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Showing 12 articles from May 26, 2015.

TC - Community News

Community Announcements 05.27.15

Dessert auction for Winlock basketball

The Winlock Basketball Association is hosting a meet and greet/dessert auction this Saturday to help introduce new Head Basketball Coach Nick Bamer to the community.

The evening starts at 6 p.m. at the High School Cafeteria and will feature discussions about plans for the upcoming season, while the auction will help raise funds for the kids to attend summer sports camps.


TC - Regular Columns

Ryderwood News 05.27.15

I'm here to tell you that the town was jumping last weekend during the Craft Fair. The weather was very cooperative, which was a huge bonus. Serving lunch at the Café was also very successful. Thanks to our AMVETS and all the volunteers for all their hard work.

Make sure and put Saturday, June 20, on the calendar. That's the date of the Second Annual Ryderwood Sock Hop. DJ Steve ("Elvis") Smith will be spinning our 50's & 60's favorites from 1-5 p.m. and there will be some special Door Prizes. Plan to put on your favorite jitterbug outfits and come out to Ryderwood for a fun afternoon. Plan to stay for the Social Club Potluck at 5. I'm sure a grand time will be had by all!

Toledo News 05.27.15

May 27 season's last Coffee House event 7-9 p.m. Stop in for a song, a cup or two at Toledo High School.

Pat says: First donation of Legos received, room for more. Reptile Man at library 6:30 p.m. June 19. Sign up grades 1-5 for Kids Page Turners. First meeting 1 p.m. June 24. Call (360) 864-4247 or visit

Vader News 05.27.15

We goofed. If you're hoping to become involved with Vader's Fourth of July celebration, or offer donations, the person to call is Reggie Smith at (360) 751-4034. The event is promised to be the biggest one yet for the city, and opportunities remain for vendors and entertainers to become involved.

Local residents are preparing to start up a Committee for Community Improvements and suggestions are being sought by organizers for projects around town. Those with ideas or who wish to become involved may call Lois Wilson at (360) 295-3002 or Pegge Baher at (360) 295-3633.

Winlock News 05.27.15

Last year I included a poem that was given to me for graduation by my boss just when I started in the world. I received several compliments so I thought I would include it again for the class of 2015. This poem has been with me throughout the years and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Sometime when you're feeling important;


TC - Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Sharon K. Crowe
In Loving Memory of Sharon K. Crowe

Sharon K. Crowe of Toledo WA, passed away May 14, 2015, at the age of 71.


TC - Government

Winlock selects engineer for bridge replacement

Winlock has selected an engineer to begin designing the new bridge for Fir St., with estimates indicating the project could be completed by December of next year.

According to Mayor Lonnie Dowell, engineering firm OTAK, based in Vancouver, has been selected to begin planning the project, which seeks to replace the current bridge on Fir St. after it was closed March 13, 2014, due to structural concerns.


TC - Sports

Sports Shorts
Sports Shorts

Castle Rock Fastpitch

The Lady Rockets began post-season play with a 15-0 loss to Montesano and then turned around and defeated Tenino 5-2 to stay alive in the tournament. CR was scheduled to play Elma on Saturday, May 23.


TC - Police, Fire and EMS

Crime and Injury Report 05.27.15

Toledo man booked for assaulting wife

A Toledo man has been booked after allegedly choking his wife during an argument, according to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.

Ronald J. Mitchell, 45, of Toledo, was arrested May 19 after deputies responded to his residence on the 500 block of Toledo-Vader Rd. the day before to reports he had assaulted his wife, a 45-year-old Toledo woman. The victim told deputies Mitchell had struck her in the face and began choking her with both hands until she believed she was going to black out.

Meyer and Snaza to speak in Toledo

Lewis County Sheriff Robert Snaza and Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer will hold another "Town Hall" meeting in Toledo next month.

Their first "Town Hall" meeting was held in March in Salkum where over 30 people attended.

Toledo highlighted among Winlock police options
Toledo highlighted among Winlock police options

A public forum regarding the future of law enforcement in Winlock centered largely around a proposal for contracted services from Toledo, as Winlock prepares for the retirement of Police Chief Terry Williams on June 30.

Held May 20 at the Winlock Community Building, the forum had been organized by city leaders to gauge the interest of residents in either maintaining a Winlock Police Department or pursuing alternatives, such as contracting for the services of a chief and hiring a patrolman or contracting for all police services.

Warrants and Sentencing

Five sentences and four warrants were issued by Judge Steve Buzzard during Winlock Municipal Court on Thursday.

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