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Clark County Life

Vancouver resident Yoshiro "Yosh" Tokiwa served in the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. At age 97, Tokiwa is still able to carry the 442nd's banner -- figuratively speaking -- in events around the region. At top, at his east Vancouver apartment, Tokiwa displays his copy of the Congressional Gold Medal honoring the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

Vancouver resident, WWII veteran Yoshiro Tokiwa still carrying the banner

Vancouver resident Yoshiro "Yosh" Tokiwa served in the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. At age 97, Tokiwa is still able to carry the 442nd's banner -- figuratively speaking -- in events around the region. At top, at his east Vancouver apartment, Tokiwa displays his copy of the Congressional Gold Medal honoring the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

August 21, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

In another era, he might have been described as an all-American boy. He was a hardworking farm kid who crank-started the tractor by himself when he was 14. He saved his dollar-a-week allowance to buy a chemistry set. At the library, he checked out science books. Read story

Sports photographers missed capturing the initial 1867 baseball game at Fort Vancouver. This unidentified Sherman Club striker (batter) was caught on camera during a vintage game replay about 150 years later. The umpire called him out if the fielders caught the ball in their bare hands, either in the air or after one bounce. His uniform was all wool -- even the hat -- and hot. His wooden-soled shoes made running the bases slippery.

Clark County History: Base ball

Sports photographers missed capturing the initial 1867 baseball game at Fort Vancouver. This unidentified Sherman Club striker (batter) was caught on camera during a vintage game replay about 150 years later. The umpire called him out if the fielders caught the ball in their bare hands, either in the air or after one bounce. His uniform was all wool -- even the hat -- and hot. His wooden-soled shoes made running the bases slippery.

August 21, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

More than two decades after the first baseball game at New Jersey’s Elysian Fields, a faceoff between townies and soldiers was the first recorded ball game in Clark County. In mid-May 1867, two clubs met on the green: Vancouver’s Occidental Base Ball Club and Fort Vancouver soldiers of the Sherman… Read story

Strawberry plants and fruits growing in garden.

Gardening with Allen: How to start a strawberry bed

Strawberry plants and fruits growing in garden.

August 20, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

My strawberry bed has become so crowded with plants that it is no longer producing much fruit. Is this a good time to start a new bed? Read story

Energy Adviser: Adding insulation to older homes can pay off

August 20, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Owning an older home is a lot like owning an older vehicle, while it doesn’t have the features or comforts of its modern counterparts, the right upgrades can make it perform better than it did the day it was built. Read story

Morgan Greco, a 16-year-old Camas High School student, was named Miss America's Outstanding Teen on Aug. 12 in Dallas.

Camas 16-year-old wins Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

Morgan Greco, a 16-year-old Camas High School student, was named Miss America's Outstanding Teen on Aug. 12 in Dallas.

August 19, 2022, 4:07pm Clark County Life

Morgan Greco vividly remembers the moment the crown was hers. She stood at the helm of a silent stage, with 50 other young women standing behind her. The nerves she felt were unmatched. She clutched hands with the other final competitor, Miss D.C., awaiting the final reveal. Read story

From left: The Casino Cooler, Gin and Juice, Cactus Ass Kick and Mule Kick are among the drinks you can order late at night at ilani's Tom's Urban.

It’s (almost) never too late for a bite in Clark County

From left: The Casino Cooler, Gin and Juice, Cactus Ass Kick and Mule Kick are among the drinks you can order late at night at ilani's Tom's Urban.

August 19, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Crowds rushing to see Sammy Hagar at the amphitheater in Ridgefield or Lizzo at the Moda Center in Portland all run into the same post-show dilemma: Where can I go to eat and drink late at night in Clark County? Read story

Clark County health inspections, Aug. 9-16

August 19, 2022, 5:55am 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

Clark County Fair results, Aug. 14

August 18, 2022, 5:01pm Clark County Life

The Columbian will publish Clark County Fair results online as they are received. For more results and coverage of the Clark County Fair, visit www.columbian.com/news/tag/clark-county-fair/. AG/ED AG/ED Award Agriculture & Education Winner 4H/Grange Sheep Barn Educational Display Winner Don Kemper Blacksmith 4H Dogs Jr. Rally Novice B Champion Kenzy Buls,… Read story

Jessica Chan, pictured with her dog Sumo, is the founder of NMV Pop-Local. It showcases a variety of mostly locally made products, such as clothes, soaps, jewelry, artwork and baked goods.

Clark County Fair results, Aug. 13

August 17, 2022, 2:35pm Clark County Life

The Columbian will publish Clark County Fair results online as they are received. For more results and coverage of the Clark County Fair, visit www.columbian.com/news/tag/clark-county-fair/. AG/ED AG/ED Award Agriculture & Education Winner Open Class Dairy Goats Educational Display Winner Open Class Astrophotography Display Special Education Award Pirate’s Parrot Live Bird… Read story