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Bond issue not needed to meet Louisiana clean water deadline

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:52 am

Fears that Louisiana would have to ram through an April bond issue to meet federal clear water demands were relieved at a special city council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15. City officials learned from an engineer and financial consultant Steve Goehl that it could issue certificates of participation to get the funding for the project to meet an October deadline. Mark Bross, of Klingner Engineering estimated the certificates could be

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Louisiana woman, Hannibal man arrested for selling morphine

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 10:27 am

Malarie St. Clair, 26, of rural Louisiana and Donald Kamrowski, 48, of Hannibal, have been arrested for allegedly selling morphine near a school to an undercover drug informant on the parking lot of Hardee’s on Monday, Jan. 19, according to Pike County Court records. Both were incarcerated at the Pike County jail on Thursday, Jan. 22 on bonds of $50,000 apiece. They were arraigned in Pike County Circuit Court on

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  • Clarksville trying new angle for floodwall funding

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:24 am

    The City of Clarksville is trying to land a federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant to build a $3.5 million floodwall to protect downtown. After trying to find the funding for a mobile floodwall in various governmental pockets, Mayor JoAnne Smiley said at the Thursday, Jan. 15 Board of Aldermen meeting that it could be the city’s best chance. “We’ve knocked on every door we can knock on and

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  • Louisiana woman charged with smuggling pot into jail

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 7:13 am

    A rural Louisiana woman was arrested for allegedly trying to sneak marijuana into the Pike County jail on Saturday, Jan. 17, according to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. Heather M. Stoops, 37, was stopped on Hwy. NN and allegedly found to be in misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Once in the jail, another bag of marijuana was allegedly found on Stoops and she was charged with felony possession of drugs in

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Abricion Ivey (5) drives to the basket against Clark County on Jan. 13.

Louisiana Bulldogs keep on winning

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:55 am

The Louisiana Bulldogs won two games last week and are now 10-2 on the year. Louisiana-69 Barat Acad.-56 Senior guard Elijah Oblinger drained nine three-pointers for all of his 27 points at Barat Academy on Friday, Jan. 16. He added two rebounds. Oblinger and the rest of the Bulldogs got out to a 28-24 lead at the half. Louisiana went on a 20-11 run in the third quarter to create

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  • Louisiana considering girls swim team

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

    With the aquatic center making progress at the Twin Pike Family YMCA, Louisiana High School (LHS) is considering a girls swim team. The Louisiana R-II school board decided Tuesday, Jan. 20 to send a survey to eighth through twelfth grade girls to see if there is interest. The team would swim in the winter and could draw from area towns, according to preliminary ideas projected by LHS Activities Director Curtis

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  • Louisiana boys win, girls lose

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:31 am


    The Louisiana Bulldogs beat Clark County at home on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 63-57. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Clark County, 56-23. For photos and results of all this week’s games, see the Jan. 21 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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Amanda Kriger

Clopton exchange student’s dream comes true with time in America

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Clopton High Rotary Exchange student Amanda Kriger loves everything about her new school, family and friends in eastern Pike County, with one notable exception. “It’s so cold,” she said last week on a 15 degree day. “I like the snow, but I don’t like the cold.” That’s to be expected from someone who lives in a country where the temperature often hovers around 100 degrees. Kriger, 16,  hails from Francisco

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  • Hall of famer

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 9:33 am

    William Luke

    Clarksville schools graduate William Luke has been named to the Village of Homewood Hall of Fame in suburban Chicago. He taught in the town’s school system for 39 years and was the head of the music department. He was also the choir director at the St. Paul Community Church in Homewood from 1957 to 1999.  He is the brother of Francis Luke, of Clarksville.

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  • Ince family continues Christmas tradition

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    The children of the late Ralph and Darlene Ince continued their parents’ tradition of holding their Christmas family get-together in the First Christian Church fellowship hall the Saturday following Christmas.  There were  57 in attendance from 11 communities in four states. Those from Missouri who attended were Paul Ince and William, Jada and Meghan O’Donnell from St. Charles; Nathan, Lisa, Joel and Gracie O’Donnell of St. Robert; Michael, Dawn, Ben,

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Contest winners announced

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm

The Louisiana Community Betterment Committee has announced the winners of the city-wide Christmas/holiday decoration contest. According to the Louisiana Community Betterment Committee, the winners are as follows. In the residential category, first prize is awarded to Mike and Glenda Sherman at 811 N. 8th St.; second prize is awarded to  Kenny and Lil Peabody at 1811 Michael Drive; and third prize is awarded to Rodney and Diane Todd at 411

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  • Fall banquet, fashion show held

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    NEMOCC fashion show

    The Northeast Missouri Clergy Coalition held its 13th annual banquet and fashion show recently at Clopton High School. Approximately 125 people attended the banquet. At left are some of the models who participated in the fashion show. They are from left: Holly Rey, Christina Laney, Kayla Barogiola, Rylee Sullivan, Megan Barogiola and Cara Craig.

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  • Clopton schools host annual Christmas Concerts recently

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Kindergarten and First Grade students perform at the Clopton Elementary Christmas Concert.

    Clopton Elementary School hosted its annual Elementary Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 4. The event, organized by Nicole Seers, elementary music teacher, attracted many visitors. The sixth – 12th grade Christmas Concert is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Old Gymnasium at Clopton. The event, open to all, will feature three choirs and three bands, according to Band Teacher Amber Smith. Among the selections being

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