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Glenwood recently lost another good soul. Family and friends gathered on Sept. 24 to celebrate the life of Diane Stembridge at the home she shared with her long-time partner, Allen Feller. Diane was a kind, fun, caring lady who is greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Our deepest con…

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Let’s start with something fun: Howards Haven Animal Sanctuary will hold its third annual Pumpkin Patch event Oct. 29-30 at 37 Monagan Howard Road in Lyle, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations for time slots are required; call Donette at 509-945-8362 or Ann at 541-571-3485.

Author Ned Hayes is visiting the White Salmon Valley Community Library in October. The award-winning novel “The Eagle Tree” is being featured in the KOOBDOOGA (“a good book” backwards) book program, which endeavors to create more dialogue and community through the sharing of a good book.

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UPDATE: The next Lyle Community Council meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the community center. This corrects the printed edition, which inadvertently listed the meeting date as Sept. 8. The council meets every second Tuesday of the month.

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, Hoodenpyl Park in the heart of Glenwood was filled with community members there to wish Clause McKenzie a happy 60th birthday and celebrate his 15-year anniversary of owning Glenwood General Store. It’s hard to pull off a surprise party out in the open in a small town,…

Skamania County’s Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum (CGICM) will showcase Gorge contemporary abstract artist Gary Terry in the exhibit “Unfiltered Expressions” starting Sept. 9 and going through November.

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Parents are invited to register for “Guiding Good Choices,” a free and confidential series designed around promoting healthy development and reducing risky behavior for children as they enter their teenage years.

Some of our Glenwood cowgirls competed in the Friends of the Klickitat County Fair Friday Night Lights Barrel Series again on Friday, Aug. 12. Peyton Sanchey had a great night, placing first in Youth Barrels, first in Youth Poles, and second in Open Barrels on her horse Sister.

Let’s begin with this exciting news: School began today, Wednesday, Aug. 24, for all students in the Lyle School District. Classes started at 9 a.m. — as they will on all Wednesdays for one-hour late start. Otherwise, classes start at 8 a.m. Buses arrive a half hour earlier to allow students…

Summer visitors to Stonehenge Memorial, which overlooks the Columbia River near Goldendale, may have noticed some unexpected color among the site’s usual gray and brown landscape: Red poppies.

Maryhill Museum of Art hosts the Festival of Fiber Arts on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the culminating event of the community-based art project, Exquisite Gorge Project II: Fiber Arts.

There are so many reasons why those of us who live here feel blessed to be part of this community. One wonderful example is the large number of friends who gathered along Main Street early on July 14 with signs and noise makers to give Joslyn Arnold and her good horse Tommy a rousing surpris…

First, Lyle Lions news: The club awarded scholarships to Alana Hail, Arturo Gutierrez and Sophie Kilian, Lyle High School class of 2022, at graduation. Congratulations, students! The club has a donation jar set up at each of its pancake breakfasts, with proceeds going to the scholarship fund.

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The White Salmon Valley Community Library’s gallery is open for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a show highlighting the life and art of local artist Diane Gadway, who passed away in 2018.

Congratulations to the Lyle High School class of 2022! Arturo Gutierrez, Alana Hail, Hannah Hunsaker, Haylee Hunsaker, Wyatt Jones, Sophie Kilian, Angelina Quintero, Aaron Smith, Dakota Stubbs, Myeengan Syrette, Carly Tetro, and Cody Zaugg walked across the stage at the school’s gymnasium Sa…

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The White Salmon Spring Festival happens this Saturday, June 4, at Rheingarten Park from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Our Glenwood school typically has classes with small numbers of students, and, every so often, we only have one senior graduating. Such is the case this year, as James Griffin, son of Kara and Dan, finishes his senior year here at Glenwood High School.

Klickitat County Solid Waste Department hosts “Backyard Composting Training” online May 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with Pete DuBois. Learn how to have a successful backyard composting system — and bring your questions or issues. To register, visit klickitatcounty.org/374/Solid-Waste; scroll to …

WHITE SALMON — Jordan Nagle, M.D., a board-certified family medicine physician, recently joined Skyline Health Medical Clinic in White Salmon. He and his family moved to the Gorge to embrace the healthy outdoor lifestyle and close community relationships available in a small town.

Friends of the Mill A Little Free Library will hold their annual benefit plant sale on May 21-22 at the Gallery, 3632 Cook-Underwood Road in Mill A, Wash., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Due to the surprise snowstorm April 11 that closed area schools up and down the Gorge, Lyle School District will make up that lost time by extending the 2021-2022 school year by one day. The last day of school will now be on Monday, June 13, with dismissal at noon.

Glenwood had a full and busy week, starting with the middle school track meet at Eldred Field on Tuesday, April 21. I don’t have the results for our Eagles middle school athletes, but I think they all did really well, despite the rain and wind. Our kids are tough. The high school Eagles host…

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The White Salmon Arts Council hosts artist, designer and educator Julie Beeler for its spring Art Chat on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bingen Grange, 323 E. Steuben St., Bingen.

I really enjoy keeping in touch with former Glenwood students. Last week, my Tuesday was made brighter by a phone call from 2020 graduate and sweet friend Brooklyn Emerson. It was great to hear her voice and catch up on all the happenings in her very full life. Brooklyn, daughter of Cheyenne…

Starting in May, Klickitat County Senior Services is resuming congregate lunches. In Lyle, Senior Lunch will be held Tuesdays beginning May 3 at the Lyle Lions Community Center. The meals will be served every Tuesday; doors open at 8 a.m., with lunch served at noon. There is a suggested dona…

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The eighth annual Skamania County Reads kicked off April 1 with copies of this year’s title, “The Music of Bees,” available at the Stevenson Community Library, 120 N.W. Vancouver Ave. Once you’ve read the book, you’re asked to bring it back to the library so others can read it, too.

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BINGEN — A call for volunteers, partners and sponsors is being made to support the Community Cleanup of Bingen-White Salmon, which celebrates its 26th anniversary this year and will be held Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, in Bingen.

There’s so much good news to share this week, I don’t know quite where to start. The 2022 Klickitat County Cattleman’s Banquet, held on Saturday, March 26, was a big night for several members of our community. Association President Travis Miller put in countless hours with his committees to …

On Saturday, March 5, a huge gathering of family and friends celebrated the life of Ray Lemley. Ray’s children and grandchildren prepared a beautiful service in the Glenwood School gym. Some of Ray Jr.’s very moving music accompanied a slide show of the rich, full, good life Ray lived. The s…

I received a call asking me to notify Lyle residents that an unknown person entered a resident’s fenced yard and placed dead fish where the landowner’s dogs were let out each day. The caller was adamant that this could be a hazard to the dog’s health and wanted others to be aware and check t…

The Klickitat County high school and junior high school rodeo athletes and their parents would like to extend their gratitude and thankfulness to all who supported their taco dinner/dessert auction/silent auction fundraiser on Feb. 19. Parents from Glenwood collected many auction donations f…

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