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Chris Waggoner, Class of 1980 performing at the Columbia Theatre

April 20, 2013 by Chris Waggoner (Register to contact)

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Hey everyone, I will be performing at the Columbia Theatre on Friday, July 26th, 2013. We are on our maiden national tour with "Play ME, the music of NEIL DIAMOND". I will have special guest, class of 1981, Lori Gayle Willcuts singing with me. We will party afterwards for sure. Ticket are on sale soon (360) 575-XXXX .

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Longview school officials, parents in dispute over $1000 gift cards  Longview Daily News

After weeks of selling flower pots to repay the $1000 per person cost to attend and compete at a national marketing club conference, six Mark Morris High School ...

One case of whooping cough confirmed at Mark Morris High School in Longview

LONGVIEW, WA (KPTV) - The Longview School District says there's at least one case of whooping cough at Mark Morris High School.

Mark Morris and R.A. Long High School choirs present concert  Longview Daily News

Antonio Fernandez, a beatboxer and vocalist with Disney's premiere a cappella group, Dcapella, will be the featured artist in residence for the Mark Morris and ...

Mark Morris High School honor roll | Lifestyles |  Longview Daily News

Editor's Note: The print version of this honor roll is in the Sunday, Feb. 17, Daily News.

Mark Morris High School track vandalized | Local |  Longview Daily News

Unknown vandals spray-painted the Mark Morris 1600-meter track, including an obscene word, and gouged part of the track sometime around Thursday, ...

Longview high schools prepare for Civil War Food Drive, starting March 4  Longview Daily News

Longview high school students will deliver donation bags Saturday to city households in preparation for the annual Civil War Food Drive. The drive runs March ...

Class Gatherings Calendar: June 13-20 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

JUNE 14. Kelso High School class of 1954: noon, Kelso-Longview Elks Lodge, 900 Ash. St., Kelso; Marie LaFave at 360-636-0648.

Pre-apprenticeship 'fills a gap' in Longview students' career options  Longview Daily News

The Longview School District is leading the charge in Southwest Washington to offer its students a fast track into the trades.

Superior Court judges speak at Mark Morris, 'remove the veil' from restorative justice  Longview Daily News

During visit from two Cowlitz County Superior Court judges Thursday, Mark Morris social studies students learned that criminal justice isn't just about ...

Richard 'Rick' Charette | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Oct. 25, 1950 — Jan. 8, 2019. Richard Charette of Longview passed away peacefully with loved-ones by his side at the Hospice Center Jan. 8, 2019. He went to ...

Boy accused of threatening Mark Morris High School  Longview Daily News

A 14-year old boy was arrested Monday night on suspicion of posting an online threat against Mark Morris High School and later telling police that he did not ...

Longview Schools to start renovation for RAL medical science, robotics lab  Longview Daily News

Using a $1.1 million state grant, the Longview School District will begin turning the old R.A. Long woodshop into a “state of the art” robotics and medical science ...

Longview schools look to the future | Opinion |  Longview Daily News

Editor's note: Today's editorial was written by school superintendent Dr. Dan Zorn. Editorial *content* from other publications and authors is provided to give ...

Longview high school teachers fight new schedule | Local |  Longview Daily News

Starting next school year, Longview high schools will switch from six- to seven-period days in an attempt to improve on-time graduation rates.

Four games set at Battle Ground on Saturday as regional basketball sites are set  The Columbian

There will be a quadruple-header of Clark County basketball Saturday as the regional round games of the high school state tournaments were announced ...

Mark Morris High School students cash in on scholarships  Longview Daily News

Mark Morris High School seniors received $16500 in scholarships from the Mark Morris Foundation at the school's class of 2016 award night held in June at the ...

Former Mark Morris teacher sentenced to 60 days jail  Longview Daily News

Lindsay Norwood, the former Mark Morris High School English teacher who was accused of having sex with an 18-year-old student, began a 60-day jail ...

Whooping cough spreads to Kelso School District | Local |  Longview Daily News

Whooping cough has spread to the Kelso School District, with eight cases of the illness confirmed by Tuesday morning, the district reported.

Longview-bred doctor dies in Florida shooting | Local |  Longview Daily News

An apparently random act of violence in Florida echoed across the nation and into Longview on Friday when a lone gunman entered a spa and killed two ...

High School Art Show celebrates exceptional student artwork

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

Longview teachers go on strike | Local |  Longview Daily News

Longview teachers will go on strike Thursday morning after decisively rejecting the district's offer for a 6.9 percent average pay raise.

Longview teachers, district to negotiate over weekend | Local |  Longview Daily News

Mediated contract negotiations between the Longview School District and its teachers' union will continue over the weekend, and the district plans to notify ...

