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Morning Press: Goodbye to the Igloo; taproom burglary; third teen dies in crash

By , Columbian Web Editor

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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

It’s lights out at Vancouver’s iconic Igloo

The iconic neon sign that used to draw folks from far and wide to Vancouver’s neighborly Igloo Restaurant has been taken down and carted away. The new, replacement sign announces that the funny little former diner on the corner of East Evergreen Boulevard and Grove Street is now the home of Precision Air, a heating and air conditioning contractor.

Neighbor Lorraine Martin, 88, has spent nearly all her life living across the street or a few short blocks from the Igloo. Martin called The Columbian earlier this month to alert us that the sign had come down, marking the final end of a friendly era.

Five people burglarize east Vancouver taproom

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a group of people who broke into an east Vancouver taproom and stole things Wednesday morning.

The burglary occurred around 5:15 a.m. at Northwest Liquid Gold Taproom and Bottle Shop, 11202 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd.

Third teen in Highway 503 crash near Fargher Lake dies at hospital

The third teenager injured in a crash last week on state Highway 503 near Fargher Lake has died at the hospital, the Washington State Patrol said Monday.

Troopers responded to the head-on crash around 1:30 p.m. June 14, and say David Zarb, 46, of La Center, crossed the center line of the highway in his pickup and crashed into a southbound Mazda. Zarb was allegedly driving drunk, according to court records.

Vancouver weighs selling parking garage back to its developer

The Vancouver City Council is considering selling a parking garage back to its developer for $3.44 million, more than 20 years after the city originally purchased the structure to boost the economy downtown.

Councilors heard from Community and Economic Development Director Chad Eiken at their remote meeting Monday evening about the plan to sell the parking garage next to Columbia Bank at 500 Broadway. The structure would return to Broadway Investors LLC, its initial developer.

Fort Vancouver grad’s speech focusing on refugees hailed around globe

The aftermath from Medina Jasarevic’s words at Fort Vancouver High School’s graduation ceremony last week has the recent high school graduate, well, speechless.

“My emotions are all over the place,” the 18-year-old said. “I never expected this.”

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