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January 9, 2016 by Ellen Johnson (Register to contact)

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On May 20, 2015 my father Elmer Frank (Butch) Johnson passed away at the age of 70. Our mother passed away two days later . I will be having a burial ceremony for my dad sometime in early 2016 , at The Willamette National Cemetery he held 2 Purple Hearts for his service for our country during The Vietnam Era. Anyone inquiring further please contact me @ ***** or I myself am a 1985 alumni of WHS. Ellen Johnson- Clark. Vancouver, Wa.

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Woodland schools, teachers reach salary agreement  The Columbian

With the start of the school year looming, teachers in Woodland could be the first in the county to agree to a new salary schedule with their district.

Woodland High makes ASB cards, some school events free  Longview Daily News

Woodland High School students are getting their ASB cards free-of-charge this year, lowering the price of many school events and making some entirely free, ...

Three Woodland students get perfect SAT math scores  Longview Daily News

Fewer than 1 percent of high school students earn a perfect score — 800 points — on any section of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). It's an achievement ...

Woodland Public Schools redraws school boundaries for 2019-2020  Longview Daily News

Woodland Public Schools will go through some previously announced reconfiguration at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, and the school board recently ...

Woodland Public Schools' TEAM High School offers an alternative for students

Woodland Public Schools' TEAM High School offers an alternative path for students to achieve success in their K-12 education by offering flexible lesson ...

Woodland teachers approve new deal  The Columbian

Woodland teachers voted in favor of a new salary agreement Friday morning at a general membership meeting, making them the first district in the county to ...

Woodland to reconfigure school buildings, expecting growth  The Columbian

With increasing enrollment and limited space, Woodland Public Schools will reconfigure several buildings for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Woodland student graduates early to pursue law enforcement career  The Reflector

Luke Cook of Woodland completed high school early in December through TEAM High School, Woodland Public Schools' alternative high school, allowing him ...

Woodward steps down as Woodland football coach | Sports  The Reflector

Although he doesn't call it a retirement, Mike Woodward decided to step down as the head coach of the Woodland High School football team Friday.

Woodland beats Ridgefield, looks toward next week for playoff berth  The Columbian

Beavers' 42-21 win over Spudders sets up showdown at River.

Woodland football preview: Flanagan is one of the area's top dual-threat quarterbacks  The Columbian

In Tyler Flanagan, Woodland believes it has the ultimate dual-threat.

Woodland considering 6 growth scenarios  The Columbian

Expected growth has Woodland officials looking to update the city's comprehensive plan map, which was last updated in 2005.

Woodland golf team gives middle school players a boost  The Columbian

Woodland High School is Southwest Washington's only golf program to offer the sport to middle school students — boys in the fall, girls in the spring — who ...

Woodland prepares state-of-the-art high school campus  The Columbian

When Woodland High School students enter their new school on Sept. 9, they will find multiple, welcoming places to gather both indoors and outdoors. In their ...

Woodland wins 8-mile war with Kalama | Sports  The Reflector

Woodland High School head football coach Mike Woodward expected an 8-mile war with Kalama Friday. His prediction came true as the Beavers outlasted the ...

Woodland horticulture programs collect donations, trophies  The Columbian

Woodland Middle School science teacher Joseph Bosch received a $5,000 grant to expand the school's horticulture program by adding a new class and ...

2A State Softball: Woodland captures second program championship  Longview Daily News

SELAH — When Woodland pitcher Olivia Grey saw that sophomore infielder Kaily Christensen was fielding a two-out grounder in the seventh inning, any nerves ...

Woodland educator named Teacher of the Year  The Columbian

Woodland: Woodland Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Asha Riley, left, is with Educational *Service* District 112's 2019 Regional Teacher of the Year Kim ...

Tumwater Football Outlasts Woodland 58-38 for 2A State Berth  ThurstonTalk

The Tumwater T-Birds hosted Woodland High School in a 2A District 4 playoff game Saturday, November 3, and won 58-38 to gain a birth in the State playoff ...

