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Elma pair found with ‘large amount of potential methamphetamine’ during Thursday arrest

Guns and evidence of illegal drug sales also found during search after arrests

  • Mar 8th, 2018

Two found dead in McCleary house fire Thursday morning

Investigators trying to determine cause of the blaze, confirm identities of victims

  • Mar 8th, 2018

Monte roundabout discussion circles back again

Council talks roundabout, funding, drafting list of concerns for state

LOUIS KRAUSS | THE DAILY WORLD Gage Iverson and Matthew Plato, both seniors from Montesano High School, work on a fish tank cooler during electrical engineering class at Aberdeen High School. They drive to Aberdeen in the afternoons for the class.

Aberdeen High’s CTE classes preparing local students for future employment

Not all students take the traditional four-year college path after high school,…

LOUIS KRAUSS | THE DAILY WORLD Gage Iverson and Matthew Plato, both seniors from Montesano High School, work on a fish tank cooler during electrical engineering class at Aberdeen High School. They drive to Aberdeen in the afternoons for the class.

Elma schools scheduling records destruction for past students

Past students born in 1989 can pick up spec ed records before March 30

  • Mar 8th, 2018

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

McCleary council asked to consider tax/tab hike

Car tabs or sales tax increase would fund repair of ailing roads

  • Mar 8th, 2018
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                                First responders surround a 1991 Acura at the scene of a fatal accident on State Route 12 early Sunday morning. The entire roadway was blocked for more than seven hours during the initial investigation.

Two from Aberdeen killed in car vs. snow plow wreck Sunday morning

Highway 12 completely closed just west of Montesano for seven hours

  • Mar 8th, 2018
WASHINGTON STATE PATROL Photo
                                First responders surround a 1991 Acura at the scene of a fatal accident on State Route 12 early Sunday morning. The entire roadway was blocked for more than seven hours during the initial investigation.

Blue Slough Road reopens after three-month closure

Popular route between Monte and south Aberdeen closed after November rains caused a large crack

  • Mar 1st, 2018
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

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.

State Auditor’s Office investigating embezzlement at Oakville School District

School district noticed discrepancy and contacted Auditor’s Office and Sheriff’s Office.

  • Mar 1st, 2018

State Supreme Court justices talk law during public forum at MHS

Forum saw about two dozen people in the crowd.

  • Mar 1st, 2018

Supreme Court hears oral arguments for Bassett sentence

Triple murderer of McCleary was juvenile when sentenced to life without parole

  • Mar 1st, 2018

All local school districts pass levy funding

As of Tuesday night, there was 28 percent turnout reported, with most levies passing easily

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

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.

Monte user fees won’t see future refunds

Resolution to refund user fees fails for lack of majority.

Montesano man dies in Monday morning wreck east of McCleary

Ronald J. Westberg pronounced dead at the scene

  • Feb 22nd, 2018

Montesano receives time line for wastewater plant solution

Situation has been called an ecological disaster in the making.

Neilton woman gets 90 days for Quinault School District theft

Must also pay nearly $150,000 restitution to state, school district, insurer

  • Feb 22nd, 2018

Chehalis Basin Lead Entity seeks salmon recovery proposals

$600,000 in state, federal funds available for approved projects

  • Feb 15th, 2018