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Public record: Superior Court, June 23

This new criminal, civil and domestic case list is transcribed from information filed recently with the Grays Harbor County Superior Court. Neither the court nor the court administrator makes any representation as to accuracy and completeness of the data except for court purposes. The names provided in this report cannot be associated with any particular individual without individual case research.

Restaurant Inspections, April & May 2016

Grays Harbor County’s Environmental Health Division lists restaurants and other food-handling establishments that received red and/or blue points, as well as those that didn’t receive any points. Red points are for food-handling practices that, when not done properly, are most likely to lead to food-borne illness. Blue points are primarily for maintenance and sanitation issues that are not likely to result in food-borne illness. A facility found with 20 or more red points is subject to a follow-up inspection. Blue violations should be corrected immediately when possible, but generally do not impose an immediate risk to the public.

With the college band playing “What a Wonderful World” in the background, soon-to-be Grays Harbor College graduates proceed up the ramp from the library and into the campus courtyard for commencement ceremonies Friday night in South Aberdeen. The Class of 2016 heard retiring GHC President Ed Brewster deliver the keynote address. More than 330 graduates were granted degrees from the college this year, and approximately 175 participatied in the traditional outdoor ceremony.
 

Cantwell receives oceans Leadership Award

On Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., Sen. Maria Cantwell was awarded the Leadership Award from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. The award recognizes Cantwell’s leadership in ocean conservation and her advocacy for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The Foundation also recognized Cantwell’s advocacy for sustainable fisheries, keeping Washington’s coastal economies vibrant and oil spill prevention.

Stensager, Messmer to be honored with Pioneer Award on Sunday

Gene Stensager and Lou Messmer have both been instrumental in the development of Grays Harbor College. Although their fields of study differed — Stensager in music and Messmer in life sciences — as pioneering instructors at Grays Harbor College, the pair seemed a natural fit to share this year’s award as the Polson Museum’s Pioneers of the Year.

Morck on federal historic register, important for financing

The National Park Service has approved an application to include the Morck Hotel in Aberdeen on the National Register of Historic Places. Developers hoping to make the once grand downtown hotel grand again, say the tax credits that can come with such a designation are an important piece of their $20 million financing package.

Josh Gaddis is ‘Class Heart’

For more than 80 years, seniors at Hoquiam High School have been voting for their “Class Heart,” and this year’s winner is Josh Gaddis. “He really loves his classmates and they really love him,” said Jill Smith, a counselor at Hoquiam High. “He’s the true-blue guy everyone counts on.”

Ocean Shores has a parade for Flag Day

Summer always starts with a patriotic parade in Ocean Shores, where the annual Flag Day Parade has grown into the largest such event in Western Washington, with more than 75 entries, including dignitaries such as Lt. Gov. Brad Owen and the newly crowned Miss Washington.

County permit dispute could lead to process changes

Faced with a longer-than-anticipated waiting period for a county permit — exacerbated by both under staffing and planned vacation time at the county — a natural gas business at Satsop Business Park completed a small construction project without a permit. The action has resulted in a “business violation,” according to the county.