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Photo: It's Out With the Old at Centralia High School  Centralia Chronicle

Crews have been working to demolish portions of Centralia High School in the past two weeks to prepare for the remaining portions of a 'like-new' remodel.



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 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 ...



Centralia School District Construction Enters Home Stretch | News | chronline.com  Centralia Chronicle

The approaching end of the 2018-19 school year in Centralia also marks the final days of an era of public education for the Hub City.



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.



Centralia School District Seeks Additional Space From City for Futurus High School  Centralia Chronicle

The Centralia City Council will consider amending a lease agreement with the Centralia School District on Tuesday that would expand the square footage of ...



Centralia High School Honor Roll | Voices  Centralia Chronicle

Seniors. 4.0. Jane R. Casey, Chase E. Conzatti, Mary Cruz, Alexis V. DeYoung, Kayla N. Dupont, Kacey R. Emery, Makayla M. Erickson, Jaelyn A. Friberg, ...



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.



Top 25: Centralia, Chehalis Students Honored at Annual Rob Fuller Luncheon  Centralia Chronicle

Two groups of students — one representing the graduating class of Centralia High School and the other from W.F. West High School — stood in front of a ...



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 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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



No Classes in Centralia School District on Wednesday  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia kids are getting a few more days of summer than their parents bargained for.



District Gives Inside Look at Construction of Centralia Schools  Centralia Chronicle

Members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office stand in front of a window on the second floor of the new Fords Prairie Elementary School. The window will look ...



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 ...



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 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 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.



Standardized Tests No Longer Graduation Requirement | News  Centralia Chronicle

Starting next year, students in Washington will no longer have a pass a state-issued test to qualify for their high school diploma, thanks to a bill passed by state ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Futurus High School Launches Robotics Program | News  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 ...



Resource Fair Brings Together Families, Providers and Charities in Centralia  Centralia Chronicle

Dozens of organizations, government agencies, health care providers and charities gathered Thursday evening at Centralia Middle School to put on a ...



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 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 ...



County, Centralia to Kick of Borst Avenue Project With June 20 Groundbreaking Ceremony  Centralia Chronicle

The long-awaited Borst Avenue improvement project — designed to improve pedestrian safety on the stretch of road between Centralia Middle School and ...



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 ...



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 ...



County Chooses Bidder for Borst Avenue Project, Work to Begin this Month  Centralia Chronicle

Workers are readying Borst Avenue in Centralia for a long-planned overhaul, as county commissioners voted Monday to award the contract for the project to ...



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 ...



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 ...



Borst Avenue to Close to Through Traffic During Construction Project  Centralia Chronicle

Both Lewis County and the city of Centralia are preparing to close off sections of Borst Avenue to through traffic, as work on a long-awaited improvement project ...



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 ...



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 ...



Local Baseball: Hall of Fame Comes Calling for Rex Ashmore  Centralia Chronicle

Coaches spend a great deal of their lives thinking outwardly in order to give away their time and energy. It's all part of the gig. Still, that can make it.



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 ...



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.



Photo Gallery: Centralia High School Graduation  Centralia Chronicle

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The Chronicle's Top Stories of 2018 | News  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 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 ...



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 Christian School Kindergarteners Gobble Up Pilgrim Day  Centralia Chronicle

Sitting in a miniature schoolhouse and dressed as if she had just disembarked from the Mayflower, a Centralia Christian School parent asked a small group of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



Aussie Janssan a Nice Fit With Tigers | Sports | chronline.com  Centralia Chronicle

The Hub City's resident Australian, Ben Janssan, certainly fits the bill.



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.



Brittany Voie Commentary: The Future of the Centralia Community Pool Is Bright  Centralia Chronicle

As a kid, I grew up in Adna, but my mom worked at Lewis County Juvenile Court as a probation officer — right next door to the outdoor pool in.



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 ...



Remains Found South of Chehalis Belong to 44-Year-Old Centralia Woman  Centralia Chronicle

According to the Lewis County Coroner's Office, human remains discovered south of Chehalis earlier this month were identified as belonging to Trina L. Landry, ...



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

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



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.



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, ...



Susan Caryl Peterson...  Arlington Times

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



'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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 City Light's Substation Upgrades Show Trends in Growth  Centralia Chronicle

A significant clue as to the future growth of Centralia can be found not at the construction site for a grocery distribution center spanning more than 30 acres, but ...



Chehalis Council Increases Pay for Police Records Technicians, Creates New Positions  Centralia Chronicle

Over time, the duo of records technicians at the Chehalis Police Department have found their jobs laden with more and more tasks, resulting in the Chehalis City ...



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 ...



UPDATED: Twin Transit GM Resigns Thursday, Board Says 'Real or Perceived Misconduct' Not a Factor  Centralia Chronicle

The Twin Transit Advisory Board accepted the resignation of General Manager Derrick Wojcik-Damers on Thursday night following nearly three hours of ...



Varnum Dennis (Denny) Phillip Spicer Jr. | Obituaries  Yakima Herald-Republic

Varnum Dennis (Denny) Phillip Spicer Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 7, 2019, at his home in Punta Gorda, Florida.



'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.



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.



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 ...



Port of Centralia Approves O'Keefe Development's Detailed Grocery Distribution Center Site Plan  Centralia Chronicle

The Port of Centralia Board of Commissioners discusses the site plan for O'Keefe Development's grocery distribution center in this October 2018 Chronicle file ...



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 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.



Closure of TEEN Program Leaves Unanswered Questions  Centralia Chronicle

Rebecca Haseltine-Ripp highly credits her success to the TEEN Program at Centralia College.



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.



State 2B Football: Tigers Overcome First Half Cat Nap to Best Bears  Centralia Chronicle

Napavine made themselves at home here in Tiger Stadium in Centralia on Saturday night as they eliminated Brewster to the tune of 57-20 in the first round of 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.



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., ...



Centralia, Lewis County Review Options on Borst Avenue Sidewalk Designs  Centralia Chronicle

Representatives from the city of Centralia, Lewis County and the Centralia School District expressed optimism at a workshop Tuesday that a revamped Borst ...



Meet the Finalists | | chronline.com  Centralia Chronicle

The fourth annual Soroptimist-Kiwanis Youth Talent Show will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Centralia's Fox Theatre.



Elementary Principal to Become New Director of Special Programs in Centralia  Centralia Chronicle

The director of special programs and assessment for the Centralia School District has announced her resignation effective June 30.



Photo Gallery: Centralia, W.F. West Graduates Celebrate Academic Success  Centralia Chronicle

The Class of 2014 is off to new adventures. Centralia and W.F. West graduation ceremonies took place Friday and Saturday as friends and families attended ...



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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