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 By Dick Schuller    Features    January 28, 2015 

Homespun Yarns

My old World War II Dodge Power Wagon sat there, fender kinked in and defiant. Its defiance was to start it and keep it running. My family had just finished a government homestead in Kenai, Alaska....

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    January 28, 2015 

From the best seat in the house

Many people hate change. I am not one of them. I love change. But, I had mixed feelings when I saw what Highland basketball has become. Not so much the players or the playing, but the home support,...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    January 21, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - January 21, 1965 A course in modern mathematics will be offered to teachers and interested adults beginning Friday evening. The purpose of the course is to examine the extensive changes...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    January 21, 2015

From the best seat in the house

Jesse Call continues to impress in wrestling. He had a first round pin against Granger, last week. It took a little longer against Cle...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    January 14, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - January 14, 1965 • County Engineer Strombom said the Klickitat road was back in service New Year’s eve. Traffic was reduced to slow speed, going one way in places, but repairs had...

 
 Features    January 14, 2015

Top stories of 2014: heavy focus on contentious political races

June Sheriff resigns early Klickitat County Sheriff Rick McComas will step down from his office on June 30, calling the move an early retirement. McComas first made his plans known June 3 at a...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    January 14, 2015

From the best seat in the house

Two players who were great in losing efforts this past week are Goldendale’s Dillon Shattuck and Lyle-Wishram’s Maelynn Luke. Shattuck was unstopp...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    January 14, 2015

Top sports stories of 2014

Lindsay Brown’s dominant year in track and field There is a lot to choose from in picking the top stories in sports from 2014. Achievement on the St...

 
 By Debi Budnick    Features    January 7, 2015

For Your Health

Happy New Year! If you’re kicking off 2015 intent on making a positive change in your life, I’ve got a few tools to help you. We can set ourselves up for success by learning a bit of the...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    January 7, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - January 7, 1965 • Clem Matylinski, SP&S Railway agent, said he had been told by a company official that at least two months would be necessary for repairs, “Almost the entire...

 
 Features    January 7, 2015

From the best seat in the house

It takes time for teams to gel, particularly with a change in systems that goes along with a change in coaches. That is the situation in Goldendale for boys and girls basketball. They have about a...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    December 31, 2014

Looking Back

~Remembering the 1964 Flood ~ The event started on Thursday, Dec. 17, when the temperature was 15 degrees below zero in Goldendale. High for the day was about zero with one and a half inches of dry...

 
 By Dick Schuller    Features    December 31, 2014

Homespun Yarns

Click! Click! It's early morning, and I spot the problem. My bedside clock is blinking tell me we now have an electrical outage. Oh, great! It's not surprising, with 50 mile-an-hour winds, that some...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    December 31, 2014

From the best seat in the house

In spite of what everyone, including Coach Matt Dumolt thought, Goldendale’s wrestling team has been a pretty good team in duals. The two wins at...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    December 24, 2014

From the best seat in the house Andrew Christiansen

We got a look at what to expect from Goldendale wrestlers during their home opening double dual. Goldendale beat Wahluke and lost to Royal. Coach...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    December 24, 2014

Looking Back

Twenty Years Ago - 1994 Dear Santa, Please bring me a fire truck, a frog, a sega, a dog. Thank you. Mathew L., grade 1, Goldendale Dear Santa, I wish for a monkey. Kimmy, grade 1, Goldendale Dear...

 
 By Dick Schuller    Features    December 17, 2014

Two ways to stay warm: lessons learned from logs

My introduction to heating our home by burning wood started on a homestead in Kenai, Alaska...a long time ago. Our remote land claim was 160-acre government site with four lakes. When finished with...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    December 17, 2014

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - December 17, 1964 • WOW! was the reaction of Klickitat County citizens as they peered at their thermometers to find the mercury had fallen to a minus 8 degrees below zero. Darland sai...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    December 17, 2014

From the best seat in the house

Did you get a look at how White Swan girls warmed up for last week’s game. Dribbling drills to build concentration and ball control, but it looked...

 
 By Compiled by Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    December 10, 2014

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - December 10, 1964 • The Klickitat County Sheriff’s office was embarrassed Sunday night by the escape of two prisoners. The first, a visiting transfer to the reformatory at Monroe,...

 
 Features    December 10, 2014

Outdoors with Terry Nickels

Flying L Ranch Located on the sunny eastern slope of the Cascade Range, the Flying L Ranch is nestled in the ponderosa pines and meadowland of Glenwood Valley at the base of 12,276 foot Mt. Adams. Bui...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    December 10, 2014

From the best seat in the house

Hard to beat perfection. Brian Golding was 3-3 on two-point shots and 4-4 on three-point shots against River View. The only thing the junior missed were two free throws. Maybe someone should have...

 
 By Compiled by Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    December 3, 2014

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - December 3, 1964 • Approximately 20 ski enthusiasts opened the winter’s skiing program Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Satus ski area according to Ron Rombalski, a member of the local...

 
 Features    November 26, 2014

President issues Thanksgiving Proclamation

“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    November 26, 2014

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - November 26, 1964 Paul Johnson announced, “This is my 33rd year as superintendent at Goldendale, and I feel it is time I step down to make room for a younger man.” Paul has been a...

 

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