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Steven Friederich | The Vidette Raspberries are ready for the picking on this bush in Montesano taken on July 28.

Tip for berry pickers

Jul 31, 2014 10:30am

By Don Tapio

For The Vidette

It’s that time of year when the rural landscape throughout our coastal area is filled with a variety of plants sporting colorful berries. Although most of...

Monte Schools approve budget, add a math teacher

Jul 31, 2014 10:30am

The Montesano School Board approved its 2014-15 budget last week, planning on both a slight uptick in enrollment and revenue.

The 2014-15 budget calls for $12,894,117 in expenditures, with $...

Elma to play 2014 varsity football home games in Aberdeen

Jul 31, 2014 10:30am

ELMA — Elma High School’s varsity football team will now play its four 2014 home games at Stewart Field in Aberdeen.

At its regular meeting Wednesday night, the Elma School Board reversed a...

Wagging dog tails helps kids tell tales

Jul 30, 2014 1:05pm

Have you ever talked to a dog?

Give them a command and they’ll follow instructions — if they’re trained properly. But, have a conversation with a dog and it just ends up being therapeutic....

Montesano cross country runner Baylee Roble competed in the the Suncorp Bank 5.7K Challenge as part of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon in Gold Coast, Australia. Roble finished 126 out of more than 3,300 competitors.

Running down under: Monte cross county athlete competes in Australia

Jul 30, 2014 1:13pm

When Baylee Roble first got the letter telling her about the opportunity to compete on another continent, she was skeptical. Surely, it was a scam. Any offer for a freshman in high school to take...

(Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World)  Austin Kerrigan , of Aberdeen, enters the track before a qualifying heat on Saturday during the Northwest Modified Nationals at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma.

Kerrigan tests his skills against region’s best modified drivers

Jul 30, 2014 1:02pm

ELMA — Austin Kerrigan picked a great time to gain some experience on track this past weekend.

The 18-year-old Aberdeen driver, already a three-year veteran at Grays Harbor Raceway,...

Records show how McCleary might cut services in the future

Jul 30, 2014 1:12pm

If McCleary voters approve both property tax measures, then it will solve all of the city’s current financial problems for at least the next year.

However, it won’t restore services already...

Car show fun for all, rain or shine

Jul 30, 2014 1:01pm

Despite gray clouds and the constant threat of rain, more than 180 participants braved the weather to take part in the 12th annual Historic Montesano Car Show on Saturday.

“Considering the...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Lanny Foss, left, accepts a plaque from Montesano Mayor Ken Estes last week.

Monte Street Task Force chairman honored

Updated: Jul 30, 2014 1:56pm

Montesano Mayor Ken Estes recognized the efforts of Street Task force chairman Lanny Foss at last week’s City Council meeting.

“During the summer of 2012 and 2013, he walked nearly every...

What does it look like our potato plants are growing… tomatoes?

Jul 30, 2014 1:03pm

Potatoes are now the most important vegetable in the world, and, not surprisingly, America’s favorite vegetable. We eat 147.8 pounds per person per year — as baked potatoes, fries, hash browns and...