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Elma apartment fire displaces five families

Apr 17, 2015 11:36am

Six residential units were destroyed on Thursday when an Elma apartment complex caught fire shortly after 4 p.m.

Two units were destroyed completely by the fire and the other four units were...

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( Vidette File Photo) Montesano City Councilwoman Marisa Salzer is sworn in by city Senior Deputy Clerk Kim Schankel, while Brenda House, a certified sign language interpreter, signs the oath to Salzer in 2013.

Salzer resigns from Monte city council

Updated: Mar 19, 2015 11:18am

Montesano City Councilwoman Marisa Salzer resigned abruptly on Tuesday, March 11, citing harassment and unfair treatment, both of which the city contests.

In a letter of resignation sent to...

Monte city attorney announces August resignation

Updated: Mar 11, 2015 1:29pm

The City of Montesano soon will begin the significant task of finding a new city attorney, and hopefully bringing that new legal representation on by Aug.31, the day current City Attorney Dan...

David Haerle | The Vidette City of Montesano employee Ashlee Sund pets Bella the cat while talking to a utilities customer on the phone last week in City Hall.

Monte City Hall home to adopted city kitty

Mar 05, 2015 12:32pm

The Vidette has learned that the City of Montesano has a special kitty, unbeknownst to many citizens.

Oh, not the kind of kitty they might use to fund wild parties, junkets or the like. It’s...

County budget woes frustrate department heads and commissioners

Mar 05, 2015 12:33pm

How thin can a department’s budget get before the department ceases to exist? That was the sentiment of department heads at the county’s budget meeting on Feb. 25.

All three commissioners...

County Commissioners perturbed by union stipulation

Updated: Mar 11, 2015 1:31pm

It wasn’t so much cost, or quality of candidates or personnel, or any other typical issue that gave pause to County Commissioners when they approved recent personnel changes at the District Court...

Oakville Timberland Library to close 3 weeks for upgrades

Mar 05, 2015 12:40pm

The Oakville Timberland Library will close for facility improvements starting Tuesday, March 10, with plans to reopen Thursday, April 2.

Patrons who have requested books or other library...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette) Sue Shultz was sworn in as Elma’s police chief before the city council on Feb. 17. She officially began work on Feb. 9.

Communication is key for Elma’s new police chief

Updated: Feb 26, 2015 5:18pm

A career that began as a position at a correctional facility in another county, eventually led Susan Shultz to Elma where she was sworn in as police chief on Feb. 17.

Taking the helm of the...

Parcel purchase could make county forestry department whole

Feb 26, 2015 11:36am

While tough times are falling on the general fund budget, the County Commissioners approved the purchase of a parcel of timberland for the county forestry department on Monday, Feb. 23.


Elma fire engine bails out Cosmopolis

Feb 26, 2015 12:03pm

The cities of Elma and Cosmopolis are nearing a deal for the sale of an Elma fire truck to the Cosmopolis Fire Department.

The Cosmopolis City Council approved the purchase for up to $20,000...

Third Zillyette trial set for May

Feb 26, 2015 11:38am

By Jake Schild

The Daily World

Brenda Zillyette, accused of providing a fatal dose of prescription drugs to an 18-year-old Elma man, will face trial on May 5 in Superior Court — the...