Stories by Doug Flanagan

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December 28, 2023
Washougal High School senior Gabby McCormick accesses the YouScience online program on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023. McCormick has used the program to confirm her choice of career path and find out more information about what she needs to do in order to become an interior designer. (Contributed photos courtesy of the Washougal School District)

Washougal High students take ‘Brightpath’

Gabby McCormick said she knew she was interested in interior design when she first used the YouScience program known as “Brightpath” during the 2021-22 school year at Washougal High School, but she didn’t realize how much the program would help her gain the practical information she needed to help plan her future career goals.

December 28, 2023
Lone Wolf Jiu Jitsu Academy students show off their medals following the Grappling Industries Portland competition, held Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, in Happy Valley, Ore. (Contributed photo courtesy Don Stoner)

Washougal jiu-jitsu students win big at tournament

The Vancouver-based Fabiano Scherner Association, consisting mostly of students from Washougal’s Lone Wolf Jiu Jitsu Academy, took first place Dec. 10, at the Grappling Industries Portland Tournament, held in Happy Valley, Oregon.

December 28, 2023
Port of Camas-Washougal employees load a tree trunk onto a trailer at Grove Field to transport it to Lawton Creek in 2023. (Contributed photos courtesy of the Port of Camas-Washougal)

Port completes Lawton Creek mitigation

The Port of Camas-Washougal has completed a mitigation project at Lawton Creek that will provide its Columbia River levee system with additional protection.

December 21, 2023
The Washougal School District district office is pictured in 2021. (Post-Record file photo)

WSD borrows from capital fund to cover costs

The Washougal School District is borrowing money from itself to meet its short-term financial obligations as it continues to grapple with financial challenges brought on by lower-than-expected enrollment and rising costs.

December 7, 2023
Contributed photo courtesy Mary Ladd
The Long COVID reader, featuring essays and poems written by 45 COVID-19

Washougal author details long COVID impacts, daily struggles

Shortly after leaving his Washougal residence, Rowan MacDonald shuffles through his iPod, searching for the perfect track to propel him up the short hill in front of him. His playlist is filled with songs from the 1990s, reflecting the mindset of their listener, who yearns for the past.

December 7, 2023
Contributed photo courtesy Washougal School District 
 Columbia River Gorge Elementary School fifth-grader Joela Grundy collects a token as a reward for finishing a lap during a Boosters Mileage Club session at the Jemtegaard Middle School track earlier this year. (Contributed photo courtesy of the Washougal School District)

‘Mileage Club’ proves popular with Washougal students

Every Tuesday, Columbia Gorge Elementary (CRG) School students spend 15 minutes of their time running or walking around the Jemtegaard Middle School track. They aren’t required to participate in the Boosters’ Mileage Club. They choose to do so because they enjoy competing with their friends, earning rewards, and getting — or staying — fit.