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Although attendance was slightly down this year, the Southwest Washington Fair raked in some $100,000 more in revenue than in 2019, the last time the much-celebrated event was held. The financial … more
An 18-year-old inmate at Green Hill School allegedly stabbed four victims at the Chehalis juvenile detention facility Sunday evening.  The alleged assailant, Robert D. Knesevich, 18, of … more
Four champions were crowned during the rodeo at the 2021 Southwest Washington Fair on Saturday night in the grandstand arena. Levi Walters was the lone finisher in the bareback bronc riding … more
Gov. Jay Inslee’s new sweeping vaccine requirement for public, private and charter school staffers, along with a new statewide mask mandate, drew swift criticism once again from Southwest … more
Some of Lewis County’s finest babies lined the stage at the Southwest Washington Fair Thursday, ready for the biggest race of their lives and for a grand prize worth $1,000.  With the … more
Day one of the annual demolition derby did not disappoint Tuesday as spectators lined the grandstands to watch drivers obliterate each other’s vehicles in high-intense action. Josh Levine … more
The Chehalis School Board, the county’s last public school holdout on a new gender affirmation law, passed the state policy on final reading at a Tuesday morning school board meeting against … more
While the Chehalis School Board met in the W.F. West commons Tuesday morning, one far more important decision was being made on the other side of the school: What is the best way to build a candy … more
Kirt W. Blankenship, 58, of Napavine, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after his vehicle crashed into the Handy Corner Market in the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia … more
If you see a poised and smiley young fair-goer with a bright blue cape this year, say hi. It’s 10-year-old MaKayla Maynard, the fair’s new “living logo.”  The new … more
With the fate of Lewis County’s most celebrated event hanging in the balance, hundreds of residents showed out virtually — and in-person in a packed hearing room at the Lewis County … more
Setup was underway at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds Monday morning, but exhibitors, vendors and officials were preparing for Lewis County’s biggest event under a dark cloud of … more
Joe Kent further solidified his place as perhaps the furthest-right candidate challenging U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Thursday night. The Conservative Ladies of Washington candidate forum was … more
It started 15 years ago with a challenge from Toyota to its dealerships: Come up with a charitable event in your community. Local dealers set up galas and parties, but Heidi Pehl at I-5 Toyota … more
A Lewis County resident using an illegal burn barrel reportedly caused a brush fire Wednesday that took local and state firefighters more than a day to contain and extinguish.  Lewis County … more
The Lewis County Animal Shelter is inundated with cats and kittens — likely the product of unneutered pandemic pets — and officials are encouraging those considering adoption to walk in … more
Brace yourselves. Another heat wave is coming, though this time less severe than the record-shattering wave experienced back in late June. The Twin Cities late this week will see temperatures in … more
With less than a month until school starts, the Onalaska School Board is asking a question: Can their students and staff return to the classroom this fall with masks being … more
If you walked into the Vernetta Smith Timberland Chehalis Library’s conference room on Friday, you might’ve assumed you stumbled into a meeting of the G7. Sitting around the fancy … more
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