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birthday

August 24, 2018 by Ronald Johnson (Register to contact)

birthday for myrna brock clark is august 29,

Jim Cooper

August 14, 2016 by Paula Radspinner Cooper (Register to contact)

Classmate (husband) Jim Cooper passes away on July 7, 2016.

Kelso Class of 1968

September 28, 2015 by Kory Lester (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

I'm looking for people that graduated from the Class of 1968. Anyone looking for classmates or want to compare notes please call or e-mail Kory (509) 429-XXXX or *****@mail.com

CLASS DINNER

November 15, 2013 by Ronald Johnson (Register to contact)

1960 CLASS DINNER ON 11-20-13
AT OLD BONNIE AND CLYDES AT 6 PM

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Hitler quote 'slips past' Kelso High School yearbook staff  Longview Daily News

The Kelso High School yearbook caught widespread attention on social media and led to a redaction Wednesday when students realized one of their peers ...



Kenneth Ylonen | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

June 6, 1940—July 28, 2019. Ken Ylonen, 79, died on July 28, 2019, at home. He was born June 6, 1940, in Kelso, WA. He graduated from Kelso High School ...



Kelso seniors remember high school as 'second home,' caring community  Longview Daily News

For the last time as students of Kelso High, the Class of 2019 embraced the "We Are Kelso" manta Saturday during the school's 111th commencement ...



Kelso High School student arrested after gun found in backpack  Longview Daily News

Kelso police arrested a 17-year-old high school student Thursday morning after school administrators found a loaded handgun in the student's backpack, but ...



Senior quote from Hitler printed in Kelso High School yearbook  KGW.com

KELSO, Wash. — A Washington high school's yearbook staff is apologizing to parents after yearbooks containing a student's senior quote from Adolf Hitler were ...



Kelso community previews new school designs with 'virtual tour'  Longview Daily News

The Kelso School District Wednesday night hosted a “virtual tour” of the two elementary schools it will build as part of a $98.6 million bond measure.



Vaping leads to locked bathrooms for students at Kelso High School  KPTV.com

KELSO, WA (KPTV) - Concerns about vaping led Kelso High School to lock up some bathrooms during the school day, but students say keeping them out of ...



Kelso teacher-student conflict poses question: Is online criticism bullying?  Longview Daily News

A conflict between a Kelso High School teacher and a senior student has something of “the dog ate my homework” flavor to it, but it poses a question about a.



Standout Grad: Kelso's Carlos Valencia chooses right path despite 'rough' two years  Longview Daily News

Editor's note: This is the eighth story in our 20th annual Standout Grads series about special graduates from the class of 2019. The series will appear on the front ...



Kelso School Board: New school will be home to Lexington Eagles  Longview Daily News

Students from Beacon Hill and Catlin elementary schools spoke, and the Kelso School Board listened: The new 950-student building that will replace two ...



Kelso Schools cancel class Wednesday for DeRosier funeral service  Longview Daily News

The Kelso School District canceled classes for Wednesday to allow teachers, staff and students the opportunity to attend the funeral *service* for Cowlitz County ...



Kelso Presidential Scholar candidate represents LGBTQ community | Local  Longview Daily News

Of all his high school memories, Kelso senior Robin Hardwick said coming out as transgender best summarizes his experience.



Kelso School District shares latest designs for new elementary schools  Longview Daily News

The Kelso School District unveiled the initial drawings for two of the three schools it is building with a $96.6 million capital bond voters approved in February.



Kelso teachers, district trying to get more kids ready for kindergarten  Longview Daily News

Before Julie Brigman can start reading, writing and math lessons, she has to spend several weeks teaching her Barnes Elementary kindergarteners some ...



Cougar in Kelso cancels middle school football game  KOIN.com

KELSO, Wash. (KOIN)) — A cougar was spotted by two schools Thursday afternoon — prompting officials to cancel a football game and delay other activities.



Kelso's facelift sees light for the first time  Longview Daily News

Voters passed a $98 million bond to improve Kelso school facilities in February. Saturday at Schroeder Field, the electorate got its first chance to experience its ...



