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It has already been almost 36 years ago, on April 11,1984 to be exact (according to my old records) and I was finishing a performance tour of my Mark Twain show for all of the Timberland Libraries … more
I see the school district is trying to increase homeowner and renters’ school levy taxes by 66 percent to pay more for worsening services to families.I’m like one of the hundreds of families who … more
Government leaders, doctors and medical researchers worldwide are working feverishly to stop the spread of the coronavirus and keep it from becoming a global pandemic.  Wuhan, one of China’s major … more
I am a student at Centralia High School, and am asking you to please vote “yes” on the upcoming school levy proposal. Our school doesn’t get enough money for the things that we need — things … more
Mr. Corwin’s Jan. 20 letter to the editor, which urges voters to reject the 2020 replacement school levy, is factually inaccurate and ignores the post-McCleary school funding scheme. First, the … more
Dear Mom, I am sending you an early Valentine, because it is late January and we don’t know for sure that you will be here on Valentine’s Day. ALS is taking your breath, but not your spirit. It … more
Looking at the street map of Lewis County, like in many other places, it’s easy to derive a bit of history looking at the monikers and recalling the names of early pioneers.For example, Blair Road, … more
The Veterans Ecological Trades Collective, 501c3, (#VETC) is advocating for the passage of the Sustainable Farms and Fields Program (SB 5947).This program will strengthen Washington farmers’ … more
It is now plain that as Mitch McConnell predicted, there is no trial occurring in the Senate of the United States of America to determine if the sitting president should be removed from office based … more
It’s not often a Republican lawmaker in Washington proposes a tax increase, so the recent Seattle Times story about Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, doing just that grabbed our attention.Stokesbary … more
Are You Kidding Me?There is a proposed 38.5 percent property tax increase with an optional 1 percent per year, Which could turn into a 63.5 percent or more if you figure the compounding of the tax … more
As has been true for generations, Iowa and New Hampshire yet again are leading the way in the presidential selection process. To say the least, this procedure grants too much power and influence to … more
My congratulations to Tom Alderson and family for receiving the Business of the Year award from the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce. And thanks to the Chamber for picking such a deserving … more
So I was scrolling through Facebook a week or so back, when I stumbled upon a discussion that caught my eye. This passionate discussion within a local Facebook Group piqued my interest because it was … more
How’s this for a great start to 2020: a Centralia donor wants to kick the new year off by giving away ten grants of $500 each to local people, projects and groups that will make this community a … more
A year ago, much of America’s heartland was inundated by Missouri River flood waters. At least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland in nine major grain producing states were under water. More than 14 … more
To begin, I have a correction to make. In a column late last year about Centralia’s Harmonicops I said Toni Breckel was the only member still living. I hadn’t done my homework; Joe Hatfield has … more
In these dark, cold, and rainy days of January 2020, it is hard sometimes to believe that sunshine exists behind the clouds. However, when I compare January 2019 with our present January here in … more
Here in Washington we have one of the highest gas taxes in the country, property taxes seem to endlessly rise, and now, Carolyn Long is running for Congress in our 3rd Congressional District on the … more
As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial begins, it is worth noting some of the hypocrisy on the part of the president and the Republican Party. Last week, the senators took an oath to “do … more
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