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LETTER: Thanks to staff at farmstand

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

Dear Editor:

Last saturday my daughter and I went to a few garage sales. At one of them, a shelf fell and I caught it with my wrist. As I take blood thinners, I knew I’d have a dandy bruise...

Elma schools adopt new assessment system

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

The Elma School Board unanimously voted to adopt a new system for student assessments.

The Elma School District will be discontinuing use of Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) in favor of...

Pages of the Past, August 20

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

120 Years Ago

August 23, 1895

WESTPORT — The fire, smoke, fog and heat of the sun-scorched interior have driven hundreds of people to the Westport Beach. The crowds of bathers sporting...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette) Most of Jack Rottle Field in Montesano was covered with turf by 4 p.m. on Monday, but there was still quite a bit of work to be done, including adding filler sand and creating lines for all of the different sporting events the field will host. The project is scheduled to be done in time for Montesano to host the high school football jamboree on Aug. 28.

Rottle Field on schedule for Aug. 28 jamboree

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

Most of Jack Rottle Field in Montesano was covered with turf by 4 p.m. on Monday, but there was still quite a bit of work to be done, including adding filler sand and creating lines for all of the...

Public records: Marriage licenses, Aug. 20

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

Jonathan L. Parsons, 38, and Kayla D. Larsen, 28, both of Montesano.

Joshua G. Genn, 40, and Jessica L. West, 29, both of Aberdeen.

Jeffrey R. Hatton, 29, and Amanda L. Brown, 22, both...

Salmonella outbreak climbs to 134 cases

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

The Salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has grown to 134 cases in 10 counties throughout the state, the state Department of Health recently announced. Consumers are advised to cook pork...

OPINION: Lunches with friends highlight of later years

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

This has been a busy two weeks for me.

The five days at the Grays Harbor County Fair helping at the information booth is always fun. Seeing friends stop by to chat and talking with all the...

Dan Boeholt The highlight of the thinning plan, creating habitat for spotted owls and elk, is this one-acre helicopter landing that was to be forage seeded for a meadow. It was left scattered with debris and deliberately dug up. Invasive weeds and thousands of tree seedlings are starting to take over.

Opinion: Piled forest roads harmful to public access, wildlife habitat

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

The “Forest Circus” isn’t just clowning around here. With two hands tied behind its back, it is able to single-handedly destroy public access and wildlife habitat with ease.

The Olympic...

Birth announcements, August 20

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

Capital Medical Center, Olympia

To Heather Lynn Harmon and Tadd Lee Cobb of McCleary, Aug. 3, a son, Michael Lee Cobb.

To Michelle Elezibeth Green and Cory Elexander Green of Elma, Aug...

OPINION: Morton represented his people unconditionally

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

Imagine rolling into Olympia in your travel trailer each year for the start of the legislative session knowing your district has the highest unemployment in the state and the lowest average annual...