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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
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.
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
Boyd Barrett’s 1970 Chevelle SS will be featured on the dash plaques for this year’s Dam Few Cruisers car show to be held at the Vandalia Fair grounds Saturday, June 21. The car was built in Arlington, Texas and originally invoiced to L.R. Cooke in Lexington, Ky. Barrett bought it in 2000 from his friend, Bill Harris. He waited a few years and then started a complete restoration of the
The Twin Pike Family YMCA aquatic center project is making progress and should be open in 2015, according to Executive Director Marsha Garrison. “They’re moving along really well,” Garrison said of Black Construction, of Pleasant Hill, Ill., which is building the center. “It should be open by mid-summer of next year,” or earlier, Garrison said, barring any major change orders. Footings were poured last week and the steel for the
Downtown Louisiana has the sixth largest number of Mesker buildings in the United States and Chuck Hoffman told the Pike County Historical Society why that is important at the April 15 meeting at Seton Hall in Louisiana. The Mesker Iron Works was started by German immigrants in Cincinnati, Ohio and then in St. Louis. They produced decorative metal facades for wooden buildings and produced a catalog in 1884. The buildings
Have you ever known anyone with The Right Stuff? I have; several people come to mind. First, it was the Bishop’s Boys, the Wright brothers, later the Spirit of St. Louis himself, Lucky Lindy, and of course Buzz Aldrin. I’ve been honored to have many intrepid friends including William Stephenson, Robert Lee Scott, James N. Rowe, Eddie Rickenbacker, Eric Haney and Hall Moore. You wouldn’t believe what I’ve experienced. Davy,