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 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    May 20, 2015 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - May 20, 1965 The temporary water shortage took up most time as the Goldendale city council meeting. Several representatives of the Goldendale Country Club came, as much as anything to...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    May 20, 2015 

From the best seat in the house

Kudos to the Goldendale tennis team. Their season may be over, but theirs is a sport that never ends and should they keep playing, big things could li...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    May 13, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - May 13, 1965 Goldendale after a period of 4 1/2 months without S. P. &. S. service, was back on the railroad with arrival of the first train about noon last Saturday. The first train,...

 
 By Debi Budnick    Features    May 13, 2015

For Your Health

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, as well as Global Employee Health and Fitness Month. With these observances in mind, we’re taking a look at how to improve health where many...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    May 13, 2015

From the best seat in the house

It was a tough year for baseball and softball teams in the area. The only one left with a hope for post-season play is Lyle-Wishram’s softball team....

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    May 6, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - May 6, 1965 • Goldendale Jaycees have scheduled a ceremonial evening for the installation of new officers at the Goldendale Country Club. District V.P. Ray McDonald will install the...

 
 Features    May 6, 2015

From the best seat in the house

Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao in what for some crazy reason was the biggest payout sports event ever. People were obsessed with a fight between two boxers who are years past their...

 
 By Dr. Jim Ogden    Features    April 29, 2015

Mission Possible: Ogden's team completes mission in Cambodia

The following is the third and final part of Dr. Jim Odgen's report on his mission to Cambodia. Saturday, April 4 Today was a very remarkable,...

 
 Features    April 29, 2015

Homespun Yarns

At last I had reached the grownup age of 19. While attending a YMCA camp in northern Ontario, Canada, I was drawn to a lone Ojibway Indian, named Jay Friday. He had been “given” one of the many is...

 
 Features    April 29, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - April 29, 1965 Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the Klickitat Grade School building Friday night. The fire was reported about 9 p.m. by one of the students. Calls were sent to...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    April 29, 2015

From the best seat in the house

As a former educator, I have much appreciation of the student athletes who I see listed on the honor rolls. They are often some of the best athletes...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    April 22, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - April 22, 1965 • The county commissioners voted at their meeting Monday to delay the decision on the closure of the old Maryhill Loops. Only two interested persons appeared at the hea...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    April 22, 2015

From the best seat in the house

It has been very entertaining to watch the track and field career of Gabe Montoya, of Lyle-Wishram, mainly because he is a talented athlete, but also...

 
 Features    April 15, 2015

Ogden's team prepares for a busy day of teaching

The following is part two of Dr. Jim Odgen’s report on his mission to Cambodia. Nic and Cody have been absolutely wonderful to have on the team. They have worked so hard at boring jobs in hot and...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    April 15, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - April 15, 1965 The Goldendale Jaycees have started tearing down the former Howard’s Market building just west of the National Bank of Commerce. The property has been purchased by the...

 
 By Dick Schuller    Features    April 15, 2015

A carpenter can't get bored with old give-away boards

The scene: The day after I was retired as a carpenter-builder now at coffee with my dear wife. Me: Look honey, I desperately need a bigger shop now. At last I can forget deadlines on the job and...

 
 Features    April 15, 2015

From the best seat in the house

It is always fun to second guess coaches at the professional level. Nobody gets hurt and it is a one sided debate between me and the television set. This weekend I got to receive feedback in a way,...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    April 8, 2015

From the best seat in the house

Anyone looking for inspiration in this world can look to athletics for examples of people accomplishing somewhat unbelievable things. You don't have...

 
 By Dr. Jim Ogden    Features    April 8, 2015

Politics send eye care trip to Cambodia off to a rocky start

We had a good drive to Seattle Tuesday afternoon (March 24), and it was certainly nice to be able to use Chris and Vida Facio’s truck to haul the trunks. All of them fit and the tarp stayed put,...

 
 By Debi Budnick    Features    April 8, 2015

Spring clean your health with an ounce of prevention

This time of year reminds us to open the windows, air out our homes, and discard that which we don’t need. In that same spirit, we can reinvigorate our health with a few springtime-inspired...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    April 8, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - April 8, 1965 • Gillenwaters became the latest Goldendale business to participate in spring cleanup activities, with the painting of the storage building on the corner of Court and Gr...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    April 1, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - April 1, 1965 Goldendale’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is going to come off on schedule as usual, according to Orien Kastl and Harry Doyea general chairmen for the Sunday morning event....

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    April 1, 2015

From the best seat in the house

Things seem to be falling into place for Tyler Olson. Olson is the grandson of Daryel and MaryJo Olson, of Goldendale and a member of the Seattle...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    March 25, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - March 18, 1965 • Goldendale was visited with heavy gusts of wind from the north and east last Thursday afternoon. Dark clouds accompanied the wind. Dust clouds were raised by the...

 
 By Dick Schuller    Features    March 25, 2015

A fond week teaching in a cold Alaskan classroom

Once upon a time before we had cell phones, IPods, and texting, my wife and I slept in a log cabin. Along with our three small children, Ricky, Linda, and Annette, our lives were riveted to the task...

 

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