Barnes Elementary principal chosen as new Kelso High School principal  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School has found its next principal: It's Barnes Elementary School Principal Christine McDaniel, the district announced Thursday afternoon.



New graduation requirement gives Kelso seniors taste of professionalism  Longview Daily News

Dressed in a suit jacket and tie and with resume in hand, Jake Davis walked into the Kelso High School gym Wednesday for an interview with a lot riding on.



Jaime Herrera Beutler announces Congressional Art Competition winner  clarkcountytoday.com

U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler announced the winners of Southwest Washington's Congressional Art Competition, as voted on by her panel of ...



Prep Wrestling: Kelso leans on its tradition to earn share of league crown  Longview Daily News

David Perry doesn't know what it's like to see Kelso lose a league wrestling match. He wasn't about to find out on Wednesday, either.



Don't rain on their parade: Showers dampen Kelso High graduates, but not their dreams  Longview Daily News

Early in Kelso High School's 2018 graduation commencement at Schroeder Field, Principal John Gummel tempted fate by joking about the lack of rain.



'Unprecedented' rises in school construction force change in Kelso bond plan  Longview Daily News

Dot Joslin's quote has been updated to more clearly reflect her testimony at the public hearing. Kelso School officials are strongly recommending that the district ...



Jeffrey Lindeman | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

June 3, 1969—June 30, 2019. Jeff Lindeman, 50, of Kelso, passed away June 30, 2019 in Castle Rock. Jeff was born June 3, 1969 to Richard and Patricia ...



High School Art Show celebrates exceptional student artwork  clarkcountytoday.com

Student artists from throughout Southwest Washington will be recognized for their outstanding artwork at the 2019 Southwest Washington Regional High School ...



Kelly Owen Grumbois | Obituaries | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

February 26, 1962—April 21, 2019. Kelly Owen Grumbois, 57, passed away peacefully at his home in Kelso, WA, on April 21, 2019. Kelly was born in Longview, ...



Community mourns death of Cowlitz Co. Deputy DeRosier: 'He was a big part of everything'  KATU

KELSO, Wash. – Southwest Washington is mourning the loss of a Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty overnight Saturday ...



Harriet Fitchett | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Oct. 22, 1921—May 30, 2019. Harriet Fitchett passed away peacefully on May 30, 2019, at Paradise Valley Care Home in Fairfield, CA. She was 97. She was ...



Shelly Wolters-Barker | Obituaries | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Nov. 14, 1957—May 18, 2019. Shelly Wolters-Barker, age 61, of Kelso, WA, passed away May 18, 2019, at home. She was born Nov. 14, 1957, in Longview, WA ...



Matthew Edward Jensen | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

March 8, 1992—June 18, 2019. SSGT Matthew Edward Jensen, 27, passed away June 18, 2019, in Kelso, WA. Matthew was born March 8, 1992, to Peggy ...



Henry Croy | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

June 19, 1943—April 22, 2019. Henry “Buck” Croy, 75, of Kelso, WA, passed away April 22, 2019. Henry was born June 19, 1943, in Bremerton, WA.



Michael John Harper | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Aug. 15, 1976—April 20, 2019. Michael Harper, 42, passed away April 20, 2019, in Kelso, WA. Michael was born Aug. 15, 1976, in Longview, WA, to Jack and ...



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 ...



Justin DeRosier | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Jan. 28, 1990—April 14, 2019. Deputy Sheriff Justin Richard DeRosier, 29, was killed in the line of duty on April 14, 2019. Justin was born in Kailua, Hawaii ...



Principal John Gummel to leave Kelso High | Local | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Less than a month after he was named state high school principal of the year, Kelso High School's John Gummel announced he is stepping down to take a new ...



New KHS Principal Christine McDaniel is homegrown | Local | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Future Kelso High School Principal Christine McDaniel has had a teaching career oddly similar to her own education. The Kelso native attended Barnes ...



Benny Lyle 'Ben' Hill | Obituaries | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Jan. 10, 1949 — March 8, 2019. Ben was born and raised in Kelso. He graduated from Kelso High School in 1967 and entered the Army in 1968. He served as a ...



