Local News
Wet, Windy Weather Will Wallop Western Washington Wednesday
A powerful winter-like storm will bring rain and wind to western Washington on Wednesday. A foot of snow could fall in the Cascades. "It's something we would be used to seeing in November or …
Flurry of Candidates Mark First Day of Filing Week for Upcoming Elections
The road to the August primary election and the November general election officially began Monday with the start of filing week. Would-be candidates have through Friday afternoon to file the …
More Than $5,600 Raised for L.C. Renal Alliance at Napavine Rebekah Lodge
The Trinity Rebekah Lodge in Napavine held a spaghetti and bingo fundraising event on May 7 in support of the L.C. Renal Alliance. The lodge was packed with families of all ages enjoying an evening …
Lewis County Young Republicans Chair Says Removals From State Group ‘Wrongful’
Lewis County Young Republicans Chair Rachel Anderson recently issued a statement following the removal of herself and Lewis County Republicans Chair Brandon Svenson from the Washington State Young …
Centralia City Councilor Blasts Removal of Police Proclamation From Recent Meeting Agenda
Late last week, a Centralia City Councilor expressed criticism of her fellow councilors’ actions during the council meeting on May 10. Councilor Leah Daarud put forth a resolution aimed at …
Silver Acres Adult Family Homes Opens Second Location in Twin Cities
With a home already in Chehalis, Silver Acres Adult Family Homes opened a new long-term care facility in Centralia earlier this month, adding a second spot in the Twin Cities where the business can …
Sirens: Officer Kicked During Arrest; Theft; Assault; Marijuana Violation
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Crashes • A non-injury, two-vehicle collision was reported at the intersection of Johnson Road and Borst Avenue just after 2:55 p.m. on May 13. • A …
In Focus: Rededication at Centralia Masonic Temple Provides Look Inside
The Centralia Masonic Temple has reached the century mark. The Masonic Organization still owns the Centralia Masonic Temple and Freemasons continue to meet in the third-floor Lodge Room. On Saturday, …
Health Screenings Coming to Chehalis
Residents living in and around the Twin Cities can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with upcoming screenings by Life …
Cascade Community Healthcare Announces Residential Services for Those Facing Addiction
Cascade Community Healthcare announced in a news release Thursday plans to build residential services for patients suffering from addiction. It will be located at 135 W. Main St. in Chehalis. …
Thurston County Auditor Seeks Citizens to Serve on ‘Against’ Committees for Primary Ballot Measures
The Thurston County Auditor’s Office is on the hunt for folks who can serve on “for” and “against” committees for measures that will appear on the ballot in …
Centralia Announces Revised Road Work Schedule for Reynolds Avenue
Paving operations on Reynolds Avenue from Johnson Road to Harrison Avenue will begin on Monday, May 23, instead of Tuesday, May 17, as previously posted by the City of Centralia. It’s the …
Local Nonprofit Supporting Foster Kids Gets New Name, Asks For Volunteers
The Office Moms & Dads (OMD), a local nonprofit organization and group of community members, announced a name change on Thursday. On March 1, after registering with the Secretary of State’s …
Local Sports
Vikings Glide Past Acorns to Set Up District Title Rematch with Comets
Never in doubt, the No. 1 Mossyrock softball team dominated No. 4 Oakville at home Monday in the 1B District 4 semifinals, 19-1, in three innings to advance to its second consecutive district title …
Mountaineers Advance to District Quarters Against Forks
In the first round of the 2B District 4 Tournament at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey, the Rainier softball team dispatched Stevenson, 6-2, Monday.  The win propels the Mountaineers …
C2BL All League Softball Team
Led by a pair of Most Valuable Players from the Chronicle’s coverage area, Chronicle teams were well-represented in the Central 2B League softball team as voted by the …
C2BL All League Baseball Team
Led by Kalama’s seven all-league selections, the Central 2B League coaches voted for the best players in its league this past weekend, voting Toutle Lake ace Jackson Cox the Most Valuable …
Beavers Earn Trio of Second Team Selections on All League List
With a first team 1A Evergreen team mostly comprised of Grays Harbor athletes — all but four of the 12 selections, and those two non-Grays Harbor athletes are from Forks and Ilwaco — the …

