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Domenico’s Pizza Italian Restaurant owner Rosalinda Leone cuts the ribbon during ceremonies opening the new establishment at 123 South Third St. in Louisiana on Monday, April 13. With Leone is her family at left, with multiple members of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce behind her and at right.
Long-time newspaper manager Linda Luebrecht has been named publisher of The Louisiana Press-Journal, effective March 25. Luebrecht will remain as publisher of The Bowling Green Times, a post she has held since 2002. In addition Ryan Smith is the new sales representative for both the Press-Journal and the Times. “Linda is a proven leader in newspaper management,” said Walt Gilbert, vice president of Lakeway Publishers of Missouri. “She has nearly
Vicky Keely was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year, with Mike and Charity Lesley earning the Members of the Year award at the annual Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Monday, March 30. “Everything I do in the community is with my family and Kevin (Keely) is always there,” Keely said. Her award was presented by 2014 Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Mary Perkins, at the Elks Lodge. Perkins announced
Phillip Francis, of Louisiana, throwing dirt, was busy building a hair salon in the 100 block of Georgia Street last week near Riverfront Park. Francis said he will erect a 24-by-44, one-story building for a business for himself and fiance Bobbie Calvin. Francis hopes to be open by the end of April. Helping Francis get ready to pour footings was Tim Johnson.
Louisiana Mayor Bart Niedner made it clear to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission last week that a new Hwy. 54 bridge at Louisiana is not just a local need, but a statewide one. In testimony before the commission on Tuesday, March 10 in Jefferson City, Niedner said the Champ Clark Bridge needs to be replaced because the alternative is to close it. “The Champ Clark Bridge is a route
The Twin Pike YMCA is planning to increase rates to help run the new aquatic center and more programs when the renovated complex opens in July. YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison said the rates will increase starting July 1 and will go into effect with the June 25 automatic payment schedule. The family rate will increase to $45 from $37. A single-parent family will increase to $36 from $30. Individuals
After 17 years at Pike County Memorial Hospital, Lorraine Harness will step down from the helm on Friday, March 13. Her replacement as administrator for Pike County’s only hospital will be Jason Selle, who has been working in transition with Harness since July. In her five years as chief financial officer and then 12 more as PCMH’s administrator there have been “immense changes,” Harness said Monday, March 9. “The biggest