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4-H kids watch robots milk cows

The Robo Rascals (an after school 4-H robotics club, grades K-8) took a field trip to see the robots that milk cows at the Burkhalter family farm-Grays River Holsteins. This trip was actually...

 

Downriver Dispatches

FAFF: The Finns at FAFF sent me a couple changes for their upcoming events: The Christmas Tree Lighting will be on December 3 and the baking classes have been cancelled. I am hoping a few Finns will...

 

Erik Maunula was an early inventor on the Columbia

Transcribed by Abbie Laine at Appelo Archives Center in March of 2005 The inventive spirit of Erik Maunula found expression in many practical devices and at the same time he displayed excellent business sense in other ways, being now manager for the...

 

Tooting our Horn and Beating our Drum

We folks at the Community Garden are so proud. After a long and cool spring when everything was discouragingly slow, the pace picked up during the summer. We proudly announce that the garden produced 1,470 pounds of fresh produce to this area’s...

 

See original 1923 movie with live music on Nov. 19

See Lon Chaney in The 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame with Live Music at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Longview. A new score by Rodney Sauer will be performed by members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, November 19...

 

Early November flood waters

Early November flood waters reflected the Jenna Sorenson barn at Rosburg. Photo courtesy of Gene Strong....

 

Study abroad options now available for LCC students

Lower Columbia College (LCC) has announced a new opportunity for students: participation in study abroad programs. The new option allows students to take courses with an LCC or other Washington community college instructor for a quarter or summer in...

 

Celebrate all veterans on Friday, November 11

NOT NICE--We all know that we had quite the weather event this past week but at least it didn’t last too long. However, with power outages, road closures due to flooding and drivers finding roadways littered with rocks and trees, it’s an early...

 

Downriver Dispatches

A Commentary on Flooding: It's flood time again. Let's talk about floods so new folks have some information as we move into flood season. Our low lying areas, if we hadn't populated them already, woul...

 

Free Medicare plan information will be provided next Tuesday

Puget Island resident Scot Roskelley, will give a “Medicare 101” talk at the Cathlamet Community Center Tuesday, November 15 at noon. Before moving to the Island seven years ago, he worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, traveling...

 

VFW members selling poppies this week

Wahkiakum Post 5297 is starting its November “Buddy” Poppy drive. Today (Thursday), a member of the post and a member of the VFW Auxiliary will come to the courthouse to distribute "Buddy Poppies" and collect donations. From November 10 through...

 

High school honor roll announced

The Wahkiakum High School Term 1 honor roll for the 2022-2023 school year has been announced. Those earning a 4.0 grade point average were: 9th Grade: Jason Bachmeier, Evelyn Hogue, Cor Hoogendorn, Parker Leitz and Kamden Scuito. 11th Grade: Nathan...

 

Middle school honor roll announced

John C. Thomas Middle School has announced the grade point averages recently earned by grades 6-8. The following students earned a 4.0 GPA: 8th grade Kyle J. Gonzales, Israel A. Velke and Henry M. Wilson. 7th grade Annelise I. Vik. 6th grade Konner...

 

Author reading at library free to public

Local author Lilly Robbins Brock has worked on finishing a historical fiction series, Intrepid Journey, based on her Bennett family’s adventures to get to the Pacific Northwest. Crosswinds is the sixth book of the sweeping series. Lilly will do a...

 

Mecha-Mules lead Shockley Robotics League

Last Saturday 13 teams from SW Washington gathered at Lower Columbia College for the first robotics tournament of this season. Each team plays six matches, each with an Alliance Partner, competing...

 

Wahkiakum Autism Awareness offers new merchandise

Due to popular demand, the Wahkiakum Autism Awareness volunteers have expanded the selection of merchandise of the locally designed Autism Mule. T-shirts are still available but now you can also order long sleeved shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies....

 

Daylight savings ends on November 6

WET ONE--As this week begins, it’s pretty doggone soggy out, which means that those who went trick or treating may have needed boots and umbrellas to go with their costumes, so that’s a bummer. Actually this whole week looks wet but there’s alw...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. A big thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the Halloween Carnival. Great fun was had by all. Costume contest winners were as follows: 0-4 Ava Zurick-Doran The Grinch, 5-9 Ashleigh Montgomery Chuckie, 10-14...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Vote! Voting is 100 percent effective and much more powerful than complaining, so vote! If you read this early today, November 3, you can attend a Caregivers Discussion group offered for anyone...

 

Retirement move from Virginia to Deep River

Retirement move from Virginia to Deep River Victor and Wendy Liguori made a major move when they both retired from good jobs in Virginia, she as a medical assistant and Victor in medical security. Kno...

 

Next Northwest Voices will feature author Sallie Tisdale

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Sallie Tisdale will be featured at the November 16 Northwest Voices event in Longview. The event features the author's latest work, The Lie About the...

 

Johnson Park news

Johnson Park has sold out of tickets for the prime rib dinner, thank you everyone for supporting this fundraiser for the community center. We look forward to seeing you all there. There will be no tickets sold at the door, as the event is sold out....

 

PI Fire Department hands out candy

Puget Island Fire District 1 handed out candy on Main Street on Halloween. L-r: Garrett Radcliff, Jeff Bollen, Muriel Prestegard, Sherrill Bollen, Greg Prestegard. Courtesy photo....

 

Deadline approaching for SBA loans

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West reminded Washington small businesses of the Nov. 15, 2022, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused...

 

Candidate debate at LCC tonight (Thursday)

Candidates for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat will participate in a live, hour-long debate tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. in Lower Columbia College’s Wollenberg Auditorium during an event hosted by Oregon Public Broadcasting’s...

 

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