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Mark Brown plays the piano bike while, from left, Jules Cunningham, Sam Genon and Marty Stano listen on Georgia Street in downtown Louisiana.

Cyclists boosting arts, sports visit Louisiana en route to New Orleans

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

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

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  • MoDOT plans county road work

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:57 am

    • Hwy. 61 – Through Friday, Oct. 31. One- lane traffic for pavement undersealing on southbound lanes from Pike County Road 310 and Hwy. N near Bowling Green to Hwy. E south of Eolia. • Hwy. FF/D at Hwy. 61 – From Wednesday, Oct. 15 through Thursday, Oct. 30. One-lane traffic will be controlled by flaggers with a 12-foot width restriction on the bridge while crews are present for expansion

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  • Louisiana students learn on trip to help Haitians

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Three Louisiana High School students and several others from the area recently got a life experience in a trip to help Haitians. Bailey Wallace, Chadwick Dowell and Dawson Miller made the trip with Louisiana High Interact Group and instructor Dr. John Piccone. They were accompanied by students from Bowling Green, Hannibal and Curryville. The students helped begin a new cement block school house for Haitian students in St. Marc, which

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  • Veterans honored to be on flight

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Russell Ransdell

    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

    Chili Time
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


    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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