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 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...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    March 25, 2015

From the best seat in the house

Most SCAC west teams have only two track meets under their belt so far this year, (Goldendale has one) so it is too soon to jump to many conclusions....

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    March 18, 2015

From the best seat in the house

The softball and baseball seasons got off to a disappointing start in Goldendale. All four games were cancelled due to a wet field and prospects of co...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    March 11, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - March 11, 1965 • Edward VanAelst was elected chairman of the board of supervisors of the Central Klickitat Soil and Water Conservation District at the board’s reorganization...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    March 11, 2015

From the best seat in the house

Saturday is opening day for softball and baseball in Goldendale. The Timberwolves host the River View Panthers with first pitch scheduled for 11 a.m. Last year Ki-Be put a damper on opening day...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    March 4, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - March 4, 1965 • Sandra Hill, GHS valedictorian, is the third straight A student to graduate from the school since 1930, according to records in the school superintendent’s office....

 
 Features    March 4, 2015

From the best seat in the house

All the signs are present, crisp air, some mist, some wind, and the return of snow in the Simcoes. Yes, it is time for spring sports in Goldendale. I love it when spring sports arrive and we get to...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    February 25, 2015

Looking Back

50 years Ago - February 25, 1965 • Biff, the Stan Crocker’s family dog, was somewhat sadder, if not wiser, last Thursday morning after acquiring something over 200 porcupine quills, in and around...

 
 By Dick Schuller    Features    February 25, 2015

Homespun Yarns

Yep! It’s cool livin’ in a small town! Yes, living in a small town can present challenges and benefits untold. My son in Houston, Texas tells of standing in line at the post office normally for...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    February 18, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - February 18, 1965 • D. L. Willey, executive vice-president for the Oregon-Washington Telephone Co., announced this week that the company’s Goldendale business office will be closed...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    February 18, 2015

From the best seat in the house

It was good to see a packed house through much of the District 5, 1B tournament in Goldendale, last weekend. Fans were treated to some great games...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    February 11, 2015

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - February 11, 1965 Boy Scouts and Explorers along with their younger brothers, the Cub Scouts, will celebrate the nationwide observance, marking the 55th anniversary of the largest...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    February 11, 2015

From the best seat in the house

With no basketball teams in post season play, all of Goldendale needs to get behind their wrestlers at Regionals this Saturday and then at State the...

 
 By Terry Nickels    Features    February 4, 2015

Outdoors with Terry Nickels

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

 

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