It’s hard to believe 2017 is already coming to a close. You know the old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Well this year, we at LewisTalk had more fun than ever. We were thrilled to share so many positive stories of what it’s like to live, work and play in Lewis County. We were inspired by the individuals, businesses and organizations we met along the way. It truly has been an incredible year. Thank you for being a part of our community and for making Lewis County such a wonderful place to live. As we jump into 2018, join us for a look back with our LewisTalk 2017 Year in Review.

Top 10 most read stories of 2017:

  1. Lyle Overbay Is Living Another Dream Now That His MLB Days Are Over
  2. Remembering the Town of Riffe, Washington
  3. Six Stunning Waterfalls in Lewis County
  4. The Borst Blockhouse: Centralia’s Matchless Treasure
  5. The Centerville Café Preserves Centralia’s Idyllic Small Town Roots
  6. Fairway Shopping Center Remodel Will Breathe New Life into Community
  7. Churchill Glove: 120 Years of Centralia Family Business
  8. Preserving a Giant – The Legacy of Our George Washington
  9. Remembering the Forgotten Town of Kosmos
  10. Lisa’s Diner Provides Southern Food and Hospitality to Onalaska

Top search terms that brought readers to LewisTalk:

  1. LewisTalk
  2. Lewis County Talk
  3. Lyle Overbay
  4. Cispus Learning Center
  5. Country Chicks
  6. Hank the Dog Lewis County
  7. Lucky Shot Archery
  8. Lewis County Pumpkin Patches
  9. Parkerosa Farms
  10. Riffe Washington

How our stories inspired or positively impacted our readers:

“So many stories have influenced my husband and I to explore some beautiful places in our county.” -Anne Lockie Brooks

“I enjoy learning and then sharing the history of the area where I live. I like finding out about events that are upcoming, so that I can go out and be a part of my community.” –Linda Dahmen

“I am appreciative of the many ways in which you foster community.” -Heather Huston

“You write about places, businesses and events that I would not have known about otherwise and give me great ideas of fun things to do.” –Sara Baker

“In a world where everything is big and global, it is just nice to have a local information source that cares about the citizens and what happens in just this little corner of the world. Thank you!” –Daniela Stephens

“The many stories of giving inspire me to give.” –Barb Lally

“Great positive slice of life stories.” –Anna Aylward

LewisTalk writers’ favorite stories:

Jessica Reeves-Rush loved Hiking High Rock because it combines two of her passions, family and history.

Nancy Keaton’s favorite story was Open Arms Shows Love for the Homeless because it’s the quintessential story of how people who care can make a difference.

Sara Light Waller loved Tom and Colleen’s story because they’re such a contrasting pair, and yet so interesting, creative and wonderful that it was a joy getting to know them.

Be sure to check out all of our writers’ favorite stories here.

People love to connect:

5,952 people choose to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Across Western Washington and Oregon, more than 113,000 people choose to hear from us on a daily basis. Besides LewisTalk, you can find our sister sites at ThurstonTalk, WhatcomTalk, GraysHarborTalk, SouthSoundTalk, Clatsop News and ClarkCountyTalk.

Thank you for being a part of our Lewis County community – for contributing and giving back so we can share your uplifting stories. We’re so excited to experience all the good in 2018!

LewisTalk is a digital media company sharing positive stories about people, places and businesses in Lewis County. LewisTalk offers content marketing and online options across our Community Social Network to advertise in Centralia, Chehalis and beyond. Email to reach your target market, grow your brand and measure results.

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