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Newly elected Louisiana city council members Tom Carter, Don Oakley Lori Helkey, Chuck Hoffman, and Mayor Bart Niedner take their oath of office at the Monday, April 14 board meeting.

Louisiana City Council ponders wage increase for police force

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Louisiana City Council member Sal Pollice introduced a proposal to increase city police wages at the Monday, April 14 meeting in order to keep officers longer. “Five of the last eight left for financial reasons,” over less than four years, Pollice said. “We have not been competitive,” with salaries. Pollice and Police Chief Rich Hughes researched area law enforcement salaries and found out why Louisiana officers have been leaving for

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Buffalo Township United Fund kicks off annual drive for area agencies

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm

The Buffalo Township United Fund (BTUF) kicked off its annual drive for 14 local area agencies last week with a goal of reaching $35,000. The BTUF gathered $28,000 last year, short of its goal, but still well-needed funds for the agencies that range from Girl Scouts to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and the Louisiana Area Historical Museum. The year got off to a good start when Charlie and Mary

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  • New Louisiana mayor, council promise openness

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Outgoing Louisiana Mayor Tom Wallace gave outgoing city council members, from left, Larry White, Jim Wood and Monroe Elliott certificates of appreciation at their last meeting on Monday, April 14.

    Louisiana’s new city council members and Mayor Bart Niedner promised more transparent governing after being sworn in on Monday, April 14. They also outlined initial priorities for the city. Those priorities included economic development, infrastructure and beautification among others. “The top thing for me is to empower you,” Niedner told the board. Louisiana government has swung too far toward the authority of the mayor, Niedner said, and the council should

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  • Buffalo Township United Fund kicks off campaign

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

    The Buffalo Township United Fund kicked off its 2014 campaign at a special breakfast held at the Seton Center on Thursday, April 10. Charlie and Mary Perkins of Trailerman Trailers immediately donated $5,000 to the fund that goes to all local organizations, like Head Start, Kids in Motion and the Pike County Council on Aging. No donated money leaves the area and administrative costs are less than one percent. The

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Sports

Bulldogs discus thrower Drake DeTienne let go a heave of 72 feet, 7 inches during the meet at Pittsfield.

Louisiana tracksters conquer Illinois

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Don’t be surprised if you see a sign at the foot of the Champ Clark Bridge soon that says “Louisiana High School track teams forbidden to enter Illinois.” With 13 first-place, four second-place and one third-place finish, the Louisiana High track teams dominated all-Illinois competition at the Tom Johnson Invitational held Wednesday, April 9 at Pittsfield High. The Bulldogs took the first place trophy with 141 points, easily outdistancing runner-up

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  • Hot bats, great pitching result in more victories for powerful Bulldogs

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm

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    Timely hitting and outstanding pitching have produced an 8-1 season record the Louisiana Bulldogs baseball team so far. In last week’s action: Louisiana-27 Clark County-0 This would have been a big score for a football team as the Bulldogs did everything right at home on Monday, April 7 against the Indians. Louisiana erupted for 18 runs in the fourth inning to invoke the 10-run rule for the five inning game.

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  • Clopton track squads win medals at Hannibal

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    The Clopton High School Track team opened the season at the Hannibal Pirate Relays on Saturday, March 29 with a strong showing. For the girls team; sophomore Jaime Denslow medaled third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 14.29 seconds. The 4×100 relay squad medaled third with a time of 56.48, and the 4×200 team medaled third with a time of 1:58.58. Both relay teams are made up

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Lifestyles

Louisiana Rotary presents peace scholars

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm

The Louisiana Rotary Club, under the leadership of President Bart Niedner, hosted two World Peace Scholars this week as they presented programs on bullying prevention and peace building to local student leaders in Louisiana. These internationally-trained peace-builders provided inspiring, world-class training in peace-building to the students.  The opportunity for local youth to meet and work with these impressive individuals who have dedicated their lives to world peace was unparalleled. In

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  • Buffalo Township United Fund kicks off campaign

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

    The Buffalo Township United Fund kicked off its 2014 campaign at a special breakfast held at the Seton Center on Thursday, April 10. Charlie and Mary Perkins of Trailerman Trailers immediately donated $5,000 to the fund that goes to all local organizations, like Head Start, Kids in Motion and the Pike County Council on Aging. No donated money leaves the area and administrative costs are less than one percent. The

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  • Honor came as surprise to her, but not to others

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

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    Mary Perkins was surprised when the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce named her Citizen of the Year. But it wasn’t surprising to many in the audience who know what she did to deserve it. When Perkins and husband Charlie Perkins moved here in 1995 and started Trailerman Trailers they made a pact. “We said we would give back to the community every year from a certain percentage of our profits,” Mary

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Entertainment

Even when I’m gone I’m not far away by Denny Hollingsworth

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Have you ever known anyone with The Right Stuff? I have; several people come to mind. First, it was the Bishop’s Boys, the Wright brothers, later the Spirit of St. Louis himself, Lucky Lindy, and of course Buzz Aldrin. I’ve been honored to have many intrepid friends including William Stephenson, Robert Lee Scott, James N. Rowe, Eddie Rickenbacker, Eric Haney and Hall Moore. You wouldn’t believe what I’ve experienced. Davy,

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  • Native American Quilts program presented at DAR meeting

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Quilts designed and made by Native Americans are beautiful and unique. Sue Warzocha, Associate Member of Pike County Chapter NSDAR, told of the history of their quilt-making at the April 2 meeting of the chapter at her home in Louisiana. The quilts are not only used for bedding and sitting, but are important to the ceremonies and traditions of many different tribes. Information about quilting came to the tribes through

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  • Alliance Art Gallery to feature the work of Cindy Dietrich Logan

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    The Alliance Art Gallery in Hannibal will feature the work of Cindy Dietrich Logan from March 23 through May 4. Raised in Texas, Logan now resides in Louisiana and her work reflects the lush beauty of the Mississippi River basin. She works in a variety of mediums, including pastels, acrylics, and watercolors to capture the natural beauty of this area. Logan received a B.A. in art, English and secondary education

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