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Bee class: Wednesday, July 18th at 6:30pm at the OSU Extension office in St. Helens. The talk will be given by the retired East Coast Extension bee specialist, Dewey Caron. He will detail the results of the 2017 honeybee survey which show the effects of various beekeeping practices in the Pa…

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A woman with roots in Columbia County will turn 104 years old this Saturday. Margaret Alice (Lewison) Hastrich was born July 14, 1914. Her son John spoke with The Chief about his plans to celebrate the upcoming milestone.

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On the front page for July 13, the Ferris wheel becomes the main attraction at Rainier Days in the Park 2018, holding a great view of all the fireworks to come. Photo: Sophia Phipps

Members of Clatskanie TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0633 recently donated a wide variety of food, personal and household items to the Longview Women’s Shelter. The weight loss group meets on Monday (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) at the Faith Lutheran Church, 1010 NE 5th Street. Visitors…

Heritage Days 2018: Congratulations to the Pie in the Park youth and adult contest winners. The adult division Grand Champion was Barb Ripplinger, and the youth division Grand Champion was Lacey Willis.

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The St. Helens Ukulele group added to the festive city atmosphere in Clatskanie on Sat. June 30. The group performed live at the Clatskanie Farmers Market. The ukulele group is under the direction of Tim Pardue and Linda Paul. The group meets every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the St.…

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The Clatskanie Cruisers 28th annual Heritage Days Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at Clatskanie City Park. Proceeds from this event help fund the Heritage Days fireworks, local food bank and social support agency Turning Point, and area scholarships.

The Clatskanie Arts Commission is honored to present a free concert, Sunday, July 8, at 3 p.m. at the Birkenfeld Theatre at the Clatskanie Cultural Center, 75 S. Nehalem in Clatskanie.

Prize-winning, homemade pies will be sold by the slice on Saturday, June 30, from the snack shack at the southwest corner of the Clatskanie City Park.

To wrap up the 2017/2018 school year, financial cooperative, Wauna Credit Union (WCU) has awarded $11,500 in scholarships to WCU student members in Columbia and Clatsop counties. 2018 marks well over $300,000 that WCU has awarded in scholarships over the years

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Longtime Clatskanie business owners and active community volunteers Phil and Debbie Hazen were selected to serve as grand marshals of the 2018 Clatskanie Heritage Days Fourth of July parade.

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Competing with more than 90 submitted pieces and representing Clatskanie, local artist Jessica Coughlin was awarded the Peoples Choice at the Rose Festival Art Show. The free event, where artists celebrate the rose and its connection to Portland, is open daily from 1-4 p.m. until June 26 at …

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The USS Michael Murphy passes Jones Beach in the Clatskanie area after traveling upriver to Portland for the Rose Festival. Enemy forces killed Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a 29-year-old from Patchogue, New York, during a reconnaissance mission entitled Operation Red Wings on June 28, 2005.

Over the recent Memorial Day weekend, Officer Claus (a.k.a. Doug Walker) of St. Helens visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. While there he made a rubbing of the late Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter’s name engraved on the wall with other fallen officers.

Columbia Pacific CCO and the Columbia County Community Advisory Council will be hosting a free suicide prevention training for community members. QPR (question, persuade and refer) training will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, at Community Action Team, 125 N. 17 Street, St. Helens. Refresh…

Photo from the 4-H Cloverbud final meeting of the year led by Lindsay May and Megan Evenson.

A stunned conductor, Jamie Erwin is taken aback as a Tyrannosaurus Rex replaces her at the front of the band during the final concert of the year at Clatskanie Middle/High School.

Competing with more than 90 submitted pieces and representing Clatskanie, local artist Jessica Coughlin was awarded the Peoples Choice at the Rose Festival Art Show. The free event, where artists celebrate the rose and its connection to Portland, is open daily from 1-4 p.m. until June 26 at …

The My Fair Lady Pageant is celebrating its 30th year with five new nominees from each of Columbia County’s cities who exemplify outstanding achievement in volunteerism in their communities. The pageant will take place at 1 p.m. on July 18 during the first day of the Columbia County Fair on …

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington extended the ongoing recreational spring Chinook fishing season on the lower Columbia River, set a one-day white sturgeon season in the estuary, and approved a two-fish bag limit on Chinook above Bonneville Dam today during a joint state hearing.

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As a prospective Eagle Scout, a Boy Scout chose repairing the flagpole in Clatskanie City Park as his community service project, which is an important aspect of attaining the highest scout rank outside of leadership roles.

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Former Clatskanie City Councilor Jim Morgan is preparing to serve as Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Ancient and Free Masons of Oregon. Pictured are Washington Grand Master Warren Schoeben, Worshipful Master of the Clatskanie Masonic Lodge Greg Hinkelman, Oregon Gr…