Lewis County News
August 19, 2020
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Morton holds Freedom Rally last weekend
Participants at the Freedom Rally in Morton lined the street.
By Lynnette Hoffman On Sunday, August 16, Lewis County residents gathered for a Freedom Rally and Back the Blue event in Morton, Washington. Approximately 600 people gathered in Morton to show support for the Morton Police Department, law enforcement and first responders. At the beginning of the event, people showed up, parked their vehicles and brought out their flags. The streets were lined with patriots and there were many
driving around. During the rally, Black Lives Matter (BLM) held a counter protest with about half a dozen in attendance. When BLM protesters showed up, they were at first at the high school, but very few people were there. Black Lives Matter protesters then changed their location to where the patriots were, on the opposite side of the street. Patriots stood there with their flags and signs, as did Black Lives Matter, there were no riots or violence. Kay Thompson, a BLM
protester stated, “My mom sent me to the store to get ice cream and it looked interesting. The guy in charge doesn’t believe in non-binary people and I am a non-binary person. I support BLM because they agree with me.” No other members would speak to the media, the only comment received was “it’s all on our signs.” Their signs read “Defund Police” and “Abolition=Freedom.” Commissioner Edna Fund was at the Freedom Rally and stated, “While walking the Morton streets today, it was gratifying to see all the flags celebrating our freedom. I also had the opportunity to see an individual with a Trump hat and shirt giving water to the Black Lives Matter group, with the temperature reaching 100. In return, the BLM gave the individual a flower. That’s what America is about - dialoguing about differences in a peaceful manner. Good job, Morton!” Law Enforcement was also on hand throughout the event, Morton Chief of
Leah Mickelsen, Shelly Mickelsen, Sonja Mickelsen, Clayton Mickelsen, Chance Hockett (Leah’s son), and Bill Linderman at the ground breaking of Mickelsen Parkway.
Mickelsen family finally sees the beginning of Mickelsen Parkway
By Lynnette Hoffman The groundbreaking ceremony on Mickelsen Parkway was this past week. It is the beginning of something new but we can’t talk about the Parkway without talking about the Mickelsen family. The Mickelsen family have been a part of Winlock for over 100 years and we are blessed to see a road named after them for all future generations to remember. Paul and Hannah Mickelsen came to Winlock in 1914, they had three children Victoria, Walter and Douglas at the time. Then in 1918, Clayton was born, soon to follow was Mildred, Pauline and Arlene. Paul worked the land and in 1939 Clayton bought the original 90 acres that became the Mickelsen Dairy, as we all knew it. Clayton was married to Mayme. Clayton grew the farm into 200 acres. He was a quiet man and a hard worker. He was always out working in the dairy, taking very little time off. A former neighbor of Clayton stated, “Clayton was a very generous neighbor, he would stop and help you plant seeds or See rally Page 3 loan you a tractor whenever you needed it. They were the best neighbors you can
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have.” And this is exactly how the family has been, the best. Clayton and Mayme had three children, Clinton, Dennis and Sue. All graduated from Winlock High School and all were involved in the dairy. Clint and Dennis worked on the dairy, as did Sue’s husband Bill Lindeman. Sue was an educator with the Winlock School District. Bill and Sue Lindeman, lived in the home on the dairy, Dennis and his wife Linda, lived next to the dairy and Clint and Sonja lived in Toledo. Family farming was a 24-hour job, living on or near was part of the job. Over the years, Mickelsen Dairy employed around 40 people. They would employ high school students and locals who understood hard work. One of their former high school employees, Retired Lieutenant, Mike Titus of the Redmond Fire Department stated, ”I worked for the Mickelsen Dairy in high school and through my college years. Having Denny, Bill and Clint as my first bosses was a great experience. They were always interested in us as young employees and created a real family See MICKELSEN Page 4
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We have been having great weather this week. Except for the super hot weekend, we have really had a mild summer. I enjoy this time of year, less lawn to mow. This is the time of year students are getting ready to go back to school, this is new for everyone, remember to be patient with others as we all work out what this school year will look like. The Winlock Food Bank, Rowdy Rooster and food bank are open, reservations are required. As a community, the more we support the Rowdy Rooster and Thrift Store, the more they can purchase food to help those in need. The food bank is a 501C3 so any donations to them are tax deductible. Usually in the morning, I drive through town about 10:00 a.m. Almost every morning, I see Winlock Dance Center Robin Brumley and her students walking around town. It is so fun to see. Next time you see them, roll down your window and say ‘Good morning”, it will bring a smile to your face. Remember, during COVID-19 telephone and door knocking scammers are out in force. Never give out your personal information over the phone. Several are using scams with social security and IRS. If someone calls you and threatens your social security number has been shut off, hang up immediately. This is a scam! Your social security number is NEVER suspended. Winlock City Council meets on the 24th at 6:00 p.m. Winlock has changed it’s meeting times to accommodate working families. Please consider showing up at the Winlock City Hall to see what your city government is doing for you. Saturday Market - Saturday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in downtown Winlock at 202 NE First Street.
