Dan Hammock

Dan posted 64 stories to The Vidette.
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DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                A field full of mole hills in Cosmopolis prompted someone to plant a sign reading Chehalis National Mole Refuge. David Pehling with the Snohomish County WSU Extension is the go-to guy when it comes to moles and has a number of techniques that can help you protect your yard and garden from looking like this.

Moles and their hills: how to get rid of them

Moles doing a number on lawns, gardens across the county

  • Apr 19th, 2018 8:52am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                A field full of mole hills in Cosmopolis prompted someone to plant a sign reading Chehalis National Mole Refuge. David Pehling with the Snohomish County WSU Extension is the go-to guy when it comes to moles and has a number of techniques that can help you protect your yard and garden from looking like this.

Kilmer bemoans nation’s partisan divide

Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-Gig Harbor) thinks his constituents are tired of partisan…

  • Apr 12th, 2018 1:30am
HARBOR ROOTS FARM PHOTO
                                Harbor Roots Farm will break ground Tuesday on three acres of leased land on the Wynoochee Valley. Back row from left: James Petersen-Yeager, Mashyla Buckmaster, Jim Campbell, Reverend Sarah Monroe, Donald Jackson, Janet Belles, Reverend Bonnie Campbell. Front row left: Bishop Greg Rickel, Aaron Scott and Moses, Nita Cross and Silas the dog, Hannah Jones and Archie the dog.

A fresh start: Harbor Roots Farm begins operation Tuesday

Harbor Roots Farm, which will offer farm apprenticeships with living wages and…

  • Apr 5th, 2018 7:00pm
HARBOR ROOTS FARM PHOTO
                                Harbor Roots Farm will break ground Tuesday on three acres of leased land on the Wynoochee Valley. Back row from left: James Petersen-Yeager, Mashyla Buckmaster, Jim Campbell, Reverend Sarah Monroe, Donald Jackson, Janet Belles, Reverend Bonnie Campbell. Front row left: Bishop Greg Rickel, Aaron Scott and Moses, Nita Cross and Silas the dog, Hannah Jones and Archie the dog.
ZULILY PHOTO
                                Mrs. Grays Harbor 2018 Brandy Ross is raising funds and collecting school supplies for the McCleary School District.

Mrs. Grays Harbor raising funds for McCleary School

New mom will represent the county in the Mrs. Washington America pageant in June

  • Apr 5th, 2018 1:30am
ZULILY PHOTO
                                Mrs. Grays Harbor 2018 Brandy Ross is raising funds and collecting school supplies for the McCleary School District.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Fen Shou Chen pleaded guilty to the illegal manufacture of marijuana Monday morning and was sentenced to six months, the maximum sentence allowable by law for a defendant with no prior felony convictions and with no sentencing enhancements.

Two plead guilty to illegal marijuana growing charges

Judge sentences both to six months in jail

  • Mar 29th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Fen Shou Chen pleaded guilty to the illegal manufacture of marijuana Monday morning and was sentenced to six months, the maximum sentence allowable by law for a defendant with no prior felony convictions and with no sentencing enhancements.

Hospital hires consulting firm to help find a way out of financial crisis

Team leader said they should be ready to implement changes within two months

  • Mar 8th, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Jeffrey L. Butterfield Sr. is flanked by Grays Harbor County Prosecutor Katie Svoboda and his attorney David Mistachkin during his sentencing Friday morning. Superior Court Judge Mark McCauley handed down an exceptional sentence for Butterfield’s decade of abusing and raping his twin daughters, Amber and Alicia.

Butterfield gets more than 126 years for a decade of rape and incest

Maintains his innocence to the end

  • Mar 1st, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Jeffrey L. Butterfield Sr. is flanked by Grays Harbor County Prosecutor Katie Svoboda and his attorney David Mistachkin during his sentencing Friday morning. Superior Court Judge Mark McCauley handed down an exceptional sentence for Butterfield’s decade of abusing and raping his twin daughters, Amber and Alicia.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Beyond Survival executive director Maddie Graves-Wilson sits in the building behind the existing headquarters at 120 W. Wishkah, recently purchased by the group to provide more space for care of women, children and men who have been victimized by sexual abuse.

Beyond Survival obtains new Aberdeen property

Director: An ‘inviting place’ to deal with the trauma of sexual abuse

  • Feb 22nd, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Beyond Survival executive director Maddie Graves-Wilson sits in the building behind the existing headquarters at 120 W. Wishkah, recently purchased by the group to provide more space for care of women, children and men who have been victimized by sexual abuse.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Twin sisters Amber, left, and Alicia are sharing their story about the decade-long period of physical, psychological and sexual abuse suffered at the hands of their own father, Jeffrey L. Butterfield Sr. He was convicted on eight counts including rape of a child and incest in late December.

