centralia http://kbia.org en Voters to decide bond issues in Centralia, Fulton http://kbia.org/post/voters-decide-bond-issues-centralia-fulton <p align="center">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Across Missouri voting has been underway since 6 this morning. Some ballots include school bonds, others have city council races or mayoral races, including Columbia, Centralia, Holts Summit and Fulton.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:16:26 +0000 Stephanie Kawula 50964 at http://kbia.org Voters to decide bond issues in Centralia, Fulton As states tighten gun restrictions, two central Missouri mayors seek to attract gun business http://kbia.org/post/states-tighten-gun-restrictions-two-central-missouri-mayors-seek-attract-gun-business <p>The mayors of Hallsville and Centralia, along with one Missouri legislator, have reached out to gun and ammunition manufacturers in an effort to attract those businesses as other states tighten gun restrictions.</p><p>State Representative Caleb Rowden said the decision to reach out to gun businesses is about improving the economy.</p><p>“This is a matter of jobs,” Rowden said. “If this was a different industry where it was so public that it made national news that these companies need relieving, I would have sent the same letter with some different bullet points.”</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:39:54 +0000 Anders Aarhus 35719 at http://kbia.org As states tighten gun restrictions, two central Missouri mayors seek to attract gun business Centralia voters re-elect Grenke for mayor http://kbia.org/post/centralia-voters-re-elect-grenke-mayor <p></p><p>Three-term incumbent Centralia Mayor Tim Grenke defeated challengers Catherine Simmons and Farris Sanders last night.&nbsp; Grenke says he’s excited about the results and that Centralia citizens chose to keep him in office for another term.</p><div><p>“A three way race is always kind of apprehensive, not knowing which way it’s going to go,” Grenke said.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:44:37 +0000 Erin Dismeier 31465 at http://kbia.org Centralia voters re-elect Grenke for mayor Three candidates compete in Centralia's mayoral race http://kbia.org/post/three-candidates-compete-centralias-mayoral-race <p></p><p>Tim Grenke has been Centralia’s mayor for two full terms but now faces two challengers in the mayoral race: Ward One Alderman Catherine Simmons and Ward Three Alderman Farris Sanders. Grenke works as a safety specialist in the National Guard. He says he welcomes the challengers.</p><p>“A contested election, I think, is better for politics. Because it-it gets more of the issues out there. And I think that being able to articulate what your concerns are is important.”</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:58:25 +0000 Jake Godin 31125 at http://kbia.org Three candidates compete in Centralia's mayoral race Centralia approved for EEZ http://kbia.org/post/centralia-approved-eez <p>The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced Monday the approval of Enhanced Enterprise Zone, or EEZ, designation to the city of Centralia, Mo.</p><p>In the program, businesses could receive tax incentives as encouragement to open up shop in a certain area of the city. Zone designation is based on certain demographic criteria, the potential to create sustainable jobs in a targeted industry and a demonstrated impact on local cluster development, the department says.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:56:49 +0000 Kristofor Husted 26995 at http://kbia.org Centralia recovering from water main break http://kbia.org/post/centralia-recovering-water-main-break <p>A water main break in Centralia closed schools and some restaurants today. The water service was restored, but department crews have been working on repairs since yesterday.</p><p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 23:51:21 +0000 Laishi Zhou 24410 at http://kbia.org Centralia recovering from water main break