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School Board considers old Forrest building

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm

During what at least one board member described as an uneventful meeting, members of the Centralia School Board toured the former Forrest Chevrolet building on Switzler Street with an eye toward possibly purchasing it and using it to house the district’s administrative and maintenance facilities. Board member Drew Umstattd stressed there were no decisions made regarding the building’s purchase. “At this point we are still doing our due diligence,” he

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Centralia’s Chester Boren Middle School inducts new honor society members

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Here are the names of the new members of the CBMS Honor Society, inducted at CBMS the evening of  Oct. 30 in the CBMS gymnasium.   8th grade Jagger Harris, Beth Heimann, Griffin Holliday, Tyler Reinerd, Blake Schmidt, Danielle Sims and Sarah Spires   7th grade Laken Aulbur, Clarissa Barrera, Jayden Bennett, Mary Kate Bennett, Jacob Bentlage, Leanna Boswell, Tanner Brandow, Nicholas Brooks, Emily Burkhardt, Jackson Collier, Wyatt Cooley, Olivia Cooper, Lynsie Curtis, Belle Davenport, Zoe Davis, Austin Dawson Dresden Dean Michael Donaldson, Brenna Dubes John Durant, Emma Edwards, Averi Evans, Scarlett Fox, Grace Hoffman, Max Houchins, Gracie Hudson, Destiny Huffman, Hunter King, Andrew

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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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  • 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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  • Hallsville defeats Tolton to move on

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    In a thrilling game, that went down to the wire, the Hallsville Indians defeated Father Tolton of Columbia by a score of 21 – 17.   In a game that Hallsville led in its entirety they needed to make a stop with 30 seconds to go with Father Tolton on their 4 yard line and that is where they stopped them to end the game as Josh Todd forced the Trailblazer

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  • Centralia Panthers lose last-second heart-breaker to Macon, 42-35

    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Speed kills. Compared to some of the teams the now 3-6 Centralia Panthers have faced this season Macon was not that fast, but they were fast enough to beat Centralia with a truly last-minute touchdown that ended both team’s regular season with a 42-35 Macon win. It was a moderately cool Oct. 18 evening at Macon’s Hugh Dunn Stadium. It was one that had Panther fans alternately jumping for joy

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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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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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  • Centralia football loses 42-21 to Monroe City

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 2:00 am

    The sky above Monroe City’s brand new football field was blacker than the hue of their new jerseys. And the new lights illuminated every detail of the fast-paced, high-scoring game taking place before the crowd that only filled half the shiny new bleachers. Though it might not be reflected in the 42-21 score, in loss their loss, Centralia’s offense and defense showed some bright, though brief, moments of promising proficiency.

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