Entries by Ernest Geigenmiller


State Champion Washougal Girls Basketball Team to Celebrate w/ Parade

Cover photo by Mike Schultz of www.ClarkCountyToday.comJoin Washougal High School, all district schools, and the Washougal community on Friday, March 8 to celebrate the historic win by the State Champion Washougal Girls Basketball Team.  In a festive caravan led by fire trucks and police cars, they will start at Reflection Plaza at 10:15 am to revel with City employees, businesses […]


Hoff Bill to Prevent Posthumous ID Theft Unanimously Passes House

A bill sponsored by Rep. Larry Hoff to create a short form death certificate in Washington state has been unanimously approved by the state House. Substitute House Bill 1799 would allow state and local registrars to issue a short form death certificate that does not list a decedent’s Social Security number, the names of their parents, or information […]

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Camas School District: $8 Million Budget Deficit; ‘Layoffs Are Coming’

The lingering effects of the McCleary legislation and subsequent “fix” are leaving school districts across the state with massive budget deficits, and Camas is no exception. Camas School District leaders have been very public for the past year that the new state funding model would have draconian budget effects, and CSD Superintendent Jeff Snell reports […]

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Washougal Schools, Culture Alliance Prepare for Month of Spotlighting Youth Art

Washougal, WA – Washougal School District and Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance have collaborated to shine a spotlight on student art throughout March, which is recognized nationally as Youth Art Month. “The arts are an important element of our students’ education in Washougal,” said Mary Templeton, WSD Superintendent. “Student exposure and participation in both fine […]

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Legislation to Help Identify Highly Capable Students Passes House Education Committee

Legislation that would improve how the state identifies highly capable students unanimously passed the House Education Committee last week. House Bill 1641, sponsored by Rep. Brandon Vick, would require school districts to develop an assessment, referral, and placement process for highly capable students.  Each student would be screened at least once prior to 6th grade. The legislation […]

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Camas Gymnastics Team Wins Back-to-Back State Championships

Bellevue, WA — The Camas Girls Gymnastics team won their second consecutive State Championship Friday night at Sammamish High School, with a team score of 184.825, which is the third highest score in state history. Camas sophomore Shea McGee finished first in the all-around with a score of 38.175 across four events. Two other Papermakers […]