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From where The Dalles Cross Country program was four years ago, there wasn’t an expectation of running under 16 minutes, trying to break school records or to be one of the best runners or teams in the state — It was just, ‘let’s just try to do good at districts.’

The Dalles cross country squad reeled off 24 personal records and posted second-place finishes in the girls varsity, and both boys and girls junior varsity, and the boys varsity added third place at the 15th annual Tualatin Invitational held on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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MORO – The Sherman Huskies officially started the 2019 6-man football season with a lopsided 78-22 victory over Harper-Huntington on Sept. 7, and based off that level of dominance, making the move down from the 8-man division appears to be a forward-thinking move for head coach Mike Somnis.

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MAUPIN – In one year, the South Wasco County Redsides turned a 3-3 record in independent play, to a 7-2 record and a 2018 playoff berth as a first-year 6-man football program.

DUFUR – The four-year magic carpet ride known as the Dufur football team has been the benchmark for many 1A programs.

During their four consecutive title runs, the Rangers have gone 49-3 over the last four years, including 33 winds in, a row and dominated the Big Sky Conference with seven wins and one forfeit, and outscored opponents by a combined 330-82 margin to take league-championship honors.

Gorge Life

Aryn and Dave Rasmussen began their first day as operations managers of the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport May 1 of this year following the retirement of previous manager Chuck Covert.

“I do most of the day-to-day stuff because my husband is a pilot for Compass Airlines,” said Aryn. “He helps me out when he’s not flying. It was very exciting to come back to the area—we’ve been trying to get back for a while.” Read more

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John “Jack” Addison Clifford Kendall, 81,  died Sept. 12, 2019, at The Springs at Mill Creek… Read more

Boaters at Pine Hollow Reservoir will soon have new and improved launch facilities, and the years-long effort to replace one boat ramp and repair another was celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony. Read more

After a multi-year hiatus, Gorge Bedquarters is back in business, selling affordable, like-new mattresses and unusual wood furniture, and it’s again at 1800 W. 10th St., in the same building as Bustos and Hernandez Construction. Read more


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“How often we recall, with regret, that Napoleon once shot at a magazine editor and missed him and killed a publisher. But we remember with charity, that his intentions were good.”

Mark Twain- Letter to Henry Mills Alden, published in the Read more



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