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Letter to the Editor: Background Check of Winlock Mayor, a Former Police Reserve, Questioned

Winlock Mayor Brandon Svenson made it into the basic law enforcement academy originally sponsored by the City of Toledo in 2022. Chief Sam Patrick signed Mr. Svenson's form 1270 that a thorough background check had been completed prior to approving Svenson for that academy. According to Svenson's training history report, he graduated academy June 19, 2022, while still sponsored by the Toledo Police Department.
TOLEDO, WA

A Look Back in Time: Police Arrest Portland-Based ‘Pillow Thief’ in 1953 After Months of Lewis County Burglaries

The Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1953 edition of The Chronicle reported a pillow thief had been apprehended in Portland after a series of thefts in Chehalis, Centralia, Toledo, Tenino and Yelm. The thief, Jack Keinberger, was 52 years old and had admitted stealing the pillows. “(Centralia) Police Chief Otto Rucker said...
LEWIS COUNTY, WA
Chronicle

Lewis County Expands Curbside Recycling to Packwood; Service to Begin in Spring

In a unanimous vote on Tuesday morning, the Board of County Commissioners voted to expand curbside recycling services to the easternmost end of Lewis County. As of October 2007, curbside recycling by the county’s Solid Waste Utility Department has included all of unincorporated Lewis County from Pe Ell to Morton. With the passing of Tuesday’s ordinance, LeMay, the company that collects curbside trash and recycling for Lewis County, will expand services in Randle, Glenoma and Packwood.
LEWIS COUNTY, WA
Chronicle

Letter to the Editor: Wind Farms Are Risky

On Sept. 8, 2022, I attended a Boistfort Community Meeting hosted by Lewis County District 2 Commissioner Lindsey Pollock. The focus of the meeting was a proposal before the county commission to permit the erecting of a test site to gather data for a proposed wind turbine farm atop a ridge above the pristine Boistfort Valley. I spoke at this meeting against such a proposal and laid out my reasoning based on sound engineering principals. Some time later the commission members tabled the idea of a test site. Whew!
LEWIS COUNTY, WA
Chronicle

Packwood Man Accused of Stealing Phone From Woman’s Pocket

When a woman in line at a thrift store in Packwood on Saturday realized her phone was missing from her pocket, a family member called the number so they could try and find it. They heard the phone start ringing, but not from a place they expected. The ringing was...
PACKWOOD, WA

Mossyrock Comes Up Just Short in Loss to Valley

MOSSYROCK — In a battle atop the 1B Columbia Valley League standings, the 1B No. 8 Mossyrock boys basketball team fell in a tight contest that came down to the wire to 1B No. 5 Willapa Valley, 51-49. The Vikings West, and league champion Willapa Valley, nailed some clutch free throws at the end of a physical, chippy game in Mossyrock Friday night to earn a bye all the way to the 1B District 4 semifinals, and won’t play again until February 15.
MOSSYROCK, WA
Chronicle

Lewis County Auditor’s Office Announces Registration Deadlines for February Special Election

The Lewis County Auditor’s Office released a statement on Monday announcing registration deadlines for the Feb. 14 special election. According to the auditor’s office, Feb. 6 will be the last day to register by mail, online or at a drivers’ licensing location. It will also be the last day to transfer or update existing voter registration remotely. Applications must be received no later than eight days before election day, or Feb. 6. If the registration application is mailed, it must be received on or before Feb. 6 for changes to be made for the Feb. 14 election. Registration applications and updates received by mail or online after the deadline will take effect for the next election.
LEWIS COUNTY, WA
Chronicle

Lewis County Manager Erik Martin Resigns for Position Elsewhere

After 14 years working for the county, four-and-a-half of those in the big job, Lewis County Manager Erik Martin announced Tuesday morning he will be resigning from his position for a new opportunity in engineering. Around the end of March, Martin will take a job as director of Perteet Inc.’s...
LEWIS COUNTY, WA
Chronicle

Onalaska Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Seven Counts of Animal Cruelty

An Onalaska woman who has been charged with seven counts of animal cruelty fulfilled a summons to Lewis County Superior Court on Tuesday with her attorney, where she pleaded not guilty to all charges. Katherine A. Pratt, 48, of Onalaska, is facing three counts of first-degree animal cruelty, which is...
ONALASKA, WA
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Support Technician 1 (Clerical)

The Lewis County Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for the Lewis County Sheriff’s. Office Support Technician 1 (Clerical) position until 4:00 p.m. on February 27, 2023. The current. monthly salary range is $3,871 - $5,204. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, retirement,. disability insurance, sick leave, vacation, bereavement leave,...
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Council postpones vote on capital improvement plan

The Eatonville Town Council unanimously voted to table a resolution adopting the 2023-27 Capital Improvement Plan until its Feb. 13 meeting. Councilmember Bill Dunn said he was concerned that items on the transportation improvement plan passed by the council in 2019 were not on the six-year capital improvement plan. “One...
EATONVILLE, WA
Chronicle

ToledoTel Moving Forward With Massive Broadband Expansion; Winlock’s 2,300-Plus Homes and Businesses Wil Have High-Speed Internet

Note: This content was produced by the Economic Alliance of Lewis County as part of the monthly Economic Report supplement published in The Chronicle. To learn more about the Alliance, visit https://lewiscountyalliance.org/. At a business meeting of the Lewis County Commissioners on Jan. 3, the county approved a grant contract...
LEWIS COUNTY, WA
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School Board members recognized at meeting

During the Jan. 25 Eatonville School Board meeting, the Board Directors and Student Board Representative Dylan Norman were recognized for their dedication and service to the Eatonville School District. Happy School Board Appreciation Month:. Mrs. Paulette Gilliardi. Mrs. Ronda Litzenberger. Mr. Matt Marshall. Mrs. Ashley Sova. Mr. Corey Ackerman. Not...
EATONVILLE, WA
Chronicle

Bill Moeller Commentary: Old Lewis County Directory Has Plenty of Stories to Tell

I was just thinking that the only way we can know how far we’ve come is by looking back on where we’ve been. That’s hardly a profound statement, but it’s the best I could come up with as I paged through a 1922/1923 edition of what was known as the Lewis County Directory. What a treasure trove of information, well worth the $5 or so I paid for it at a local estate sale.
LEWIS COUNTY, WA