VANDALIA—Gary Sosniecki came back to Vandalia last Thursday to talk about the book he wrote on a family tragedy—the 1906 murder of his great grandmother at the hands of her husband.
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BOWLING GREEN—It may have been delayed by two weeks, but that didn’t seem to dowse the enthusiasm for the truck and tractor pull at the Pike County Fairgrounds.
The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation board said it was “saddened” that it “had to postpone the Rhythm in the Park event at this time. Because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Pike County the City of Bowling Green has determined that it would be in the best interest of the public t…
LOUISIANA – The Louisiana Community Betterment Association held its Twin Pike Photo Contest and Exhibition Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Twin Pike YMCA on Kelly Lane in Louisiana. This was the fifth year for the event, which is organized by the LCBA committee.
LOUISIANA – The group that would become Joyful Noise didn’t have a name when it gathered outside Centenary Methodist Church to sing Christmas songs more than a year ago.
BOWLING GREEN – Ready for spring? Why not get an early start and join the Pike County 4-H Council at its yearly “Springfest” on Sunday, March 1. It will be held at the Pike County Fairgrounds. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sandwich ticket also includes dessert and dri…
LOUISIANA – When Ronnie Stoops wrote the refrain for a song about his hometown, he didn’t realize that the old Champ Clark Bridge was not long for this world — and how prescient his lyrics would prove to be.
LOUISIANA – The Louisiana Community Betterment sponsored three Christmas activities this past weekend. The first was a Children’s Painting Class. The class was held at PCMH in the cafeteria on Saturday, Dec. 7. The class instructor was Bev Cogar. All the children had a wonderful time cre…
Boo: A terrifying pumpkin was one of the frightening figures secreted throughout the Louisiana Elks Lodge in the lead-up to Halloween. The haunted house was put on by the Buffalo Township and Louisiana fire departments.
LOUISIANA – Procrastinators beware: next year’s Colorfest is coming sooner than you think. If you were counting on 346 days until Louisiana’s premier autumnal event recurs, this is fair warning: you now have 322.
Carl and Judy Schmidt, of Louisiana, entertained crowds with traditional music at the 43rd annual Hannibal Folklife Festival Oct. 19. Pictured, from left, are Carl, guitarist Jeanne Murray of Quincy, Ill., Judy, and bassist David Parrish of Lewistown, Mo. The song the group played at the tim…
CLARKSVILLE – This year’s annual Clarksville Applefest offers an opportunity for the town to show off how far things have come since this year’s flooding swamped much of the town. Organizers of the event have laid out a crowded roster of events to greet them.
LOUISIANA – The Louisiana Community Betterment Association is sponsoring a Business Scarecrow Decorating Contest for any business in the Louisiana business community.
The internationally-known band Cornet Chop Suey performed a wide-ranging selection of jazz and other tunes during its annual performance Sept. 28 at the Apple Shed in Clarksville. More than 150 people were treated to tunes such as “Dipper Mouth Blues,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Blueberry Hill,” “…
BOWLING GREEN – Kimberly Niemeyer, a member of the Bowling Green FFA chapter will be on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 30-Nov. 2 during the 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.
Up and down the hill approaching Henderson Park, around the crown of Riverview Cemetery, and at scattered locations elsewhere around town Saturday, artists sat, trying to capture picturesque Louisiana scenes in the precious hours allotted to them as part of Golden Hills Plein Air.
ELSBERRY – Elsberry, Silex, and other Lincoln County residents have long known what the third weekend of September is: the Lincoln County Old Thresher’s Show! But now they can also bank on knowing what the last Saturday of September is: the Elsberry Fall Festival. The date for this year’s …
LOUISIANA – As of Monday evening, around 20 artists are signed up to paint Louisiana and its environs this weekend as part of Golden Hills of Louisiana Plein Air, the town’s annual open-air art event.
PERRY, MO. – Come set sail with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mark Twain Lake Sailing Association for a day of pirate fun on Saturday Sept. 21, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center on Mark Twain Lake.
Members of the Louisiana Garden Club awarded the Yard of the Month to Jack and Trina Sims for the month of August. Jack and Trina have maintained their beautiful yard at 2300 Georgia Street during the midst of all of the Georgia Street corridor construction. Jack and Trina enjoy sitting on t…
CLARKSVILLE – In “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” the denizens of the Hundred Acre Woods faced a problem the residents of eastern Pike County could sympathize with this spring: inexorably rising waters.
CLARKSVILLE – Friends of the Clarksville library gathered Sunday for an early celebration of the country’s birthday and of the library’s dedication 109 years ago.
CLARKSVILLE – Officers of the Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 were honored at the Department of Missouri Convention held from June 6 to June 9 in Springfield, Mo.
All local Vietnam Veterans will be honored on Saturday, March 30 with a recognition program and lunch at First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana. Reservations are not necessary. Pike County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is hosting the event for the veterans and their spouses,…
More than 30 vendors will be featured during the first Spring Fling Shopping Spree hosted by the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC).
The Frankford Rural Fire Department will be hosting its fifth annual Quarter Madness fund raiser on April 5th. This event promises to follow previous quarter madness events that have been held in the surrounding areas.