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Hoquiam Elks get the city birthday party started

With summer winding down there is no time like the present to join your community for a Saturday street-wide barbecue. Hoquiam’s Elks Lodge is kicking off the city’s 125-year birthday celebrations (officially in November) this weekend with a party of their own. They’ve joined forces with the local band, Patina and hot-rod enthusiasts The Pushrods for an afternoon of music, food and cars.

Summer on the corner

Ty Rodriguez, 12, left, balances on one leg on a “mini-Segway” while hanging out at the corner of 5th Street and M Street in Hoquiam Tuesday afternoon with Tristan Ford, 12, right, Novie Rodriguez, 11, middle, and Sadie Carlyle, 12.

City to help with $3M grant for Morck

The City of Aberdeen will help owners of the derelict Morck Hotel submit an application to the state Department of Commerce for a $3 million grant to help remodel the 91-year-old building after the City Council unanimously approved the move at Wednesday night’s meeting.

Kilmer talks business, industry on Harbor

Congressman Derek Kilmer was in Aberdeen Wednesday and spoke to the Aberdeen Rotary Club, touching on economic development on Grays Harbor, his quibbles with the way Congress sometimes handles business and the threat of a tsunami to coastal communities.