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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)

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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 *****


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

1960 CLASS DINNER ON 11-20-13

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Thomas 'Tom' Wiggins  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 ...

Wa-Hi boys tie for fifth place at district swim championships  Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

KELSO, Wash. — This past Friday, the Walla Walla High School boys swim team scored 123 points to tie for fifth place with Skyview High School in the 4A ...

Spotlight  Longview Daily News

AUDITIONS. Missoula Children's Theatre's “Pied Piper”: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Donavon Wooley Performing Arts Center at Clatskanie Middle/High School. DANCES.

Vaping leads to locked bathrooms for students at Kelso High School

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 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 ...

Cougar sighting prompts police to clear out Kelso High School area  Longview Daily News

Kelso police cleared people out of the Kelso High School area Thursday afternoon after a cougar sighting was reported.

New KHS Principal Christine McDaniel is homegrown  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 ...

Officials on watch for cougar spotted near Kelso schools

Kelso School District officials say a cougar was spotted near two schools Thursday afternoon.

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.

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.

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.

Principal John Gummel to leave Kelso High  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 ...

Kelso teachers get 8.5 percent pay raise  Longview Daily News

Kelso teachers will get an 8.5 percent pay raise under a labor contract the Kelso School Board approved Monday night.

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.

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., ...

Kelso High's John Gummel wins Principal of the Year  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School Principal John Gummel has been named by his peers as Washington's High School Principal of the Year, making him the first principal in ...

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 ...

Kelso High School student wins congressional art competition  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School senior Luis Gurrola has won third place in Southwest Washington Congressional Art Competition. The honor means his ink drawing, “The ...

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 diversity class combating racism in school  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 ...

Erica beats tumor and bad grades  Longview Daily News

Editor's note: This is the sixth in our 'Standout Grad' profiles for the class of 2018. The series runs daily through June 10.KELSO — In her freshman year at Kelso.

Cougar sighting cancels school activities in Kelso

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

Groups & Organizations Calendar: February 15-23  Longview Daily News

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

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 High School dress code under scrutiny

KELSO, Wash. -- Some parents in Kelso are upset over what they say are overly strict rules when it comes to the high school's dress code. Three different ...

Kelso High School students plan to protest against dress code  KATU

Students at Kelso High School are planning to “fight back” Friday against the enforced dress code at their school.Sophomore Grace Lien says on Friday, Sept.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Kelso school nurses get traumatic bleeding training  Longview Daily News

Health specialists from several Kelso schools gathered Wednesday at Kelso High to stuff gauze into fake wounds and strap tourniquets around each others' ...

Martin Earl 'Marty' Hill  Longview Daily News

July 26, 1941 — Aug. 28, 2018. Marty graduated from Kelso High School in 1959 and entered the Army in 1963. He served as a medic stationed at Fort ...

Kelso native Bob Lynn: 59 years of wrestling  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 ...

High school remembers 78 Kelso vets who died  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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bright future for Kelso graduates  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School was ready for a rainy graduation ceremony Saturday.

Kelso School District announces new superintendent  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 ...

Skateboarders say Kelso park crumbling after 10 years  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 ...

Kelso presents $98.6 million school bond to community | Local  Longview Daily News

Kelso School District is starting to collect community input on its $98.6 million vision to modernize and upgrade its public schools.

Kelso weighs new $98.6 million school construction plan  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 ...

Paul Edward Searcy  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 ...

Dallas W. Eby  Longview Daily News

April 11, 1948 — Oct. 31, 2018. Dallas W. Eby, 70, died Oct. 31, 2018, with family by his side. Born on April 11, 1948, he spent his childhood in Rose Valley, ...

Events  Longview Daily News

Joan Enders will lead a roundtable discussion on family search and general genealogy at the 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, meeting of the Lower Columbia ...

Dorothy Mae York  Longview Daily News

Nov. 28, 1919 — July 5, 2018. Lifelong local resident Dorothy Mae York, 98, of Kelso passed away July 5, 2018, at The Hampton memory care facility in ...

