Editor’s note: This week’s Profile is a first-person piece written by Briana Arnold, who was raised in Hoquiam and is now a Peace Corps volunteer. Over the next year or so, she will be writing periodic stories about her experiences.
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Jakob Paul first became interested in science after discovering Star Wars.
Ray Yoder says anything that’s risky is something he’ll try. And now, after spending 44 years in education, he’s about to engage in what most would call an especially “risky” endeavor.
For Ron Allmand, becoming a teacher was an accident.
What Cindy Strom Wakefield does is she makes new families from old families.
From oak wine barrels and barn wood to kayak, canoe and stand up board paddles, wood finds new purpose.
Author Bill Lindstrom will be featured at the Polson Museum today at 2 p.m. and will present a slide show and lecture on his research surrounding John Tornow, the legendary “Wildman of the Wynoochee”. Lindstrom has studied every angle of the Tornow case for more than two decades and has just published a 502-page historical novel called “Victim or Villain?” that delves deeply into the Tornow story. Copies of the book are availalble now at the Polson Museum Store and Lindstrom will be on hand to sign copies today at the event.
Aberdeen City Attorney Eric Nelson appreciates the past while living firmly in the present. Today he is a civil servant who lives the life of a country gentleman living on parkland, which suits the Montesano native just fine.
Leo Cormier makes wood come to life.
Mayor of Westport Michael Bruce likes to live by the words: “Do what you want to do and do it well.”
Maritime life was far from over for Stan Severson when he retired from his 20-year Navy career and became a Hoquiam High School teacher.
Standing at 6-foot-3 behind the plate, it is hard to miss Ken Juarez.
For those who have seen a musical on the Harbor over the past year, there is a good chance one Hoquiam resident had a hand in it. Alex Eddy, by day a writing consultant and English tutor at Grays Harbor College, is part of the theater community, just like his grandfather Bud, and father, Jim Eddy, before him.
When honeybee hives started disappearing in the mid-’90s, beekeepers knew there was a serious problem. Hive boxes that should have contained tens of thousands of honeybees were completely empty, without any clue as to what happened to their honey-producing inhabitants. The cause? Colony collapse disorder — a mysterious phenomenon that has devastated huge sectors of the agriculture industry and left scientists and apiarists scratching their heads to this day.
Decades after hanging up her pointe shoes — seemingly for good — Jill Smith donned a leotard again and reconnected with one of her true loves: ballet.