Three Centralia Residents Injured in Crash

Three Centralia residents were injured in a two vehicle crash on Route BB yesterday afternoon. [Thursday] According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened when a car driven by 83 year old Robert Jennings was stopped in traffic. Fifty five year old Julie Nichols didn’t see Jennings vehicle and rear-ended it. Nichols sustained […]

Report Of Possible Child Abduction Untrue

The Centralia Police Department announced today [Monday] on social media that a report of a possible child abduction that took place on Friday is a fabrication. Centralia Police report their investigators, along with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, performed many hours of investigation and interviews when coming to this determination. The department apologizes to citizens […]

Centralia Considering Pay At the Pump Ordinance

A new pay at the pump ordinance is being considered in Centralia. City administrator Heather Russell says the discussion came up after the police department brought up some information about drive offs at the gas pump. Russell says they would like input from citizens and business owners. The issue will be brought up during the […]

National Drug Take Back Continues

The National Drug Take Back Event is continuing today (Saturday). In Boone County, Ashland, Hallsville and Centralia Police Departments will participate in the drug take back. As well as the Columbia Hickman and Rock Bridge High Schools. It starts from 10-1. In Mexico the Public Safety Department the drug take back will take place from […]

Area Schools Earning Top Honors At Missouri FFA Convention

Many organizations are being recognized for top awards at the Missouri State FFA Convention that started yesterday (Thursday) in Columbia. The Mexico FFA chapter placed 19th out of 347 in the state earning a Top Chapter Award. Other Schools receiving Top Chapters Awards are Community R-6 placing 27th, Bowling Green earned 24th place, Centralia placed […]

Pipe Line Returned To Service

A natural gas pipe line that ruptured causing a massive blaze on March 3rd near Mexico was returned to service today. [Wednesday] According to Energy Transfer, the Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line underwent extensive safety testing from March 31 through April 8 to verify the integrity of the line starting at Panhandle’s Centralia Compressor Station near […]

County Health Rankings Released

The 2019 national County Health Rankings have been released measuring the current health of the county. The County Health Rankings provide an in-depth assessment of how health is influenced by where people live, learn, work and play. The report is ranked on 2 categories, health outcomes and health factors. In mid-Missouri, Boone County ranked 9th […]

Centralia To Reopen Golf Course To Public

The golf course in Centralia is set to reopen to the public in May. It has been closed since December. Centralia City Administrator Heather Russell says the city is partnering up with a private investor to get the course reopened. Opening day for the Centralia Golf Course is set for May 4th at 7:30 am.

Pipeline Testing Successful

Hydro testing completed on 15 miles of pipeline around Mexico on Monday is a success. According to Energy Transfer spokesperson Vicki Granado, the testing done on the Panhandle Eastern Pipe that runs from west to east starting at Panhandle’s Centralia Compressor Station near Highway Z and ending near Highway J, was completed around 5:15 p.m. […]