By Tom Vogt April 21, 2014 6 a.m.
As the state was celebrating its most recent Medal of Honor recipients, historian Jeff Davis found an intriguing update for a Medal of Honor winner buried in Vancouver.
By Tom Vogt April 7, 2014 6 a.m.
For the better part of a century, some remarkable documents were locked up in Lewis Sutton's satchel.
By Tom Vogt April 3, 2014 6 a.m.
Lewis Sutton was in quite a fix. The Confederates surrounded his regiment during the Battle of Shiloh and captured Sutton and 235 other Union soldiers.
By Tom Vogt March 31, 2014 7:17 p.m.
The career of Army paymaster Maj. Joseph W. Wham was approaching its inglorious conclusion in 1894 when he was court-martialed at Vancouver Barracks.
By Tom Vogt March 24, 2014 6 a.m.
Conversations with descendants of local pioneers often touch on common themes.
By Tom Vogt March 20, 2014 6 a.m.
VENERSBORG — The Venersborg Church is nestled in a clearing, its white steeple dwarfed by towering trees. It's the embodiment of a peaceful countryside. But for people who came here from Sweden in 1909, it was the adventure of their lives.
By Tom Vogt March 17, 2014 10 a.m.
'Lean this way. Smile a little."
By Tom Vogt March 12, 2014 6 a.m.
RIDGEFIELD — Lori Volkman's reflections on life as a military spouse were midnight messages that bounced around the blogosphere. Now she can target her audiences. She's still sharing her perspectives as a Navy reservist's wife, but now Volkman wants to influence as well as to entertain and empathize.
By Tom Vogt March 10, 2014 6 a.m.
Renovation of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center, which has been on the local wish list for a dozen years, has been approved.
By Tom Vogt March 10, 2014 5:59 a.m.
The Old Dope Pedaler? Or maybe a new take on the CRC? Those are just a couple of the ways this could play out. We've been doing a lot of coverage recently about legalized marijuana. The future of the industry is still uncertain, and the business implementation is a work in progress.
By Tom Vogt February 24, 2014 6 a.m.
Shirley Temple's recent death stirred up some memories about the time she passed through Clark County, thanks to a La Center woman who made the Hollywood legend a peanut butter sandwich.
By Tom Vogt February 21, 2014 10 a.m.
A home away from home in Vancouver for families of veterans receiving medical care is closer to reality. The National Fisher House Foundation has announced that it is moving forward with a facility for the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which includes a Vancouver campus.
By Tom Vogt February 20, 2014 6 a.m.
Susan Tissot, who has been executive director of the Clark County Historical Museum for 10.5 years, will leave in May for a job in California.
By Tom Vogt February 17, 2014 6 a.m.
After almost three decades, the nation's second-biggest pharmacy chain is catching up with a Vancouver drugstore owner.
By Tom Vogt February 14, 2014 6 a.m.
BATTLE GROUND — When George Bennett was at Pearl Harbor in September, the longtime sailor went to the base exchange and bought something romantic for his sweetheart.
By Tom Vogt February 10, 2014 6 a.m.
Handmade valentines tend to be the most … well, heartfelt.
By Tom Vogt February 6, 2014 6 a.m.
Capt. Christopher Stover, an Air Force pilot from Vancouver who died a month ago in a helicopter crash, will be honored Sunday in a hometown service.
By Tom Vogt February 3, 2014 6 a.m.
This is 12th Man territory, so most local Super Bowl viewers Sunday were rooting for the Seattle Seahawks.
By Tom Vogt January 29, 2014 4:53 p.m.
Ambulance and fire crews responded Wednesday afternoon when a bus driver experienced chest pains at Vancouver’s Jason Lee Middle School.
By Tom Vogt January 29, 2014 9:42 a.m.
Charles Brown was a prosperous banker. The former mayor and his family lived in one of downtown Vancouver's showcase homes at the turn of the 20th century.
By Tom Vogt January 26, 2014 6 a.m.
The saga of John McLoughlin has gotten a high-tech retelling through a free digital publication. While the project represents new-wave story-telling, it also links to a soundtrack that's about as original as you can get, considering that Dr. McLoughlin died in 1857.
By Tom Vogt January 20, 2014 6 a.m.
Some of them have been missing for more than 50 years, but they sure haven't been forgotten.
By Tom Vogt January 6, 2014 6 a.m.
Bill Stewart turned down an invitation to spend that Saturday night on Mount St. Helens, which saved his life.