"I've never talked into a microphone in the middle of a dirt hill before, so that will be a new experience." Stated South Bend School District Superintendent Jon Tienhaara as he began the ground breaking ceremony on what will be the new Cheney Park Baseball Field for the South Bend School District baseball and fastpitch teams. The field will be located behind Bud's Lumber.
October 1 marked a changing of the guard for PUD (Public Utility District) #2 here in Pacific County as Jason Dunsmoor officially stepped into his role as the general manager of PUD #2, replacing former General Manager, Doug Miller.
Dunsmoor started his journey with PUD in 1992 (almost 26 years ago) as a utilities engineer.
Over the years he's held a few positions including chief engineer and then in 1994, when Miller took over as the general manager, Dunsmoor took on the role of chief of engineering operations.
The candidate forum opened up to a crowd of nearly 40 interested local residents in South Bend last Thursday night. The Willapa Chamber of Commerce hosted the event with Mike Williams, the Chamber president, and Michelle Layman, the Chamber director working as the moderators.