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On Nov. 1, Centralia College will be paying homage to one of Lewis County’s greatest treasures — Doris Wood-Brumsickle.   Nov. 1 is Doris Wood Day at Centralia College and we … more
Not many people like the idea of change, but change is exactly what is needed in the Centralia School District. After suffering yet another levy failure, a fresh new perspective is certainly in … more
I had the opportunity to ask candidate Joyce Barnes why she is running for Position 2 on the Centralia City Council and what some of the important issues she would like to address on city council if … more
If you would like more openness and transparency in the Port of Centralia, be sure to reelect Peter Lahmann and vote for him on your recently received ballot. He has been working for your best … more
We have a wonderful economic success story happening in real time for Centralia and Lewis County. Just north of Centralia, at the TransAlta and Industrial Park at TransAlta (also known as IPAT) … more
At the last two Port of Centralia meetings, Executive Director Kyle Heaton appeared to be out of control, in my opinion, disrupting meetings in an attempt to bully and intimidate me.   As … more
The Centralia School District is in strong support of the proposed hydrogen alternative energy project in our community. As a school district, we believe this initiative aligns with our commitment to … more
Lewis County has an opportunity to be a technological leader in an emerging industry that could act to revitalize our entire area. The potential investment in hydrogen-related facilities could be … more
The Napavine School District stands at a critical juncture, facing challenges and opportunities that demand our attention.   It’s essential to consider the profound impact of … more
I’m a bit sad Gov. Jay Inslee isn’t running for re-election. Like so many others, we enjoy record high fuel prices here in Washington and the other costs that go with it, including … more
After decades of work and millions of dollars of restoration work, one of our region’s threatened salmon runs is showing encouraging signs of recovery — summer chum that return to the … more
Halloween is nearly upon us.   This is a fun time for many, giving an opportunity to get together with friends and family to “party down.” The cute little trick-or-treaters … more
The candidate interviews The Chronicle published last Tuesday were very informative.   I agree with Joyce Barnes that we want to keep our small town feel, but we aren’t going to keep … more
I received my Lewis County voters’ pamphlet today. I am appalled at the lack of information it contains. I counted 159 individuals running for an office. I counted 81 of those individuals as … more
Guess what house I’m thinking of? For the weak minded, here are a couple of clues. Four days and 15 election attempts to establish a leader. Nine months later, those that fought … more
Dear Congress, The time has come. We finally have an opportunity to break away from our dysfunctional two-party stalemate. If a moderate coalition can arise — if 218 of you can come … more
I am writing this to The Chronicle rather than the Lewis County News due to the biased reporting by the self-appointed and seemingly all-knowing editor Lynette Hoffman. A recent article in the … more
Something interesting occurred during the last Centralia City Council meeting, and then something typical happened.   During a discussion to allow the Oyo Hotel to be a new apartment … more
Mineral School is a school in name only. It was purchased, used as an event center and sold to Jane Hodges, who opened an art residency program and successfully operated this venue.   She … more
Recently, there has been a lot of political drama around $1 billion in federal funding, Fortescue, the Economic Alliance of Lewis County and the Lewis County Commission. Drama aside, there is … more
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