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Centralia High School Named 'School of Distinction' for Improvement in Graduation Rate  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia High School received recognition for sustained improvement in its graduation rate over a five-year period that ended with the class of 2017, with the ...



Letter to the Editor: Centralia High School Should Not Be 'School of Distinction'  Centralia Chronicle

Twice The Chronicle has reported “School of Distinction” awards received by Centralia High School for sustained improved graduation rates, accurately ...



Centralia Students Win State CTE Competition, Qualify For SkillsUSA  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia High School students Brock Terry, left, and Kallighan Farda, right, compete in the state SkillsUSA competition Tuesday morning in Centralia.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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' Union Votes 'No Confidence' in Superintendent  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia teachers' union, Centralia Education Association, has taken a vote of no confidence in Centralia School District Superintendent Mark Davalos, the ...



UPDATED: Substation Outage Cuts Power to West Centralia, Including High School  Centralia Chronicle

About 1700 Centralia City Light customers on the west side of town experienced an early-morning outage at 7:20 a.m Thursday when protective devices ...



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 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.



Centralia School Board Approves Teacher Contracts | | chronline.com  Centralia Chronicle

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



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.



Centralia Super Proposes Changes to Music Program, to Public Outcry  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia School District Superintendent Mark Davalos discusses changes to the district's music program Wednesday evening in Centralia.



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 ...



Futurus High School Launches Robotics Program  Centralia Chronicle

Futurus High School has never before had a robotics program, but thanks to a grant allowing it to participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge, the high school now ...



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 ...



Wednesday's Wrestling: Centralia's Lucht Pins Opponent in Final Match for Tigers' Victory  Centralia Chronicle

It came down to the final match of the night in a non-league dual wrestling meet between Centralia's Austin Lucht and Montesano's Kenny Koorad at 285 ...



Centralia High School Building Trades Class Seeks Next Project  Centralia Chronicle

The building trades class at Centralia High School is looking for its next project.



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.



Rochester Man Gets 5 Years for Crash That Killed Centralia Teen  Centralia Chronicle

Donald Siegler was sentenced to five years after pleading guilty to driving a vehicle while high on marijuana and causing a collision that killed 18-year-old ...



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.



Honor Roll: Centralia High School | Voices | chronline.com  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 ...



Centralia School Board Adopts New Boundary Change Map  Centralia Chronicle

Despite pushback from the Centralia teacher's union, the Centralia School Board adopted a new boundary map for the K-6 elementary school configuration the ...



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.



Food Establishment Inspection Scores: From the Lewis County Public Health Department  Centralia Chronicle

A large bowl was placed in the hand wash sink. Please ensure that this sink is always kept clear, accessible and fully stocked. This was corrected. (10 red).



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 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 First-Graders Take a Trip to the FFA Barn  Centralia Chronicle

First grade classes from Jefferson-Lincoln, Fords Prairie and Edison elementary schools all toured the Centralia High School FFA program this week.



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 ...



Emphasis Patrol to Honor Memory of Centralia Teen Killed in 2017 DUI Crash  Centralia Chronicle

Numerous Thurston County law enforcement agencies plan to conduct a countywide emphasis patrol Saturday — the marijuana holiday 4/20 — and dedicate ...



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.



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 ...



Boys Basketball: White Sets Blocked Shots Record as Bearcats Stuff Tigers  Centralia Chronicle

Colby White established a new high-water mark for blocked shots in a game by a Bearcat here Thursday night on Ron Brown Court as W.F. West turned ...



Swamp Cup Wrestling Ends in Split Decision | Sports | chronline.com  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia girls captured a 54-30 victory and the W.F. West boys claimed a 55-5 win at Ron Brown Court on Wednesday during a co-ed wrestling rendition of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Borst Avenue Overhaul on Track for June Start  Centralia Chronicle

A massive overhaul of Borst Avenue is on track to take place this summer, according to an update provided by Centralia Public Works Director Kim Ashmore on ...



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 ...



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 ...



The Chronicle's Top Stories of 2018  Centralia Chronicle

The last few days of the year are a great time to reflect, and in that spirit, we're presenting our top stories of 2018. The following are excerpts from our.



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 ...



Lewis County Food Establishment Inspection Scores | Business | chronline.com  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 ...



Friends Say Goodbye to the 'Baritone in the Barn'  Centralia Chronicle

Joe Parypa sold just about anything he could while working as an auctioneer for most of his adult life.



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 ...



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 ...



College Baseball: LeDuc Tenders Resignation from Centralia College Baseball | Sports | chronline.com  Centralia Chronicle

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



Centralia High School Students Evacuated After Bomb Threat  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia High School was evacuated Thursday afternoon following the discovery of a bomb threat written on the wall of the girl's bathroom, said Centralia ...



Julie McDonald Commentary: Armistice Day Committee a Waste of Time  Centralia Chronicle

I hate wasting time, but that's what more than a dozen people did in January at a Centralia Armistice Day Committee meeting where they discussed and voted on ...



