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No decision reached on Centralia R-VI SRO position

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

No decision has been reached on filling the void left at the Centralia School District by the resignation of its school resource officer Allyson Brooks. During the school district’s May 20 Safety Committee meeting, the topic was discussed, said R-VI Superintendent of Schools Darin Ford. “There is a lot of work to do not only at a local level, but at a county level, he said. Brooks, Ford said, had

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No decision reached on Centralia R-VI SRO position

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

No decision has been reached on filling the void left at the Centralia School District by the resignation of its school resource officer Allyson Brooks. During the school district’s May 20 Safety Committee meeting, the topic was discussed, said R-VI Superintendent of Schools Darin Ford. “There is a lot of work to do not only at a local level, but at a county level, he said. Brooks, Ford said, had

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  • Centralia Library Board meets new director

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:52 am

    The Centralia Public Library’s new director is on board and learning the ropes. Becky Wilson, who will be taking over the reigns from outgoing library director Patt Olsen, began working at the library May 15 and transitioning into Olsen’s responsibilities. Wilson’s resume includes six years as Chester Boren Middle School librarian. Other action at the library board’s May 12 meeting included listening to bond consultant Todd Goffoy regarding the library’s

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  • Centralia aldermen debate business closing

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    An audience of seven spent a few evening hours at the May 18 meeting of the Centralia Board of Aldermen. The aldermen discussed the city prosecutor’s report, business revocation and a handful of ordinances. April Wilson, who has served as city prosecutor for nine years, mentioned that Centralia’s court would be staying in Centralia, not moved to Columbia as had been suggested last year. She addressed the U.S. Justice Department’s

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Sturgeon finishes season at Harrisburg

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:42 pm

The season’s over for the Sturgeon Bulldogs baseball team. After their 2-0 district championship loss to the Westran Hornets, Sturgeon finished the season with a 17-5 record. The game was decided in the first inning, at least in Bulldog afterthought. “It was those first three batters,” said Bulldog catcher and future Central Methodist University baseball player William Roberts. “They hit that leadoff single, another hit that got first and third,

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  • Sturgeon climbing district ladder

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:50 am

    The Sturgeon Bulldogs baseball team jacked its record up to 17-4 with a convincing win over the Salisbury Panthers Tuesday night in  Harrisburg. The Bulldogs, who lost an early-season game to the Panthers took a season-ending 6-1 win from the Panthers. That earned Sturgeon a district title shot against number 1 seed Westran later in the week. Sturgeon Head Coach Kevin Hicks said the Bulldogs are finally coming together as

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  • Hallsville Track and Field makes a showing at Centralia open meet

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    The Hallsville Indians Track Team competed in there final tune-up at an eight-team invitational May 11in Centralia, before districts on Saturday, also in Centralia. Hallsville first place performances for the boys team included: Ronnie Surface, 23.56 in the 200 meter dash; Luke Owen, 5:00.69 in the 1600 and 11:14.10 in the 3200; Jadon Kilpack, 12-06 in the pole vault. Lady Indians who grabbed the gold included: Leah Hicks, 5:46.72 in

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Lifestyles

Lending a hand — Emma Goodin, left and Hunter Goodin, right, help Clifford Goodin raises one of the 410 flags that make up Centralia’s Avenue of Flags. Approximately 100 volunteers were at the city cemetery the afternoon of May 22 to raise the avenue in honor of Memorial Day.

Patriotism rises at Centralia City Cemetery

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Most people welcome summer’s first evening with activities involving a word beginning with the letter “B,” such as beer, brautwurst, barbecue or baseball. In Centralia the key word for the estimated 200 people at the city cemetery the evening of May 25 was “Patriotism.” As the first summer sunset filtered through the clouds and the east wind blew the 413 flags comprising the city’s Avenue of Flags the audience, veterans,

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  • Centralia Intermediate School students go to war

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    The 104-member fifth grade class of Centralia Intermediate School has been studying war, old school. Friday, May 8, in a rainy, but broader context, they put those lessons on display. For the students the day started in the CIS cafeteria, where they enlisted. Social studies, language arts and of course, history were all pulled together during a 2.5-week unit to support the CIS annual Civil War reenactment. “They draw a

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  • Centralia’s Champion Academy finishes 10th year

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    The Centralia R-VI School District’s alternate school, the Champion Academy, marked its 10th year in operation by graduating five more students Saturday, May 9, bringing the number of students its staff has successfully helped navigate life and educational challenges to earn their diplomas to 75. Outgoing CHS principal David Meyers, long a supporter of the institution, had some thoughts to share with Champion’s five graduates – the academy’s 18th class

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Lending a hand — Emma Goodin, left and Hunter Goodin, right, help Clifford Goodin raises one of the 410 flags that make up Centralia’s Avenue of Flags. Approximately 100 volunteers were at the city cemetery the afternoon of May 22 to raise the avenue in honor of Memorial Day.

Patriotism rises at Centralia City Cemetery

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Most people welcome summer’s first evening with activities involving a word beginning with the letter “B,” such as beer, brautwurst, barbecue or baseball. In Centralia the key word for the estimated 200 people at the city cemetery the evening of May 25 was “Patriotism.” As the first summer sunset filtered through the clouds and the east wind blew the 413 flags comprising the city’s Avenue of Flags the audience, veterans,

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  • Sturgeon finishes season at Harrisburg

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    The season’s over for the Sturgeon Bulldogs baseball team. After their 2-0 district championship loss to the Westran Hornets, Sturgeon finished the season with a 17-5 record. The game was decided in the first inning, at least in Bulldog afterthought. “It was those first three batters,” said Bulldog catcher and future Central Methodist University baseball player William Roberts. “They hit that leadoff single, another hit that got first and third,

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  • Centralia Anchorfest coming soon

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Centralia’s annual come-one, come-all social event is less than three weeks away. The 29th annual Centralia Anchor Festival kicks off May 29 on and around Centralia’s City Square Park. “You can feel the excitement,” said Ginny Zoellers, director of the Centralia Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the annual party for 10,000. “There is already interest in the carnival. Almost every business in town has carnival tickets ready to sell.” The

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