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Summer’s just about over for kids, school resuming

Aug 27, 2015 8:00am

Focus is shifting from sunshine and beaches to football and school supplies in East County this week.

All Montesano and Elma schools are scheduled to start their fall programs on Wednesday,...

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(Corey Morris | The Vidette) The crowd filled all available bleachers during Youth Livestock Auction at the Grays Harbor County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 8. The fair staff delivered another bleacher shortly before the auction got underway and, still, it was standing room only as local 4-H kids auctioned off their animals to an anxious and attentive crowd.

FFA and 4-H Youth Livestock Auction results announced

Aug 20, 2015 11:10am

Local FFA and 4-H clubs collaborated to host a youth livestock auction during the Grays Harbor County Fair at the fairgrounds in Elma on Saturday, Aug. 8.

The results are:

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Transportation building not part of bond effort

Aug 13, 2015 10:06am

The Aug. 6, 2015, story “Elma district OKs $6.9 million stadium bond effort” incorrectly listed the features of the Elma School District’s proposed facility.

The transportation building is...

Monte school board passes 2015-16 budget

Aug 13, 2015 10:44am

The Montesano School Board spent the majority of its monthly meeting on July 23 reviewing and ultimately accepting a proposed budget resolution for the 2015-16 school year.

Montesano School...

Elma schools budget consistent with previous year

Aug 13, 2015 10:44am

The Elma School Board held a budget hearing on Wednesday, July 29, immediately preceding a board meeting.

The hearing lasted less than four minutes and no concerns about the budget were...

Guest commentary — Elma’s Class of ‘65 is young at heart

Aug 13, 2015 10:45am

Lyndon Johnson was president, the Beach Boys’ “Help Me Rhonda” was top of the pops, the war in Vietnam was three months old, the minimum wage was $1.25 and the Elma High School Class of 1965 was...

McCleary schools bonds refinanced for $340,000 savings

Aug 13, 2015 10:45am

McCleary tax payers collectively will save more than $340,000 following a recent decision by the McCleary School District board to refinance a bond, the district announced last week.


Monte’s McNealley receives bachelor’s degree

Aug 13, 2015 11:00am

Sean McNealley of Montesano recently graduated from Whitworth University.

McNealley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in kinesiology and graduated cum laude.

Whitworth University is a...

Monte Class of ‘55 enjoys 60th reunion

Aug 13, 2015 11:06am

From left, back row, Charlie Crass, Jack LaVering, Pete Loman, Wes Metzger, Richard Keltner, Len Salvig and Robert Smith; front row, Louisa Murphie, Rosella Smith, Dorothy Mosley, Jean Studer,...

Grays Harbor spring honor roll announced

Jul 30, 2015 8:00am

Grays Harbor College has announced its spring quarter honor roll, including East County students who received a 3.5 GPA or better for at least 12 credits of college-level courses. The President’s...

From left, Mike Machowek of Aberdeen, Tyler Renz and Emily Wamsley, both of Elma, analyze water quality at Vance Creek Park in Elma during the Natural Resources and Ecology Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education training.

Elma hosts institute for teachers throughout nation

Jul 23, 2015 8:00am

Elma High School recently hosted an eight-day professional development institute for 21 participants.

Participants traveled from Washington, Idaho and Iowa to participate in the institute,...