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Meth bust leads to human remains

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Police responding to a Louisiana man who said he was being harassed ending up arresting him for methamphetamine and allegedly found human remains in his vehicle. Responding officers suspected Robert James Lee II, 39, was under the influence of methamphetamine because of his behavior, according to Pike County Circuit Court records. He was arrested shortly thereafter on Tuesday, Sept. 23 when officers allegedly found meth inside his home. Officers then

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Man gets 10 years for meth

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:04 am

A man arrested in Eolia last November with three ounces of methamphetamine and chemicals to make more has been sentenced to prison. George D. Mathes, who last lived in Louisiana, was given 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty in Pike County Circuit Court earlier this week. For the full story, see the Oct. 1 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Clark Bridge to close Oct. 6-10 for repairs

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:34 am

    The frail and 86-year-old Champ Clark Bridge across the Mississippi River at Louisiana will close for repairs Oct. 6-10, according to MoDOT. Weather permitting, contractor Concrete Strategies of St. Louis will close the bridge at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 6 and reopen it some time on Friday, Oct. 10, MoDOT said. That will allow traffic to cross the bridge on the way to the Applefest in Clarksville on Saturday,

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  • Champ Clark Bridge to close Oct. 6-10 for repairs

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Weather permitting, MoDOT plans to close the Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River at Louisiana from 6 a.m., Monday, Oct. 6 to some time on Friday, Oct. 10. That will allow motorists to use the bridge to attend the Saturday, Oct. 11 Applefest in Clarksville. The bridge is closing for expansion joint repairs, MoDOT said. For the full story, see the Sept. 24 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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Bulldogs, IndianHawks defeated

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 10:38 am

The scores from Friday, Sept. 26 games: Palmyra-22, Louisiana-6. Montgomery County-34, Clopton-Elsberry-16.

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  • Bulldogs suffer rough homecoming

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:55 am

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    The Brookfield Bulldogs didn’t let up just because it was the opposition’s homecoming on Friday, Sept. 19 and walloped the Louisiana Bulldogs 62-14. Brookfield scored 35 points in the first 10 minutes, putting the game away before the first quarter was over at Cunningham Field. Brookfield had 493 yards of offense. “I was very disappointed in our defensive play,” said Louisiana Head Coach Greg Purdum. “I was very impressed with

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  • Bulldogs clawed by Monroe City on the road

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:21 am

    The Louisiana Bulldogs showed improvement but still had trouble stopping the run in a 52-22 loss on the road Friday, Sept. 12 against the Monroe City Panthers. The Bulldogs are now 0-4 on the season. Louisiana actually outrushed the Panthers with 388 yards in 55 attempts but Monroe City ran for 387 yards on just 32 carries. “Cody Brown ran the ball very well but we gave up too many

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Classmates from Pleasant Hill Class of 1964 are (L-R): Ron Hannel, Bob Robertson, Bob Reed, Mike Webster, Charollette (Daniels) Hirst, Rachel (Suhling) Asmus, Larry Forgey, Sharon (Wineland) VanDyne, Donna (Johnson) Lamme, John Garoutte, Evelyn (Dwyer) Pearson, Kenneth Connner,  Carolyne (Conner) Puskas, Susie (Wykoff) Edwards, Cathy (Grammer) Ottwell, Stan Kuck, Jim Howland, Bob Kelly, Denny Wombles.

Pleasant Hill class gathers to celebrate 50th reunion

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:37 am

The Pleasant Hill class of 1964 celebrated their 50th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Pikers in Louisiana. Thirty-four classmates and guests were in attendance  to have a meal, get reacquainted, share memories, catch up on each other’s lives and exchange information. A Memory Board was created by Charollette and Carl Hirst honoring the classmates lost through the years, totaling one-fourth of the class, namely; Gerald Anderson, Carolyn (Butler) Kirby,

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  • Louisiana Homecoming queen and king crowned

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 9:51 am


    Ashley Martin was named the Louisiana High School Homecoming Queen and Elijah Oblinger was named king during halftime ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 19. For more, see the Sept. 24 issue of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Pike County author draws on tough times for newly published novel

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:09 am

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    Although it’s not purely autobiographical, the new book “Southern Passage” by Pike County author Jim Yonker is based on his time dealing with racism in southern railway yards during his youth. Yonker lives outside Bowling Green and “developed the writing bug,” right after retiring from the parole office at Northeast Correction Center in Bowling Green about eight years ago. Yonker set up the office in 1998 and decided to stay

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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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  • Arts Council event featured Ingram

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Debra Ingram performs at a recent Raintree Arts  Council event.

    Raintree Arts Council presented a stirring concert by well known local artist Debra Ingram and guest Jennifer Eisenhower.  Saturday night’s performance at Bowling Green High School gave the audience soaring vocals of contemporary country, gospel and old standards. Volunteers manned the tables for the refreshment served at intermission. Missouri Arts Council provided financial assistance for the performance.

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