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2017 Fishermen embark on fresh voyages


ILWACO — As the 101st graduating class of Ilwaco High School waited outside the back doors of Aase Gymnasium last Saturday, they spent their last moments as high school students to do some final prep and primping....

Chowder and garlic highlight last weekend of spring 2017

- Photos tell the story of Northwest Gralic Festival in Ocean Park and the Beach-to-Chowder Run in Long Beach

Field trip finds volcano shrouds by clouds


MOUNT ST. HELENS — When Long Beach School planned the fourth graders’ end-of-year field trip to Mount St. Helens for the middle of June, they probably didn’t expect to encounter weather more common t...

Students record veterans’ stories for Library of Congress


ILWACO — “When you go (into battle for the first time) you’re very naive. You train as if you’re going, but when you get there it’s a whole different ballgame,” explained U.S. Ar...

Sights & Sounds of Student Music


ASTORIA — With a half hour to kill before taking the stage for their concert at Astoria’s historic Liberty Theater, members of the Ilwaco High School jazz band, choir and symphonic band were busy backstage ...

It’s My Thing Lisa Nelson: Naselle Grays River Valley School District superintendent can’t get enough of the outdoors


NASELLE — While she may spend her days in offices and classrooms, where Naselle Grays River Valley School District Superintendent Lisa Nelson really wants to be is out in the forest.

Nelson, a lifelong resid...

It’s My Thing: Katie Witherbee-Allsup: An artistic cook with a love of good food


KLIPSAN — It’s no surprise that Katie Witherbee-Allsup became a chef. From a young age her family taught her the importance of good food.

She’s worked in the restaurant industry for around 20 ...

Teachers in the band


PENINSULA — For many music teachers, the music doesn’t stop when the bell rings. For some, it’s only just the beginning. Three local school music teachers — and another who is retired —...

NYC principal works to help at-risk youth prosper

- NYC principal works to help at-risk youth prosper

It’s My Thing: Steve Wood: Parks are a passion for interpreter

- The first in an occasional series exploring the passions of Pacific County people

Wins all around for IHS in Ocosta

- Fishermen see good prospects for post-season

Regular season ends strong for Comets at Ocosta track meet


OCOSTA — With the postseason next up for the Naselle track and field team, the Comets went into last Thursday’s regular season finale at Ocosta looking to polish their performances. The Comets set a number ...

Naselle soars to 2nd at Raymond meet


RAYMOND — With two wins and two second places, senior Ellie Chapman helped the Comet girls track and field team to a second place finish at the seven team meet at Raymond last Thursday. Chapman won the girls 300 h...

Great times propel IHS to 2nd in Raymond


RAYMOND — Ilwaco freshman Tristan Trudell had the best day of his young track and field career last Thursday at the seven-team Pacific League meet in Raymond. Trudell, who had previously never won a race, set a ne...

Peninsula Postcards: Marking winter’s leisurely departure


LONG BEACH — They say it’s springtime, but my soaked exercise clothes and dog beg to differ.

As the seasons ever-so-slowly have changed from winter to spring here on the Peninsula, I’ve found t...

‘Hero Squad’: IHS play’s super power is seeing person within


ILWACO — Sometimes, the simplest laughs are the best ones.

In the Ilwaco High School Drama Club’s spring production, “The Hero Squad vs. The Princess Snatchers” (Hero Squad), the show s...