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An 8-year-old boy and his uncle were rescued from the Chehalis River Wednesday evening after a current pulled them downstream from the Galvin Road bridge near the Chehalis River Discovery Trail. … more
The first time Rachel Robidoux met Lewis County Superior Court Judge J. Andrew Toynbee, the pair didn’t get off to the best start. “She was late coming to court,” Toynbee said … more
Fourth of July celebrations abound in Lewis County and surrounding communities. Of course, in the area, nothing quite tops the Summerfest Independence Day events, which are back this year with … more
Approximately 50 union members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) gathered in downtown Centralia’s George Washington Park on Sunday, June 23, to dedicate a new Union Victims monument … more
Residents of Southwest Washington might soon be able to get a few swings in at Topgolf before finishing their night off with a Double Double and Animal Style fries, if a county commissioner has his … more
Residents and city officials celebrated the long-awaited reopening of the Tenino Quarry Pool, Saturday, June 22, with Tenino Family Fun Day highlighting the return of a summertime favorite within the … more
Nearly 53 years ago, someone calling himself Dan Cooper purchased a one-way ticket for a Portland to Seattle flight for $20. He skyjacked it, demanded and collected a $200,000 ransom, got the … more
Charles “Charly” Harrington isn’t one for countdowns.  When the Tenino Elementary School principal made his decision to retire, he proceeded with his duties as usual. … more
On Thursday, June 20, the Port of Centralia held its dedication ceremony for Art Lehman Avenue at Centralia Station while construction crews continued work on the new WinCo Foods, which will anchor … more
With the ground finally dried out enough to support the weight of the structure on jacks, construction workers from Kifer Construction in Centralia, Lewis County Historical Society members Edna Fund … more
The City of Centralia and the Centralia Downtown Association (CDA) will host the annual Summerfest Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 4. This year’s Summerfest will start off … more
If you see a Lewis County Fire District 15 ambulance driving around the Napavine area, it’s not due to Winlock medical personnel straying outside of their response area.  Rather, … more
Eleven Green Hill School residents graduated from Centralia College on Tuesday, including the first cohort of graduates receiving bachelor’s degrees. College classes at Green Hill School, … more
While the federal government’s formal recognition of Juneteenth only began in 2021, Juneteenth’s significance in the civil rights movement dates back to the 1800s. As he stood in … more
East Lewis County’s Roxy Theater in Morton celebrated the completion of its new backstage area with a “Backstage Debut” ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the Fire Mountain Arts … more
The man who fled from Centralia police by stealing a kayak and taking to the Chehalis River last week was sentenced to 45 days in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen … more
By Dylan Reubenking dylan@yelmonline.com When Alex Shipp and Kyrany Sagen-Cook traveled through the Pacific Northwest chasing their perfect home and farm in 2021, they used a Microsoft … more
At least five railcars on a Puget Sound and Pacific train derailed several miles east of Oakville early Monday morning. The cars, carrying soybeans, rolled into a ravine next to the track. Crews … more
As he introduced Dave Reichert during a campaign event in Adna, Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza, who is not up for reelection this November but has endorsed Reichert’s campaign, said the … more
Although last weekend was marked by the return of rainy weather, the clouds broke over the Riverbend Ranch near Bucoda on Saturday afternoon to let the sun shine down just in time for the celebration … more
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