Watch: Memorial and procession for Deputy Justin DeRosier  KGW.com

The emotional memorial for slain Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier took place inside the Chiles Center at the University of Portland.



Cougar sighting cancels school activities in Kelso  KGW.com

KELSO, Wash. — A cougar spotted in Kelso on Thursday afternoon prompted the cancellation and delay of school activities. The cougar was seen by a man at ...



Darr Kirk named Kelso's new police chief | Local | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Kelso has a new police chief: longtime police department captain Darr Kirk.



Kelso diversity class combating racism in school | Local | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

As 17 students settled into their seats Tuesday afternoon, Kelso High School Dean of Students Andrew Gragg opened class with a question: “How many people ...



Leland Leroy Bean | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Dec. 10, 1946 — Feb. 22, 2019. Leland was born in Longview and graduated from Kelso High School in 1965. He served two years in the Navy before marrying ...



Shirley Jean Reynolds | Obituaries | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Sept. 29, 1937 — March 6, 2019. On March 6, 2019, Shirley Jean Reynolds (Larson), 81, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in Longview. Shirley was a ...



Gary Brian Swanson | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

May 17, 1942—April 23, 2019.



High school remembers 78 Kelso vets who died | Local | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Exactly 28 years ago, Jim Powers of Kelso stood on the Berlin Wall with a sledgehammer, cracking into the last symbol of communism in Eastern Europe.



Schools fight to dispel health misperceptions, 'vaping epidemic'  Longview Daily News

After the last bell for school rang on Thursday, Lindsey gathered her friends to walk to the Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, blowing vapor from her Juul in the cool.



Kelso school shooting rumor, dress code debate stirs social media buzz  Longview Daily News

Complaints about dress code enforcement that had simmered all week at Kelso High School may have contributed to a case of social media running amok ...



Kelso Babe Ruth just $40000 short of funding Rister Stadium remodel  Longview Daily News

Kelso's Stan Rister Stadium may soon receive a facelift.



Spaghetti fundraiser for DeRosier family Sunday | Local  Longview Daily News

A spaghetti dinner, dessert sale and silent auction at Kelso High School on Sunday, May 19 will raise money for the DeRosier family.



Elizabeth R. 'Betty' Young | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Sept. 29, 1923 — Dec. 23, 2018. Elizabeth Rose Young was born Sept. 29, 1923, to Hungarian immigrants, Joseph and Rosi Wagonhoffer. Betty was the fifth of ...



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 ...



Kelso police chief to retire, effective immediately | Local | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Kelso Police Chief Andy Hamilton announced his retirement Tuesday, effective immediately, less than a week after City Manager Steve Taylor announced his ...



Kelso High athletic director to fill role as Wallace Elementary principal  Longview Daily News

The principal's office at Wallace Elementary will have a new face this fall.



Thomas 'Tom' Wiggins | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

May 23, 1985 — Jan. 26, 2019. Thomas Wiggins passed away Jan. 26, 2019, at St. John Medical Center in Longview from a massive stroke. Tom was born May ...



Dennis Joe Elswick | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Nov. 4, 1943—June 18, 2019. Dennis Joe Elswick, age 75, passed away June 18, 2019, at St. Johns Hospital in Longview, WA. Dennis was born Nov. 4, 1943 ...



Kelso School District announces new superintendent | Local | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Forgoing a lengthy search process, the Kelso School Board has appointed Mary Beth Tack, the district's former director of teaching and learning, to replace ...



Sarah White | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Sarah Anne White. Aug. 4, 1934 - June 11, 2019. Sarah (Sally) Anne White went to be with our Lord on June 11, 2019. She was surrounded by several family ...



Gregory Stack | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Jan. 22, 1957—April 8, 2019. Gregory Andrew Stack, 62, passed away April 8, 2019, in hospice care in Longview, WA. Gregory was born Jan. 22, 1957, in ...



Marie Holland | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

March 25, 1918—May 18, 2019. Marie Holland, age 101, passed away May 18, 2019, at Frontier Nursing Home in Longview, WA. Marie was born March 25, ...



