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(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Linda Thompson of McCleary is a longtime volunteer with the McCleary Museum and the McCleary Timberland Library.

Thompson hopes to impact corner of Grays Harbor County

Jul 21, 2016 1:30am

It’s been a nomadic life for Linda Thompson, but the City of McCleary lucked out when Thompson decided the little town of about 1,600 would be her home.

Thompson, 70, started her life in...

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Bizarre series of incidents includes robbery, two car thefts and one suspect

May 25, 2016 11:25am

Elma police are looking for a man they believe robbed a woman who befriended him on May 20 then stole two vehicles, all in the space of an hour.

Police say the bizarre series of incidents...

Tourists to Monte could see free Wi-Fi in July

May 19, 2016 10:30am

The City of Montesano soon hopes to have free Wi-Fi available downtown.

The city council unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and Five Star Dealerships...

Courtesy photo provided by Tiffany Peek  At right, Tiffany Peek, a captain of the East County Relay for Life  Hoofin' it for Health team, poses for a picture with her step-father Michael Coleman during the 2013 Relay for Life. Coleman died of cancer in 2014.

East County relay sporting entertainment

May 19, 2016 1:30am

Relay for Life can be an emotional experience, with cancer survivors and those still struggling, and the community in general coming together to support each other while also taking time to...

Panhandle Lake not just for 4-H

May 19, 2016 10:30am

Surrounded by acres of forest, Les Bolton’s new office has an incredible view of open sky, towering trees and a glimmering lake. Occasionally, Bolton’s work is interrupted by a lovely green and...

Stephanie Morton | The Vidette  Ladies who lunch: Board vice president Barbara Roble (left) and board president Virginia Nelson at the soft opening of the Montesano Community Center.

Monte Community Center opens in new location

May 19, 2016 10:30am

A baked potato bar, with all the fixings, was on the menu at the Montesano Community Center’s soft opening. While the official grand opening will be sometime in the near future, about 64 people...

Stephanie Morton | The Vidette  Friends and family gathered at the Elma Little League fields to remember Brycen "Rusty" Rustemeyer on May 13. About 500 orange balloons were sent aloft in tribute, messages of love written on them.

Community gathers to remember Rustemeyer

May 19, 2016 10:30am

The Elma Little League field was awash in a sea of orange and blue shirts, emblazoned with the numbers “22” and “52” in tribute to Brycen “Rusty” Rustemeyer, who died of leukemia last week at the...

Stephanie Morton | The Vidette  Natalia Horton, a fourth grader from Satsop Elementary, plops sticky oatmeal on her principal, Marsha Hendrick. The students paid one dollar for every cup of oatmeal dropped on Hendrick as part of a fundraiser for Relay for Life.

Satsop School’s Mini Relay for Life raises money and awareness

May 19, 2016 10:30am

To help raise money for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society, principal and superintendent of Satsop Elementary, Marsha Hendrick donned a pair of goggles.

This year, at the school’...

Sales tax increase proposal headed to August ballots

May 12, 2016 10:30am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners approved sending a sales and use tax of .03 percent to ballots for voter approval.

Also referred to as the three-tenths of 1 percent sales tax, the...

Elma Police Levy goes to voters in August

May 12, 2016 10:30am

The City of Elma will again ask voters to approve a levy to fund the police department. Last year, a similar levy was approved by the citizens of Elma and provided $250,000 in funding for the...

Friends and family remember Mark Lyle

May 12, 2016 8:30am

Mark Lyle, a 1975 graduate of Montesano High School, was a pretty big deal in the NHRA Division 6 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. He held the prestigious position of chief starter and was one of...