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The Elma FFA delegation at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 25-31, 2015. The students represented Washington State FFA as the state champions in poultry evaluation, dairy cattle management, dairy handler and agricultural communications. From left, back row, Logan Zepp, Tara Frame, Rylie Mansuetti, Morgan Jump, Hannah Hartley, Morgan Rockey, Haley Goodwin, Paige Kershaw, Emily Rockey, Kortney Bailey, and Emily Kershaw; front row, Aidan Troy, Dave Downing, Jacob Perez, Nate Mueller, Mickey Velasco and Aaron Bultman.

Elma FFA competes at Kentucky convention

Nov 26, 2015 8:30am

The Elma High School FFA recently sent 17 students to Louisville, Ky,. to compete at the national FFA convention in three different Career Development Events (CDE).

The students competed in...

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(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...

Brittany Kingery, and Elma High School graduate and former McCleary resident, recently won three international music awards from the Trop Rock Music Association.

Former McCleary resident wins international awards

Nov 26, 2015 8:30am

Former McCleary resident and Elma High School graduate Brittany Kingery recently won three international music awards at the Trop Rock Music Awards ceremony.

Kingery was named Female...

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...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  McCleary City Councilman and mayor pro tem Brent Schiller, right, addresses the Elma City Council and officials as public comment during its meeting on Nov. 16. Schiller was asking to consider combining police departments.

Elma agrees to discuss combining police services with McCleary

Nov 19, 2015 2:23pm

The Elma City Council on Monday, Nov. 16, agreed to allow discussions about combining police services with the City of McCleary, following a request by McCleary City Councilman and mayor pro tem...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Led by McCleary city clerk Wendy Collins, Brenda Orffer swears in following her appointment Position 1 of the McCleary City Council.

Orffer appointed to McCleary council

Nov 19, 2015 2:22pm

Brenda Orffer was appointed to the McCleary City Council on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Orffer, the director of member services for Washington Healthcare Association, was appointed to fill a vacancy...

OPINION: Shop Local — Create some jobs for Christmas

Nov 19, 2015 2:03pm

It’s better to give than to receive, says the timeless adage. By shopping locally for Christmas, you can keep this holiday spirit alive. You may have more of an impact on our community’s economic...