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Jim Yonker

Pike County author draws on tough times for newly published novel

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:09 am

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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  • Garden Club to host annual Tour of Homes

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

    The Gov. Lloyd Stark home will be one of the homes featured in this year’s Louisiana Garden Club Tour of Homes.

    The Louisiana Garden Club will host its annual Home Tour in  downtown Louisiana on Sept. 13 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Sept. 14 (1 p.m.-3 p.m.). Eight structures on Georgia Street will be a part of the tour. Homes have been selected this year from the lower section of Georgia Street. The studio/ home of Jon Moran was once a grocery store. The art filled studio is an excellent use of

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  • 4-H Fashion Revue results

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Pike County 4-H held their Fashion Revue competition on Thursday, July 17.  This is an event for 4-H members enrolled in clothing projects.  Participants make or purchase their garment and then model it during the event.  Judging is based on fit and style of the garment. In the Clothes You Make, eight to 10 year old division, Emily Collins modeled her blue and red striped dress. Emily received a blue

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  • 104 years young

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Restora Privett

    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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  • Eolia farmer recounts Korean War: Notice of ill father probably saved his life

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Eolia farmer

    If his father hadn’t fallen ill, Eolia farmer and Korean War veteran John Hood probably wouldn’t be here today. Hood, 84, recently gave an account of his experiences in the Korean War at the Elsberry Nutrition Center. Hood was drafted in 1951 and said he experienced a number of heavy battles during his time in Korea, a stay that was much shorter than for most other soldiers. Early in 1952,

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