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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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Walter Gregg | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Aug. 28, 1934—April 11, 2019.



Kelso School District canceling classes on April 24 for Deputy DeRosier's memorial service  KPTV.com

KELSO, WA (KPTV) - The Kelso School District announced Thursday that it will be canceling school on April 24 as the public and law enforcement say their final ...



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 ...



Friends, colleagues remember Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier  KPTV.com

Friends and colleagues are remembering Deputy Justin DeRosier, who was shot and killed near Kalama over the weekend.



Local Easter Egg hunts scheduled | Entertainment | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Easter Breakfast: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Castle Rock Eagles, 224 Huntington Ave., S.; biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, sausage or ham, juice and milk; ...



Fallen deputy identified as 29-year-old WSU grad, new father  KXLY Spokane

According to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, 29-year-old Deputy Justin DeRosier was shot and killed while contacting a disabled vehicle Saturday night.



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 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 ...



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 ...



Ruth Johnson | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Jan. 21, 1926 – March 27, 2019. Ruth K. Johnson, of Longview, peacefully passed away on March 27, 2019, at Community Home Health & Hospice. She was ...



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.



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.



Community Bulletin Board | Sports  Longview Daily News

Vancouver Bicycle Club: The club has small group rides monthly for all ages and ability levels. For details, visit www.vbc-usa.com ...



Officials on watch for cougar spotted near Kelso schools  KPTV.com

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



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Class Gatherings Calendar: April 18-27 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School class of 1956: 11:30 a.m., Kelso-Longview Elks, 900 Ash St., Kelso; Doris Miollis, 360-636-0056. Kelso High School class of 1960: noon ...



'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 ...



Karen Erickson | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Sept. 16, 1936—March 10, 2019. Karen Joy Erickson (Orvik), 82 years old, of Cambridge, Mass., passed away peacefully on March 10, 2019, surrounded by ...



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 ...



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.



Resignations, retirements may help Kelso schools avoid layoffs  Longview Daily News

A flurry of resignations and retirements will help Kelso School District fill a $4 million budget gap next year without sharply boosting class sizes.



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, Mark Morris high school seniors in Presidential Scholars pool  Longview Daily News

Two local high school seniors are in the running for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation's highest academic honors.



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 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 ...



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 ...



The Roundup: Kelso high principal John Gummel praises school, faculty  Longview Daily News

Check out the latest TDN.com podcast with Kelso High School Principal John Gummel, who recently was named Washington's High School Principal of the Year ...



Groups & Organizations Calendar: April 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 ...



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'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Benny Lyle 'Ben' Hill | Obituaries  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 ...



Cindy Ann McLean | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Jan. 1, 1957 — Feb. 28, 2019. Cindy Ann McLean, 62, of Kelso was born in Sacramento, Calif., and passed away at St. John Medical Center. She moved to the ...



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.



Kelso High School dress code under scrutiny  kgw.com

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 ...



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.



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 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.



Prep Volleyball: Monarchs show plenty of heart in sweep of Kelso  Longview Daily News

Heart. Fight. Resolve. Whatever it was, Mark Morris found it in bunches in a season-opening sweep of Kelso on Tuesday.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Shirley Jean Reynolds | Obituaries  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 ...



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 school nurses get traumatic bleeding training | Local | tdn.com  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 ...



Dallas W. Eby | Obituaries  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, ...



June Shermer | Obituaries  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 ...



Schedule changes: Southwest 2B District Tourney pushes games to Sunday  Longview Daily News

The entirety of the local sports schedule on Saturday was wiped away by the snow storm, which had already postponed Friday games and cancelled all of the ...



Class Gatherings Calendar: December 27-January 2  Longview Daily News

Castle Rock High School class of 1960: 1 p.m., Parker's Restaurant, 1300 Mount St. Helens Way, N.E., Castle Rock. JANUARY 2. Kelso High School class of ...



Martin Earl 'Marty' Hill | Obituaries | tdn.com  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 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.



People | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Eleven local student artists are among the Southwest Washington student artists recognized recently for their outstanding artwork at the 2018 Southwest ...



Dwayne Willard Van  Longview Daily News

Sept. 25, 1939 — Jan. 7, 2019. Dwayne Van, 79, of Kelso passed away Jan. 7, 2019, at home. He was born Sept. 25, 1939, in Joplin, Mo., to Jess and Ruth ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Leland Leroy Bean  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 ...



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.



Spotlight on Youth  The Columbian

These Southwest Washington students have been recognized by Central Washington University for their exceptional artwork. These students and their work will ...



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.



Groups & Organizations Calendar: March 22-30  Longview Daily News

Catlin Grange No. 199: 6:30 p.m., potluck; 7:30 p.m., meeting; 205 Shawnee St., Kelso; Roy Painter, 360-577-9448. Kelso Eagles Bingo: 4:30 p.m., speed ...



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 ...



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 ...



Richard 'Dick' Hendrickson | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Jan. 22, 1937 — March 2, 2019. Richard E. Hendrickson passed away March 2, 2019, at the Hospice Care Center. He was born Jan. 22, 1937, in Kelso, ...



Prep Football Notebook: Webb does a bit of everything for Kelso  Longview Daily News

He set the tone with a 90-yard kickoff return to open the game. He controlled the pace with 15 carries and 73 hard-earned rushing yards. And he helped fluster ...



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 ...



Velma 'Joan' (Werst) Rowton | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

May 28, 1932 — Dec. 29, 2018. Joan Rowton, 86, of Kalama passed away Dec. 29, 2018, at the Hospice Care Center with family by her side. She was born May ...



Steven Merle Basom | Obituaries  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 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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Frank E. Handy  Longview Daily News

Frank E. Handy. 1930 — 2018. Longtime local resident Frank E. Handy, 88, passed away Dec. 22, 2018, at the Hospice Care Center. Frank was born in ...



Deaths | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Brock — Frances, 87, Longview, died Sunday at a local adult care facility. Cascade Northwest Funeral Chapel at Green Hills Memorial Gardens & Crematory.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Shocking video shows high school students' dramatic car park brawl  Yahoo News

The girl covers her face with her hands as another person walks up and kicks her in the head.



High school art show celebrates exceptional student artwork  clarkcountytoday.com

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Events | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

The public is invited to an ecumenical worship *service* at noon, Friday, April 19, at the House of Prayer for All Nations, 870 Ninth Ave., Longview. The *service* is ...



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 ...



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 ...



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