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‘Officer Friendly’ Sergeant Jesse Flem retires after 30 years

Jesse Flem never set out to be a sheriff’s deputy, but, after 30 years on the job, he’s about to retire from a career doing just that. His last day will be July 30 — he’ll be working security at the Hood River County Fair — before going on vacation and coming back on a part time basis.

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Gehrig’s Chevron hits 70 year mark

Odell service station one of longest-running family-owned businesses in the county

It’s pretty impressive when a business hits the 70 year mark.

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‘He is one tough little guy’

Saturday dance event gives hope and help to boy, 4, who faces debilitating illnesses

If there’s one thing Kaius Johnson, 4, needs, it’s friends. And he has them. But he could always use more.

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At County Fair, events expand, basic pleasures return

Fair runs July 27-30 in Odell

Hood River County Fairgrounds Manager Clara Rice said that patrons of this year’s fair, which opens July 27 and runs through July 30, will find many of the same elements they love and expect each year — rides, exhibits and entertainment.

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Relay for Life mixes old traditions with new

Relay for Life, held this year at the Marina Green, kept some of its old traditions — like luminarias.

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Hood River walking tour brings history to life

What downtown business is rumored to have a friendly ghost?

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Love of languages

Multi-lingual HRVHS student pursues unique teaching opportunity

Julia Skwarczynski knows a lot of languages. Besides English, the Hood River Valley High School student — who will be a senior next year — speaks French, Spanish and Polish (her native language), is learning German, and this year began Russian lessons as well.

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HRV students earn Ford Foundation scholarships

Jackie Santa Cruz and Jesus Chavarias, both 18, were two of 5,987 Oregon and Northern California high school seniors to apply for a Ford Family Foundation scholarship their senior year of high school.

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History links Mike’s (30 years) and Tum-A-Lum (110)

I was headed into my freshman year of high school when Mike’s Ice Cream opened in 1986. It was a big deal — there weren’t a lot of places where kids my age could hang out, and having something downtown, across from the library park (that sold ice cream! In waffle cones!) really opened up options for me and my friends. We’d meet, grab a cone, and catch up on what we’d been up to that summer.

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Oregon Trail Tea Time

The Hood River Valley Evening Garden Club hosted this year’s Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs Convention June 13-16 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn — the first time in more than a decade the state convention has been hosted by a Hood River club.

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