2009-01-03 / Front Page

A Look Back

LAKE AREA - For many of us, 2008 can't fade into history fast enough, thanks to the effects of a souring economy - rising unemployment, falling home prices, a breathtaking stock market plunge etc.

For others, it will be a year long remembered as the Lakewood Lady Lancers won the Division III State Softball Championship in June and the Liberty Union Thurston football Lions made it to the Division IV state finals in November. Our look back at some of the top lake area stories in 2008 begins on Page 2. Additional photos from an "interesting" year are on Page 8.

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