The annual Elks Fishing Frolic is Saturday at Lake Sacajawea. Kids 14 and under are invited to come by Martin’s Dock starting at 8 am. There will be prizes in different age groups with several catagories like most fish, most different varieties of fish and biggest fish.
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The Rainier Road Race is coming up on Sunday, part of the Oregon Cup Series. The 16 mile loop features 730 feet of climbing and beautiful Columbia County scenery. This stop features the Oregon women’s road race state championships and part of the Oregon Women’s Prestige Series, but it also features men’s bicycle racers in various categories. The start and finish is at Rainier High School and the action begins Sunday morning at 10 am.
He was known to many as P3. The popular fourth generation OBGYN will be remembered in a service on Saturday. The memorial service for Doctor Phillip Henderson will be at 2 pm tomorrow at the Cowlitz County Expo Center. Many folks in the community are still trying to deal with the news of his death a week ago. There are generations of parents and babies who came to love and respect Henderson. Many of those fond memories will be shared at what should be a large crowd for his service. Another way locals will have a chance to show respect is by a large community photograph that is planned on Sunday at 2 pm. Former P3 patient Andrea Baker came up with idea and plenty of others have put it in motion including Kay Bridgewater, Jodi Kirkpatrick and Jim Clary. Patients, colleagues, family members and friends are encouraged to come to the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds on Sunday to pose for a photograph that will be given to the Henderson family. The sheer size will put into perspective the impact that Dr. Henderson had on this community. The crane will be provided by JH Kelly and photographer Jimmy Hickey will provide his talent. As the crane and camera lens looks down on the many people Dr. Henderson touched, P3 will also be looking down with a smile as well.
A Kelso woman was arrested last night after she was found prowling the home of her ex-boyfriend. Neighbors in the 200 block of SW 6th Avenue called authorities just before 11 pm last night when they witnessed someone entering a home across the street. The caller informed officers that it could be the girlfriend who was involved in a prior domestic dispute with the resident, where she allegedly stabbed the boyfriend. Police found some blood on the front porch and the kitchen when they arrived, possibly from cuts when the suspect broke a window for entry. Police arrested 32-year-old Amy Erceg at the scene, and after a brief stop at St. John Medical Center to treat cuts, she was taken to the Cowlitz County Jail. Erceg was booked on second degree assault, domestic violence and 3rd degree malicious mischief. She remains in jail pending her first court appearance.
One of the oldest community celebrations in Washington gets underway today. Planters Day in Woodland has been going on since 1922. The party starts at 3 pm Thursday with the carnival at Horseshoe Lake Park, followed by the kids parade at 5 pm, the Queen’s Coronation at 5 pm and fireworks at 10 pm. The fins continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Longview Police Street Crimes Unit continues to try and battle the drug problems on our streets. The LPSCU made two arrests yesterday. Fred Burr, 45, and Amy Ware, 43, were arrested yesterday with each charged with three counts of delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school zone.
A motorist going over the Harry Morgan Bridge reported that a man was on the outside railing, appearing as if he was going to jump. Deputies arrived on the scene just before 5 pm but couldn’t find anyone. The case was turned over to the Washington State Patrol.
A 12-year-old boy was taken into juvenile custody after a joy ride turned into a crash on Lewis River Road last night. A resident in the 1700 block of Lewis River Road called deputies and reported that a Gold Suburban hit a parked SUV around 9:30 pm. The caller informed deputies that this was not an isolated incident and the mother of the boy continually lets him drive. There were no injuries in the crash. The investigation into the matter continues.
Longview Police are thanking the citizens who helped in the arrest of a suspect in a recent robbery attempt. Last week LPD sent out a press release requesting assistance in identifying the suspect who tried to rob the Minit Shop at 38th and Ocean Beach Highway on May 6th. As a result of the info received from the public, Jason Hargand, 35, was identified and located. He was arrested without incident on Monday and fill face charges of 2nd degree robbery.
The man killed Sunday night when he was hit by a train near Castle Rock is being identified as Phillip Matthew Hix, 31, a local transient. County Coroner tim Davidson released autopsy results on Hix yesterday afternoon, reporting that he died from blunt force injuries to his head, neck and chest. His body was found at about 7:15 pm Sunday night, after the crew on a northbound Amtrak train reported that they’d hit someone in the area of Cowlitz View Drive near Castle Rock. The train was traveling at almost 70 miles an hour when Hix was hit; they also report hitting their brakes and blowing their horn prior to the collision. Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office and Amtrak are still going over video from the train, to try and determine if Hix intentionally stepped in front of the train. Toxicology tests are also being done, to see if he may have been impaired. It’s reported that Hix has family in Idaho, and local authorities were able to make contact with those people yesterday morning.