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Showing 4 articles from July 30, 2013.

WHH - Front Page

Former court clerk pleads not guilty

SOUTH BEND – Trisha Belcher, the former municipal court clerk for the city of South Bend, pled not guilty to theft in the first degree with aggravating factors, a felony, in Superior Court Friday afternoon.

According to the State Auditor’s report, after a 10-week investigation the Washington State Patrol recommended a felony charge for the misappropriated funds. Auditors had discovered missing funds over a four-year time span.

PUD administrators received 24% pay increase

The Pacific County PUD has come under fire from ratepayers who demand to see their tax dollars put to good work. One of the accusations the PUD is facing is the alleged excessively high salaries which PUD administrators are paid.  To get the facts straight about PUD salaries, one should compare Pacific County to other PUDs in Washington State.

PUD’s Miller responds to man-lift situation

PUD General Manager

Note: George Kunke, Editor of the Willapa Harbor Herald, in an email dated Wednesday, July 24, 2013, offered to print comments by Doug Miller and Jason Dunsmoor concerning the events surrounding the accident of a Genie man lift on August 11th of 2003. The detail provided below are the results of a review of this incident performed by P.U.D. No. 2 of Pacific County General Manager Doug Miller. This article is not issued by the Board of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 2 of Pacific County.

Revamped Harbor Festival opens Friday
Photo by Sally Kunke This year’s Willapa Harbor Festival promises to have many new vendors, a fantastic car show, plenty of awesome games for the kids, great food, and a parade.
Revamped Harbor Festival opens Friday


“This is going to be off the hook,” exclaimed Chairman Doug Hamilton. These words have been far from applicable to our familiar Willapa Harbor Festival in the past. However, when this year’s eager and diligent leading crew of Doug Hamilton, Michelle Layman, and Kaylee Hanson took the reigns, it quickly became clear that this year’s festival would in fact be “off the hook”! It seems, as though just about everyone will be involved one way or another.

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