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Sponsorships available for youth trips

Youth sponsorships are now available for Aberdeen Parks and Rec/Anchor Bank trips to Northwest Trek on July 21, Tacoma Rainiers on July 27, and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland on Aug. 4. Thanks to Bee Street Espresso, the first 15 kids, ages 7 to 12, to register for each trip will receive a youth sponsorship. Completed registration forms must be submitted to take advantage of the sponsorship — registration over the phone will not be accepted.

Local students impress at SkillsUSA

Students from Grays Harbor made their mark at the 2015 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. last week, with junior Jonathon Ball winning a gold medal in the automotive service technology competition and recent Montesano graduate Jacob Izatt taking home the bronze medal in major appliance and refrigeration.

Five Star Ford collects peanut butter in annual drive

Five Star Ford collected 382 jars of peanut butter during the annual Ford Focus on Hunger Peanut Butter Drive. The drive, which ran from June 5-13, benefits the local food bank and is in response to the increased demand for this staple during the summer months when many children lose access to school nutrition programs.

Senior Events 6/6

THE OLYMPIC AREA AGENCY ON AGING NEEDS YOU! Help us improve senior services in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties by taking a short survey to provide your input. There arethree ways to access the survey: (1) Go to our website – and click on the red box “Take Survey” to open and complete the survey; (2) Call 1-866-720-4863 to give your responses by telephone to a staff person during business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. most days); (3) Request a paper copy you can mail back or drop off at one of our local offices: call 1-866-720-4863 or email with your name and mailing address.

Looking Back — Logging operation

This photo was taken in March 1925, probably near Montesano. It shows a Clemons Logging Co. operation including spars, donkey engine and railroad. The photo was taken for Grays Harbor Equipment Co., which is still very much a going concern today.If you have any information on this photo or others from this feature, visit and submit it via the website’s feedback form.

Taholah Class of 2015

The 2015 Taholah High School Class poses near Elephant Rock on the coast. From left are: Samantha Bighead, Pedro Sanchez, Jessie Ritchie, Sam Northup, Robert Needham, Jon Jackson, Keanu Curleybear, Anela Jones, and Rachel Cheney. Not present is Jimmy Smith-Kramer. The school’s graduation ceremony is Friday night at 8 in the school auditorium.