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State Hall of Famer

Photo by Larry Bale - Willapa Valley Superintendent of Schools Rob Friese presents WVHS Athletic Director John Peterson with a recognition of his selection into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Peterson was besto
Photo by Larry Bale - Willapa Valley Superintendent of Schools Rob Friese presents WVHS Athletic Director John Peterson with a recognition of his selection into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Peterson was besto
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Kayaker near Ilwaco rescued by Coast Guard

A 55-year old male was rescued from the river near Ilwaco on Sunday, January 17, and had been found clinging to his kayak in Baker Bay near Ilwaco. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Air Station in Astoria was able to hoist the kayaker out of the water after locating him in the bay around 8pm, and the man was safely transported to waiting emergency medical service personnel at the air station.

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Last day of razor clam dig today

Razor clam diggers have one day left with a dig scheduled today at Long Beach with a low tide at 8:39 pm at 0.5 feet. Washington's recreational razor clam harvest opened for the second tide series last Thursday.

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First place wrestler

Photo by Larry Bale - Willapa Harbor wrestler Ben Byington of South Bend HS works to a first place finish at 152 pounds during Saturday's 12-team Willapa Harbor Wrestling Invitational.
Photo by Larry Bale - Willapa Harbor wrestler Ben Byington of South Bend HS works to a first place finish at 152 pounds during Saturday's 12-team Willapa Harbor Wrestling Invitational.
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Elma's 9th Annual Winter Wine Festival pulls in the crowd

Photo by Patrick L. Myers - Owner Steve Padula doling out samples of wine from Bateaux Cellars at the Elma Chamber of Commerce 9th Annual Winter Wine Festival.
Photo by Patrick L. Myers - Owner Steve Padula doling out samples of wine from Bateaux Cellars at the Elma Chamber of Commerce 9th Annual Winter Wine Festival.

The Elma Chamber of Commerce has held their 9th Winter Wine Festival. The festival was held at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Elma on the weekend of Saturday, January 23 and yielded a huge success. Live performance lounge acts crooned the crowds as vast lines of people moved along the perimeter of the building where the wine vendors lined the walls. The wine vendors dished up samples of all types of their best wines and consumers and connoisseurs lined up to try each wine of their interest.

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Fire Overhead

Photo courtesy of the Raymond Police Department - The Raymond PUD, Maneman Electric and the Raymond Fire Department responded to an electrical fire in the main panel in Downtown Raymond on Thursday, January 21.
Photo courtesy of the Raymond Police Department - The Raymond PUD, Maneman Electric and the Raymond Fire Department responded to an electrical fire in the main panel in Downtown Raymond on Thursday, January 21.
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Eluding police, drug, sex offender cases in court

Matthew M. Pearson, 31, of Seaview was sentenced to 22 months in prison for attempting to elude a police vehicle and escape from community custody.

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Indians take victory over Napavine Tigers

Photo by Kennedi Collins -  Connor Vermilyea blocks his opponent from shooting a basket.
Photo by Kennedi Collins - Connor Vermilyea blocks his opponent from shooting a basket.

On the night of January 20, the Toledo Indians took to the court against the Napavine Tigers.

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Toledo concerned with kids' attitude toward police

For the second City Council Meeting of the year the Toledo Council gathered together for another meeting with full attendance.

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19th District Representatives Town Hall

The Representatives of the 19th District in Washington have just recently held a telephone-town hall on Thursday, January 14 where Senator Dean Takko, Representative Brian Blake and Representative J.D. Rossetti heard feedback directly from citizens within the 19th Legislative District about their ideas and comments.

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EVERY KID IN A PARK

The Every Kid in a Park initiative delivers a nationwide call to action to build the next generation of environmental stewards. This national movement will connect youth with federal lands and waters in innovative ways never before undertaken. Under the direction of President Obama, a priority has been established to connect with today's kids--not just to engage youngsters in their national heritage, but to meet their needs in a way that few other programs can.

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ONLINE VOTERS GUIDE


Lewis County does not produce a local voter's pamphlet, but an online voters' guide is available.

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Lewis County EMT Calls

January 18 to 24, 2016
Lewis County Fire District 2 (Toledo)

Cowlitz Lewis Fire District 20 (Vader/Ryderwood)

Lewis County Medic One (Toledo, Winlock, Vader, Ryderwood, Napavine, Onalaska, Salkum)

Lewis County Fire District 15 (Winlock)

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Support the band come play bingo

The Toledo Band is hosting a bingo night at the Trinity Rebekah Hall located at 111 W. Washington in Napavine, WA on February 5. Dinner will be available for $8.00 Bingo is $20.00 for 4 cards. Pre-sale tickets are available for $20.00 which includes: 5 cards and dinner. If you are wanting pre-sale tickets please contacting Kathy Welch at the Toledo High school. (360) 864-2391. All proceeds will go to the bands spring trip.

