If you take the time to read anything today, please sit down and read through everything that’s been done about Centralia in the Columbia Missourian this week.
It’s a fantastic text piece with good mutlimedia and photos, and it was put together by a wonderful reporter/colleague of mine, Elizabeth Pearl.
In the piece she writes:
Centralia residents have set out to prove that modern life is not incongruent with community values, that they can grow like other cities in Boone County without becoming them — fully modernized, ignoring history or losing that family atmosphere that causes people to wave to strangers on the street.
Seriously, give it a good, hard read. It’s a really well written piece by one of — if not the best writers in our class right now.