Toledo High School has a brand new sign at its entrance thanks to the efforts of volunteers and Boy Scouts helping Life Scout Corbin Mansker complete his Eagle Scout project over the break.
Mansker, of Troop 373, in Chehalis, lives locally and says he will be attending Toledo High School as a freshman starting next year. He said the idea to build a new sign for the school was inspired by signage installed at nearby Lewis and Clark State Park, and that such a project falls in line with his desire to someday become a civil engineer.
The Winlock School District is hoping voters will be willing to approve a bond levy during the Feb. 11 election to help overcome ongoing shortages in state funding.
Intended to replace an expiring maintenance and operations levy, which concludes this year, the new levy would generate an estimated $800,000 per year through 2018 while establishing $2.42 per $1,000 of assessed value property tax.
My visitors from AZ had a grand time, but I notice the fog has pretty much lifted after their departure. We spent some time at the beach and also along some running streams. A fine time was had by all. The visit was a surprise to the grandboys, which made it all the more special.
Backgammon at the Café starts on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 2-4 p.m. Anyone wanting to play, learn to play or watch is invited to come by. Several boards are available but bring your own if you like.
Gallery 505 January 2014 Opening Night saw more than four dozen art lovers enjoying music, wine and cheese while appraising Glass. Open 2-6 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. Visit www.artgallery505.com or call (360) 864-2789.
Donations of new sports shoes, size three and up (and socks) continue for Sole2Soul. Project enables children in Haiti to attend school, preventing diseases contracted through lack of adequate footwear. Donations may be dropped at Toledo Middle or High Schools.
Can you believe that we are already in to 2014? It’s hard to believe that 2013 is over; it went by oh so fast. What will the New Year have in store for you?
As we start the New Year, the Senior Center is planning activities for 2014. I spoke with JoAnn Porter, President of the Board and she said they are looking for volunteer’s to help set up events, please contact JoAnn at (360) 785-0304 if you are interested. The Senior Center is looking for a “Bingo Caller” for the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. If interested, please contact Liz at (360) 785-4325.
Jessie Marie Backman died Dec. 28, 2013. Born June 16, 1912, she was 99 years old.
She was preceded in death by husband Jim Backman, son Lee Backman, of Vancouver, sister Frances, of Winlock, brother Frank, in Coleville.
Lillian M. Fallstone, of Chehalis, died Dec.27, 2013. Born Jan. 14, 1921, she was 92 years old.
Services were held Tuesday, Jan, 7, at Lone Hill Cemetery, in Toledo. Arrangements care of Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel.
Vader City Council is expected to vote tomorrow night on a moratorium banning medical marijuana as the state seeks to incorporate medical cannabis into its recreational marijuana laws.
Drafted upon the advice of legal counsel, the ordinance would prohibit the establishment and use of collective gardens or dispensaries until state legislators approve regulations combining new recreational marijuana laws with older regulations governing medical marijuana.
The Winlock High School Basketball teams will host "Little Dribblers" camp on Saturday, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, and Feb. 1 at the Winlock HS gym from 9:30 to 11:30am.
The Cost is $25 and includes a t-shirt and basketball. Younger basketball players from Kindergarten through fifth grade will have the opportunity to learn fundamentals like dribbling, passing and shooting from Girls Varsity Coach Scott Ashmore and Boys Coach Dennis Tauscher, as well as Winlock High School players.
Information will go home with students at Winlock-Miller Elementary School, but players from other communities are welcome to participate as well.
2013 saw a considerable shift in crime in South Lewis County. While having been plagued by sharp rise in drug-related offences, the efforts of the South Lewis County Task Force led to the convictions of several key players, reducing significantly the number of burglaries and drug arrests in the area.
But the criminal element did not leave our area completely, and the following is a list of crime reports from our blotter which stood out in 2013.
A Longview man has been hospitalized after running into traffic on I-5 near Vader Dec. 28, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The 38-year-old pedestrian had been seen leaving the median of I-5 near Milepost 58, east of Vader, and running west in front of a utility van driven by a 31-year-old Winlock man.
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