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(Corey Morris | The Vidette) A columbarium and flag pavilion are being planned for the Wynooche Cemetery. While city officials are ready to move forward with the project, the city council asked for more information before it would approve.

Monte pays off building loan; cemetery plans paused

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

The Montesano City Council took on several issues during its June 23 meeting, including approving the final payment of a more than $1 million loan and discussing proposed upgrades to the cemetery...

Elma’s Derik Meadows records a base hit during Elma’s title-clinching win over Larch Mountain in the Washington Little League District 3 9-10 Tournament of Champions on July 2 at 10th Street Park.

Elma wins 9-10 Little League TOC tourney

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

The Vidette

East Grays Harbor County was well represented at the two Washington Little League District 3 Tournaments of Champions last week. Montesano and Elma each fielded a team in both...

(Vidette file photo) Cathy Colley serves up bear stew to Otis Leathers, who was the first in line to get the stew during the 2014 McCleary Bear Festival.

56th annual McCleary Bear Festival on tap

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

Music, parades, softball tournaments and bear stew — the McCleary Bear Festival returns with three days of events this weekend.

The parade will take place at noon on Saturday, July 11. The...

(The Vidette) The Chehalis River is seen just off the trail at the Chehalis River Surge Plain Natural Area preserve off of Preachers Slough Road, southwest of Montesano.

14-year-old drowns in Chehalis River near Porter

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

A 14-year-old boy drowned in the Chehalis River near South Bank Road south of Porter on Monday night while swimming with his brothers near their home, according to the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette) Montesano High School graduate Jacob Izatt displays the bronze medal he won at the 2015 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.

Monte grad takes home national SkillsUSA medal

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

Technical education students from throughout Grays Harbor County recently traveled to participate in the 2015 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.

The June...

United Way honors PUD

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

The Grays Harbor PUD has been recognized by the United Way of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties as the 2015 Business of the Year.

The award was presented to the PUD at the United Way’s 57th...

Public records: Montesano Police blotter, July 9

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

June 3

Citizen dispute. 400 block S. 4th St. 9:31 p.m. Reporting party advised of yelling at the location. Upon arrival, responding officer could hear yelling coming from inside the...

Public records: Sheriff’s Log, July 9

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

May 28

Controlled substance/possession. First block Willis Road, Montesano. 2:10 p.m. Deputy en route to location with Drug Task Force for a Violation of the Uniformed Controlled Substance...

I didn’t need to fear cataract surgery

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

Fear can be a protective emotion. Consider countless things that could harm us if we didn’t have a “healthy” fear of them: sticking a hand in the fire, crossing a busy street with our eyes closed...

Pages of the Past, July 9

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

120 Years Ago

July 12, 1895

Judge Cochran, of Aberdeen, while looking after the interests of a client, spent several hours fly fishing for trout. He handles the rod with the dexterity...