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.

Kelso High School historical highlights | News  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.

Kelso approves new parking near Tam O'Shanter, KHS  Longview Daily News

The Kelso City Council Tuesday approved an agreement with the school district to create about 70 additional parking spaces on land near Kelso High School ...

Memories of horseshoe tournament with President Bush uplifts Kelso vet  Longview Daily News

John Hirko was a Marine and a buckaroo, and that combination led the Kelso native to the White House one day in 1992 to play horseshoes with President ...

George M. Basom  Longview Daily News

George M. Basom Jr. April 2, 1928 — Oct. 25, 2018. Local resident George M. Basom Jr., passed away peacefully Oct. 25, 2018, at the age of 90. He was born ...

Kelso High School ahead of the game when it comes to computer science  Longview Daily News

Computer science is a rapidly growing field, particularly in Washington. Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft are all billion-dollar companies with a strong ...

High school scoreboard, Sept. 12  The Columbian

WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE VOLLEYBALL King's Way Christian at Kalama, 7 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Camas at Tumwater, 7 p.m. CROSS COUNTRY Columbia ...

Kelso High School boosts security with additional cameras  Longview Daily News

Smile, Kelso students, you're on camera. And next year, you'll be even more so.

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.

Steven Merle Basom  Longview Daily News

Dec. 1, 1953 — Sept. 21, 2018. Steve was a lifelong resident of the local area. He was born to George M. Basom and Erma E. Basom (Cook) in Longview.

High school art show celebrates exceptional student artwork

VANCOUVER — Student artists from throughout southwest Washington will be recognized for their outstanding artwork at the 2017 Southwest Washington ...

Standout Grad: Sonny Chhim's 'sunny' nature sets him apart  Longview Daily News

Editor's note: Today we start our annual series about standout graduates from area high schools. It will run Wednesday through Sunday until June 11.

Kelso high schoolers build portable classroom for Coweeman Middle School  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School students from a construction technology class showcased a year-long project yesterday at a ribbon-cuttng ceremony at Coweeman Middle ...

Elizabeth R. 'Betty' Young  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 ...

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 ...

Kelso considers $87.5 million in school construction  Longview Daily News

The Kelso School Board was presented with an ambitious facilities improvement plan Tuesday, one that would cost local taxpayers an estimated $87.5 million ...

June Shermer  Longview Daily News

Dec. 2, 1933 — Jan. 7, 2019. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and devoted friend June Shermer, 85, passed away Jan. 7, 2019, in Longview. June was born ...

Juanita Ione 'Nita' Moses  Longview Daily News

Sept. 21, 1925 — Jan. 8, 2019. Devoted wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother Juanita Ione Moses, 93, of Longview passed away Jan. 8, 2019, at home.

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 ...

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 ...

Lon Ylonen  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.

Stewart returns to WA for women's cross country head coaching gig  Bulletin

For most, relocating from Illinois to Washington is a big move. But for new Gonzaga women's cross country and track coach Jake Stewart, it was the perfect ...

Kelso boys grab inside track in league race with win over Prairie  The Columbian

KELSO — When it's your first 3A Greater St. Helens League loss since the 2015-'16 season, such as Prairie's boys basketball team endured in Tuesday's defeat ...

Lillian 'Leona' Cliffton  Longview Daily News

Feb. 7, 1929 — Dec. 14, 2018. Leona Cliffton was born Feb. 7, 1929, in Longview, and graduated to her eternal home Dec. 14, 2018, at Somerset Assisted ...

Tack 'most highly desired' pick for Kelso school chief  Longview Daily News

The Kelso School Board didn't have to look far to find the district's next schools chief.

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 ...

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 ...

Lonnie Lee Jarrell  Longview Daily News

May 31, 1942 — Dec. 17, 2018. Longtime Kelso resident Lonnie Lee Jarrell, 76, passed away Dec. 17, 2018, at Vibra Specialty Hospital in Portland. He was ...

