The woman suspected of robbing an Orchards-area Columbia Bank branch June 26 and then fleeing in a microcar was apprehended Wednesday, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. She also was wanted in connection to six other robberies in Clark County.
Hazel Dell — Members of the local 4-H rabbit club Country Critters — Aquoia Coss, Hunter Coss, Colleen Saylors and Liz Jesser — toured the Purina feed mill in Oregon on Aug. 4. The kids learned how the grain is brought into the mill and what is like after combined with other grains to make different types of feed for a variety of animals. They also saw the process of loading bags of grain onto a skid to put into the truck to ship to different feed stores and farms. The 4-H group was happy to learn Purina checks for metal in the feed throughout the process and maintains the required nutrients in the animals' feed.
Hazel Dell — Members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Northeast 68th Street chose to take a stand in reaction to the recent violence in Ferguson, Mo. After worship on Aug. 17, many gathered on the front steps of their sanctuary to show their solidarity with those protesting the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American man, by a police officer. Faith communities across the nation have been joining in the protest and taking symbolic photos that say: "Don't shoot! I'm unarmed!" The Rev. Brooks Berndt said the current controversy "raises a number of important issues about racism and the militarization of our police. Every community in this country should be discussing and acting upon these issues."
A fire ripped through a Hazel Dell church early Sunday morning, causing an estimated $1.5 million in damage, and investigators are asking for any witnesses to come forward in the case, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.