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A large law enforcement presence is often a sign of a crime or a tragedy, but Friday morning, law enforcement officers throughout Lewis County gathered together for a joyful purpose: raising money … more
Sandstone is likely Tenino’s most famed product. But few know that the United States Capitol has a stone representing every state, and Washington’s is Tenino sandstone.   … more
Onalaska’s Brooklyn Sandridge has been accepted to Harvard University and is moving to Massachusetts this summer to begin attending classes next semester.   Her friends, family, … more
The Corbet Theater stage will come alive with the “Sound of Music” this weekend as Centralia College premieres its spring musical.   Popularized by the 1965 movie starring Julie … more
Evergreen Playhouse’s spring musical, “Tuck Everlasting,” is a whimsical tale bursting with bright colors, fun songs and quirky characters.  Beneath that surface, however, … more
A Monday night event featured a refugee of Nazi Germany, the creator of a famous advertising campaign and a graduate of W.F. West High School — but the event only had one speaker. Barbara … more
In 1998, the first time congregants from Westminster Presbyterian Church visited the Synod of Livingstonia in Malawi, a chapter of the Church of Central Africa Presbytery, the mission was to lend … more
The Onalaska School District aquaculture program released 600 trout in Carlisle Lake on Friday morning.   The release coincides with the Saturday start of the statewide trout fishing derby. … more
While many sightings of Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, have been admitted hoaxes, that hasn’t stopped the true believers from maintaining the hunt for the elusive mythical creature.  On … more
When Centralia High School published a Facebook post in November 2022 soliciting ideas for a construction project the school’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) class could complete, senior … more
Fear not, Lewis County gardeners.  Dirty Thumb Nursery may have sold, but its founders firmly believe their successors are ready to take over and, eventually, expand the business to new … more
While the war in Ukraine rages into its second year and becomes increasingly politicized in the United States, Dr. Patrick Jung, who grew up in Oakville, has returned from spending three months … more
Spring is a busier season than normal for the Southwest Washington Dance Center in Chehalis, which is not only preparing to host eight dance companies for the annual Dance Festival Northwest next … more
Gretchen Staebler moved back to Centralia in 2012 to take care of her 96-year-old mother, intending to stay for one year until she and her two sisters could move their mother into assisted living and … more
In a recent announcement from the American Dahlia Society on 2022 winners of a “prestigious” award for new flower introductions, the society’s spokesperson declared there is a … more
The restoration of the Historic Centralia Fox Theatre has mostly been a piecemeal project, with bits of work getting done when money was available and the theater as a whole remaining … more
Though all winter sports test the athlete’s mettle, the Nordic side of White Pass Ski Area may offer less intimidating recreational opportunities than the steep slopes across U.S. Highway … more
The Toledo Boat Launch parking lot isn’t as glamorous as Times Square, but Toledo’s New Year’s Eve ball drop has a perk that New York’s doesn’t: you get to eat the ball … more
Through fires, floods and everyday life in the greater Lewis County area, Chronicle Photo Editor Jared Wenzelburger was there to capture big moments and compelling images in 2022. Here are photos he … more
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