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Clark County Life

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

Remember when the Chicago Vanguards softball team wagered $500 on their own win during a “money game” — and nearly blew it? Read story

Lemon meringue doughnut and chocolate covered doughnut from Nextdough Neighbor.

A year of Yum: Food writer rounds up the best foodie moments in Clark County in 2023

Lemon meringue doughnut and chocolate covered doughnut from Nextdough Neighbor.

December 29, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

When 2023 began, I never would have thought I’d end up interviewing Princess Diana’s personal chef in the Living Hope Church parking lot. Read story

This week in Clark County history

December 29, 2023, 5:59am Clark County Life

A weekly look back compiled by the Clark County Historical Museum from The Columbian archives available at columbian.newspapers.com or at the museum. Read story

Clark County health inspections, Dec.18-22

December 29, 2023, 5:46am Clark County Life

For more information, call Clark County Public Health at 564-397-8428 or visit www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/restaurant-inspection. In the health department’s scoring system, the fewer the points, the better. A perfect score is 0. The worst possible score is 418. An establishment with 100 or more points will be closed. Read story

Todd Sheets&rsquo; unlikely connection to the late Richard Newkirk, a Hollywood casting director, resulted in his acquiring much of Newkirk&rsquo;s personal memorabilia collection, like a signed photo of the cast of &ldquo;NCIS.&rdquo; (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian)

‘I’ve always been fascinated by faces’: Vancouver man collects 300 autographs of celebrities

Todd Sheets&rsquo; unlikely connection to the late Richard Newkirk, a Hollywood casting director, resulted in his acquiring much of Newkirk&rsquo;s personal memorabilia collection, like a signed photo of the cast of &ldquo;NCIS.&rdquo; (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian)

December 28, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

When Todd Sheets sent an admiring letter to former President Ronald Reagan, the cordial reply he received was tagged “photo enclosed,” but there was no photo in the envelope. Sheets, who is genial and persistent, chalked up the mistake to Reagan’s busy schedule and advanced age, and tried a second… Read story

Unlike a maze, a labyrinth follows a single path with no dead-ends. Vancouver's First Presbyterian Church and Eunice Schroeder of Sacred Journey Ministries have hosted a Jan.
Each time I take a sip of my homemade cappuccino, I think about 2023&rsquo;s many unexpected delights.

An unexpected journey: A caffeinated look back at 2023

Each time I take a sip of my homemade cappuccino, I think about 2023&rsquo;s many unexpected delights.

December 27, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

For me, 2023 was a very eventful year. Well, technically every year is eventful in that it is full of events. You cannot not have an eventful year, even if you would like one. So let me more accurately say that 2023 has been a year in which some things… Read story

Sadie&rsquo;s puppies resting together at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

Humane Society for Southwest Washington steps in to help after stray Labrador gives birth to 11 puppies

Sadie&rsquo;s puppies resting together at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

December 25, 2023, 3:29pm Clark County Life

In late November, a Vancouver family stumbled upon Sadie, a 3-year-old pregnant stray dog, rummaging through trash in their neighborhood. Initially, the family intended to nurse her back to health, but when Sadie, a Labrador mix, gave birth to 11 puppies around Thanksgiving, they realized they didn’t have the space… Read story

This image released by Paramount+ shows Sam Elliott, center, and LaMonica Garrett in a scene from &ldquo;1883.&rdquo; Elliott attended Clark College.

These famous folks are linked to Vancouver and Clark County in ways you may not have realized

This image released by Paramount+ shows Sam Elliott, center, and LaMonica Garrett in a scene from &ldquo;1883.&rdquo; Elliott attended Clark College.

December 25, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

If you’ve lived in Clark County for a while, you probably know that this area can be linked to a lot of famous names. Civil War hero Ulysses S. Grant used to ride his horse along Fourth Plain. George C. Marshall commanded Vancouver Barracks before developing a plan to reconstruct… Read story

Cathy Ramer has been working on this Queen Anne-style gingerbread manor since September. She&rsquo;s been making elaborate gingerbread houses nearly ever year since 1982.

“It’s meditative. The minutiae intrigues me”: Gingerbread genius creates masterpieces in Felida

Cathy Ramer has been working on this Queen Anne-style gingerbread manor since September. She&rsquo;s been making elaborate gingerbread houses nearly ever year since 1982.

December 23, 2023, 6:13am Clark County Life

What Clark County edifice has 100 walls, eight doors, 32 windows and 1,000 roof tiles, designed and built by one single-minded architectural genius? The answer is a Queen Anne manor house in Felida, complete with gables, balconies and a six-sided, two-story turret. However, it doesn’t occupy any acreage. It’s sitting… Read story