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Collins receives award at County Commissioner's meeting

By PATRICK MYERS

SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Commissioners started their regular meeting (June 23) with an announcement: "As we begin the next meeting, I have an important announcement to make," said County Commissioner Steve Rogers. "It seems that we have among us the Washington State Association of City Engineers Rural County Engineer of the Year. That would be Mr. Mike Collins."

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South Bend discusses sign ordinance; possible aerial fireworks ban

SOUTH BEND - At the South Bend City Council Meeting Monday night at city hall it took the council a little over 45 minutes to take care of municipal business. With a fully attended council, members ran through the first reading of the cities sign ordinance, approved previous minutes and consent agenda, and heard from department heads on the latest developments in the city.

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Veteran recalls memories of Iwo Jima, Guam and World War II
Photo by Steve Eymann Darrell Dow (center) holds a commemorative mug depicting the flag placement at Iwo Jima, while his wife (left) holds a quilt presented to him by Virginia Wallace (right).
Veteran recalls memories of Iwo Jima, Guam and World War II

By VIVIAN EDERSHEIM

Iwo Jima.

For Americans, the name of this tiny island in southern Japan stirs memories of one historic moment captured on film and memorialized in bronze, stamps and other media over the past 70 years.

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Dr. Ken Olson's labor of love

Dr. Ken Olsen is nearing the final lap of refurbishing his beloved experimental aircraft, modeled after the 1964 Aeronca 7 ECA. When finished, Olson's "Champ" will include some parts "borrowed" from 1940s vintage Aeroncas.

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Crews start long-awaited US 101 permanent fix at Rock Crusher Hill

ARTIC - Rock Crusher Hill on US 101 in Grays Harbor County could be dubbed "Road Crusher Hill." After years of temporary repairs, there's welcome news for drivers who use this segment of highway, notorious for reoccurring landslides.

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PUD recognizes several employees

By PATRICK L. MYERS

The PUD Commissioners met for their regular bi-monthly meeting June 2 in the auditorium at the Willapa Operations Center.

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Raymond looking to bring in new water tank

By SCOT PEARSON

At the last Raymond City Council meeting (June 15) the short agenda lasted close to 30 minutes in dispensing with city business for another two weeks.

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Time to return to the Artic

ARTIC - After closing in late 2014 the Artic Tavern will be opening their doors once again.

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A sign of the times

By SCOT PEARSON

For several area businesses in South Bend a recent cease and desist order from the City of South Bend will have them taking down their advertising "flags" by the end of June.

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Speed bumps are topic at Raymond City Council

The Raymond City Council met at 6 pm on Monday, June 1, where the council heard from the public to start the meeting ahead of the regular agenda.

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Willapa Harbor graduates ready for their futures
The 2015 Graduating Class of South Bend toss up their mortarboards, many with decorations, after the validation that they achieved all requirements for their high school diploma.
Willapa Harbor graduates ready for their futures

Over the past weekend Willapa Harbor area high schools held their commencement ceremonies for the graduating classes of 2015.

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Three-year-old has leukemia

A fundraiser will be held on June 14 at Pioneer Grocery to help raise money for young Avah Ogilvie, who has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

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Campaign promise fulfilled

SOUTH BEND -- Pacific County Prosecutor Mark McClain makes good on his campaign promise to bring civil legal services to Pacific County.

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SB City Council appoints two new members to Planning Commission

SOUTH BEND - The South Bend City Council meeting was scheduled with a light agenda but was amended by Mayor Pro Tem Robert Hall, serving in the absence of Mayor Julie Struck.

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Gallery on the Willapa opening soon
A new art gallery is opening at the Canary Cottage at 2500 Ocean Avenue in Raymond. Come join the grand opening on June 13 at 11 am. Gallery on the Willapa will stay open until 6 pm during their first day.
Gallery on the Willapa opening soon

For local artist Melissa Johansen, it is hard to pin down exactly where she may be from.

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Burglary suspects arrested on Route 6

Burglary suspects arrested on Route 6

MENLO - Both William Wilhelm and Brenda Wilhelm were booked into the Pacific County Jail on several charges May 25th after the Pacific County Communications Center received a call from a concerned citizen advising that they had observed a male and a female loading items from a vacant house for sale into their vehicle.

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K-9 dog, Ciko, helps make arrest

NORTH COVE - On May 25th at about 9 pm, Deputy Randy Wiegardt and his K-9 partner "Ciko" were patrolling the North Cove area of Pacific County when he noticed a male subject standing near a vehicle parked at a residence on Willow Lane.

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McLaughlin guilty of 5 counts of rape

Christopher S. McLaughlin, 33, of Long Beach, entered guilty pleas to first degree assault of a child, five counts of third degree rape of a child, and one count of failure to register as a sex offender. McLaughlin now faces 240-318 months in prison.

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Some not happy with water rate increase

The Raymond City Council meeting was held at the Carriage House Museum May 18th and heard from members of the public about the new proposed water rates.

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Porter sentenced for theft

Porter sentenced for theft

Cathy R. Porter (now Dillman), 44, formerly of South Bend, was sentence following her guilty plea to one count of second degree theft (her entered her guilty plea on 4/24/15 and was sentenced today, 5/8/15. The action took place in Pacific County Superior Friday afternoon.

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City Council holds record meeting

SOUTH BEND - Some might say that when the mayor is away the city council plays - but that does not hold true for the South Bend City Council.

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John Peterson selected to WIBCA Hall of Fame

Peterson selected to WIBCA Hall of Fame

The Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association selected eight new members to their Hall of Fame.

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New investments to community may help to build for the future

SOUTH BEND - Momentum Investments has come to South Bend and is looking to make a change for the future.

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Jetty rocks topple on the 101
Photo by Matthew Bowling The driver of the Kenworth dump truck was cited for excessive speed that caused his load to topple over a guardrail. The driver was transported to Willapa Harbor Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Jetty rocks topple on the 101

One may have noticed the large flatbed trucks driving through town with massive boulders in tow, coming from Morton and being transported to the Ilwaco jetties.

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Raymond repeats as State champions
Photo by Larry Bale Rayce Newman celebrates after one of his finishes during the Washington State 2B Championships.
Raymond repeats as State champions

The 2B State Track and Field Championship was held May 29 and 30 at Eastern Washington University, where local schools, Raymond, South Bend and Willapa Valley competed with up to 40 other 2B schools. In the boy's category, Raymond took first place with 89.5 total points. This is the second year in a row that the Raymond boys have taken the State championship as a team.

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