Drug Take Back Events Coming Up in Boone County

Drug Take Back Events Coming Up in Boone County A prescription drug take back event is taking place tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday in Boone County. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is teaming up with other law enforcement agencies in the county and Truman VA to hold the event that coincides with DEA’s National Drug Take…Continue Reading

Centralia Woman Injured In Head Collision With Columbia School Bus

Centralia Woman Injured In Head Collision With Columbia School Bus A Centralia woman is recovering from moderate injuries following a head on collision with a Columbia School Bus yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on Route Z after Judy School Road in Boone County. A vehicle driven by 65 year…Continue Reading

No More Cell Phones In Centralia Schools

No More Cell Phones In Centralia Schools Students in Centralia Schools will not be allowed to bring cell phones to school starting this year. The board of education recently unanimously voted to prohibit cell phone use during school at its latest board meeting. According to reports from the Centralia Fireside Guard High School Principal Matt…Continue Reading

Sewer and Water Rates Increase in Centralia

Residents in Centralia will have their water and sewer rates increased starting today (Monday). The Centralia Board of Alderman approved the increase during a meeting last week. Centralia City Administrator Heather Russell says the rates are increasing by five percent. Russell says residents will see the increase on the August first bill.Continue Reading

Little Dixie Responds to Two Fires on Wednesday

Little Dixie is reporting two fires from yesterday (Wednesday). The first was around 1:42 yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon on Highway 22 from Thompson to Centralia. It was a natural cover fire that originated from a passing train starting grass on fire and spreading. It was quickly put out and no injuries or other damage was reported.…Continue Reading

Centralia Man and Woman Injured In Early Morning Crash

A Centralia man and woman have serious and moderate injuries after a one car accident in Boone County this (Saturday) morning. The highway patrol reports it happened just before 1 am on Pinnacles Road north of the Highway 63 crossover. The accident happened when a vehicle driven by 29 year old Boone L. Lee hit…Continue Reading

Centralia Police Chief Larry Dudgeon Resigning

Centralia Chief of Police Larry Dudgeon will be resigning from his position effective June 1st. Centralia Mayor Tim Grenke says the city council accepted his resignation last (Monday) night. A reason for the resignation was not given by Mayor Grenke, although he said Chief Dudgeon did a great job over the past 11 years. Mayor…Continue Reading