STPNS - The South County Sun
Small Town Papers News Service
RSS XML Feed
  Search
 

The South County Sun, Royal City, Washington, 99357

 
Mattawa mayor discontinues taping of council meetings
09/13/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- Mattawa Public Works Director John Lasen presented council members with some suggested scenarios and fees to be charged for those using a hydrant meter at the last council meeting. After some lengthy discussion, it was decided that town attorney Ed Allan would write up a formal ordinance and define... View

 
Wreck near Tatoes in Mattawa
09/13/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Felipe Chavez Rojas, 28, of Mattawa was westbound on Road 24 when he allegedly crossed the centerline. Driver of the 1978 Freightliner, Jose Valdespino, 27, of Mattawa, tried to avoid the collision but still struck the 1998 Ford Explorer. ... View

 
Royal School District prepares for trial
06/20/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- Retiring Royal Superintendent David James notified the school board Monday night that he will intend to seek payment as a consultant for the district if he has to attend a district court trial this summer. ... View

 
Royal City to host first antique tractor pull
06/20/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- Humanity may never be able to adequately quantify how wood can a woodchuck chuck, but at least we can answer the question “how much weight can a tractor pull?” ... View

 
Weather woes continue for farmers in south Grant County
06/14/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- Pioneers on the Royal Slope in the early part of the twentieth century relished the weather locals have been getting a taste of over the past month or so. A wet era ushered in some dryland wheat farming and an early settlement of the area nearly a hundred years ago.... View

 
Royal superintendent bows out with standing ovation
06/13/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- Retiring Royal Superintendent David James received a standing ovation from students and parents as he addressed a packed gym during graduation last week for the last time. After eighteen years at the helm of the district, James will be stepping down June 30th. ... View

 
Mattawa grocery robbed at gunpoint
06/13/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- The Lep-Re-Kon Harvest grocery store in Mattawa was robbed by three gunmen wearing plaid flannel jackets and bandanas last Friday.... View

2006 Mattawa Junior Miss chosen  
2006 Mattawa Junior Miss chosen
06/13/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- It was a wonderful way to “break in” the new WHS auditorium, and the four Mattawa Junior Miss contestants did it in style. ... View

 
RHS and WHS seniors finish culmination projects
05/30/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- All the seniors in south Grant County are breathing a little easier this week after turning in their culmination projects.... View

 
Mattawa community members ask council for help with gang problems
05/30/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- Concerns about gang activity in Mattawa were the main discussion at Mattawa’s town council meeting last week. Several dozen community members came to the meeting.... View

 
Royal Port hosts meeting to discuss rail reinstatement
05/30/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- It will cost an estimated $1.5 million to rehab a state-owned rail spur between Royal and Othello, but local growers and business owners say with the rising fuel prices it’s time to look seriously at bringing trains back to Royal City. ... View

 
Royal fastpitch shocker
05/24/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- For just the second time in twenty-odd years there won’t be a team representing Royal’s Lady Knights at the state softball tournament. Royal lost two of their three games against SCAC foes that they had handled easily during the regular season.... View

 
Stan Simmons passes
05/24/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- Stan Simmons, 60, of Beverly Washington, passed away at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by his family on May 18, 2006.  ... View

 
Local fire and EMS volunteers gearing up for summer
05/24/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- Warmer weather means more people in the south county area, and more people means more accidents. ... View

 
Another accident on Highway 243 sends three to hospital
05/17/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- Nobody wants to be in an accident, but if you could choose the time and place to be in one, just down the street from an EMT class would be a good bet. ... View

 
Time to find common ground in Mattawa
05/17/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- After years of covering school board meetings and council meetings, it’s easy for me to start thinking I’ve heard it all. As any board member can tell you, sometimes the sense of déjà vu is overwhelming at times. The same discussions seem like they’ve been held over and over again... View

 
Police called to Wahluke board meeting after tensions mount
05/17/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- Despite the news that the Wahluke District was going to rely on attrition for budget reduction next year, police were called to settle an out-of-order school board meeting last week in Mattawa. ... View

 
Smith Brothers Dairy warns of possible odor
05/10/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- As part of continuing efforts to improve odor from Smith Brothers Dairy, aeration will begin on the lagoons at the dairy this week. ... View

 
Wahluke District: No clear answers on staff cuts yet
05/10/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- The large crowd of teachers, staff and students who showed up at an emotionally-charged Wahluke school board meeting to hear the district’s plan on cutting the budget went away with more questions than answers last week.... View

 
Cheney information delay another post 9/11 symptom
02/22/2006

The South County Sun / STPNS
Royal City, Washington (STPNS)- Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting mishap and the delayed release of information about the accident made for great late-night TV joke fodder, but it's also a good indicator of a pervasive and dangerous attitude that has developed in this country since 9/11. ... View