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A Thurston County judge set bail at $1 million Friday for a Centralia teen accused of shooting and killing a Yelm resident after the July 3 community fireworks show in Lacey.  Lacey police … more
Steve and Jennie Douglass of Chehalis know one thing for certain. Drew would have loved this. That’s a guiding light for these parents, whose teenage son, Drew Douglass, died by suicide … more
After more than a century of celebrating cheese, the charcuterie board of events slated for Toledo Cheese Days this weekend is packed full, with the event finally returning back to its full glory … more
A Lewis County Superior Court judge has sentenced William Thompson, the man convicted last month for the November 2020 murder of Washington State Patrol Trooper Justin R. Schaffer, to 45 years in … more
Celebrations were held for Independence Day across Lewis County and nearby areas over the weekend, with each community adding its own flavor to the holiday with festivals, flea markets, fishing … more
After the Mineral Lake Lions Den Campground was given a major facelift by volunteers ahead of the fishing season’s opening day with the town’s annual fishing derby, members of the Mineral … more
Farm life is full of highs and lows: births, deaths, earnings, loss, fruits and labor. Petra Lewin, of Centralia, has toiled away on her Prather Road farm since 1972. Her biggest high to date … more
While snow-averse adventurers count down the minutes until Paradise and other nearby hikes defrost, the journey to Packwood Lake is the perfect early summer jaunt. Just a few minutes out of … more
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, on Wednesday announced she has secured $2.8 million for improvements to  Lewis County public safety radio communications in a spending … more
A new bear-themed restaurant in Lewis County has a diverse menu to satisfy a variety of customers, even those as picky as Goldilocks. Papa Bears West, a diner with an attached bar, is now open in … more
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue Team, assisted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, located and recovered a deceased male just after 2 p.m. on Tuesday … more
The LGBTQ+ community has a long history in Lewis County, but only in the past two years has that history been recognized with an official Pride festival in downtown Centralia. Unlike last … more
Think of a NASCAR pit-stop, but for helicopters: that’s what soldiers were practicing at the Chehalis-Centralia Airport on Wednesday. According to spokesperson Captain Kyle Abraham, soldiers … more
Every day, he threatens local government officials and staff at Chehalis City Hall. He’s relentless. He’s menacing. He’s less than 3 ounces. He’s a blackbird.  For … more
Clarence Lupo said he won the lottery three times: first when he was born an American citizen, a second time when he married his wife and a third time when he began his career as a hydroelectric … more
A new WinCo location in Centralia is one step closer to arrival thanks to funding secured in the last legislative session.  In 2019, the Port of Centralia announced it had secured the … more
Nearly two years and three months after Washington State Patrol Trooper Justin R. Schaffer was fatally struck by a vehicle while placing spike strips on Interstate 5 in Chehalis, the driver of the … more
The Centralia Police Department has referred assault and drive-by shooting charges against an Olympia man who allegedly fired at least three shots — including one that struck a porch window … more
On Saturday morning, a crowd gathered next to Fiddlers Coffee in Centralia for the unveiling of a sign dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient Dexter J. Kerstetter, a World War II veteran who is the … more
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