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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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National Entertainment


Holiday decoration contest begins soon

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

The Louisiana Community Betterment Committee is again sponsoring a city-wide holiday decoration contest this year. Categories will be for commercial, residential and religious themes. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.  There will be no need for a registration for these prizes, but anyone is invited to contact the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce office to alert the committee. Judges are in place and dates for judging will

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  • Louisiana chamber has promo products

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce has received almost 600 free items from American Express to help promote Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29. The pens, balloons, buttons, posters, stickers, and tote bags are available free to Louisiana merchants to be used as giveaways on the Nov. 29  to customers. Merchants can go to the chamber office at the corner of Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 79 by the Champ Clark Bridge

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  • Louisiana churches Thanksgiving dinner suspended

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    The churches of Louisiana will not hold the annual free Thanksgiving dinner for area residents this year at the Centenary United Methodist Church, according to Methodist church council member Sara Drummond. No group came forward to assemble, cook and serve the dinner which fed 300 people in 2013, Drummond said. There are hopes the dinner can be put on again next year, she added. For the full story, see the

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