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1919 — 100 years agoThe interest in bowling, which has been very great during the past two or three months, has culminated in the formation of the Hood River Duck Pin League, composed of six teams, which start a series of 90 games at the Pat Lindsay alleys this (Tuesday) evening, a handsome …

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In 1973, I read a book that influenced my life — “Them” by Joyce Carol Oates. Yesterday, while immersed in Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming,” memories of that novel’s impact on me resurfaced. 

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1919 — 100 years agoR.A. Collins, one of the prominent ranchers of the Dee section, who was in town last Saturday, says the price of land in that locality, which he declares is the best in the county, is very satisfactory. The Zibe Dimmick place of 28 and a half acres, he reports, located on…

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The 2019 Blossom Fest Craft Show and Blossom Fest Quilt Show and Sale will be Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, located at 3020 Wy’east Road, near the community of Odell.

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The HRVHS Duo Interpretation Team of Maggie Bertrand (at right) and Jacob Kaplan (at left) won third place at the Diana Vazquez Duque Invitational at Oregon City High School on March 2. Audrey Schlemmer (middle) took fourth Place in Dramatic Interpretation. The team will now compete to quali…

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WELL DONE: The dining area renovations at Andrew’s Pizza. While we will miss the overhead bicycle, skis, door from the 1990s icon Gorgemobile and other Hood River relics that long adorned the restaurant, the new décor is a welcome eyeful: Enlarged movie stills and poster reprints, mostly in …

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1919 — 100 years agoUnder the direction of Superintendent McDougall, work on the Hood River-Mosier section of the Columbia highway is at last getting underway in earnest, having been delayed by the bad weather. About 25 men are working on the Hood River end, just east of the bridge, and a st…

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1919 — 100 years agoThe city council Monday evening decided to open up a street to the Underwood ferry landing, which will be known as Hood street and River street. It starts just across from the railroad tracks, opposite the depot, and will be 80 feet in width. The viewers for the street re…

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WELL SAID: “Gram’s in a play. We don’t have to figure out what she’s saying when she walks around muttering now.” — Kathy Williams, on running lines at home in preparation to play Mickie the cop in “The Odd Couple,” a Big Britches Productions, at Bingen Theater; see Happenings, page A9.

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Oak Grove Park has historically been held together by the determination of its community — most recently by a group of residents who raised more than $4,000 to keep the park open after it was cut from the county’s budget.

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We celebrated New Year’s on the fifth of January this year, breaking a long held pre-holiday tradition of preparing mochi for consumption on New Year’s morning.

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The holidays are over, and the last of the gifted cookies only a memory, but I’m feeling the support of neighbors, family and friends in ways no Christmas carol can begin to correctly express.

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A large number of Upper Valley folks congregated at Parkdale on Wednesday evening to celebrate the opening of the fine new auditorium, which has been built in connection with the Parkdale high school system.

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1919: The first real touch of winter visited this section Monday night when the government thermometer at E.W. Birge’s place registered eight degrees above zero.

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A rapid ride on the river ... the surprise of hearing Portugese ... the flash of a fast train ... a moment of discovery in the forest.

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Sifting the silt from the downhill river that ran through the past gritty year.

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Mid Valley Elementary School was a beehive of activities throughout the summer and early fall, fulfilling a much-needed renovation of the aging facility and surrounding grounds.

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This morning, I prepared my weekly grocery list and stopped by my mother-in-law’s home to collect hers. I dare not go grocery shopping without a complete list and a pen to cross off items as I place them in my shopping cart.

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Merchants of the two business districts of the city of Hood River decided early this week to resume the long-observed pleasant custom of outside Yuletide decoration of Hood River streets, abandoned in 1941 and during the war and postwar years.

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The new concrete bridge spanning Hood River was opened for traffic at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, the automobile of A.W. Peters, the east side orchardist, being the first to pass over the new structure.

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A new mayor and two new members of the city council will put a different face on city government for the next term. Mrs. Gen Jernstedt and Dr. William Crompton succeeded in their efforts to win seats on the council for the first time.

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