receive missing ballot info

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.

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Digging in Deep

Todd Walter has always liked traveling in the fast lane — especially when it’s off road and involves rough terrain. Born and raised in The Dalles, Walter’s lifelong fascination with motorsports recently paid off with a second place win in the Blue Water Desert Challenge in Parker, Ariz., that was organized by the Best in the Desert Racing Association.

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Car crashes near Riverfront park, Marina

A vehicle crashed at Riverfront Park and The Dalles Marina, and the driver reportedly ran into the river Thursday afternoon. Investigation ongoing. Details in Friday's Chronicle.

For the record from Oct. 20

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 20, 2016.

Outage darkens south Wasco

Wasco Electric Cooperative and Northern Wasco County PUD experienced a widespread power outage at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday that was caused by a disruption in Bonneville Power Administration service at its Maupin transmission station.

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Long-Curtiss seeks office

Darcy Long-Curtiss got her first taste of community political involvement as a high schooler in The Dalles, when she participated in a city visioning meeting and it piqued her interest. She now hopes to further that involvement by gaining a seat on The Dalles City Council. She is one of three candidates seeking to fill council Position 2, which is being vacated by Dan Spatz. Also running are Dana Journey, a police officer for the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, and Clay Johnson, who works at a desalination plant in The Dalles.

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Nose to Nose

A deer comes nose-to-nose with a Great Blue Heron garden sculpture in this trail camera photograph contributed by Flora Gibson. Trail cameras are small cameras in waterproof housing triggered by motion. The Chronicle encourages readers to submit their local photographs for publication: Email, include the name of the photographer and a description of the subject.

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Sinclair Dinocare

A dinosaur has been spotted in The Dalles. The gas station at 801 E. Third Street, which used to be under the Shell banner, has been “rebranded” as a Sinclair station.

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A cool dream comes true at DQ

Fulfilling a dream that spanned nearly two decades, Barbara Land — the longtime manager of Dairy Queen in The Dalles — has now become the owner of the business.

For the record from Oct. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 19, 2016.



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