Standout Grad: Yearbook brings Amy Salzer out of shell as 'quiet leader'  Longview Daily News

Editor's note: This is the 10th story in our 20th annual Standout Grads series about special graduates from the class of 2019. The series will appear on the front ...



Kelso High School historical highlights | News | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

1887: Kelso's first school is held in the home of city founder Peter Crawford, where Third and Columbia streets are today.



Former Kelso School Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich dies at 65  Longview Daily News

Former Kelso Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich, who guided passage of a historic school bond that will rebuild district elementary schools and who helped the ...



Officers kill suspect in Cowlitz County deputy's fatal shooting  KIRO Seattle

Two police officers fatally shot the suspect in the killing of a Cowlitz County sheriff's deputy after the man was seen running out of the woods with a firearm ...



Funding for Rister Stadium turf project secured | Preps+ | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Following a significant pledge, the Stan Rister Stadium turf project appears to be fully funded.



Kelso weighs new $98.6 million school construction plan | Local  Longview Daily News

Kelso would gain three new elementary schools — instead of two — under a revised $98.6 million facilities improvement plan presented Thursday at a special ...



Kevin Hanks | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

April 15, 1978—April 4, 2019. Kevin Sterling Hanks, 40, born April 15, 1978, in Longview, WA, died in a tragic automobile accident near Pahiatua, New Zealand, ...



Events | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

The Carrolls Elementary School office opened Monday, Aug. 19. Hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m.. Back to School Night takes place from 5:30 ...



Camas Boys Swim Team Wins Kelso Invite — Without 10 Swimmers  Lacamas Magazine

Kelso, WA — The back-to-back State Champion Camas High School Boys swim team handily won Saturday's Kelso Invite — without 10 key swimmers — which ...



Sheriff's Office: Man who killed deputy had handgun, meth when shot by police  KATU

The man who shot and killed a sheriff's deputy was holding a handgun and meth when he was killed by police, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.



On shaky ground: Soft soils drive up local construction costs  Longview Daily News

Two recent construction projects in Longview-Kelso turned the notion of “dirt cheap” on its head when architects learned poor soil conditions will require costly ...



3A District XC: Kelso makes for fun atmosphere at districts  The Columbian

KELSO — There's a reason why Kelso High School continues to be a runner-favorite venue for 3A District cross country. The spectator-friendly 2.95-mile course ...



Walter Gregg | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Aug. 28, 1934—April 11, 2019.



Suspect in killing of Cowlitz County deputy is half brother of man who killed Rainier police chief  KGW.com

Cowlitz County deputy Justin DeRosier, 29, of Kelso, was shot and killed as he responded to a call in Kalama, Washington, Saturday night.



Kelso native Bob Lynn: 59 years of wrestling | Local | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

In 1959, Kelso High School freshman Bob Lynn joined the school's wrestling team. Nearly six decades later, he's still deeply involved in the sport. He wrestled ...



Memorial service announced for Cowlitz Co. Deputy Justin DeRosier  KATU

A memorial *service* will be held next Wednesday (April 24) for Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputy Justin DeRosier, who was shot and killed in the line of duty last ...



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 ...



Victim in train fatality identified | Local  Longview Daily News

The Cowlitz County Coroner's Office has released the name of the woman who died when she was struck by a freight train Monday afternoon.



Soccer tourney to honor Kelso 13-year-old, raise scholarship money  Longview Daily News

Almost two years after 13-year-old Edgar Vazquez was accidentally shot dead by his friend, his family is organizing a scholarship soccer tournament in his ...



Sheriff: Heroin, meth seized in drug bust at motel near Kelso High School  KPTV.com

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of the Kelso Police Department and Washington Department of Corrections, served a search ...



School district: Kelso coach, counselor Scot Meeker won't return  Longview Daily News

An investigation into allegations of misconduct by Kelso High School counselor and baseball coach Scot Meeker concluded that he violated standards of ethical ...



William "Bill" Pack | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

1941—April 6, 2019. William “Bill” Pack, of Longview, passed in peace on April 6, 2019, at the age of 77 in Lake Havasu City, AZ. He was born in Morris, OK, ...



