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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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Tom Frederiksen | For The Vidette Gregory Johnson talks at an event in Hoquiam last month.

$150,000 bail set for community advocate charged with rape

Updated: Nov 04, 2014 10:34am

Former Montesano resident Gregory Johnson, an advocate for local parks and various other causes, is facing multiple counts of rape and molestation and is in Grays Harbor County Jail on $150,000...

Plea bargain allows bombing mastermind to shave decades off previous sentence

Nov 02, 2014 4:57pm

Steven Pink, the man who ordered a bombing that severely injured his probation officer in Montesano back in 1999, was originally convicted of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder and first-...

EMS contracts with Fire District 5 moves forward

Nov 02, 2014 5:13pm

The cities of Elma and McCleary ratified their contracts with Fire District 5 to continue to provide emergency medical services, opting to accept the financial arrangements with their contracts “...

Revaluation notices not sent out yet

Nov 02, 2014 5:13pm

Even though county Assessor Rick Hole had indicated to the state Department of Revenue that Grays Harbor County revaluation notices should be sent and everything should be provided to the cities...

Prosecutor campaign could be most expensive ever

Oct 29, 2014 11:39am

Attorney Mike Spencer is spending three times as much money as Acting Chief Criminal Deputy Katie Svoboda in his bid to take back the Prosecutor’s Office.

For Spencer, the rush of direct...

Raines questions Olson over Quinaults endorsement

Oct 29, 2014 11:38am

After disagreeing with the Quinault Indian Nation on an assortment of issues, Republican Keith Olson last week was formally endorsed by the Quinaults over challenger Vickie Raines in the open...

Monte Council meeting canceled for lack of certified interpreter

Updated: Oct 29, 2014 12:14pm

The Montesano City Council was forced to recess its meeting Tuesday night, just minutes after starting, after Councilwoman Marisa Salzer informed the council and city staff that the sign language...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Grays Harbor Deputy Prosecutor Jim Baker accepts a check from former hospital CFO Ron Hulscher. In the middle is Summit Pacific CEO Renée Jensen. From Hulscher’s right is County Commissioner Frank Gordon, current Hospital CFO Will Callicoat and County Commissioner Wes Cormier.

Summit Pacific makes final payment on hospital property

Updated: Nov 13, 2014 7:17am

During a formal ceremony on Monday, officials at Summit Pacific Medical Center handed Grays Harbor County a check and took ownership of the land where the hospital was built.

Back in 2010,...

County kills Wishkah Road flood project

Updated: Nov 02, 2014 5:13pm

The Grays Harbor County commissioners have voted not to use the eminent domain process to condemn two parcels of land along the Wishkah River and have officially removed the county as the sponsor...

Rockin’ out with Humptulips

Oct 25, 2014 11:40am

Corey Daniels and Humptulips want to throw a party, and raise a little money — or a lot — for a good cause while they’re at it.

The party is not in Humptulips, by the way. It feature...