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 ...

A century of 'We Are Kelso' | News |  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 ...

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 ...

Kelso graduates at their crossroads  Longview Daily News

Under sunny skies and before a packed stadium, Kelso High School graduated 324 seniors Saturday afternoon.

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 grad begins encore performance as theater director  Longview Daily News

Elissa Bush feels right at home on the stage at Kelso High School. The 1997 Kelso grad was active in shows during high school. This week, Bush was readying ...

Steve W. Storie  Longview Daily News

Steve W. Storie, 70, of Kelso died July 22, 2017, at St. John Medical Center.

Kelso teachers ended their strike. What did it achieve?  Longview Daily News

Kelso teachers went back to class Monday, ending an eight-day strike with a partial contract victory and avoiding $2000-a-day fines for walking out illegally.

Haunted houses reopen for Halloween season | Local  Longview Daily News

Cinema Horrors Haunted House is reopening its doors to the public for 10 nights this Halloween season, with the thrills starting Friday.

Talking Business: Kelso High alums open hair and makeup salon  Longview Daily News

When a client comes into Tenile's Hair Design with Makeup by Mandy, the stylists' first priority to make them feel comfortable.

Randall Lance Tyler  Longview Daily News

March 18, 1954 — Dec. 19, 2018. Beloved brother, uncle and friend Randall Tyler, 64, of Kelso passed away Dec. 19, 2018. He was born March 18, 1954, ...

This is Kelso: Revisiting the' 83 title team  Longview Daily News

Tough times hit Kelso hard in the early 1980s, but one team gave the town reason to puff out its chest and exclaim as one, "The truck stops here."

New Longview cop is homegrown, and the department wants more  Longview Daily News

In May, 22-year-old Elijah Heston became the latest officer to join the Longview Police Department. And as the department looks for ways to hire and retain ...

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 ...

Kenton Monroe Thurman  Longview Daily News

Aug. 7, 1945 — Nov. 16, 2018. On Friday, Nov. 16th, Kenton Monroe Thurman passed away peacefully at age 73 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., surrounded by close ...

Students get hands-on experience with STEM from community, fellow students  Longview Daily News

When all through the school, there was not a class in sight, young rocket scientists were working, visions of paper rockets flying in their heads.

Tessica J. Fisher  Longview Daily News

Tessica Jean Fisher, 15, of Kelso passed away Dec. 31, 2016, at the Hospice Care Center.

Seven best friends stay in touch throughout decades  Peninsula Daily News

By Matthew Nash. Olympic Peninsula News Group. Besties. Gal pals. Best friends forever. There are plenty of ways to describe close friends. But keeping those ...

New band teacher is music to Hilanders' ears  Longview Daily News

It's 8 a.m. on a Friday morning. A class of drowsy Kelso High School students is wishing it could sleep instead of listen to the blast of trombones. Daniel Hartley.

From the Old School: KHS Class of '71 remembers bittersweet graduation  Longview Daily News

In the spacious commons of Kelso High School, a glass cabinet displays a diploma and one of the gold gowns Hilanders wear for graduation. A sign in the ...

Lora M. Jacobs | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Lora Magdalene Jacobs passed away on July 5, 2017. She was born in Longview on Jan. 5, 1968. Lora graduated from Kelso High School in 1986. She later ...

Southridge wins first 3A district swim title  Tri-City Herald

The Southridge Suns won their first district 3A District 4/5 Swimming Championships title Saturday at Kelso High School.

Four Washington teacher strikes happened this year. Why?  Longview Daily News

Seattle, Pasco, South Whidbey Island and Kelso — what do they all have in common?

Kelso motel drug bust seizes 1/4 kilo of heroin, leads to two arrests  KATU

A bust in Kelso Wednesday led to two arrests and a substantial drug seizure, according to a release from the sheriff's office.Cowlitz County deputies and Kelso ...

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