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Virginia Birkeland Norton | Obituaries  Yakima Herald-Republic

Virginia Birkeland Norton died on 31 January 2019 in Spokane Valley, WA. She was 88 years old.

R.A. Long named School of Distinction for rising graduation rates  Longview Daily News

R.A. Long High School earned a spot on the Center for Educational Effectiveness' list of distinguished schools for the fourth year in a row this year, a clear sign ...

R.A. Long administrator named state's assistant principal of the year  Longview Daily News

The R.A. Long students and staff know Lacey Griffiths for her bright smile, persistent optimism and ability to remember them all by name — three of the qualities ...

James P. Wale Jr.  Longview Daily News

Sept. 18, 1928 — Jan. 20, 2019. Lifelong local resident James P. Wale Jr., 90, of Longview passed away Jan. 20, 2019, at the Hospice Care Center. He was ...

Class Gatherings Calendar: February 19-28  Longview Daily News

Castle Rock Alumni classes of 1947-1950: noon, Peper's 49er Restaurant, 916 Walsh Ave. N.E., Castle Rock. Kelso High School class of 1955: 11:30 a.m., ...

R.A. Long Class of 2018 posted impressive numbers on way to graduation  Longview Daily News

Every year, seniors at R.A. Long High School choose a class theme.

R.A. Long High School honor roll  Longview Daily News

The R.A. Long High School second semester honor roll for the 2017-2018 school year has been announced.

Longview teachers go on strike  Longview Daily News

Longview teachers will go on strike Thursday morning after decisively rejecting the district's offer for a 6.9 percent average pay raise.

Longview high school teachers fight new schedule  Longview Daily News

Starting next school year, Longview high schools will switch from six- to seven-period days in an attempt to improve on-time graduation rates.

Mainstage Theatre announces 2018-2019 season | Entertainment  Longview Daily News

The 2018-2019 Mainstage Theatre season begins Nov. 9.

R.A. Long lockdown ends  Longview Daily News

Ninth grader Lilly Cress said she was working on an assignment in physics class Friday morning when she heard an announcement that R.A. Long High School ...

Girls Basketball: Reeves honored for milestone as Jills outlast Chieftains in OT  Longview Daily News

In a key league matchup for the R.A. Long girls' basketball team, conditioning paid off.

RAL students organize domestic violence awareness walk  Longview Daily News

R.A. Long High School's multicultural club has been giving back to the community since its inception nine years ago, but Saturday it's taking its commitment to ...

Local schools participate in national walkout Wednesday  Longview Daily News

Hundreds of high-school and middle school students from around the area briefly walked out of classes Wednesday morning to remember the 17 victims of the ...

Freshmen who brought airsoft gun to R.A. Long had no clear motive, police say  Longview Daily News

The two 14-year-old R.A. Long High School students arrested Friday for allegedly possessing an airsoft gun had no clear motive for handling the gun at school, ...

Longview teen parent program sets young mothers on path to success  Longview Daily News

At age 15, Cassie Jimenez was struggling to balance her high-school classes with raising her infant daughter, Mallorie.

Art exhibition showcases work of Longview, Kelso students  Longview Daily News

Using pastels, colored pencils and a broken cassette tape, R.A. Long High School junior Kessa McKissack spent a little over a month drawing actress Katherine ...

Judge orders teachers back to school  Longview Daily News

A Cowlitz County Judge Friday morning ordered striking Longview educators back to work. Under the court order, teachers, secretaries and classified staff are ...

Longview teachers march; negotiators meet  Longview Daily News

Longview students will not return to school as scheduled Wednesday after a long day of bargaining Monday failed to yield a contract agreement.

R.A. Long grad earns rare 4.0 GPA in software engineering at Cal Poly  Longview Daily News

An R.A Long High School alumnus just pulled off an academic mission impossible.

This R.A. Long graduate earned two associates degrees before she finished high school  Longview Daily News

When Eleanor Stalick was 3 years old, her grandfather, Dr. Robert Stalick, pulled her mother Theresa aside.

