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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.
Louisiana Chamber of Commerce President Jenna Loveless recently named Diana Huckstep as the new chair of Louisiana Community Betterment. Huckstep, a former Director of the De Soto Chamber of Commerce, and will bring her previous experience working with Community Betterment to the committee. Huckstep is a graduate of Meramec Community College and was a bookkeeper for over 32 years before becoming director of the De Soto Chamber of Commerce where
Kevin D. Street was arrested last week for felony possession of methamphetamine and marijuana with intent to distribute out of his home just west of Eolia, according to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. Police officers allegedly found the drugs in a raid on Tuesday, April 24, the sheriff’s office said. Street is scheduled for an arraignment on Wednesday, April 29. For the full story, see the April 29 edition of
Timothy A. Carr, 33, of Clarksville, suffered moderate injuries in a Hwy. D crash on Saturday, April 25, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, (MSHP). Carr’s vehicle went off the road and hit a tree at 7 p.m., the MSHP said. For the full story, see the April 29 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.
The driver in a vehicle crash that killed Jacob E. Roper, 23, of Foley, on April 16 on Hwy. P in Pike County has been charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated according to Pike County Circuit Court records. Jeremiah D. Hampshire, 37, of Elsberry, was also charged with felony assault for driving while impaired and causing an injury. Hampshire was represented by his attorney in a Wednesday, April 22 count
The Louisiana City Council voted 6-0 to utilize inmate labor at the Monday, April 13 board meeting. The city will take advantage of a program from the Northeastern Correctional Center in Bowling Green that supplies inmate labor. Voting for the program were council members Mona Brown, Don Oakley, Jeff Guay, Kathy Smith, Chuck Hoffman and Lori Lewis. Councilman Russell Stephens was absent. The city will have to pay $7.50 per
Robert E. Miller, 64, and Rita K. Miller, 63, of Bowling Green, were injured in a Hwy. 61 crash on Sunday, April 19, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, (MSHP). The Miller’s vehicle was struck by another being driven by a Kentucky man, who attempted to merge into their lane too closely, the MSHP said. Robert Miller was treated at the scene for minor injuries and Rita Miller was
A Foley man riding in a vehicle was killed in a Pike County crash on Thursday, April 16, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP). Jacob E. Roper, 23, was riding in a vehicle driven by Jeremiah D. Hampshire, 37, of Elsberry, that hit trees on Hwy. P near the Mississippi River, the MSHP reported. Hampshire suffered minor injuries and second passenger Kayla M. Risby, 27, of Elsberry, suffered