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On Tuesday, May 28, Centralia Mayor Kelly Smith Johnston delivered a proclamation during a city council meeting announcing the upcoming Juneteenth holiday on June 19, celebrating the end of slavery … more
On Thursday, May 23, U.S. Army Sergeant George Frank Bishop, of Centralia, was buried with full military honors nearly 82 years after he died while being held captive in an Imperial Japanese … more
While the small, unincorporated community of Elbe has only 53 current residents who call it home, the cozy mountain town now has a giant new greeter welcoming visitors passing through on their way to … more
W.F. High School students took to the Lewis County Coffee Co. stand on Jackson Highway to put their skills to the test and raise money for the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) program … more
“Dark Road,” an anti-fentanyl campaign video produced and performed by a group of seven youth residing at Green Hill School in Chehalis, is officially the winner of the National Substance … more
“The Addams Family” has surged in popularity in recent years, but if Evergreen Playhouse audiences are expecting a rehash of recent television adaptations of the Charles Addams cartoons, … more
With summer right around the corner, the Salvation Army in Centralia has begun work at the Harvesting Hope farm to make sure everyone can access fresh produce. “Healthy bodies equal … more
Originally founded in the small town of Evaline just outside of Winlock in 1883, the Evaline School officially celebrated its 140th anniversary Saturday, May 18. The school hosted an open house … more
More than four decades after the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, area tourism — like the mountain’s landscape — is still struggling to return to pre-blast norms. The number of … more
Following years of turbulence, which included foreclosure and repeated failed attempts to sell the property, Lewis County has approved the sale of Mountain View Cemetery in Centralia. For the … more
If you thought you saw railcars, or speeders, at railroad crossings along the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum’s tracks Thursday, you thought right. Eighteen railcars chugged 9 miles … more
Though he is legally blind and nearly 82 years old, Charles Ament, of Centralia, isn’t letting it keep him from competing in his third consecutive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National … more
More than 100 people — including Lewis County Drug Court enrollees and alumni, their families and friends, and Lewis County Commissioner Lindsey Pollock — joined together Monday for a … more
In June 2023, Christy Nelson graduated from Centralia College with a registered nurse (RN) certificate at the age of 62. “As I’ve worked this last year, I cannot count the times that … more
The Relay for Life of Lewis County will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds.  All ages are welcome. Admission is free, though a … more
The first Adna Sausage Fest was hosted by Adna Grocery and Uncle Jim’s Smokehouse on Saturday at the Adna Grange.  All proceeds will go toward the Adna girls basketball program.  … more
In the week leading up to the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce’s annual Rob Fuller Scholarship Luncheon, STEM Scholarship award presenter Amanda Singleton received a postcard from a W.F. … more
The Spring Youth Fair was held at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday.  Area youths showed their animals and competed in a variety of contests.  These … more
As the spring season settles over the region, the farmers markets in both Centralia and Chehalis will again provide locally grown produce and other products. Those who frequent the farmers … more
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