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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’s La Crosse Lumber opens new store

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Grand opening set for Oct. 31  One of downtown Centralia’s oldest businesses, if not the oldest in the same continuous location, has opened a new location as part of its move to greener pastures. After taking care of folks’ hardware and lumber needs since 1878 La Crosse has opened its new, larger store on Highway 22 on Centralia’s west side. La Crosse Manager Denny Rusch said the new store has

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  • Sturgeon R-V board opposes Amendment 3

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    With a 14-member audience, the Sturgeon Board of Education spent a rainy Thursday evening going about its business. By Sturgeon R-V standards, it was a marathon meeting, running past 10 p.m. in open session. Missing only Heather Dougherty, the board presented several awards to students, then segued into a discussion regarding forming an FFA program at Sturgeon High School. HS principal Becky Schafer said there would have to be some

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  • Centralia Aldermen consider renewed business, phones

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    An audience of four sat and listened to members of the Centralia Board of Aldermen’s General Government and Public Safety committee go through the motions the evening of Oct. 13 at Centralia City Hall. Larry Dudgeon, chief of the Centralia Police Department, complimented the city streets department for its work in setting up things around the city square park for the Oct. 10-11 BBQ contests. Centralia Mayor Tim Grenke asked

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Sports

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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Lifestyles

Community for Kids Christmas program kicking off

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 5:03 pm

An important Centralia seasonal program that has nothing to do with roads or bridges, uniforms or buildings has once again commenced. Community for Kids, the partnership between the Centralia Chamber of Commerce and the Centralia Police Department is now accepting applications for Christmas season assistance. The program helps families who might not otherwise be able to celebrate a traditional Christmas enjoy gifts for their children and other traditional holiday amenities.

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  • Centralia High School cheer leaders win state championship

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    The Centralia High School cheer leading team.

    Sunday Oct. 4 the Centralia High School cheer leading squad won first  place in the state cheer leading competition, held at Columbia’s Hearnes Center. From the front, left, they are: Lauren Million, Morgan Horn, Claire Hulen, Amanda Luedloff, Erica Arens and Joy Monroe. Back; Hope Dell, Savana Taylor, Beka Tratchel, Maddie Flick, Mary Motley and Alex Hainer. They beat six other squads to win the 2 Small Division. The other

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  • Conversations

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    If you look up, just above these words, you will notice we have changed the name of this page.  We have done this for many reasons, I will share a few with you this week. Well really, just the main reason. That reason is you, the reader.  We want you to become more active in this newspaper.  It is, after all, your newspaper and this page can be all yours.

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Entertainment

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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  • Centralia’s Anchor City Cook-off BBQ contest starting today

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Ginny Zoellers, director of the Centralia Chamber of Commerce said the despite the chance of inclement weather, they already have 25 professional teams signed up for the Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned portion of the contest. Veteran pit-master and one of the charter competitors in the now five-year-old contest, Centralia’s Clint Eastin said the weather is not a factor to the pit-masters. “We’ve barbecued in everything short of a hurricane and

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