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PIKE COUNTY, Mo.—Pike County was chosen as one of the National Guard and Department of Health and Senior Services testing sites for the numerous drive-thru COVID-19 testing events that were organized.

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A series of public forums is planned for candidates seeking the office of Missouri 40th District state representative.

As required by the Missouri Public Service Commission, Ameren Missouri is providing notice to media members in its service territory of File No. EE-2020-0290 and File No. GE-2020-0291, which state that the company plans to reinstate reconnection and late payment fees on July 15, 2020 for lar…

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MEXICO—There has been some transportation impact because of decreased passenger and commercial traffic, said Paula Gough, MoDOT Northeast district engineer, during the Highway 54 Coalition meeting last week.

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BOWLING GREEN—It my have happened a bit later than planned, but Bowling Green’s pool opened during a beautiful day Friday.

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BOWLING GREEN—“Andy” Amelung began working at MeMe’s Pantry in Bowling Green, Mo., 20 years ago. This is her last week on the job.

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More than 100 people gathered in Louisiana for social justice

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BOWLING GREEN—After learning that Gov. Mike Parson authorized the opening of municipal pools, the Bowling Green City Council gave the OK to open the city’s pool next week.

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BOWLING GREEN—Five members of the Bowling Green R-I School system were recognized for their years of service to the community and the schools during the Bowling Green School Board meeting last Tuesday.

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LOUISIANA—They came in twos and threes, sometimes in groups slightly larger. The 2020 graduating class of Louisiana High School pulled into the school’s parking lot a little before 2 p.m. on Saturday and prepared for a parade through town to mark their transition as graduating seniors.

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BOWLING GREEN—Pike County residents streamed to the polls Tuesday to make their voices heard by voting.

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HANNIBAL—Pike County Route P is currently closed at the levee due to flooding of the Mississippi River. Motorists will need to use alternate routes.

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On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at approximately 5:44 p.m., the Pike County Central Dispatch received a call from a motorist who reported that while he was traveling southbound near Bowling Green, a gold/copper colored vehicle displaying a light on the side of the vehicle (possibly a spotlight) an…

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BOWLING GREEN—The Cancer Memorial Park board decided recently to make the annual Memorial Day Service a virtual service. They are going to post the service live to their Facebook page Monday, May 25 starting at 9 a.m.

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The Louisiana Area Historical Museum at 304 Georgia Street has postponed the May 23 opening of its summer season because of ongoing concerns about COVID-19.

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PIKE COUNTY, Mo.—The Pike Health Department was notified of the first death of a Pike County resident because of COVID-19 on May 8. The resident was an elderly female. She tested positive for COVID-19 on April 24, 2020.

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As the June 2 General Municipal Election in Pike County approaches, many voters are concerned about CoVid-19 safety at the polls.

BOWLING GREEN—During the school board meeting in mid-April, Bowling Green R-1 School Superintendent Matt Frederickson thanked the board for their frugalness when it came to the school budget, because it set the school system up for success in the coming academic years.

BOWLING GREEN—Three positions on the school board were up for election this year said, President Bob Kirkpatrick. All three of the incumbents agreed to serve on the board again for another year. They are: Roger Colebert, Holly Delgman and Kirkpatrick.

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BOWLING GREEN—Although the parking lot parade had to be cancelled because of rain, the storm cleared just in time to allow Bowling Green High School seniors to swing by the school to pick up their caps and gowns.

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JEFFERSON CITY—During Monday’s COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Mike Parson announced the first phase of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan outlining how Missouri will gradually begin to reopen economic and social activity on Monday, May 4, 2020.

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Editor's note: After this article went to press, Bowling Green High School announced some updates for its graduation plans. Below, is the newest information provided.

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Pike County has now seen evidence of community spread of COVID-19 in two cases. Community spread means people have been infected in an area, such as a county, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. Pike County Health Department staff has begun contact investigatio…

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BOWLING GREEN—Schools are closed, businesses are closed or operating on reduced hours and staff, and that leaves a lot of people with idle time on their hands.