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John Brockmueller, a chief for all south county cities
John Brockmueller
John Brockmueller, a chief for all south county cities

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.

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Esther Borte Memorial Water Park Bench installed
Esther Borte\'s daughter Christine Mershon sitting on the new memorial bench.
Esther Borte Memorial Water Park Bench installed

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.

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Remembering the lost heroes of 9/11
Photo by Lynnette Hoffman - Ground Zero in 2010
Remembering the lost heroes of 9/11

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.

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Back to the classroom
Noah Horvath, parents are Ryan and Elizabeth Horvath.
Back to the classroom

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.

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Winlock IGA brings meat cutter JJ Janisch back to the area
JJ Janisch
Winlock IGA brings meat cutter JJ Janisch back to the area

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.

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Keith Olson offered USC scholarship
Keith Olson with his mother Mandie
Keith Olson offered USC scholarship

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."

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Winlock Class of 1971meets again
Class of 1971
Winlock Class of 1971meets again

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.

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Citizens needed to attend PUD meeting
Lewis County Public Utility District building
Citizens needed to attend PUD meeting

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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Legal Public Notice
Legal Public Notice
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Help save the fire station at Winlock High School
Help save the fire station at Winlock High School

The Winlock School Board meeting this week is a very important meeting for all residents of Fire District 15.

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