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Gerald E. Creamer

Sep 03, 2015 8:30am

Gerald E. Creamer, age 70, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Fort Scott Manor. He was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Fort Scott, the son of Clarence and Geraldine Cleaver Creamer...

OPINION: Mining contaminated waters could be profitable

Sep 03, 2015 10:30am

The next billionaires may be the entrepreneur who figures out how to turn contaminated mine water into drinking water. In the process, they would make part of their fortune recovering chemicals...

Monte mayor’s property code veto stands

Updated: Sep 02, 2015 2:16pm

The Montesano City Council chose to not override a recent veto issued by the mayor regarding property maintenance codes adopted in August.

The Tuesday, Aug. 25, meeting was well attended...

McCleary police funded through November

Updated: Sep 03, 2015 8:00am

The McCleary City Council unanmiously approved funding its police department through the end of November.

The department’s fund was expected to be out of money on Sept. 5.


Mileage continues to divide county commissioners

Sep 02, 2015 12:45pm

A mileage discussion between the Grays Harbor County commissioners had a moment of contention on Monday when Commissioner Frank Gordon tensed to a suggestion that he pay half the mileage for a...

Calendar, September 3

Sep 02, 2015 12:45pm

Thursday, Aug. 27


• Al-Anon meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (1296 Monte Elma Road, Elma). For more information, call (360) 482-8005.

Friday, Aug...

Ecology releases draft EISs on proposed oil projects

Sep 02, 2015 12:45pm

Two studies from the state Department of Ecology weighing the impact of two crude oil storage facilities proposed for the Port of Grays Harbor were released on Monday.

The release of the...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette) Montesano High School senior Logan Truax shows off his ball skills in the grandstands at Jack Rottle Field in Montesano.

Truax eyes state title for Bulldogs

Aug 27, 2015 8:00am

The name Truax has become a fixture on the Montesano High School (MHS) gridiron.

In 2006, Justin Truax was named the Evergreen 1A League’s defensive MVP and made the all-league first team as...

McCleary mayor stops short of shutdown

Aug 27, 2015 8:00am

A draft memo, written at the McCleary mayor’s request, calling for the shutdown of the government sent ripples of concern throughout the city’s staff on Aug. 19. The mayor ultimately decided...

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,...