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The Onalaska Apple Harvest Festival took place at the end of last week through Sunday. To plan for next year's festival and learn more, visit … more
The West Thurston Regional Fire Authority welcomed one of Littlerock Fire Rescue’s earliest fire chiefs, Marion Smith, for a tour of its Littlerock station on Friday, Oct. 6.   … more
After the district’s levy failed in April, the Centralia School Board’s first workshops toyed with the idea of decreasing budgets for athletics and band, according to previous reporting … more
The Student Achievement Initiative (SAI), a collaborative effort between the Chehalis School District, the Chehalis Foundation, Centralia College and other community partners to boost student … more
Back in July, the City of Centralia passed a new ordinance prohibiting camping on city streets and limiting the amount of time an RV can be parked along a city street to 16 hours at a time.   … more
The country is unlikely to see a recession in 2024, economist Matthew Gardner told a collection of local real estate agents and community developers this week. Gardner, chief economist for … more
On average, survivors will have experienced seven incidents of domestic violence before reporting one, Centralia Police Sgt. Patty Finch said on Monday.   It can be hard for some people to … more
Excursion trains will again roll through Chehalis as early as Nov. 11, thanks to a multi-year agreement between the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum (CCRM) and Goose Lake Railway LLC, CCRM … more
The Washington state Department of Corrections (DOC) is vetting a house in the rural Rochester area as a less-restrictive alternative (LRA) for housing a registered sex offender, Thurston County … more
By the time the Renaissance began, the oldest trees in the Grove of the Matriarchs may have already turned 300. Today, “old growth” generally refers to trees that are older than 100 … more
A month before two graduations may not seem like the best time to open a small business, but for Saige Brindle, the timing was right. “I’ve always wanted to open my own … more
Around 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 25, Battle Ground resident Brad Ruff’s heart stopped. Because of the quick efforts of his wife and first responders, a month later Ruff got to thank everyone who saved … more
Owner John Panesko has previously described the Pioneer Cemetery in Chehalis as “a place for people who were not wanted.” People who died of tuberculosis in a nearby hospital were … more
An educator, firefighter and avid outdoorsmen, Jordan Duncan constantly looks for ways to connect his different worlds. “I like to give my administrators headaches,” said Duncan, a … more
It’s not uncommon to see high school students working part-time as baristas, but it’s rare to see those same high schoolers managing the business as well. That’s what you see … more
Asked to write the three words that best describe 10-year-old Tylie Tobin, her mom instead wrote 600.   First, a few adjectives: feisty, loving, strong, nurturing, gracious, confident and … more
Five years after the City of Napavine had to “red tag” Mayme Shaddock Park’s kitchen for demolition, the city broke ground Tuesday on new a community kitchen at the park.   … more
Deep in the woods of the Weyerhaeuser Vail Tree Farm, over 40 exhibitors in the forestry industry demonstrated the ins and outs of timber harvesting at the ninth Pacific Logging Congress Live … more
If the quarry walls could talk, they’d have a story to tell, one the Tenino Carvers Guild wants the next generation to hear. The story also caught the ear of Rep. Peter Abbarno, … more
Access to schools and family wage jobs, healthy wildlife populations, trails through towering evergreens, clean air, clean water, an abundance of fish, and wood processed in local mills.   … more
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