… ten years ago - 2004
Valley school bond suffers resounding defeat from voters
Voters in the Willapa Valley School District spoke loudly and clearly by soundly defeating a proposed bond issue for building a new school with 55 percent (584 votes) against to 45 percent (485 votes) for the bond, while the bond required a 60 percent super-majority to pass.
School officials had asked for the $9,413,072 bond issue hoping to build a new school to house all grades from pre-school to seniors in one location. The district now has four different buildings in three different locations several miles apart.
… twenty years ago - 1994
United Grocers out; Everybody’s may come in
The Port of Willapa Harbor agreed Monday to release United Grocers from a rental agreement to sign an agreement for seven acres with Jake Myers of Shelton. Myers contacted Neva with interest in purchasing seven acres to construct a grocery store and commercial sites.
The Port agreed to sell the land to Myers for $150,000 or $22,000 an acre with the condition the land must be utilized within two years. The option to United Grocers was for three acres at $22,000 or a total of $66,000. Myers told Neva he expects to be operational within a year at the location. Myers also owns Everybody’s in Elma.
Domestic Furniture has a rental agreement on the remaining six acres of the parcel.
… thirty years ago. - 1984
Pacific County has high rate of pot seizures
Pacific County’s 1983 marijuana eradication program was the seventh most successful in the state, according to a report received last month by the sheriff’s office.
The eradication program, started last year with some $1,500 of federal money, helped deputies receive a total of 1,044 plants, good enough for seventh place among the 39 counties in the state, according to the federal report. King County, with 6,979 plants seized ranked first, followed by Snohomish County with 3,884, Whatcom County with 3,518 and Stevens County with 2,192 plants; neighbors Lewis and Wahkiakum counties ranked fifth and sixth respectively, with Lewis County seizing 1,700 and Wahkiakum County 1,386 plants.