LOUISIANA – Its good to have options — but it doesn’t always make things easy.
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.
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 …
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…
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.
LOUISIANA – Republicans of Pike County met Sept. 5 at Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana. Dorothy Sisson gave the blessing and Dan Turner led the Pledge of Allegiance. All enjoyed a carry-in meal.
The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding.
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.
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.
HANNIBAL – A shelter and provider of other support for abused women in Pike County and other parts of northeast Missouri is looking for donors to help it take advantage of more than $40,000 in tax credits.
LOUISIANA – Two American Legion Post 370 members and two Auxiliary members gave a flag presentation at the Louisiana Elementary School on Friday, Aug. 30.
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…
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.
BOWLING GREEN—If you’re looking for an applicable civics lesson in this community, then you need go no farther than the Bowling Green Middle School.
BOWLING GREEN—If you see Pike County Prosecutor Alex Ellison out running, know that he’s doing it to train for a half-marathon.
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?
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…
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 – Through the efforts of a group of locals, young children in and around Louisiana will be able to get a free book each month through a program started by the iconic country star Dolly Parton.
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.
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.
BOWLING GREEN—About 50 students showed up to the music room Monday at the Bowling Green R-I campus to start practices for the marching band.
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.