Tuesday Aug 5
Olsen, Hess advance in Thurston PUD District 2 race
Thurston Public Utility District 2 incumbent commissioner Russ Olsen and challenger Brian Hess appeared to advance to the general election Tuesday night.
"Active shooter drill" to be held at Saint Martin's
Olympian file photo of Cebula Hall at Saint Martin's University, where emergency crews will conduct an "active shooter drill" on Friday.
Saint Martin's offers free Chinese language, culture camp
South Sound kids had a chance to practice some tai chi, learn to count in Chinese, create crafts and spend time with exchange students from China last week as part of a free day camp offered at Saint Martin's University.
3 vying for Thurston PUD District 2 seat
About 18 months ago, Russ Olsen of Lacey, was appointed to fill the District 2 seat on the Thurston PUD commission that was suddenly left vacant by former longtime commissioner Alan Corwin.
Soundings: Philanthropy comes in all shapes and sizes
Since 2007, a group of a dozen or so professional women - most retired, but some still working - have gathered monthly to sip some wine, socialize, dine on homemade soup and share dessert, then, most importantly, write checks of $50 to $100 each directed to a South Sound charitable group that can use a helping hand.