SOUTH BEND - The trial of Kathryn M. Burr was finally scheduled to start this week running Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Pacific County Superior Court. Burr, 50, the former executive director of the Crisis Support Network (CSN), is charged with one count of Theft in the First Degree with Aggravating Factor; 12 counts of Obtaining Signature by Deception with Aggravating factor and 12 counts of Forgery with Aggravating Factors. Senior Deputy Prosector Joseph Faurholt is the lead attorney for the prosecution. Scott Campbell of Montesano is representing the defense.
Alli Engel was crowned Lewis Pacific Swiss Society Swiss Miss during the 51st Oktoberfest, on October 2 at the Swiss Park in Frances.
Alli is a senior at PeEll High School and also participates in the running start program through Centralia College. Alli, an honor student, also plays volleyball and fastpitch. When not busy at school, Alli is a longtime member of 4-H, where she has shown pigs and entered baking contests.
The pandemic is stretching on and food insecurity is growing greater in Pacific County. One group of local girls have responded to this call. Girl Scout Troop 41175, which serves the communities of Raymond and South Bend, is running a COVID Relief Food Drive to support the North Pacific County Food Bank in October.
"We are a volunteer-run nonprofit organization working with girls from kindergarten to 4th grade," said Troop Leader Kandice Caldwell. "Girl Scouts has been around for over 100 years and has more than 2.7 million members and our troop joined the ranks in early 2021."
SOUTH BEND - There are several significant races in north Pacific County in the 2021 General Election. Throughout the entire county, there are 77 candidates running for a total of 64 offices. The election is Tuesday, November 2. Ballots will be mailed from the auditor's office to the post offices today.
A new housing development is in the beginning stages of development as Owner of Willapa Bay Properties Rex Angelovich receives permission from the City of Raymond Council to purchase the old reservoir property above Elm Street.
Willapa Bay Properties has already purchased 152 lots in the area above Elm Street, but then discovered a hiccup.
"We are currently working on putting together a development project," Angelovich said during a Raymond City Council Meeting. "There is a city-owned property right in the middle of our development; that was an old reservoir."
Pacific County Prosecutor Ben Haslam has decided to resign from his position. Haslam, who took over as prosecutor in August of last year after Mark McClain stepped down, gave his resignation to the county commissioners September 17.
Haslam, who was hired as the deputy prosecutor in 2018, is mainly retiring for personal reasons and to spend more time with his family.
SOUTH BEND - The Sweepstakes Trophy winner for this year's Come and Play on Labor Day Grand Parade was the Raymond-South Bend Cheer squad.
The other parade winners included Mayor's Trophy, Bob Rose; Special Awards, Best Theme, Willapa Harbor Hospital; Ilwaco HS Band, Rhodesia Beach Bandits, Pacific Transit Trolley.
The Salmon Derby winners were: 2-Day Combine, John Simatic (23.24 lbs), Saturday, First place, Simatic (12 lbs, 15 oz); Second place, Devon King (10 lbs); Third place, Leah Heintz (9 lbs, 10 oz); Small Fry, Joelyn Simatic (5 lbs, 13 oz) Sunday, First place, John Heintz (13 lbs, 15 oz); Second place, Simatic (11 lbs, 9 oz); Third place, Chris Wiley (9 lbs,12 oz); Small Fry, King (2 lbs, 6 oz).
Tokeland's Woodfest event, August 14-15, was swarmed by crowds of art seekers and sightseers. A low estimate of the crowd was around 1,500 on Saturday as they caught the events, carving demonstrations, and vendors located around the Tokeland Hotel.
Tokeland/North Cove Chamber of Commerce Secretary Sandy Prosser attributed the crowds to the excellent weather on Saturday and that everyone wanted to be out and about.
"We had six really great carvers this year," she said. "We had about 40 vendors. We were able to debut our event trailer. The pirates came through with a great ship and they had a little train; it gave the kids something to do. Which was a nice addition. The vendors had excellent sales and turn out."
Ethel Slingerland Mullens designed the Henry Hackadoo mascot for South Bend HS. It was on the cover of the 1952 Carcowan. Ethel, who graduated from SBHS in 1952, was called into the superintendent's office and asked to design a mascot. Ethel said she got the idea for Henry Hackadoo from a "squeeky toy that was sitting on the superintendent's desk and the cheerleaders had a cheer that ended with 'hack a doo, hack a doo' and that's how it came to be." Henry Hackadoo T-shirts and crewneck sweatshirts are available by contacting Joyce Kidd on Facebook at Derik Nissell Toy House, and order forms can be obtained at South Bend Pharmacy. All proceeds go to the toy house. Orders will be taken through September.
The Delta variant is hitting Washington hard and has even reached into the smaller counties like Pacific County.
Many medical facilities are shuffling patients around to areas that have more hospital beds for COVID patients.
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