Woodland school locked down after strange loudspeaker message  The Columbian

Some Woodland Primary School students were startled Tuesday afternoon when a technical oversight caused an odd message to play over the school's ...

Woodland chefs earn distinction for culinary program  The Columbian

Woodland: Kimberly Miller, right, teaches culinary arts and other career and technical education classes at Woodland High School while also coaching the ...

Four cases of whooping cough reported in Woodland Public Schools  KATU

WOODLAND, Wash. – Woodland Public Schools says they've had four recent cases of whooping cough in the district.KATU's news partner The Columbian ...

Dual-language class in Woodland breaks down barriers  The Columbian

WOODLAND — Anahisse Hodge knows the feeling of being tugged in two directions.

Offense struggles for Cle Elum-Roslyn girls, fall to Woodland 60-33  Daily Record-News

ELLENSBURG – Shots weren't falling for the Cle Elum-Roslyn girls basketball team. And it took a lot of them. The Warriors (6-3) were 15-of-55 from the field in ...

Ellensburg volleyball moves on to semi-finals in 2A state playoffs  Daily Record-News

The Ellensburg High School volleyball team won two matches at the state 2A tournament Friday to advance to the semifinal match Saturday.

Lewis River rivalry hits the hardwood | Sports  The Reflector

Fans were on the edge of their seats watching the action unfold between the La Center and Woodland boys basketball teams Thursday. Another exciting chapter ...

Woodland High School goes on with the show  The Columbian

WOODLAND — There will be plenty of reaching for new heights at Woodland High School starting tonight, when the drama program opens a three-night run of ...

North County athletes earn all-league honors | Sports  The Reflector

FOOTBALL. Defensive Player of the Year – Wyatt Dodson. First team – Offense: Dodson (RB), Cyrus Zumstein (OL), Max Muffett (OL) and Sean Fox (K). Second ...

Herrera Beutler, Long face off at packed forum in Woodland  The Columbian

WOODLAND — As the first public forum between candidates for the 3rd Congressional District began Tuesday, tensions were high. Hundreds packed into the ...

Woodland floriculture team places eighth in national competition  The Columbian

Woodland: Chapter coach Mary Ellen Vetter, from left, Cooper Kaml, Jacob Laddusaw, Elisabeth Patnode, Megan Shubert and Jennifer Parkhill of Woodland ...

Woodland, Grey win softball showdown vs. Ridgefield  The Columbian

RIDGEFIELD — On a day with clear skies and Mount St. Helens looming in the backdrop, Ridgefield High School served as the setting for two top softball teams ...

A lifetime in Woodland | Life  The Reflector

The world Charles Ferguson was born into was vastly different than today. Born in 1916, the centenarian was one of five sons of a poor farmer east of Woodland, ...

Washington Horse Equestrian Teams (WAHSET) begin competing | Horse Corral  The Reflector

The Battle Ground and Woodland High School Equestrian Teams compete in District 3 against Camas, Castle Rock, Enumclaw, Kelso, and North Thurston.

Friday Night Lights: Woodland decimates Columbia River | Sports  The Reflector

The Woodland High School football team turned the tide against Columbia River Friday and sailed to a 40-7 victory.

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 ...

Woodland police and Cowlitz sheriff's deputies catch shoplifting suspect with drone, K-9 unit  Longview Daily News

Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies used a drone and a police dog Friday to help catch a man suspected of stealing from the Woodland Walmart and fleeing into a ...

1A state soccer: La Center's season ends in 2-0 loss  The Columbian

That's what made the 2-0 season-ending defeat Tuesday to Seattle Academy to open the Class 1A state playoffs is even harder to take.

Woodland Father/Daughter Ball attracts 1200 guests

Woodland's 14th annual Father/Daughter Ball was held Saturday at Woodland High School. This year's event had a formal “Evening in Paris'' theme.

