Vernonia Schools Creates a Positive Learning Environment

            Schools in rural towns can offer a number of benefits to students, such as modest enrollment numbers and tight-knit, supportive communities. The Vernonia School District, a small district of around 600 students, has been creative in developing unique opportunities for students to learn, grow and succeed. Situated on the edge of the Oregon Coast Range and surrounded by trees,

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Vernonia Added to Enterprise Zone

The City of Vernonia has been added to the South Columbia County Enterprise Zone. Working with the Columbia County Economic Team (CCET) in the spring of 2014, the City of Vernonia successfully applied for the expansion of the zone to include Vernonia. Traditionally a community of commuters and blue collar workers, Vernonia is seeing a an increase in the manufacturing

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Student Art takes center stage at the annual Jr. Salmon Auction


            Each spring the Vernonia Hands On Art Center, the local non-profit arts and culture support group, presents their annual Jr. Salmon Auction. A fundraiser for the Vernonia Schools arts programs, the auction features the amazing salmon creations of Vernonia art students. The students are supplied with blank pressboard salmon on which to craft their own unique visions. In addition

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Right Mate – Let’s Play Futbol!


“Right, Mate—Let’s Play Futball!”               “Grab that gear from the boot!”                 “Right, once around the grid you go!”                 “Your not telling us any porkies, are ya?”                 “That was a brilliant, Riri!”             Those were some of the strange phrases heard on the Vernonia school field a few weeks ago, as the Vernonia Soccer Club (VSC) spent

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