Dan Hammock

Dan posted 75 stories to The Vidette.
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DAN HAMMOCK | THE VIDETTE
                                The balloons come down at the end of Montesano High School’s 2018 graduation ceremony Sunday at the Bo Griffith Memorial Gymnasium.

Montesano High School Class of 2018 graduated Sunday afternoon

Bo Griffith Memorial Gymnasium packed to the rafters with family, friends

  • Jun 14th, 2018 10:05am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE VIDETTE
                                The balloons come down at the end of Montesano High School’s 2018 graduation ceremony Sunday at the Bo Griffith Memorial Gymnasium.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Isaac J. Gusman pleaded not guilty in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Monday to two felony charges relating to an attempted kidnapping in Montesano on May 16. At left is defense lawyer David Arcuri. At right is county Prosecutor Katie Svoboda.

Not guilty plea in attempted Monte abduction

Isaac J. Gusman, charged for an attempted abduction in Montesano last month,…

  • Jun 7th, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Isaac J. Gusman pleaded not guilty in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Monday to two felony charges relating to an attempted kidnapping in Montesano on May 16. At left is defense lawyer David Arcuri. At right is county Prosecutor Katie Svoboda.

Wrongful death suit against Summit Pacific

Woman was sent home from medical center, collapsed and died a few hours later

  • Jun 7th, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Passengers ready to board a 4:20 p.m. bus at the Hoquiam transit center earlier this week. Grays Harbor Transit has brought back region-wide Sunday service and has expanded other routes this season.

GH Transit expands Sunday and other services

Services now back to full pre-2013 levels

  • May 31st, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Passengers ready to board a 4:20 p.m. bus at the Hoquiam transit center earlier this week. Grays Harbor Transit has brought back region-wide Sunday service and has expanded other routes this season.

Investigators search area of Kittitas County where Lindsey Baum’s remains were discovered last fall

Search combined dozens of investigators from 10 different agencies

  • May 17th, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Even with new owners taking the reigns Friday, the classic exterior of the Bee Hive Restaurant in Montesano isn’t likely to see any major changes, though the interior will be getting a facelift starting next week. Regulars will still enjoy a full bar and most of their menu favorites when the place reopens some time in June.

Local owners buy Bee Hive, will be closed for interior work starting Sunday at 8 p.m.

Focus will be on affordability, customer service, quality menu

  • May 17th, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Even with new owners taking the reigns Friday, the classic exterior of the Bee Hive Restaurant in Montesano isn’t likely to see any major changes, though the interior will be getting a facelift starting next week. Regulars will still enjoy a full bar and most of their menu favorites when the place reopens some time in June.

Lawmakers weigh in on fixes for local economy

Four members of the Coastal Caucus talked about that and more at The Daily World office Monday

  • May 10th, 2018 7:00pm
This age-progression photo comparison was prepared by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2013, showing what Lindsey Baum looked like when she disappeared from McCleary in 2009 and what she may look like at age 15.

Remains of Lindsey Baum found

Investigation now focused on kidnapping, homicide

  • May 10th, 2018 2:35pm
This age-progression photo comparison was prepared by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2013, showing what Lindsey Baum looked like when she disappeared from McCleary in 2009 and what she may look like at age 15.

Active shooter drill on Grays Harbor College campus Saturday

More than a hundred first responders participated

  • May 3rd, 2018 7:00pm

Family: Brandon Brown’s survival alone in woods for 11 days a ‘miracle’

Aunt stunned to hear him on the phone asking for a ride home

  • May 3rd, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Gloria Gilroy (left) and her daughter Davina made their first court appearance Monday after being charged with first degree theft earlier this year. Deputy Prosecutor Richard Peterson is at right.

Mother and daughter accused of theft from clinic group make first court appearance Monday

Two stand accused of stealing nearly half a million from Harbor Medical Group

  • Apr 26th, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Gloria Gilroy (left) and her daughter Davina made their first court appearance Monday after being charged with first degree theft earlier this year. Deputy Prosecutor Richard Peterson is at right.
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.