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Fifth Gear sold to Texas firm

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Shipping firm Fifth Gear, which has two major plants in Louisiana, has been sold to Speed Commerce Inc., of Dallas, Texas. The sale for $55 million in cash and stock considerations was announced Monday, Nov. 24 in a press release. Neither Fifth Gear or Speed Commerce corporate media representatives returned phone calls to the Press-Journal by deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 25. “They’ve said they have every intention of staying,” Louisiana

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Workers built forms for concrete last week as work on the new pool at the YMCA progressed. Workers at the bottom of the photo are building the form for the long, sloping pool entrance for disabled people.

Aquatic center taking shape

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Excavation is almost complete for the new indoor pool at the Twin Pike Family YMCA in Louisiana and the project is on schedule. “We’re hoping for a July 1 completion date,” said YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison last week. “They’re working hard in the cold weather.” Once Love and Sons of Louisiana is done with the excavation, windows will be set and a large tarp will be placed upon the

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  • Louisiana man gets nine years in prison

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Bruce Steward

    Bruce Steward, 40, of Louisiana, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute it and endangering a child. Steward was one of 11 people arrested in June during a drug warrant sweep in Pike County. For the full story, see the Nov. 26 issue of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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Louisiana Middle School teams busy

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

The Louisiana Middle School basketball teams have started their seasons. All of the games are scheduled to be completed by Saturday, Dec. 20 prior to the holiday break. Here are the results so far: Girls 8th grade Palmyra-45 Louisiana-43 The Lady Bulldogs lost the game by two points in the final seconds after a valiant effort on Thursday, Nov. 20. The girls improved on facets like rebounding and pushing the

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  • Louisiana teams win season openers

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:05 am

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    The Louisiana Bulldogs varsity boys basketball team easily beat the Pleasant Hill Wolves, 75-34, in the first game of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The Lady Bulldogs destroyed Wright City, 46-20 on the road. For the full stories and photos, see the Dec. 3 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Martin signs with Hannibal-LaGrange

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Pictured with Shaylen Martin for her signing are front row from left: Shane Martin (father), Martin and DeeDee Martin (mother); back row from left: Shayla Cox (HLGU Assistant Coach), Matt Cannon and Dan Hurst (HLGU Head Coach).

    The Hannibal-LaGrange softball program is happy to announce the signing of Shaylen Noelle Martin from Clarksville. Martin will graduate from Clopton High School this spring. “Shaylen is a great student and has the potential to be a successful softball player at HLGU,” commented Head HLGU Softball Coach Dan Hurst.  “We are excited to add her to our program.” Along with consistently being a member of the Clopton High’s A and

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Ali Love

Ali Love turns two

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Ali Lillian Love, daughter of Rob and Lisa Love, turned two on June 26. She celebrated her birthday on June 28 at Party Time in Wentzville. Ali treated her friends to a Sesame Street party. Pizza, cake, ice cream and soda were served to all the children. They also received treat bags with coins to play at Party Time. The children attending were cousins Matthew and Abbi Tranor, Sisaleigh and

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  • Overlook Farm complex rebounding from catastrophic restaurant blaze

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Overlook Farm Director of Operations Tom Vogt stands inside Avalon Hall, which will offer weekend meals starting Friday, Nov. 28.

    Last April when Nathalie Pettus pondered the smoldering remains of her Clarksville Restaurant, the Station, she was already thinking about what could rise from the ashes. Pettus initially envisioned a new restaurant and gift shop, until she realized that would cost $2 million. So the Clarksville area’s largest private employer decided on a different tact tied to Pike County’s seasonal businesses. That’s how the Courtyard Restaurant came about, which just

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  • Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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  • LHS presents Beauty and the Beast

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    LHS Beauty and the Beast

    Members of the Louisiana High School’s cast of “Beauty and the Beast” were busy praciticing a fight scene last week in preparation for this weekend’s performances. About 25 students will present the play at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15. Tickets are available at the door and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Headed to Nashville: Country musicians with local ties to compete

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Rhett Roberson, left and Brendan Roberson, right, make up The Brothers Roberson and will soon be playing in Nashville at a national competition.

    The Brothers Roberson came in second in the Country Showdown competition in Nashville in 2012 and are hoping to land the $100,000 grand prize when they compete again in the showdown on Jan. 21. Brendan Roberson, 25, and Rhett Roberson, 28, both call Springfield home. But Brendan works weekdays at J&D Auto and Tire in Louisiana for Jim Gott Jr., who is engaged to his mother, Angie Korte, of Louisiana.

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