The street construction along Commercial Street in Raymond has recently been expanded to the full project length that runs from Raymond High School to Highway 101, and from 101 to Third Street. Traffic is not allowed to utilize Commercial Street coming off Highway 101.
Alternate routes for locations along Commercial Street have been designated as using Duryea Street or Heath Street. Connecting alleyways or streets are blocked off at Commercial Street but are still usable up to that point.
Marcos Antionio Perales, 19, of South Bend entered a guilty plea to four counts of rape of a child in the first degree and one count of child molestation in the first degree and is schedule for sentencing on October 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM where it is anticipated that he will receive a prison sentence of life with a minimum of 25 years.
The South Bend City Council met the night of Monday, August 9 for the regular bi-monthly city council meeting. After the council pledged allegiance, the council approved the consent agenda, paying out just over $170,500 in vendor checks and payroll, as well as the minutes from the previous meeting. Mayor Struck moved the meeting into the next segment by introducing a letter of congratulations from the Department of Ecology that recognizes that South Bend's Waste Water Treatment Plant has gone without any violations for the entire year of 2014.
The thirty-first annual Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival was held at the Toledo High School this last weekend, which heralded a record attendance despite the cancellations of several performers.
"A lot of people attended and a lot of new people came. People really like Phillip Steinmetz & His Sunny Tennesseans and Tommy Brown & The County Line Grass from Kentucky. A lot of seniors with senior tickets came to the local area," said General Cothren, president of the Washington Bluegrass Association.
A new reporter has joined the team at the Town Crier, Kennedi Collins. A recent graduate of Winlock High School, Collins is looking for a future in journalism and will be attending Lower Columbia Community College in her pursuit at achieving a degree in Communications and Journalism, finishing at Washington State University, Vancouver.
Voter turnout for the 2015 primary election crested just over 26% with 5,453 registered voters taking part in the election of the 20, 956 voters registered.
Coming out of the primary in the Mayoral races the run in Napavine shows incumbent John Sayers making it through to the general election in November with Jenifer Slemp who drew 38% of the primary votes. Slemp holds a 10% margin over Sayers at this point, with just over 100 votes to divide up coming November.
With the absence of Councilman Jim Fluckinger, Toledo's August 3 City Council meeting began.
As the 2015/2016 school year begins, so does Chris Rust's new adventure. Raised in the city of Washougal and coming from various educational avenues, Rust has taken the position of Superintendent for the mighty Toledo Indians.
Effective 12:01 am, August 7, Lewis County Board of County Commissioners and Lewis County Fire Marshal will modify the burn restrictions on outdoor burning for all of unincorporated Lewis County.
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