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New owners at Beesley's
Ron and Julie Zion
New owners at Beesley's

If you have lived in the area for a while, then chances are you have been to Beesley's at the Toledo/Vader exit. Recently Dan and Dixie Beesley sold Beesley's to a local husband and wife team and they couldn't have left it in better hands.

Ron and Julie Zion took over July 1 and you can see it in their faces that they are happy to be there. Ron is a local boy he stated, "I have lived here all my life, eaten a bunch of burgers here, and decided it was a great opportunity. We wanted to carry on the long tradition of homestyle foods. We haven't changed anything, but we added chicken fried steak and we have specials." Julie continued, "We also have specials such as fresh peach shakes and halibut."

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Paul Malarz retires from IGA Cedar Village
Paul Malarz
Paul Malarz retires from IGA Cedar Village

Every now and then you come across someone who has dedicated their time not just to their job, but to the community as well. That person to me is Paul Malarz. Paul is retiring from IGA Cedar Village on Friday after 38 years.

Paul was raised in Winlock since junior high. He graduated high school in 1975 and married his high school sweetheart Cindy Musgrove. Paul and Cindy briefly moved to Longview, but after a while, he wanted to go somewhere else, one of the big cities. Paul and Cindy changed their minds, "We soon realized, though, that Winlock was a great place to raise kids," stated Paul. So they moved back to Winlock. He had a few different jobs starting with the Winlock Family Market and the Jorgensen Veneer Plant. Then "Raleigh called me in August of 1980 to see if I was still looking for work and I said yes," continued Paul.

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Fir Street Bridge re-opens
Fir Street Bridge re-opens

It's hard to believe that after 5 years the Fir Street Bridge is finally open. It has been open for a few days but the celebration will be this Friday.

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Back-to-School safety tips

It's that time of year again, students are busy going back to school and everyone is trying to figure out their new schedules. As students return to school, we need to be concerned with all of our students safety.

We have put together a little safety information from you as we go into the new school year Safety tips include:

• Stop for any school bus that has its lights and "stop arm" activated to load and unload children. Drivers must stop in both directions, unless separated from the bus by a median.

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Burglar of south county businesses in custody

A 32 year old Chehalis male is now in custody for a series of business burglaries plaguing southern Lewis County. Joint investigations involving the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and the Toledo and Winlock Police Departments culminated yesterday when investigators met with Joshua A. Duncan. Duncan had been arrested shortly after midnight on August 29 by the Chehalis Police Department during an in progress burglary to a church in the 600 block of NW St. Helens Ave, Chehalis.

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Korpi resigns as Winlock city councilman
Dennis Korpi
Korpi resigns as Winlock city councilman

When we think of our city council over the past couple of decades, we think of some who have served more than one term, Dennis Korpi is one of those.

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54th Threshing and Gas Show a success
Photo by Cheri Mitchell - An old-fashioned fire engine on display at the Threshing and Gas Show.
54th Threshing and Gas Show a success

The 54th Threshing and Gas Show presented by the Cowlitz Prairie Grange was once again a huge success.

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Lewis County Mariners take first in state
In the Special Olympics Baseball Tournament, Lewis County Mariners took first place in state!
Lewis County Mariners take first in state

We all have heard of the Special Olympics. This is where those with disabilities compete against each other in different events.

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54th Threshing and Gas Show this weekend
1948 John Deere Tractor driven by Sam Zion, 1947 Binder being operated by Louis Zion.
54th Threshing and Gas Show this weekend

The 54th anniversary of the Threshing and Gas Show is this coming weekend and what an event it is. If you have never been to the event, it's truly a great time. They have many events, booths and many more things happening at the Herren Farm in Toledo.

The evening starts with the Tractor Parade at 7:00 p.m. Friday night, the official opening of a great weekend to come. They will also offer a potato bar in the field from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for $8 per person.

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