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One year into his 26-year jail sentence for the the murder of 16-year-old Ben Eastman, Benito Marquez’s new attorney has filed a motion to overturn his guilty plea and sentence. Marquez and … more
Lewis County commissioners last week approved amended maps of the Cowlitz River floodplain expected to lift the town of Packwood and some nearby areas out of the 100-year floodplain. The proposed … more
The popular “Thurston County: Water, Woods & Prairies” book, which sold out last year, has been reprinted. This version includes a new introduction, dedication and updates and is now … more
Centralia’s extremely popular Lighted Tractor Parade will take place on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., bringing brightly-lit tractors and vehicles through downtown Centralia. Parts of Tower Avenue, Main … more
The United States Air Force song, beginning with “Off we go, into the wild blue yonder,” was written by a Chehalis High School graduate. This is just one of the countless ties between … more
Neal Kirby, who worked previously as the principal at Edison Elementary School and Centralia Middle School, has made it to the top of Mount Rainier five times in his sixties. But that hasn’t … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Crashes • One driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after they were involved in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of West Fifth and … more
Arbor Health has announced more awards granted to staff of the health care company, which is comprised of Morton Hospital and clinics in Morton, Mossyrock and Randle. Two employees have been … more
The latest battle in Joe Kent’s life is a primary election nine months away. It’s unlike any the former Green Beret has faced before. Perched on a picnic table in Kalama, Washington, … more
To have an event added to the calendar, email reporter Isabel Vander Stoep at isabel@chronline.com. ‘The Shed' Christmas Market Dec. 2 through 4 at 516 Spooner Road, Chehalis; Thursday 4 … more
In many ways, “The Best Christmas Pageant” is the perfect Christmas story for the Evergreen Playhouse this year, said Dave Marsh, who is co-directing the show with his wife, … more
The South Thurston Fire and EMS Fire Protection District 12’s bond measure to replace its current headquarters tallied up 61.61% of voters in favor of the measure, or 1,056 votes, as tabulated … more
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
The Lewis County Auditor’s Office will conduct a machine recount next Friday, Dec. 3, in the Chehalis City Council race between Kate McDougall and Terry Harris.  Following a small … more
Lewis County staff and commissioners will prioritize an agenda of funding 911 radio improvements, improved access to industrial areas in the north county, and replacing fish culverts when they meet … 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
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