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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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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 warns parents of whooping cough exposure  Longview Daily News

A Mark Morris High School student was removed from school under doctors' orders this week after coming down with whooping cough, said district spokesman ...

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.

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 High School track vandalized  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 ...

Principal to Mark Morris High School graduating class: 'Be hungry'  Longview Daily News

Mark Morris High School Principal Phil Suek delivered a simple message Saturday evening to the school's graduating class.

Mark Morris grad is heading to the top  Longview Daily News

Editor's note: This is the ninth story of our annual 'Standout Grad” series, which will appear daily through June 10.

Class Gatherings Calendar: April 23-27 | Lifestyles  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 ...

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.

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 ...

Civil War Food Drive wraps up Saturday, students to 'walk-and-knock' for donations  Longview Daily News

Longview high school students will collect the the last round of donations for the Civil War Food Drive Saturday during a community “walk-and-knock.

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.

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 ...

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 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 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 school district faces budget deficits | Local |  Longview Daily News

A four-year budget project shows the Longview School District is headed for a budget crunch.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tyler Robert Hayes  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 ...

Sharon Ann Gross  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 ...

Spencer Boudreau announces Longview council candidacy | Local  Longview Daily News

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

Mark Morris Foundation awards $25,000 in scholarships  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 ...

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.

One high school or two?  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. ...

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 ...

Samuel Owen Pierson  Longview Daily News

June 23, 1953 — Jan. 2, 2019. Samuel Owen Pierson, 65, of Longview passed away peacefully at the Hospice Care Center Jan. 2, 2019, after a short battle with ...

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.

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 ...

Jeffrey D. Pentland  Longview Daily News

Feb. 11, 1976 — Nov. 9, 2018. Jeff passed away Nov. 9, 2018, at St. John Medical Center after succumbing to a sudden illness. He was born in Portland and ...

Help Yourself Calendar: April 19-23 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m., dinner (donation); 6:40 p.m., worship *service*, music, testimony and teaching, small groups; Columbia Heights Assembly of God; ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lady Mules win district championship  The Wahkiakum County Eagle

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team became the 2019 District 4 2B Champions after beating Ilwaco on Saturday night, 64-51, before a huge crowd.

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 ...

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 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 ...

Woman killed in Florida yoga studio shooting was raised in Longview  KATU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Longview-raised woman was one of the victims killed at a Florida yoga studio Friday when a gunman entered and opened fire. Another ...

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, ...

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.

Fate leads to state | South County News  Chinook Observer

CAMAS — Fate can be fickle. Just ask the Ilwaco High School Knowledge Bowl team after taking a somewhat circuitous path Monday to earning a berth to the ...

1B State: Comets mount furious comeback, win first state game since 2003  Longview Daily News

A game is never over until the final buzzer sounds. The Naselle girls proved that point on Friday night at Ted M. Natt Court. The Comets fell behind early and ...

RAL's Thompson, Haakenson of W.F. West named LC Area All-Star MVPs  Longview Daily News

R.A. Long's Jacob Thompson, and Madi Haakenson of W.F. West were named boys' and girls' Most Valuable Players of the annual Lower Columbia Area High ...

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, ...

Christopher Lewis Brant | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

April 3, 1981 — Aug. 11, 2018. Christopher Brant chose to end his life on Aug. 11, 2018. He was born in St. Helens, Ore., to Bruce and Mary (Wolford) Brant.

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.

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 ...

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) ...

Standout Grad: Nathan Leslie, Mark Morris  Longview Daily News

Nathan Leslie is what his physics teacher calls “scary smart.”

LCC continuing education classes | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Registration is open for the following continuing education classes available at Lower Columbia College.

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.

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 ...

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.

Sheriff Nelson bids farewell  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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Community Bulletin Board | Sports  Longview Daily News

Lower Columbia Baseball Club: The club is hiring a couple of coaches for this summer. It's a great part time job and an opportunity to give back to the sport.

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 ...

Teacher-strike supporter threatened with ticket for honking  Longview Daily News

Longview police Thursday issued warnings to drivers for honking in support of striking Longview teachers, a move that some strike supporters viewed as an ...

Longview City Council approves traffic signals for Mark Morris, Pacific Way  Longview Daily News

Mark Morris High School will soon have a full traffic signal at the pedestrian crosswalk across 15th Avenue after Longview City Council members narrowly ...

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 ...

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.

Standout Grad: Isabella Larson, Mark Morris  Longview Daily News

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

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 ...

Months after getting medical license back, neurosurgeon Johnny Delashaw can't find a job  Longview Daily News

Two and a half months after the Washington Medical Commission reinstated neurosurgeon's Johnny Delashaw's license, the Longview native says he can't find ...

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.

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.

Saturday Bill of Rights rally to feature Sheriff Nelson, Rep. Walsh, Joey Gibson  Longview Daily News

A “Bill of Rights Bash” Saturday at the Longview Civic Circle will feature prominent speakers, including Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson, State Rep.

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 ...

Nathan Donald Browne | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Nov. 19, 1978 — Aug. 6, 2018. Nathan Browne, 39, of Springfield, Ore., was born Nov. 19, 1978, in Longview, to Dan and Dezma (Simmons) Browne. “Our son ...

Standout grad: Aaron Brumbaugh, Mark Morris  Longview Daily News

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Local alternative high schools seeing increases in enrollment  Longview Daily News

Sophomore Shelby Worth said if it weren't for Longview's alternative high school, she would have been a dropout.

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."

No more school zone cameras  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.

Longview opts not to change fireworks laws  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 ...

Columbia River boys soccer getting close to perfect  The Columbian

The Columbia River boys soccer team might have a perfect record in its quest for an undefeated regular season heading into the postseason, but by no means ...

Jumbo's Toy run set for Sunday | Local  Longview Daily News

The 35th annual Jumbo's Memorial Toy Run, which collects donations and toys for needy school children, takes place Sunday in Kelso and Longview.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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