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The eccentric and regionally known artist known as RichArt, real name Richard Tracy, died Dec. 22 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia at the age of 89.  Locally, Tracy was known for … more
It’s been nearly a month since Angie Krause, formerly known as Angie Humphrey, gave her final radio signoff as an officer with the Centralia Police Department, but settling into retirement is a … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT  Malicious Mischief  • Just before 8:05 a.m. on Dec. 28, there was a report of graffiti that was spray painted on a building in the 300 block of … more
Attacks by owls on humans are extremely rare but may be increasing in frequency in Washington according to one expert on the winged creatures. Jonathan C. Slaught, a biologist specializing on owls … more
Through fires, floods and everyday life in the greater Lewis County area, Chronicle Photo Editor Jared Wenzelburger was there to capture big moments and compelling images in 2022. Here are photos he … more
Lewis County elected officials took their oaths of office at the Lewis County Courthouse on Wednesday morning, according to a news release from the county. Superior Court Judge Andrew Toynbee … more
A 50-year-old Thurston County man was arrested Thursday night and booked into the county jail on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder after an eviction escalated into a 12-hour standoff with … more
There is a great egret — a tall, white bird — that frequents Hayes Lake beside the Centralia outlet mall, the Skookumchuck River and Interstate 5. This week, for the first time in a … more
On the front cover of its Dec. 31, 1962, edition, The Chronicle listed the top five news stories for 1962 The Chronicle declared the Oct. 12 “hurricane-like” storm to be the number one … more
It’s been nearly a month since Angie Krause, formerly known as Angie Humphrey, gave her final radio signoff as an officer with the Centralia Police Department, but settling into retirement is a … more
The Lewis County Public Utilities District (PUD) is coordinating with law enforcement officials and increasing security after recent attacks on the power grid in Western Washington. On Christmas … more
Centralia residents don’t have to schedule a visit to China Creek; it visits them. Occasionally, the creek’s floods damage homes and businesses, block roadways and spill mud throughout … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services will be joined by partners at the Youth Advocacy Center of Lewis County, Reliable Enterprises and the Lewis County Autism Coalition in hosting a class … more
The Lewis County Board of Commissioners played a game of bureaucratic musical chairs this week. District 1 Commissioner Sean Swope, representing Centralia, was appointed to serve as the chair of … more
Inspired by Gather Church’s tradition of providing free meals to homeless people for Thanksgiving, Leah Rader, general manager of the Chevron station located at 520 South Tower Ave., spent her … more
While it sits midway between Lewis County’s eastern and western borders, Mossyrock Dam powers the City of Tacoma.  When the Cowlitz River Hydro Project began in the 1960s, in exchange … more
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson released a statement on Wednesday announcing he is partnering with state Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place, on legislation combating … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT  Theft  • At 7:35 a.m. on Dec. 26, an unknown male reportedly broke open the donation box for the Ronald McDonald House in the 1200 block of Lum Road … more
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