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We have had just gorgeous weather this past month and except for a few days here and there, it has not been too hot. Hopefully, we will only see a few days, here and there and back to 80 degrees. This week there is an update from Vision: Toledo. Thank you Mike for sending it to me! Toledo Community Library is open. Open hours are Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. "Business" has been slow but seems to be picking up. Patrons who do come in are very happy we are open! There is no computer use at this time and no "holds" delivery or pickup by Timberland. When a patron requests a hold it is being delivered to the Salkum Library because the Winlock branch is still closed. We are cleaning with Lysol, letting returned items sit for 3 days before we handle them and wearing masks. • Toledo Historical Society has not met this summer but Don Brenner will send a newsletter to members asking their opinion about meeting in September. It took less than 8 months for the new The Toledo Community Story to become profitable - probably a record for books about a small community. And the Society received some signs from the VFW. Visit the Toledo Historical Society Facebook page for more info. • Toledo Thursday Market is every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Steamboat Landing. Pre-ordering for pick up or delivery is available at toledothursdaymarket.com. • Toledo Learning Garden (aka TES Kids Garden) is producing a lot of food including some really fun fruits like raspberries, blueberries and thornless blackberries. Most produce goes home with families at weekly (socially distant) work days and some is sold online for Toledo Thursday Market. Remember that the garden is always open. Feel free to visit anytime.
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UPDATE ON LACAMAS BRIDGE OPENINGThe bridge will not be open in August, as originally anticipated. Latest reports say it won't be completed until after Labor Day at the soonest. Stay tuned for more updates Burn Ban: Ryderwood is currently under a burn ban until September 30. For more information head over to www.co.cowlitz.wa.us. Social Club presents "The Pause for Paws Parade" The event will be held Saturday August 22 at 10:00 a.m. Dress up your dog and come on down. Don't have a dog? Dress up your spouse, your bike, or anything your heart desires. The parade will start at Pioneer Hall and continue past the Cafe. It will be a shorter walk for those senior pets and pet parents. Ice Cream for fido and humans will be available at the Cafe after the parade. My family is hoping to attend with our Saint Bernard puppy. I will see you there Ryderwood. The Cafe has new hours! They will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. On Mondays, burgers with assorted sides will be served. Thursday dinners will require reservations. Please text reservations by Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. to 360-749-6472. Biscuits and gravy will still be available on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For pricing contact the Cafe. They will still be served when the Cafe is closed. Did I miss something? Send me an email at Sammieslusher@gmail.com Have a great rest of your week Ryderwood.
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Many of you are aware that I am not just a writer for Vader News. I am also the Mayor Pro Tem and a member of the Vader City Council. That being said I am not able to share any politics in the columns. For more information please contact my editor Lynnette Hoffman at hoffman45@ gmail.com. Back to School Fair Drive Up: Vader Assembly of God - August 22, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - There will be supplies available for all grades. Huge thanks to the church for helping Vader families at this interesting time. The clothing donation shed at Vader Assembly of God is CLOSED. The organization that runs it has suspended pick up of items. The church asks that you DO NOT leave any items around the shed. No one will be coming to pick anything up and it then becomes a burden on the church. Stay tuned for updates. Vader Lions are having a quilt raffle for a queen-sized 72” x 72” quilt. They are selling tickets for $3 each or 2 for $5. The drawing will be held on November 1, 2020. For tickets contact Kathy Crawford at (360) 431-2475, email@example.com, or mail check to: Vader Lions Club, PO Box 442, Vader, WA 98593. Note from the Editor: I have asked Samantha not to write any politics due to her position or updates. If you would like to send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be more than glad to review it. The columns are used for information for the community. If you would like something included, don’t hesitate to email me or call me at 206.919.5797.
