Publication features local memories — including Pete Ritters boxing career

first_imgWhat: Clark County Historical Society’s Authors’ Party and membership meeting. Museum director Susan Tissot will discuss the museum’s past year and preview 2012. “Clark County History 2010” will be available free for members, $14 for nonmembers.When: 5 p.m. Thursday. Membership meeting begins at 6 p.m.Where: 1511 Main St., Vancouver.Information: 360-993-5679 or Clark County Historical Museum.Everybody Has a Story:’Mighty Mauler’ lost fighting spirit after friend’s death in ringHoward Gingold brought a newcomer’s fresh eye and a professional’s seasoned skills to Clark County and its history.“I just like to tell good stories,” he said. “If it’s not a good story, I’m not interested.”Gingold spent decades chasing good stories. The Los Angeles native worked in newspapers and television news as a reporter, writer, producer and CBS bureau chief. Then, a few years ago, he retired to Vancouver with his wife, Fayma Goldman, after the couple’s son moved to Battle Ground.Fayma started volunteering at the Clark County Historical Museum and eventually asked museum director Susan Tissot if there might be any tasks for her husband — an inveterate storyteller with too much time on his newly unbusy hands.Tissot quickly realized what an asset she’d have in Gingold, and made him editor of “Clark County History,” the annual journal published by the county historical society, which also operates the museum. Tissot said Gingold — and designer Jane Leonard, another recent volunteer recruit — have brought a new level of professionalism to the publication, which started up in 1960 but went on hiatus for a few years as longtime volunteers grew old and fell away.last_img read more