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True Local Fisherman Passes Away

Lyle News for August 12

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

A true local fisherman was honored with a graveside service on Saturday. Joseph Marshall Pinell passed away last weekend at his home in Dallesport. Over 150 family and friends came to celebrate his life. Each attendee was given, in Joe's memory, one of his treasured fishing lures. The local Steelhead Association placed a fishing pole, gear and a Steelhead Club hat on the grave. A potluck was held after the service at the Columbia Grange Hall. The fish in the streams and rivers of the Gorge will miss the fun of Joe's challenge.

Next Lyle Community Council meeting is Monday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Plan to attend and get involved in the projects on the table. PUD will be in attendance to answer questions on the new Waste Water Treatment Plant.

The Primary Election will be here in less than a month. The Community Council will host a candidate's night on Sept. 29, for the general election. This will give you the opportunity to take advantage of getting to know the candidates so you can place an educated vote.

Community churches are Lyle United Methodist, 403 W Klickitat St., and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.

As printed in The Goldendale Sentinel in 1960 and reprinted with their permission "Lyle Early Days outlined by Historical Society Author's note. The following account of early Lyle History was presented by Mrs. Kamma Sorensen Clark at the Klickitat County Historical Society meeting at Columbia Grange Hall, Lyle, Jan. 16."

"I made many trips down Fisher Hill and around the bluff trail to Hensel's post office after the mail. The snow was always gone in Lyle when it would be wintry all around in the hills. Mr. Hylton was also one of the earlier settlers out Appleton way, coming from Virginia. He was a Baptist Minister and a grand old man. He had a large family. He rode around and organized a Sunday school and managed, with help, to build the little church at Appleton. It is a monument to his tireless efforts. His son and grandson are well known here for their contributions to Lyle."

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