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(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette) East County Food Bowl organizers pose for a photo with the trophy, from left (back row) Montesano’s Jordan Spradlin, Kasie Kloempken and Carlee Cavanaugh and Elma’s Morgan Rockey, Paige Kershaw, Aidan Troy, Kortney Bailey and Tahni McGaughy, (front row) Montesano’s Logan Truax, Brooke Whitsell, Keilani Backholm and Madelyn Prall and Elma’s Haley Goodwin, Amia Brown and Angelina Morales.

East County food bowl heating up for December

Nov 26, 2015 8:00am

The Vidette

Montesano and Elma high schools are keeping the rivalry alive through an annual event with altruistic aims. The competitive spirit will heat up next month, again providing one...

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Billy Frank receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Nov 26, 2015 8:30am

TAHOLAH — Billy Frank Jr., the late Nisqually tribal leader, has been named as one of 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The awards will be presented at the White House on...

(Montesano Chamber photo) David and Gloria Edwards received the Environmental Stewardship Award from the Montesano Chamber of Commerce and the Washington State University Extension during the annual Farm City Dinner on Nov. 7.

Ag community honored during Farm City Dinner

Nov 26, 2015 8:30am

Members of the agricultural community were honored Nov. 7 during the annual Montesano Chamber of Commerce Farm City Dinner.

David and Gloria Edwards received the Environmental Stewardship...

Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World Grays Harbor County Commissioner Wes Cormier is pictured outside his office in the Grays Harbor County Administrative building on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 in Montesano.

Cormier announces re-election bid for commission

Nov 26, 2015 8:30am

Wes Cormier, just finishing the third year of his first term as a Grays Harbor County commissioner, announced Thursday that he is running for re-election next fall.

“I’ll be running on my...

November brings parent conferences at Satsop School

Nov 26, 2015 8:30am

During October Satsop School students sold items for the annual fundraiser. They are always excited about the prizes they receive from the company for selling things, and the staff is excited...

Caidon Eilertsen and Jesse Gagne receive bicycle safety instruction from Elma FFA member David Downing during the FFA Bicycle Rodeo as part of the Summit Pacific Medical Center Wellness Fair on Oct. 17.

Elma FFA bike rodeo had lasting effect

Nov 26, 2015 8:30am

The Elma FFA hosted a bicycle rodeo during the Summit Pacific Medical Center Wellness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The rodeo aimed to teach bicycle safety to elementary students in Elma and...

Attempted burglary in Elma leads to altercation with deputy

Nov 26, 2015 10:30am

An Elma man is facing multiple charges following an attempted burglary and assault and an altercation with the responding deputy from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s...

Monte, Elma, McCleary take 1-percent increase; Oakville decision tabbed for Nov. 23

Nov 26, 2015 10:30am

The cities of Montesano, Elma and McCleary have approved a 1-percent property tax increase, as allowed by state law. Oakville was set to consider a similar ordinance on Monday.

Elma and...

Commissioners pay off old interfund loan; funding increased for culvert grant writing

Updated: Nov 24, 2015 10:41am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners paid off an interfund loan from 2012 on Monday, Nov. 23, and also approved expanding a contract for grant writing to pay for proposed culvert projects.


(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Grays Harbor County elections administrator Buffy Hatcher, left, and county Auditor Vern Spatz pose for a photo before Spatz collected the ballot drop boxes on election night, Nov. 3. Hatcher has announced she will resign at the end of November.

Financial strain impacting auditor’s office, elections admin resigns

Nov 19, 2015 1:59pm

In about two years time, Grays Harbor County has cycled through four elections administrators. The current elections administrator, Buffy Hatcher, has announced she will leave the position on Nov...

Elma Middle School’s honor roll announced

Nov 19, 2015 2:23pm

Elma Middle School first-quarter honor roll

Seventh-Grade: 3.3 or higher gpa — Kayla Aho, Sage Ainsworth, Evan Arnold, Kyla Bailey, Eli Bell, Gavin...