• St. Lawrence centennial celebration Sunday in Raymond

    RAYMOND, Wash. – St. Lawrence Catholic Church will celebrate its centennial year with a bilingual mass scheduled at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, September 29th. Immediately following the service, a catered luncheon will be served in the social hall of the church. The church is located at 1112 Blake Street in Raymond.

    The Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain, archbishop of Seattle, will be the principle celebrant. Current Pastor, Fr. P.A. Kaech, and former pastors will concelebrate at the centennial mass. 

    Sr. Virginia Miller, of the Sisters of Providence, who served as pastoral assistant (along with Sr. Elizabeth Joyce, Sp., since deceased) will be in attendance and will bring the gifts forward for the offertory procession.

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  • Hoquiam Police Arrest High-Speed Suspect

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – A 53 year old Grays Harbor man is in custody after two Hoquiam Patrol cars were used to block his vehicle in yesterday. The Aberdeen resident was known to officers and had eluded police in May, when a high speed pursuit was called off by Hoquiam police due to dangerous driving on East Hoquiam roads, and speeds of around 90 miles per hour.

    When A Hoquiam police officer located the man yesterday afternoon in the 2600 block of Bay Avenue, he called for backup, but saw the suspect walking towards a 1986 Honda CRX, so he attempted to pin the vehicle before it could leave.

    The suspect drove back and forth and was able to break free just as the second officer arrived and successfully executed a PIT maneuver, causing the fleeing vehicle to spin out.

    After still attempting to start his vehicle and flee, the driver had to be forcibly removed and was taken into custody on multiple felony warrants, Felony Eluding for yesterday’s attempt, and one warrant stemming from the previous eluding in May The man was booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail.

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  • 19th District Legislators to Hold Tele-Town Hall Meeting

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Residents of the 19th Legislative District will soon have the chance to ask their legislative members questions without leaving their homes.
    On the evening of April 17th, Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, Rep. Dean Takko, D-Longview, and Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, will take part in a telephone town hall meeting. Residents of the district will receive a phone call at or around 6 p.m., asking if they would like to participate in the live event. Those who do will have the chance to join thousands of their fellow constituents in directly asking the members questions or sharing concerns they have for the 19th District and the state.
    Constituents should receive a phone call inviting them to take part at around 6 p.m. Anyone who does not receive a call may participate by calling 1-877-229-8493 and enter the PIN number 18646 when prompted.
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  • Aberdeen High School Takes 15 Medals From SkillsUSA State Conference

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Aberdeen High School chapter of SkillsUSA competed in the state conference this past weekend (April 15th through 17th) and came home with 15 state medals including five state champions and over $12,000 in scholarships and prizes. Jacob Benner lead the way with his second state title in as many years. Aberdeen High School’s state champions have qualified to compete at the national conference to be held in Kansas City, MO this June.

    Aberdeen High Sophomore Karmen Ayres was re-elected as a state SkillsUSA officer for the 2010-2011 school year. Karmen served this past year as the Olympic Region Representative and is Aberdeen High School’s chapter Vice-President.

    Also, Katie Grimnes was nominated as a National Officer Candidate and will attend the National Convention in Kansas City.

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