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It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…

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Time again for the Hood River Saddle Club's annual fundraiser sale (saddles/tack plus household goods and much more). Proceeds are used to promote horseback riding as a sport and for clubhouse/grounds' repairs and improvements.

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As I write this in mid-July, the big story in the night skies is Comet Neowise. By the time you read this, Neowise will likely be much dimmer than it is now. The brightness of comets can be difficult to estimate though, and it will probably be too dim to see with the naked dye in early Augus…

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Vernon Labsch, above left, celebrated his 100th birthday Sunday, July 20, at his home south of The Dalles. A World War II veteran of the Army and Navy, Labsch served over 20 years. He was joined in celebration by local national guard soldiers, who gave him a ride in one of their vehicles. 

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I never thought cognitive tests would be such a headline story, but here we are. One benefit though is this interest can encourage us to think more about what we can do to keep our brain healthy and strong as we age.

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To support safely continuing to worship, local officials distributed masks to over a dozen churches in Wasco County recently, according to a press release from Unified Command, which serves Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties. 

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Chelan Fresh, as part of the USDA Farm to Family Program, has partnered with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to distribute 900 boxes of onions, potatoes, and apples in White Salmon on July 25, 8 to 11 a.m. Anyone may pick up a box, free of charge.

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Several months into the global pandemic, most people are very familiar with virtual meeting apps such as Zoom, now used in lieu of face-to-face meetings, in schools and even for families to stay connected. But what if a group of typical eighth graders are left to their own devices on Zoom? W…

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Raise your hand if you have completed the 2020 Census? Good. Now, how many of you have forgotten about the 2020 Census because of COVID-19? If you are in the latter group, you have plenty of company. So far, Oregon Gorge counties have a self-response rate significantly below Oregon’s average…

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Black Lives Matter community rallies are planned in Lyle and Hood River  in the days leading up to Independence Day, culminating in an evening rally July 4 in The Dalles. 

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Boyce and Kathleen Black of White Salmon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 24, 2020. Kathleen worked as an archaeologist and Boyce as a carpenter; both are now retired.

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Precious few positives have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but one happy development is the Wasco County Clerk’s Office becoming a go-to regionally and even nationwide for getting marriage licenses via video conference.

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1910 — 110 years agoA new church, Asbury Methodist, will be erected facing State Street and will be 45x60 feet. Under it, there will be a basement equipped with kitchen, dining room and a gymnasium and reading room for the young people. The front will be half stone veneer with half timbered …

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1900 — 120 years agoGreat Britain is buying large numbers of horses in eastern Oregon for use in the war against the Boers.

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Oregonians are getting back outdoors just in time to encounter newborn fawns, elk calves and other young wildlife in the wild or even in their backyard. This is the time of year when deer fawns are born — and there is a chance you will come upon one that’s all alone.

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1900 — 120 years agoGreat Britain is buying large numbers of horses in eastern Oregon for use in the war against the Boers.The strawberry yield in Hood River Valley is not as good as in former years; some think it is the recent frost, others think that the Clark seedling is running out. Loca…

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El aumento de la actividad a medida que el condado entró en la fase uno ha llevado a un aumento en las personas que dieron positivo a la prueba de COVID-19. Ahora tenemos brotes confirmados (dos o más casos) asociados con tres instalaciones de trabajo congregados diferentes en el Condado Hoo…

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1910 — 110 years agoSo plentiful and large are the strawberries in that pickers are making good wages. Mrs. Wilke, a widow, has broken the record, with $5 in one day. The aggregate of her wages, with those of her three boys, from 12 to 16, was $12.Others have earned $4 a day, and $3 is frequ…

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The Dalles Farmers Market will open the first Saturday of June as planned — but don’t expect it to be the lively, social place of years past.

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The Hood River County School District Community Education program has announced cancellation of its August 2020 concert series, Families in the Park.

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Kyle McCarthy will soon be getting a SmartDrive Max Mobility 2 attachment for his wheelchair after a successful virtual Return of the Superhero Fun Run May 11-16. Participants posted photos with the tag #Returnofthesuperhero.

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