Bethany Michelle Koelsch | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Oct. 6, 1983 — Oct. 29, 2018. Lifelong local resident Bethany M. Koelsch, 35, of Longview entered the arms of her Lord Oct. 29, 2018, at Sunnyside Medical ...

'Backpack' snack program fills needs for homeless students  Longview Daily News

Lori Carlson first heard about how many homeless children lived in Cowlitz County during a church *service* last fall — and she immediately moved to action.

Spencer Boudreau announces Longview council candidacy | Local  Longview Daily News

Longview voters this fall will consider electing a teenager to the City Council.

One high school or two? | Local |  Longview Daily News

Three years ago, challengers C.J. Nickerson and J.D. Rossetti won Longview School Board seats as a result of voter enmity toward a proposal to merge R.A. ...

Mark Morris Foundation awards $25,000 in scholarships | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Mark Morris High School seniors received $25000 in scholarships from the Mark Morris Foundation at the school's class of 2017 award night held May 31 at the ...

Sharon Ann Gross | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Sharon Ann Gross. April 20, 1942 — Nov. 30, 2018. On Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, Sharon Ann Gross, loving wife and mother of two, passed away at home in ...

Former Mark Morris teacher charged with sexual misconduct with a minor  Longview Daily News

Former Mark Morris High School teacher Lindsay Norwood has been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor.

Tyler Robert Hayes | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Oct. 30, 1986 — March 3, 2019. On Sunday, March 3, 2019, Tyler Robert Hayes passed away at home, peacefully in his sleep, at the age of 32. Tyler Hayes will ...

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 ...

Police recommend sexual misconduct charges for Mark Morris teacher  Longview Daily News

Mark Morris High School English teacher Lindsay Norwood has resigned after a police investigation found she had a yearlong affair with an 18-year-old student ...

Harold George 'Hari' Myers | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Nov. 10, 1950 — March 3, 2019. Hari's spirit soared to his happy hunting grounds March 3, 2019. Born in Longview to Oscar George and Madeline Violet (Fox) ...

R.A. Long, MM students find little appeal in new school lunches  Longview Daily News

The offerings in the Mark Morris High School cafeteria one recent Monday were nutritious and varied: popcorn chicken, sandwiches made to order, potatoes, ...

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 ...

Frank E. Handy | Obituaries |  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 ...

Longview teen arrested after social media school shooting threat

A Longview teen is behind bars and facing a felony charge after police say he pranked Mark Morris High School with a fake shooting threat.

Golden Ladder Interiors aims to bring seasonal decor to Longview  Longview Daily News

Golden Ladder Interiors is already brimming with towering, glittering Christmas trees and welcoming wooden signs only one month after returning to Longview.

Timing's the key for Mark Morris percussion phenom  Longview Daily News

Don't just call Isabel Buckingham a drummer. When she stands surrounded by a dozen percussion instruments and strikes her way through a complex, 6 1/2 ...

Help Yourself Calendar: June 14-18 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Brown Bag Lunch and Book Club: 11 a.m.-noon, Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., Cathlamet; Joyce Orr, 360-430-3968. Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m., ...

Stageworks hosts 'Golden Girls' drag parody Friday and Saturday  Longview Daily News

Imagine a sitcom where the central, female ensemble cast is suddenly replaced by men in dresses. If you're thinking falsetto voices like the Monty Python lads, ...

R.A. Long Class of 2018 posted impressive numbers on way to graduation  Longview Daily News

Every year, seniors at R.A. Long High School choose a class theme.

Local robotic teams compete in qualifying tournament, receives funding  Longview Daily News

Two teams from the FIRST FLL Robotics Club sponsored by Longview Parks and Recreation earlier this month competed in the “Galactic Adventure” qualifying ...

Longview students learn construction at McMenamins site | Local  Longview Daily News

KALAMA — Twenty R.A. Long and Mark Morris high school students received insider treatment Tuesday afternoon, getting a glimpse of the new Kalama ...

Valerie Rae French | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Oct. 18, 1948 — Jan. 26, 2019. Valerie Rae French, 70, of Ridgefield, Wash., peacefully went to heaven on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Legacy Salmon Creek ...

Standout grad: Aaron Brumbaugh, Mark Morris | Local |  Longview Daily News

In November last year, Aaron Brumbaugh gave the fight of his life.

Honors student identified as driver in fatal crash  Longview Daily News

Branson Myers, 22, of Longview was identified as the driver in the fatal collision between a pickup and two motorcycles on Saturday near Cathlamet. The crash ...

