Former area resident Ivan Girgich died Nov. 27, 2015, in Walnut Creek, Calif.
He was born April 14, 1916, in Enumclaw on the Shepech-Girgich family farm. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe and receiving the Bronze Star. For most of his adult life he was involved in the administration of federal agricultural research programs at both the regional level and at national headquarters. He retired as western regional administrative officer. He was a life member of the Mechanics Institute and a member for more than 40 years of the Commonwealth Club.
He was preceded in death by wife Elizabeth Griffin Girgich, but survived by her sons John Phillips of Moraga Calif., and James Phillips of Meridian, Idaho.
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.