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Mary Ann Fuller (Markham) went to work at the Ilwaco Hospital on January 5, 1940. Her pay was $55 a month and board. Except for a brief stay nursing her aunt in Seattle, it was her first job after completing her nurses’ training at St. Luke’s Hospital in South Dakota. “I loved it,” she told …

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On Tuesdays at noon, WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information — You must have a zoom account+sign up for one at zoom.…

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Many people are aware of the use of East Sand Island by double-crested cormorants and Caspian terns and the salmon-related management issues surrounding those birds, thanks partly to news cove…

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Though the establishment of hospitals was a huge step in the modernization of patient care, it would be some years before diagnostic and treatment techniques caught up. In the meantime, tried-…

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Mary Ann Fuller (Markham) went to work at the Ilwaco Hospital on January 5, 1940. Her pay was $55 a month and board. Except for a brief stay nursing her aunt in Seattle, it was her first job a…

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Shorebirds are marvels of the Long Beach Peninsula. They come in different sizes and shapes. Shorebirds that are about the size of a robin or mourning dove fall into the category of medium siz…

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Have a question about a plant? Certified Master Gardeners are here to help. After a year of virtual visits you may now get help in person. Certified Master Gardeners will be available to answe…

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CORVALLIS — Gardeners around the Northwest are distraught by the damage suffered by their plants during the recent heat wave. Questions have come pouring into Oregon State University Extension…

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By mid-July shorebirds are on the move. Earlier articles focused on the “big boys.” I think they are the easiest of the shorebirds to identify mainly due to their size, but in general shorebir…

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Spending his own money, Norm Dick, a 65-year-old retired attorney, buys and gives away fir trees. In two years, he has organized the planting of 18,107 trees in southwest Washington.

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Do you remember Lady Junco who raised her family last year at the Hosta Hotel? She has spent the spring and summer at the hotel for the past two years. This year she decided that she needed a …

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Making his first visit in two years to where his football career began, Jordan Poyer spent several recent days with family, playing some golf, signing autographs and also going through a one-h…

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The historic record with respect to doctoring on the Peninsula during the Great Depression and Pre-World War II years speaks highly about Dr. David Strang and his efforts to get a hospital sta…

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Did you know that bear spray works as a deterrent for a lot of species, not just bears? Bear spray is a highly effective tool against all mammals and may be useful should you find yourself in …

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Today the winds have been strong with gusts of about 12 miles per hour. Thunder and lightning occasionally punctuated the quiet ambience of an overcast rainy day. Dark and gloomy clouds spent …

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ILWACO — Beach Ballet presented their first performance since the start of the pandemic with a ‘Spring Into Dance’ recital June 12 at Hilltop Auditorium.

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There have been six different lighthouses (or lightships) that lit the Columbia River and North Pacific Ocean in the North Coast’s history. Some of them are still around, while for others we c…

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The Pacific NW Offshore race got underway from the Port of Ilwaco this morning, June 10. This is the 45th running of this 193-nautical mile event, which concludes June 13 near Port Angeles.