RA Long recognized for high graduation rate | Local |  Longview Daily News

R.A. Long High School has been recognized for its dramatic improvement in graduation rates over the past five years, the Longview School District announced ...

Frank E. Handy  Longview Daily News

Frank E. Handy. 1930 — 2018. Longtime local resident Frank E. Handy, 88, passed away Dec. 22, 2018, at the Hospice Care Center.

Kelso High School to hold food drives at basketball games  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School students will collect nonperishable food and monetary donations during boys and girls basketball home games this Friday against R.A. Long ...

Top Longview and Kelso education salaries for 2018-19 | Local  Longview Daily News

The Daily News typically reports the top 10 salaries of local officials when cities and school districts adopt annual budgets. Here are the figures for the Kelso and ...

RAL Hall of Fame: 5 athletes, 3 Lifetime Achievement winners, 4 teams to be inducted Friday  Longview Daily News

Five former student-athletes, three Lifetime Achievement award winners and four teams are the latest inductees into the R.A. Long High School Hall of Fame.

Terry Smithton Hollinger  Longview Daily News

Jan. 9, 1939 — Dec. 16, 2018. Surrounded by family, Terry Hollinger, 79, passed away at St. John Medical Center on Dec. 16, 2018, following a brief illness.

R.A. Long Class of 2017: 'No excuses'  Longview Daily News

Saturday was a bittersweet day for Alyssa King. Just before starting high school four years ago, her father died suddenly, leaving her grief stricken even as her ...

LCC hosts regional science competition  Longview Daily News

Future Albert Einsteins and Marie Curies scurried around Lower Columbia College on Saturday morning in a rush to attend labs, exams and special events at ...

Stageworks Northwest unveils 2018-19 lineup  Longview Daily News

Longview-based Stageworks Northwest has revealed its five-production slate for the 2018-19 season.

Local clothing entrepreneur has his EYE on Longview  Longview Daily News

It wasn't long ago that Roberto Gonzalez was still at R.A. Long High School, sketching clothing designs on computers and dreaming about becoming an ...

Meade Arthur Cobb  Longview Daily News

July 19, 1926 — Oct. 19,2018. Meade Arthur Cobb, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away after a lengthy and valiant ...

Hubert 'Roy' Parsons  Longview Daily News

Nov. 30, 1934 — Dec. 14, 2018. Roy Parsons, 84, of Kelso died Dec. 14, 2018, at the Hospice Care Center. He was born Nov. 30, 1934, in St. John, ...

Ronald Arthur Pithan  Longview Daily News

1941 — 2018. Ronald Arthur Pithan, 77, of Longview passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Dec. 24 after suffering complications related to ...

Michele Erickson Cook  Longview Daily News

Nov. 19, 1954 — Aug. 23, 2018. Michele (Bettineski) Erickson Cook, 63, passed away peacefully at home Aug. 23, 2018. That same day, our world lost a dearly ...

Longview teachers, district to negotiate over weekend  Longview Daily News

Mediated contract negotiations between the Longview School District and its teachers' union will continue over the weekend, and the district plans to notify ...

180 R.A. Long High School seniors graduate Saturday  Longview Daily News

Sofia Sanchez came a long way to graduate Saturday from R.A. Long High School.

Robert Lakefish  Longview Daily News

Dec. 7, 1940 — Jan. 3, 2019. Bob Lakefish, 78, of Longview passed away Jan. 3, 2019, surrounded by family at St. John Medical Center. He was born Dec.

Beverly Jeanne Fisher  Longview Daily News

Jan. 1, 1925 — Nov. 8, 2018. Beverly Jeanne Fisher, 93, passed away peacefully at the Hospice Care Center Nov. 8, 2018. She was born Jan. 1, 1925, in ...

