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I received a legitimate question about the hours that a dairyman works. The inquiry was related to the old adage "up at the crack of dawn to milk the cows." It has been said that those of us on … more
Do you want to be successful in life?   Are you risk averse?   Let me share one of the greatest truths in life: If you are not willing to take risks, you will never grow, change … more
People who visited the Southwest Washington Fair in the 1970s remember the Olde Towne Heritage Street featuring a sheriff’s office and jail, dentist office, Security State Bank branch, school, … more
Dear Lewis County commissioners, There are real actions you can take to protect our children. Regarding the book ratings that were brought up a few weeks ago, it was wonderful to see all … more
Most Americans have a mother, love their wife and children, are kind to their neighbors, and appreciate their God-given rights to life and the freedom to live their life uninhibited by excessive … more
After budget cuts in 2018 and the closing of the substation in the east end, how can the sheriff spend $300,000 on a new substation?   My question is, why don’t they just remodel the … more
In 1950, the world population was 2.5 billion. In 2024, the number will reach 8 billion. Since 1960, the population has increased by one billion every 15 years. The demands of this growth are … more
Wind farms in the state of Wyoming kill 28% of that state’s golden eagle population every year, according to some reports. In 2022, wind farm operator NextEra Energy pleaded guilty and paid an … more
Since the announcement that a bunch of borrowed federal dollars being poured into hydrogen here and elsewhere was reported, I wondered what on earth this was all about. Maybe you are wondering, too. … more
As we enter into yet another Washington winter with gray skies and soggy clouds, people who dive into despondency because of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) might find help at the local library. … more
In January, a new law took effect in Washington requiring employers with more than 15 employees to include wage and benefit information in new job postings. It’s intended to use pay … more
I recently learned that the old saying, “it’s too good to be true” doesn’t account for something important: scams don’t go through the intelligent, thinking part of your … more
In 1992, a single male sockeye salmon managed to swim 900 miles from the mouth of the Columbia River to Redfish Lake located deep in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains — the end of his migratory … more
I would encourage everyone voting for school board members in the Toledo School District to cast your vote for Monique Norberg. She has been an outstanding board member and has the best interest of … more
As a concerned citizen of Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, I am writing to express my strong support for Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and her stand for the middle and lower … more
I have known Kelly Smith Johnston for many years and she is a blessing to this town and community. What she does for others is above and beyond what the rest of us even know. I am so happy … more
I’m not usually one to write letters to the editor or even put a post on Facebook, but it seems like it’s time for people to hear about the real Kelly Smith Johnston. I have known Kelly … more
The U.S. House of Representatives finally elected a new, relatively unknown speaker of the house, Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana. This followed a disorganized, chaotic and, arguably embarrassing process … more
People ask me why I am a part of Lewis County Farm Bureau (LCFB), especially since I am now retired from agriculture. Why do I put in all the time and effort? My answer? Because I believe in the … more
The Chehalis Fire Department is doing a reasonable thing by billing for services.   However, they need to reassure people living here that they will not be billed for ambulance assists or … more
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