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Helga Mahoney, of Centralia, is celebrating her 100th birthday. Friends are invited to join her family for a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Fords Prairie Grange, which is … more
The Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1953 edition of The Chronicle reported a pillow thief had been apprehended in Portland after a series of thefts in Chehalis, Centralia, Toledo, Tenino and Yelm. The thief, Jack … more
With over 30 million copies of “The Diary of a Young Girl” sold to date, Anne Frank’s story is one of the most widely-known victim accounts of the Holocaust.  But the only … more
Chronicle staffer Sarah Burdick captured these photos of semi-rare "hair ice," also known as ice wool or frost beard, during a walk near Napavine on Sunday morning.  "Fungus shapes a … more
The Greater Toledo Community Library’s Valentine’s Day Book and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, and Tuesday, Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day cards will also be available for … more
Saturday was a great morning to plunge into Mayfield Lake for a good cause for dozens of area residents. The 2023 Special Olympics Polar Plunge was again hosted by the Lewis County Icicle Brigade. … more
TOLEDO — In a muddy field northwest of Toledo, multicolored flags marked the thousands of spots where natural color will push through this spring, signaling the return of one of the most … more
The Evergreen Playhouse’s third production of the season, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” opens in Centralia on Friday, Feb. 3.  The play runs through Sunday, Feb. 16, with 7:30 … more
The Centralia Police Department’s annual report showed it had made 1,283 arrests during 1952. The report was accepted at a meeting of the Centralia City Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1953, … more
To add upcoming events to the Community Calendar, email reporter Matthew Zylstra at matthew@chronline.com.   Lewis County Fire District 5 Blood Pressure Check Jan. 23 through 27 at the … more
Though all winter sports test the athlete’s mettle, the Nordic side of White Pass Ski Area may offer less intimidating recreational opportunities than the steep slopes across U.S. Highway … more
Three 19-year-old Linfield College “coeds” narrowly escaped death and serious injury on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 20, 1963, in what The Chronicle described as a “spectacular … more
The Veterans Memorial Museum Quilts of Valor chapter and Lewis County Veterans Advisory Board honored seven veterans in a ceremony on Thursday at the museum in Chehalis.  Each veteran was … more
Looking to test your cornhole skills?  Try your hand at the “Epic Cornhole Challenge,” scheduled for Jan. 28 at the Lucky Eagle Casino located at 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester at … more
The Northwest Wind Symphony will hold a concert on Jan. 21 at Centralia College’s Corbet Theatre 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, at 7 p.m. The concert will feature classical and … more
To add upcoming events to the Community Calendar, email reporter Matthew Zylstra at matthew@chronline.com.   Powell Mountain Bluegrass Band  Jan. 14 at the Veterans Memorial … more
Icy weekend weather trapped 19 passengers and a driver on a Greyhound bus for an hour in Chehalis during the early morning of Monday, Jan. 14, 1963, after the bus skidded on ice into a utility pole, … more
Jared Potter, a Yelm resident for nearly 20 years, has found success in the film industry.  Whether it’s animation or effects work in television shows, movies or commercials, Potter has … more
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