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The Southwest Washington Fair’s theme for Aug. 15 to 20 is “Bee Friendly! Bee at the Fair!” according to a news release from the fair office this week. Signup forms for Little … more
A Washington State Patrol bomb technician responded to the state Department of Corrections office at the Lewis County Mall on Wednesday after community corrections officers confiscated what they … more
Lewis County commissioners have chosen former Lewis County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant Ryan Barrett to be the next county manager.  Barrett, who currently oversees more than 100 … more
An enthusiastic IT tech, a quiet, hard-working lawyer, an experienced former politician-turned-government worker and a local sheriff’s office deputy who went to work in King County.   … more
On April 7, Centralia resident Scott Olson, 67, suffered a medical emergency. Riverside Fire Authority personnel responded along with American Medical Response to offer medical aid, ultimately … more
When James Randles died in 1920, the Union Civil War veteran was buried 50 miles from the town that bears his name — or most of it. On Saturday, he was finally welcomed home. His … more
On the surface, Seattle Mariners Hall of Famer Edgar Martínez and Chehalis Tribal Chairman Dustin Klatush have very little in common.   Klatush represents the Confederated Tribes of … more
The City of Tenino celebrated its 150th birthday on Saturday, July 8, with a sesquicentennial jubilee, complete with a parade, a talent show and a visit from the city’s congressional … more
The Toledo Cheese Days festival is being held this weekend for the 102nd time.  Chronicle reporter Josh Kirshenbaum captured these photos during the annual Cheese Days parade on Saturday … more
What’s so special about Lewis County? There are none of Washington’s five prominent Cascadian peaks, but three of them are in neighboring Pierce and Skamania. There is no ocean, but … more
Two Dogs Salvatore Fasaga’s murder case will go to trial next week, all parties confirmed in Lewis County Superior Court on Thursday.  Fasaga, 43, is accused of fatally shooting Paul … more
The City of Napavine welcomes Interstate 5 travelers with a sign off Exit 72: “Welcome to Napavine: for a day, or for a lifetime.” The sign was erected by the Napavine Funtime … more
Photos of the Summerfest parade in downtown Centralia Tuesday were captured by Chronicle Photo Editor Jared Wenzelburger.  Videos of the Summerfest parade, fireworks and demolition derby … more
Rene and Sue Remund, sons R.J. and Frank Remund and daughter Lindsey Pollock, for more than a decade, have orchestrated a fireworks show in the Boistfort Valley for all to see. People line the … more
The winner of the 2023 Mr. Lewis County competition is Centralia resident Tom Craswell.   The competition, held in light-hearted fashion at the Veterans Memorial Museum on Saturday, … more
Toledo, according to the local Lions Club’s 2023 Cheese Days magazine, is a town with many historic names: Plomondon’s Landing in the 1840s, Warbassport in the 1850s, Cowlitz Landing … more
Rene Remund grew up in the Boistfort Valley. The unincorporated, West Lewis County community of a few hundred people is nearly all farmland. There is a river, grange hall, store, fire … more
As the sun shined down late Saturday morning, Chevron manager and Lewis County Drug Court graduate Leah Rader hosted a barbecue with her family, friends and coworkers to kick off their Fourth of July … more
As Independence Day approaches, communities throughout Lewis and South Thurston counties are preparing patriotic parades, celebrations and fireworks shows. Here’s when and where upcoming events … more
The Friendship Fence in Chehalis was one of four LGBTQ+ advocate sites vandalized early in the morning on June 24. Volunteers and supporters came together on Friday morning to repaint the fence and … more
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