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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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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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  • City of Centralia looking at new power purchase, Internet

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Energy was the first item on the agenda Monday night in Centralia City Hall. During their Nov. 17 meeting Centralia’s aldermen approved a bill giving mayor Tim Grenke authority to execute a power-purchasing agreement with Harbor Consulting out of Springfield Il., of the five aldermen present, the vote was unanimous. They also voted to name the street, which bisects Centralia City Park between Head and Booth Streets “Janey Lane.” The

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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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  • Hallsville Football’s season is over

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Hallsville ran into a tough team and lost 61 – 0 on the road to South Callaway. They let this one get away from the in the first quarter by giving the ball away with several turn overs which S. Callaway capitalized on. This was a great season for the Indians, look for the full story on Wednesday,

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Lifestyles

Mike and Katherine Watson plant a maple tree.

Centralia volunteers work to restore park’s trees

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm

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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  • 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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  • Beware the flu, especially if you are 65 or older

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    As people age, their immune systems weaken. Even if they feel healthy and are active, a weakened immune system can put older adults at risk for influenza (“the flu”) and related complications. To help raise awareness about the seriousness of the flu and the importance of flu prevention, award-winning actress Judith Light, known for TV’s Dallas, Who’s the Boss?, and Ugly Betty is joining the Flu + You campaign. Light is committed to urging everyone 65

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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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