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Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Glide ‘Snuffy’ Smith: 1929-2022

Glide Harlan “Snuffy” Smith was born Feb. 13, 1929, in Olympia, Washington at the old St. Peter Hospital to Harlan and Irene (Hoppel) Smith. As a young boy, he lived in Gate City, …

In Loving Memory of Arthur Gunlogson: 1928-2022

Arthur Gunlogson died May 4, 2022, in West Seattle, a few weeks after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. He was born in 1928 in Akra, North Dakota, the oldest of four siblings. In 1944, he joined the …

In Loving Memory of Dean ‘Mac’ Eklund: 1944-2022

Our beloved father and grandfather peacefully fell asleep in Jesus at the age of 77. Born in Centralia, Washington to Joe and Aili Eklund, Dean “Mac” Eklund was the fourth of five …

In Loving Memory of Marilyn Peck (McNulty): 1934-2022

Marilyn Alice Grimm Peck (McNulty), 87, of Rochester, Washington, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2022, at Mother Joseph’s Care Center in Olympia, Washington.  Marilyn was born to …

Death Notices: May 13, 2022

• ANNA M. SMITH, 84, Winlock, died May 9 at her residence. Arrangements are under the care of Cattermole Funeral Home. • HARVEY A. HULSCHER, 82, Rochester, died May 9 at the Retirement …

In Loving Memory of Larry Anderson: 1941-2022 

Larry David Anderson, 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Packwood, Washington on April 15, 2022. Larry was born Dec. 18, 1941 in Sunnyside, Washington to Fred and Francis Anderson. He was …
State & Regional News

Body Found in West Olympia Saturday Night

The body of an Olympia man was found Saturday night in west Olympia, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office. Police were dispatched to a site underneath the Percival Creek bridge …

Nation/World News

Russia Warns Finland and Sweden Over NATO as Strikes Pummel East Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine — Russia on Monday warned Finland and Sweden that plans to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization were a "grave mistake," as Moscow's forces stepped up attacks in eastern and …

Commentary

Our Views: Kent’s Attack on Private Sector Provides Reason to Be Wary

Congressional aspirant Joe Kent appeared to side with Vladimir Putin on the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. He attracted a contingent of white nationalists from Idaho for a local town hall meeting …

Highlighting Lewis County: ‘Into the Woods’ Production Offers a Trip Down Memory Lane

As we waited inside Corbet Theatre Saturday evening for the Centralia College production of the musical “Into the Woods” to begin, I perused the program listing the cast members and their …

Richard Stride Commentary: Benjamin Franklin and the Value of Giving Up Your Anger

PBS recently released a new documentary by Ken Burns focused on Benjamin Franklin. I hadn’t realized Benjamin Franklin and his son William were on opposite sides of the American Revolutionary …

Bill Moeller Commentary: And Life Goes On

There are two songs that have been running through my brain this past week. One of them was written in 1938 by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway show called “Knickerbocker …

Don Brunell Commentary: Milling Thinned Trees Can Foot Bill to Reduce Wildfire Risks

Thinning public woodlands to remove millions of dead trees is a way to generate much needed cash to reduce wildfire risks, improve forest health, and protect rural homeowners and farms. It is money …
Outdoors
Outdoors
Mineral Community Club Gets a Kick-Off With Annual Fishing Derby
Some days the fish just don’t bite. But once in a while, the piscean stars seem to align. Saturday at Mineral Lake was one of those days. With cheeks a jolly red from a day in the sun, …
Lions Den Campground on Mineral Lake Gets a Major Facelift Just in Time for Fishing Season
As Mineral Lake shone green in the morning sun on Saturday, folks walked around the lakeside Lions Den Campground with coffee mugs in hand and grins on their faces. One man approached camp manager …