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Stories by Erin Middlewood

Columbian Managing Editor for Content

Crowds fill the main midway during the final day of the Clark County Fair in 2019. A total of 251,000 attended during the 10 days of that year's fair. When the fair returned in 2022 after the pandemic, attendance climbed 14 percent to 285,500.

Clark County Fair stays true to roots with rides, food, farm-themed activities

Crowds fill the main midway during the final day of the Clark County Fair in 2019. A total of 251,000 attended during the 10 days of that year's fair. When the fair returned in 2022 after the pandemic, attendance climbed 14 percent to 285,500.

August 3, 2023, 6:30am Clark County Life

Prices are up and free pancakes are out, but the slogan for this year’s Clark County Fair promises that it’s still “where farm meets fun.” Read story

Felida resident Rich Marsee bicycles to Vancouver Lake on Tuesday. He rides six days a week to raise money for Share and FISH Vancouver, agencies that helped his son, Scott, when he was homeless. Scott died in 2022.

Felida father bicycles through grief after death of son

Felida resident Rich Marsee bicycles to Vancouver Lake on Tuesday. He rides six days a week to raise money for Share and FISH Vancouver, agencies that helped his son, Scott, when he was homeless. Scott died in 2022.

July 22, 2023, 6:10am Clark County Life

When Rich Marsee sees people living on the street, he thinks of his son, Scott, who died last year at 41 after a long struggle with alcohol, drugs and homelessness. Read story

The sun peeks over the roof of Vancouver's historic John P. and Mary Kiggins House in Vancouver.

Historic Vancouver home of influential J.P. Kiggins listed for $1.8 million

The sun peeks over the roof of Vancouver's historic John P. and Mary Kiggins House in Vancouver.

June 15, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

The 1907 house once inhabited by prolific politician and builder J.P. Kiggins has stood sentinel over Vancouver through its ups and downs. Read story

Even though you can't drive to Johnston Ridge Observatory this summer because a landslide has blocked the road, there's still plenty of other attractions at Mount St. Helens.

Mount St. Helens: Still plenty of options for fun at monument despite May landslide

Even though you can't drive to Johnston Ridge Observatory this summer because a landslide has blocked the road, there's still plenty of other attractions at Mount St. Helens.

June 10, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Life

Even though a landslide has cut off part of Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, you can still have fun at Mount St. Helens this summer. Read story

Puggles, a 10-year-old potbelly pig, walks around the Blatty family's backyard in Hazel Dell.

That’s some pig: Hazel Dell family finds their Vietnamese potbellied pig Puggles is the perfect pet

Puggles, a 10-year-old potbelly pig, walks around the Blatty family's backyard in Hazel Dell.

May 30, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

The Blatty family has owned dogs, birds, fish, a rabbit and even a rat. The pig, though — that’s the pet that catches their Hazel Dell neighbors’ attention. Read story

Vancouver resident Ed Wulf dances in the grand entry parade at the 50th Naimuma Powwow at Portland State University on May 6. On Saturday, he will serve as arena director at the Native American Parent Association of Southwest Washington Annual Traditional Pow-Wow at Clark College.

Tribal dancer takes charge of Clark College powwow event

Vancouver resident Ed Wulf dances in the grand entry parade at the 50th Naimuma Powwow at Portland State University on May 6. On Saturday, he will serve as arena director at the Native American Parent Association of Southwest Washington Annual Traditional Pow-Wow at Clark College.

May 18, 2023, 6:00am Clark County Life

At a powwow earlier this month in Portland, Ed Wulf appeared in full regalia to dance. At a powwow this weekend in Vancouver, he’ll be working behind the scenes. Read story

Saturday event in Vancouver offers free financial advice

May 16, 2023, 5:57am Business

Johnson Bixby is hosting a Pro Bono Financial Planning Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Read story

Vancouver resident Deena Fisher is attempting to raise money for her two grandchildren's college tuition by selling off her collection of thousands of promotional glasses, like these ones featuring Fonzi and Joanie from "Happy Days." The TV show aired between 1974 and 1984.

Sale of Vancouver woman’s glass collection to pad grandkids’ college fund

Vancouver resident Deena Fisher is attempting to raise money for her two grandchildren's college tuition by selling off her collection of thousands of promotional glasses, like these ones featuring Fonzi and Joanie from "Happy Days." The TV show aired between 1974 and 1984.

May 10, 2023, 6:01am Clark County Life

Remember when fast-food joints would entice customers with novelty glasses in the 1970s and ’80s? “Collect all four,” the ads blared. Read story

Brett Seifried of Ridgefield kicks a soccer ball with his son, Archer, 5, at Salmon Creek Indoor Sports Arena on a recent Sunday. Archer participates in Salmon Creek TOPSoccer, an inclusive team for kids with disabilities. Archer, who has cerebral palsy, can control his body much better after undergoing selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital in 2022.

Surgery gets Ridgefield boy, 5, with cerebral palsy moving

Brett Seifried of Ridgefield kicks a soccer ball with his son, Archer, 5, at Salmon Creek Indoor Sports Arena on a recent Sunday. Archer participates in Salmon Creek TOPSoccer, an inclusive team for kids with disabilities. Archer, who has cerebral palsy, can control his body much better after undergoing selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital in 2022.

April 25, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Health

Archer Seifried’s parents noticed early on that their son’s development wasn’t matching what they had observed in his older sister. Read story

Ingela Martinson, center, prepares lunch with her sons Andreas, left, and Nathan, right, during a break from watching the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints general conference broadcast on April 1. They are mourning the death of Göran Martinson, husband and father. Their faith's promise of eternal families sustains them.

Vancouver woman’s faith provides comfort in grief

Ingela Martinson, center, prepares lunch with her sons Andreas, left, and Nathan, right, during a break from watching the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints general conference broadcast on April 1. They are mourning the death of Göran Martinson, husband and father. Their faith's promise of eternal families sustains them.

April 9, 2023, 6:03am Churches & Religion

Göran Martinson survived for 13 years after he was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. It was not cancer but COVID-19 that ultimately killed him at age 55. Read story