The Town Crier is starting a Mayor's Corner with Don Bradshaw to inform the citizens of Winlock what he is doing. The Town Crier will be doing this as a public service for the city
The Toledo city council meeting on Jan. 2, 2018, went off without a hitch and a big surprise. Mayor Steve Dobosh opened the meeting with the flag salute.
During the meeting, a winner of the ToledoTel Food Bank drawing was drawn and the winner of the television was Doris Rogers. Mayor Dobosh then reported The Cheese Ball Drop on New Years Eve was a success with around 100 people in attendance for music, laughter and the lighted cheese ball with cheese sticks attached.
The surprise of the evening was when the city council position 1 winner of the election declined to accept the oath of office. He stated it was due to the fact that Jim Fluckinger received more votes than he did during the election for positions 1 and 2.
The Napavine school not only has talented musicians, athletes and students; we also have amazing artists.
Seniors such as Stasha Pinion and Victoria Santana are given an opportunity to look at art as a career. Students such as Ada Williams, Makenna Dahlin and Garrett Rushton use art as a time to concentrate and relax while painting or sketching.
On Thursday, Dec. 28, Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies office served a warrant at 121 Nelson Road in Winlock. The Sheriff's office obtained information about this illegal grow from a recent marijuana bust in Vader.
The final meeting of the year for Winlock City Council was held Dec. 26 at 6:30 p.m. During the meeting several things occurred such as service awards and swearing in of the new mayor.
Sally Vogel, Chairman of the Winlock Park Board, was given the award for Volunteer of the Year which is voted on by the Winlock City Council. Other awards by a private citizen were given to outgoing city council members and mayor just before the meeting was adjourned and before the new mayor and council member were sworn in.
At the beginning of the meeting, two council members resigned leaving two vacancies. Applications for city council will be available after Jan. 2 until Feb. 1 at the City Hall.
There is a fundraiser being held at Toledo High School on Jan. 14 at 12:30 p.m. for baby Titus Sickles, about to be born in January. It will be a live auction featuring such items as a Great Wolf overnight package, 8 hours of handyman services along with other auction items. They will also have a Taco Soup feed while the auction is going on.
Napavine is a city that sits on the hill. It's a city that has seen a lot of changes in their city government this past year but one thing has stayed the same, Napavine Chief of Police Chris Salyers. Chief Salyers is all about community and you can tell he enjoys his job, working tirelessly for the Napavine.
Sandy Miller Brusco donated a new and improved reader board for the Toledo High School.
"The current sign is showing its age," stated Toledo High School Principal Martin Huffman. "The new sign will be easier to read and easier to update."
Mrs. Brusco is the widow of Gene Miller, a Toledo resident and volunteer and retired teacher and coach, Primo Brusco. His first teaching job was in 1950 at Toledo High School. Primo coached sports, and was a coach of several district champions. He often contributed to the Toledo community and was involved in the Elks, American Legion, Ocean Park Volunteer Firefighters, and the Toledo Historical Society. He retired in 1977, ending as a superintendent of Stevedore (CO) School District.
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