Mark Morris alum: conquering Everest about the climb, not summit  Longview Daily News

When Mark Morris High School alum Zac Mahlum was getting equipment ready for the final push to the summit of Mount Everest last month, he felt his body start ...

Longview's graduation rate continues steady rise | Local |  Longview Daily News

The Longview School District's four-year graduation rate rose to 78.9 percent this year, putting the district on the cusp of finally matching the state average, ...

Sheriff Nelson bids farewell | Local |  Longview Daily News

Mark Nelson is a musician, father and devout Christian. But on Monday, he finished up another role he's also been proud to serve: Sheriff of Cowlitz County.

Union gets state regionals started with win over Battle Ground

Three games played Friday and eight more Saturday featuring Clark County basketball teams in state tournaments.

Longview teachers receive 9 percent pay raise, return to work  Longview Daily News

The Longview School Board Monday night approved contracts providing 9 percent pay raises for teachers and 6.75 pay raises for secretaries, ending more than ...

Title team, coaching legend highlight MM Hall class  Longview Daily News

Three former standout student-athletes, a state championship boys basketball team and a coaching icon are the latest inductees into the Mark Morris High ...

6 candidates vie for District Court's blank-slate bench  Longview Daily News

A new generation is coming to the Cowlitz District Court next year, and six candidates are jockeying for the chance to be a part of it.

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 ...

LCC's Running Start program hitting its stride as college costs rise  Longview Daily News

Roberto Rodriguez says he has flourished in Running Start. By the end of this school year, the Mark Morris High School senior will have completed two years ...

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 ...

Mark Morris music teacher to advocate for music education at Yale  Longview Daily News

Brian Mitchell believes in a Renaissance education — in which fine arts, science, literature, philosophy and math all are valued — but he says the arts aren't ...

Groups & Organizations Calendar: June 14-22 | Lifestyles |  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 ...

Michael Conklin | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

March 12, 1988 — July 11, 2018. Michael Conklin, 30, of Kelso passed away peacefully at home in his sleep from SUDEP, a complication of Epilepsy.

Long-Bell Steakhouse opens in Monticello Hotel Friday  Longview Daily News

The latest milestone in the rebirth of the Monticello Hotel arrives this week with Friday's scheduled opening of the Long-Bell Steakhouse.

State basketball brackets released

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released its brackets for the state basketball tournaments in all classifications Tuesday morning.

Potential high school merger could lead to sale of MM campus  Longview Daily News

Lower Columbia College and Mark Morris High School share a common birthplace and have had a cooperative relationship since MM opened in 1957. Now, as ...

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 ...

Neo-fantasy art on display at Alcove Gallery  Longview Daily News

Brightly colored canvases with enigmatic, energetic images and mystical, monochrome backgrounds for planets and wizards comprise paintings by Jeremiah ...

Standout Grad: Isabella Larson, Mark Morris | Local |  Longview Daily News

Growing up with a crescendo of siblings around her, Isabella Larson had no trouble adapting to the cacophony of classrooms.

How to fund potential high school merger far from certain, panel admits  Longview Daily News

If no one buys Mark Morris High School, Longview's proposed high school consolidation likely won't happen, facilities committee member Bob Guide predicted.

Lillard comes to Longview, raises $19,800 | Sports |  Longview Daily News

As a youngster growing up in Oakland, Damian Lillard had no idea he'd eventually be coming to communities and shooting 3-pointers for charity events.

Ferndale girls swim seeks first winning record  Lynden Tribune

Final dual meet is Thursday vs. Squalicum. FERNDALE — For the first time in recent memory, the Ferndale girls swim team has a shot at finishing a season with ...

Longview's new special education director returns home | Local  Longview Daily News

People sometimes ask Elizabeth West, the Longview School District's new special education director, what she's doing here.

This just in: Lillard all about giving back  Longview Daily News

Damian Lillard considers himself a “pretend journalist,” but once upon a time he aspired to be an NBA All-Star. Everyone starts somewhere.

Ridgefield football calls an audible as season approaches

While acknowledging the timing of a major change might not be ideal to some, Ridgefield High School officials are looking forward to a *fresh* start for its football ...

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.

Longview teachers march; negotiators meet | Local |  Longview Daily News

Longview students will not return to school as scheduled Wednesday after a long day of bargaining Monday failed to yield a contract agreement.

School robotics teams put creations on display ahead of district event  Longview Daily News

Mark Morris senior Avery Herbert said watching “BattleBots” on television when he was younger was once the extent of his interest in robots.

Union boys advance with defense  The Columbian

Union's 56-37 victory Friday night over league-rival Battle Ground in their 4A boys basketball regional game at Mark Morris High School means the top-seed ...

