Hoquiam Firefighters Local 315 rally for support

Hoquiam firefighters rally for support

Hoquiam Fire Fighters are taking to the streets for support,  Local 315 President Doug Stankavich tells us they’re worried about response times and safety after recent reductions in staffing were announced earlier this month. Stankavich is standing with about 30 supporters on the corner of 8th and Simpson in downtown Hoquiam this morning. “We’re out […]

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  • Aberdeen School District to Honor 19 Retiring Employees

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – A reception honoring a principal, 10 teachers and eight members of the support staff who are retiring from the Aberdeen School District is set for 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, in the Commons at Aberdeen High School.
    Community members, family, friends and students, both past and present, are invited to stop by as the district thanks the retirees for their years of service to our community.
    The reception is co-hosted by the Aberdeen School District and the Aberdeen Education Association.
    “I have been honored these past two years to work with the fine staff members who are retiring this year in the Aberdeen School District,” Superintendent Thomas Opstad said. “They have given much to our schools and the community, and we wish them the very best in their retirement.”
    “I look at this list and we have a huge hole to fill,” Joan Lesman, president of the Aberdeen Education Association, said. “There are hundreds of years of experience here. We might be able to fill their positions, but we are not going to be able to replace them.”
    The high schools, in particular, are saying good-bye to a wealth of institutional knowledge, Mrs. Lesman observed. “But again, when I look at the whole list – all of these people have given so much,” she said. “Our community is so much better for having them. They’ve dedicated their lives to making Aberdeen a better place and I am so grateful.”

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  • Aberdeen School Teacher on Leave During Investigation

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – A Second Grade Teacher at AJ West has been placed on leave while an investigation continues into allegations that she forcefully pushed a student’s head into a desk recently, Aberdeen School Superintendent Marty Kay tells us "It is paid administrative leave, until we draw some conclusions following our investigation."

    Apparently the incident occurred late last month but Kay tells us the exact date is not yet known, "when the incident occurred is really part of the investigation, because we’re not exactly sure when the incident may have occurred."

    The student mother tells KBKW that the teacher allegedly lost her temper with the child because he wouldn’t put his head down at a time when other classmates had their heads down.

    Kay said the child was not injured and that they have returned to school. "the child has returned to school and seems to be doing just fine" The teacher remains on administrative leave until the investigation is completed.

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  • Hoquiam Preps for Bluegrass Festival

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – The City of Hoquiam will again be sponsoring the Annual Bluegrass Festival on August 20-22, 2010 at Olympic Stadium, 28th and Cherry, in Hoquiam.

    Hoquiam Wa Loggers PlaydayTwo free gospel shows will be offered on August 19th at the Cornerstone Church at 6:30 p.m. where donations for the local food banks will be accepted and then again on Sunday, August 22ndh at Olympic Stadium at 10:00 a.m.

    Five bands will be playing music on Friday, August 20th – with the show beginning at 6:00 p.m. and six bands will grace the stage on Saturday August 21st beginning at 2:00 p.m. and going into the night! Tickets for the show are $8.00 per day for adults and children over 12. Children 11 and under are free.

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  • Coast Guard Searches for Overdue Boat

    ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue 39-foot boat with three people onboard Friday.

    The fishing boat Kay Ann departed Newport, Ore., Saturday, July 18, 2009, to fish for tuna. The boat was due to return to Warrenton, Ore., Wednesday.  The co-owner of the Kay Anne reported the boat overdue late Thursday at Coast Guard Station Coos Bay, Ore.

    The Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, homeported in Seattle, was diverted 70 miles due west of Siuslaw River, Ore., to help in the search.  A C-130 Hercules search plane crew was launched from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., to assist.

    The Kay Ann is described as having a white hull with red and blue trim.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the Kay Ann and its crew should contact the 13th Coast Guard District command center at (206) 220-7001.

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