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Workers built forms for concrete last week as work on the new pool at the YMCA progressed. Workers at the bottom of the photo are building the form for the long, sloping pool entrance for disabled people.

Aquatic center taking shape

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Excavation is almost complete for the new indoor pool at the Twin Pike Family YMCA in Louisiana and the project is on schedule. “We’re hoping for a July 1 completion date,” said YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison last week. “They’re working hard in the cold weather.” Once Love and Sons of Louisiana is done with the excavation, windows will be set and a large tarp will be placed upon the

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  • Louisiana man gets nine years in prison

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Bruce Steward

    Bruce Steward, 40, of Louisiana, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute it and endangering a child. Steward was one of 11 people arrested in June during a drug warrant sweep in Pike County. For the full story, see the Nov. 26 issue of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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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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  • Churches suspend Thanksgiving dinner

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:08 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. However, for those who still need a hand putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table, there is an option. The Community Food Pantry at the First Baptist Church in Louisiana will be handing out $10 meal vouchers from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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  • Bowling Green teen faulted for head-on crash

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a head-on accident on Sunday, Nov. 16 in Lincoln County was the fault of Corey A. Marks, 16, of Bowling Green. Marks was not injured and the the other driver only suffered minor injures. See the full story in the Nov. 19 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Louisiana man found with human remains gets probation

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    The man who had cremated human remains in the trunk of his vehicle discovered during a drug arrest has received five years probation. James Robert Lee II, 39, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine in Pike County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Nov. 12. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed the next day by Prosecuting Attorney Mark Fisher, according to court records. For more, see  the Nov. 19 edition

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  • Mona Brown named to open city council spot

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Mona Brown

    Former Louisiana City Council member Mona Brown was appointed to the open Ward 1 board spot on Monday, Nov. 10 by Mayor Bart Niedner. Her appointment was approved on a 6-0 vote, with councilman Neil Darnell absent. Brownreplaces Tim Carter, who had to resign in late September by state law because he moved to Ward 3. Brown will serve until April 2016. Niedner said he appointed Brown because she is

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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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  • Louisiana man arrested again for selling cocaine

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    For the second time this year, Roosevelt Burse, 64, of Louisiana, has been arrested for allegedly selling cocaine. Burse is in custody at the Pike County jail on a no bond hold, awaiting court appearance on charges of selling powder cocaine and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Burse was arrested June 5 for allegedly selling crack cocaine. His attorney filed a motion for a continuance in

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