Columbia fishing closes.
Captain Alma Smith and Wm. M. Ellis returned Monday from the Columbia river where they have spent the past three months trolling for salmon outside of the bar with the launch Vamoose. Captain Smith reports indifferent success, stating that while the gillnetter's fishing inside the bar had fared well, those working outside were not so successful. There were thirty boats from Willapa Harbor fishing on the Columbia this season, but all had returned when the Vamoose came home except three, one of them being the Despatch in charge of Dan Pierson of South Bend and James Hunt of Raymond.
50 years ago from the Raymond Herald
October 1, 1964
Port manager states case for log export in region economy.
Jim Bean, manager of the Port of Willapa Harbor, has taken issue with the statements made that the export of logs is damaging to the economy of the area. In a letter to U.S. Representative Julia B. Hansen, which was made public by the Council of the Pacific Northwest Log Exporting Industries, Bean states the case for export.
"Dear Mrs. Hansen:
A few weeks ago, I noted a small article in a daily newspaper where you were quoted as 'Viewing with Alarm' the volume of logs being exported from your district and stating that these same logs, if manufactured locall, would produce many thousands of extra jobs.
School directors mull over dropping of Valley clash.
The Raymond school district's board of directors Monday night debated at length on whether to drop Valley High School from the Raymond football schedule.
The debate came as an aftermath to the egg-throwing episode in downtown streets last Thursday night following a Raymond football rally and bonfire. Students from Raymond, South Bend and Valley got into the egg throwing act, plastering each others' cars and those of a few non participating motorists as well as the sides of a building or two within target range.
25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald
October 11, 1989
Auditor Johnson, neighbour both charged in dog shooting.
County Auditor Bob Johnson was charged Friday in North District Court with injuring a dog, stemming from a December 1988 shooting incident. The dog belongs to Mike Rye, who was charged with violating the county leash law.
Both charges are misdemeanours. Injuring a dog violates state law, and carries a maximum penalty of 10 days in jail and a $50 fine.
Pacific County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Sullivan early this year sent the case to a prosecutor in Grays Harbor County, to avoid an appearance of unfairness or conflict of interest, he said.
Pot grower sentenced to 60 days.
Ronald E. Mannan, 43, of South Fork, was convicted Thursday in Lewis County Superior Court to manufacturing marijuana and was sentenced to 60 days in jail.
Fifteen of the days were converted to 120 hours of community service, and the balance of the sentence may be done on work release if Mannan is eligible.
Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Ruth Vogel said Mannan may ask to serve his time in the Pacific County Jail.