Committee Considers Ideas to Mark 100th Anniversary of Centralia Massacre  Centralia Chronicle

A focal point of Centralia history figures to be front and center during much of 2019.



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 ...



School Resource Officer Training Bill Passes Senate | Crime & Sirens  Centralia Chronicle

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Senate passed a bill regarding school resource officer training in a bipartisan — 48 in favor and one excused — vote on ...



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 ...



Livestock market owner struck by bull dies  Capital Press

Joe Parypa, noted auctioneer and co-owner of the Chehalis Livestock Market in southwest Washington, died Feb. 21 at a Tacoma hospital, 12 days after he was ...



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.



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 ...



Bill Moeller Commentary: More Bits and Pieces From a Roving Mind  Centralia Chronicle

So, it's already time, again, to clear the desk of various notes to myself. The most recent has to do with my difficulty seeing painted lane lines on Harrison Avenue ...



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.



Susan Caryl Peterson (Roberson)  Arlington Times

Susan Caryl Peterson (Roberson) was born on April 25, 1951 in Centralia, WA, to Wilma Irene Roberson (Caryl) and Randall Merlin Roberson.



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 ...



Sacred Spiral Sanctuary: Ethel Property Welcomes Seekers From Many Backgrounds  Centralia Chronicle

Handmade flags hang around the perimeter of one space at Sacred Spiral Sanctuary in Ethel. They were created by participants in one of the space's many ...



Wollan Waltzing into Coaches Hall of Fame | Sports | chronline.com  Centralia Chronicle

It's not hard to see how things turned out this way, but Bob Wollan still found himself surprised when the call came through.



Oklahoma Takes the Stage | | chronline.com  Centralia Chronicle

In an effort to raise awareness and attendance for Centralia High School theater, director Shane Rivers has chosen shows he thinks have a wide appeal and a ...



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 ...



Prep Volleyball: Napavine Sails by Eagles in Season Debut  Centralia Chronicle

NAPAVINE – In their first contest of the season here on Thursday evening the Tigers were able to reel off three straight victories in order to down Life Christian ...



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

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



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 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 ...



'She Prayed in Every Language': Son of Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Centralia Students  Centralia Chronicle

After an auditorium full of sophomores at Centralia High School watched the first half of “Schindler's List” Wednesday, the son of Holocaust survivor Felicia ...



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 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 ...



Thursday's State 2A Girls Basketball: Washougal Defeats W.F. West For Third Time in State Quarterfinals  Centralia Chronicle

YAKIMA — The W.F. West defense was solid against Washougal but wasn't good enough against the trio of Bea sisters for the Panthers.



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 ...



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, ...



Centralia football coach Matt Whitmire resigns after four seasons  The Olympian

Centralia High School football coach Matt Whitmire has resigned after four seasons leading the program, the school announced Wednesday.



Ashmore, Fuller, Lund Lead Centralia School Board Race  The Chronicle

In the most heavily contested races the Centralia School District has seen in a long time, incumbents Kim Ashmore and Robert Fuller and challenger Jami Lund ...



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 ...



At 87, Centralia Flag Company Owner Contemplates Retirement | Business | chronline.com  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 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 ...



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.



Glenn LeRoy Faires | Obituaries | tdn.com  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., ...



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.



SWAT Challenge Gives Public a Taste of Police Training  Centralia Chronicle

Members of the public got to meet a special member of the local law enforcement community on Wednesday morning.



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.



'It Hasn't Changed Me': Centralia Teen Embraces Positive Outlook After Paralyzing Crash  The Chronicle

Becoming paraplegic doesn't seem to have slowed Brandin Spare down. If anything, it has given him new goals to work toward, including the Paralympics.



'She Was the Light of Our Life:' Community Gathers to Remember Centralia Teen Killed in Crash  Centralia Chronicle

Friends and family members gathered at Tiger Stadium in Centralia on Wednesday to remember a Centralia High School student who died in a fatal car crash ...



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 ...



Centralia Defeats Tumwater on Ron Brown Night | Sports | chronline.com  Centralia Chronicle

It was Ron Brown Night in Centralia on Saturday, as the former head coach was honored at halftime for his 56 years as head coach of the Centralia boys ...



Centralia, Rochester Teens Graduate From Washington Youth Academy  Centralia Chronicle

Two cadets from the Lewis County area have completed a program at Washington Youth Academy. In total, 143 cadets graduated from the academy.



Centralia High basketball coach Ron Brown retires after 56 years  KING5.com

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



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.



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.



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.



Jack L. Rupp  Yakima Herald-Republic

He could be exasperating; he could be pretty terrific too. Jack L. Rupp, aka Pop, Jackie, Grandpa Jack, Uncle Jack passed away Saturday October 13, 2018 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



Lewis County Schools Seeing Shortage of Substitute Teachers  Centralia Chronicle

Lewis County is seeing a shortage of substitute teachers, causing added stress to cash-strapped districts and employees. Melissa Thomas, secretary of the ...



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