Today's Top Story

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

Read Full Story

Local Videos

Local News

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

Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story

Sports

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

Read Full Story
  • Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs lose heartbreaker at sectionals

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    With a runner on first and Caty Barrett bouncing a line drive off the center field fence of Columbia’s Hickman Field in the bottom of the seventh, it looked as if Sturgeon’s Lady Bulldogs were going to take home their first sectional softball championship in a long time. But the timing or interpretation was wrong and the Lady Bulldogs went home, district champions still, but on the wrong end of

    Read Full Story
  • Centralia wins District 11 Championship

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    The Centralia girls softball team won the the Class 2 District 11 softball championship, defeating North Callaway in the championship game 3 – 0. They had earlier defeated Hallsville in the semi-finals. Both games were played at Hickman High in Columbia. Pick up this weeks paper for the full story.  

    Read Full Story

Lifestyles

The Centralia High School cheer leading team.

Centralia High School cheer leaders win state championship

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm

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

Read Full Story
  • 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.

    Read Full Story
  • Centralia’s Dorothy Beasley turns 100

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Dorothy Beasley, of Centralia and Thompson, celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this week.

    Centennials are significant events, especially when they are of a personal nature. Dorothy Beasley, formerly of Thompson, currently of the Heritage Hall Nursing Home celebrated her 100th birthday, Tuesday, Sept. 23. The last several days have been a parade of friends, family and well-wishers trickling through the doors of Centralia’s Heritage Hall to help Beasley celebrate the milestone. During her long life the Beasley family matriarch has seen the birth

    Read Full Story

Entertainment

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.

Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story
  • Battle of Centralia reenactment’s final day schedule

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Sunday, September 14 Rangline Road, three miles southeast of Centralia.   8:00 AM Period Church Service Church Bttlefield Reverend Mark White Centralia Church of Christ 9:00 AM Period Folk Music Stage Dave Para and Cathy Barton Paul Fotsch 9:30 AM Speaker: Rolf Crocket, Reenactor Stage Sons of Confederate Veterans Topic: Life of a Young Confederate Soldier 10:00 AM Speaker: Deb Goodrich, Author Stage Topic: Civil War on the Prairie 10:30

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day