Twins who suffered a decade of abuse at the hands of their own father come forward

Hope to encourage others to open up about sexual abuse, stand up to predators

  • Feb 1st, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Twin sisters Amber, left, and Alicia are sharing their story about the decade-long period of physical, psychological and sexual abuse suffered at the hands of their own father, Jeffrey L. Butterfield Sr. He was convicted on eight counts including rape of a child and incest in late December.
DAN HAMMOCK | TWIN HARBORS NEWSPAPER GROUP
                                Pat Clemons, East County historian and former school teacher from Montesano, is presented with a new plaque honoring the tree farm centennial Sunday. Eric Koecke made the plaque as part of his Eagle Scout project and replaces the original plaque which was damaged. The Sunday event was honoring the renaming of the Chehalis Valley Historical Museum the Pat Clemons Chehalis Valley Historical Museum.

Monte museum renamed in honor of Pat Clemons

Lifelong Monte resident considered the unofficial historian of the area

  • Jan 18th, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | TWIN HARBORS NEWSPAPER GROUP
                                Pat Clemons, East County historian and former school teacher from Montesano, is presented with a new plaque honoring the tree farm centennial Sunday. Eric Koecke made the plaque as part of his Eagle Scout project and replaces the original plaque which was damaged. The Sunday event was honoring the renaming of the Chehalis Valley Historical Museum the Pat Clemons Chehalis Valley Historical Museum.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Former Hoquiam Municipal Court Judge William Stewart, who retired Dec. 31 after 29 years on the bench.

Hoquiam Municipal Court Judge Stewart retires after nearly 30 years on the bench

Will continue to practice law out of his Montesano office

  • Jan 11th, 2018 11:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Former Hoquiam Municipal Court Judge William Stewart, who retired Dec. 31 after 29 years on the bench.

Local man convicted of child rape, incest of twin girls

Girls accused dad of physical, sexual assault since they were six

  • Jan 11th, 2018 11:00pm

Contanda looks to expand Port property, but crude oil not part of their plans

Expansion would include eight new storage tanks for bulk liquid storage

  • Jan 11th, 2018 1:30am

Slain Pierce County Deputy started his career in 2009 with Hoquiam PD

Hoquiam PD Chief: ‘At the moment everyone is just in shock and disbelief’

  • Jan 11th, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Lilly Delahanty, the official Teddy Bear Officer for the Montesano VFW Auxiliary, shows off the stuffed toys she collected all year before donating them to the Children’s Administration Office in Aberdeen Friday. Pictured from left are VFW Auxiliary President T.J. Glick, Auxiliary Secretary Diane Nillson, Lilly and her mom, Ciara Brough.

Montesano VFW Auxiliary’s official Teddy Bear Officer at it again

Lilly Delahanty collected four times the stuffed toys she donated last year

  • Jan 4th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Lilly Delahanty, the official Teddy Bear Officer for the Montesano VFW Auxiliary, shows off the stuffed toys she collected all year before donating them to the Children’s Administration Office in Aberdeen Friday. Pictured from left are VFW Auxiliary President T.J. Glick, Auxiliary Secretary Diane Nillson, Lilly and her mom, Ciara Brough.

Final day on the bench near for Superior Court Judge McCauley

Has held the position since the county added a third judge in 1993

  • Dec 28th, 2017 3:00am

Decision makers clash over E911 budget plans

Cities will pay amount based on population and number of calls

  • Nov 30th, 2017 1:30am

ACLU and county settle suit over juvenile detention isolation

Judge Edwards: ACLU’s description of the situation not accurate

  • Nov 23rd, 2017 11:15am
COREY MORRIS | GH NEWSPAPER GROUP
                                Jacob Eveland was sentenced Monday morning to 50 years in prison for the brutal murder of Roy N. Jones of Elma in May of last year.

Eveland sentenced to 50 years for 2016 slaying of Elma man

Judge David Edwards: ‘You committed a brutal, brutal murder.’

  • Nov 9th, 2017 7:00pm
COREY MORRIS | GH NEWSPAPER GROUP
                                Jacob Eveland was sentenced Monday morning to 50 years in prison for the brutal murder of Roy N. Jones of Elma in May of last year.
Photo by Meryl Schenker
                                Hoquiam attorney Ray Kahler was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to fill the Grays Harbor County Superior Court Judge position that comes open in January when Judge F. Mark McCauley retires at the end of the year.

Hoquiam attorney Ray Kahler appointed to Grays Harbor County Superior Court

Gov. Inslee announced the appointment Friday morning, effective in January

  • Nov 9th, 2017 1:30am
Photo by Meryl Schenker
                                Hoquiam attorney Ray Kahler was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to fill the Grays Harbor County Superior Court Judge position that comes open in January when Judge F. Mark McCauley retires at the end of the year.