Vader Assembly of God has been giving away fish to the community for years. Pastor Tracy Durham and others in his family are avid fishermen and are able to give away some of his catches.
Pastor Tracy talked about the program and how it started. He stated, "The Surplus fish program is sponsored by the Washington State Department of fish and Wildlife."
The Toledo Historical Society has been around Toledo for a bit now and it was time to tell you what they have been up to. Sitting down with Don Brenner discussing the events, fundraisers, and historical material was a very educating experience. As Don stated, "This is a good place for history, they have a lot of history around here."
John Brockmueller, Toledo Chief of Police is leaving Toledo, but he is not going far. John is going back to one of the places he has been before, Napavine.
In Toledo Kemp Olson Park there is now a memorial to one of the greatest volunteers in Toledo's history. Esther Kalista Borte memorial is now at the park; it's a beautiful bench made out of granite. It has inscribed on it, Esther Kalista Borte, Memorial Water Park, Community Volunteer, 1926-2016, Something for the kids."
Christine Borte Mershon sat down with us to talk about her mom. If you know the Kalista or Borte families, you know they have a heart as big as one could possibly be. It's the love for the community that kept Esther in the volunteer world for so long.
This weekend is the anniversary of 9/11, a day that many will never forget. This was the day America changed forever, it would never be the same. Many lives were lost that day, 2,996 to be exact and 6,000 were injured.
This was the first week of students going back to school. Superintendents, principals, parents and kids were all happy to be back in the classroom again.
Winlock's local grocery store, IGA Cedar Village, has a new meat cutter and he is fitting right in. JJ Janisch has been in the meat cutting business in Lewis County for many years and now he has landed in our community. With his experience and personality, he is set to succeed and we will all benefit from his success.
Over the years, Cedar Village has been known for their great meats. JJ is here to make it even better known.
A little over a month ago, Keith Olson of Napavine High School was offered a full-ride scholarship at The University of Southern California. Keith's parents are Kurt and Mandie Olson from Napavine.
In November, Keith will be making the big decision to sign the letter of intent with the University of Southern California. Keith said that he "feels happy about the offer."
The class of 1971 met at Jeff Millman's house on South Military Road for a potluck meal on August 7 for the 50th class reunion of Mt. St. Helens High School. Social media helped them find most of their classmates, but they came up short and couldn't find a few. They discovered they had lost 19 classmates and Maeve Mitchell prepared a memory book with obituaries and photos of their lost friends.
On Tuesday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m., mayors from Napavine, Winlock and PeEll along with a representative from the City of Mossyrock discussed their concern for rate increases and asked the PUD to keep rates the same.
Michael Kelly, the new PUD commissioner who was elected last year, has had many concerns about the cost of rates to the citizens in Lewis County. He is also concerned with what expenditures the PUD is doing including replacing equipment without the knowledge of the equipments' remaining life span. Kelly was unable to get documents from PUD General Manager Chris Roden, which caused Kelly to have a public records request submitted on his behalf.
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