Woodland has plan for big band  The Columbian

WOODLAND — Seventy-six trombones? Woodland High School's pep band has one.

Woodland teachers rethink how they give out grades  The Columbian

WOODLAND — It took Ole Warndahl about three months to feel comfortable in his ninth-grade language arts class.

Woodland voters approve bond for new high school  Longview Daily News

A decade-long effort to build a new Woodland High School finally will move forward. Returns in a special bond election Tuesday night showed the $52.8 million ...

Vancouver Democrat Carolyn Long Packs a Candidate Forum in Trump Country  The Portland Mercury

A noon forum organized by the Chamber of Commerce in a county Trump carried by 14 points should be hostile territory for a Democrat. But when Carolyn Long ...

New Woodland High School makes teachers, students proud with extra space and technology  Longview Daily News

WOODLAND — The town's new $62.5 million high school has an industrial feel to its design, but it may be the most technologically advanced school in the ...

Woodland High School takes a moment to reflect on tragic loss  Longview Daily News

Students and faculty at Woodland High School on Monday mourned the death of senior Samantha Effingham by making picture collages and writing goodbyes ...

Two father/daughter dances planned in Woodland | Happenings  The Reflector

Woodland's 14th Annual Father/Daughter Ball will consist of two events at the end of the month. Both dances will be Saturday, Feb. 24, at Woodland High School ...

Woodland floral teams finish first and second in competition  The Columbian

Woodland: Woodland High school junior Kylee Jones, from left, Mary Ellen Vetter, who teaches horticulture and floral design courses at the school, and ...

Momentum belongs to Woodland volleyball  The Columbian

If this is the start of what's to come for Woodland High School's volleyball program, the distance future is certainly bright.

Annual Woodland Father/Daughter Ball set for Sat., Feb. 24

Woodlands 14th Annual Father/Daughter Ball will be split into two events on Sat., Feb 24 at Woodland High School. The times for the two events are 3-5 p.m. ...

Woodland trap team teaches teens | Life  The Reflector

Nothing says “getting ready to go back to school” more than a couple rounds at the trapshooting range; at least that's the case for several members of Woodland ...

Kimberly Miller named Teacher of the Year | Home Family  The Reflector

Kimberly Miller, a family and consumer science teacher at Woodland High School, has been named Educational *Service* District 112's Regional Teacher of the ...

Woodland Mayor: negative mindset biggest challenge for progress  The Reflector

The city of Woodland has a choice in front of them — peanut butter and jelly or a turkey sandwich.

Commencement for Woodland High School coming June 7 | News  The Reflector

Seven members of the Top 5 Percent of the 2013 graduating class at Woodland High School will be presented along with their classmates at the Fri., June 7 ...

Eight students top 2015 Woodland graduating class | Youth Focus  The Reflector

Eight standout students make up the Top 5 percent of the Woodland High School Class of 2015. The students to be honored at the school's upcoming ...

Cowlitz County to host eight foreign exchange students  Longview Daily News

Daniel Gomez has no idea whether he would be good at football, but that's not stopping the 16-year-old from turning out for the Woodland High School football ...

New local schools chart fresh course  The Columbian

WOODLAND — John Shoup sounds like a proud parent when discussing the new 153652-square-foot Woodland High School.

Football is Woodland family's passion | News  The Reflector

The green “W” on the helmet stands for Woodland. But football fans with long memories might consider it synonymous with the Whitmire family.

Prep volleyball: MM alumna opens Woodland career with victory  Longview Daily News

Of course, there were nerves. Woodland first-year coach Danielle Hutton admitted as much after her volleyball team's season-opening sweep (25-14, 25-20, ...

Woodland breaks ground on school  The Columbian

The Woodland School District is ahead of schedule on the construction of a new $64 million campus.

Updated: Woodward hired as Woodland head football coach  The Columbian

Former Mountain View, Hudson's Bay coach returns to region after nine seasons in California.

