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Plaque Given For Performance

Lyle News for July 2

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

http://lyle-wa.blogspot.com/

For the second year in a row Lyle has received a plaque for "Outstanding Performance Award." Jim Yates from the Department of Ecology presented the award at last Monday's council meeting. He stated "To receive this award the Wastewater Treatment Plant, in Lyle, had to run perfect 24 hours a day for 365 days." We have Tim McMurrin to thank, as he is in charge of the facility.

Condolences to the Kitchen family. Gary Kitchen, a former resident, passed away last week after a long illness. Services will be announced at a later date.

Also we need to note the passing of Ralph Keith. His service will be July 3, 2009, at 3 p.m.

The "OLESS" is continuing to work with the school board, with concerns about the preservation of the old elementary building, and now have the power bill off the school books and in a private name. It is researching insurance on the building, and will, over the next six months, be working out a lease agreement. The next meeting will be held there, July 13, at 7 p.m. Come with your ideas on its preservation and uses as a Community Activity Center. Everyone is welcome!

The Cultural Exchange committee met for the wrap-up meeting last week. It was presented with the video that was filmed during the event and each volunteer gave a report of his/her portion of the hours spent and work completed. On going meetings will be fun with potlucks etc., while the discussions for making it an annual event continue.

Excerpts from the book "Early History of Klickitat County" by Jim Attwell 1977: "James O. Lyle built a store on the new town site, and Joseph Clark also started a store there and ran it about two years. The next store was started upon the hill about 2 miles northwest of town by Mrs. Hensen. The third store in the town proper was that of Collins Elkins, who built in 1897. He sold out recently. In 1898 John Kure erected the Riverside hotel; two years later another store was built by McInnis McLeod, and shortly after another hotel by John Daffron. "

"As soon as work on the Columbia River and Northern Railroad was commenced in 1902, the town received a new impetus, and it has been steady growing ever since."

Ponderisms: All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

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