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Shoppers jammed into the new County Market to get groceries in Louisiana for the first time in months and to get out of the stifling heat.

Shoppers pack new County Market

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:36 am

At long last culinary relief was realized in Louisiana last Thursday, Aug. 21 with the grand opening of County Market. The citizens of a city starved for a full-service grocery store for two years packed the old Kroger facility Niemann Foods poured $3 million into before reopening. “They’re finally here,” said Richard Minor, who had been skeptical that the grand opening would occur. Niemann President Rich Niemann Jr. told a

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Steve Rusher

Man jailed after shooting wife in head with birdshot

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:13 am

A Pike County resident remains in custody at the county Jail for allegedly shooting his wife in the forehead with birdshot, according to Sheriff Stephen Korte. Steven L. Rusher, 47,  called 911 at 4:21 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20 to report he had accidentally shot Colleen Rusher, 42, at their home in the county boot heel outside of New Hartford, Korte said. Mrs. Rusher was taken in serious condition to

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  • IndianHawks win, Bulldogs lose

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Final scores for Friday, Aug. 22. Clopton-Elsberry-50, Winfield-22. Bowling Green-47, Louisiana-14.

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  • Heat index warning through Sunday evening

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:52 am

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat index warning through 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24 of 105-110 degrees. The high heat index is being caused by temperatures in the mid to high 90s with extreme humidity, the NWS said. The combination will likely lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness for the elderly, the very young and those without air conditioning. Strenuous outside work

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Louisiana fumbles Mayor’s Cup game

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm

The Louisiana Bulldogs opened their 2014 football season at home against Bowling Green Friday, Aug. 22 with a 61-yard kickoff return by Cody Brown. It was a hopeful sign of things to come. But the Bulldogs fumbled the ball  one minute into the game, the Bobcats scored immediately on a 69-yard long bomb, and the 47-14 Bowling Green rout was on. “I was very disappointed, we didn’t play well at

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  • Slow pitch softball season concludes

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Twin Pike Family YMCA Co-ed Slow pitch Softball wrapped up July 20. Nine teams participated in the league with more than 110 individuals playing over the course of the season. Teams playing were Bad New Players, captain Adrian Hendricks; Unda Da Sea, captain Ariel Dorsey; Don’t Stop Believin’, captain Kelsey Henderson; Fred’s Auto, captains Lynn and Rich Wilkinson; Down and Dirty, captain Kenneth Smith; Team Judy, captains April and Mark Fronick; Batman Returns, captains Brenna Smith and Scott Parrish; Prez Eisenhower, captain Jennifer Eisenhower; and Backstreet’s Back, captain Mike Rieck.
Pictured is the first place team Backstreet’s Back. Back row left to right are Nick Lower, Daneal Wommack, Jen Grote, Justin Wommack and Greg Pitzer. Front row left to right are Anna Lower, Kelly Orf, Jacquiline Turner, Macey Black and Mike Rieck.

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  • Jenkins’ team captures chamber tournament

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Amber Shafer of the Bank of Louisiana team putts during the tournament on Friday, Aug. 1.

    The inaugural Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament played Friday, Aug. 1 was won by the Shelter Insurance team. Team members  Tim Jenkins, Brett Branstetter and D.J. Koester dodged raindrops and won the trophy at the Pike County Country Club. Taking second place was Team Wallace. Team members were Tommy Wallace Jr., Ed Woods and Leroy Perkins. Team Henderson captured third place with members Kelly Henderson,Robert Branstetter and Randell Borrowman.

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Lifestyles

Restora Privett

104 years young

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Former Bowling Green resident Restora Privett got to celebrate two occasions Thursday at Lynn’s Heritage House – “National Senior Citizens’ Day” and her 104th Birthday. The festivities included live entertainment featuring her brother Sam Branstetter’s band and refreshments.

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  • Knight, Allen to wed

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Cheyenne Allen and A.J. Knight

    Amy and David Hill of Nebo, Ill. are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cheyenne, to A.J. Knight, son of Elaine and Duncan Prior of Troy and Ralph and ReNell Knight of Racine, Wis. The couple will wed Sept. 6 at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge in Illinois. Grandparents of the bride are Connie and Jim Manker of Griggsville, Ill. and Delores Allen of Pittsfield, Ill. Grandparents of the groom

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  • Children enjoy Great Egg Drop at the Library

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Area children participated in the Great Egg Drop.

    Things were “smashing” at the Library on Wednesday July 23 at the Great Egg Drop.  A team of young engineers, with help from parents and Friends of the Library members Julie Stephens and Stan Ehinger, created safe havens for their eggs and watched them being dropped by city administrator, Bob Jenne outside the library. Youngsters ages four to six joined the young scientists as an enthusiastic audience for the big

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Entertainment

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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  • Successful fair in the books as event ends

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Another successful Pike County Fair is in the books as this year’s event came to a close Saturday. The fair, which ran Tuesday through Saturday of last week, is comparable to years passed, said fair board president Vernon Korte. According to Korte, the grand total of revenue for the 2014 fair appears to be slightly down from last year. “2013 was an exceptional year,” Korte countered, explaining the slight decrease

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