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The Louisiana City Council has approved a four-year deal with Kelly Henderson to stay on as city administrator, according to Mayor Bart Niedner. Henderson will be paid $65,000 in 2015-2016, with slight bumps each year to reach $73,000 by 2018-2019. He will also earn health benefits. Former City Administrator Bob Jenne’s salary was $78,000 per year when he was fired by the council in January. Henderson’s contract was approved in
The Louisiana City Council unanimously approved an austere spending plan of almost $2.8 million for fiscal year 2015-2016 at the Monday, May 11 meeting. The spending plan and city budget provide no spending for the city pool at Veterans Park. It also cuts one full-time police officer, does not replace the fire truck driver position and does not fund janitorial services for city hall. If revenues come in like City
Louisiana City Clerk Sharon Kakouris is leaving after 14 years in office. She has been grooming former municipal court clerk Niki Wallace for the job in recent weeks. Wallace has been named Assistant City Clerk and has assumed Kakouris’ duties. Kakouris’ last day on the job will be Tuesday, June 30. Mayor Bart Niedner announced last week that he was not going to reappoint Kakouris “finding it to be in
The Louisiana City Council has approved a four-year deal with Kelly Henderson to stay on as city administrator, according to Mayor Bart Niedner. Henderson will be paid $65,000 in 2015-2016, with slight bumps each year to reach $73,000 by 2018-2019. He will also earn health benefits. Niedner said City Clerk Sharon Kakouris did not divulge the vote on Tuesday, May 12 because she did not know that Niedner had informed
Passenger Renee M. Doyle, 65, of Bowling Green, suffered minor injuries when the vehicle she was riding in struck a deer on Hwy. 61 near Silex on Monday, May 11, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. For the full story, see the May 13 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.
Former municipal court clerk Niki Wallace is being groomed to be the new city clerk of Louisiana by current City Clerk Sharon Kakouris, according to a Monday, May 11 e-mail from Mayor Bart Niedner. Wallace has assumed Kakouris’ duties and her new title is Assistant City Clerk. Kakouris is now advising and supporting Wallace until she officially leaves on Sunday, June 30. Niedner said the new city clerk will officially
Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reports that on Monday, May 4, two residential burglaries were reported to the sheriff’s office. Both homes were broken into in the afternoon by forced entry in the rear of the residence. Jewelry was taken. Both homes were adjacent to Hwy. 61, one just south of Bowling Green and the other just south of Frankford. If anyone who lives along Hwy. 61 had a stranger
It’s wild mushroom season in northeastern Missouri, one of Shane Harrison’s favorite times of year. Harrison, 40, of Louisiana, has hunted wild mushrooms since he was five. That’s when he starting scouring the Lincoln Hills for morels and other species with his dad, Richard Harrison. Now Harrison is teaching the same tricks of the trade to his son, Wyatt Harrison, who is 10. “I love doing it,” Harrison said last
The Missouri Ethics Commission had dismissed 14 complaints against Louisiana city officials filed by former city council member Tim Carter. Each complaint alleged that city council members, administrators and mayors were in a conflict of interest regarding the competitive bid process used to buy products for the city. For the full story, see the May 6 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.