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The only contested Pike County political race on Tuesday, Nov. 4 is for presiding commissioner. The two candidates for the spot answered questions of the media and crowd at a Thursday, Oct. 23 forum at the American Legion Hall in Louisiana. Democrat Terry Burris and Republican Chris Gamm appeared before about 50 voters. Gamm was unopposed in the primary and Burris beat out incumbent Dan Miller to run against Gamm.
Don’t look for Louisiana R-2 School District teachers or administrators to be carrying firearms any time soon. In a lengthy discussion about arming school staff members at the Oct. 20 board meeting, board members came to a consensus that it was not a good idea. Instead, the board agreed to keep looking at ways to increase security internally. Arming school staff members has been on the American conscience because of
A recent letter to the City of Louisiana from its insurance carrier has officials looking at how to deal with city jail inmates. Meadowbrook Insurance didn’t threaten to raise the city’s insurance rates in the letter, but did voice concerns about the jail “due to our inadequate staffing,” according to City Administrator Bob Jenne, who got the hint. Currently, inmates are watched by dispatchers but Meadowbrook thinks they lack proper
Final scores for Friday, Oct. 17: Clopton-Elsberry-20, Wright City-0. Highland-29, Louisiana-14. For details and photos, see the Oct. 22 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.
Due to the bumper crop of corn and soybeans in Missouri and recent rains which interrupted harvest, MoDOT and Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday, Oct. 16 that grain trucks will be allowed to haul 10 percent more than their licensed weight. The heavier loads will not be allowed on Missouri interstates but will be on all other roads and highways. However, all posted weight limits for bridges must be adhered
The City of Louisiana and downtown building owner Doug Dempsey have both said they don’t want their dispute over his structure at 314 Georgia Street to end up in a lawsuit. But Dempsey said Tuesday, Oct. 14 that legal action is very likely after learning the city plans to start issuing him citations for not following building codes. He also said he is being unfairly singled out for punishment and
With wet weather expected and the Louisiana Colorfest on tap for Oct. 18-19, MoDOT has moved the maintenance closure of the Champ Clark Bridge back to Oct. 20-24, weather permitting.
Charles L. Cunningham, 45, Rita E. Cunningham, 41, and Ariel L. Harvey, 20, all of Vandalia, suffered moderate to minor injuries in a Hwy. 54 crash on Oct. 10. See the Oct. 15 Louisiana Press-Journal for details.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Pike County for Thursday, Oct. 9 through Friday night, Oct. 10. Heavy rainfall is likely Thursday and Friday from strong storms that could produce small hail and gusty winds.