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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
Southwest Washington’s wonders are abundant. Very few people in the world can visit two mountains easily, and absolutely nowhere else do residents have relatively easy access to both Mount … more
“Jeff Evans’ Amazing Magic Show” was hosted in Yelm High School’s Performing Arts Center on July 7. It is one of many entertaining activities for Yelm residents to … 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 … more
Thursday, July 13 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
The City of Tenino celebrated its 150th birthday on Saturday, July 8, with a sesquicentennial jubilee, complete with a parade, a talent show and a visit from the city’s congressional … more
Everyday bicycle riders will find they have a lot of company on two wheels as 5,000 bicyclists ride Western Washington’s state highways and local roads for the 2023 Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) on Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. more
On Thursday, for the first and very likely last time in my life, I visited Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens on the same day. No bird could be more fitting for this Cascadian journey than the … more
It’s time to break out that “Gone Fishing’” sign.   The 39th annual Kids Fishing Derby will continue its long tradition at the Nisqually Valley Moose Lodge in Yelm … more
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