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The championship aspirations of two Yelm wrestlers came true when Madisyn Erickson, 120 pounds, and Jonah Smith, 285, ascended the top of the podium at Mat Classic XXXV this past weekend. Both went … more
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
Standing Room Only (SRO) Theater, a Yelm based community-led theater group, is finding its stride post-COVID. The organization has held two events since early December and aims to continue bringing … more
Family, friends, classmates and teammates gathered in the Yelm High School commons on Wednesday, Feb. 7, to celebrate six college-bound Tornados, who signed their national letters of intent (NLI) to … more
As the City of Yelm’s annual mushball tournament continues to be successful each summer, the Parks and Recreation Department wants to introduce another athletic activity to residents: kickball. … more
Yelm High School’s boys wrestling team drove 154 miles to Oak Harbor High School for its 3A regionals tournament. After a long day of wrestling on Saturday, Feb. 10, the Tornados made the long, … more
Tenino City Park is a staple of South Thurston County, featuring the historic Tenino Quarry Pool, the Quarry House Community Center, the Tenino Depot Museum, sports fields, a new playground and more, … more
Joe Kent, a Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate, believes the Yelm and Rainier communities are a crucial factor in his second attempt running for a seat in the U.S. House of … more
Since Line Roy became Yelm’s communications and recreation coordinator in October 2022, one of her top priorities has been to enhance residents’ experiences and memories of living in a … more
Julian Garcia’s family and friends often say that he was born 200 years too late because he was meant to sail the seas.   He grew up with a deep love of the ocean and a longing for … more
What started with a “Little Einsteins” spaceship cake for Dee Ragsdale’s daughter’s first birthday has turned into a full-time cake business. Ragsdale, a Clearwood resident, … more
Dancing Goats and Singing Chickens Organic Farm isn’t a typical farm.   Founded in 2017, owner Dr. Muhammad Ayub teaches residents different aspects of agriculture through hands-on … more
After 50 years of coaching Yelm High School’s boys wrestling program, Gaylord Strand will officially retire at the conclusion of the 2023-24 regular season.   On Tuesday, Jan. 23, … more
While the week-long “Great Kindness Challenge” has existed in some form within Yelm Community Schools’ elementary schools for almost a decade, the event was bigger than ever from … more
Beth Stock takes pride in being a female business owner in the tree service industry. The longtime Roy resident is the owner of She Cuts It Tree Service, a business that started on a whim. She … more
— Editor’s note: This year, Yelm will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city’s official incorporation, which took place on Dec. 8, 1924. Every month in 2024, the Nisqually … more
Hailee Roe, a Yelm High School 2015 graduate, played a huge role behind the scenes in the University of Washington’s most successful football season since the Huskies’ 1991 national … more
The Roy Historical Cemetery has partnered with Wreaths Across America for an event to honor veterans by laying a wreath at their headstone. The event will take place at 9 a.m., Dec. 14, 2024, at the … more
When Chris Seymour was growing up as a military kid living in Lacey, he would often travel through Yelm or participate in outdoor activities like hunting or shooting guns in the area.   … more
Yelm High School officially became the first South Sound Conference school to welcome a girls flag football team to its athletic branch, with the team making its debut on Jan. 11 against Franklin … more
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