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With spring in full gear and temperatures approaching a balmy 50 degrees last Saturday, April 20, at the White Pass Ski Area, hundreds of onlookers watched as approximately 150 intrepid skiers and … more
JJ’s ToGo celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, April 22, in downtown Centralia. The ceremony, provided by the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce, … more
The stories of Washingtonian war heroes going back to before World War I can now be found in a newly published book released last month. “Beyond Belief: True Stories of Washington State … more
Five Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) workers were honored Thursday, April 11, by the  Northwest Public Power Association with a Safety Heroism Award for pulling a disabled man … more
While the morning frost had yet to thaw on Wednesday, state Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, offered a wake-up call. As he spoke at the Boys & Girls Club of Lewis County’s Most Important … more
Kayakers, canoers and rafters returned to the river for the 46th annual Pe Ell River Run on Saturday. Starting at Queen Avenue in Pe Ell, river runners took their time down the Chehalis River … more
Having just returned home to Onalaska last Thursday after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Brody Hamilton was out at the Onalaska High School track … more
The sun was shining on the Larch Mountain Little League players as they lined the field at Tenino City Park on Saturday morning. Each year, the organization, combining Rochester and Tenino, … more
Lewis County staff members knew Clyde was a special dog from the moment they met him.  He was originally picked up as a stray puppy, rescued on Twin Peaks Road in Toledo last January along … more
Patrons of The Evergreen Playhouse’s latest production will get to see two shows for the price of one: the advertised show, “Noises Off,” and the play-within-a-play, “Nothing … more
On July 28, 1942, U.S. Army Sergeant George Frank Bishop, of Centralia, died at the Imperial Japanese Cabanatuan POW Camp in the Philippines. His body was buried with thousands of others in one of … more
A newly formed partnership is working to house homeless students in the Centralia School District. In partnership with multiple local agencies and community members, the Centralia City Council … more
After originally starting her librarian career at the Centralia Timberland Library in 2017 before becoming the Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library’s manager in 2022, Muriel Wheatley is … more
It’s not uncommon for Sharon Care Center in Centralia to celebrate milestone birthdays, but Saturday’s party wasn’t for one of the senior living center’s residents. It … more
A Napavine mother, Cassandra Whitaker, has written and published a children’s book to help people better understand autism. After a personal journey, she saw the need for people to get the … more
The City of Toledo is exploring different ways to address an uptick in vandalism in town, including the installation of new security cameras, according to Mayor Cherie DeVore. DeVore made the … more
A typical household garden runs on an annual cycle, with gardeners planting their plots in the spring and harvesting later that same year. Sam Madsen’s garden, however, runs on a 50-year … more
Chronicle photographer Ridley Hudson made her way to Mount St. Helens via the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway on Saturday. Meanwhile, Chronicle reporter Owen Sexton headed to White Pass, taking the … more
Though it was balmy by mountain standards and conditions were a tad bit slushy, dozens of competitors stepped into their ski or snowboard bindings to compete in the White Pass Ski Area’s 2024 … more
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