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Contest winners announced

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm

The Louisiana Community Betterment Committee has announced the winners of the city-wide Christmas/holiday decoration contest. According to the Louisiana Community Betterment Committee, the winners are as follows. In the residential category, first prize is awarded to Mike and Glenda Sherman at 811 N. 8th St.; second prize is awarded to  Kenny and Lil Peabody at 1811 Michael Drive; and third prize is awarded to Rodney and Diane Todd at 411

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  • Fall banquet, fashion show held

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    NEMOCC fashion show

    The Northeast Missouri Clergy Coalition held its 13th annual banquet and fashion show recently at Clopton High School. Approximately 125 people attended the banquet. At left are some of the models who participated in the fashion show. They are from left: Holly Rey, Christina Laney, Kayla Barogiola, Rylee Sullivan, Megan Barogiola and Cara Craig.

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  • Clopton schools host annual Christmas Concerts recently

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Kindergarten and First Grade students perform at the Clopton Elementary Christmas Concert.

    Clopton Elementary School hosted its annual Elementary Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 4. The event, organized by Nicole Seers, elementary music teacher, attracted many visitors. The sixth – 12th grade Christmas Concert is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Old Gymnasium at Clopton. The event, open to all, will feature three choirs and three bands, according to Band Teacher Amber Smith. Among the selections being

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  • Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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  • LHS presents Beauty and the Beast

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    LHS Beauty and the Beast

    Members of the Louisiana High School’s cast of “Beauty and the Beast” were busy praciticing a fight scene last week in preparation for this weekend’s performances. About 25 students will present the play at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15. Tickets are available at the door and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Headed to Nashville: Country musicians with local ties to compete

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Rhett Roberson, left and Brendan Roberson, right, make up The Brothers Roberson and will soon be playing in Nashville at a national competition.

    The Brothers Roberson came in second in the Country Showdown competition in Nashville in 2012 and are hoping to land the $100,000 grand prize when they compete again in the showdown on Jan. 21. Brendan Roberson, 25, and Rhett Roberson, 28, both call Springfield home. But Brendan works weekdays at J&D Auto and Tire in Louisiana for Jim Gott Jr., who is engaged to his mother, Angie Korte, of Louisiana.

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  • YMCA center to host “Lights On” program

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Students enjoy a science experiment during last year’s Lights On celebration at Clopton.

    Each October afterschool programs across the nation organize “Lights On” celebrations to celebrate achievements of afterschool children and to raise awareness and support for keeping the lights on afterschool. Twin Pike Family YMCA’s  21st Century Community Learning Centers recently hosted celebrations at the Louisiana Elementary and Bowling Green Elementary schools. Upcoming celebrations are: BONCL R-X will hold a Fall Festival on Oct. 22 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Activities will include a

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