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Montesano man said to be ISIS supporter, faces federal charges for illegal guns possession

Feb 08, 2016 5:18pm

A Montesano man who allegedly told a federal undercover officer that he wanted to join Islamic State group fighters in the Middle East and help them get firearms has been arrested and federally...

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17th United Way Black & White Gala set for Jan. 30

Jan 07, 2016 8:00am

Tickets for the 17th annual United Way of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties Black and White Gala now are available.

The event, to be held on Jan. 30 at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino,...

(Photo courtesy of Tom Frederiksen) An Aberdeen teenager's reckless-driving spree caused the derailment of six train cars just east of Montesano late Monday night. The driver was booked into Grays Harbor County Jail and faces several charges including malicious injury to railroad property, a class B felony.

Alleged reckless-driving spree causes train derailment

Jan 07, 2016 8:30am

An Aberdeen man is facing a felony charge and several misdemeanor charges after his alleged reckless-driving spree on Dec. 28 caused the derailment of six empty train cars east of Montesano.

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GHC Foundation accepting scholarship apps

Jan 07, 2016 8:30am

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is offering opportunities to support Grays Harbor students in their post-secondary education.

From Jan. 4 through March 15, the foundation is accepting...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette) Pick-Rite Thriftway’s shopping cart float rolls down Main Street in Montesano during the annual Festival of Lights parade on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Thriftway at 2015 Festival of Lights

Jan 06, 2016 10:03am

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette)

Pick-Rite Thriftway’s shopping cart float rolls down Main Street in Montesano during the annual Festival of Lights parade on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Reception for newly elected Monte leaders set for Jan. 12

Updated: Jan 06, 2016 1:57pm

A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at City Hall before the city council meeting at 7 p.m.

Mayor-elect Vini Samuel will be sworn in during the council meeting. Samuel...

Monte dinged by auditor for federal funding issue

Dec 31, 2015 12:08pm

The City of Montesano has received a new federal audit finding on its already published 2012-2013 audit. The State Auditor’s office republished the audit report and findings on Dec. 21.

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(Corey Morris | The Vidette) Retired honor guard and VFW Post 2455 member Herb Beck recently received this 40-year-pin from the post.

Monte’s Beck honored with VFW 40-year pin

Dec 31, 2015 12:09pm

When asked why he had enlisted in the Army in 1951, Herb Beck of Montesano offered a logical and understated answer.

”My number was up in the draft, so I figured maybe that way I’d get a...

Department of Transportation photo A Washington State Department of Transportation representative discusses the Schouweiler Road intersection project with some local residents at an open house at the Elma High School commons on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Three options discussed for Schouweiler intersection

Dec 31, 2015 12:10pm

The Washington State Department of Transportation held an open house at the Elma High School commons on Wednesday, Dec. 16 to get public feedback about options being considered to reduce the...

Commissioners hear property value concerns from Cosi superintendent

Dec 31, 2015 12:10pm

Cosmopolis School District Superintendent Cherie Patterson addressed the Grays Harbor County commissioners during the public comment portion of an afternoon meeting on Monday, Dec. 21, regarding a...

First Day Hike at Lake Sylvia on New Year’s Day

Dec 31, 2015 12:12pm

Lighthouse, Lake Sylvia, to host ‘First Day Hikes’

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the first day of 2016 with First Day Hikes taking...