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RA Long High School honor roll | Lifestyles |  Longview Daily News

Editor's Note: The print version of this honor roll is in the Tuesday, Feb. 19, Daily News.

Reese Gullickson | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Feb. 11, 1935—June 30, 2019. Reese Earl Gullickson, longtime resident of Skamokawa, WA, died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the ...

Wanda Evenson | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

February 18, 1924—June 16, 2019. Wanda Evenson (Thornbury) passed away peacefully at home Sunday, June 16, 2019, at age 95, with family and friends ...

Kenneth Graham | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

April 7, 1950—June 20, 2019. Kenneth G. Graham passed away June 20 at hospice care surrounded by his family. Kenneth was born April 7, 1950, to Adell and ...

Go Fourth Festival celebrates 70 years | Local  Longview Daily News

Longview will soon be filled with spectators and celebration as the annual Go 4th Festival enters its 70th year celebrating Independence Day.

Marlene Jean Girard (Rukkila)  Yakima Herald-Republic

Marlene Jean Girard (Rukkila), 78, of Yakima, Washington passed away at home on July 4, 2019, peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by family.

Longview Schools to start renovation for RAL medical science, robotics lab  Longview Daily News

Using a $1.1 million state grant, the Longview School District will begin turning the old R.A. Long woodshop into a “state of the art” robotics and medical science ...

'It's bigger than us': Longview high schools set rivalry aside for food drive  Longview Daily News

All hands were on deck as cars filled with canned goods pulled into the back parking lot of the Lower Columbia Community Action Program Saturday on the final ...

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 ...

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 ...

Marilyn Lou Hazelquist | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

July 9, 1936—June 6, 2019.

Class Gatherings Calendar: July 12-18 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School class of 1954: noon, Kelso-Longview Elks Lodge, 900 Ash. St., Kelso; Marie LaFave at 360-636-0648.

RA Long graduates with high numbers | Local |  Longview Daily News

R.A. Long's class of 2019 set a high bar: Graduates earned nearly $3 million in scholarships, performed almost 11000 hours of community *service* and broke ...

Standout Grad: RAL's Halie Coates overcomes vision, hearing loss  Longview Daily News

Editor's note: Today we start our 20th annual Standout Grads series about outstanding seniors from local high schools. It will appear every day on page 1 ...

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.

RA Long lockdown ends | News |  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 ...

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 ...

Longview teachers go on strike | Local |  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.

Monday's Longview school board meeting moved | Local |  Longview Daily News

The Longview School District board meeting scheduled for Monday has been moved to the R.A. Long High School cafeteria. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m..

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.

Frank E. Handy | Obituaries |  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. Frank was born in ...

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.

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 ...

Esther Lauretta Chatterton | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

July 7, 1926 – April 15, 2019. Esther Chatterton, 92, passed away April 13, 2019, at her home in Winlock. She was born July 7, 1926, in Longview to David J.

James Gore | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

April 2, 1960—March 15, 2019. James Alan Gore (Jim) passed away peacefully at St. John's Hospital on March 15, 2019, after a recent surgery. Jim was born to ...

180 RA Long High School seniors graduate Saturday | News |  Longview Daily News

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

Longview high school teachers fight new schedule | Local |  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.

Class of 2019 optimistic about future despite dreary forecasts  Longview Daily News

This weekend hundreds of Cowlitz County graduates are walking across the commencement stage and into an “adult” world riddled with deep political divisions, ...

R.A. Long girls start food pantry for hungry students  Longview Daily News

When R.A. Long High School seniors Jaidon Marlow and Linnaea Morris prepared to attend a leadership camp this summer, they did a double-take while ...

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

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

Rockney Swanson | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

August 17, 1948—March 24, 2019. “Rockey” Swanson was born the second of eleven children to Jack and Nancy on August 17th, 1948 in Longview.

Judge orders teachers back to school | Local |  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 ...

Two Longview teachers FaceTime Oprah, share weight loss journey in commercial  Longview Daily News

After losing 100 pounds as a couple on Weight Watchers, Josh and Emily Donaldson received a note inviting them to participate in a national advertising ...

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 ...

George Christison | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

May 13, 1938—April 2, 2019. George Allen Christison, 80, of Longview, WA, passed away on April 2, 2019 at the Community Home Health & Hospice in ...

Longview teachers march; negotiators meet | Local |  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.

Shirley Lewis | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Feb. 11, 1923—April 9, 2019. Oleta, 96, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019, at PeaceHealth Medical Center in Longview, WA. Oleta was born Feb.

RA Long Class of 2017: 'No excuses' | Local |  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 ...

Class Gatherings Calendar: April 23-May 1 | Lifestyles |  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School class of 1958: noon, no-host luncheon, Kelso-Longview Elks, 900 Ash St., Kelso, classmates, spouses and friends welcome; Judi Fouch ...

One high school or two? | Local |  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. ...

Carol Louise Wheeler | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Feb. 7, 1936 — Feb. 25, 2019. Lifelong local resident Carol Louise Wheeler passed away Feb. 25, 2019, at the Hospice Care Center. She was born Feb. 7, 1936 ...

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 ...

Longview's graduation rate continues steady rise | Local |  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, ...

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.

Robert Dale Covel | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Aug. 20, 1963—May 3, 2019. Rob, 55, passed away May 3, 2019, at PeaceHealth Medical Center. He was born Aug. 20, 1963, to Dwight Covel and Ouida ...

Donald Gene Basom | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

March 18, 1958 — Jan. 31, 2019. Donald Gene Basom, 60, left this world on Jan. 31, 2019, surrounded by his family. Don was born March 18, 1958, in Port ...

