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Benefit scheduled for family affected by fire

The Club in Winlock is hosting a benefit to help the victims of the recent fire that destroyed a rental on Avery Road. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3, starting with a spaghetti feed at 6:00 p.m.

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Fisher hired to head Winlock Public Works

The Winlock City Council has approved the hiring of Mike Fisher for the position of Public Works Superintendent. Fisher has 19 years experience working for the City of Napavine.

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Questions abound on First Street closure
Photo by Lynnette Hoffman - A crew at work on the sidewalk adjacent to First Street.
Questions abound on First Street closure

Is First Street by True Value Hardware in Winlock open for good this time? Recently the sidewalk was removed at the request of the city by Mike Hogg of Metal Barn, revealing that absolutely no damage had been done to the road itself.

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Toledo student gives her perspective on bond issue

The Toledo School District desires a bond to fix all three schools. The estimated subtotal cost for all three schools is $21,723,700. That's $586,500 for the elementary school, $1,023,500 for the middle school, and $20,113,700 for the high school. The total cost estimation for the bond is $22,484,030. The state share is estimated to be around $8,235,000, making the local share $11,878,700.

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Winolequa Park has a new baseball backstop
Photo courtesy of Tim White - Backstop project volunteers
Winolequa Park has a new baseball backstop

Winolequa Park has a "new" baseball backstop that will allow kids to practice when the dirt fields are not playable in the early spring.

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Youth First program prepares students for workforce
Youth First participants
Youth First program prepares students for workforce

The students of Winlock High School have many amazing opportunities to help them succeed. One of these is the program Youth First.

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Willapa Harbor Herald News

Carriage Museum shaping up into travel destination
Photo by Todd Bennington - Museum Curator Jerry Bowman demonstrates the use of a mid-nineteenth-century horn used to announce a coach's arrival into town.
Carriage Museum shaping up into travel destination

As its collection of carriages and sleighs has grown over the years, the Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond, which first opened its doors in 2002, has gradually developed into a travel destination, say the museum's managers.

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Drug cases highlight Superior Court

SOUTH BEND - Justin J. Kimball, 35, of Raymond, was discharged from the Pacific County Drug Court program and sentenced to one year in prison. The proceeding took place in Pacific County Superior Court Friday afternoon

"It is unfortunate that Mr. Kimball was unsuccessful in our Drug Court Program, but we did all we could, including sending him to inpatient treatment and imposing short jail sentences to address his missteps through the program," Pacific County Prosecutor Mark McClain told the Herald.

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Home-grown athlete gets shot at the Big Show
Photo credit: The Sports Network (TSN) - Adam Bighill
Home-grown athlete gets shot at the Big Show

Adam Bighill is a name that you may or may not know. If you do, chances are you know him personally or you're a fan of the Canadian Football League, which is Canada's version of the NFL.

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New display featured at Seaport Museum
Photo by Todd Bennington - The Willapa Seaport Museum's Pete Darrah wants you to visit soon.
New display featured at Seaport Museum

Raymond's Willapa Seaport Museum will feature a new display focused on locally constructed WWI-era wooden cargo ships when the museum reopens to the public this Wednesday, Feb. 1, following its annual maintenance closure.

Known as Ferris-style cargo ships, a total of ten of the vessels were constructed in Raymond, according to museum director Pete Darrah and volunteer Tim Thompson, though others were also built locally in places such as Aberdeen and Tacoma.

Built quickly and cheaply as a means of transporting supplies to Europe following the United States' entry into WWI in April 1917, the Armistice of November 1918 meant there was no longer an acute need for the vessels.

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