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Russell Ransdell

Veterans honored to be on flight

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

Two U.S. military veterans from Louisiana who were on Great River Honor Flights to Washington D.C. in recent months have one thing in common. It was one of the highlights of their lives. Don Giltner Army veteran Don Giltner, 80, took the trip honoring veterans for their service in April and fellow Army veteran Russell Ransdell, 84, went in May. Giltner served from 1954 to 1959 during the Cold War

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  • National off-road event finds way to Pike County, Illinois

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    They came from locations coast to coast, from Canada and Florida, for one purpose: to put their off-road rigs to the test, and perhaps promote their products a bit in the process. And that they did as 27 vehicles built for off-road driving gathered in Pike County, Ill. last week as one stop on the annual Ultimate Adventure. The event sponsored by Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine, is held in

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  • Locals do well at Missouri chili cookoff in Clarksville

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm

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Larry Wright, of St. Charles, who is a graduate of Clopton High School, stirred his pot to a first-place finish in the “Anything Goes” category at the Show-Me State Chili Cook-off held Saturday, June 7 in Clarksville.

    A day of rain didn’t stop chili aficionados from cooking and consuming their favorite concoction at the annual Show-Me State Chili Cook-off in Clarksville on Saturday, June 7. “We had a good crowd,” said event organizer Linda Blakey. “It went as well as expected given the weather.” Prize winner George Rives, of Eolia, was cooking red chili under one of many tents at Riverfront Park. “I’ve been doing this for

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  • Rich history can be found in Greenwood Cemetery

    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 9:42 am

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    For 146 years Greenwood Cemetery has been a constant in the Clarksville community with its 24.6 acres serving as the final resting place for more than 15,000 grave sites. Tradition continues every year when the American flags are placed on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day by Rex Hipes.  During the week preceding the holiday, people still come and wash   headstones and place arrangements on the family plot. The

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  • Pike County road work set

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:46 am

    • Hwy. 61 — Surface improvements at various locations in northbound lanes through Saturday, June 14 and in southbound lanes through Saturday, May 24; Estimated completion is this fall. • Champ Clark Bridge US 54 — Steel grid deck and joint repair on Champ Clark Bridge tentatively scheduled to begin the week of Monday, June 2, lasting four to five days.

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  • May OATS schedule in Pike County

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    There will be no service on May 26, Memorial Day. From Pike County to: Hannibal  – Thursdays – call 800-654-6287 for reservations. Bowling Green in town – Tuesdays a.m. Louisiana, Clarksville and Paynesville to Bowling Green – Tuesdays p.m. To schedule a ride, simply call the volunteer OATS contact in your community. When the local contact cannot be reached call the OATS Office at 800-654-6287. To schedule a ride on

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  • Paranormal hunters have spooky time at old Louisiana hospital

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    The Missouri Paranormal and Crypto Society had an active evening of encounters with spirits, ghosts, or apparitions Friday, April 11 at the old Pike County District Hospital in Louisiana. Society member and Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chris Koetters said the Saturday, April 12 session was not as active, but Friday’s definitely was. “It’s like fishing,” Koetters said. “Sometimes you don’t get a bite and sometimes they’re jumping in

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