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Lyle Lions Are Spiffing Up

Lyle News for June 28

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

The Lyon's club is spiffing up. They have painted the building inside and out. The change of color on the outside really looks nice. You can no longer direct people to the "pink" building.

Several council members attended the PUD meeting on Tuesday, June 26. The PUD was presented an award from the Washington State Department of Ecology for Lyle's "Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant." The Wastewater Treatment Plant is one of 55 (in 300) that achieved full compliance with its discharge permit in 2006.

New winery signs have appeared in town, one on either side of the Klickitat Bridge, as a guide to two of Lyle's Wineries. Cor Cellars is located on Old Highway 8 and open most weekends, Sinclyne Winery is located on Balch Rd.

Excerpts from Washington Historical Quarterly (date unknown): the families of Joseph Nixon and William Fadden were probably the first to settle on Pine Creek, followed by Milton Imbrie, George Lawman, David Sprinkle, Charles E. Flower and his brother Samuel P. Flower who located ten miles south of the site of Bickleton. On Alder Creek we find Robert M. and John Graham, Angus Forbus, Gottfried Peterson, L. J. Bailey, George W. McCredy, Rasmus Gottfredson, and Charles N. Bickle, from whom the town of Bickleton received its name."

"In 1879 Ephraim McFarland built a sawmill on the creek west of Bickleton. Other mills followed in that vicinity but this was the first. In 1878, when Chief Egan with his renegade band of Indians swept northward through eastern Oregon and Washington and western Idaho, the settlers of eastern Klickitat County fled to Goldendale for protection but the trouble was over in two months and they were back again in their homes with but little loss."

"At this time a company of mounted riflemen was organized with Ephraim W. Pike as captain. The government furnished rifles and ammunition and they were thoroughly drilled. This was the first military company organized in Klickitat County and was known as 'The Klickitat Rangers,' but they were not called into service."

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

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