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Centralia Intermediate School student Jozelynn Bostick practices an escape technique against radKIDs instructor Nikki Antimi

Program empowers Centralia Intermediate School students

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Teachers kneeling next to their fourth-grades students helping them put on bright-colored Velcro-strapped hand, foot and heat gear, law-enforcement officers calling out questions to circles of fourth-grade students holding their hands in front of their faces. “Why do  you get loose? What do you do?  You run to an adult, you run to a safe place.” “I think this is a really good learning experience,” said Nancy Robinson as she

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Young farming innovator wins highest accolade from peers

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm

When the going got tough, he did not give up. That, in so many words, is how Centralia High School agriculture instructor Scott Stone described the character of one the school’s highest-achieving  FFA students, Dustin Stanton, winner of the FFA’s National Star Farmer award. “He didn’t give in whenever things got tough,” Stone said of Stanton, locally famous and now nationally known for operating the country’s largest free-range chicken egg

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  • Fake juvenile officer steals cash from home

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    An 80-year-old man reported to Boone County sheriff’s deputies the afternoon of Wednesday, November 19, that he had cash stolen after allowing an impostor claiming to be a deputy Boone County juvenile officer into his home in the 1400 block of Prathersville Road. The victim told deputies the man came to his door and identified himself as “Mike Smith” from the Boone County Juvenile Office. The suspect said he was

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  • Centralia Library funding improves

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    The Centralia Library’s board of directors got to hear a bit of good news during their November 11 meeting. Approximately half the state aid funds ordered held by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon have been released, said Library Director Patt Olsen. She said the library would receive $946, which would be used for new materials and technology. “There are a lot of items it can help fund,” Olsen said. “Things the

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Sports

Sturgeon Bulldogs, Centralia Panthers split games

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:09 pm

The Centralia Panthers travelled to Sturgeon the evening of Nov. 25, to take on the the Sturgeon Bulldogs in Sturgeon’s season opener. The teams shared a pair of wins. The Lady Panthers beat the Lady Bulldogs 46-22, while the Bulldogs boys team beat the Panthers 69-47. Sturgeon’s boys had four players scoring in double-digits: Lorenzo Chism 19 sank a game-leading 19 points followed by, Chance Wells – 17, Tanner Sandker – 16 and Hunter

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  • CHS wrestling growing

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    The numbers are up and so is the enthusiasm in Centralia High School’s wrestling room. So far 30 student-athletes have shown up for the twice-daily practices to wrestle for returning head coach Luke Gramke and his staff. This year’s theme is a continuation of last year’s: “No regrets.” That means, Gramke said, his wrestlers “will be leaving everything on the mat, so that the end of the season, they will

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  • Centralia Panthers’ football season ends at Orchard Farm, 35-13

    Posted on November 1, 2014 at 3:11 am

    For 15 minutes, one glorious quarter, it looked as if Panther fans would be repaid for sitting on bare aluminum bleachers staked out in a wind-swept alluvial plain with another week of post season Panther play. The Panther line had denied the Eagles Armand Keely the middle and when their quarterback scored on a touchdown pass, Centralia’s Logan Armontrout paid back in kind by faking a pass and thundering though

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Young farming innovator wins highest accolade from peers

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm

When the going got tough, he did not give up. That, in so many words, is how Centralia High School agriculture instructor Scott Stone described the character of one the school’s highest-achieving  FFA students, Dustin Stanton, winner of the FFA’s National Star Farmer award. “He didn’t give in whenever things got tough,” Stone said of Stanton, locally famous and now nationally known for operating the country’s largest free-range chicken egg

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  • 7 New Year’s Resolution ‘Secrets’ to Weight Training

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Losing weight was the No. 1 New Year’s resolution for 2014, according to a University of Scranton study, which also found that only 8 percent of people succeed in achieving their resolutions. So it stands to reason, losing weight will again top the resolution charts in 2015. “You’re much more apt to be successful, and keep the weight off, if you don’t focus on simply shedding pounds by reducing your

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  • Centralia volunteers work to restore park’s trees

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Mike and Katherine Watson plant a maple tree.

    A late fog was still coming down on Centralia’s streets Saturday morning as a small group of people gathered on Centralia’s city square park to make trees go up. They were there with shovels, mulch, goodwill and trees. They were there to help keep the parks green by replacing trees that an earlier summer’s drought followed by a harsh winter had killed. Eight trees, eight four-foot wide two-feet deep holes in

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Entertainment

Avenue of Flags going up

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Volunteers are needed to raise Centralia’s Historic Avenue of Flags. Plans are for the 390-flag memorial to area veterans to be raised over the Centralia City Cemetery, Monday, November 10, starting between 3 and 3:15 p.m. Volunteers will also be needed to lower them at the same time, 3 to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 12. Phyllis Brown, cemetery sextant asks that volunteers not park in the cemetery because that can

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  • Sturgeon pie auction raises $5,000 for school bands

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Sturgeon R-V’s new band director Tom Smyth was impressed. “Do I here 40, 42, forty onnnnnnnnne fifty?” crooned auctioneer Dennis Schnell as he sold off Kimberly Guilford’s pecan oatmeal coconut pie to a competitive and sweet tooth-driven crowd. Then after bidding topped out around $50, he moved a couple of boxed Buzz Cafe pies and it was time for Smyth and the seventh grade middle school band. “I can’t be

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  • Panthers pound Pioneers, 35-6

    Posted on October 25, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Next stop, Orchard Farm: The Centralia Panther football team brought winning back to Miller Field tonight with a decisive 35-6 victory over the Duchesne Pioneers. Along with 35 points the Panther offense gained 263 yards against the Pioneers, 93 in the air and 170 on the ground. It had all the ingredients for a perfect night of high school football, fine weather, many in the stands were wearing shorts; an

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