Archive for the ‘Washington’ Category


Bystanders spring into action to help in rollover accident

A 67-year-old Aberdeen woman drove off the roadway on Highway 12 Friday afternoon, flipping upside down and landing in standing water just off Aberdeen Lake Drive. Quick-thinking bystanders may have saved her life. She was in good condition at Grays Harbor Community Hospital Friday night. Local

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Seafirst Building going up for auction

An anchor building in downtown Aberdeen is for sale on Auction.com. Known as the “Seafirst Building” the commercial building is now occupied by major tenant Bank of America, law firms and other businesses. At the corner of Market and Broadway, the structure is classic 1970s style office building, built in 1974. It is listed as […]

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Not guilty pleas in newborn’s death

The Humptulips parents of a newborn girl found dead in Ocean Shores April 5 pleaded not guilty to their respective charges in Grays Harbor Superior Court on Monday. Patrick L. Parnel, 22, is charged with first-degree murder, and Brittany N. Taylor, 21, is charged with first-degree abandonment of a dependant person. Local

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Home that slid off foundation torn down

The effects of a powerful storm that hammered the area last November were still being felt yesterday, when crews began tearing down an Aberdeen house that slid off of its saturated foundation and was in danger of slipping down a steep hillside. City of Aberdeen inspectors declared the house on the 600 block of Stewart […]

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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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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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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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A journey worth making

When Quinault tribal elder Emmett Oliver first organized the Paddle to Seattle in 1989 as part of the state Centennial Celebration, he had a vision of 100 canoes or more one day returning to the shores of the Quinault Indian Nation. That’s about to come true this August when the Quinaults host the 2013 Intertribal […]

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