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If you’re in Ross McDowell’s line of work, you wouldn’t count time by days or years.  "I measure time by disasters because I've seen so many,” said McDowell, 60, on a … more
Carrie Aadland loves Laura Ingalls Wilder so much, she changed her name from Nancy Lynn to Carrie, after the sister of the famous pioneer and “Little House on the Prairie” … more
ARTrails of Southwest Washington’s 19th annual free studio tour wrapped up this last weekend after work from 29 local artists was showcased across 12 studios in Rochester, the Twin Cities, … more
As Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper begins his fourth week intubated, still hospitalized with severe COVID-19, family members say the next few days will be critical in his recovery. The hope is … more
If anyone driving southbound on Interstate 5 in Chehalis this week was worried when they saw the Veterans Memorial Museum’s jet painted gray, they can take a sigh of relief. The jet is … more
When parents brought their children to Cooks Hill Community Childcare Center Tuesday morning, they were expecting a routine drop-off. They weren’t expecting to learn that the day before, the … more
Faith has always held a steering role in Hank Kirk’s life.  A devout Presbyterian, Kirk has been drawn to an early passage in the Bible’s book of Joshua in which God spoke to … more
Multiple passenger vehicles stopped to help put out a brush fire that broke out alongside Interstate 5 near Exit 77 in Chehalis on Tuesday. The Chehalis Fire Department was called to the scene … more
Lawmakers representing the 20th Legislative District were on defense Monday night during their first in-person town hall event in many months. There, at the Veterans Memorial Museum, constituents … more
The first breath of fall arrived Friday, and with it J.B. McCrummen’s Rochester property came alive. Over a dozen raincoat-clad heads, a northern flicker let out a call, flashing its … more
Attendees braved the pouring rain Saturday for the grand opening of the Replica Pioneer Church at the Borst Home Museum in Centralia. The project began in 2017 when facilitator Jean Bluhm said … more
Sometimes, it’s best to go with your gut. That’s what Ron Sturza says. He’s worked at the Sunbird Shopping Center for roughly 45 years, and it’s that gut feeling … more
Providence’s two Southwest Washington hospitals reported their highest single-day death toll due to COVID-19 on Friday. Between Centralia and St. Peter hospitals, 10 individuals — all … more
A Centralia woman convicted of controlled substance homicide for delivering fake oxycodone pills to a man who later consumed them and died of an overdose in October 2020 was sentenced in Lewis County … more
ToledoTel, an internet provider based in Toledo, announced Thursday during a Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event that it is seeking a partnership with Lewis County to … more
On Tuesday, Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza published a list of policing tactics that have been limited or banned under the state’s police accountability laws, along with the department’s … more
A bright yellow bench covered in sticky notes sits in the playground of Fords Prairie Elementary School, home of the Tiny Tigers. Notes read: “The nicest person I have ever met in my … more
Winlock formalized its critique of Gov. Jay Inslee this week, passing a proclamation detailing Mayor Brandon Svenson’s “sincere belief” that the Democratic governor requires a … more
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