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A program with a three-decade history in St. Helens recently expanded to the Clatskanie area this holiday season. Boy Scout Troop 241 and Cub Scout Troop 241 along with family and friends volunteered to distribute toys and food to 20 families. The Christmas Hot Meals program provided the res…

Janice Youra, a Clatskanie resident, was invited to perform and accompany on piano and organ a musical program to welcome in the New Year at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lebanon, Oregon.

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Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington kicks off the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season this week. Girl Scouts will sell cookies door-to-door, at booth sales, and via the Digital Cookie® platform, an innovative and educational web-based platform that helps girls run and manage their Girl …

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Every January first we have the opportunity to make the coming year better than the last. This involves making decisions of diet, exercise, and how we chose to use the year we have before us. Each of us get the same 24 hours a day for the 365 days of the new year.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold a series of training sessions in the month of January in Clatskanie.

Now until Jan. 31, PACE will seek the best student-made videos around this concept: #STOPpredators. STOP stands for “Students Taking on Predators,” and this initiative is a PACE student video contest on preventing boundary invasion and sexual harassment of students.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says beginning Jan. 1, 2019, deer and elk struck by vehicles can be legally salvaged in Oregon using a free online permit that will be available at www.odfw.com/roadkill.

For the fourth year the Faith Lutheran Concert Choir of Clatskanie, under the direction of Gwen D. Larson, (local piano/vocal instructor) performed at "The Festival of Light - The Grotto" (Worlds Largest Choral Festival) in Portland on Dec. 17.

Just in time for Christmas, Kristi Ward, public affairs manager for the Georgia-Pacific Wauna Mill, presented a $6,000 check from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to Deborah Hazen, vice president and fundraising chair of the Clatskanie Foundation.

Last year, three boats along Fisher Slough were working on taking off their decorations and one of them got the idea that a parade in that part of the river would be fun. By dark that night, a tiny three-boat Christmas parade surprised the homes along Willow Grove Road. The weather was cold …


Three years after grant funds were secured for the project, Columbia County is opening a new transit center in Rainier. An opening ceremony for the Rainier Transit Center will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 207 West B St.

The Rainier Columbians 2018 championship football team unveiled their addition to a sign honoring state athletic victories at the Rainier City Park. At the dedication ceremony, Mayor Jerry Cole announced plans for a new and improved sign in the future.

The Wauna Mill presented Clatsop Community College a check for $5,000 in support of the college’s Automotive Program and Safety Training on Thursday, December 6. One may question why the Wauna Mill would be interested in helping to advance the automotive program when they produce nationally …

Join in the Gingerbread House Contest-Fundraiser. Open to everyone, created to raise funds for the Annual Strut Your Mutt dog show in July. There is a $3 fee to register for participation. It can be homemade, or from Gingerbread house kit.

A free community concert, “Jesus! The Advent of the Messiah,” will be presented by the Faith Lutheran Choir on Wednesday, Dec. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Birkenfeld Theatre at the Clatskanie Cultural Center, 75 S. Nehalem Street.


The Georgia-Pacific Wauna Mill recently donated $1,000 and a supply of bathroom tissue for a Share Shed at Clatskanie Middle/High School. The Share Shed program was created by the CMHS Kiwanis Key Club.


Stimulate your mind and local business at the same time this holiday season with a Wine Walk organized by the Clatskanie Bloom Art Gallery. Hit the town on Friday, Dec. 14 from 5-8 p.m. and make sure you include the gallery on your list of stops.


In a land once filled with the sound of chainsaws, log trucks, and other equipment that harvested Oregon forests, now sits a bucolic center of tranquility on the site of a former grade school.