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Photo Courtesy Dr. Jon Tienhaara - South Bend School District employees and volunteers helped out to make sure Koplitz Field House didn't flood the way it did seven years ago.
Photo Courtesy Dr. Jon Tienhaara - South Bend School District employees and volunteers helped out to make sure Koplitz Field House didn't flood the way it did seven years ago.

Flooding Prevented, Community volunteers help lay sandbags at KFH

SOUTH BEND - Last week's heavy rainfall, snow-melt runoff and fierce winds thwacked the South Bend School District buildings with fierce force. It closed the schools for two days (Thurs. and Fri.), which will be made up at the end of the school year. Fortunately, a quick response helped prevent significant damage.

"We had water over almost the entire campus," South Bend Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jon Tienhaaran told the Herald Saturday. "Crews worked all night on Thursday, running pumps and mopping up water as it entered through the front doors of Koplitz Field House. After 6:00 a.m., the water began to recede. Koplitz Field House was dry with no water reaching the wood floor.

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Photo by George Kunke - Motorists and citizens were impacted by flooding caused by heavy rains and 70-mph winds in north Pacific County last Thursday. King tides also caused problems in some areas. Many streets were barricaded by the South Bend Police Dep
Photo by George Kunke - Motorists and citizens were impacted by flooding caused by heavy rains and 70-mph winds in north Pacific County last Thursday. King tides also caused problems in some areas. Many streets were barricaded by the South Bend Police Dep

South Bend Police, city crews, play big part with evacuation

SOUTH BEND - Too much rainfall, nasty winds, and high tides, created havoc as flooding moved into South Bend in several areas with some residents needing to be evacuated last Thursday. The South Bend Police Department and city crews worked diligently to sustain normalcy with the impacted flooded areas.

"The flooding was bad in several places throughout the city," South Bend Police Chief Lucas Stigall told the Herald.

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Nicole Barr
Nicole Barr

Nicole Barr speaks to the Lewis County Center seniors

Olequa Senior Center has made several changes and Nicole Barr was happy to give us the information about the changes she has in store for our community. Talking with Nicole, she has such enthusiasm for her new role and she is looking forward to meeting the community.

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Major Edward Leonard
Major Edward Leonard

Winlock Historical Museum honors Major Edward Leonard

In May of 1973, Winlock welcomed a hometown hero with Christmas in May. Major Edward (Ed) Leonard was in the Vietnam war and was also a Prisoner of War (POW) for 4 years and 8 months. Now, the Winlock Historical Museum has been fortunate to receive and display many of the articles, pictures and other memorabilia of that day.

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State land agencies announce 2022 free days

State land agencies announce 2022 free days

New Discover Pass free days honor Indigenous people, Black history, and mental health.

OLYMPIA - Nov. 10, 2021 - Washington State Parks has designated the free days in 2022 when visitors will not need a Discover Pass to park at state parks and on recreation lands managed by Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

In 2022, the Discover Pass free days are:

  • Monday, Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Day
  • Wednesday, March 9 - Billy Frank Jr.'s birthday
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Classifieds 1.12.22

Classifieds 1.12.22

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Job Opening Vader Deputy Clerk:

Job Opening Vader Deputy Clerk:

The City of Vader is now hiring for a Deputy Clerk, part-time at 28 hours per week. The position does not provide healthcare but does offer vacation, holiday and sick leave. For more information please go to the city website at www.vaderwa.org. Applications are also available upon request via email at vadercity@centurylink.net or by calling 360-295-3222.

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