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Neita Cecil

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Chess success at state

The Dalles High School sophomores Chase Snodgrass and Jacob Holloran each won two of five matches at the state Chess for Success tournament in Portland earlier this month, putting them in a tie for fifth place.

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Bound for the big time

Teen is already a paid actor

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Backpack program gets large donation

Students raise $1,175 cash

Wolfe resigns from fire board

Bill Wolfe, a retired 37-year firefighter who defeated an incumbent to get on the Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue board in 2013, resigned last month, saying his participation had been “contentious and ineffective.”

Syphilis cases reported here

Three reported since ‘13

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Realtor feared the worst

Ashley sensed eviction would be problematic

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The world, and back to Wasco County

To get a sense of what a doer and achiever Mike Davis is, here’s just one insight: he needs only three to five hours of sleep a night.

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Help in a time of trouble

When Amanda Fedunok started police academy last February as a recruit for The Dalles Police Department, she had an ambitious goal: she wanted to earn the top academic honor in her class of 40.

DA bristles over painting

Public health worker threatened with charges

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Firing up for the Fourth

Committee seeking fireworks funding

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10 year old fights Leukemia

Prayer and support have helped family

State won’t study loans

The state said it didn’t have enough resources to investigate a claim by an electrician that large cash reserves from building codes fees were improperly used as internal loans by the entity that manages building codes services. The March 2 letter from the state’s building codes division to that managing entity, the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, said, “The division does not have adequate staff resources to evaluate these loans or further this investigation.”

Building codes issues debated

MCCOG seeks role in study

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TDMS presents ‘Annie, Jr.’

School has first play after hiatus

Food co-op idea progresses

Planning for a local food co-op in The Dalles continues, and a founding team has formed to further explore the option.

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Big Plans by Design

Shop class nurtures student goals, hands-on skills in mechanics

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Unitarian Universalists install minister

Judy Zimmerman will be installed as the first “settled” or permanent minister of the Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Saturday, March 7 in Hood River.

Edible pot found at TDMS

Police arrest three students

County revamps two departments

When the directors of Wasco County’s public works and planning departments almost simultaneously retired or moved, the idea of replacing them with one person was floated as a cost-saving measure.

State grant ups jail beds

The 50-bed limit for Wasco County at the regional jail has been a frustration for county law officials, but a state grant will help ease that burden — at least until the end of the fiscal year.

County eyes building code issue

Task force studies complaints

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Redside seniors leave a leadership legacy

A winning legacy is in place for SWC’s future success

TDHS going to trimesters

New system set to start in fall 2015

Health lawsuit still underway

The lawsuit filed against Wasco County asking that the Dec. 17 decision to leave the regional health district be voided will not be dropped yet, even though the county did rescind that vote Wednesday.

County rescinds vote

Officials plan to study health services, costs

County sued for health vote

Lawsuit claims actions illegal

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Gorge panel, county sign pact

Historic agreement brings Klickitat to NSA planning table

County may re-visit health district vote

Officials could revisit health district decision

MCMC infection rates low

Federal study misrepresents data

County backs gun rights

Commission sends letter to Oregon Legislature

Scam costs local woman $5,000

Scammer cusses out police chief

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Zion Lutheran finds ideal leader

Tyler Beane returns to TD

County audit spots trouble

Second audit seeks remedy

Dustup at Dufur over playing time

Three men got into a fight in Dufur Tuesday night over how much playing time elementary school boys were getting on a basketball team, according to the Wasco County sheriff’s log. The mother of a player participating in the Dufur Parks and Recreation program had texted the coach earlier, saying her son wasn’t getting enough playing time.

TD co-op idea well supported ing well attended

After an unexpectedly large turnout of 60 people for the first meeting on the idea of forming a food co-op in The Dalles, work is turning to naming a founding team to continue the effort.

Man hit by train, lives

Subject decided to sit on tracks

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Hands-on Learning

Wahtonka is ‘project central’

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St. Mary’s auction Feb. 7

Family activities take place tonight

School clarifies dropout rate

Stats are half of reported figure

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Injured skier takes steps

The Dalles skiing standout Maya Barnard-Davidson, who was seriously injured in a New Year’s Eve ski accident, could move soon to a rehab facility after nearly four weeks in the hospital.

New victims in bank case

Five women were targeted

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Ladies Who Lunch

Group has met too many years to remember

Wasco County’s Dec. health vote challenged

Citizen files records request

Local food co-op studied

First meeting set for Jan. 29

Health district split proceeding

Kathy Schwartz, a former director of the then-Wasco-Sherman Health Department, has volunteered to help Wasco County as it prepares to leave the regional public health district. Schwartz, an RN with a master’s degree in public health administration, joined the department in 1991 and was its director from 1999 to 2007. She still works in health care locally.

Walmart site appealed again

Wetlands mitigation challenged

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LDS ward names Laughmiller bishop

Russell Loughmiller, 39, is the new bishop of The Dalles’ Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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High School band Portland-bound

Group is part of Starlight Parade

Station remodel to start

Interior demo set to begin in week or two

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Ongoing vigil

Every day brings mix of hope, fear for TD skier