Archive for November, 2012


Montesano’s odyssey to end in state title game

T ucker Ibabao’s first reaction to a mid-September fire that destroyed Montesano High School’s Rottle Field grandstand was anger. That emotion was soon replaced by resolve. The fire was the last part of a triple whammy within an eight-day period that turned Montesano’s traditionally successful football program upside down. Local

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Longview school suspends use of isolation box

The Longview School District has suspended the use of an isolation box for special education students while it reviews the policy for isolating students who may be a danger to themselves or others. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Hoquiam confirms Dean as fire chief

In a unanimous vote, the Hoquiam City Council confirmed Monday the appointment of Paul Dean to be the city’s new fire chief. Dean, who had been serving as interim chief since former Chief Ray Pumphrey retired in March, was joined in the audience by his wife Paula, other family, fellow firefighters and Pumphrey for the […]

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Stephens Media’s “American Valor” series wins award

NEW YORK — “Saluting American Valor,” a series of stories published by Stephens Media that detailed the actions of U.S. service members decorated for combat heroism in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been awarded a prize for achievement. The 54-part newspaper series that was accompanied by an interactive website and spawned a book of the same […]

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Carroll stays mum on possible Seattle suspensions

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he cannot comment on the possibility of his starting cornerbacks, Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The Seattle Times: Local News

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He practices what he preaches

An official portrait of former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev graces Jack Durney’s office at the insurance company that bears the Durney family name and heritage. Why the attraction to an artifact from a Communist autocrat? Living

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In 1987, Menefee sworn in as Grays Harbor County Prosecutor

75 years ago, November 24, 1937 • Aberdeen High School rooters will start what they hope to be a victory march tonight at 7:30 o’clock when, led by the Aberdeen High School band under the direction of Mark Freshman, a huge crowd of Bobcat supporters will parade from the high school to the top of […]

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Paying it forward for Thanksgiving

The first year Jody Collins took over the Oriole Cafe in Hoquiam, she got a call just before Thanksgiving asking if the restaurant could help provide a holiday meal for the seniors at the Emerson Manor a block away. That was 2008, and Collins, along with her family and staff, have now made the Emerson […]

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The Harbor’s Harley-riding Santa

Y es, Virginia, Santa does ride a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. It’s not red like his sled, rather it’s black like coal — though he does promise to check his list twice before dropping a piece of coal in a stocking. But this Santa expects that after another hard economic year on the Harbor, most, if not […]

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Elma Anchor Bank robbed

An Elma bank was robbed on Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement officials said. Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate said a man walked into the Anchor Bank at the corner of South Third and East Eaton streets and allegedly ordered a teller to give him money. The man did not produce a weapon, police […]

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