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According to the Washington State Health Care Authority, Indigenous people face above-average rates of opioid and fentanyl-related overdose deaths. “American and Alaska Native people are … more
The Chehalis-Centralia Airport received $450,000 in two grants to update the airport’s master plan, part of nearly $200 million in federal funding airports throughout the state received this … more
With the recent uptick in stray dogs being found on Centralia’s streets combined with the Lewis County Animal Shelter’s decision to no longer accept animals picked up within Centralia … more
A contract employee with the Pe Ell School District was arrested Dec. 19 for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a female student. The employee, Evan Lynn Schimelpfenig, 34, of Doty, now … more
If you ask Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, the Tenino Sandstone has sedimental value.  Now, he wants his colleagues in the Washington state Legislature to agree. On Tuesday, Abbarno … more
While basketball has advanced in the 130 years since Dr. James Naismith nailed two peach baskets to the walls of a YMCA gymnasium in Illinois, the same general premise of putting the ball into a … more
At least 500 local children will receive Christmas presents thanks to a toy drive by the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots on Tuesday. Five hundred kids were signed up ahead of time, said Lewis … more
Though she now lives in Los Angeles, California, Aneiszka Sea was born in Plainfield, a small town in central Vermont with a population of 1,236, according to the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau. … more
A victim of the Green River killer has been identified through DNA testing as a Lewis County teen last seen in 1982, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Lori Anne … more
For the most part, Sue and Gary Van Dyken’s wedding in Centralia on Saturday was a conventional Christmastime celebration. Sue wore a ballgown embellished with flowers. Gary donned a red, … more
A 57-year-old Chehalis man was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital after two trains struck his vehicle at the intersection of Northwest West Street and North National Avenue in Chehalis on … more
Glasses with pre-programmed virtual reality displays for a wide array of classic literature. A windshield that never freezes. Bubble gum that replaces vitamins and supplements.   These were … more
A Portland-area kid born and raised, my family’s Christmas trees were always purchased at traditional tree farms or through the local high school band’s tree lot.   My Christmas … more
A Pe Ell man has been arrested for the alleged murder of a 43-year-old man that occurred at a Pe Ell residence Thursday night.  Deputies were dispatched to a residential property in the 400 … more
After months of operating at or near capacity, the Lewis County Animal Shelter has announced it will reduce the adoption fees for adult dogs by half from Dec. 16 to Dec. 23. During that time … more
Know of an interesting holiday display? Share photos and locations with The Chronicle's readers by emailing information to news@chronline.com now through Christmas day.  more
An arrest was made Wednesday after a gun was reportedly displayed during a robbery at the Lewis County Coffee Co. stand on South Tower Avenue in Centralia on Monday.   No injuries were … more
A gun was reportedly displayed during a robbery at the Lewis County Coffee Co. stand on South Tower Avenue in Centralia on Monday. No injuries were reported. The incident was reported roughly … more
Despite heavy rain throughout the day, thousands of people attended the parade, which moved down Tower Avenue and Pearl Street before returning to the staging area near Centralia College. It was the … more
At Onalaska High School, home of the Loggers, sophomore Kate Zandell said she noticed her classmates become “comfortable with being uncomfortable” during the pandemic. This year, though, Zandell said, the student body’s social and educational health has been on an upswing. more
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