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Neita Cecil

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Bethany Lutheran to launch new school

Bethany Lutheran Church in The Dalles is opening a new elementary school in fall 2014. Called Columbia Lutheran School, it will be housed within the church itself, in rooms that will soon be remodeled into sizeable classrooms, said Pastor Jesse Jacobsen.

Gorge Commission OKs Murdoch pact

Settlement leaves Arndt boundary in place

Trailer in Wamic destroyed by fire

Confusion exists among agencies about occupancy status of tenants

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St. Mary’s sends teams to Mathcounts

Students crunch the numbers

Public Meetings from March 3

Public Meetings from March 3

In game world change is constant

The computer gaming industry changes at such a rapid clip that it sees in just one year the equivalent of 10 years of change in other industries.

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A World of Games

Game maker wants to put gorge on the map

Church news in brief, Feb. 27

Church news in brief.

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Surgeon takes skills to impoverished Guinea

Dr. Jeff Mathisen went to Africa the first time to spell a surgeon who needed to take a month off for training and some down time.

St. Vincent’s struggles

Social services could be affected

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Fire destroys former motel at Biggs Junction

Fire destroyed a five-unit former motel at the far west end of Biggs Junction yesterday morning, Feb. 24, but all four residents escaped safely, and law officers helped them remove their belongings.

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Haunted by a Murder

Emotions surface over child’s birthday

Church news in brief, Feb. 14

Church news in brief, Feb. 14, 2014.

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Jepson retiring from ministry after 63 years

Dr. Julius Jepson, pastor at Life in Christ Center, is giving his last sermon Feb. 23, and will be retiring after 63 years in the ministry.

Waste role sparks county conflict

Both Wasco County and public health want hazardous waste function

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Recovery class expands to include kids

An addiction recovery program at Covenant Christian Community Church is offering a second program aimed at children of those battling or in recovery from addictions.

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New windows will lower costs, make church cozier

As shepherds of a historic building, members of United Church of Christ Congregational have their hands full with ongoing maintenance requirements.

Chicken gang makes a break

Neighbor complains over fowl deeds

Officer shooting ruled justified

The Dalles Police Det. Jamie Carrico returned to work today after a Klickitat County coroner’s inquest ruled his 2013 fatal shooting of a rape suspect in Wishram was justifiable homicide.

Willamette companies fined for illegal dumping of hazardous waste

Wasco County Landfill workers unknowingly handled the substance, which can catch fire if exposed to water.

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Nazarene church welcomes new pastor

The Dalles Church of the Nazarene welcomed a new pastor in December, Aaron Mednansky, a South Dakota native who left a small church there to come here.

Church news in brief

Church events in brief, from Jan. 24, 2014.

Pool plan wins planning commission approval

Demolition due in May or June

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Kitchen, dinners, trips highlight super auction

Annual event arrives Feb. 1

Transit center coming soon

Commission approves permit for new building

Church news in brief, Jan 17

Church news in brief from Jan. 17, 2014.

Stern words prompt Murdock border settlement

Lack of gorge accord could have led to appeals stretching out over years

Inquest set in Klickitat County police shooting

Washington protocal requires inquest for all police shootings.

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Born Out of Time

Top-hatted couple say they feel drawn to earlier centuries

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Small steps can clear space for Christmas joy

Tim Vance began a class at Gateway Presbyterian Church last Sunday by asking: “What are the first three words that come to your mind when I say it’s 10 days before Christmas?”

Rail crew disturbs pre-historic human remains

BNSF could face fines, costs

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Wishram live nativity performs Dec. 20-22

Each year the live nativity scene in Wishram adds another touch of authenticity to its little town of Bethlehem, and this year women are baking bread and a man will be making walking sticks.

Federal grant funds 3 firefighters

Personnel will help staff second fire station

Church news in brief

Church news in brief.

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Worship choir series begins Friday, Dec. 6

The Dalles Worship Choir is preparing for its 11th annual series of concerts at area churches, which will begin tonight at First Christian Church at 7 p.m. The choir, under the direction of Shawn Lutz, consists of about 55 members from 11 area churches. The majority of the choir has been singing since the first concert series in 2003, Lutz said.

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Martin looks back on 25 years with ACTS

A brother’s death propelled Martin to act

Klickitat County to study gorge planning

Commission wants to understand why the land use process takes so long

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Islam: ‘completing manners’

Practicing Muslim Ahmed Atieh explains his faith and why radical Muslims are ‘not related to Islam’

Fire district plans upgrades

Google money will fund work

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Big donations from a small church

Bingen First Baptist is a tiny church with a big heart, especially when it comes to donating care boxes to needy kids worldwide as part of Operation Christmas Child.

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Record cocaine seizure in Sherman County

The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office has had a busy month of traffic stops resulting in drug hauls, including one that yielded 31 pounds of marijuana and eight pounds of cocaine seized off a commercial passenger bus.

Gorge to get ‘deep dive’ review

Grant will pay for work on urban area policy

Volunteers offer Medicare help

A little advance information can help seniors avoid bureaucratic woes

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RV destroyed by fire

An 1972 Apollo motor home was destroyed by fire Sunday, Nov.3, in a 6 p.m. blaze. The man who lived in the motor home was not in it at the time.

GOP state leader runs for governor

Dennis Richardson takes aim at high unemployment, bureaucracy

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Students minister to poor in San Francisco

For a third year now, local teens went on a mission to San Francisco’s toughest neighborhood, the Tenderloin, to minister to residents there.

Gorge: examining the lines

Gorge Commission takes up longstanding boundary issues

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Teacher seeks art supplies for Honduran children

When St. Mary’s Academy teacher Lise Larsen went on a diving trip to Honduras this summer, she packed for fun and sun, but also brought a huge suitcase stuffed with $300 in art supplies for impoverished local school kids.

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Fire hits historic house; Bedroom blaze does $100,000 in damage

The historic Hudson House sustained about $100,000 in damage following a Sunday evening fire that started in an upstairs bedroom. The four occupants got out safely.

TD officer injured during rape investigation

Man killed in gunfire exchange A The Dalles city police officer who was shot and wounded by a fleeing person of interest in a rape case returned fire, killing the man Wednesday night in Wishram.