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Victoria Osborne

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School district struggles to fill Chenowith board post

Deadline to apply is Thursday, Aug. 14

D21 expands language arts

Officials aim for uniform class standards

County sets two hearings for road taxing district

Two public hearings on the proposed Wasco County road taxing district are set for Aug. 6 and Aug. 11 in The Dalles and Dufur respectively.

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Langer heads to Distinguished Young Women competition in Salem

Wasco County winner aims for forensics career

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‘Soap,’ a one-act ‘tragicomedy’ premiers Thursday

“The dinner table is set, the family is gathered… and everything just goes downhill from there.” That’s how Augustus Thomas, writer and director of After School Production’s latest summer one-act describes “Soap.”

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Community School seeks books

New project aims to promote community literacy

South County: Road proposal too costly

Residents of Maupin and greater south Wasco County told the Wasco County Board of Commissioners the cost of a proposed roads service district tax was too high and paying for it shouldn’t rest on rural and small-town shoulders alone.

Hot cars present a danger to pets left inside

Numerous calls were received by law enforcement officials over the weekend regarding dogs left unattended in vehicles during the latest slew of scorching hot summer days.

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Board approves school logo

The final logo design for The Dalles High School Riverhawks was approved by the District 21 School Board July 10.

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Community school digs in

It may still be summer, but some young people are working for diplomas

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D21 resumes logo talk

School board could make decision on July 10

School board members postponed adopting a final mascot design until a review of current logo offerings and potential revisions can take place at the next District 21 meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. July 10 in the Wahtonka campus library. Board members expressed doubts about the design submitted for approval at the June 26 meeting and complaints about the process through which it had been selected.

County moves on road plan

First public hearing set for July

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A place for homeless youth

Advocate plans to open shelter

County focuses on river safety

Full-time deputy will patrol Lower Deschutes

D21 reviews year-end reports

Principals look at proficiency in key subjects

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A Splashy Send-off

Colonel Wright students dive in to water fun as school year ends

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Google gives a lesson in Internet safety

About 600 students crowded onto gymnasium bleachers on June 5 to listen and learn five habits that could potentially teach them how to be safer online and help them to avoid threats like harassment and cyber bullying.

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Valedictorian and Salutatorian look past graduation; graduation ceremonies June 7

Students scrambled over metal chairs hot to the touch beneath the brilliant sunlight on June 5 as the class of 2014 went through a graduation practice run, for which the real deal is set to take place Saturday, June 7 at 11 a.m.

Wasco County sees fund decline

Declining grants and safety net play a role

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AP World wages war on Amotan field

Students raise war cries in all-out Trojan war

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Uncommon Bonds

After nursing their late spouses through final days, Hank and Linda Brown met giving back

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Resident aims to boost literacy

Take one, leave one is Little Free Library motto

County to seek road tax

Voters will face the issue in November

Student scholarships announced at awards night

Scores of students were applauded for their hard work and commitment to their education at the The Dalles High School annual Senior Awards Ceremony on May 20.

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Dufur 4-H Tech wages a ‘Battle of the Bots’

Students compete for top bot scores by working cooperatively

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Help for a Rainy Day

Run-walk will help provide adaptive equipment for school children

D21 rap rematch resolves controversy

North Wasco County School District libraries held a rap rematch between teachers and wordsmiths “Sequential” Seth Hedberg and “Linear” Ben Lin at The Dalles Middle School on May 14.

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Chenowith Elementary gets a new makeover

Student mosaic designs called ‘the start of a new tradition’

County, city to discuss roads

Terms surrounding the County Roads Department’s proposed creation of a new taxingdistrict have yet to be finalized since Wasco County Commissioners agreed May 7 to postpone a decision until more discussion between the county and city governments can take place.

D21 budget allows for more staffers, books

An 11.66 percent increase in general fund revenues means North Wasco County School District will be able to restore several jobs and “do more with more for the first time in a long time,” said District Superintendent Candy Armstrong.

County eyes ranch injunction

Unpermitted gatherings at issue

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Assembly celebrates cultural diversity

Students of The Dalles High School gathered in the auditorium on May 1 to celebrate the many varied cultural identities that populate the school’s busy hallways.

County bans dispensaries

One-year pot moratorium now in effect

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Wind Challenge on the horizon

About 20 teams consisting of middle and high school students from around the Columbia gorge region will be putting their technology skills to the test as well as competing for a chance to win one of several educational prizes at this year’s Wind Challenge, taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 3 at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

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Accident victim expresses gratitude for care

Resident of The Dalles Thomas Leech said he ventured from his home, braving the cold weather conditions that raged on the evening of March 9, to purchase a half gallon of milk at Dinty’s Market on East 2nd Street.

Riverhawks recommended by Mascot Committee

Board supportive of selection

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Wahtonka seeks high school students

New community school due to open July 7

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Last Delivery

Retiring downtown mail carrier Dave Miller looks forward to what’s next

Grant focuses on feelings

A $20,000 grant is aimed at helping children learn how to identify and address their feelings.

Langley throws hat in ring for county seat

Long-time The Dalles resident and one of this year’s Wasco county commissioner candidates, Chuck Langley says he’s running for office with one major goal in mind: Reinvigorating the discussion on urban renewal and raising awareness about why, according to him, it’s anything but good for the community in the long run.

April 12 Compassion Tea benefits cancer patients

Fundraiser will help the Pink Project provide gift bags

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Rally debuts mascot options

Community involvement continues

Rafferty touts conservative values

Governor candidate opposes foreign investment

More gatherings worry neighbors

County OKs What the Festival event permit

Modular purchase exempt from low-bid rule

The North Wasco County School District 21 Board agreed to allow the district superintendent to consider more factors than just low bid when considering options for four new modular buildings.

Mosier situation points to critical water issues

Maintaining regional watersheds remains a critical factor when it comes to supporting Wasco County infrastructure, particularly in Mosier’s watershed.

County hears plea for projects

More money needed to implement top projects, says development district director

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4-H program fosters future engineers

After finishing their classes for the day, a handful of students gather at The Dalles High School to work on projects designed to enhance their technology skills and learn how to build ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles.

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Chess teams compete at state

The Dalles Middle School chess team achieved victory over Ponderosa Middle School and Hepner Junior High School at the State Chess for Success competition in Portland on Friday, March 14.

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Pocket full of feelings

New tool designed to help kids understand their feelings help reduce a host of social problems

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