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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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  • Gamm wins commissioner race, Hansen triumphs

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm


    The following are the unofficial Pike County results from the Tuesday, Nov. 4 election for all 15 precincts from County Clerk Melissa Kempke. The state election results germane to Pike County are included. Presiding County Commissioner: Republican Chris Gamm, 2,464. Democrat Terry Burris, 1,588. U.S. Representative District 6: Republican Sam Graves, 2,694 in Pike County, 67 percent in district. Democrat Bill Hedge, 1,125 in Pike County, 29 percent in district.

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  • Louisiana student gets more than candy for Halloween at assembly

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Anna Elder, center, front row, got hugs from classmates Catrina Turnbaugh, at top, Samantha Kilby, at left and Landon Haddock after it was announced that the money had come in for her wheelchair scooter attachment.

    Louisiana Elementary School students were excited before their annual Halloween parade on Friday, Oct. 31. But they became even more excited after a special announcement assembly just before they marched in their costumes. In that assembly, fifth grade teacher Stacy Kingsley announced that the monetary goal had been reached in the Tabs for Anna campaign. It meant that fifthgrader Anna Elder will now get a Rio Firefly, a scooter type

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