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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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Help Yourself Calendar: August 21-September3 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Awakening Enlightenment Buddhist Monastery: 6-7:30 p.m., Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St.; free meditation classes taught by Buddhist monk Yan ...

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

Editor's Note: This honor roll ran on Page B6 of the Saturday, July 13, print edition of The Daily News.

Mark Morris grads write their own story | Local |  Longview Daily News

The normal hoots and hollers of excited family and friends were drowned out by the toots of air horns and popping of confetti canisters at the Mark Morris High ...

'It's bigger than us': Longview high schools set rivalry aside for food drive  Longview Daily News

All hands were on deck as cars filled with canned goods pulled into the back parking lot of the Lower Columbia Community Action Program Saturday on the final ...

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.

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 ...

Standout Grad: Mark Morris' Jewell Barnes prepares for psychology career with student leadership  Longview Daily News

Editor's note: This is the 11th story in our 20th annual Standout Grads series about special graduates from the class of 2019. The series will appear on the front ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Jerome (Jerry) Rush | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Nov. 27, 1949—June 14, 2019. Jerome (Jerry) Rush died June 14 at home, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Jerry was born Nov. 27, 1949, in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

New garden, kitchen in Longview intended to teach teens life skills  Longview Daily News

A new garden, and plans for a new kitchen, at the Elks Memorial Building at Lake Sacajawea is intended to give teenagers a place where they can learn how to.

Steven Michels | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Jan. 3, 1961—May 10, 2019. Steven Wayne Michels of Bend was born in Longview on Jan. 3, 1961, to Harley and Carol (Richardson) Michels. He passed away ...

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 ...

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.

Spencer Boudreau announces Longview council candidacy | Local  Longview Daily News

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

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Benjamin Bross | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Standout Grad: Austin Brumbaugh, Mark Morris | Local |  Longview Daily News

Austin Brumbaugh's mother knew he was “a little exceptional” from early childhood — and since then, the Mark Morris High School senior's voracious appetite ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

New Youth and Family Link director is 'all about Cowlitz County'  Longview Daily News

Corie Dow-Kramer didn't realize how much she loved being a part of the community until she moved away, but getting hired as the executive director of Youth ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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."

Kelso residents, business owners clean up downtown | Local |  Longview Daily News

A group of about 60 people spent their Saturday morning in downtown Kelso picking up cigarette butts, discarded plastic and even a mattress.

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.

Voters to choose from status quo or new perspective for vacant Longview council seat  Longview Daily News

Spencer Boudreau says he has no major problems with Longview City Council decisions in recent years and wants to see the city continue in the same ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

State basketball brackets released

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Help Yourself Calendar: August 20-27 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Adult Evening Lap Swim: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Gaither Pool, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; drop-in fee $3.50, senior citizens $2.50; 360-501-1855. Bereavement Support ...

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 ...

Groups & Organizations Calendar: August 20-24 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Cowlitz VFW Post No. 1045: 6 p.m. bingo, public welcome; kitchen opens at 5 p.m.; 4311 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview. Early Words Toastmasters: 6:05 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Pros, cons of merging Longview's two high schools  Longview Daily News

It may be the biggest story of the year in Longview: Should the community merge its high schools, its middle schools and its elementaries?

No more school zone cameras | Local  Longview Daily News

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

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 ...

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.

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.

Standout Grad: Kim Hua, RA Long | Local |  Longview Daily News

Kim Hua isn't having any of that talk of Longview's “good school” versus “bad school.”

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 ...

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.

Longview players, 'dude from Kelso' join all-star game  The Columbian

Today is the eighth Freedom Bowl Classic, and the first to include the three schools from Kelso/Longview that play in one of the Greater St. Helens leagues.

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 ...

Judy A. Warren | Recent Deaths  Longview Daily News

Judy (DeLaGrange) Warren, 68, of Longview died Nov. 5, 2013.

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.

Crowd at school board meeting backs Toutle basketball coach  Longview Daily News

TOUTLE — Community members gave boys varsity basketball coach Eric Swanson a ringing endorsement at a packed school board meeting Tuesday night, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Jaclyn E. 'Jackie' Aho | Recent Deaths  Longview Daily News

Jaclyn Elizabeth Aho, 21, of Longview died Oct. 19, 2013, at the Oregon Health Science & University Hospital in Portland.

A supersized opening | Local  Longview Daily News

Thousands of shoppers flocked to Longview's new Walmart supercenter Wednesday as another major player joined the competition for regional grocery sales.

Mark Morris places third at state Knowledge Bowl  Longview Daily News

The Mark Morris High School Knowledge Bowl team placed third in its division at the state championship tournament Saturday in the Tri Cities area — the ...

Buzzer-beater sinks Columbia River boys in 45-42 loss to Mark Morris  The Columbian

LONGVIEW — Up until the final buzzer, Columbia River's opportunity to all but solidify a standalone league title looked about as good as it could have ...

Donald Sowell Jr. | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Donald Sowell Jr., 65, of Longview passed away Oct. 6, 2015, at the Hospice Care Center.

Longview will shut down traffic cameras Dec. 31 | Local |  Longview Daily News

In a crowded room of citizens, Longview City Council members Thursday unanimously ended the city's unpopular school speed zone camera enforcement ...

Standout Grad: Amber Torell, a leader on the rise  Longview Daily News

This is the conclusion of our Standout Grad profile series.

Death of an Informant, Part 1 | Local |  Longview Daily News

On July 17, 2007, Jeremy McLean signed a contract that would get him killed. McLean, a 26-year-old Mark Morris High School graduate who had wrestled, ...

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.

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