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A Tenino-based theatre nonprofit announced this week plans to pursue building a community arts center and theater after acquiring land in downtown Tenino. Bob McKenzieSullivan, managing director … more
The pandemic meant that people were largely encouraged to celebrate last year’s Fourth of July within the safety of their own social circles. This year, with an end to some social … more
The members of the Adaline Coffman Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital had big plans to celebrate their 80th birthday last year. “Then the world blew up,” said member Kaci … more
When it was released in 1974, the independent film “Gone in 60 Seconds” was a hit, grossing $40 million. The action film, which includes a 40-minute car chase scene, was made in the days … more
By Hayley Day The Daily News TOUTLE — Each summer from 1994 to 2008, Marvin Cooper pedaled up thousands of feet in elevation through the Mount St. Helens blast zone. For 14 years, … more
Since its start in 1997, the Veterans Memorial Museum, which now stands at 100 SW Veterans Way in Chehalis, has aimed for something higher than the retelling of American wars. Museum Executive … more
As organizers of community festivals throughout Southwest Washington began announcing this spring they would be bringing back their events in 2021, Jerry Owens of the Napavine Funtime Festival held … more
Magic can rarely exist in the face of investigation. To many, the city of Tenino is filled with mystique and enchantment. The town’s swimming pool is an old sandstone quarry. The source of … more
Rochester’s Swede Day is back this year for its 41st anniversary. The festival, organized by the Grand Mound Rochester Citizens Group, is an important cultural tradition for Rochester. First … more
On Aug. 13, 1921, the residents of Winlock celebrated the completion of a road between Winlock and Cowlitz Corner. And because of Winlock’s thriving poultry and egg industry, they called the … more
Bummy and Herb Yantis will be celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary on June 27.  The couple was married in 1947 at the Presbyterian church in Toledo, where the couple is … more
A Blue Star Memorial, given to the Veterans Memorial Museum by the local Friendly Neighbors Garden Club, will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. on June 12 on the lawn across from the museum in … more
For Bill Goodwin, life is a great journey, and his writing just serves to record those adventures. Goodwin, of Mossyrock, published his first book this year. The children’s book, titled … more
Rainy Karnes and Robert Zozaya have been perfecting their mushroom growing techniques together for the last 12 years. But the inspiration for the co-owners of Raven’s Wind Farm to begin … more
Maddy Casper’s education has never been traditional. On June 12, at age 15, she will finish her associate of arts degree from Centralia College with “high honors,” a title … more
As the weather warms up and wildfire risk increases statewide, homeowners are encouraged to do a quick survey of their property and take some simple steps to help protect their homes from wildfire. … more
Washingtonians are never far from striking scenery, but to take excellent photographs still requires a specific set of skills, as Jeran Keogh of Castle Rock would attest to. Keogh graduated from … more
The Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site offers a short jaunt for those returning from the recently reopened-Ape Cave on the south side of Mount St. Helens. There, a boardwalk trail elevates … more
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