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Lyle News for Jan. 31

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Joy Collins, 365-5102

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

The school Maintenance and Operation Levy will be on the ballot Feb. 5. Please get out and vote. Your kid's schools need your support!

Kilroy was here! Coming in March.

On March 22 and 23, Dallesport Elementary drama students will present a two-hour musical salute to the armed forces for their Spring drama production, "Kilroy was Here!"

Students from the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades auditioned in December. Rehearsals started in January. The students are committed to 12 weeks of hard work, running lines, singing great songs from the 1940's and learning new dances like the Lindy and the Jitterbug.

Thanks to the determination of the Lyle Community Action Council, Lyle is now included in the Klickitat County Dog Control Ordinance. At the regular meeting of the Klickitat County Commissioners Jan. 22, the commissioners signed the amendment to the ordinance to include the community of Lyle as a "Dog Control Area" as petitioned.

Lyle History: From a book titled "History of Klickitat County" 1982, published by Klickitat Historical Society.

Van Corfix Sorensen

In 1902, Van took a job carrying U.S. mail from The Dalles to Lyle by riverboat and to Hartland, Klickitat County, by horse and cart. The Hartland post office was the home of David and Roena Clark and Van got acquainted with their daughter, Edith. A courtship sprang up which brought about their marriage, June 22, 1904, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Kure who lived on the Lyle/Goldendale road, five miles north of Lyle. Mrs. Kure was Van's sister, Henrietta.

Van and Edith Sorensen made their home in The Dalles, Oregon for two years before purchasing a farm two miles east of the Hartland post office and school. It was there they raised field crops, milked cows, and raised their family of seven children.

Eunice (Mrs. Walter Omeg of Yakima), Harold (D. December 1968), Vernon (D. 1967), Mildred (Mrs. C.R. Cooksley of Portland), Kenneth (and wife Nellie of Lyle), Elna (Mrs. Ken R.Humke of Portland) and Glen (and his wife Carlotta of Salem, Oregon). All seven members of the Sorensen family walked two miles to the Hartland School except during the winter months when they rode horseback. They all helped with the farm and the household chores including milking the cows by hand.

Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.


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