Some Klamath residents groused about the cost of Klamath Union High School’s (KU) recent remodel, but it’s not the first time this site has seen controversy. In the early 1900s, a 15-year battle ensued over the Hot Springs Courthouse—built on the very same spot as KU.
“Knowing which tube to use and how to process them, and collecting blood following the order of draw, is the best way to make sure doctors can make an accurate diagnosis based on blood samples sent to the lab. If specimens are processed wrong, tests will need to be re-done and the patient would have to be poked again,” said Alexis Dow, a medical assistant at Klamath Open Door.
“Hearing of the Dirty Pelican late, I was still able to get a team together quickly,” said Anne Ormsby, a local dental hygienist. “What a fun, well organized event! I cannot say enough about it and knowing the proceeds go to the Pregnancy Hope Center makes it even better. Sign up for it! You won’t regret it.”
Amy Rooks, a local author of children’s books, grew up and has lived her entire life in the Klamath Basin. As an educator, counselor and principal in Klamath County Schools, she knew what appealed to children. Rhyming poetry, familiar topics, and imaginative illustrations are key components in her books. Rooks also emphasized the importance of reading to children. Rooks was inspired by her granddaughter who asked her to write her stories in a book. The result was “Why Can’t I Know the Secret?” and “The Zoo Animals Race…I Won! Didn’t I?”
Sprinkled throughout the architectural timeline of Klamath Union High School (KU) are the histories of thousands who call themselves Pelicans. Rachel Applegate Good, a graduate of the first high school in Klamath County, returned in 1915 and taught Latin for 25 years.
Britta’s story begins happily with her Jewish family in Germany. In 1932, her father, Curt Lion, expanded the family business, moving his young family to a beautiful house in Aachen where he opened a large, elegant clothing store named Appelrath-Cüpper. But life soon changed for the Lion family.
Oscar Kittredge, was an owner of the famous MC Ranch, one of the largest ranches in the West, covering parts of Klamath and Lake Counties, Oregon. Following the November 1952 election of President Eisenhower, Oscar and his wife Josephine received an invitation to the inaugural ball. Josephine called upon Else Lion of LaPointe’s dress shop in Klamath Falls to find her an appropriate dress.
Dove hunting starts the bird season in September, and various birds are in game through February. Having a good bird dog is a definite asset to the hunter. According to Walt Barnes, local duck hunter and dog trainer, the three most important factors in training a dog for hunting ducks or other birds are being obedient, being in shape, and being safe.
Brisk fall evenings are perfect for cuddling up in front of a wood stove, reading a book and sipping a cup of hot cocoa. The crackling of a wood fire draws people like moths. Our love affair with wood fires goes back to when the humans first discovered fire and depended on it for warmth, cooking and protection. That allure has only grown over the centuries.