By Tom Vogt December 2, 2013 6 a.m.
Capt. Leander Gage King's regiment got lost on the way to Gettysburg. But even after death, he found his way home.
By Tom Vogt November 22, 2013 6 a.m.
John F. Kennedy never visited Vancouver. Unlike rival Richard Nixon, who drew thousands of admirers for a speech in front of the Clark County Courthouse on Sept. 13, 1960, the Democratic presidential candidate didn't campaign here.
By Tom Vogt November 20, 2013 6 a.m.
The three-day Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 was a pivotal event in the Civil War. Less than five months later, its battlefield fatalities -- including a general who'd served at Fort Vancouver -- were the focus of another historical milestone when Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19.
By Tom Vogt November 18, 2013 6 a.m.
When Dan Ogden recently told us about participating in John F. Kennedy's 1960 campaign, he happened to mention another notable aspect of that presidential race. Ogden and his brother were working for opposing sides.
By Tom Vogt November 11, 2013 8:03 p.m.
Community members gathered today to thank those who have served, salute current military personnel, and remember 23 servicemen who died overseas in the last 10 years.
By Tom Vogt November 11, 2013 6 a.m.
Our story about the death of Vancouver fighter pilot Lt. Royce Griffin in 1945 shows how the pace of news has changed since World War II.
By Tom Vogt November 7, 2013 6 a.m.
After a bit of pounding or sawing, somebody in an orange T-shirt would walk out the front door and toss a little more of Rocco Tedesco's house into a big trash bin. Sitting in his wheelchair, Tedesco watched it all with understandable satisfaction. Each armload of discarded drywall or 2-by-4s gets him a little closer to an accessible home.
By Tom Vogt November 5, 2013 10:39 p.m.
Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow is in position to retain his post after defeating write-in candidate Tim Wilson, but Battle Ground's leadership is in churn mode as challengers beat incumbents in three of the four contested city council races Tuesday.
By Tom Vogt October 28, 2013 5:59 a.m.
Even though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in 1930, the Sherlock Holmes bookshelf gets longer.
By Tom Vogt October 26, 2013 7:21 p.m.
Some made a nice haul of cigarette butts. Some made gravestone inscriptions at the Old City Cemetery more readable. And some made local parks more welcoming. They all made a difference.
By Tom Vogt October 21, 2013 6 a.m.
Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock now has something in common with hundreds of Clark County schoolchildren. They've all learned about life in space from Cady Coleman.
By Tom Vogt October 20, 2013 6 a.m.
A former Secret Service agent who was in the Dallas motorcade when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated will headline a Nov. 8 fund-raising luncheon in Vancouver.
By Tom Vogt October 14, 2013 6 a.m.
Turns out that the brass section in the U.S. Army's musical arsenal had its own heavy artillery.
By Tom Vogt October 9, 2013 6 a.m.
Something about Mike Rathbun's work puts you in a quantitative frame of mind.
By Tom Vogt October 7, 2013 6 a.m.
For one man, the path started with a candy bar.
By Tom Vogt October 4, 2013 10 a.m.
Preservation work is continuing on a century-old building overlooking the Parade Ground at Fort Vancouver, even though the National Park Service is on hiatus during the government shutdown.
By Tom Vogt September 26, 2013 9:49 a.m.
Nineteenth-century corsets weren't as uncomfortable as you might think, Eileen Trestain said — not if they were fitted properly.
By Tom Vogt September 24, 2013 5:47 p.m.
Longtime farmer Vinton Erickson, whose family kept acreage and orchards in Lake Shore blooming for more than a century, died Sunday.
By Tom Vogt September 20, 2013 11:07 p.m.
Like many veterans, Gary Barker was glad for a chance to add his name to a list of local service personnel who fought overseas.
By Tom Vogt September 18, 2013 8:29 p.m.
A black slab of granite that was hoisted into place Wednesday morning provided a finishing touch for a downtown street corner.