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Bowling Green man drowns after canoe flips

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:40 pm

A Bowling Green man drowned on Thursday, April 17 when the canoe he was in tipped over, according to Sheriff Stephen Korte. The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 12:43 p.m. that a canoe had flipped over on a private lake west of Curryville and that only one of the two occupants had surfaced.  The caller was on the bank of the lake fishing and observed the canoe flip.

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Clarksville leak loses water, board members sworn in

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm

A persistent leak that water officials had trouble finding lost 900,000 gallons of treated water from the Clarksville system. The cost of the leakage is still unknown, according to Clarksville Utilities System Operator Kathy Weiss. “We found the leak on Virginia Street,” Weiss told the Clarksville Board of Aldermen on Thursday, April 17. A service line into a home was leaking into a nearby creek, causing a town reservoir to

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  • Four injured in weekend crash

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Four people from Illinois were injured in a Saturday, April 19  crash on Pike County Road 206 near Annada. Taken to area hospitals were Paully Carlton, Dana Church, Ellana Fredericks, all of Quincy, Ill.,  and driver Christopher Humberg, of Boling Brook, Ill. Humberg’s 2001 Dodge Charger hit a culvert and overturned at 4:10 a.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. See the April 23 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal

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  • Pike-Lincoln Tech rebuilding slated for May

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

    The rebuilding of the burned down Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia could start the first week in May if the weather permits according to Pike County R-III (Clopton) Schools Superintendent Mark Harvey. The Clopton School Board picked the low bid of just under $3.5 million from Layneco Construction Services, of O’Fallon. Phase one plans call for a new main building to house nursing, computer and technical classes. A second shop

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Louisiana track squads soaring; Castiglia breaks school record

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm

The Louisiana High School boys track team won the Jerry Ball Invitational at Culver-Stockton College in Canton on Tuesday, April 15. The girls team score was unavailable. The boys also  came in first at the Wright City Wildcat Invitational on Thursday, April 17. The girls team came in fifth. Senior Tristan Castiglia set the school record in the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 7 1/2 inches at

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  • Louisiana tracksters conquer Illinois

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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

    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


    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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Pickle in peril: Youngster publishes book with a humorous look at a pickle

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm

“The Life and Death of Patrick the Pickle” had such a good ring to it that Riley Perrine felt compelled to use it as the title for his recently published children’s book. The Louisiana Elementary School fifth grader reasoned he could have called the protagonist “Peter the Pickle” or “Paul the Pickle” but it just didn’t fit. So Perrine stayed with his title, which pretty much explains the story, although

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  • 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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Historical society learns about Louisiana’s Mesker Buildings

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Downtown Louisiana has the sixth largest number of Mesker buildings in the United States and Chuck Hoffman told the Pike County Historical Society why that is important at the April 15 meeting at Seton Hall in Louisiana. The Mesker Iron Works was started by German immigrants in Cincinnati, Ohio and then in St. Louis. They produced decorative metal facades for wooden buildings and produced a catalog in 1884. The buildings

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  • 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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