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Neita Cecil

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Summer brings Young Life camp

Summer camp June 20-26

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Hometown USA Days launches

Will honor vets, show town pride

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Hill faces third surgery today

Dee Hill opened her eyes briefly Tuesday morning and will have a third surgery today, Wednesday, after being accidentally shot Saturday by her husband, who has dementia.

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Ex-sheriff in accidental shooting

Dee Hill in critical condition

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All that Jazz

From dusty to dazzling, pianos are repurposed by art students

Parks audit finds issues

Weak cash handling rules were targeted

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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.

Treasurer stripped of duties

Krause says he will not resign post

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Pool work on schedule

Decking and plastering set

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Milestone for Maya

Skull bone to be replaced soon

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Mass choir performs May 8

Students gearing up for show

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Some TLC for high school

Brass panels get shined

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Music appreciation 101

Fan shows love with afghan

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St. Mary’s celebrates 150th

Art auction/reunion set

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For kids, by kids

Bike donation group starts

TDHS benefit for ALS

Several fundraisers planned

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GISMO museum opening

Hands-on expo at Wahtonka

Schwartz backs health district

Volunteer Kathy Schwartz, asked by Wasco County to help study public health delivery options, believes a public health district is the best way to go and hopes to convince the county of it.

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James Otto concert set

Grammy nominee here July 3

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Historic Chinese Building open for tour

Thanks to its relocation to First Street, the Northwest Cherry Festival this year offers a rare glimpse into a little known era of local history: that of the Chinese settlement in The Dalles dating back to the 1880s.

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Cherry Festival entertainment varies

Sock hop set for Saturday

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Home show expanded this year

Outdoor vendors will expand into fourth street near Civic

$950K verdict in MCMC trial

Victim wins punitive damages

A cherry of a ride

Bike race coming Sunday

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Long-time spiritual leader in region dies

Remembering The Rt. Rev. Bishop Rustin Kimsey

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Getting ready for the real thing

MCMC gets sepsis training

Changes for D21 virtual academy

Open house set April 15

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Top Dog!

TD border terrier knocks top-ranked rival off first-place platform at famous show

Health district suit still on

Legal fees are new focus

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Police arrest teen tagger

Juvenile, 15, accused of 31 graffiti incidents

Woman gets 18 months for elder theft

Employee caught stealing on camera

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Plans to spruce up TD high school

Chamber group eyes landscaping

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The Dalles head start earns five-star rating

The Dalles Head Start program has been awarded top honors – a Five-Star quality rating — from a state rating system.

Police nab two more taggers

Graffiti spree is worst chief remembers

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Easter sunrise service set at Pulpit Rock

Porter felt called to help

County eyes salary matrix

New pay proposal for former union employees

Second trial seeks $4M

A second trial against Mid-Columbia Medical Center stemming from a former anesthesiologist’s sexual assault of sedated female patients and hospital employees is underway in The Dalles.

Accounting report faults treasurer

Krause disputes firm’s findings

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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.”

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