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Chocolate cooking class

When your sweet tooth screams for chocolate, the WSU Lewis County Extension will help answer the call.

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Starting February 1 CC offers free tax help

Starting Feb. 1, accounting students will be available at Centralia College to help you complete your 2015 tax returns.

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Toledo News 1.27.16

Pat says: We are working on new events at the library, dates TBD (To Be Determined). Through March 15: Adult Winter Reading program forms available, sponsored by Timberland Regional Library. Every 5 books read (including audiobooks) earns one Grand Prize Drawing entry including overnight stays at one of three locations. Many other prizes too. Now accepting applications for volunteers. Training and support, free WiFi, and access to on-site computers.

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Winlock News 1.27.16

I thought it was time for a little stroll down memory lane for those of us who have been around Winlock for a while. How many of you remember the old school? There was a school in Winlock when I was young that was both the grade school, middle school and high school all rolled in to one. I can remember being a kid in the old school and the upstairs was roped off, we were sure the upstairs was haunted and that is why they had it roped off. There were also posts that were by the football field and boy did we jump those, we used to see who could jump the highest one without hurting oneself. This was a time when Winlock was a town like Mayberry, everyone knew everyone and no one was a stranger.

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Ryderwood News 1.27.16

The turnout for the showing of the historic 1926 silent movie about Long-Bell was impressive. The Auditorium was "standing room only" with a head count of at least 170. The panel members were very helpful in narrating and explaining the various operations involved in transforming standing timber into kiln-dried lumber. The Cowlitz Co. Historical Museum was instrumental in making this event so successful. They furnished the digital projector and two of the panelists, Jim Tweedie and Jim LeMonds, are researchers for the Museum. DVD copies of the movie can be ordered by calling the Museum at (360) 577-3119.

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Grays Harbor Herald Features

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APD gets new Investigations Commander

Kevin Darst
Kevin Darst

Kevin Darst is the new Investigations Commander at the Aberdeen Police Department (APD), and has signed on as of Monday, January 11. Darst is from the area, and has worked at the Aberdeen Police Department for 23 plus years, "I started here in '92, and did patrol for about three years," Darst explained, "and then I was selected for investigation for four years. I was made Sergeant and got put back on the road for three or four years and then I've been a Lieutenant for the last twelve plus years.

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Wreck closes SR 107 for over 14 hours

A Port Orchard resident had driven off the roadway four miles south of Montesano on State Route 107 on Thursday, January 21 at around 1:02pm. The driver was driving a truck and trailer with a tanker on the back of it.

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Inmate arrested at scene of his original crime

The Hoquiam Police Department made an arrest over the January 16-17 weekend, after a man had allegedly failed to report to county custody while on a medical furlough. Records indicate that the 55 year old man was in custody waiting for court on a felony assault charge for violating a no contact order.

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APD Investigate Shooting

On Tuesday January 19th at about 4:16PM, Aberdeen police officers were advised of a shooting which had just occurred near the intersection of Harding Road and Huntley Street in South Aberdeen.

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Jim Anderson inducted into Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor

On Saturday, March 12 the Pac-12 Conference will honor 12 former student athletes with an induction into the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor, one of which originates from Hoquiam. The induction will occur during a ceremony that is slated to be held just before the championship game at the 2016 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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2016 WSADA Scholarship available

The 2016 Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) scholarship program asks high school seniors to write a two-page essay on the theme "What does the American Dream mean to you and how do you plan to fulfill yours?"

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19th District Representatives Town Hall

The Representatives of the 19th District in Washington have just recently held a telephone-town hall on Thursday, January 14 where Senator Dean Takko, Representative Brian Blake and Representative J.D. Rossetti heard feedback directly from citizens within the 19th Legislative District about their ideas and comments.

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Could You Have COPD?

Could You Have COPD?

Dear Savvy Senior,
I have struggled with some shortness of breath for the past five years or so. I just thought I was getting older and out of shape, but a friend recently mentioned I may have COPD. What can you tell me about this?
Breathless Bob

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Local Knights of Columbus Council receives top International Award

Pictured left to right: Kim Washburn, State Advocate/Membership Director; Pat McGuire, Past Grand Knight
Pictured left to right: Kim Washburn, State Advocate/Membership Director; Pat McGuire, Past Grand Knight

Knights of Columbus Council #1674 has earned the distinction of Double Star Council, for the 2014-2015 fraternal year. This award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment (reaching 200% of quota, thereby making it a "double star") and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of service-oriented activities. The award was presented to the membership by State Advocate & Membership Director Kim Washburn, at a special ceremonial banquet held on January 15, 2016 at Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church in Hoquiam, WA.

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Parks and Recreation Basketball

Parks and Recreation Basketball
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