Stories by Doug Flanagan

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April 12, 2019

Washougal School District to host budget conversations

The Washougal School District will host two conversations to present information on the district’s budget, help patrons learn about budget development and answer questions about school finances. The conversations will…

April 11, 2019
Reed Ebeling (left), Erin Ebeling and Susan Bennett of General Federation of Women's Clubs Camas-Washougal during a recent 1,2,3 Grow and Learn session at Hathaway Elementary School. (Photo submitted by Rene Carroll)

Building a solid foundation

As a Washougal School District board director, Teresa Lees has high praise for Educational Services District 112’s 1,2,3 Grow and Learn program, which purports to provide growth and learning skills to young children in Clark County.

April 11, 2019
From left to right, Bolt Minister, Dave Pinkernell and Christopher Lapp stand near the Steigerwald National Wildlife Rufuge with cans of 54-40 Brewing Company's Restoration Ale.

Brewing for a cause

Bolt Minister, owner of 54-40 Brewing Company in Washougal, wants his business to become ingrained in the community by fostering local partnerships in an effort to further the endeavors of everyone involved in a positive manner.

April 11, 2019
The renovation of the George Schmid Memorial Ballfields includes the addition of a third playing field. (Contributed illustration courtesy of the city of Washougal)

A whole new ballgame

When George Schmid Memorial Ballfields in Washougal were constructed, they weren’t completely finished. There were originally supposed to be three baseball/softball fields, but only two were built. There is no concession stand or toilets or lighting or paved driveways.

April 4, 2019
The Port of Camas-Washougal's Grove Field Airport is located about three miles north of Camas. (Post-Record file photo)

Neighbors of Grove Field air concerns

Clark County Councilman Gary Medvigy recently went door to door to visit his neighbors at Grove Field north of Camas and talk to them about their opinions of the small airport. He carried a petition to collect signatures in an effort to persuade the Port of Camas-Washougal to raise the airport’s flight pattern to the federally mandated mark of 1,000 feet.

April 4, 2019
A view of the Oregon Coast, photographed by Camas High School senior Emma Hahn. This photo was part of her fundraising exhibit held March 1 at Nico Bella Salon.

A new perspective

Camas High School student Emma Hahn became interested in photography because of her older sister, Stephanie.

April 4, 2019
Washougal School District Superintendent Mary Templeton (left) swears in Washougal School Board Director Angela Hancock (center) while board director Donna Sinclair (right) looks on, during a September 2018 school board meeting. (Post-Record file photo)

Amplifying student voices

Earlier this year Washougal School District superintendent Mary Templeton and Washougal High School principal Aaron Hansen had a conversation about the role of the high school’s student representatives to the district’s board of directors.

March 28, 2019
An airplane lands at Grove Field Airport, north of Camas in 2017. (Post-Record file photo)

Grove Field Airport expansion up in the air

Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioner John Spencer is a pilot, so he believes “just like every boater knows how to run a marina,” as he told The Post-Record last month, he is in a good position to offer an insightful and detailed perspective about the future of the Grove Field airport.

March 28, 2019
Camas School District superintendent Jeff Snell announces that Hellen Baller Elementary School teacher Amy Campbell (right) is the district's nominee for the 2020 Washington Teacher of the Year award at the district's board of directors meeting March 25.

Camas names its nominee

Amy Campbell is passionate about helping her students succeed, and sometimes she has trouble containing that passion. But that’s OK with her; she tries to foster as many ‘celebration moments’ in her classroom as possible.