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Glenn LeRoy Faires  Longview Daily News

May 24, 1936 — Dec. 8, 2018. Glenn LeRoy Faires, 82, passed away peacefully Dec. 8, 2018, at St. John Medical Center. He was born in Centralia, Wash., ...

No Charges Filed Against Centralia Teacher Accused of Sexual Contact With Student  Centralia Chronicle

A Centralia High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student will not face charges — though the Lewis County Prosecutor's Office believes a ...

UPDATED: Centralia Teacher Placed On Paid Leave After Allegation of Sexual Misconduct with Student  Centralia Chronicle

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation into reports that a Centralia High School teacher inappropriately touched a student last year on at ...

Graduates Take Advantage of Last Chance to Roam CHS Halls  Centralia Chronicle

Before Centralia High School goes through a complete, like-new remodel, former students had the opportunity this week to revisit their old stomping grounds.

Centralia Teachers to Strike  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia school teachers will be out in force Tuesday morning — the day before the district's first day of school — but not inside their classrooms.

Centralia Teacher Remains on Paid Leave After Allegations of Misconduct  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student on two occasions last school year is still on paid administrative leave, and ...

Centralia Teachers Picket at School Board Meeting  Centralia Chronicle

As the first day of school approaches, the Centralia teachers' union and the Centralia School District still haven't agreed on a contract.

Prep Volleyball: Centralia Alum Comes Full Circle to Coach Tigers Volleyball  Centralia Chronicle

Marti Smith is just a few days into her first season as head coach of the Centralia High School volleyball team but she is already familiar with Ron Brown Court.

Two Whooping Cough Cases Found at Centralia High School  Centralia Chronicle

Two Centralia High School students had confirmed cases of whooping cough, but both have received treatment and are no longer contagious.

Centralia Kids Head Back to School After Strike  Centralia Chronicle

After months of negotiations, a one-week teacher strike and a motion for a preliminary injunction, the district and teachers union reached a tentative agreement ...

Centralia School Board Approves Teacher Contracts  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia High School teacher Rebekah Barnes asks the Centralia School Board to approve the teacher contracts during the public comment section on ...

Centralia School Delays Leave Some Families Scrambling for Childcare  Centralia Chronicle

While Centralia teachers continue their strike to negotiate new contracts, many parents are left without childcare options.

More Portable Buildings Come to Centralia High School for Remodel  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia High School received the first sections Tuesday of a portable village designed to house students and administrators during an upcoming complete ...

Centralia School District Presents Plans for Modernized High School  Centralia Chronicle

The plans to modernize Centralia High School were debuted to the public during an open house-style meeting on Monday night as citizens were presented ...

Centralia High School student found with stolen gun on campus  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

CENTRALIA, Mo. - A Centralia High School student was taken into custody Friday after bringing a gun and ammunition to school. Centralia Police Chief Larry ...

Centralia High School Senior to Compete for Miss Washington  Centralia Chronicle

Hannah Beckwith has been competing in pageants for just over a month, but she is already on her way to compete for the title of Miss Washington this summer.

18-year-old Charged With Extortion of Female Juveniles for Explicit Images  Centralia Chronicle

An 18-year-old Centralia High School student has been charged with eight felonies, all of them sexual in nature, after being accused of numerous instances of ...

Centralia School Board Makes Major Announcements Regarding Facilities Updates  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia School Board voted last week to approve the schematic design for Centralia High School and has committed to building two full-sized gyms at ...

Centralia Teachers May Get Less Than Expected from McCleary Fix  Centralia Chronicle

Although the teachers' union and Centralia School District are still bargaining over salaries, teachers voiced frustrations over an “insulting” offer from the district ...

Centralia High School Girls Basketball Team Wins Academic State Championship  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia High School girls basketball team won the WIAA 2A Academic Championship. The team had a combined grade point average of 3.905 — the ...

Area Law Enforcement Protects Schools in Diverse Ways  Centralia Chronicle

When Morton Police Department Reserve Officer Derek Patsey talks to a student in the Morton or Mossyrock schools, he wants them to understand that he ...

