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Little Mr. and Miss Colorfest crowned

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm

The 2014 Little Mr. and Miss Colorfest were crowned in ceremonies at Louisiana’s annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 17. They are Davyon Blackwell, the son of Davy and Megan Blackwell, of Bowling Green and MacKinley Baker, daughter of Tyler and Ashley Baker, of Louisiana. For lots of more Colorfest photos, see the Oct. 22 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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IndianHawks win, Louisiana loses

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Final scores for Friday, Oct. 17: Clopton-Elsberry-20, Wright City-0. Highland-29, Louisiana-14. For details and photos, see the Oct. 22 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • State bumps grain haul weight limits 10 percent

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Due to the bumper crop of corn and soybeans in Missouri and recent rains which interrupted harvest, MoDOT and Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday, Oct. 16 that grain trucks will be allowed to haul 10 percent more than their licensed weight. The heavier loads will not be allowed on Missouri interstates but will be on all other roads and highways. However, all posted weight limits for bridges must be adhered

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  • Citations, possible lawsuit next steps in building dispute

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    The City of Louisiana and downtown building owner Doug Dempsey have both said they don’t want their dispute over his structure at 314 Georgia Street to end up in a lawsuit. But Dempsey said Tuesday, Oct. 14 that legal action is very likely after learning the city plans to start issuing him citations for not following building codes. He also said he is being unfairly singled out for punishment and

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The Louisiana Lady Bulldogs pose with their second place district plaque on Saturday, Oct. 11. They are: from left, top row, Olivia Capstick, Molly Ross, Allison Lawson, Alichia Johnson, Katie Blackwell, Samantha Henderson, Janel Lindsay, Elise Dewey, Macie Crane, Taylor Cunningham, Carley Maschmeier. Front row, Raelee Burse, Morgan Murry, Kaitlyn VanHooser, Ashley Martin, Madison Dolbeare, Samantha Pedersen and Savanna Burnett.

Lady Bulldogs lose district crown in tight game

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:13 am

The Louisiana Lady Bulldogs came close to winning the district softball championship for the second year in a row on Saturday, Oct. 11 but came up just short against Bowling Green. The Lady Bulldogs came in second in the district tournament and ended the year with their heads high and a 13-11 record. Bowling Green-2 Louisiana-1 “We also hit the ball well, but just right to Bowling Green,” said Louisiana

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  • IndianHawks win, Bulldogs lose

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    The Clopton-Elsberry IndianHawks won a thriller with a goal-line stand at the gun and beat VarFar, 14-12 on Friday, Oct. 10. Louisiana didn’t fare as well, losing 44-20 to Macon. For more on the games, see the Oct. 15 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Louisiana softball team wins pair, hosts districts

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Senior night

The Louisiana softball team seniors and their parents were honored at the Oct. 6 game against Brookfield. The seniors are: front row, from left, Kaitlyn Vanhooser, Samantha Pedersen, Ashley Martin, Morgan Murry, Madison Dolbeare, Savanna Burnett. 
The parents in the second row are: Reesa and Scott VanHooser, Teresa and Craig Pedersen, Laura and Will Martin, Anne and Russell Murry, Jessica and Rodney Dolbeare, Theresa Woods, Mike Burnett and Lisa Branham.

    The Louisiana Lady Bulldogs ended their regular season with two close wins last week and got good momentum going into the district playoffs, which they will host. Louisiana is now 12-10 for the season. Louisiana-2 Brookfield-1 The Lady Bulldogs won on a walk-off RBI single by Kaitlyn VanHooser at home on Monday, Oct. 6 on Senior Night. “It was a great game from both teams,” said Louisiana Head Coach Bill

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Samuel Timothy Parsons

Area Births

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:08 am

Neal and Brittany Parsons of Louisiana, would like to announce the birth of their son, Samuel “Sammy” Timothy Parsons. He was born on June 10, 2014 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. At birth he weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the grandson of Dennis and Brenda Parsons of Clarksville and Tim and Debbie Geary of Eolia. He is the great grandson of

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  • Cyclists boosting arts, sports visit Louisiana en route to New Orleans

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Mark Brown plays the piano bike while, from left, Jules Cunningham, Sam Genon and Marty Stano listen on Georgia Street in downtown Louisiana.

    An Englishman in a canoe during the winter, a Captain America character in the grueling summer and Indians in the fall have all traversed through the Louisiana area in recent years in a trek down the Mississippi for one cause or another. But perhaps the most unique group traveling from the Minnesota headwaters to New Orleans pedaled through Louisiana last Thursday, Oct. 9 on a contraption designed to attract contributions

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  • Clopton Homecoming Court

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Clopton Court
The 2014 Clopton High School Homecoming Court is as follows: from left, sophomores Ashtyn Lagemann and Stephen Talbert, seniors Sierra Smith and Michael Werkmeister, juniors Luke Adams and Ashley Ray, freshmen Matt Klopcic and Katelynn Hammett. The queen and king of the court will be named at halftime of the annual homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 10 versus VanFar.

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Country Soul
Local band Country Soul, shown above during a recent performance, will be on hand for alumni activities on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Louisiana Alumni & Friends holding events Saturday during Colorfest

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm

The Louisiana Alumni & Friends Association will host several events during the Country Colorfest. Anyone who has attended school in Louisiana, taught, or is a friend of the district is invited to attend. On Saturday, Oct. 18, an open house is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. at Louisiana High School. This is also open to all persons who have attended Louisiana schools and friends. Attendees will be able to visit with

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  • Calumet United Fund ice cream social set

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The United Fund of Calumet will host its annual Ice Cream Social Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Apple Shed in Clarksville. Various flavors of home-made ice cream, including vanilla, blackberry, peach, strawberry, caramel, chocolate, Heath bar, and more will be served with cake and other desserts. These can all be enjoyed while listening to music performed by local artists. Each year during the event, United

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  • Sheriff’s office issues ice bucket challenge

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:32 am

    After being challenged by members of the Pike County Ambulance, The Pike County Sheriffs Office employees fulfilled their ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) challenge, to both raise awareness of the disease and to help raise money to defeat the disease. The employees completed their challenge with the help of the Bowling Green Fire Department. The employees nominated the following agencies to complete the challenge; Pike County Children’s Division, Pike County, IL

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