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Countdown to Centralia’s BBQ contest

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

The “to-do” lists are getting shorter and so are the number of days on the calendar between now and the 5th Annual Anchor City Cook-off. Centralia’s regionally-famous barbecue contest is scheduled for October 10-11, downtown at Centralia’s City Square Park. The entries to this year’s Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned contest are piling up. As of Sept. 26, 16 teams had entered, said cook-off chairman Shawn Carrico, and he expected several

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Sturgeon aldermen endorse R-V no-tax levy

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 8:12 pm

An audience of 15 at Sturgeon City Hall saw the monthly meeting of the Sturgeon Board of Aldermen begin with one aldermen’s concern about giving away city property, but segue onto cat concerns before endorsing the Sturgeon R-V’s no tax-increase bond issue. Kevin Wolfe and Colie Payne were there to promote the Sturgeon School District’s no tax increase bond levy and ask the aldermen for their endorsement. “Basically what we’re

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  • 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

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  • Centralia votes to begin equipping police with cameras

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Working before an audience of 15, including a visit by April Wilson, who has been Centralia’s prosecutor for eight years, Centralia’s aldermen voted to begin equipping the police department with body cameras to record officers’ interactions with the public during investigative situations. From there they readdressed the issue of body cameras for the police department. Harline said there were no grants available. He said the city had $5,600 in a

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Sports

Centralia loses to Mexico, 52-7

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 1:13 am

Black and white were not the winning colors Friday night in Mexico. It was a little warmer than your typical football Friday night and the Mexico Bulldogs turned up the heat, handing the now 3-3 Centralia Panthers a 52-7 roasting. Despite some bright performances from Ethan Leighton, Seth Cook, Tyler Burton and Logan Armontrout, they were ultimately out-quicked by the Bulldogs. “We can’t stop their speed,” said one observer at

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  • Hallsville crowns its win over Warsaw with a shutout.

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    On Hallsville’s homecoming night they shut out the visiting Warsaw Wildcats 61 – 0. After jumping out to a 21 – 0 lead in the first quarter with tough defense that caused 3 and outs and forced turnovers Hallsville never looked back. They finished the half leading 55 – 0 before the running clock started in the second half and the back ups started to get rotated in. They were

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  • Centralia volleyball beats Hallsville

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Hallsville’s pre-homecoming happiness did not extend to the volleyball court. The 2-10-3 Hallsville Lady Indians hosted the 9-4-1 Centralia Lady Panthers for some junior varsity and varsity volleball the evening of September 24 Centralia’s JV won 25-17 and 25-23. The varsity won 25-12 and 25-13. “Team work,” said Centralia Head Volleyball Coach Kayla Schultz when asked what made the win possible. “The girs are really coming together, working really hard

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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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  • 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

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  • Civil war reenactors setting up camp at Centralia’s battlefield

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Come early, avoid the rush, it has been raining parking is doable, but it could be slow. That is some of the advice given by Jim Lee and other members of the Friends of the Centralia Battlefield on this weekend’s 150th reenactment of the battle of Centrlaia, held at the Centralia Battlefield,  3 mile southeast of Centralia on Rangeline Road. “Please be  patient with the parking volunteers,” Lee said,  “and

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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

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  • Civil war reenactors setting up camp at Centralia’s battlefield

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Come early, avoid the rush, it has been raining parking is doable, but it could be slow. That is some of the advice given by Jim Lee and other members of the Friends of the Centralia Battlefield on this weekend’s 150th reenactment of the battle of Centrlaia, held at the Centralia Battlefield,  3 mile southeast of Centralia on Rangeline Road. “Please be  patient with the parking volunteers,” Lee said,  “and

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  • Centralia teacher helping spread the music

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Not everyone has a family heirloom clarinet like the one Brenda Kehl, right, is examining for new CIS band student Stacetin White as Donald Williams watches.

    Brenda Kehl has been teaching vocal and instrumental music for the Centralia R-VI School District for a long time. And one of the thoughts that have been on her mind during her almost 15 years with the district is how to bring the joy, the gift of making music. “Instruments are expensive, not every parent or parents can afford them,” Kehl said. “With all the other demands on modern families,

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