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Update on baby Sickles
Titus Oran Sickles
Update on baby Sickles

Titus Oran Sickles was born on Monday, Jan. 8 and weighed in at 8 pounds 5 ounces and 20 inches long.

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First Winlock City Council meeting of 2018

The first Winlock City Council meeting with Don Bradshaw as Mayor took place on Monday night, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. with many in attendance. This was also the first meeting for new city council member, Connie Sneed, as well.

After the flag salute and approval of the agenda, Bradshaw discussed what he had accomplished for the week and also that he sent a letter of intent to the City of Toledo regarding the police contract. The letter states "this letter is to officially notify the city of Toledo of Winlock's intentions to pursue restoring the Winlock Police Department and the subsequent termination of the inter-local agreement with Toledo for law enforcement services. We will be presenting the information we gather to the City Council for a final decision." He also stated they are waiting for Toledo's response prior to discussing this in public. He stated, "we will do this, as I said, in accordance with the contract in an orderly fashion." As of Jan. 15, no response has been received by Toledo.

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Local business on KOMO TV

The Renegade Rooster in Winlock, owned by Roy Richards, will be on Seattle station KOMO TV on Jan. 17 at 6:00 p.m.

The Renegade Rooster houses a lot of Winlock history in his collection going back many generations.

Don't forget to set your recorder to watch the Renegade Rooster on KOMO.

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Winlock's Mayor's Corner: Don Bradshaw
Don Bradshaw sworn into office
Winlock's Mayor's Corner: Don Bradshaw

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

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Surprise during the Toledo city council meeting

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.

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Napavine school's talented artists
Seth Harris, Mr. Moodenbaugh, Kylie Crawford
Napavine school's talented artists

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.

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Another illegal marijuana grow busted
Photo by Lynnette Hoffman - The Winlock illegal grow contained 1,528 plants in various stages of growth.
Another illegal marijuana grow busted

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.

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Winlock's new mayor sworn into office

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.

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Fundraiser for baby to  be born with half a heart
Rena and Andy Sickles with their three children
Fundraiser for baby to be born with half a heart

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.

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