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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 *****@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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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 ...



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 ...



Walter Bourdage | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Aug. 24, 1946—June 14, 2019. Kalama resident Walter Omer Bourdage, 72, passed away on June 14, 2019, with his loving wife Patty and sister Eydie by his ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Cougar in Kelso cancels middle school football game  KOIN.com

A cougar was spotted by two schools Thursday afternoon -- prompting officials to cancel a football game and delay other activities.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 schools propose cutting teachers to offset $4M shortfall  Longview Daily News

The Kelso School District on Monday proposed cutting about 16 full-time teaching positions and 16 other full-time positions, among other cuts, to balance a $4 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 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.



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Kelso senior Robin Hardwick advances in Presidential Scholar competition  Longview Daily News

For the first time in at least 15 years, Kelso High School has a semifinalist for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation's highest academic ...



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 ...



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 ...



Deanna Lamping | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

July 22, 1940—April 21, 2019. Deanna Marie Lamping passed away April 21 from cancer. Deanna was born July 22, 1940, in Sprague, WA, to Julian James ...



Henry Croy | Obituaries | tdn.com  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.



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 ...



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.



'He loved his job:' Sheriff's office remembers Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier  KEPR 19

KALAMA, Wash. – A Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office deputy was shot and killed overnight Saturday while responding to an incident outside of Kalama. Authorities ...



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 ...



Kelso Schools to host 'virtual tour' for new elementaries Wednesday  Longview Daily News

The Kelso School District will offer a first look at its plans for new elementary schools during a “virtual tour” Wednesday evening.



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 ...



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 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.



Gary Brian Swanson | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

May 17, 1942—April 23, 2019.



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 ...



Dwayne Willard Van | Obituaries  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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



3A State Boys: Kelso's Anderson sets tournament scoring record  Longview Daily News

TACOMA — Just a few minutes into the second quarter, any doubt had vanished. It was his record.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Class Gatherings Calendar: April 23-May 1 | Lifestyles | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School class of 1958: noon, no-host luncheon, Kelso-Longview Elks, 900 Ash St., Kelso, classmates, spouses and friends welcome; Judi Fouch ...



Spaghetti fundraiser for DeRosier family Sunday | Local | tdn.com  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.



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, ...



Glenn DeGallier | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Sept. 22, 1940—March 17, 2019. Glenn Charles DeGallier, born Sept. 22, 1940, in Kelso, Washington, died March 17, 2019, from a long-term illness. Glenn was ...



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.



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 ...



Thomas 'Tom' Wiggins | Obituaries | tdn.com  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 ...



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 ...



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.



Elizabeth R. 'Betty' Young | Obituaries | tdn.com  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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Chamber of Commerce awards 'Pillars of Strength and Crystal Apples,' scholarships  Longview Daily News

Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce passed out 17 awards recognizing local educational, business and nonprofit leaders at its annual “Pillars of Strength ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



RA Long High School honor roll | Lifestyles | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Editor's Note: The print version of this honor roll is in the Tuesday, Feb. 19, Daily News.



Erica beats tumor and bad grades | Local | tdn.com  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.



Walter Gregg | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Aug. 28, 1934—April 11, 2019.



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.



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 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 ...



Groups & Organizations Calendar: June 21-29 | Lifestyles | tdn.com  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Groups & Organizations Calendar: June 25-July 7 | Lifestyles | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Castle Rock Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary: 6 p.m., 224 Huntington Ave. S., Castle Rock. Cowlitz County Republican Central Committee: 7 p.m., Cowlitz County ...



Class Gatherings Calendar: April 5-13 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Mark Morris High School class of 1966: noon, Stuffy's II, 804 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview; all classmates, spouses, friends and teacher encouraged to ...



Events | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

A Pajama Bowl fundraiser takes place Friday, June 21, at the Triangle Bowl, 700 Triangle Center, Longview. The cost is $20 per bowler or $100 per team of five.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



LeRoy Eldridge Dunston | Obituaries | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

April 9, 1925—May 7, 2019. LeRoy E. Dunston, 94, of Kelso passed away May 7 at home. He was born April 9, 1925 in Kelso to Roy E. And Agnes (Estes) ...



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 ...



Deaths | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Bern - Harold Lloyd Jr., 75, of Castle Rock died March 27 at Community Home Health and Hospice. Steele Chapel.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Class Gatherings Calendar: May 1-6 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School class of 1950: 11:30 a.m., Sizzler, 936 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview; Corinne (Pilon) Mugaas, 360-423-0519. R.A. Long High School ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Juanita Ione 'Nita' Moses | Obituaries | tdn.com  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.



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 ...



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