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Grays Harbor Herald News

Gateway Center design process continues

A second meeting to gather public input on the design of the proposed Gateway Center took place on Dec. 1 at Aberdeen's Rotary Log Pavilion.

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Heron Street Attic now open
Photo by Todd Bennington - Leather goods dealer Chuck Wenham gestures to a Harley Davidson motorcycle jacket at his shop last week. Wenham's is one three shops that together make up Heron Street Attic.
Heron Street Attic now open

Those looking for something different this holiday season would do well to check out the eclectic offerings of new downtown Aberdeen business Heron Street Attic.

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Levee project discussion moves forward

Project Engineers for the North Shore Levee Project convened at the Rotary Log Pavilion on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to present a proposed levee system that would include dikes, floodwalls, raised roadways, and pump stations aimed at providing flood protection for both the cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam.

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Santa by the sea
Photo by Patrick L. Myers - Westport's Santa by the Sea event was held on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Ocosta High School band performed on the pier, and Santa Claus himself rode in on a Coast Guard cutter to greet children and hear their Christmas wishes.
Santa by the sea
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TimberWorks plan to reduce flood risk to be considered for adoption

The City Councils of Aberdeen and Hoquiam will be reviewing the TimberWorks Resiliency & Restoration Master Plan the week of Dec. 12 and will consider adopting the plan by way of resolution.

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Town Crier News

Five generations of the Lampitt family
Five generations of the Lampitt family

Martha Lampitt, 93, came to Vader from Eastern Washington in the late 1920's. On June 30, 1942, Martha married Eddie Lampitt. The couple lived in the Winlock-Vader area until 1953 when they settled in the Cowlitz Prairie area of Toledo.

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Fuss to be named Enumerator of the Year

The Northwest Region of USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service is proud to announce Josie Fuss of Pe Ell, WA, will be awarded the Enumerator of the Year Award.

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Giving Christmas Trees

Many have asked, "What is a Giving Christmas Tree?" so I thought I would explain it. A Giving Christmas Tree is a tree that has tags hanging from it with gender and ages. These tags are for kids whose parents cannot afford to give them presents due to their financial situation. This is where the community comes in; there are many children in our area who won't otherwise have a Christmas, so if you can afford to do so, please grab a tag and make a kids Christmas.

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Winlock and Toledo benefit from stellar police and fire services

Recently, the Winlock City Council approved the contract for the Toledo Police Department. Since the contract was approved for another year, the Town Crier decided it was time to let the residents know what exactly they are getting for their money.

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Winlock Basketball receives donation from tribes

Members of the Winlock Basketball Association were in attendance for a recent $10,000 donation given by the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation. Those in attendance were: President Sarah Gifford, Vice President Randy Hall, Treasurer Daleyn Coleman, Secretary Hedy Mitchell, and members-at-large Kim Whitehead, Steve Dean, and Mark Velasco. From the Winlock School District were Superintendent Dr. Richard Serns, Athletic Director Ben Suhrbier, Principal Brian Maley, Winlock Girls' Head Coach Tori Nelson, and Winlock Boys' Head Coach Nick Bamer.

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Willapa Harbor Herald News

Dunsmoor selected as PUD manager

At their regular meeting on Dec. 6, the Pacific County PUD #2 Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a resolution appointing Chief of Engineering and Operations Jason Dunsmoor to the PUD's general manager position. Dunsmoor will replace the retiring Doug Miller, who has helmed PUD #2 since 1994.

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Economic Development Council welcomes new director

RAYMOND -- Pacific County Economic Development Council President Toni Williams recently announced the hiring of Jim Sayce as its new Executive Director.

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Rogers reflects on service to county
Photo by Todd Bennington - Steve Rogers shared with the Herald his thoughts on the challenges facing the county and some of his experiences as a commissioner.
Rogers reflects on service to county

Outgoing Pacific County Commissioner Steve Rogers said he'd been reinvigorated by a recent vacation when the Herald caught up with him in his office on the afternoon of Nov. 30.

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Shop with a Cop elicits smiles
Shop with a Cop elicits smiles

The annual Shop with a Cop event was held Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning with a breakfast at the Raymond Elks Club. Participating youngsters then had the opportunity to spend $100 at Dennis Company on items of their choosing with help from area law enforcement officers. Michelle Layman, who is involved with organizing the event, noted that there were 19 kids participating this year. She explained that participants, who are chosen by their schools based largely on need, also receive a stocking and a bag of groceries to take home to their families. Local companies and organizations that contribute to the program include Weyerhaeuser, Dennis Company, the Elks Club and various other local civic organizations. Participating law enforcement officers came from the State Patrol, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pacific County Sheriff's Office, and police departments serving Raymond, South Bend, and Shoalwater Bay.

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South Bend selects Kuiken to fill vacant council seat

The South Bend City Council met on Monday, Dec. 12. On the agenda for the meeting was the interview for the applicant for Council Position #1.

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