City of Winlock Police Department has hired a second officer, Officer Curt Flatray has joined Chief Valentine in the Winlock Police Department.
Grady Fallon has worked for the Toledo School District for quite some time now, hopping from one school to another. I interviewed Fallon about himself, and his job as an athletic director.
Fallon was born in Juneau, Alaska and moved to Portland, Oregon when he was only two years old. Fallon commented, "I finally ended up in Toledo when I was four, and I started Kindergarten in the little red house at the elementary school." He stayed at Toledo K-12.
On Thursday, October 11 a female 17-year-old Pacific County teen was involved in a rollover accident on SR 6 just outside Menlo. The crash closed the road for around an hour while the scene was cleared and the Washington State Patrol conducted an investigation.
The South Bend Library is reeling in new hope after the Washington Department of L&I report findings were released. The library has been closed since August with very little known about the reasoning. Hitting residents even harder was the proposal from Timberland Regional Library to close several libraries to cost cut, something not working out to well.
Participating at the Washington State 4-H Fair in Puyallup is both an honor and a privilege for 4-H youth. The State Fair provides an opportunity for members to demonstrate knowledge and mastery in their specific project areas. Pacific County 4-H was well represented this year when youth who excelled with their projects at the Pacific County Fair qualified to showcase their skills alongside other 4-H members from across the state.
SOUTH BEND - South Bend crushed Chief Leschi 25-5, 25-7 and 25-13 in a Pacific League volleyball match Thursday at Koplitz Field House before a crowd of about 65.
Jessica Sanchez and Karley Reidinger spearheaded the Lady Indians on the offensive and defensive ends with vicious spikes and concrete blocks.
Sanchez, Reidinger, Hannah Jewell and Joshlynne Johnson all turned in solid streaks while serving.
South Bend, 5-3, hosted Willapa Valley last night, travels to Ilwaco Thursday and heads to North Beach Tuesday for Pacific League contests.
Contract negotiations on October 3 between the Willapa Valley School District and teachers hit a stalemate once again. As previously reported both the district and teachers went into negotiations with full knowledge of the agreements the Raymond and South Bend School Districts reached in weeks prior.
The Raymond VFW Post 968 has a brand new location at 308 Commercial Street in downtown Raymond. The new location is only a block and half away from its former spot shared in the American Legion on Duryea St.
Dr. Chuen Wong, a leader in the community, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2018.
Dr. Wong was not only a well-known Optometrist in the area, he was also a pillar in the community. He made Winlock his home and he loved not only the area but his patients who came to see him.
A seven-member delegation from Castle Rock attended the 2018 America in Bloom (AIB) National Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky on September 27 to 29.
From the AIB website: "America in Bloom is a non-profit organization that provides a framework for continuous improvements in quality of life through its national awards program and educational offerings. America in Bloom envisions communities as welcoming and vibrant places to live, work and play - benefiting from colorful plants and trees; enjoying clean environments; celebrating heritage, and planting pride through volunteerism." Forty cities from across the nation participated in 2018.
In your lifetime, you get only one true mom. Some are biological and some are not, but your mom will always be your mom. Amber Norman, daughter of Kimberly Ann (Carrillo) and Fred Terry's sat down to talk about her mom and what a great mom and nana she was. Kimberly lost her battle to cancer on September 12, 2018 surrounded by family with her husband holding her hand.
On October 25 the City of Napavine swore in their new police officer known to many in the area. Officer Steve Dawes was hired by the City of Napavine after being in Toledo, Tenino and with the interlocal agreement between Winlock and Toledo.
Per Chief Chris Salyers, "We are happy to have officer Steve Dawes join our team in Napavine. He comes with many years of experience and will be an asset to the city. He will be here to help the citizens of Napavine and to assist in investigative work as well."
Raymond amassed 485 yards rushing and the Seagull defense intercepted 5 passes during a 57-14 rout of rival South Bend during Seagull Homecoming Friday night. Patrick Edwards racked up 217 yards rushing on 15 carries and he tallied and 3 touchdowns, and McCartney Maden galloped for another 145 yds running the ball on just 7 totes, and he crossed the goal line 3 times (2 rushing, 1 pass receiving). Joseph Villalpando collected 3 INTs and recovered a fumble.
On Wednesday, September 26 several cities in Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties got the shock of the year when they learned that Timberland Regional Library (TRL) is looking to close libraries. Four locations are proposed for closure in Grays Harbor and one in Pacific County. The hit wouldn't have been so shocking had TRL been up front with their plans during the most recent city council meeting in South Bend.
Nearly three months after the violent home invasion that took place just outside Pe Ell on July 12 there are still few answers as to what happened or why. The Herald through investigative reporting has been able to uncover some details that add to the lingering questions but also discovered unknown bravery on that fateful night.
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