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LOUISIANA – Massman Construction expects to begin explosive demolitions of the now-closed Old Champ Clark Bridge in mid-to-late October, a company representative said last week.

LOUISIANA – The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a one-car crash west of Louisiana last Friday evening destroyed a car but left its driver with only minor injuries.

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Update: After this article was published in print and online, MoDOT announced that the work had been delayed to later next week and the week after. Pike County Route H will be closed on Sept. 19 and 20. Pike Country Route D will be closed Sept. 23-25. The article has been changed to reflect …

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Namesake: Larry Twellman, left, Brent Engel and Marisa Ellison stand behind the sign that had once been attached to the old Champ Clark Bridge. MoDOT donated the sign to the Champ Clark House to be displayed along with its other historical artifacts. Champ and his wife, Genevieve, moved into…

LOUISIANA – The Buffalo Township United Fund (BTUF) applied for and was recently awarded a local Community Grant from Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation. 

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A sense of relief: The East Central Board of Realtors presented a generous donation to the City of Clarksville in the amount of $500 to be used for flood disaster relief. Mayor Jo Anne Smiley is shown accepting the check on behalf of the city from Kevin Jayne, a realtor in Chesterfield, Mo.

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LOUISIANA – One-thousand-forty-one miles so far; 1,333 miles to go. Not quite halfway on their trip from the headwaters to the mouth of the Mississippi River, a pair of travelers found themselves in Louisiana last Wednesday.

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CLARKSVILLE – The Clarksville Board of Alderman heard the broad outline how its new water tower will come to be at its Aug. 22 board meeting.

BOWLING GREEN – The board responsible for public funding for services for people with developmental disabilities in Pike County took a first look at the  organization’s strategic direction at a meeting on Aug. 20.

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BOWLING GREEN – A car was totaled but its driver only slightly injured in a crash the morning of Saturday, Aug. 31, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

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CLARKSVILLE – Hwy. 79 south of Louisiana will be reduced to one lane for much of the next month, while crews from Magruder Paving repave that stretch of road.

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Update: Since this article was published in the Aug. 28 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal, the possible date of closure of the old Champ Clark Bridge to traffic has been delayed twice. The most recent information from MoDOT suggests the closure will happen on Tuesday, Sept. 3, "if the w…

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FRANKFORD – A Bowling Green man was injured when his car struck a tree Friday afternoon, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

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NEW HARTFORD – Cecil Harness, 21, of New Hartford, Mo., was seriously injured by a car crash on the night of Thursday, Aug. 22.

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LOUISIANA – Elks Lodge No. 791 in Louisiana welcomed veterans from relatively near and relatively far Saturday for their Annual Clarence Luebrecht Veterans Appreciation Hog Roast.

VANDALIA – Agape House of Vandalia board members met in regular session at the guesthouse Tuesday, Aug. 20, and learned that Elwood LaRue is resigning as a board member following eight years of service. His resignation was accepted with regret.

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LOUISIANA – Communities across Pike County are coming to terms with the same question: how far are they willing to go to preserve residents’ ability to recycle close to home?

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LOUISIANA – A new bid for federal money for a new lane on Hwy. 54 includes a proposal to lay broadband as part of the construction process

WHITESIDE – Clarksville VFW 4610 and Auxiliary held a special dedication and presentation ceremony at the Whiteside School House on Monday, Aug. 5.  Americanism Chair Joanne Hammuck was the emcee for the event. The opening prayer was given by VFW Post Chaplain, Rev. Al Boatman. A special rea…

LOUISIANA – An expedition down the length of the Mississippi River is expected to reach Louisiana, Mo., next Wednesday.

BOWLING GREEN – The board of the Cancer Memorial Park announced the first Celebration of Life event to be held in Bowling Green on the evening of Friday, Sept. 13. The event will include a dinner for cancer survivors hosted by the First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green and a luminary ser…

Keeping Pike County Post-ed: Members of Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 and Auxiliary wear shirts marking their success meeting a membership goal. Seated, left to right: Jay Smith, Herbert Everett, Mary Tarpein,Helen Riffle. Back Row: Shelly McBride, Rev. Al Boatman, Robert LaForte, Carol…

NEW LONDON – The Missouri Department of Transportation, working with a local citizen’s advisory group, will make short-term safety improvements at the median crossover intersection of U.S. Route 61 and Route A in New London.

LOUISIANA – In case you missed out last month, Buffalo Township United Fund (BTUF) will again be selling delicious Shakespeare’s Pizzas as a fundraiser.  Come to the Farmer’s Market in Sunset Park in Louisiana on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and buy some great-tasting pizzas while helping support 14 d…

BOWLING GREEN – After an initial letting failed to produce any bids for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s old Bowling Green facility, MoDOT is taking another run at finding a new owner.

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BOWLING GREEN—The warning sign on the lunchroom door about asbestos removal might have given some people pause, but to the staff of the R-I school campus, it’s a welcome sight.

LOUISIANA – A Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery center will provide a sort of one-stop shop for locals looking for help getting back on their feet after this spring and summer's flooding starting this weekend.

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ASHBURN, Mo.—There was a lot of good natured ribbing going on as shooters lined up to take their turn shooting at paper targets set high on the hill next to the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department building Sunday.