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Brendan Carl | The Vidette Elma and Montesano High School students pose for a picture moments before the presentation of the Food Bowl trophy on Tuesday. Montesano won the competition for the fourth straight year. The Monte Food Bowl team collected 14,940 pounds of canned items and $31,501.14 for a grand total of 77,942.28 pounds of food. Elma students collected 14,220 pounds of canned items and $20,627.68 for a total of 55,475.36 of food. While the amount of pounds of canned goods were up for Elma, pounds for Monte and dollars from both schools were down. The two schools conducted several events from Dec. 5-16 in order to collect funds and food that will all be donated to the four East County food banks.

Monte wins Food Bowl again

Dec 19, 2014 11:15am

Elma and Montesano High School students pose for a picture moments before the presentation of the Food Bowl trophy on Tuesday. Montesano won the competition for the fourth straight year. The Monte...

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Monte woman not guilty of horse’s death, more charges pending

Nov 07, 2014 6:32pm

A jury found a Montesano woman not guilty of animal cruelty in the second degree in Grays Harbor District Court after her horse was found dead on her property off Minkler Road.

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McCleary will contract court services with county

Nov 07, 2014 6:32pm

McCleary Mayor Gary Dent has effectively decided to fire his municipal judge — without ever notifying him.

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Seven candidates vying for District Court appointment

Nov 06, 2014 4:48pm

MONTESANO — Seven potential candidates for Grays Harbor District Court have emerged and interviews with the county commissioners responsible for the appointment process could be set up as early as...

Hayden Stephens was the first trick-or-treater through the door at The Vidette on Friday.

Monte celebrates inaugural downtown trick or treat

Nov 05, 2014 5:02pm

Businesses around Montesano participated in the inaugural Montesano Downtown Trick-or-Treat on Friday. Hundreds of children in costume went door-to-door for treats and sweets.

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(Dan Jackson | The Daily World) Vickie Raines talks to supporters after hearing the election night results at the Polson Museum in Hoquiam on Tuesday night. Raines held a nearly10 percent lead over Keith Olson after the initial election tally.

Raines wins big in county commissioner race

Nov 04, 2014 10:54pm

With three-fifths of the county supporting her, Cosmopolis Mayor Vickie Raines will be the next Grays Harbor County commissioner. She’ll be the first county commissioner without any political...

Svoboda to become first female prosecutor in county history

Updated: Nov 06, 2014 10:28am

With a five-point advantage in the General Election, Katie Svoboda will be the first female prosecutor in Grays Harbor County history.

On Election night, Svoboda was ahead of rival Mike...

Dan Lindgren defeats incumbent Assessor Rick Hole in landslide

Nov 04, 2014 11:00pm

Rick Hole’s tumultuous tenure as Grays Harbor County Assessor will soon be over.

County voters handed a landslide victory to challenger Dan Lindgren, an appraiser in the Assessor’s Office...

An election breakdown by races

Nov 04, 2014 10:59pm

Contested Races

Grays Harbor County Commissioner District No. 3

Vickie Raines — 8,577 — 59.59%

Keith Olson — 5,817 — 40.41%

Grays Harbor County Prosecutor


Skolrood wins re-election to PUD

Nov 04, 2014 10:59pm

Incumbent Grays Harbor PUD District 3 Commissioner Russ Skolrood is looking at a second six-year term.

Skolrood took more than 57 percent of the preliminary vote on Tuesday.


Steven Friederich | The Vidette Retired appraiser Ted May stands in front of the county courthouse on Oct. 27.

Investigation into employee complaints at Assessor’s Office ongoing

Nov 03, 2014 9:13am

MONTESANO — Grays Harbor County has brought in an investigator to look into employee complaints lodged against Assessor Rick Hole.

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