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Yelm SkillsUSA automotive students put on a Lights On event at Yelm NAPA Auto Parts store last week. Yelm automotive students performed a free safety check on vehicles from the community, as well as other student/staff’s vehicles. The free event gave Yelm students and Yelm SkillsUSA a chance…

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John and Alice Dowie from Roy are standing in front of Seljalandsfoss Waterfall while on vacation in Iceland. They are holding up a copy of the Nisqually Valley News. If you want your picture while on vacation, take along a copy of the paper, hold it up, have someone snap a pic and send it t…

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The city of Yelm offered a loud thank you to Yelm Girl Scouts Troop 43785. The Scouts' service project was to pick up trash at Yelm City Park. City leaders stated, "We appreciate you."

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The Rotary Club of Yelm presented $1,500 to the Homeless Backpacks project. The money will help support the 130 students in the Yelm Community Schools service area. “We love helping this wonderful organization with stuffing bags and donations,” the Rotary club stated. Pictured are Corey Lopa…

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President/CEO of the South Sound YMCA Kyle Cronk (pictured left to right), Yelm Mayor JW Foster and Yelm Community Schools Superintendent Brian Wharton met to explore ways their organizations can work together to support kids and serve unmet community needs. The three are in an exploratory, …

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Yelm Farmers Market is still going strong. The market is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday at Nisqually Springs Farm, next to Stewart’s Meats, 17835 state Route 507 in Yelm. Organizers of the marke say it's nearly the end of the fruit season, and urge you to come on by and grab some farm fresh …

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Pictured are Rainier Cub Scouts and parents who helped, this past Saturday, with the Rainier Lions road cleanup on state Route 507 and at Wilkowski Park in preparation for this week's Bluegrass Festival which is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22. The Scouts will also be serving a donation brea…

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Jason Sowers, left, from Yelm, won the grand champion archery ribbon and blue award ribbon at the 4-H archery competition this past Sunday at the 2015 Pierce County Fair in Graham. Bailey Sowers, right, also of Yelm, won a blue and white award ribbon at the competition. Archery members (kids…

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