Stories by Doug Flanagan

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October 3, 2019
Washougal resident Tawn Wolfe (left) speaks to a crowd Sept. 25 while her husband Mike holds a sign proclaiming that the pickleball courts at Hathaway Park are now named "Wolfe Courts." (Photos by Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal pickleball courts named for couple

Mike Wolfe has been an athlete for his entire life. He played football at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He played tournament badminton for 12 years. He played tournament racquetball for 45 years.

October 3, 2019
Jemtegaard Middle School counselor Kirstin Albaugh (left) talks with seventh-grader Laura Perez and eighth-graders Arianna Reyes-Piedra and Efrain Garcia on Sept. 30 about the College Bound Scholarship program, which will be a topic of conversation at the Washougal School District's next "Spanish Speaking Family Night" later this month. (Contributed photo courtesy of Rene Carroll)

WSD reaches out to Latino families

Last spring, Washougal resident Sandy Renner approached Jemtegaard Middle School principal David Cooke to express her frustration with the Washougal School District’s inability to effectively communicate with its Spanish-speaking families.

October 3, 2019
Columbia Gorge Elementary School teacher Sydney Termini holds a check for $2,000, which she received Sept. 14 at Husky Stadium in Seattle. Termini was one of five Washington teachers selected for recognition by the Extra Yard for Teachers program. (Contributed photo courtesy of University of Washington)

Local STEM teacher goes extra yard

Sydney Termini, a first-grade teacher at Columbia Gorge Elementary School (CRGE), generally prefers to labor in semi-obscurity, but on Sept. 14, everyone who watched the University of Washington (UW) football team’s game against the University of Hawaii at Husky Stadium in Seattle found out just how good Termini is at her job.

September 26, 2019
Option A has a roadway that follows a trail along the Columbia River; a cove, left in its natural state; and buildings across from the trail designed to create offsets for seating areas in restaurants and shops and provide protection from the elements.

Waterfront plan coming into focus

For the past several months the Port of Camas-Washougal has been soliciting feedback from local residents about their preferences for the Port’s waterfront development.

September 19, 2019

Washougal schools mull later start times

During his time as Washougal High School’s principal, Aaron Hansen liked to stand in front of the school’s front entrance to greet students as they entered the building in the morning. Every so often a student running a few minutes late would ask Hansen, “Why are we starting school so early?”