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This picnic from 1893 was held at a place called “Little Rock” featuring the Medcalf, Schofield, Byles and Jennings families, among others.

Pages of the Past

Jul 17, 2014 10:30am

120 Years Ago

July 20, 1894

The Satsop Mercantile and Creamery sent overland, by wagon, 7,000 pounds of butter and cheese to Olympia for the Sound markets Monday. It required three...

Death Notices

Jul 17, 2014 10:30am

Emit Boyd

Former Grays Harbor resident Emit C. Boyd, died May 22, in Las Vegas.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, at the...

Support Svoboda for prosecutor

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 2:32pm

Katie Svaboda is serving us as a Prosecuting Attorney. She is doing a good job. Stew Menefee says so, Gerald Fuller says so. There is an attorney who really wants to be a Superior Court judge but...

A whole lot of tax money is going uncollected

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 2:14pm

One wouldn’t have to delve too deeply into the writing I produce to know I am not a fan of taxes. Well, some taxes anyway.

We, as residents here in Washington state, have a covenant with the...

Why won’t candidates declare their real party?

Jul 17, 2014 2:15pm

Dear Editor;

Many local candidates for political office are opting for vague party designations. What does NP mean? Does it mean “Non Partisan” as in unwilling to reveal the identity of...

Vote against creation of new hospital district

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 2:31pm

I think that every single resident of Grays Harbor County will agree with me when I say, “we really want to keep our hospital a thriving first class medical facility.” That being said, the...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette The sun sends up a light flare off this 1947 Ford four-door deluxe owned by Jack Williams of Shelton at the Rods and Rides car show, part of the annual Bear Festival on Saturday.

Celebrating the 55th annual McCleary Bear Festival

Jul 16, 2014 12:02pm

Thousands of people packed the streets of McCleary in gorgeous weather on Saturday for the annual parade and bear stew. Organizers say it’s the second year in a row that the stew has been made...

Coach Hill fuming mad at Elma School Board for lack of grandstands plan

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 5:03pm

Maybe Elma High School’s football team won’t be playing its home games at Davis Field after all.

During a sometimes-contentious meeting in a packed meeting room, the Elma School Board...

Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Blotter

Jul 16, 2014 11:52am

This police blotter is made up of reports made available by the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information on crimes, including burglaries and vehicle prowls, should call (360) 249-...

Sports Column: Where was Coach Hill when we needed him?

Jul 16, 2014 11:55am

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a sports column, and I’ve written hundreds.

I’ve been in the newspaper business for about three decades, with about 10 years as sports editor and...