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A 31-year-old Thurston County man convicted of killing a 34-year-old mother and her 4-year-old daughter in March 2020 has been sentenced to life in prison. Thurston County Superior Court Judge … more
Tulips and ambitiously planted tomatoes were not the only things thought to be lost in the snow and frost of mid-April. Together, Emily Polkinghorn, her mother Janean Parker and stepfather Tony … more
Lee Coumbs was one of many on and around the Community Stage at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds on Sunday to shed a tear for the joy of the event’s return after COVID-19 while he described … more
Sometimes, growing pains last for months. When Chehalis City Manager Jill Anderson entered Chehalis City Hall’s council chambers for last week’s council meeting, she greeted area … more
Firefighters are typically the ones responsible for putting out a house fire — not starting it. But on Saturday, career and volunteer firefighters with Lewis County Fire District 6 and the … more
Centralia College has named four students to the 2022 All-Washington Academic Team. Each student will receive $500 in scholarships and is eligible for additional transfer scholarships from in-state … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Vehicle Thefts • At approximately 7:40 a.m. on April 29, a blue 2001 Saturn L300 was reported stolen sometime overnight. • A black 1995 Honda … more
In an announcement last Monday, Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti announced that his office would be refinancing $1.4 billion of state debt in order to take advantage of low interest … more
Take a walk in the woods and stop to smell the flowers during the popular annual Wildflower Walk at the Seminary Hill Natural Area at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, May 4. Lisa Carlson, botany professor … more
The Rochester School District announced that Dr. Jennifer Bethman had been selected as its next superintendent in a news release on Friday. The decision, which is pending contract negotiations, … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler continues to lead in fundraising as the quest for the U.S. congressional seat of the Third District of Washington heats up. According to the first quarter Federal … more
To add upcoming events to the Community Calendar, email reporter Daniel Warn at dan@chronline.com.   Mushroom Club May 3 at WSU Extension office, 17 SW Cascade St., Chehalis; 6 … more
The Washington State Supreme Court put the kibosh on an effort to recall Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a unanimous decision, the justices of the … more
The Spring Youth Fair returned to the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds on Friday after a two-year hiatus. Through Sunday, visitors can view a wide variety of living and still-life exhibits … more
With the 2022 fire season around the corner, Packwood Fire Chief Lonnie Goble isn’t just worried about a big wildfire in Packwood. He’s expecting it. “In Timberline and High … more
The Port of Olympia Commission recently awarded Yelm, Bucoda, Rainier and Tenino $10,000 each to aid in community and economic development investments. The move was made as part of the … more
As the Friday morning sun burned off clouds and mallards flew over the Newaukum River, it would be easy to forget the Chehalis tributary threatened to wash out the nearby Newaukum Valley Road less … more
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