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Four years to the day following the tragic loss of Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Justin Schaffer, approximately 150 people gathered at Adna High School on Sunday, March 24, for a ceremony … more
It’s not uncommon for Sharon Care Center in Centralia to celebrate milestone birthdays, but Saturday’s party wasn’t for one of the senior living center’s residents. It … more
A Napavine mother, Cassandra Whitaker, has written and published a children’s book to help people better understand autism. After a personal journey, she saw the need for people to get the … more
The City of Centralia paid $3.425 million earlier this year to settle a lawsuit with a man who was shot by then-Centralia Police Sergeant John Dorff in January of 2020. Centralia-based attorney … more
A highway dedication ceremony honoring fallen Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Justin R. Schaffer will take place Sunday, marking the four-year anniversary of Schaffer’s death. The … more
The City of Toledo is exploring different ways to address an uptick in vandalism in town, including the installation of new security cameras, according to Mayor Cherie DeVore. DeVore made the … more
A typical household garden runs on an annual cycle, with gardeners planting their plots in the spring and harvesting later that same year. Sam Madsen’s garden, however, runs on a 50-year … more
Chronicle photographer Ridley Hudson made her way to Mount St. Helens via the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway on Saturday. Meanwhile, Chronicle reporter Owen Sexton headed to White Pass, taking the … more
An ordinance that could shutter Lewis County’s only needle exchange program — or at least limit its operations to a brick-and-mortar location — was tabled for one week following … more
With Lewis County Transit’s fleet of diesel engine buses aging and incurring more repair costs, the public transit system on Monday, March 18, accepted the first of three hydrogen-powered buses … more
Though it was balmy by mountain standards and conditions were a tad bit slushy, dozens of competitors stepped into their ski or snowboard bindings to compete in the White Pass Ski Area’s 2024 … more
Gov. Jay Inslee will soon likely sign a bill into law that will require Washington smelt dippers to get a license before they wade out with their nets.  Recreational fishing licenses have … more
Born and raised in Mossyrock, Morgan Browning still lives in the East Lewis County community famous for its blueberries. She is currently pursuing a firefighting career while volunteering for Lewis … more
Cole Meckle, the pastor of Gather Church, knows that distributing clean needles can sound counterproductive amid a record-breaking drug epidemic. But the program, he insists, is backed up by … more
The trial for the man accused of killing a pregnant Chehalis woman and her 2-year-old son in a DUI crash last year is now scheduled to begin in May. Samantha Denney, of Chehalis, was traveling … more
Award-winning rapper Macklemore surprised young artists at Green Hill School in Chehalis on Friday, March 8, by attending the watch party for a youth-produced anti-fentanyl campaign video, … more
After securing the first state title in program history, the Napavine girls basketball team was on Tuesday morning lauded by the Lewis County Board of Commissioners as “one of those classic … more
A Green Hill School staff member was arrested Monday for allegedly “turning a blind eye” while two Green Hill inmates attacked another inmate in early January.  The employee, … more
When Jim and Laurie Judd’s daughter, Jocelyn, broke her neck during an April 2014 skiing accident in Wyoming and ended up paralyzed, her parents feared she might never walk again, let alone … more
The Academy Awards may have captured the global spotlight this weekend, but many eyes in Lewis County were turned toward their own star-studded awards night on Saturday: the annual Miss Lewis County … more
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