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The Yelm High School Drama Club’s spring musical explores a journey from the Jungle of Nool near the River Waloo to the town of Whoville.   The club’s first production of the … more
Adults over the age of 21 should mark their calendars for Saturday, March 16, as the City of Yelm Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a “Midnight Eggstravaganza,” an adult Easter … more
Thursday, Feb. 15 Family Storytime Join the Yelm Timberland Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Thursday for family storytime. The event includes music, movement, books and activities for … more
Enjoy these snapshots of articles written in past issues of the Nisqually Valley News from 45, 35, 25 and 15 years ago, respectively. A Look Back at This Week, 45 Years Ago • Intruders … more
On Saturday, Feb. 3, 165 chess players came to Centralia College for the 2024 Southwest Washington Scholastic Chess Championships, an opportunity for students in grades 6 through 12 to qualify for … more
As a child, Yelm resident and artist Ashley Larsen always enjoyed seeing her artwork recognized. It meant much more to her when the recognition came from outside her school, especially in local art … more
O Bee Credit Union has appointed Martha Prestin, the great-granddaughter of the credit union’s founder with decades of experience in the industry, as chief financial officer.  … more
Wednesday marks a birthday celebration, the date when a well-known Upper Cowlitz woman was born beside the banks of the Cowlitz River near present-day Randle about 170 years ago. Official Yakama … more
The federal government reached out to her multiple times to study how she lived to be 105 years old. I’ve only known her the last quarter of her life, but valued her friendship over those … more
The man and his boys were dressed very sharply, but the little boys were not behaving well on the crowded subway. The father wasn’t paying attention to his children much at all, while they were … more
This week many of us will be getting together for what most call Thanksgiving. For some it is about football. For others it’s about food and family. I’d like to suggest each of us spend a … more
The other day I was praying and reflecting on all the people I’ve lost since the COVID pandemic. When numbers climbed over 20, I realized it was a little much. Then, I decided to jot down those … more
It was nearly three years ago when I first visited Washington State’s incarceration facility for women in Purdy. I was there to work alongside a fellow chaplain for a couple of days. This was … more
Michelle Kroeger welcomed someone new into her life four years ago when a spontaneous visit to an animal shelter in Lacey led to an unexpected, life-changing encounter. “Iggy is the … more
Ten Nisqually Valley residents were named to Southern New Hampshire University’s Summer 2023 President’s List. Another, Tanya DeVore of McKenna, was named to the Dean’s List. … more
Recently, I had to fill out a typical application to volunteer for a Christian camp I’ve been serving for some 20 years. The past couple of years it has included a question like this, … more
Everybody messes up. Sometimes it makes little difference to hear encouraging words when we’ve messed up so badly, and anticipate more bad consequences. We keep things to ourselves out of … more
Yelm resident Alec Kaasa made the summer 2023 dean’s list at Georgia Southwestern State University. He was among the 430 students recognized for scholastic achievement during the summer … more
Anna Newman doesn’t need a lot to find peace in her quiet dwelling at Prestige Senior Living Rosemont in Yelm. Family, friends and three meals starting with a daily 7 a.m. breakfast are enough … more
For the first time in seven years, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airshow and Warrior Expo was held Saturday and Sunday at McChord Field.   The event was free and open to the public.   … more
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