David Lee Cudd  Longview Daily News

Feb. 22, 1937 — Nov. 2, 2018. David Lee Cudd, 80, passed away at his home in Bellevue, Wash., on Nov. 2, 2018. He was the husband of Joy Lavell Cudd.

Nicole I. 'Niki' Bell  Longview Daily News

April 29, 1977 — July 28, 2018. Nicole Irene Bell, 41, passed away after a long battle with cancer July 28, 2018, at the Hospice Care Center. Niki was born April ...

Kelso Longview chamber recognizes leaders in business and education  Longview Daily News

The Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce Pillars of Strength and Crystal Apple Awards on Wednesday night recognized excellence in education and ...

Bill Kasch is preserving Longview's history, one project at a time  Longview Daily News

Editor's Note: Lower Columbia Profiles is an occasional series featuring area residents who have interesting stories to tell.

Unions continue strike in Longview on first day of school

For students in the Longview School District, what was supposed to be the first day of school was marked with picket lines and empty classrooms.

New club's work 'shows the heart of Castle Rock kids'  Longview Daily News

Castle Rock High School students looking to make a difference in their community can now join a *service*-based organization at school — and recruit others to ...

One high school or two?  Longview Daily News

Three years ago, challengers C.J. Nickerson and J.D. Rossetti won Longview School Board seats as a result of voter enmity toward a proposal to merge R.A. ...

Longview's graduation rate continues steady rise  Longview Daily News

The Longview School District's four-year graduation rate rose to 78.9 percent this year, putting the district on the cusp of finally matching the state average, ...

John Henry Smith  Longview Daily News

John Henry Smith. July 21, 1927—June 18, 2018. John was born to John and Maude Smith Meester on July 21, 1927 in Woodland, Washington. He grew up in ...

Shirley Ann Rambo  Longview Daily News

Shirley Ann Rambo. May 22, 1936 — Nov. 1, 2018. Shirley Ann Rambo, 82, of Longview passed away Nov. 1, 2018, at the Hospice Care Center. She was born ...

'The Big Fella' From Toledo Calls it a Career  Centralia Chronicle

The longest branch on the basketball-crazy Wallace family tree will have to pay to get into the gym the next time he tries to take in a game. That's because.

Students, staff want Discovery High School to retain separate identity  Longview Daily News

A day at Discovery High School seems to go by faster than a day at R.A. Long or Mark Morris, said Discovery High School Junior Christina McGahuey.

John Chilson hands off Longview's historic Merk  Longview Daily News

John Chilson's fingerprints are all over downtown Longview's historic Merk building.

Mainstage Theatre's "Peter and the Starcatcher" brings magic, pirates to stage  Longview Daily News

Many people know the famous story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, but Mainstage Theatre's newest production brings the iconic character's origin ...

Candice Schulz wants clients to wake up looking pretty  Longview Daily News

Candice Schulz wanted to be a special effects makeup artist when she was in high school.

R.A. Long seniors enjoy 'picture-perfect' graduation ceremony  Longview Daily News

One school district superintendent and 178 R.A. Long High School graduates shared the stage at Longview Memorial Stadium Saturday night.

Richard 'Dick' Farwell | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

May 6, 1947 — Dec. 20, 2018. Richard Farwell, 71, of Longview passed away Dec. 20, 2018, at home. He was born in Longview on May 6, 1947, to Jim and Lois ...

Local high schoolers to show off acting chops at one-act showcase  Longview Daily News

Longview theater buffs can get a sneak peek at the future of local acting at the One Act Festival Showcase, starring exclusively high school students.

Mainstage's "She Kills Monsters" turns Dungeons and Dragons into teen drama  Longview Daily News

In Mainstage Theatre's newest show, “She Kills Monsters,” the popular role-playing board game “Dungeons and Dragons” is transformed into much more — the ...

Civil War Soccer: Cabrera's return opens up Jacks' offense in 3-1 win  Longview Daily News

How nice is it to have Jesus Cabrera back in an R.A. Long uniform?

