White River FFA students earn spot in state competition
Twenty-two White River High School students have qualified for the state FFA competition in Pullman May 11-15.
To advance to state, students had to finish in the top five at the district FFA contest March 23 at Yelm High School.
The Hornets’ rituals team of Maddie Budnich, Hailee Maas, Megan Miller, Austin Isaacs, Kaitlyn Miller and Kylie Courville was a first-place finisher.
Sarah Kahout won the prepared public speaking event and the job interview portion of the competition.
Teammate Mikey Burley finished third in job interview, while fellow Hornets Kayla LeTourneau was fourth and Christina Ramous placed fifth.
Haley Mass placed second in the creed contest with Maddie Budnick fourth.
Mackenzie Daschofsky finished fifth in extemporaneous public speaking.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.