Former resident Violet L. Childs Griffith died Sept. 24, 2011, at the age of 82. She was currently a resident of Bradenton, Fla.
Raised in West Seattle, she became a renowned comedian and musician who loved making people laugh. She owned and operated Vi’s Place in Buckley, with her daughter Darlonna. She is a member of the West Seattle High School Hall of Fame and among her many awards, she was an Eagles Woman of the Year. She provided financial and emotional support to many nonprofit organizations and people of all walks of life. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughter Darby, son Lonnie, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Memorials are suggested in her name for her son Lonnie’s care and can be sent to186 Bimini Dr., Palmetto, Fla. 34221.
This is Part 2 of a three part in-paper Enumclaw mayoral debate between Jan Molinaro and Kim Lauk. Both are first time candidates for mayor. The incumbent, Mayor Liz Reynolds, chose not to seek a third term.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise across the U.S. and Washington and King County data show a similar trend towards more syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.
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.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
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.