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Centralia firefighters review procedures for gas fires

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Natural gas was on the minds of 16 members of the Centralia Fire Department. The evening of Thursday, Jan. 15, 15 of the city’s firefighters sat in their firehouse on Sneed Street and listened to an Ameren Missouri representative discuss the hazards of dealing with natural gas emergencies. The United States has more than 1 million miles of main natural gas pipelines, said Ameren representative Dennis Bennett, and more than

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Centralia-area candidates have filed for local boards

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:41 am

Interest is up for some local elected offices and down for others. City and school board offices have turned in the names of those who have filed for the various positions to be contested  on the April 7 election. In Centralia, Tim Grenke has filed for mayor and is running unopposed for a two-year term, as are Ward I and Ward III Aldermen David Wilkins and James Lee. Ward II

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  • Centralia’s Heritage Hall aces state inspection

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Heritage Hall, the 54-room skilled nursing center located on Centralia’s north side, has successfully passed its recent Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services survey with zero deficiencies. This is the third time out of the last four years Heritage Hall has received the zero deficiencies rating, said Heritage Hall Administrator Amy Byergo. “We are proud to have had a zero deficiency on our survey completed January 8, 2015, and

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  • Centralia firefighters review procedures for gas fires

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Natural gas was on the minds of 16 members of the Centralia Fire Department. The evening of Thursday, Jan. 15, 15 of the city’s firefighters sat in their firehouse on Sneed Street and listened to an Ameren Missouri representative discuss the hazards of dealing with natural gas emergencies. The United States has more than 1 million miles of main natural gas pipelines, said Ameren representative Dennis Bennett, and more than

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Sports

Centralia Knights of Columbus hosting free throw contest

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:54 am

Centralia’s’ Knights of Columbus Council is hosting its conference and district free-throw contests noon, this Sunday, at Centralia High School. Organizer Nathan Gordon called the contest, open to area youth ages nine through 14 “a great way to get your kids active and interested in basketball.” Participation is not limited to Centralia. Gordon said typically there are children from Hallsville, Clark, Sturgeon and Paris as well. The contest begins Noon,

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  • Centralia Panther wrestlers hosting Mexico, Hallsville tonight for Matwarming

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Friday night in Centralia some of Mid-Missouri’s best wrestlers will clash in the Centralia High School gym. The event is the Centralia Panther wrestling team’s annual Matwarming. The three-way dual begins 6 p.m. with Mexico and Hallsville. Afterward, CHS’ Mr. Grappler and Queen of the Mat will be crowned. Then Centralia’s team will face Hallsville, then Mexico. Head Coach Luke Gramke said there will be several very competitive matches that

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  • Hallsville wins Courtwarming in stunning fashion

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Senior candidates from left to right: Connie Knudsen, Emilie Harris, Rylie Grove, Queen Brianna Bogucki, King Tom German, Evann Sells, Gabe Sheffield, Mason McCaleb.

    Hallsville won its courtwarming game, 65-60, with a great show of heart and resiliency. In front of a packed house on a surprisingly warm evening, which made the gym evenwarmer, the Indians had everyone sweating. After wins by the freshman and JV teams, the boys took the court to face a young Osage team in a Tri-County Conference match up. The first half saw Osage get out to a small

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Lifestyles

Formal Frenzy returns to Hallsville

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:41 am

This Saturday, Jan. 31, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hallsville United Methodist Church, south of Hallsville on Hwy. 124, prom-goers and others interested in getting formal dress ware at an informal price will have the opportunity to view, try on and purchase if they choose, an estimated 200+ prom dresses and assorted other pieces of formal wear. This is the event’s sixth year said one of the

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  • Centralia’s Heritage Hall aces state inspection

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Heritage Hall, the 54-room skilled nursing center located on Centralia’s north side, has successfully passed its recent Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services survey with zero deficiencies. This is the third time out of the last four years Heritage Hall has received the zero deficiencies rating, said Heritage Hall Administrator Amy Byergo. “We are proud to have had a zero deficiency on our survey completed January 8, 2015, and

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  • Centralia firefighters review procedures for gas fires

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Natural gas was on the minds of 16 members of the Centralia Fire Department. The evening of Thursday, Jan. 15, 15 of the city’s firefighters sat in their firehouse on Sneed Street and listened to an Ameren Missouri representative discuss the hazards of dealing with natural gas emergencies. The United States has more than 1 million miles of main natural gas pipelines, said Ameren representative Dennis Bennett, and more than

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Formal Frenzy returns to Hallsville

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:41 am

This Saturday, Jan. 31, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hallsville United Methodist Church, south of Hallsville on Hwy. 124, prom-goers and others interested in getting formal dress ware at an informal price will have the opportunity to view, try on and purchase if they choose, an estimated 200+ prom dresses and assorted other pieces of formal wear. This is the event’s sixth year said one of the

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  • Centralia’s CBMS starts Quiz Bowl program with 21-player team

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    There’s a new program at Chester Boren Middle School. CBMS now has a seventh and eighth-grade academic bowl, AKA Quiz Bowl, program. The program was started by CBMS special education teacher Christina Ray, who said she was inspired by her daughter Kate, a member of the Centralia High School academic bowl team. “My daughter has been doing quiz bowl since she was a freshman and she really enjoys it,” Ray

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  • Centralia Knights of Columbus hosting free throw contest

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Centralia’s’ Knights of Columbus Council is hosting its conference and district free-throw contests noon, this Sunday, at Centralia High School. Organizer Nathan Gordon called the contest, open to area youth ages nine through 14 “a great way to get your kids active and interested in basketball.” Participation is not limited to Centralia. Gordon said typically there are children from Hallsville, Clark, Sturgeon and Paris as well. The contest begins Noon,

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