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A 54-year-old Centralia man was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly crashing his truck into a building in the 300 block of South Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police … more
Between the Centralia Community Church of God (CCOG) and Gather Church, over 500 free Thanksgiving meals were served to the community on Thursday through drive-through, walk-up and delivery … more
During the holiday season, the Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging produces a wish list for senior citizens and disabled clients. Traditionally, donors shop for items on the wish list and … more
As Facebook turns to “Meta” and tries to pilot new virtual reality offerings, a soon-to-open Centralia business has been way ahead of the game, while creating something much more … more
Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a two-part series focused on pioneer cemeteries. Look for the final installment in Thursday’s edition.   When Mel Canfield heard a … more
Christmas decorations erected by the City of Chehalis staff and volunteers were set to be finished Monday, including the famous gingerbread house next to the Chehalis Parks and Recreation … more
Property values in Lewis County are surging and the taxpayers may soon feel it in their pocketbooks. Amid a tight housing market that has seen median home prices jump 25% in the Twin Cities over … more
The Centralia man accused of killing his girlfriend, 39-year-old Rikkey Outumuro, on Halloween weekend has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder, domestic violence, after a … more
Lewis County is the perfect place to acquire Christmas tree farming friends. Growing up, my yearly tree needs were always satisfied by some bartering — salmon for a tree, for example — … more
Campaign signs for the Nov. 2 election may still be coming down, but a new crop of political advertising is sprouting as the race for Washington's 3rd Congressional District moves into a new … more
A 55-year-old Mossyrock man has been charged with money laundering and conspiracy in connection with what the U.S. Department of Justice has labeled  “sexually exploitive child modeling … more
It came around 3 a.m. Just an hour earlier, Stephen Hartwell, 66, had been standing on dry land on his way to use a nearby RV park restroom. Now, awakened in the middle of the night by his … more
Lewis County appears to have dodged a one-two punch.  After the region was overwhelmed with heavy rainfall last week, another “Pineapple Express” rain system was due to hit … more
Fifty years ago, on the night before Thanksgiving, a skyjacker claiming to carry a bomb in a briefcase seized a Boeing 727 en route from Portland to Seattle. When the plane landed at … more
An inmate has escaped the Cedar Creek Corrections Center near Rochester.  Garrett Stephen Young, 32, was found to be missing at 2 a.m. Saturday during routine checks, according to the … more
Even though the rain has stopped for now, the Cowlitz River is expected to rise another foot on Friday before water levels start receding. The flood levels are expected to crest Friday evening, … more
East Lewis County is seeing the worst of the latest atmospheric river, which has sent roughly 3 to 4 inches of rain to the area within a 24-hour period and flooded the Cowlitz River at both Packwood … more
It’s not the first big test the City of Centralia was hoping for, but it’ll be a test nonetheless. With the region expected to get a few inches of rain over the tail end of this week, and … more
Miles of rich riparian zones and fish habitat are slowly being reclaimed along the upper reaches of the Skookumchuck River thanks to a collaborative process that has put a property owner, … more
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