Priscilla Marie Slotten | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Nov. 28, 1929—May 6, 2019. Priscilla Marie Slotten was born Nov. 28, 1929, and passed away peacefully at her home in Longview on May 6, 2019. Priscilla ...

Terry Smithton Hollinger | Obituaries |  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 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.

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 ...

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.

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

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

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 ...

Class Gatherings Calendar: May 1-6 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School class of 1950: 11:30 a.m., Sizzler, 936 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview; Corinne (Pilon) Mugaas, 360-423-0519. R.A. Long High School ...

Standout Grad: Kim Hua, RA Long | Local |  Longview Daily News

Kim Hua isn't having any of that talk of Longview's “good school” versus “bad school.”

Longview teachers, district to negotiate over weekend | Local |  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 ...

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.

George Francis Roemer | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Sept. 25, 1925 — March 10, 2019. George Francis Roemer, a lifelong resident of Longview, passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2019, at the age of ...

Joseph 'Joe' Weipert | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

May 3, 1951 — Feb. 4, 2019. Joseph J. Weipert was born in Madera, Calif., the first born of seven children to Roy “Buck” and Patricia Weipert. He attended R.A. ...

Stan Fagerstrom | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

June 4, 1923—June 11, 2019. Stanley Earl Fagerstrom, of Sun Lakes, AZ, died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, on June 11, 2019, a few days ...

PHOTOS: Lower Columbia Area Senior All-Star Boys and Girls Games  Longview Daily News

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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.

RA Long on list of 'dropout factories' | News |  Longview Daily News

With only 55 percent of seniors graduating on-time last year, R.A. Long High School is has one of the lowest on-time graduation rates in the state.

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.

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 school board approves budget cuts | Local |  Longview Daily News

The Longview School Board Monday night approved a new curriculum adoption cycle and authorized Superintendent Dan Zorn to include at least $2.8 million of ...

James P. Wale Jr. | Obituaries |  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 ...

John Robert Gilkey | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Sept. 26, 1937 — March 2, 2019. At 81, John was a vital, intelligent man. He sat in his favorite chair, and suddenly slipped away to join his loved-ones who had ...

Constans Riblett | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Sept. 6, 1937—April 9, 2019. Constans “Connie” Riblett, 81, of Longview, WA, passed away April 9, 2019. Connie was born Sept. 6, 1937, to Frank and Virginia ...

Bette Lynn Buker | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

October 21, 1950—April 19, 2019. Bette Lynn Buker, 68, of Silver Lake passed away April 19, 2019, at Community Home Health & Hospice in Longview.

Harold 'Bud' Koenig | Obituaries |  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 ...

LCC hosts regional science competition | Local  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 ...

Dr. Steven M. Sanwick | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Feb. 8, 1942—June 1, 2019. Steven M. Sanwick, MD, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on June 1, 2019, in Spokane, WA. He is survived by ...

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 ...

Hubert 'Roy' Parsons | Obituaries |  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, ...

Standout Grad: Andres Smiley, RA Long | Local |  Longview Daily News

Before was a star athlete and a student leader, he was a jailbird.

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 ...

RA Long's 2012 class sheds 'ghetto school' label | Local |  Longview Daily News

Rich Reeves, R.A. Long High School's principal, remembers one of his students telling him, “We don't want to be known as the ghetto school anymore.”

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.

Barbara Hunter | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

June 9, 1935 — March 25, 2019. Our beloved mother, Barbara Lee Hunter, went to meet her Lord on March 25, 2019. Barbara was born on June 9, 1935, ...

Kathleen Malone Nelson | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Sept. 13, 1944 — Feb. 26, 2019. Kathleen Malone Nelson passed away Feb. 26, 2019. She was born in Longview on Sept. 13, 1944, to Mark and Ellen Malone.

Nicole I. 'Niki' Bell | Obituaries |  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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

John Forrester | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Dec. 10, 1938—March 2019. John W. Forrester Sr., 80, passed away at Canterbury Gardens in Longview. John was born Dec. 10, 1938, in Damascus, Va., ...

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.

One high school or two for Longview? | Local |  Longview Daily News

A Longview school building study started out as a way to cope with declining enrollment, but it has morphed into something much bigger in scope — a proposal ...

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 ...

'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.

Columbia River Chamber Music Festival begins Aug. 3 | Local  Longview Daily News

The Columbia River Chamber Music Festival, which features free concerts by local musicians, kicks-off the evening of Aug. 3 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church ...

Losia Spaulding | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Feb. 22, 1936—April 3, 2019. Losia Mae Spaulding, 83, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at home. She was born to Roy and Rachel Truex in ...

Jeanette Pauline Torgerson | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

November 15, 1959—August 20, 2018. Jeanette Pauline Torgerson peacefully passed away on August 20, 2018. She is survived by her mother, Barbara ...

Stageworks Northwest unveils 2018-19 lineup | Local |  Longview Daily News

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

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 ...

Forrest “Holly” Bishop | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Forrest Holly Bishop was born in Longview on Dec. 26, 1926, and passed away on Sept. 17, 2016, following a serious fall outside the family home.

R.A. Long grad returns to his musical roots for Sunday performance  Longview Daily News

Since he graduated from R.A. Long High School 38 years ago, Grant Mack has played flute and sung in choirs. But mostly, he's been a classical piano player, ...

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 ...

Sports briefs for May 9, 2019  Camas Washougal Post Record

Camas senior Emma Cox fires a shot into hole 18 at Tri-Mountain Golf Course in Ridgefield in round one of the district tournament on Monday, May 6. (Wayne ...

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?

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