Elementary school named for national award

Rock Island Elementary was chosen as a “Bright Spot School” by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, in recognition of their third-grade reading program, one of only 12 schools nationwide, and the only Washington school to be selected.
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Man who fell into Rock Island pond dies

John W. Brent, the 63-year-old Rock Island man who fell into a Rock Island pond on May 26, has died.
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Obituaries printed in the June 2 issue of the Empire Press.
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Obituaries

Obituaries printed in the May 26, 2011 issue of the Empire Press
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Letters to the editor

Occasionally I am awed by the power some individuals confer to me. I realize I can be a pest at times but I really cannot work miracles.
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Blue Ribbon community celebration at Rock Island

Rock Island Elementary School has accomplished a lot of positive things over the past couple of years, so not long ago, members of the school’s administration thought, why not brag about them a little bit?
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College life

College accomplishments by Douglas County residents
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Spring green at Rock Island

Golfers play the back nine at Rock Island Golf Course on April 13, putting out on the 157-yard 12th hole with a view of the manmade lake and waterfowl swimming by.
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Obituaries

Obituaries published in the April 21 edition of the Empire Press.
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Collaboration results in a mural for Rock Island

At the beginning of this school year, Rock Island Elementary School had a kiln sitting in one of its storage rooms that it had to get rid of. Soon, word of the situation reached Eastmont High School art teacher Terry Valdez, who, coincidentally, was in need of a kiln for his classes.
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