Students, community celebrate school gardens with plant sale and pizza  Longview Daily News

Students from all over Kelso and Longview spent Saturday at the Northlake Elementary School garden, selling the plants they helped grow over the school year ...



Scot Meeker resigns, reaches $90k settlement with Kelso School District  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School baseball coach and counselor Scot Meeker agreed to resign and take a $90000 settlement payment Tuesday after an investigation ...



Swanson touched countless lives | Preps+  Longview Daily News

Throughout his career as a teacher and coach, Gary Swanson had a way of bringing out the best in the countless thousands of students he encountered during ...



Kelso Teachers Continue Strike Despite Judge's Order  OPB News

Teachers in Kelso, Washington, continued their strike for a fourth day Monday. Outside Kelso High School, more than 150 teachers marched under a grey sky ...



Groups & Organizations Calendar: August 21-24 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Cowlitz Fly Anglers: 6-8 p.m., Longview Country Club, 41 Country Club Drive, Longview; www.cowlitzflyanglers.com; John Kendall, 360-575-3970, ...



Girls wrestling: Kelso Invite still growing in 10th year  Longview Daily News

As the Kelso Girls' Wrestling Invitational approached its 10th year, Hilanders coach Bob Freund wanted an additional reward beyond a medal for those who ...



Joan Holbrook | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Dec. 2, 1933 — March 5, 2019. Joan Holbrook, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Longview. She was born Dec. 2, 1933, to Mabel and Sparks ...



Hundreds attend soccer tournament honoring Kelso 13-year-old  Longview Daily News

Soccer players and families gathered at Riverside Park in Lexington on Saturday for a tournament in memory of 13-year-old Edgar Vazquez, two years after he ...



Death Notices | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

DEATHS. Bauer — Marilyn M., 84, of Kelso died June 9 at home. Green Hills Memorial Gardens & Crematory. Carr — Linda L., 70, of Longview died June 10 at ...



Fundraiser for local teacher with cerebral palsy takes off  Longview Daily News

When Kelso High School teacher Rick Davis published a GoFundMe campaign page for fellow teacher John Janke, he expected it to get a little attention, but not ...



Police still investigating death of 13-year-old Kelso boy  Longview Daily News

Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies are still investigating the death of a 13-year-old Kelso boy who was reportedly shot and killed by his friend Saturday.



Prep Wrestling: Kelso Girls' Invite attracts state's best  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School has seen a few three-time state champions compete on Hilander-embroidered mats.



Kelso native allegedly murdered by estranged husband near Portland  Longview Daily News

As news of Kate Armand's tragic death spread, friends and family were left in shock. Armand, a 2011 Kelso High School graduate and mother to 11-month-old ...



Vancouver student wins art contest sponsored by Herrera Beutler  The Columbian

Fircrest — Vancouver student Marina Mamaeva-Wooden won first place in the 2019 Southwest Washington Congressional Art Competition with her painting ...



Skateboarders say Kelso park crumbling after 10 years | Local  Longview Daily News

Local skateboarders like Jonathan Wicklander spent nine years trying to get a skate park for Kelso. They attended Kelso City Council meetings and raised nearly ...



Lon Ylonen | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Jan. 30, 1955 — Dec. 29, 2018. Lon passed away at his home after a year-long battle with leukemia. Lon was born in Longview, to Iva and Jerry Ylonen.



A century of 'We Are Kelso' | News | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

When Joe Stewart was a little boy around 1960 he spent his days watching the Kelso High School football team practice at the old Schroeder Field, then located ...



Devin R. (Sherman) Riley | Obituaries | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Sept. 18, 1992 — Feb. 13, 2019. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, Devin Robert (Sherman) Riley, beloved husband, son, brother and grandson, passed away ...



Groups & Organizations Calendar: July 19-27 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Kelso Eagles Bingo: 4:30 p.m., speed rounds; 6 p.m., regular games; payouts include one blackout with a value of $1,199 and other payouts of $25, $75 and ...



Paul Edward Searcy | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Dec. 30, 1960 — Nov. 19, 2018. Paul was born in Longview to Corlie Mary (DuVall) Searcy and Noel Edward Searcy. He attended Kelso schools and graduated ...



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