Centralia High School Students Advance to State SkillsUSA Carpentry Competition  Centralia Chronicle

Three of four Centralia High School seniors who competed in the SkillsUSA Regional Carpentry Contest on Wednesday will move onto the state competition in ...

Plans for Renovation of Centralia High School to Be Debuted to Public  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia School District will hold an open house meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, to give the public its first look at how plans are progressing for.

Centralia School District Breaks Ground at Fords Prairie Elementary  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia School District broke ground today at the second elementary school it plans to replace. “Today marks the beginning of a dream so many have made ...

Precautionary Steps Taken After Suspicious Note Found at Centralia High School  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia School District placed Centralia High School under lockout protocol, told students not to bring backpacks or duffle bags to class and made other ...

JNET Suspect Running From Police Leads to Lockout at Area Schools  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia High School, Centralia Middle School, Fords Prairie Elementary School, Futurus High School and the school district office were all placed on lockout, ...

Excellence in Education  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce and local businesses will provide $11000 in scholarship money to graduating seniors next week at its annual ...

Lewis County Food Establishment Inspection Scores | Business  Centralia Chronicle

Diced tomatoes had been prepared recently and were cooling in about 5-6-inch depths covered in the walk-in refrigerator. Temperature was 54.5 F. All ...

Honor Roll: Centralia High School | Voices  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia High School. Following are members of the Centralia High School first-semester honor roll and their grade point averages: Seniors. Cole Adams 4.000 ...

New Centralia High School Assistant Principal Named  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia High School has named its new assistant principal, who will start in her position on July 1.

Centralia Parents Voice Concerns Over School Boundary Changes  Centralia Chronicle

One month after Centralia School District broke ground on new construction at Fords Prairie Elementary School, parents gathered in the school's gym this week ...

Centralia Teen Recalls Saving a Driver's Life | Crime & Sirens  Centralia Chronicle

When Amber Riley got off the school bus on the afternoon of Dec. 7, the first thing she noticed was a car that had gone off the road across the.

Join the effort by Althauser Rayan Abbarno to Improve Education and Open Up Educational Opportunities For All Students in Our Community  Centralia Chronicle

There are many ways we can give back to our communities, both in gratitude for what we've been given and in an effort to improve the quality of life around us.

Centralia American Legion Post To Recognize Veterans Day  Centralia Chronicle

American Legion Post 17 in Centralia will be hosting a Veterans Day program beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the legion building located at 111 W. Main ...

Centralia High School Students Building New House Through Longstanding Program  Centralia Chronicle

One of the main goals of the Centralia High School construction class is to ensure its students are ready for college or careers.

Centralia 'Coffeepreneuer' Describes His Journey Inside the Coffee Industry With New Book  Centralia Chronicle

Unless someone works in the coffee industry, they probably aren't thinking about the amount of work that goes into making their daily grande iced caramel ...

Local Students Build 'Wreaths of Hope' for Weekend Charity Event  Centralia Chronicle

W.F. West student Lexis Haller builds a wreath for the Wreaths of Hope charity event to take place Saturday on Monday afternoon in Centralia. Katie Hayes.

Pair of Tigers Headed to Washington State Coaches Hall of Fame  Centralia Chronicle

It was 1973 when Tim Gilmore and Jay Hultberg first donned their Tiger stripes. Gilmore was a first year assistant coach with the Centralia High School baseball ...

Centralia to honor legendary basketball coach Ron Brown  The Olympian

Former Centralia High School boys basketball coach Ron Brown, who retired last spring, will be honored by the program Saturday. Brown, 83, coached at ...

New Graduation Requirements to Take Effect for Centralia's Class of 2021  Centralia Chronicle

The current freshmen class at Centralia High School will need to earn more credits in order to graduate after the Washington State Board of Education changed ...

Centralia High School Named 'School of Distinction' for Improved Graduation Rate  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia High School has earned a School of Distinction Award from Educational *Service* District 113 for sustained improvement in its graduation rate over the ...

Centralia Man Charged With Felony Assaults, Drug Possession After Tuesday Police Chase  Centralia Chronicle

A Centralia man arrested Tuesday afternoon after allegedly ramming two law enforcement vehicles, possessing drugs and running from police is being held on ...

