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The Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society will celebrate its 53rd annual Oktoberfest at the Swiss Hall in Frances on Saturday, Oct. 1. Throughout the day, patrons will be able to compete in bowling, … more
Bertha (Muller) and LeRoy (Lee) Bluhm met at a Napavine High School game in February 1950. She was in her senior year, and he had just finished two years in the Navy. She was 18 and he was 20. … more
Lewis County was reported by The Chronicle as showing its support for Richard Nixon on Sept. 24, 1952. At the time, Nixon was a U.S. senator from California running with Dwight Eisenhower as the … more
By Emily Fitzgerald emily@chronline.com The leaves are changing in the Seminary Hill Natural Area, and with it the prospect of fall and winter rains that turn a section of Kiser Trail near the … more
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And in the Centralia Train Depot. Not just for its historic architecture, but for the ARTrails of Southwest Washington’s showcase that’s been on … more
Autumn is around the bend, but local health care providers encourage senior citizens to take whatever safety measures they can to prevent a fall. “As much as possible, you want to avoid … more
Winlock artist Michael Duquette always wanted to go to the Burning Man Project but never found the time or money to go. After experiencing the iconic event this year, his one piece of advice to … more
The fact that the “flying saucers” famously spotted by pilot Kenneth Arnold in 1947 remain unidentified to this day didn’t stop around 900 people — according to an estimate by … more
For decades, the In Stitches quilting group has been a gathering place where what some might call old fashioned arts are celebrated. Its members have seen each other through life’s ups and … more
The City of Tenino celebrated 150 years of railroad history on Saturday by unveiling a newly-restored Great Northern Railway caboose originally constructed in 1923 to begin festivities at the first … more
Eight young men were arrested early on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 16, 1962, following a crackdown on underage drinking. They were taken to the Lewis County Jail in Chehalis. Six of the males were … more
To add upcoming events to the Community Calendar, email reporter Matthew Zylstra at matthew@chronline.com. Chehalis Flying Saucer Party Sept. 17 at Lewis County Historical Museum, 599 NW Front … more
A “Night of Magic” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, to support the Lewis County Seniors and the nonprofit group’s activities. The event is scheduled to be held at The Loft in … more
To add upcoming events to the Community Calendar, email reporter Matthew Zylstra at matthew@chronline.com.   Business After Hours Sept. 15 at ToledoTel, 183 Plomondon Road, Toledo; 5 to … more
Students in the Pe Ell, Hoquiam, Aberdeen and Raymond school districts will be eating locally grown food this school year, thanks to grants from the Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA). … more
Editor’s Note: “A Look Back in Time” is normally published in Saturday’s edition of The Chronicle. A man was held in the Lewis County Jail on Sept. 10, 1932, with his … more
To add upcoming events to the Community Calendar, email reporter Matthew Zylstra at matthew@chronline.com.   SWW Rainy Daze Quilt Guild Sept. 13 at Twin Cities Senior Center, 2545 N. … more
The brick building at 108 E. Washington St. in Napavine has been a lot of things in the 100 or so years since it was built. “I heard post office, dog grooming, gourmet hot dog stand, DVD … more
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