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Mayor Bart Niedner uses a chart to make some points during Monday’s meeting.

City Administrator finds glaring errors, deficit in city funds

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for Louisiana, it did. Mayor Bart Niedner said at the Monday, April 13 city council meeting that City Administrator Kelly Henderson had discovered a fiscal black hole that even auditors didn’t find. Niedner said the city did not increase sewer rates enough in 2012 to adequately cover the cost of building the new wastewater treatment plant. The cost of the new plant

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  • Maplewood man killed in Pike County crash

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 7:07 am

    James L. Hofmeister, 56, of Maplewood, was killed in a crash on Hwy. 54 just west of Curryville and east of Hwy. 154 on Sunday, April 12, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, (MSHP). Hofmeister’s vehicle hit a mailbox and a tree, the MSHP reported. For the full story, see the April 15 Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Winds tear tower apart

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    WebWindTower

    High winds from the Thursday, April 9 storm tore pieces of siding and wall out of the tower next to the old Lighthouse Restaurant at the foot of the Champ Clark Bridge in Illinois. The owners said they will demolish the structure.

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  • Branstetter named LHS principal

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Derrick Branstetter

    Derrick Branstetter has been named the new principal at Louisiana High School. The boys basketball coach and teacher of business and social studies will take over July 1 for outgoing Principal Todd Smith. Smith has been named to replace Dr. Richard Basden as superintendent of the Louisiana R-II School District for the 2015-16 school year. Branstetter was born and raised in Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana High in 1995. For

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  • New Louisiana board members elected

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Five different candidates won seats on the Louisiana City Council in four different wards in the Tuesday, April 7 election. The race for a one-year term in Ward 1 was won by appointed incumbent Mona Brown, who beat Roni Bryant. The seat came open when Tim Carter moved out of Ward 1 and into Ward 3 last year, forcing him to resign. In the other Ward 1 race for a

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  • United Fund kicks off campaign

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Charlie Perkins gives BTUF board member Peggy Meyer a check for $6,000 to start the annual charity campaign.

    “It’s amazing what you can accomplish when no one’s taking the credit.” That quote from President Harry S Truman was used by Buffalo Township United Fund (BTUF) board member Ken Lane to kick off the collective charity’s 2015 campaign at its annual breakfast on Thursday, April 2. BTUF collects and distributes donations to 15 Pike County charities and organizations. It is a purely local endeavor and is not affiliated with

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  • Three new Louisiana council members elected

    Posted on April 7, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Five different candidates won seats on the Louisiana City Council in four different wards in the Tuesday, April 7 election. The race for a one-year term in Ward 1 was won by appointed incumbent Mona Brown, who beat Roni Bryant. The seat came open when Tim Carter moved out of Ward 1 and into Ward 3 last year, forcing him to resign. In the other Ward 1 race for a

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  • Louisiana council candidate Carter sued for libel

    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Louisiana Ward 3 city council candidate Tim Carter has been sued by two other candidates for libel and defamation of character in Pike County Circuit Court. None of the candidates are running against each other in the Tuesday, April 7 election. Ward 1 candidate Mona Brown is seeking at least $50,000, attorney’s fees and court costs. She alleges that Carter defamed her in a report to the Missouri State Ethics

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  • Dyno Nobel ‘unaware’ of chemical release

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:06 am

    A press release for the Dyno Nobel plant, shown here, said it is unaware if it was responsible for an apparent chemical release that hospitalized eight workers at a nearby plant.

    Dyno Nobel is not taking immediate responsibility for an apparent chemical release that hospitalized eight people working on the Calumet Missouri plant expansion next door on Friday, March 20. Calumet said in a press release last week that it suspected the release came from a neighboring plant just outside of Louisiana, which is Dyno Nobel. Calumet also said it would do tests to see if perhaps the release came from

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