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Editorial: Great Shakeout good reminder to prep for emergencies

Oct 10, 2014 10:30am

At 10:54 a.m., Feb. 28, 2001, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the Nisqually Valley. I was working at the Puyallup Herald and was in its warehouse-sized building in downtown Puyallup.

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Editor’s Notebook: Garage sales lead to bevy of broken laws — 06/28/12

Sep 12, 2012 3:33pm

I’m surrounded by scofflaws.

I had a garage sale last weekend. I haven’t had one since I was 5 or 6 in another state and am not a regular garage sale shopper, so I’m a little unfamiliar with...

Editor’s Notebook: Lt. Gov. candidate visits Grays Harbor 08/02/12

Sep 12, 2012 11:57pm

We had one candidate for a statewide election stop by The Vidette office as the primary campaign unfolds. I’ll be glad to tell you about my meeting with the other candidates after I have one.

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<p>Leif Nesheim</p>

Editor’s Notebook: Tulip thieves deserve withering reproach — 05/17/12

Sep 07, 2012 12:50pm

I would like to report a heinous crime on my block.

For the past few weeks I have been reviving my seriously neglected lawn.The re-seeded grass is coming up green and the little ornamental...

<p>Leif Nesheim</p>

Editor’s Notebook: Why we publish what we do — 05/24/12

Sep 07, 2012 1:08pm

I received a call this week from a man irate at being included in The Vidette last week. The gist of his initially profanity-laced invective was that because we’d published what he said were...

<p>Jim Borden, age 12 in the white bonnet, is sitting behind his sister on the Hunters Prairie Junior Ranchers 4-H Club&#8217;s fair float, in front of the building that Elma Pharmacy occupies today. It was 1949, and it was the year the fair had returned since closing for the depression and World War II. The banner reads &#8220;county fair or bust,&#8221; at right.</p>

Fair dedicated to Bordens 7/26/2012

Updated: Sep 10, 2012 10:22am

With the fairgrounds gearing up for its annual county fair, dedicated this year to Jim and Yvonne Borden, I began thinking about my earliest memory of the Grays Harbor County Fair. Twenty-two...

<p>Leif Nesheim</p>

Editor’s Note: Notice anything different? — 05/31/12

Sep 07, 2012 5:18pm

You may have noticed something different with The Vidette today. It’s the first style revision we’ve had since Aug. 29, 2002, when the paper changed to its current size (from a smaller page size...

About Town — The Iron Horses are Coming

Updated: Sep 06, 2012 4:46pm

I have attended many meetings around here over the years but never anything quite like the one held at the Elma High School on May 30. You are probably aware of the concerns being voiced by a...