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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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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 ...

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

Class Gatherings: Nov. 20-27 | Lifestyles  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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Groups & Organizations Calendar: December 15-22  Longview Daily News

Fort Vancouver Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution: 9 a.m., Mill Creek Pub, 1710 S.W. Ninth Ave., Suite 101, Battle Ground, Wash.; 360-892-1902; ...

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.

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 student sets fire to soap dispenser | Local |  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School was evacuated for about an hour Tuesday after a student allegedly set fire to a soap dispenser, requiring a response from Cowlitz 2 Fire 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 ...

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 ...

Groups & Organizations Calendar: November 11-17  Longview Daily News

Cowlitz Table Tennis Club: 5-9 p.m., Youth & Family Link building, 907 Douglas St., Longview; Vance, 503-556-9135. Longview American Legion Post 155: ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Events  Longview Daily News

Self-motivated team players are being sought by Cowlitz AmeriCorps Network to fill the organizations new 900-hour positions. Terms of *service* begin in ...

Kelso High School to reconsider dress code policy  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School's ripped jean revolt could be coming to an end.

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.

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' ...

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 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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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.

Bright future for Kelso graduates  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School was ready for a rainy graduation ceremony 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.

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.

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 ...

Dress code complaints flare up at Kelso School Board meeting  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School's dress code controversy carried over to a district school board meeting Monday night, where a handful of students and parents complained ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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’s 300 teachers go on strike; negotiations continue  Longview Daily News

Editor's note: The percentage difference between Longview and Kelso teachers salaries that was previously reported was incorrect. In the 2014-15 school year, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

LaVon Louise Leak  Longview Daily News

June 27, 1925 — Sept. 21, 2018. Longtime local resident LaVon Louise Leak, 93, of Longview, died at home Sept. 21, 2018. She was born June 27, 1925, ...

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 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 ...

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.

Top Longview and Kelso education salaries for 2016-17  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 ...

Retired Kelso cop reflects on 39 years of policing  Longview Daily News

When he retired on Sept. 15, Dave Shelton left as the longest-serving officer in the history of the Kelso Police Department.

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.

Timothy A. Norton  Longview Daily News

Timothy A. Norton, 74, of Longview passed away Sept. 24, 2016.

People  Longview Daily News

Rachael Johnson, a 2018 graduate of Kelso High School, has been chosen the recipient of an $8,000 Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children ...

Judge Evans brings courtroom experience to the classroom  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School senior D.J. Morgan once had to appear in front of a judge after being caught illegally snagging fish. He described the experience as ...

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."

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.

Former Heritage football player returns home from Air Force to surprise brother  The Columbian

Heritage senior Kahai Umiamaka had already expressed disappointment to his mom that his older brother wouldn't be able to make it to his game Friday at ...

Priscilla Dawn Chapman  Longview Daily News

May 31, 1953 — July 1, 2018. Priscilla Dawn Chapman, 65, died July 1, 2018, in Longview after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 31, 1953, ...

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.

Caught on video: Man tries to rescue driver from fiery, deadly crash  KATU

A man told KATU he tried to rescue a driver from a fiery, deadly crash off Interstate 5 near Ridgefield. He later found out the man was someone he knows.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Dean L. Groff  Longview Daily News

Dean LeRoy Groff, 39, of Kelso passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family.

New gift shop brings Portland chic to downtown Kalama  Longview Daily News

April Hoffman grew up in Kalama and graduated from Kelso High School, but her new gift shop has a big-city feel.

One little computer is making big waves in local classrooms  Longview Daily News

R. A. Long senior Cody McDonald's fingers glide quickly over a smooth, black keyboard. He's taking notes in Jason Castro's government class in a very ...

Students bring home awards, scholarships from regional art show  Longview Daily News

In Keaton Bruce's mixed-media painting “I Think I'm Thinking,” several faces with piercing stares gaze from the canvas. Painted in smoky grey with dark black ...

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 ...

Zenda (Longman) Spears  Longview Daily News

Oct. 1, 1930 — Oct. 22, 2018. Lifelong local resident Zenda Spears, 88, of Castle Rock passed away Oct. 22, 2018, at the Hospice Care Center. She was born ...

School districts refinance bonds, pass savings on to taxpayers  Longview Daily News

The Kelso and Longview school districts are capitalizing on historically low interest rates to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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.

Cowlitz inmate death inquest rescheduled  Longview Daily News

A long-awaited coroner's inquest into the death of a Cowlitz County Jail inmate has been moved to June 1.

Relay for Life participants: "We are the storm"  Longview Daily News

Dennis Bird is not supposed to be alive. When he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, doctors gave Bird six months to live.

State 2B Football: Stout Defense and One Sneaky Play Push Toledo Past Reardan  Centralia Chronicle

KELSO — The Indians had a lead. What they needed was a spark.

Youth & Family Link programs | Lifestyles |  Longview Daily News

A variety of free programs are offered through Youth & Family Link.

Marilyn B. Raappana  Longview Daily News

Dec. 27, 1939 — Oct. 23, 2018. Marilyn B. Raappana, 78, of Forney, Texas, died Oct. 23, 2018, at home. She was born Dec. 27, 1939, in Centralia, Wash., ...

Standout grad: Megan Dugger, Kelso  Longview Daily News

College is on the horizon for Kelso High School senior Megan Dugger. But first, she's mastering a new prosthetic hand.

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?

Yvonne M. Larson  Longview Daily News

Lifelong local resident Yvonne Margaret Larson, 90, of Kelso passed away July 15, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center.

Christopher G. Grasser  Longview Daily News

Christopher Gordon Grasser, 30, of Kelso passed away unexpectedly Feb. 14, 2017, in Beaverton, Ore.

Conway School District to interview superintendent candidates | News

The Conway School District will hold a special school board meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday to narrow down its field of four superintendent candidates.

Julian J. Jensen Jr.  Longview Daily News

Lifelong local resident Julian James Jensen Jr., 70, of Longview passed away at home Oct. 7, 2016.

Britney H. Smith  Longview Daily News

Britney Helene Smith, 26, was born in Longview, Aug. 29, 1990. “Brit” went home to our Lord and Father on Dec. 29, 2016.

Sharples, Warner spar on Kelso schools  Longview Daily News

Kelso School Board candidates Howard Sharples and Allen Warner agreed that school dress codes aren't meant to please everyone Wednesday night.

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