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“Dogs still were dogs in Centralia Wednesday,” The Chronicle reported on Thursday, June 25, 1952, adding the canines were menacing “vegetable and flower beds,” much to the … more
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a flying saucer! At least, that’s what pilot Kenneth Arnold thought he saw over Washington’s Mount Rainier 75 years ago on Friday. … more
Friday's warm weather provided a pleasant backdrop for Hope Alliance’s fourth annual Golf Fore Hope fundraiser at Riverside Golf Club. Golfers participated in a full day of golfing in a … more
Jesica Hagstrom and Jarrod Fernstrom were married on May 21 at The Gibson House. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Trisha Hagstrom. She graduated from W.F. West High School and Centralia College. … more
Lewis County residents Bummy and Herb Yantis will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Monday, June 27. They were married June 27, 1947, at the Toledo Presbyterian Church. They have lived … more
Where many groups of elementary school students in their last day assembly might be itching to get out and enjoy summer break, the Tiny Tigers at Fords Prairie Elementary School in Centralia on … more
Contrary to their name, the U.S. Rake Force doesn’t often use rakes when it clears excess fuel out of overgrown forests to reduce the threat of wildfire. Instead, they deploy goats. The … more
The Centralia Chamber of Commerce sponsored a tour of Centralia’s “welfare gardens” on June 17, 1932, for residents to come and inspect the facilities. The gardens were being used … more
Apple pie, fireworks shows and country music never get old. Other Fourth of July traditions — like attending the same party year-after-year — are worth shaking up. That’s … more
Toledo is a community of neighbors who are willing to share what they have — be that an hour of free time or 15 heads of fresh lettuce — with their fellow neighbors. But without a hub to … more
To hear Braden Allee tell it, the first time he stepped on a longboard, he knew it was the sport for him. A few years later, a devastating longboard accident nearly took his life. Even so, his … more
Mountain goats and their kids were visible from the Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens this Wednesday evening as the observatory closed for the night after its second day open in three … more
Enrollment is now open for Centralia’s Theatre of Arts Discipline (TOAD) summer camps. Two summer camps will be offered, a “Fantasy” camp and a “Fairy Tale” camp. The … more
Preparations were completed on Thursday, June 11, 1942, for the arrival of famed actress Lana Turner in Chehalis and Centralia. Turner, who would go on to receive an Academy Award nomination for best … more
The annual Swede Day celebration is set for June 18 with former Rochester School District Superintendent Kim Fry serving as grand marshal. The event, which began in 1979, is named for … more
There may be no better description of the era in which Rev. Jim Odden came to St. John’s Lutheran, nor his attitude toward it, than what is inked directly onto his skin. Pastor Jim, as he … more
Fifty-three Japanese Americans left the Chehalis Train Depot on Tuesday, June 2, 1942, on a train headed to Tule Lake, California, to be held in a “Japanese assembly center.” The 53 … more
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