Honoring Chuck Higgins

April 3, 1964 — Jan. 8, 2023 Charles “Chuck” Leroy Higgins, 58, of Astoria, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 8 of cardiac arrest. Chuck was born on April 3, 1964, in Amarillo, Texas, to Larry Higgins and Marilyn (Rose) Blevins. His family moved to Union City, Indiana, in 1964, when Chuck was just 3 months old. He, along with his …

2022 Oregon Scandinavian of the Year

Nordic Northwest named Janet Lien Bowler Oregon Scandinavian of the Year at the 2022 Scan Fair held in Convention Center in Portland last December. Bowler was honored for “celebrating and communicating Nordic culture and community” via social media and her work with the websites for Astoria Nordic Heritage Park and Astoria Scan Fest.