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Grays Harbor Herald News

Aberdeen to experience first Winterfest
Event co-chairs Bette Worth, left, and Bobbi McCracken display their matching reindeer sweaters last week in the offices of the Aberdeen Revitalization Movement. An online ugly sweater contest is among the features of Aberdeen's first annual Winterfest.
Aberdeen to experience first Winterfest

Aberdeen's first ever Winterfest event is scheduled to be held Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Could an earthquake in the Pacific Northwest mirror the New Zealand earthquake and tsunami?

Could an earthquake in the Pacific Northwest mirror the earthquake that has impacted the Canterbury region of New Zealand last week?

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Family that went missing has been found

A Montesano-area family who went missing last week has been found safe.

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Need To Know

The Lake Quinault Lodge will be holding a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., with special activities for the kids starting at 10 a.m. Admission for adults is $39, $33 for seniors, and $16 for kids aged 12 and under.

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O'Hagan facing felony charges

Republican Jimi O'Hagan, who recently lost out in the general election to incumbent Democrat Brian Blake for a 19th District House seat, has been charged with two felonies by the the Lewis County Prosecutor's Office.

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Police and volunteers foil attempted suicide
Police and volunteers foil attempted suicide

Hoquiam police and Crimewatch volunteers foiled an apparent suicide attempt on Nov. 12.

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Winterfest event schedule

Friday, Dec. 2
5:30 p.m. -- Tree lighting ceremony at Zelasko Park. Caroling by Harbor City Church Choir and AHS Goldenaires. F Street between Wishkah and Heron streets will be blocked off for the brief ceremony. Santa will appear by vintage firetruck. There will be hot cocoa and cookies available.
Most downtown businesses will offer drawings for customers. Participating businesses will display Winterfest placards.
Some Aberdeen restaurants, including Breakwater, Billy's, Amore, Ocean Palace, Pizza Hut, Duffy's, Rediviva, and Cortese's will offer discounts or specials to customers wearing Winterfest bracelets.

Saturday, Dec. 3
9 a.m. -- Santa will appear at the D and R on Heron and I streets. Breakfast sponsored by the Windermere Foundation and prepared by the Aberdeen Lions Club will be on offer. Children through sixth grade can eat free. Photos with Santa will cost $10 with money going to a Grays Harbor Community Hospital Auxiliary charity project. Santa will be available for photos from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Also at the D and R, Home Depot will provide a craft workshop, and children can write and mail letters to Santa.

Online
An ugly sweater contest will be held online. Contestants can post photos to the Winterfest Facebook page. Judging will take place online.

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Town Crier News

15th Annual Shop with a Cop held by LC Sheriff's Office

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is preparing for a favorite annual tradition - Shop with a Cop, in partnership with Chehalis Walmart. This holiday season marks the 15th year of this fun-filled evening for the agency, and children from Lewis County.

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Fire destroys Toledo residence
Fire departments from Toledo, Winlock, Vader-Ryderwood, and Napavine assisted at the scene of a fire in Toledo.
Fire destroys Toledo residence

A fire destroyed the residence behind a storage facility located at the corner of N. Jackson Hwy and Hwy 505 on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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Grandparents honored  at Winlock Elementary
Laila Lopez with her grandfather-for-the-day Randy Pennington at the Winlock Grandparents Day lunch.
Grandparents honored at Winlock Elementary

Every year our local schools celebrate Grandparents Day, and this year was no exception. Winlock Miller Elementary School held their special Grandparents Day lunch on Thursday, Nov. 17, and it was definitely a packed house. Grandparents and adopted grandparents were at the grade school for lunch. Turkey and all the trimmings were served, and a photographer was there to capture the special time together.

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Science night a success

Science Night at Winlock Elementary School was quite a success. Parents were on hand to show the students different science projects. Tommy Thompson of Winlock taught students how to make "lava lamps," while Brandon Brown made kazoos.

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Toledo beats LaConner 14-10
Photo by Brooke Beecroft - Keyton Wallace being tackled for modest gain during the Toledo-LaConner game. With the win, Toledo advances to the 2B State Football Semifinals.
Toledo beats LaConner 14-10
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Willapa Harbor Herald News

Bigfoot enthusiasts gather over shared passion
Bigfoot hunters and enthusiasts attend the 4th annual Sasquatch Summit at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Ocean Shores.
Bigfoot enthusiasts gather over shared passion

Attendees from throughout the region gathered together at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Ocean Shores on Nov. 18 and 19 for the fourth annual Sasquatch Summit to discuss the latest research, findings, and theories in relation to the elusive creature.

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Catamaran manufacturer looking to sell operations

Gary Habersetzer and Kelly Timpson-Habersetzer, owners of Pedigree Catamarans, a South Bend-based producer of custom-built catamarans, are looking to retire and sell their operation by next summer they told the Herald last week.

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General Election preliminary results announced

The November 8, 2016 General Election votes of Pacific County have been counted. Out of 14,097 registered voters in Pacific County, the voter turnout was 78.88%. The votes will be recounted and the final results will be available on Nov. 29.

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O'Hagan facing felony charges

Republican Jimi O'Hagan, who recently lost out in the General Election to incumbent Democrat Brian Blake for a 19th District House Seat, has been charged with two felonies by the the Lewis County Prosecutor's Office.

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Sheriff's Office arrests two for murder and conspiracy to commit murder

Long Beach - Authorities alledge a local women and her boyfriend are responsible for the murder of the women's grandmother and also had plans to murder the women's father. The plot came to light after a kidnapping report proved false, authorities say.

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Water System Plan Update approved by city

The Raymond City Council met on Monday, Nov. 21 for a city council meeting. There were several members of the council body absent but the council still had enough members to make a quorum. There were no members of the public present at the meeting. The first item that the council dealt with was a public hearing for the Raymond Water System Comprehensive Plan Update. Mayor Jason Dunsmoor opened the public hearing up, and Public Works Director Eric Weiberg added that this was a standard procedure that the Washington State Department of Health requires the council to do.

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