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To add upcoming events to the Community Calendar, email reporter Matthew Zylstra at matthew@chronline.com. The ElimiNATION Awareness Tour Aug. 30 at Gather Community Services, 727 N. Tower … more
Two “young” bandits were being held in the Lewis County Jail after they held up and robbed a “girl attendant” of a service station west of Centralia on Aug. 25, 1942. The two … more
A haiku: Life is tough at times One thing helps me feel better Going thrift shopping Imagine a mom-and-pop shop with clothing, art, shoes, games, toys, books and all other sorts … more
On June 24, 1947, Idaho-based pilot Kenneth Arnold took off from the Chehalis airport on what was supposed to be a simple business trip to Yakima.  That routine flight made history when … more
Don and Ona Lee Stannek celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 21. Don, 93, and Ona Lee, 87, were married Aug. 21, 1954. The couple is from Pe Ell. Anniversary, birthday and … more
While the causes and long-term solutions of increased litter in Lewis County are debatable for various groups involved, they agree on one thing: volunteers can play a role in taking out the … more
The rodeo has long been a staple event of Lewis County’s Southwest Washington Fair, but this year’s bucking broncs and bulls, cowboys and cowgirls participated in the first National … more
Joseph and Mary (Roundtree) Borst, the builders of the Borst Home, a historic centerpiece of Fort Borst Park in Centralia, have long been celebrated by local historians for their influence on the … more
Volunteers from Lewis County Parent to Parent of Reliable Enterprises and the Rascal Rodeo nonprofit gathered at the Triple H Arena south of Adna on Saturday morning to hold Lewis County’s … more
Area youths had the opportunity to sell animals they've spent long amounts of time taking care of Friday night at the Southwest Washington Fair during the Junior Livestock Sale.  The fair … more
By Carrina Stanton For The Chronicle Just a few miles off U.S. Highway 12 on Silver Creek Road, big things are happening at one very small orchard. Family legacies are being carried on. … more
The Southwest Washington Fair is entering the weekend home stretch after starting at the fairgrounds on Tuesday. These images were captured by Chronicle photographer Jared Wenzelburger and reporter … more
Nearly all of Lewis County, excluding a small portion of its eastern part, was planned to “dim out” the night of Thursday, Aug. 20, 1942. The dim out was declared to stay in compliance … more
With the installation of the Chehalis Railfan camera, tourists have started to visit to see the trains and try to get on camera. Now, local train enthusiasts are proposing that a Railfan park be … more
The Washington State Garlic Festival, once a backyard celebration held west of Chehalis, will make its grand return to the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds next weekend after a two-year … more
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