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Start your year off right by creating an emergency kit with all the necessary items that you most likely will need. For a list of those items, visit your local fire department or website MIL.WA.GOV/KITS. One never knows when or where a catastrophe can hit and it’s far better to be prepared t…

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I hope you all had a fun, festive, and joyous holiday season. Now here we are charging ahead into 2022 already. The pandemic still lingers, but it’s good to see people looking forward to what we can achieve instead of dwelling on all the negatives that came with COVID-19. Happy New Year, everyone.

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I saw on Facebook (on one of the Lyle sites) that someone looking for “the gal that has the Santa photos.” That’s me! I still have many more that have not been claimed. If your child was photographed or you know of children that were and have not picked up their photos, call 509-365-2273.

Santa was escorted in his sleigh by the local first responders with their vehicles lavishly decorated with various forms of flashing lights. He was greeted by a group of very excited families as the night held off the rain but kept a chill in the air. He heard the children’s wishes and posed…

Glenwood children enjoyed a fun visit from Santa on Dec. 7 at the Glenwood Station. His visit was very brief as he’s quite a busy man and had other communities to visit that evening. He had Mrs. Santa and a couple other helpers with him when he made his stop at the station. After sharing the…

Opportunity brought Ubaldo Hernández to White Salmon from Mexico City. As a young man in 1994, he came looking for a chance to improve his life. He stayed for the opportunity to improve the lives of others through promoting social justice.

I heard that the reason the pumps at the Murdock Mini Mart are out for a spell is that there was a gas ball erupted as a gas delivery man was filling the underground tanks and a woman started her car after fueling up. The proprietor wants you to know that they will be up and running again sh…

A recent press release from Cedarville University in Ohio has the headline, “Glenwood Native Aims for the Sky at NASA Competition.” That Glenwood native is Forrest Putnam, son of Nate and Betsy. The press release goes on to say, “Students from the Cedarville University School of Engineering …

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A group of volunteers from Community Partners of Bingen and White Salmon helped hang the beloved Christmas ornaments above Dock Grade Road last Wednesday, Nov. 24. Volunteers Lloyd DeKay, Tim Cruikshank, Ben Harvey (in the bucket), and Todd Reeves are pictured helping hang the ornaments in t…

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Local and worldwide Baha’is are marking the 100th anniversary of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the son of Baha’u’llah, founder of the Baha’i Faith, on Saturday.

In our small town, where everyone knows everyone else, every loss is felt deeply. Once again, the Glenwood community came together to say goodbye to a friend and nearly life-long Glenwood resident. A large gathering celebrated Mike Scott’s life on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Glenwood school. Man…

Sign-up for Lyle Lions Club Christmas Baskets will be through Nov. 30. This is for the area served by the Lyle School District. Pick-up will be Saturday, Dec. 18 by appointment only. Call Joan Titus at 509-365-2872; leave your name, phone number, where you live, and number of adults and chil…

The Glenwood community is deeply saddened by the recent passing of “Glenwood kid” Sam Kuhnhausen. A large gathering of family and friends joined in a celebration of Sam’s life Oct. 30 at the Glenwood School. Sam grew up here and is part of the fifth generation of the family of early Glenwood…

BINGEN — Making the world a better place for our children is a commonly held goal across different cultures. Juan Reyes, the eldest child of immigrant seasonal workers, works daily to give his three girls more opportunities than he had as a young boy.

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Columbia High School Homecoming celebrations culminated Friday night in White Salmon with the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. Pictured during the event are, left to right, Osvaldo Guerrero-Cortez, Shea McAllister, Sawyer McCauley, Ella Wilson. The Homecoming Court included Kai Bra…

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UNDERWOOD — Thaya Valentine, Rico George, Linda Rogers and Johanna Roe, volunteer members of Friends of the Mill A Little Free Library group, recently donated their time, tools, and materials to re-install the Little Free Library located on Cooper Avenue in Underwood. Erected in 2016 by Caro…

Glenwood was a bustling little town a couple weeks ago as hunters came into town and visitors came to attend the Homemakers’ Fall Bazaar. There was such a wide variety of unique and useful items available at the bazaar, I have to admit, I got most of my Christmas shopping done now. I so appr…

The angels had something to celebrate Oct. 10, when our very own Joy Brown left us on this earthly plain and joined them in their heavenly choir. She lived up to her name and was a “joy” to all who knew her. She was a bright light and an inspiration with her constant smile and sweet greeting…

The Lyle Community Council’s focus is to promote the interest and welfare of Lyle citizens by promoting community involvement, providing updates on issues affecting the community, organizing a collective voice to decision makers, and providing a forum for individual citizens to express their…

Here is one more result from the Junior High School rodeo held in Glenwood recently. Emma Patterson placed third in the barrels on Saturday. That was in addition to her third place in poles on Friday, so she had a pretty great rodeo weekend here in front of the home crowd. She attended the H…

You can also stretch your legs again while having lots of fun at the Lyle Walk-a-thon Saturday, Sept. 25. So shake the kinks out of those legs, don your spandex and headbands and head for a day long walk (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) in beautiful downtown Lyle. A parade of young children will star…

TROUT LAKE — Mt. Adams Institute is closely monitoring the increases in COVID-19 case numbers and current public safety recommendations. Based on that information, the October, November, and December Sense of Place Lectures will be online via Zoom. Tickets are now available at mtadamsinstitu…

Gorge Artists Open Studio 2021 was held Sept. 17-19. and featured a host of local artists. One such artist was illustrator Autumn Quigley, who showed off her creative space in White Salmon. She said her work is inspired by nature, story, and folkways, and seeks to examine our relationship wi…

The Lyle School message on their website stated, “What a great start to the 2021-2022 school year! We’re back to 100% in-person, face-to-face learning. We’re working hard to keep it that way, including following the state’s safety requirements and we whole-heartedly appreciate the support of…

County fairs aren’t just about corndogs, curly fries, sno-cones, and bouncy houses. There are a lot of local kids and their parents who put a huge effort into what they prepared and brought to the fair, and, boy it sure showed!

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In October, White Salmon Valley Community Library looks forward to KOOBDOOGA (“A Good Book” read backwards) where the community will read and discuss “A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia.”

Johnny Young, an award-winning Nashville recording artist who grew up in Trout Lake and spent his formative years gigging around the Columbia River Gorge with the country-rock bands Crossfire and HookahStew, has released a self-titled album, available at participating ACE Hardware stores inc…

If the heat comes back and you or someone you know are in the need of a cooling place, the Lyle Lions has been set up as a cooling shelter for residents to gather. Liaison Annie Maguire said if the doors are not open and there is a dire need, call Joan Titus, Dean Oldenburg, Barb Mills or Ly…

I mentioned awhile back that rodeo is a big deal here in Glenwood. The Klickitat County Fair is also a very big deal, and many adults from our community volunteer as officers or in other positions, and as 4-H leaders, helping make the fair a great success each year. We are excited that, afte…

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