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The Kiwanis Club of Clatskanie has a new leader with a familiar face. Past President Taylor Kissinger will again be the top Kiwanian in town, and he does with wearing a special honor from the organization.

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Clatskanie city officials were notified at this month’s council meeting of an environmental concern at the former Johnson Oil location on Columbia River Highway. The county currently owns the property.

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With a new partner in training, K-9 Lars will soon be back on the streets. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cody Pesio took on the K-9 handler assignment and his ten weeks of training with Hillsboro Police Department is currently underway.

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Clatskanie has a shooting star in Cub Scout Pack 241. William Johnson was awarded the Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Award for Cub Scouts during a recent Kiwanis Club of Clatskanie installation ceremony.

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Members and representatives from several local agencies including Scappoose Fire, Columbia County 9-1-1, Clark County Mental Health, the St. Helens School District, the City of St. Helens and Columbia Community Mental Health, recently came together for a presentation on "1 October" - the off…

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Three candidates are running for the office of sheriff this election year: Brian Pixley, Dave Brown and Jim Gibson. The Chronicle has combed through campaign finance records from business donations and individual donors to campaign expenditures since June 1, 2018. 

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The man who authorities claim is the “Froggy Robber” was indicted in federal court on allegations that he robbed five banks. The accused earned his nickname by jumping on counters during the robberies.

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Is Clatskanie going to the dogs? Residents have asked the Clatskanie City Council to consider turning the space where the Northwoods Inn stood into a leashless dog park.

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Clatskanie’s Tigers meet rival Columbians for a showdown at Rainier Jr./Sr. High School this Friday. Both teams are expected to leave it all on the field as they grind for top position this season.

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With Halloween just around the corner, Clatskanie Chamber of Commerce encourages local businesses to participate in the Annual Scarecrow Event. The Chamber looks forward to seeing your creations and presenting your unique business style and creativity.

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Turning Point was there for students in need as the new school year began. The Clatskanie-based social support agency provided school supplies, backpacks and other necessities for public and private school students this year.

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Deer Island Resident Mary Wells was the winner of the Kiwanis Doernbecher Mustang raffle. Mary is a retired Rainier Middle School Principal who currently substitute teaches for the St. Helen’s school District.

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There are two things you first notice upon entering Heller Enterprises at 504 Milton Way. First, is the friendly staff. There is a sense of family among them and they treat you in as if you’re simply another cousin. The second, upon passing through the small wood swinging door to head toward…

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Supporting a national fundraising partnership that dates back to the 1950s, Clatskanie firefighters once again took to the streets for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The Fill the Boot campaign for MDA brings in more than $26 million every year to aid the search for treatments and cures.

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There has been a virus outbreak in the Scappoose schools, mainly at Scappoose High School. Washing ones hands diligently and often can stop it in its tracks.

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If you enjoy the taste of late-summer blackberries or admire the ivy growing around the trunk of a tree in your yard, you are actually savoring the beauty of a non-native invasive species of plants, often referred to as noxious weeds.

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Rainier city officials have been asked to drop an anti-panhandling ordinance from the books in a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oregon.

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During a Wednesday, Aug. 29 Columbia County Board of Commissioners meeting, Judge Jenefer Grant came forward during the visitor’s comment portion to address concerns of weapons being brought into the county courthouse.

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They are anonymous but highly visible parts of the burial services of the returning war casualties, veterans, dependents, and heads of state. They are members of the uniformed services units that in civilian life are called pallbearers, but in military parlance are “body bearers.”

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