Mark Allen Setters  Longview Daily News

April 25, 1962 — Sept. 19, 2018. Mark Setters passed away Sept. 19, 2018, in the North Cascade mountains. He was born April 25, 1962, to William and Leeta ...

Patrick Walter Somers  Longview Daily News

Jan. 16, 1948 — Aug. 11, 2018. A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Pat Somers, 70, of Rainier, Ore., passed away suddenly at his home on Aug.

Longview's two high schools not as different as they once were  Longview Daily News

Longview might be in the waning days of its high school Civil War. "We're not as separate at all as what people think," said Mark Morris Principal Rod McHattie.

Richard Arthur Wicht  Longview Daily News

Jan. 22, 1924 — Dec. 14, 2018. Richard Arthur Wicht passed away peacefully at home, in King City, Ore., on Dec. 14, 2018. He was our loving, gentle, sweet ...

Young Journalists: R.A. Long students try out for cheer squad  Longview Daily News

Tensions were increasing as some R. A. Long students prepared themselves for the cheer tryouts on May 8.

Longview native perishes in North Pacific  Longview Daily News

A former Longview resident has died in a sport fishing accident off the Aleutian Islands hundreds of miles west of the Alaska mainland, according to his mother ...

Orville Ravencraft Jr.  Longview Daily News

Sept. 25, 1944 — Jan. 4, 2019. Orville Ravencraft Jr., 74, of Longview passed away Jan. 4, 2019, at the Hospice Care Center. He was born Sept. 25, 1944, to ...

Monticello Middle School standardizes plan for improving math scores  Longview Daily News

When it comes to mastering one of the state's most challenging subjects, Monticello Middle School is quite the Cinderella story.

Go 4th Festival adds new event, extra day  Longview Daily News

Opening with a kids' block party and ending in fireworks, the annual Go 4th Festival returns to Longview next week to celebrate Independence Day.

Teen car accident victim an "extremely caring individual"  Longview Daily News

Tatum Tootoosis-Didier, the 2016 R.A. Long High School graduate who died in a car accident Friday afternoon near Rainier, was an honor student and ...

Top Longview and Kelso education salaries for 2016-17 | Local  Longview Daily News

The Daily News typically reports the top 10 salaries of local officials when cities and school districts adopt annual budgets. Figures for Kelso and Longview ...

Standing-room only at Longview council meeting addressing library budget  Longview Daily News

Facing a public outcry, the Longview City Council on Thursday night partially backed off planned cuts in the public library's budget.

Timothy Karlovich | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Timothy John Karlovich. June 10, 1953 - July 17, 2018. Tim was born to Michael and Olga Karlovich at St. Johns Hospital in Longview. He graduated from R.A. ...

Juanita R. 'Nita' Bogdan  Longview Daily News

Jan. 25, 1932 — Dec. 18, 2018. Longtime local resident Juanita Ruth Bogdan, 86, of Castle Rock passed away Dec. 18, 2018.

RAL teacher among two men charged with third-degree rape of teen  Longview Daily News

Police Saturday arrested two Longview men - including an R.A. Long High School math teacher - on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with the same ...

Monte Gene Hamer  Longview Daily News

Sept. 16, 1928 — Nov. 19, 2018. Monte Gene Hamer of Castle Rock passed into the loving arms of his savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 19, 2018, at the age of 90.

Sidelines: RAL vs. Kelso perfect timing for Jacks' class of '72  Longview Daily News

To Bradd Reynolds, it seemed like the whole world must have been there. The stands were packed. People were jammed in shoulder-to-shoulder along the ...

Award-winning clock made 28 years ago by RAL senior destroyed by burglars  Longview Daily News

The stained oak, 7-foot-10-inch tall grandfather clock took then 17-year-old R.A. Long High School junior Russ Meder two years and 1000 hours to build by ...

Brandon S. Jensen  Longview Daily News

Brandon Scot Jensen, 45, of Longview passed away unexpectedly Nov. 5, 2015, at St. John Medical Center after suffering a heart attack.