New Woodland High School ready for students | News  The Reflector

WOODLAND – Woodland School District officials will unveil the district's new high school in a public celebration later this month, but school officials allowed ...

Battle Ground places fourth in state cheerleading championship  The Reflector

Battle Ground High School hosted the WIAA State Cheerleading Championships last Saturday which included over 60 different squads from across the state.

Woodland teen faces long recovery after head-on collision  The Columbian

Chloe Yates, 17, of Woodland seen before a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 on Oct. 9. Yates suffered multiple broken bones in the ...

Woodland trap shooters giving it their best shot  The Columbian

Trap shooting is the third largest sport at Woodland High School, behind football and track, said volunteer coach Ben Musgrove, a La Center resident whose son ...

Green Mountain School District repair, upgrade list prompts levy vote  The Columbian

WOODLAND — When Rick Syring attended Green Mountain School from 1956 to 1962, it was a one-school district tucked deep in a tree-filled dead end road ...

Students volunteer with Rotary Club's Christmas Giving Program  The Columbian

Woodland: Woodland High School's Interact Club and other student volunteers assisted with Woodland Rotary Club's annual Christmas Giving Program by ...

Crews start digging in at site of new high school in Woodland  Longview Daily News

After years of legwork and planning, the first new high school in decades to be built in Cowlitz County will begin to take shape this month in Woodland.

Last act: Woodland gym goes out with plenty of memories  Longview Daily News

Sometime this February, the gym at Woodland High School will host its final prep basketball game, 58 years after its first.

Long and Herrera Beutler jockey about debates  Longview Daily News

Democratic congressional challenger Carolyn Long has accepted two invitations to debate incumbent Southwest Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera ...

Local high school graduation ceremonies for Class of 2017  The Columbian

List of graduation ceremonies for Clark County high schools.

Morning Press: Fall from Grace series, fatal crash, 3rd District forum  The Columbian

In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

State champion Hawks relive glory days at Freedom Bowl  The Reflector

Good thing Canon Racanelli dialed up Bailey Jones and asked him to play in the Freedom Bowl for Shriners Children's Hospital. The two Hockinson High ...

Woodland teen, Kelso nurse receive Red Cross hero awards  Longview Daily News

WOODLAND — William Melton Jr. doesn't remember much about the night he saved his family from a house fire, and he'll tell you it's no big deal.

Clark County Fair Association names 2018 scholarship winners  The Columbian

Ridgefield — The Clark County Fair Association named the 2018 scholarship recipients, who qualify for the scholarships by being actively involved in 4-H, ...

Young Beavers beat the odds to become state champions  The Reflector

Sensational hitting and pitching propelled Woodland to the 2A state softball championship May 25 and 26 at Carlon Park in Selah.

Union's Darien Chase signs with Nebraska football, leads four local college signees  The Columbian

Two other Clark County standouts sign with Eastern Washington, teammate signs with Montana.

Woodland soccer player makes deaf World Cup team  KCRA Sacramento

Woodland High School's Mia Marin made the US Women's Deaf Soccer Team, and is now playing for the World Cup in Italy.

Greenleaf resigns as football coach in Woodland | Sports  The Reflector

WOODLAND – After 13 years at Woodland High School, Mark Greenleaf has resigned from his position as the Beavers' head football coach. The 59-year-old ...

High school art show celebrates exceptional student artwork

VANCOUVER — Student artists from throughout southwest Washington will be recognized for their outstanding artwork at the 2017 Southwest Washington ...

Clark County districts look to future as they plan schools  The Columbian

School curriculum is constantly evolving, and so are the actual classrooms and school buildings themselves.

Battle Ground committee presents recommendations to solve overcrowding  The Reflector

After six weeks of visiting schools, brainstorming ideas and producing an eight-page report, the 29-member Battle Ground Public Schools Overcrowding ...