Borst Avenue Redesign Comes Into Focus at Town Hall  Centralia Chronicle

The broad strokes of a planned $5 million rebuild of Borst Avenue scheduled for next year are all but set in stone, but a number of details could still be.

Highlighting Lewis County: Efforts Launched to Mark Centennial of Armistice Day Tragedy  Centralia Chronicle

A year from now, volunteers throughout the region will be scrambling to finish preparations for events marking a significant centennial — the Centralia Armistice ...

Photos: Centralia High School Class of 2017 Graduation  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia High School Class of 2017 is on to the next stages of life after a graduation ceremony held Friday night at the Northwest Sports Hub in Centralia.

2018 Lewis County Youth Talent Show Comes to Historic Liberty Theater  Centralia Chronicle

The 2018 Lewis County Youth Talent Show is back again this weekend with performances from local talent.

College Baseball: LeDuc Tenders Resignation from Centralia College Baseball | Sports  Centralia Chronicle

For the first time in a dozen years, Jake LeDuc is no longer a coach with the Centralia College baseball team.

Centralia Elementary Students Work on Computer Skills During 'Hour of Code'  Centralia Chronicle

For Washington Elementary sixth-grade student Jack Guthrie, one of his favorite parts of the school day is when he gets to dabble in coding.

Borst Avenue Safety Project Expected to Be Completed by October 2019  Centralia Chronicle

Members of the Lewis County Board of Commissioners and Centralia City Council preferred this option of four for Borst Avenue rehab presented by SCJ Alliance ...

Death Notices: Oct. 13 | Records  Centralia Chronicle

EDWARD GRANT KIDRICK, 91, Centralia, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at Providence Centralia Hospital. A celebration of life will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov.

Top Scholars: 20 Twin Cities High School Graduates Honored  Centralia Chronicle

These are the top 10 graduates of Centralia High School and W.F. West as selected by the school districts. The Chronicle congratulates them for their ...

Threatening note forces lockdown of Centralia High School, canceling of homecoming  Q13 FOX

CENTRALIA, Wash. -- Just one day after a mass shooting on an Oregon college campus, police in Centralia had to lock down a high school Friday after an ...

2A Boys Basketball: Tigers Shut Down Ridgefield Late for First-Round Win  Centralia Chronicle

The Tigers' defense came up big when it mattered most, but it wasn't due to any grand shift in the strategy.

Teen Killed in Grand Mound Crash Was a Top Student at Centralia High School  Centralia Chronicle

Cheyllyn Collinsworth is seen in this image provided by the Centralia High School student newspaper, The Columns. Collinsworth was among the top 25 ...

Winlock Students Plan Public Ceremony Rather Than Walkout to Honor Shooting Victims  Centralia Chronicle

Instead of a participating in the National School Walkout, a group of Winlock students plans to place ribbons on the fence near their high school this afternoon.

Centralia High School Losing Longtime Teacher and Coach  Centralia Chronicle

Driven by faith, a longtime Centralia High School coach and teacher has impacted the lives of thousands of students with a simple philosophy over his 41-year ...

Twin Cities Residents Meet the Candidates at Centralia College Forum  Centralia Chronicle

More than 120 people filled the TransAlta Commons at Centralia College on Tuesday evening to hear from a total of 14 candidates running for seven elected ...

Judge Rules Sub-District Plan Legal, Freeholder Election Will Count  Centralia Chronicle

Lewis County's freeholder sub-district plan is constitutional, a judge ruled Thursday, clearing the way for ongoing freeholder elections to proceed without a legal ...

Home Rule Charter Fails After Tumultuous, Confusing Election Saga  Centralia Chronicle

Efforts to draft a new charter for Lewis County hit a dead end at the ballot box Tuesday, falling short by a 55 to 45 percent margin as of Wednesday.

TransAlta Gives $2 Million to Centralia Community Foundation for Schools  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia Community Foundation has been awarded a $2 million grant that local leaders hope will propel a new era of improvement and opportunity in the ...

