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The City of Centralia and the Centralia Downtown Association (CDA) will host the annual Summerfest Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 4. This year’s Summerfest will start off … more
If you see a Lewis County Fire District 15 ambulance driving around the Napavine area, it’s not due to Winlock medical personnel straying outside of their response area.  Rather, … more
Eleven Green Hill School residents graduated from Centralia College on Tuesday, including the first cohort of graduates receiving bachelor’s degrees. College classes at Green Hill School, … more
While the federal government’s formal recognition of Juneteenth only began in 2021, Juneteenth’s significance in the civil rights movement dates back to the 1800s. As he stood in … more
East Lewis County’s Roxy Theater in Morton celebrated the completion of its new backstage area with a “Backstage Debut” ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the Fire Mountain Arts … more
The man who fled from Centralia police by stealing a kayak and taking to the Chehalis River last week was sentenced to 45 days in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen … more
At least five railcars on a Puget Sound and Pacific train derailed several miles east of Oakville early Monday morning. The cars, carrying soybeans, rolled into a ravine next to the track. Crews … more
As he introduced Dave Reichert during a campaign event in Adna, Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza, who is not up for reelection this November but has endorsed Reichert’s campaign, said the … more
Although last weekend was marked by the return of rainy weather, the clouds broke over the Riverbend Ranch near Bucoda on Saturday afternoon to let the sun shine down just in time for the celebration … more
The Winlock Egg Days festival parade rolled through town on Saturday morning.  The Winlock Egg Days Festival, a tradition that dates back more than 100 years, included events Friday through … more
The Swede Day Festival was held in Rochester on Saturday morning, with its parade, vendors and activities attracting large crowds. As always, Swede Hall was the center of operations, with the … more
Fords Prairie Elementary School’s gymnasium was filled with boisterous laughter, clapping and a rendition of “Rainbow Connection” on Friday, June 14, during an end-of-the-year … more
Four Napavine High School students signed letters of intent Wednesday for entering AJAC Advanced Manufacturing Youth Apprenticeships, which are designed for high school juniors and seniors to develop … more
Bail is set at $75,000 for the man who fled from Centralia police by stealing a kayak and taking to the Chehalis River on Wednesday. Police were attempting to apprehend him for possession of a … more
A man who ditched a stolen vehicle on a dead end road in Centralia while being pursued by officers, stole a kayak from a nearby property and led law enforcement on an extended pursuit on the Chehalis … more
Longtime community volunteers Del and Teresa Doll have been named the grand marshals of the upcoming Rochester Swede Day Festival.  Swede Day festivities kick off on Friday, June 14, with … more
Though it took a few tries to get it started, Centralia aviator Robert “Bob” Dempster fired up the legendary Liberty V-12 engine that powers his hand-built reproduction Douglas World … more
The W.F. West class of 2024 celebrated the completion of high school during a ceremony at Bearcat Stadium in Chehalis on Saturday.  Chronicle photographer Ridley Hudson captured these … more
The Centralia High School class of 2024 erupted in cheers and silly string on Friday night as the Tigers' graduation ceremony came to an end.  Congratulations to all the graduates!  … more
Praising the agreement as a step toward deeper cooperation, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation and the Department of Commerce signed a “historic” agreement Thursday that … more
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