Major new Woodland sports park on the horizon  Longview Daily News

WOODLAND — Construction of a major new sports complex in Woodland is getting closer to fruition, and the project is expected to get a big boost if the ...

Football: Mark Greenleaf steps down after 13 seasons at Woodland  Longview Daily News

In Mark Greenleaf's long-range plans, the 59-year-old expected to be Woodland High School's football coach until the day he retired.

Lewis River drowning victim ID'd as Woodland teen  The Columbian

Emergency crews respond to the Lewis River south of Woodland, where a teenage boy presumably drowned Sunday after trying to swim across the river with his ...

Tommy Brown Sparks  Longview Daily News

May 8, 1954 — July 29, 2018. Tommy Brown Sparks, 64, of Castle Rock passed away July 29, 2018, at St. John Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1954, ...

Sugar-free diet is only a part of the recipe for success for Woodland's Julia Stepper  The Columbian

WOODLAND — It was not just any regular root beer. It was draft root beer. Julia Stepper figured she could enjoy it, just this once. In a lapse of judgment, she ...

Woodland teen critically injured in deadly wrong-way I-5 crash near Vancouver

Washington State Patrol reported Chloe Yates was driving north on Interstate 5 near the 134th Street exit at 8:45 p.m. Monday, when a man driving the wrong ...

Bad break for Washougal in Woodland  Camas Washougal Post Record

The Washougal football team tries to stop Woodland running back Tyler Flanagan from getting a first down Friday, at Woodland High School. The Beavers beat ...

June brings graduation ceremonies around county  The Columbian

Across Clark County this month, graduates are marking the end of one chapter and looking ahead to the places they'll go.

Hockinson shows its more than one-dimensional in 49-27 win  The Columbian

WOODLAND — If you think you know the Hockinson's Hawks' M.O., think again. If you think the three-time reigning 2A Greater St. Helens League champions are ...

2017 Planters Days set to begin Thursday

The 95th edition of Woodland Planters Days is scheduled for Thu., June 15 through Sun., June 18 and will feature many of the annual events including a ...

Home study: An option in the middle  The Columbian

WOODLAND -- Eight middle school students were learning about electrical current in Annika Dukes' science class at Lewis River Academy.

La Center advances to state quarterfinals

La Center advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 1A state high school football playoffs with a 42-24 win over Mount Baker Friday at Woodland High School.

Saint Martin's Selects the Seventh Cohort of Benedictine Scholars  ThurstonTalk

Ten incoming Saint Martin's University first-year students have been selected to serve as the seventh cohort of Benedictine Scholars.

Second I-5 lane reopens near Woodland  The Columbian

Officials have reopened two northbound lane of Interstate 5 just north of Woodland tonight after a landslide Wednesday, according to the Washington State ...

Washougal wrestling teams win district tournaments  Camas Washougal Post Record

The Washougal girls wrestling team on the district championship Saturday, at Woodland High School. The Panthers earned 276.5 points to win the 20-school ...

Flanagan Clan celebrates 50th season  The Columbian

Bruce Flanagan was a young physical education teacher at the elementary school in Woodland when he formed the Flanagan Clan Girls Track Club in 1963.

One last dance at state for Woodland coach Nesbitt  The Columbian

Jeff Nesbitt's 31-year coaching career will end this weekend in Lacey at the Class 2A state tournament, for which Woodland has qualified six straight years.

Tim Martinez: Sorting out state matchups for volleyball, soccer and football teams  The Columbian

Districts are over. It's all state from here on out. The fall sports season begins to wind down this week with the conclusion of the volleyball and girls swimming ...

Week 2 High School Football Preview  The Columbian

GAME OF THE WEEK La Center vs. Woodland When, where: 7 p.m. Friday; Beaver Stadium; Woodland HS, Woodland Internet radio: Last ...

2016 graduation season commences in Clark County  The Columbian

They spent most of their lives waiting for this day. They earned their credits and passed their mandatory tests. Along the way, most made lasting friendships and ...

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