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Flags Fly Around Town

Lyle News for June 3

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

The American flags flying about town (thanks to the Lyle Lions) express our community's pride and patriotism. The American Legion Association also honored the veterans buried at the Cemetery by providing flags that have been placed on their graves.

Shirley Tanner took a tumble at home last week and spent a night in the hospital. She is home now and doing well.

Have you noticed the new look to the Espresso Shop? There is a new name, new owners, menu additions, etc. good luck to the Robersons and their new adventure. Now let's hear the roar of the crowd since the checkered flag has dropped.

Plan to attend the opening of the new Balfour -- Klickitat Park on Saturday, June 5. Smokey the Bear will be in attendance as well as many local dignitaries. The Lyle Community Council and the Forest Service will jointly host this event. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, June 12, is the annual 13-Mile Yard Sale. Watch for the maps that will soon be posted with the location and directions to each participant. Who knows, you may find just what you are looking for (even if you don't know what that is!)

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 permission -- Lyle Early Days outlined by Historical Society, editor'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.

"Fortunately it was balmy fall weather; for there was long ride ahead, out to Appleton, then called "new Missouri," and a long, dusty road it was. Lyle was the main center for the surrounding country; there was a store and a post office. The mail was brought from The Dalles on the boat. My first memory of Lyle was the place near the Klickitat River. A Mr. Lyle, for whom the town was named, had lived there. He had sold the place to an English family named Balfour."

Spend your life lifting people up, not putting people down.

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