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Faith has always held a steering role in Hank Kirk’s life.  A devout Presbyterian, Kirk has been drawn to an early passage in the Bible’s book of Joshua in which God spoke to … more
Multiple passenger vehicles stopped to help put out a brush fire that broke out alongside Interstate 5 near Exit 77 in Chehalis on Tuesday. The Chehalis Fire Department was called to the scene … more
Lawmakers representing the 20th Legislative District were on defense Monday night during their first in-person town hall event in many months. There, at the Veterans Memorial Museum, constituents … more
The first breath of fall arrived Friday, and with it J.B. McCrummen’s Rochester property came alive. Over a dozen raincoat-clad heads, a northern flicker let out a call, flashing its … more
Attendees braved the pouring rain Saturday for the grand opening of the Replica Pioneer Church at the Borst Home Museum in Centralia. The project began in 2017 when facilitator Jean Bluhm said … more
Sometimes, it’s best to go with your gut. That’s what Ron Sturza says. He’s worked at the Sunbird Shopping Center for roughly 45 years, and it’s that gut feeling … more
Providence’s two Southwest Washington hospitals reported their highest single-day death toll due to COVID-19 on Friday. Between Centralia and St. Peter hospitals, 10 individuals — all … more
A Centralia woman convicted of controlled substance homicide for delivering fake oxycodone pills to a man who later consumed them and died of an overdose in October 2020 was sentenced in Lewis County … more
ToledoTel, an internet provider based in Toledo, announced Thursday during a Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event that it is seeking a partnership with Lewis County to … more
On Tuesday, Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza published a list of policing tactics that have been limited or banned under the state’s police accountability laws, along with the department’s … more
A bright yellow bench covered in sticky notes sits in the playground of Fords Prairie Elementary School, home of the Tiny Tigers. Notes read: “The nicest person I have ever met in my … more
Winlock formalized its critique of Gov. Jay Inslee this week, passing a proclamation detailing Mayor Brandon Svenson’s “sincere belief” that the Democratic governor requires a … more
Seattle-based education nonprofit Bezos Academy has signed a 10-year lease with United Way of Lewis County to operate a preschool for students from low-income families at the United Learning Center … more
Cancer touches every life. Even people who never live with the disease see it affect the lives of those around them. That’s why Relay for Life was started. A 24-hour event, shortened to … more
For Marc McGinnis, Sept. 11, 2001, started as a normal Tuesday. Volunteering at the Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters in Brooklyn, the 21-year-old was doing the same janitorial work his … more
Centralia College will require its instructors, staff and all of its on-campus students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, Oct. 18, the college recently announced. The requirement … more
With a little more than a month left until all state and public school employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, less than 30% of employees at Chehalis and Centralia school … more
The Port of Chehalis Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a motion to allow CEO Randy Mueller to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Twin Transit to eventually construct a … more
Lewis County’s COVID-19 cases are still on the rise, with another new record for weekly positives reported Wednesday: 382. For the first time, the county’s two-week case rate breached … more
What would it take to avoid a Lewis County Public Utility District customer rate hike? That’s the question the agency is now trying to answer. The move comes after local mayors — … more
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