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

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



Whooping cough spreads to Kelso School District | Local | tdn.com  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.



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, ...



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 High School honor roll  Longview Daily News

The Mark Morris High School second semester honor roll for the 2017-2018 school year has been announced.



Mark Morris and R.A. Long high schools to stick with six periods next year  Longview Daily News

After flirting with the idea of a seven-period school day, Mark Morris and R.A. Long high schools will stick with six periods, the Longview School District ...



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.



Longview high school teachers fight new schedule  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.



Longview school district faces budget deficits  Longview Daily News

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



Help Yourself Calendar: December 15-24  Longview Daily News

Awakening Enlightenment Buddhist Monastery: 10 a.m.-noon, 123 Dainen Place, Longview; free meditation classes taught by Buddhist monk Yan Fo; Wendy ...



Longview teachers, district to negotiate over weekend  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 ...



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 ...



Lillard coming to Longview on Sunday | Sports  Longview Daily News

Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will be shooting into Longview for the fifth straight year Sunday to help raise money for charity.



Longview teachers go on strike  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.



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.



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 ...



Longview to keep school zone at Mark Morris High School  Longview Daily News

The 15th Avenue speed zone at Mark Morris High School will remain a 20 mph school zone even after a new traffic signal is installed in August.



Longview-bred doctor dies in Florida shooting  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 ...



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.



Bethany Michelle Koelsch  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 ...



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 ...



Help Yourself Calendar: October 5-16  Longview Daily News

Adult Evening Lap Swim: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Gaither Pool, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; drop-in fee $3.50, seniors $2.50; 360-501-1855. Alzheimer's Caregiver Support ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



Longview students learn construction at McMenamins site  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 ...



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 ...



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. ...



Priscilla Dawn Chapman  Longview Daily News

May 31, 1953 — July 1, 2018. Priscilla Dawn Chapman, 65, died July 1, 2018, in Longview after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 31, 1953, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Christopher Lewis Brant  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.



Nathan Donald Browne  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Robert E. 'Bob' Betts  Longview Daily News

Feb. 9, 1953 — Sept. 7, 2018. Robert Edward Betts, 65, of Longview passed away Sept. 7, 2018, at the Hospice Care Center.



Longview teen arrested after social media school shooting threat  KPTV.com

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.



Paul Truman Collinsworth  Longview Daily News

Oct. 15, 1940 — Aug. 9, 2018. Paul Truman Collinsworth, 77, of Kelso passed away peacefully Aug. 9, 2018, at the Hospice Care Center. He was born Oct. 15, ...



Standout Grad: Nathan Leslie, Mark Morris  Longview Daily News

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



Michael Conklin  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.



Longview's graduation rate continues steady rise  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, ...



Mark Morris cheerleaders appear in Disney parade  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 ...



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

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



Virtual reality welding at Mark Morris  Longview Daily News

In a back corner of the computer-integrated machining lab at Mark Morris High School, there's a new, hidden gem.



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 ...



Flexibility the key at Longview's alternative high school  Longview Daily News

While many of her classmates were in school, Parris Pontious was shredding mud on a motocross bike or watching her older brother ride from the sidelines.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Longview teachers march; negotiators meet  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.



Groups & Organizations Calendar: December 15-22  Longview Daily News

Fort Vancouver Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution: 9 a.m., Mill Creek Pub, 1710 S.W. Ninth Ave., Suite 101, Battle Ground, Wash.; 360-892-1902; ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Lillard comes to Longview, raises $19,800  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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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

This is the conclusion of our Standout Grad profile series.



Zachary L. Tackwell  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 ...



Standout grad: Aaron Brumbaugh, Mark Morris  Longview Daily News

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



Number of opioid-related deaths on the rise  Longview Daily News

Andrew Wojtowicz was a good kid. His teachers expected him to go far in life. The straight-A Mark Morris High School student wanted to be a pilot or a history.



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.



Robin Cope-Chastain  Longview Daily News

Robin Jolene Cope-Chastain passed away unexpectedly Nov. 30, 2016, at the age of 41.



Ronald "Brad" Price  Longview Daily News

Aug. 15, 1957 — April 27, 2017. Ronald Bradley Price, 59, of Longview lost his battle with stage 4 metastatic cancer April 27, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center.



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 teachers stage half-day walkout  Longview Daily News

Columbia Valley Gardens Elementary School teacher Ann Odegaard says she has as much education under her belt as a lawyer.



Pregnant Longview teen missing since Monday  Longview Daily News

A 15-year-old Longview girl who is 23 weeks pregnant has been missing since Monday, and her father is afraid she may leave town.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



MM grad leading suit against Big Pharma  Longview Daily News

An attorney with a local background is one of the leading figures in the lawsuit filed Thursday against Big Pharma.



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."



Youth & Family Link programs | Lifestyles | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

A variety of free programs are offered through Youth & Family Link.



Haunted houses reopen for Halloween season | Local  Longview Daily News

Cinema Horrors Haunted House is reopening its doors to the public for 10 nights this Halloween season, with the thrills starting Friday.



School board approves teacher raises, smaller class sizes  Longview Daily News

The Longview School Board Monday gave local teachers their biggest pay raise in nearly a decade while also approving an $87.5 million operating budget for ...



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 ...



New Lower Columbia College play examines women's experiences in Vietnam War  Longview Daily News

Many Vietnam war epics, such as “Apocalypse Now” and “Full Metal Jacket,” focus on the men who served in combat. In Lower Columbia College's newest ...



No more school zone cameras  Longview Daily News

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



Mark Morris special-needs students attend a prom of their own  Longview Daily News

For many, high school prom is a teenage rite of passage. It's an excuse for girls to get their hair done, for boys to rent a tux, and it's often.



Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $78000 in Scholarships to 60 Oregon/SW Washington High School Seniors  Business Wire

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded $78,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 60 ...



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?



People  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 ...



Clifford Michael “Mick” McLean  Longview Daily News

Clifford Michael “Mick” McLean passed away peacefully at the Park Royal Health and Rehabilitation center in Longview, WA on June 6, 2016 at the age of 82.



Stricter school-zone speed standards bring wave of tickets  Longview Daily News

Aaron Roe is sorry. He said so in a letter to the city after getting a speeding ticket in the mail this week.



Sam Styve  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.



Doctor: 100 patients waiting on Johnny Delashaw licensing decision  Longview Daily News

At least 100 local patients with brain and spine conditions are waiting for a state board to decide whether to reinstate suspended neurosurgeon Dr. Johnny ...



Longview teacher Lindsay Norwood arrested after 'year long affair with student'  Daily Mail

Lindsay Norwood, 37, who taught English at Mark Morris High School in Longview, Washington is accused of having a relationship with her 18-year-old student ...



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