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  • Bubbleheads make a splash

    Patrick Webb|Jun 20, 2024

    Naselle technology students put on the national map this month. The Bubbleheads” placed ninth in a team robotics competition that attracted entries from four continents. Their coach, Rudi Rudolph, returned from the East Coast bubbling with praise. “Students did a great job at the competition,” he said. “I am proud of their accomplishments and their drive to succeed. Every year teams are learning design ideas from each other, making it tougher to get to the top.” The Naselle team consists...

  • Naselle scoops up 11 medals at state track

    Patrick Webb|Jun 6, 2024

    Halle Miller put it into words better than anyone. "It's been a great season!" she exclaimed. The eighth grader expressed her excitement as the Naselle track team headed to pack up the district vans for the journey home from the WIAA 1B state meet. With them were 11 medals. Three were won by June Miller, who placed second in the high jump, second in the 400 meters in a time of 1:01.18 and third in the 200 in 26.61 seconds. Derek Suomela concluded his Comet sports career with two medals from...

  • Skamokawa actor draws sword for Shakespeare

    Patrick Webb, Chinook Observer|Aug 31, 2023

    A Skamokawa man will appear in a Shakespearean play in Astoria during September. Darren Delano plays Banquo in a production of "Macbeth," which will be performed at the Ten Fifteen Theater in September. It is a return to performing after a 15-year break. "All the world is a stage, let's make the most of it," he states as his philosophy. He and his family have lived around the West Coast. They relocated to Skamokawa five years ago, a move he described as prompted by a desire to, "be closer to...