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The Courthouse Journal is the official newsletter of the Washington Association of County Officials. An archive of the past year's newsletters is available in our archive.

Oct 16

Remembering Former Lewis County Sheriff Bill Wiester

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 3:14 PM by Timothy Grisham

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(Published by The Chronicle)

The Sheriff of five terms known for 'colorful' personality, storytelling, and love of bloodhounds has passed away at 91.

By Bill Wiester Jr.’s estimation, his father, who was born in Morton and came back to Lewis County to raise his family, work as a logger, train his beloved bloodhounds and eventually become sheriff, was a living legend.

“I think he touched everybody,” Wiester said. “He loved the people of Lewis County. He was just born to be a sheriff.”

Bill Wiester, Sr., who served as Lewis County sheriff for two decades, died Thursday at 91 years old at Providence Centralia Hospital.


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Oct 11

County Treasurer, Assessor Warn Residents to Plan Ahead

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 9:20 AM by Timothy Grisham

(Published by The Independent)

As many residents in Stevens County are making their second property tax payment for 2017 this month, county officials are encouraging residents to plan ahead for a tax increase coming in 2018.


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Oct 11

Trained to Comfort, Two Local Dogs are in Las Vegas to Help Shooting Survivors

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 9:11 AM by Timothy Grisham

(Published by The Olympian)

Two dogs trained to comfort crime victims in Thurston County are in Las Vegas to help in the wake of last week’s mass shooting that left 58 people dead and about 500 wounded.

The Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Monarch Children’s Justice and Advocacy Center in Lacey are among the agencies that have sent their courthouse facility dog teams to Las Vegas.

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