Port of Centralia Adopts 2019 Budget, Sets 2019 Levies  Centralia Chronicle

The Port of Centralia adopted its 2019 budget on Nov. 7, and set two levies for 2019.

Voie Commentary: Seahawks and High School Athletes Act as Humble Role Models at Football Clinic  Centralia Chronicle

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the “KJ Wright & Friends” youth football clinic this event at the NW Sports Hub past Saturday, in the heart of.

At 87, Centralia Flag Company Owner Contemplates Retirement | Business  Centralia Chronicle

Clank Robbins, owner of A and C Flag Company, is planning to retire after about 15 years of providing made-in-America flags of all sizes and kinds at low costs.

Centralia High School Graduation Moved to Northwest Sports Hub  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia High School graduation ceremony will be moved indoors to the Northwest Sports Hub on Friday due to the threat of inclement weather.

Updated: Voters Support $74 Million Centralia School Bond  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia School District officials said the passing of the district's $74 million bond measure is a “tremendous step forward.” Updated election numbers released ...

Voie Commentary: Local Politics Won't Be the Same Without 'King Chuck'  Centralia Chronicle

Lewis County, Washington's 3rd Congressional and 20th Legislative districts lost an active, prominent and admittedly infamous voice last week. Dare I say that ...

Voices: Centralia High School Graduate Conquers U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp  Centralia Chronicle

Editor's Note: Readers looking to submit a story or photograph for publication in The Chronicle's Voices section can send the items to for ...

Former Sheriff Celebrates 85th Birthday  Centralia Chronicle

Bill Logan, Onalaska, former Lewis County sheriff, will be celebrating his 85th birthday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Veterans Memorial ...

Bearcat Football Coach Bob Wollan Steps Down | Sports  Centralia Chronicle

Bob Wollan's stepping down as W.F. West's head football coach after 12 seasons. His Bearcat teams went 96-38 in that stretch and reached the state playoffs 10 ...

Centralia School District Educators Earn Prestigious Certifications  Centralia Chronicle

Six educators in the Centralia School District earned certifications from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards this school year. The certification ...

Centralia High basketball coach Ron Brown retires after 56 years

Centralia boys basketball coach Ron Brown is retiring after 56 seasons.

Centralia High School Senior Selected to Attend Disney Dreamers Academy  Centralia Chronicle

One Centralia High School senior will be traveling to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, to take part in a four-day power-packed event that inspires students to ...

Soccer: Clarence Gundersen Named Twin City Union Women's Head Coach  Centralia Chronicle

Twin City Union will have another new coach this year as Clarence Gundersen has been hired to run the TCU's women's soccer team.

Centralia football coach Matt Whitmire resigns after four seasons  The News Tribune

Centralia High School football coach Matt Whitmire has resigned after four years as the program's head coach the school announced Wednesday.

New Miss Lewis County to Be Chosen at Saturday Pageant  Centralia Chronicle

This Saturday, seven women will compete for the title of Miss Lewis County. The Miss Lewis County Scholarship Program provides the winner with a $3500 ...

Patriot Prayer Group Holds Rally at Centralia College  Centralia Chronicle

A small contingent of, what's often described as a far-right activist group — Patriot Prayer — gathered on the Centralia College campus Friday morning, in what ...

McDonald Commentary: Steam Train Owes Existence to Dedicated Volunteers  Centralia Chronicle

It's sad to see turmoil surrounding the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum, a treasure in the midst of the Twin Cities created through thousands of hours of ...

I-940 Would Remove Barrier to Criminally Charging Police; Critics Say It Would Make Officers Timid  Centralia Chronicle

In the 32 years since state lawmakers dictated that police officers must show evil intent before they can be criminally charged for misusing deadly force, one ...

Dale Webster Celebrates 90th Birthday | Local News  Centralia Chronicle

Dale Webster, Silver Creek, will be celebrating his 90th birthday with a party at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Salkum Fire Department, 2495 U.S. Highway 12 ...

'Genebusting' Students Get Hands on With Science at Biotech Day  Centralia Chronicle

While wandering around Ron Brown Court at Centralia High School during the annual Biotech Day science bonanza, it can be difficult to gather one's bearings.

