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The purpose behind Friday’s National Adoption Day celebration in Lewis County Superior Court was concisely stated on T-shirts worn by nearly a dozen friends and members of the Mathews family: … more
On Nov. 22, the Chehalis School District will celebrate as Orin Smith Elementary student Tylie Tobin turns 11 years old. On Sept. 8, doctors found a rare form of cancerous tumor on Tylie’s … more
Christmas Island, a family tradition in Thurston   County since 1941, is ready to celebrate this 2023 Christmas season at its home since 2012, the Maytown Assembly of God Church, 2920 Tierney … more
Though the structure in downtown Chehalis now serves as the Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) headquarters, during World War II, the Harry B. Quick Building served as the Boeing Aircraft … more
The Salvation Army of Lewis County, based in Centralia, kicked off a fundraising effort Thursday morning to raise $80,000 by Christmas Eve, essential funds the nonprofit organization needs to serve … more
Johnston Ridge, which offers the best crater viewpoint in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, is unlikely to be open any time soon, despite initial optimism from the Washington State … more
During World War II, it was common for soldiers to take helmets and uniforms from their defeated enemies.   By the late 20th century, taking war prizes was frowned upon and the U.S. … more
When Lori and Mike West, owners of Puyallup business British Bites, purchased a home in Centralia in 2021, they had no idea that the seller's agent, Levi Althauser, of Coldwell Banker Voetberg Real … more
Under overcast skies, approximately 50 Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union members gathered in Centralia’s George Washington Park for the dedication ceremony for the bronze plaque … more
Two Dogs Salvatore Fasaga, 43, of Onalaska, was sentenced Monday to 116 months, or just over 9.5 years, in prison for an unlawful possession of a firearm charge he was convicted of in Lewis County … more
Frederick A. Clough III, Robert E. Larsen, Michael E. Damis and Russel L. Welk.  Those are the names of four veterans whose remains were left unclaimed in Lewis County after their deaths. … more
Like the veterans who receive them, each quilt is unique, crafted with details that can only be appreciated upon a closer look. Stitched by a group of volunteers, the quilts represent … more
In the wake of two replacement levy proposal failures at the ballot box earlier this year, and a subsequent $4.2 million in cuts to the 2023-2024 budget, the Centralia School District will make a … more
A hoary marmot that began “aggressively begging for food” at Mount Rainier National Park has been relocated to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, according to a news release.  … more
Though completion was originally expected by the beginning of the fall semester this year, some students at Centralia College finally have the option of cheaper living accommodations close to campus … more
Ahead of Veterans Day, Lewis County commissioners recognized the 44 military veterans who now work for the county during a ceremony at Tuesday’s business meeting. Following a presentation … more
On the corner of Cook Road and Vail Road in Yelm, just outside Stewart’s Arena & Stables, sits a large sign that reads “Horse Feathers Music.” The sign, decorated with … more
At Mount St. Helens, more than 400 earthquakes have been recorded by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network since July 15, according to a statement by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) late last … more
Washington state Senate Minority Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, has called for a state investigation into Green Hill School, months after the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET) searched the … more
All   women and girls in Lewis County between the ages of 13 and 28 are invited to apply for the 2024 Miss Lewis County or Miss Teen Lewis County programs between now and Dec. 10.   … more
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