Community event returns to in-person activities for the first time in two years
For the first time in two years, area residents had the opportunity to participate in a full schedule of events as part of the annual Planters Days celebration this weekend. The 100th anniversary of Planters Days took place Thursday-through-Sunday
The theme for this year’s event was, “Celebrating 100 years of community.’’
Clark County Today reporter Paul Valencia and photographer Mike Schultz attended Thursday’s events and provided this report and video. Schultz also offered a number of photographs from a number of other activities throughout the weekend.
- ‘Ready to go’: State prepares to collect, invest funds for WA Cares programWashington state prepares to collect and invest funds for its new long-term care insurance program, WA Cares, with premiums set to be deducted from paychecks starting July 1 and benefits beginning in 2026, offering a potential lifetime benefit of $36,500 for in-home nursing care.
- Opinion: WA Cares investment meeting talks money, mentions renewed websiteThe state’s long-term care fund, WA Cares, has already spent a significant amount of money and offers limited benefits to workers, highlighting concerns about its effectiveness and potential drawbacks. Elizabeth Hovde of the Washington Policy Center provides some of the meeting’s highlights.
- Vancouver garage fire sends adult male to burn center with serious injuriesAn adult male sustains serious injuries in a Vancouver garage fire, which was contained by firefighters, while the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
- Opinion: Let’s eliminate light rail and tolling from the I-5 Bridge replacement at the same timeEditor Ken Vance shares changes to elements of the proposed project that he believes many Southwest Washington residents would support.
- King’s Way Christian football: The new Rule is all about Knight VisionAfter decades as an assistant football coach in Oregon and then at Camas, Dale Rule is taking over as the head coach at Vancouver’s King’s Way Christian
- Seton Catholic football: Dan Chase called to return to coaching and teachingA vice principal at the Seton Catholic, former football coach Dan Chase is returning to the field, and the classroom, in order to develop a stronger program
- Former criminals deemed ‘marginalized’ under Washington state worker trainingThe interview panel for new Washington state employees must undergo anti-bias training and the job candidate will be subject to questions regarding anti-racism and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.