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KELA News Headlines for Friday, April 18, 2014 


Tenino Stonecutter Gets Tools Back

Grays Harbor County investigators have recovered the equipment belonging to stonecutter Keith Phillips, who had several thousand dollars worth of tools stolen from his quarry in Tenino.  According to KING 5 TV, the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office says they got a break in the case when they responded to a burglary in progress.  A sheriff’s office spokesman says while deputies were investigating the burglary, they searched a trailer located in the building and discovered some of the tools that had been stolen from Phillips.  The suspect, 31-year old Aaron Shumate is a former Hoquiam city council member.  He is in the Grays Harbor County Jail facing multiple charges.


Centralia College President Candidate Withdraws

And now it’s three.  Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge, one of the candidates for the position of president of Centralia College, has announced she has withdrawn her name from consideration.  Dr. Ryslinge says she has accepted an offer to be the next president of Oregon Coast Community College in Newport, Oregon.  She had been scheduled to visit Centralia College on April 29.


Reliable Enterprises to Open Two New Stores

Reliable Enterprises is opening two new stores in Lewis County, one in Centralia and one in Chehalis.  The New Life Thrift Store and Boutique will be located at 515A Harrison Avenue in Centralia in the Goodwill Complex.  The upscale boutique will be located upstairs in the store.  The Chehalis store will be the New Life Thrift Store and Building Supply.  It will be located at 1757 N. National Avenue in the north side of the Sunbirds complex.  Reliable Enterprises says the target date for opening the new stores is May 1.


Centralia Robotics Program Gets Grant

The Centralia High School robotics program has received a $2,500 grant from the Dart Foundation.  School district officials say representatives from Dart Container Corporation’s Tumwater plant visited the school this week to present the check to the robotics club.  The money will be used to purchase Tetrix robotics kits that will allow Centralia robotics students to enter competitions with other regional schools.  Centralia was selected by employees at the Tumwater Dart plant to receive the grant.

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