Thibault Comes Home as Centralia's Football Coach | Sports |  Centralia Chronicle

Jeremy Thibault's been talking about the Centralia job for a long time.

Magic Wheelchair makes 'Stranger Things' costume for Washington teen

Kiley McClay, a 15-year-old sophomore at Centralia High School, is a big fan of the Netflix show Stranger Things. Now, she can show off her fandom in a very ...

Fire District 1 Bond for New Station Opens With Lead on Election Night  Centralia Chronicle

Around 63 percent of voters in Fire District 1 cast a vote approving a bond issue that would finance a new fire station on Alexander Road in Onalaska as of.

Thriving Through Adversity: An Eventful Year for Christian Peters  Centralia Chronicle

It has been quite the year for University of Portland sophomore and Centralia High School alum Christian Peters. From the day-to-day grind of a student athlete, ...

Centralia and W.F. West High Schools Name Top Scholars  Centralia Chronicle

Ten of the top students from Centralia High School and 11 from W.F. West High School were selected by their school districts as this year's top graduates.

Centralia High School Hires Rex Ashmore as Baseball Coach  Centralia Chronicle

Rex Ashmore poses for a portrait in front of Ed Wheeler Field in Centralia on Friday. Earlier this week Ashmore was named as the new Centralia High School ...

Prep football: Thibault departs Toledo for Centralia head coaching gig  Longview Daily News

Jeremy Thibault stood outside the locker room at Tiger Stadium in Centralia shortly after delivering what would be his final postgame speech with the Toledo ...

Changing of the Guard in Rochester: Striegel Retires, Elam Hired as AD  Centralia Chronicle

Jerry Striegel isn't sure what he's going to do when classes start back up in the fall and he's got nowhere to be.

Driver Arrested for Vehicular Homicide in Crash That Killed Centralia Teen  Centralia Chronicle

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 25-year-old man for vehicular homicide in the death of a 18-year-old Centralia High School student following ...

Public Gets a Look at Plans for Two New Elementary Schools in Centralia  Centralia Chronicle

Community members were given their first look at conceptual renderings of two new schools that will replace Fords Prairie and Jefferson Lincoln in Centralia ...

W.F. West Student Honored as 'Young Woman of Achievement'  Centralia Chronicle

A W.F. West High School senior and Running Start student was recently named the 2017 Young Woman of Achievement for her participation in areas focused ...

Lewis County to Mail Primary Ballots on Wednesday  Centralia Chronicle

Election officials will mail primary ballots to voters on Wednesday, Lewis County announced in a release.

Centralia Police Deck Out School Resource Officer's Car in Tiger Stripes  Centralia Chronicle

When the Centralia Police Department sent out two police cars for new paint recently, one came back with an unusual color scheme.

After 35 Years, Thorbeckes FitLife Center Has New Owners  Centralia Chronicle

Lewis County's biggest fitness center is changing hands, but its members aren't likely to notice a difference.

Tenino Soccer Hosts First Home Game Tuesday  Nisqually Valley News

Yesterday Tenino girls soccer opened their season with the jamboree at Centralia High School yesterday.

Timberland Regional Library Facilities Committee Meeting Moved to Wednesday  Centralia Chronicle

The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees Facilities Committee will now meet from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, more than a week sooner than its next ...

Opponents Say New Gun Initiative Won't Solve Crime, but Will Add Costs  Centralia Chronicle

Dave Kellett has mixed opinions on Washington state's latest round of voter-approved gun-control legislation.

Centralia Elementary School Gives Students an Early Start in Robotics  Centralia Chronicle

For some students, arriving at school early might not be a reason to get excited, but for fifth grade student Alan Cox, it's the opposite.

Students Pitch Products During Business Week at Centralia College  The Chronicle

When more than 400 juniors from Centralia and W.F. West high schools started the annual Washington Business Week program on Monday, few knew the first ...

Coumbs Re-Appointed Mayor at First Centralia Council Meeting of Year  Centralia Chronicle

A pair of new faces joined the Centralia City Council for the first time on Tuesday night, but the hierarchy remained relatively unchanged as councilors Lee ...

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