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Centralia R-VI music teacher Leah Rolfson practices applying a combat tactical tourniquet to Gaye Salisbury’s arm during the district faculty and staff’s recent Warm Zone training.

Centralia R-VI staff trains for trauma

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Members of the Centralia R-VI faculty and staff learned some hands-on lessons on how to deal with trauma and tragedy at school. The lessons came from Boone County Fire Chief Scott Olsen and Lt. Chuck Doss, the district’s training coordinator the morning of March 20 in the CBMS cafeteria during their Warm Zone training. The term Warm Zone, refers to the area of a school under attack by an active

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Centralians bring clean water to Haitian village

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

One of the things citizens of the United States of America might take for granted is clean water, but in other parts of the world people will walk a long way for the opportunity to provide some to their families. That is the lesson 25 members of the Centralia Kiwanis Club learned the afternoon of March 12. They were gathered at the Centralia Golf and Social Club to hear Tony

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  • Centralia parks planning pool, tree upgrades

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Things are on the move at the Centralia Parks department. Besides a 10 percent hike in membership census at the Centralia Recreation Center, the park board is shifting resources and getting the City Park swimming pool upgraded for the upcoming swim season. The pool upgrade is funded by a $49,900 funds transfer from the park sales tax fund, said Erle Bennett, parks director, and would cover an operating deficit from

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  • March 25 obituaries: Davenport, Marshall, Rievley, Elkin, Green and Johnson

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Jack Davenport Jack Davenport, 74 of Bowling Green died Thursday March 19, 2015 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. James Oliver Marshall James Oliver Marshall, 79 years of age, of Centralia, died at Heritage Hall Care Center, March 21, 2015. He was born Oct. 11, 1935 the son of Claude Marshall and Marie (Payne) Marshallin McDonough County, Ill. Hilda P. Rievley Hilda P. Rievley, 89, of Batavia, Ill., formerly

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Sports

Hallsville Indians lose season opener

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

It was a chilly night in Hallsville as the faithful gathered around Indian Field for the Hallsville Indians’ season opener against visiting 2014 state finalist Fatima Comets. As the brisk southwest wind blew through the purple bleachers and dugouts so did Comet and Indian pitches blow through the strike zones. Unfortunately for the purple and gold’s faithful, Fatima’s senior right-hander Sam Hagar’s pitches flew a little faster and a little

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  • Hallsville Indian baseball ready to play

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Coming off a 2014 season that saw them fall one game short of the state championships, the Hallsville Indians are coming into 2015 baseball season with momentum. Head Coach Barry Koeneke has 39 student/athletes in the dugout this season and a clear vision of what they can accomplish. “My only expectation for my team is that we will compete,” he said in written statement to the Fireside Guard. “We will

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  • Centralia Panther baseball preview, CLARK COUNTY GAME CANCELLED

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:50 am

    At 11 a.m. this Saturday, the Centralia Panthers baseball team was supposed to open their season against the Clark County Indians, however that game was cancelled due to field conditions. Last year the Panthers were 16-6, one of their best seasons. Head Coach Ehrich Chick said that is on the minds of this year’s squad. “I’m sure having a record of 16-6 from last year’s seniors will draw higher expectations

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Lifestyles

Centralians bring clean water to Haitian village

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

One of the things citizens of the United States of America might take for granted is clean water, but in other parts of the world people will walk a long way for the opportunity to provide some to their families. That is the lesson 25 members of the Centralia Kiwanis Club learned the afternoon of March 12. They were gathered at the Centralia Golf and Social Club to hear Tony

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  • Centralia parks planning pool, tree upgrades

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Things are on the move at the Centralia Parks department. Besides a 10 percent hike in membership census at the Centralia Recreation Center, the park board is shifting resources and getting the City Park swimming pool upgraded for the upcoming swim season. The pool upgrade is funded by a $49,900 funds transfer from the park sales tax fund, said Erle Bennett, parks director, and would cover an operating deficit from

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  • Centralia candidate forum Thursday

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Candidates for the Centralia City government and the Centralia R-VI School District will have the opportunity to meet the voters and explain why they should be their public servants and stewards of the taxpayers’ dollars. This year’s candidates’ forum is scheduled to be held 6 p.m., Thursday, March 26 in the Centralia City Hall Community Room. While some details are still being worked out, candidates will be allotted two minutes

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Entertainment

Hallsville hosts annual Easter Egg hunt

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:32 am

Screams of joy, the pitter-patter of hundreds of little feet through fresh green grass beneath a spring blue Hallsville sky – it must be, it is, the annual City of Hallsville Easter Egg Hunt. Hallsville’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28 in Hallsville’s Tribble Park.  Children under the age of 10 are welcome to participate if their parents or grandparents reside in the Hallsville area.

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  • Chili and Trivia on a Saturday night at Centralia’s First Christian Church

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

    A group of Centralia youth are headed north this summer and they are inviting the public to join them for chili, vegetable soup and Trivia to help get all 11 of them to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they will spend a long weekend giving the very young and the very old a helping hand. The Centralia First Christian Church Youth Group is sponsoring a night of Trivial Pursuit at the church

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  • Centralia Panther baseball preview, CLARK COUNTY GAME CANCELLED

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:50 am

    At 11 a.m. this Saturday, the Centralia Panthers baseball team was supposed to open their season against the Clark County Indians, however that game was cancelled due to field conditions. Last year the Panthers were 16-6, one of their best seasons. Head Coach Ehrich Chick said that is on the minds of this year’s squad. “I’m sure having a record of 16-6 from last year’s seniors will draw higher expectations

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