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There are some popular misconceptions about pre-WWII Germany in the editorial “Sorry, Mr. Kent,” which appeared in the March 3 issue of the Nisqually Valley News. Prior to the invasion of … more
I took exception with some of the editorial comments in the March 3 edition of the Nisqually Valley News, and I assume The Chronicle, where you blasted Joe Kent, a candidate for Washington’s … more
I am seeking some help from the residents of the Yelm area. I am working with a group, Flags of Valor, from the St. Louis area that recently conducted a memorial to the soldiers who have given their … more
Jeren has battled the effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy his entire life. He is an exceptional young man who is loved by everyone that spends time with him. He is one of the kindest people I know … more
Yelm Mayor JW Foster said “a couple of people are crying foul” and he doesn’t “know what their problem is” in a Nisqually Valley News’ story titled … more
The city of Yelm has lost an outstanding public servant with the resignation of council member Molly Carmody. Mayor-elect and fellow councilmember Joe DePinto said on his Facebook tribute, … more
I enjoyed “Remembering the Nuremberg Trials 76 Years Later” in the Oct. 28 edition of the Nisqually Valley News. However, when writing about the Auschwitz commandant, I believe Dr. Stride … more
The town water tower is amazing. It has been restored and improved. I came to Yelm as a child, when my grandparents moved here in 1969. I always knew we were close to their home on Mill Road every … more
The Port of Olympia’s commissioners are happy spending millions of Thurston County taxpayer dollars on the Swantown Marina private fuel dock; the Big Blue Crane used under 20 hours a year … more
Thank you for publishing that refreshing commentary by Julie McDonald. If all of the concerns and accusations promoted by anti-COVID-19 advocates were true, it would mean that all of our health care … more
Every Thurston County taxpayer supports the Port of Olympia. The port is supposed to support all of Thurston County. It has three commissioners and for many years it has been run for the benefit of … more
Some people wonder, “Why should I get a vaccine or wear a mask when it’s still possible to get COVID-19 if I do?” The answer: Vaccines and masks load the dice in our … more
There are so many people we would like to thank for their contribution to the Yelm water tower project. First, my employee and partner on this project Andrew Barben, having the faith in me and us to … more
Thank you to the residents of southeast Thurston County (Yelm and Rainier) for continuing to support our community. Your approval of proposition one will provide essential funding to ensure SE … more
I am asking the Washington GOP to please stop fighting Governor Inslee’s health measures. There have been no measures to fight COVID coming from the Washington Republicans, only these … more
Regarding the story on the Yelm Loop in the July 15 edition of the Nisqually Valley News, Community Development Director Grant Beck is incorrect when he said, “The bottom line is that it was so … more
Parents were at the Rainier Gym on June 16 in protest over many things the school board has and has not been doing to look after the interest of the kids’ well-being. Many are upset that the … more
I wish to compliment you and your staff at the Nisqually Valley News for your continuing excellence in covering local high school sports and academic achievements and other activities.  Even as … more
When we, the players, learned of our coach being fired, we were shocked. The person who put in more time, money and effort than anyone else ever had to better the basketball program in Rainier was … more
As school ends, many things come to a head and many parents find confusion on different situations and happenings. This holds true with the Rainier High School boys basketball program. The day before … more
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