Longview cop helps former Longview man escape addiction  Longview Daily News

By the time he left Longview for Oklahoma six months ago, Garrett Remster “was very well-known by all of Longview police force,” the 25-year-old recalls of his ...

Longview woman leaves $750,000 in her will for local non-profits  Longview Daily News

A longtime Longview woman has left $750000 for three local non-profits, according to her will.

Longview teen ID'd as victim in log truck crash on Highway 30  KATU

A Longview, Wash. teenager has been identified as the victim in a crash involving a log truck Friday afternoon.The crash was reported on Highway 30 near ...

'Sad story, happy ending': Longview man writes memoir about alcoholism  Longview Daily News

The first time Ray Merrill tried alcohol, he was 13 years old.

Harold 'Bud' Koenig  Longview Daily News

July 11, 1922 — Dec. 16, 2018. Harold “Bud” Koenig, a resident of Longview nearly since its founding, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Dec. 16, 2018 ...

PUD Commissioner candidates talk I-1631, wind farms  Longview Daily News

In the race for Cowlitz County PUD's District 2 Commissioner, both Duane Dalgleish and Ned Piper have painted themselves as advocates for customers.

Longview college student a bass-fishing maniac  Longview Daily News

High school athletes have long earned college scholarships for excellence in football, basketball, volleyball and many other sports. However, one Longview ...

R.A. Long High School Key Club members attend convention in Seattle  Longview Daily News

Members of the R.A. Long High Key Club recently attended the 66th annual Pacific Northwest District Convention (DCON) in Seattle. The theme was “ *Service* to ...

RAL grad Jeff Pilson still rocking in Foreigner  Longview Daily News

For every 10000 rock musicians, only one will end up like Jeff Pilson, touring the world and playing for auditoriums full of fans.

How to fund potential high school merger far from certain, panel admits  Longview Daily News

If no one buys Mark Morris High School, Longview's proposed high school consolidation likely won't happen, facilities committee member Bob Guide predicted.

Nadine Starr | Recent Deaths  Longview Daily News

Nadine Starr, 94, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif., due to complications of a massive stroke she suffered earlier in the month.

Running Start enrollment explodes  Longview Daily News

Statewide Running Start enrollment has steadily increased since the program was first introduced more than two decades ago, but its popularity among local ...

Longview School District puts the brakes on auto shop classes  Longview Daily News

Citing high costs, declining student interest and scheduling issues, Longview school officials plan to scrap the district's decades-old high school auto mechanics ...

Ellen Wilcox  Longview Daily News

Ellen Ruth (Dishman) Wilcox, 63, of Longview passed away April 19, 2017, at home.

Thurman poses toughest election challenge ever for Sheriff Nelson  Longview Daily News

Running for re-election has never been tougher for Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson.

23 Club: Bill Noteboom and Margie Botten  Longview Daily News

The Notebooms' legacy in the '23 Club may be best captured by colorful flowers.

Del Ray II tenant: 'I was sold the wrong title to my home'  Longview Daily News

Longview resident Randall Beck spent two and a half years paying off the title to his home in the Del Ray II mobile home park.

Justin L. Clark  Longview Daily News

Justin Logan Clark, 27, of Longview passed away July 4, 2017, at home.

Youth & Family Link programs | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

A variety of free programs are offered through Youth & Family Link.

'23 Club: Buffe Antilla  Longview Daily News

Buffe Antilla hasn't lived in Longview all of her life, but it's close. All but a dozen or so of her 98 years have been spent here.

Longview's new special education director returns home  Longview Daily News

People sometimes ask Elizabeth West, the Longview School District's new special education director, what she's doing here.

Clifford Michael “Mick” McLean  Longview Daily News

Clifford Michael “Mick” McLean passed away peacefully at the Park Royal Health and Rehabilitation center in Longview, WA on June 6, 2016 at the age of 82.

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