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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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 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 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 ...

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' 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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 High School Building Trades Class Seeks Next Project  Centralia Chronicle

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

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

The Chronicle's Photos of the Year — 2018  Centralia Chronicle

Buy Now Emergency crews fight a blaze at the Glass Guy business on North St. in Chehalis. Jared Wenzelburger /

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 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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Friday's Girls Basketball: Bearcats Too Much for Tigers  Centralia Chronicle

The drama leaked out of the girls rendition of the Twin Cities faster than the air from a basketball left out in the cold.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

W.F. West Hall of Fame to Welcome Four New Members Friday  Centralia Chronicle

The W.F. West Coaches Hall of Fame will welcome four new members soon as Tim Kindle, John Eklund, Denny Daniels and Russ Lunders will all be inducted at ...

Centralia Boy, 11, Referred to Prosecutor's Office After Assault of Classroom Teacher  Centralia Chronicle

An 11-year-old Centralia boy allegedly grabbed a teacher by the neck and punched her, and fourth-degree assault charges are now being considered by the ...

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 ...

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 ...

District Celebrates as Toledo School Bond Passing With 73 Percent  Centralia Chronicle

Toledo Superintendent Chris Rust discusses an analysis of different bond options with the district's Facilities Advisory Committee in late June at the high school.

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.

Power Outage Affecting Thousands in Centralia Resolved | Crime & Sirens  Centralia Chronicle

Thousands of Centralia residents went without power for about an hour Friday afternoon due to an outage affecting customers in the areas of Harrison Avenue, ...

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 ...

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 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 to honor legendary basketball coach Ron Brown  The Olympian

There will be a ceremony Saturday at halftime of Centralia's game against Tumwater.

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 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.

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.

Friday's Girls Basketball: Rochester Repels Late Beaver Run  Centralia Chronicle

ROCHESTER — The Scatter Creek Showdown Round Two was tied only twice on Friday night. The first time was before the first shot of the night broke the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Windstorm Knocks Out Power for Thousands of Lewis County Residents  Centralia Chronicle

A windstorm that swept through southwestern Washington Saturday night and into Sunday morning left its undeniable mark on Lewis County, with over 8000 ...

District Breaks Ground for New Jefferson-Lincoln Elementary  Centralia Chronicle

Students at Jefferson-Lincoln Elementary School filed outside Tuesday afternoon, each one wearing a bright-yellow hard hat in anticipation of the ...

Napavine Volleyball Tries to Fill Voids for 2018 Season  Centralia Chronicle

The Napavine Tigers volleyball team looks much different this year than the last four years.

Centralia Downtown Association Hires Executive Director  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia Downtown Association has a new executive director, one *fresh* off a cross-country move.

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.

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 ...

Sirens: Man Acts Aggressively Toward Business Patrons, Asks if They Know How to Wrestle  Centralia Chronicle

CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT. Vehicle Collision Causes Wrist Pain. • At 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, police were dispatched to a crash at South Pearl and ...

Centralia Police Audit Finds Hundreds of Errors in Evidence Storage, Including 55 Lost Marijuana Plants  Centralia Chronicle

A 2018 internal audit of the Centralia Police Department's two property storage rooms uncovered a glut of errors, including missing or misplaced evidence, ...

Providence Centralia Hospital to Close Pediatric After Hours Clinic in 2019  Centralia Chronicle

Providence Centralia Hospital has announced that it will close its Pediatric After Hours Clinic at the end of this year.

Tuesday's Girls Basketball: Bearcats Break Bad in Romp Over Rochester  Centralia Chronicle

ROCHESTER — W.F. West girls basketball has a reputation that precedes them.

Centralia High basketball coach Ron Brown retires after 56 years

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

Kevin Caserta Named Site Administrator of Providence Centralia Hospital  Centralia Chronicle

Kevin Caserta, M.D. — a community member, physician and Providence caregiver — was named site administrator of Providence Centralia Hospital.

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 ...

Police: Driver Arrested After Crashing into Centralia's Washington Lawn Cemetery  Centralia Chronicle

An allegedly intoxicated Centralia man drove a vehicle through a fence at Washington Lawn Cemetery early Wednesday morning, damaging several ...

Joyce Barnes Won't Seek Another Term On Centralia City Council  Centralia Chronicle

A longtime presence on the Centralia City Council will not seek reelection next year.

Tuesday's Boys Basketball: Winlock Gets Over On Loggers  Centralia Chronicle

ONALASKA — Winlock came out even or ahead in all four quarters here Tuesday as they slipped by the Loggers 50-45 in a Central 2B League boys basketball ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

Oklahoma Takes the Stage  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 ...

Authorities Investigating Body Found in Skookumchuck | Crime & Sirens  Centralia Chronicle

A body was found in the Skookumchuck River Sunday afternoon, and authorities say there is no obvious cause of death.

New Electric Glider Plane Comes to Centralia-Chehalis Airport  Centralia Chronicle

It was a cold but sunny Sunday afternoon in December at the Chehalis-Centralia Airport. Although the airport was almost entirely empty that day, there were ...

Sirens: Pedestrians Hurt During Collision; Suspect Booked For Unlawful Imprisonment  Centralia Chronicle

CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT. Police Find Drugs During Warrant Arrest. • At 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 1000 block of North ...

Death Notices: Dec. 4 | Records  Centralia Chronicle

RHONDA LYNN CULP, 59, Tenino, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, at home. A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bucoda Community Center, 200 N.

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 ...

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., ...

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 ...

Seedpod Farm Prepares For a Honey-Filled Harvest Festival and Craft Fair  Centralia Chronicle

This year's Seedpod Farm Harvest Festival and Craft Fair is going to be buzzing with activity. The Lewis County Beekeepers Association will be back another ...

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.

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 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 ...

Southwest Washington Dance Center's 'Nutcracker' Performance Continues to Evolve  Centralia Chronicle

For dancers at the Southwest Washington Dance Center, the season to be merry starts before Christmas. It starts before Thanksgiving or Halloween. Heck, for ...

Port of Chehalis Eyes Grain Storage and Transload Facility Project  Centralia Chronicle

The Port of Chehalis Commission discusses the potential grain storage facility and transload facility project Thursday morning in Chehalis.

5 Ways a Locally-Owned Store Can Still Thrive  Centralia Chronicle

Even in an era of online retailers and big-box stores, there are plenty of locally-owned businesses that find a way to thrive. Adaptation is key in enduring through ...

'Killing Spree:' White Pass High School Teen Arrested for Alleged Threats  Centralia Chronicle

A 15-year-old White Pass High School student was arrested Wednesday after reportedly making threats to hurt people at the school, according to the Lewis ...

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 ...

Thursday's Girls Soccer: Bearcats Bury Rochester To Gain Upper Hand in Evergreen Standings  Centralia Chronicle

CHEHALIS — Both the Rochester and W.F. West girls soccer teams played an Evergreen League contest Tuesday without key players in uniform.

The Southwest Washington Fair is the Place to Be on Saturday Night  Centralia Chronicle

The Southwest Washington Fair is always entertaining, but this year, Saturday night will be jam packed with hours of excitement.

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