Archive for April, 2013


World Gone By 4/28

75 years ago, April 28, 1938 • As sort of a birthday cake, L. Gustafson, 1100 East Wishkah St., has built himself a 26-foot cabin cruiser to mark a milestone in his boat-building career. It is the “Ru-Ce” and it is his 100th craft. Living

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Shorebird Festival — Winged Wonderland

At the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, it’s hard to pick out individual shorebirds with the naked eye. Without the help of binoculars or scopes, the birds are a large, brown mass packed so closely together that it’s hard to see the mudflats they’re standing on. But looking closer, one can see several species of […]

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Shrauger named Pioneer of the Year

Even though he retired more than 30 years ago, Jack Shrauger is one of Hoquiam’s more active residents. The 87-year-old volunteers at the Food Bank and at an Alzheimer’s clinic. He teaches Sunday school. He also operates a thriving nursery, which he uses to keep local businesses beautiful. He spent his career at the Hoquiam […]

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Dear Abby 4/26

Dear Abby: “Jake” and I have been married more than 20 years. I married before I was 18, and I’m not even 40 yet. Jake is seven years my senior. We have had our ups and downs, and although the last five years have been fine, I want more out of life than sitting home […]

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Elkins found guilty of brutal murder

MONTESANO — Eugene V. Elkins Jr. was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday for the brutal beating death of his girlfriend last summer in their Clemmons Road mobile home outside Montesano. Kornelia Englemann, 58, of Montesano, was found dead June 6. The 56-year-old Elkins allegedly told police the two had argued about five days before […]

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Lawmakers slow down on DUI proposal

Supporters of a proposal to overhaul the state’s DUI laws said Wednesday they are focusing on a narrower set of changes and hoping to tackle the issue in an expected special legislative session. The Seattle Times: Local News

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World Gone By 4/23

75 years ago, April 22/23, 1938 • The fame of Aberdeen Boy Scouts as experts in the art of log rolling has spread throughout scout councils of America, Elvis R. Eaton, Harbor scout executive, reported today. Living

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Ballots for special election due Tuesday

MONTESANO — Ballots for a school levy in Satsop, a new elementary school at Ocosta and to determine the future of ambulance service in rural McCleary must be put in the mail or dropped off by Tuesday, April 23. As of early last week, only about a quarter of the 3,800 combined ballots from all […]

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Tornow victims memorialized

The legend of the Wildman of the Wynooche may last even longer now that there is a monument memorializing his victims in the forest a 40-minute drive north of Montesano, where he is said to have lived and been killed 100 years ago this month. Stories of the man, John Tornow, have circulated around Grays […]

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Tukwila event aims to bolster student achievement

A parent forum in Tukwila Saturday brought together parents, officials and service providers to work toward educational success for students in South Seattle and South King County. The Seattle Times: Local News

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