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Fatal shooting in Annada

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 5:04 pm

A fatal shooting in far southeastern Pike County is under investigation by the office of Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte. So far, the shooting death of Clinton D. Collins, 38, of rural Annada, on Saturday, May 23, appears to be a case of home-owner self defense, Korte said. At 7:42 p.m. that evening, the sheriffs office received a report of a man being shot at a residence on Pike County

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  • Clopton graduates 29

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Clopton High School Class of 2015 Valedictorian Megan Dameron and Salutatorian Michael Werkmeister were the speakers at graduation ceremonies at the high school on Sunday, May 17. For more graduation photos, see page 15.

    The Clopton High Class of 2015 was smaller than recent years at 29 students, but that didn’t stop the students from enjoying their high school graduation on Sunday, May 17 at the high school. Superintendent Mark Harvey welcomed the crowd and introduced the Pike County (Clopton) R-III School District board. Valedictorian Megan Dameron and Salutatorian Michael Werkmeister were the senior speakers and Werkmeister punctuated his speech with a dance, a

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  • Henderson gets 4-year deal to lead Louisiana

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 8:47 am

    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

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  • Council approves spending plan; none for pool

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

    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

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  • Louisiana city clerk Kakouris leaving

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:10 am

    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

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  • Henderson gets four-year deal as Louisiana city administrator

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 8:45 am

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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. Niedner said City Clerk Sharon Kakouris did not divulge the vote on Tuesday, May 12 because she did not know that Niedner had informed

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  • Bowling Green woman injured in deer collision

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 7:28 am

    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.

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  • Louisiana getting new city clerk

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 11:45 am

    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

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  • Sheriff seeks help to solve Pike County burglaries

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:14 am

    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

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