Mark Morris cheerleaders appear in Disney parade | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

On Christmas Day, two Mark Morris High School cheerleaders helped usher in the holiday by appearing in the televised Disney Parks Frozen Celebration ...

Prep track and field: Woodland, Mark Morris combine for 80 personal bests  Longview Daily News

After a day of rain washed out most prep events in the area, the Mark Morris and Woodland track and field teams were left to shine.

Longview dog groomer wants pets 'to feel like a million barks'  Longview Daily News

Brenda White's dog grooming salon is hardly bigger than an office cubicle. But for White, or “Aunt B,” that's just how she prefers it.

Local schools participate in national walkout Wednesday  Longview Daily News

Hundreds of high-school and middle school students from around the area briefly walked out of classes Wednesday morning to remember the 17 victims of the ...

Zachary L. Tackwell | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Zachary LeTres Tackwell, 23, of Longview passed away on Sunday September 18, 2016, in Portland. Zach entered the wide-open spaces of grace and was ...

No more school zone cameras | Local |  Longview Daily News

Longview drivers left school zone traffic cameras in their rear-view mirrors Tuesday.

LGBTQ teens find solace in Longview Public Library's Rainbow Community club  Longview Daily News

Karkat Stafford admitted he's made some new friends since joining a club at the library. But he's lost some, too.

Northlake elementary's location is an educational advantage, teachers say  Longview Daily News

Northlake Elementary School is located within walking distance of many Longview landmarks: Lake Sacajawea, the Longview Public Library, Lower Columbia ...

After 27 years, Mark Morris band teacher John Swecker gives his final bow  Longview Daily News

John Swecker's morning got a jump-start Friday when the choir crammed into the band room to sing him "Happy Birthday" to the tune of the "Hallelujah Chorus."

Damian Lillard nets 30 3s at MM; $18K raised for charities  Longview Daily News

Well before he became a two-time NBA All-Star and 2013 rookie of the year, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was an under-recruited kid in East ...

Longview opts not to change fireworks laws | Local |  Longview Daily News

Longview City Council Thursday voted down proposed fireworks restrictions, dealing a second major blow to Kelso Councilman Jill Hill's crusade to cut down ...

People | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Alyssa Kaufman of Longview has received the $2,500 Nancy J. Johnson English Education Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year at Western Washington ...

Quest Academy continues to grow two months after opening  Longview Daily News

When teachers at Mark Morris High School recommended that Roman Prewitt enroll in special classes to work with his autism, there weren't any local options.

Longview high school sophomore hopes to be mayor  Longview Daily News

Spencer Boudreau may look like a typical high school sophomore, but he has very different goals. One of them is to be Longview's mayor.

Camas Boys Swim Team Wins Saturday's SW Washington Invitational  Lacamas Magazine

The Camas Boys Swim Team handily won the SW Washington Invitational Saturday, outdistancing second place Columbia River by nearly double.

Prolific Longview-bred actor Brian Thompson hops aboard 'The Orville'  Longview Daily News

Longview-raised actor Brian Thompson has a distinctive face you can't help but recognize. Some might see him and instantly think of his role as the Night ...

R.A. Long grad earns rare 4.0 GPA in software engineering at Cal Poly  Longview Daily News

An R.A Long High School alumnus just pulled off an academic mission impossible.

Robert E. Kane II | Obituaries |  Longview Daily News

Robert E. Kane II, 69 of Longview, passed away December 4, 2016 after a massive stroke. He was born in Longview on June 30, 1947. Son of the late "Tippy"

One high school or two for Longview? | Local |  Longview Daily News

A Longview school building study started out as a way to cope with declining enrollment, but it has morphed into something much bigger in scope — a proposal ...

Ulman tabbed as Ridgefield's new football coach | Sports  The Reflector

RIDGEFIELD – It turns out Ridgefield School District didn't have to look very far to find their next head football coach.

Sam Styve | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Our loving son, brother and friend, Sam Styve, 35, passed away Nov. 6, 2015, from an accidental drowning at his home in San Diego, Calif.

Police sent out nearly 900 school-zone tickets during first week of classes  Longview Daily News

Longview police issued nearly 900 school-zone speeding cameras during the first week of school earlier this month, the agency reported this week.

Playoff basketball: Washougal, Woodland girls will battle for state berth

Washougal and Woodland girls still alive in the Class 2A district basketball tournament, and Skyview boys clinch Class 4A state berth.

Longview may add speed cameras in three additional school zones  Longview Daily News

The Longview City Council is considering putting speed cameras in three more school zones where hundreds of vehicles a day are being driven more than 5 ...

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