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Interstate 5 Collision Sends One to Providence Centralia Hospital

One person was injured as a result of a collision on Interstate 5 about 10 miles south of Chehalis on Friday. A 2005 Honda Odyssey van driven by Georgy Trifonov, 38, of Redmond, was struck from behind by a 2016 KIA Cadenza passenger vehicle driven by David Pratt, 69, of Hillsboro, Oregon, when Trifo

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 04:02:00

Centralia College Opens Registration for 'Potter in the Park' 5K Run and Walk

Registration is now open for Centralia College's Harry Potter-themed 5K run and walk on Saturday, Oct. 21. Costumes are encouraged at the "Potter in the Park" event at Fort Borst Park. "Sit under the Sorting Hat to determine your house at Hogwarts," stated a press release from the college. "Taste je

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 04:39:00

Centralia College Offers Presentation to Teach People How to Protect Online Information

An interactive presentation at Centralia College will teach individuals what information governments and corporations are legally taking from people every day, according to a press release from the college. "You'll learn how to protect your personal information online and see real time examples of w

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 04:27:00

Photos: Out for a Stroll With Edgar in Centralia

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CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 03:49:00

Centralia College Professor to Speak at Olympic Club's 'History Pub Night'

One of Centralia College's most decorated professors will be the featured speaker at the Olympic Club's History Pub Night on Monday, Sept. 25. Professor Pat Pringle will provide a presentation titled "Buried and Submerged Forests of the Pacific Northwest." It will provide a look into ancient landsli

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 17:57:00

Centralia's Grace Foursquare Church to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

For three quarters of a century, the Grace Foursquare Gospel congregation has been helping members of the community find salvation. Aside from its weekly service, the church offers a weekly faith-based, 12-step program called Celebrate Recovery. Pastor Keith Hopkins said the program is in collaborat

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 18:08:00

Dino Rossi Says He's Running for Congress to Replace Rep. Reichert

Dino Rossi encourages a Centralia crowd to help him remove Democratic Sen. Patty Murray from her post as the state's senior senator in this October 2010 file photo. The Chronicle / File Photo Republican state Sen. Dino Rossi says he'll run for Congress in the 8th District to replace retiring U.S. R

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 03:52:00

Former Lewis County sheriff Bill Wiester dies

A former Lewis County sheriff who held the office for two decades has died. The sheriff's office announced William H. "Bill" Wiester Sr. died Thursday in Centralia. He was 91. Wiester was the 34th elected sheriff of Lewis County, serving from 1967 to 1986. In that time, he oversaw construction of a

OLYMPIAN - 2017-09-22 23:21:00

Remembering 'A Legend:' Former Lewis County Sheriff Bill Wiester Dies at 91

"I think he touched everybody," Wiester said. "He loved the people of Lewis County. He was just born to be a sheriff." Bill Wiester, Sr., who served Lewis County sheriff for two decades, died Thursday at 91 years old at Providence Centralia Hospital. The family will announce details about a memorial

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 01:49:00

State Parks Schedules Jackson House Dedication Ceremony

Joe Herrle, left, and Jeremy Hess, of Logs and Timbers, LLC, remove a long log from a work bench on the south side of the Historic Jackson House in this April 2017 file photo. The Chronicle / File Photo The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has scheduled a dedication for the newly re

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 04:33:00

Safe Family Ministries Seeks Community Support After Turnover

While studying recently for a doctorate degree in ministries, Shirley Cunningham chose to research places like Safe Family Ministries - residential programs that help struggling people learn life skills and become independent and productive. On Monday, she started her new job as the executive direct

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 04:40:00

Two Chehalis Basin Flood Gauges Replaced; Flood Authority Partners With USGS

Two flood gauges in the Centralia area have been replaced as part of the Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority's project to update its early warning system. The gauges on the Skookumchuck and the Chehalis River in Centralia were replaced last month. The authority approved the replacement in March due

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 04:38:00

Genealogy Workshop Set for Chehalis Library on Sept. 30

A free genealogy workshop titled "Getting Started or Restarted With Your Family Research" will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 30 at the Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Regional Library. Check-in is at 12:30 p.m. The workshop will include basics of genealogy and topics such as collecting what you

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 04:56:00

Deputies, Protesters Create Friendly Vibe at Natural Gas Protest South of Chehalis

On a dead end county road south of Chehalis, five protesters on Thursday marched a mile to hand-deliver a letter to the manager of the Jackson Prairie gas storage site owned by Puget Sound Energy. The protesters were met by four deputies from the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, but the mood remained

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 04:28:00

Chehalis, Cowlitz Flood Control Zone Districts to Meet on Tuesday

The Chehalis and Cowlitz basin flood control zone districts will hold their next meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The Chehalis River Basin Flood Control Zone District will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the commissioners' hearing room on the second floor of the courthouse, 351 NW North St., Chehalis. The flood

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 04:27:00

Voie Commentary:New Napavine Police Vehicle Oozes With Community Pride

While perusing Facebook Wednesday morning, the word "POLICE" in bright orange letters caught my eye in a photo as it whizzed through my timeline. Napavine's new "tiger car" design on Police Chief Chris Salyers' patrol vehicle is striking! In fact, dare I say, it's such a "contrast" to what we've see

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 04:08:00

These people want to give Thurston County businesses their money

A gathering will take place this Monday in downtown Olympia, one that will introduce potential investors to businesses seeking additional capital. And once the evening is over, there's a chance that a business emerges with an investment, either in the form of equity or a loan, to help them expand. N

OLYMPIAN - 2017-09-23 16:00:00

Field Trip Friday: Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm

Jim Dever, KING8:03 PM. PDT September 22, 2017 EAST OLYMPIA, WASH. - The Lattin family opened their popular South Sound attraction more than 40 years ago. Their apple fritters, pies and produce are beloved local treats. Guests can also get up-close and personal with farm animals and explore the farm

KING-5 - 2017-09-23 03:03:13

State sues Capital Medical Center, alleging it denied charity care

The state Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that Capital Medical Center had violated state law by withholding charity care from thousands of low-income patients. The lawsuit, filed in Thurston County Superior Court, alleges that the west Olympia hospital aggressively demanded

OLYMPIAN - 2017-09-22 23:48:00

Police investigating suspected homicide in Olympia

Olympia police are investigating a suspected homicide in the Percival Canyon area. Olympia Police Lt. Sam Costello says officers responded to reports of gunshots in the area Friday evening. The Olympian reports (https://goo.gl/tdoFE6 ) officers didn't immediately find anything suspicious but respond

OLYMPIAN - 2017-09-23 03:25:00