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Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be performing bridge maintenance on Hwy. 79 between Elsberry and Louisiana beginning Tuesday, March 31. The work is expected to continue until Friday, April 10 and there will be lane closures; however, all lanes will open at the end of the work day. Other work planned by MoDOT in the near future for Pike County includes: • Hwy. P – Monday, March 23 to Friday,
A new bridge is planned to replace the limited-load span on Hwy. 79 just north of Clarksville, according to MoDOT officials. The Big Calumet Creek Bridge will be replaced this summer and put up for adoption, should any community want it. The almost 300-foot bridge was closed to large truck and bus traffic in November when an inspection showed structural deficiencies on the 79-year-old span. That forced a weight limit
Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing work on the following routes in Pike County on the dates and time indicated. • Hwy. 61 – Wednesday, March 11, one-lane traffic on the southbound lanes for concrete patching from County Road 310 to Hwy. HH from 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph while the work is being completed. • Hwy. J – Thursday,
Roslyn Heights in Boonville is headquarters for the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. A week-long Christmas open house is held there each year offering lunch and tours of the beautifully decorated Victorian house for the public. Pike County Chapter held the chapter meeting there on Dec. 10. Children of a local church preschool sang Christmas songs as the entertainment that day. Attending were Regent Louise Sitton, Vice
Louisiana will retain its state vehicle license office in city hall now that Angela Butler has been hired as the new office manager. Last month city officials were worried the office which handles motor vehicle transactions could close. That was because the city was having trouble finding a qualified candidate for the manager’s job who was willing to accept the $10.50 per hour salary after Katherine Schilling resigned in October.
By Josh Runyon On Oct. 29, the Future Teachers of America, FTA, took a trip to Culver Stockton College. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors toured the college. They learned all about the simulated classrooms where students learn teaching skills to use in their careers. Then, they toured the rest of the college and enjoyed lunch in the cafeteria. When asked if she would ever consider going to Culver Stockton College
An Englishman in a canoe during the winter, a Captain America character in the grueling summer and Indians in the fall have all traversed through the Louisiana area in recent years in a trek down the Mississippi for one cause or another. But perhaps the most unique group traveling from the Minnesota headwaters to New Orleans pedaled through Louisiana last Thursday, Oct. 9 on a contraption designed to attract contributions