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Police Roger Morningstar stated, “Today's event was one of hope and one of unity. It was also a chance for all of our local east and community members and patriots from around the area to come together regardless of race, color, creed or religion and say we will not allow our beautiful town to become a target for violence. For me it was also a ray of hope in a world where so many seem to be attacking and hating the American police officer. To see the outpouring of support for my agency and law enforcement over all helped restore my faith in people and was a great reminder for all of us in our profession, why we swore the oath why we wear the badge and why we endeavor to do better each and everyday” Sheriff Rob Snaza continued that sentiment, “It was great to see so many people show up from all over to show support for law enforcement and first
Public Notice • Public Notice responders. We are blessed to live in such a great community.” Candidate Dr. Lindsey Pollock was also at the event, “It was a good afternoon seeing folks celebrat-
ing freedom while keeping cool on a hot August Sunday. East Lewis County is a great space for all people to enjoy life.” Even though it was one of the hottest days of the
year, Lewis County residents were out in force showing their support to law enforcement and first responders, those who risk their lives every day to protect yours.
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Local schools firm up plans to move forward MICKELSEN Continued from page 1 By Lynnette Hoffman The local schools in our area have plans in place to start the new school year. The schools will have chrome books for students and various hotspots around the area. In Winlock, they will begin school the week of August 31. This week will be mainly for parent conferencing, setting students up with chrome books assignments and hotspots if needed. It is imperative that all parents schedule an appointment with the school so they can explain and check out needed school equipment. Superintendent Garry Cameron has a video on the school website to address the first week of school if you have any questions. You can also reach out to the school by calling the district office at 360-785-3582. Many of the local schools received COVID-19 funds, this has helped them prepare for the school year of remote learning. Toledo Superintendent Chris Rust’s press release states “The Toledo School District plan for serving students begins with publication of a weekly schedule and list of assignments that students find in their online ‘homeroom’ by Mondays at 9:00 a.m. The day begins with a class meeting via zoom. Students check in with their teacher and meet about the expectations for the day. This is followed by the morning learning block, a break and lunch. In the afternoon, the p.m. learning
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experience. Thank you, Mickelsens, for a great start to my working career, it was lots of fun.” Mike worked for Mickelsen Dairy in the 1970s and 1980s. The Mickelsens continued to operate the dairy until 2005, when they moved the operation to Eastern Washington. It was sad to see it go, but at that time, it was clear development was coming. The Mickelsen family has been very patient waiting for this development. It started approximately 20 years ago, talk of development, then in 2006 the Urban Growth Area was expanded to include the Mickelsen property. When Benaroya purchased the land, nothing happened for the longest time. The economy slowed down and any further development was on hold. Then, Lonnie Dowell became mayor, the county was interested in getting this development off the ground. It’s important to remember, this could not happen without the Mickelsen family.
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Mickelsen Dairy family and former employees circa late 1970s.
The road runs right through their land, land they donated for the community with hopes of increasing jobs. Clint Mickelsen did not get to see the development take off. His daughter Shelly Mickelsen said it best, “Dad didn’t get to see all the jobs this is going to create, that’s what he wanted.” Even though they do not own the land where the development is going, they still wanted to see their land used to create jobs, and jobs will eventually be created. The Mickelsens have been working with Lewis County during the development, Commissioner Gary Stamper stated, “I have known the Mickelsen family for decades. They are an integral part of Winlock’s growth and culture. They have given tirelessly to the community for years, through jobs and now acreage for the road. Without the Mickelsen family, the Benaroya project would have never gotten off the ground.” This is so true, they have given to the community and they still are. The groundbreaking was an important one, the family showed up to show support once again. Commissioner Edna Fund stated, “How
many groundbreaking ceremonies have I been to where the former owners — farmers who had tilled the soil — were present. This was my first! The Mickelsen family from the wives/daughters/ grandson had shovels in hand. What a memorable day as the county/city/Mickelsen/Benaroya partnership provided a bright light for Lewis County future economic development!” I have known the Mickelsen family my entire life, I grew up going to the same church. To see a family such as theirs, a real family who has always treated each other with love and respect is rare. They were youth directors, bosses, friends and a teacher, all to give back. When you pass the road and see the name Mickelsen Parkway, I hope you remember what the name really stands for. It stands for hard work, integrity and humble beginnings and most importantly community. Thank you to the Mickelsen family, we couldn’t have done it without you!
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Morton holds Freedom Rally last weekend Mickelsen family finally sees the beginning of Mickelsen Parkway