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Tum-A-Lum to acquire Marson and Marson

Tum-A-Lum Lumber, a chain of retail building material centers in Oregon, announced last week it had reached an agreement in principle to acquire Marson and Marson Lumber Inc. in Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Chelan and Cle Elum, Wash.

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Schertenleib named top Realtor

Being the best realtor seems to run in the family for sisters Becky Schertenleib and Nan Wimmers, co-owners of Columbia Gorge Real Estate in The Dalles.

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Derailment costs continue to rise

VANCOUVER (AP) — Six months after a train hauling Bakken crude oil derailed in Mosier, officials in Washington, Oregon, and elsewhere are still tabulating a bill to send to Union Pacific Railroad.

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Standing up for Standing Rock

Two Mosier men are heading to the frozen plains this month to support the protesters at Standing Rock.

For the Record from December 6, 2016

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Dec. 6

TD city to hold ‘meet and greet’

The city of The Dalles invites the community to attend a “Meet and Greet” event on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the city council chambers at The Dalles City Hall.

Downtown hosts Santa Saturday

The annual Santa in the Downtown event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and again on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the former Griffith Motors building, 523 E. Third Street (across from Sawyer’s True Value).

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Airport project readies for take off

As operations at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport continue to expand and diversify, new facilities are on the drawing board to keep up with increasing demand.

Agencies look at dam removal

Three federal agencies will take public comment in The Dalles tonight, Dec. 6, about the effect of 14 dams on air, water, land and wildlife along the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Two dogs go on spree, kill feline

A pair of dogs went on a spree in Murray’s Addition last Thursday, killing a cat, biting a man’s pant leg, and attempting to get at chickens and other dogs before being caught and taken to the animal shelter.

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Overcoming life’s hurdles

Special Olympics is far more than giving an intellectually disabled athlete the opportunity to win a medal; the program showcases the determination and strength of the human spirit.

For the Record from November 2, 2016

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Dec. 2

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Walden chosen to chair Energy and Commerce

PORTLAND (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon has been elected to serve as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington, D.C.

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Keeping star light bright

Volunteers add a little extra shine to the local holiday season

Every holiday season for the past 24 years, a 40-foot star has shone on the west end of The Dalles, illuminating the night sky for motorists and area residents alike. The Fun Group knows that few people are thinking about the logistics involved in keeping the star lit, and that’s the way they want it to be.

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Homeless profile still rising in TD

Transients in The Dalles are becoming more numerous and more visible, police officers say. Longtime officers with 20-plus years on the force say the problem is much more notable than earlier in their careers.

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