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Man jailed after shooting wife in head with birdshot

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:13 am

A Pike County resident remains in custody at the county Jail for allegedly shooting his wife in the forehead with birdshot, according to Sheriff Stephen Korte. Steven L. Rusher, 47,  called 911 at 4:21 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20 to report he had accidentally shot Colleen Rusher, 42, at their home in the county boot heel outside of New Hartford, Korte said. Mrs. Rusher was taken in serious condition to

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  • IndianHawks win, Bulldogs lose

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Final scores for Friday, Aug. 22. Clopton-Elsberry-50, Winfield-22. Bowling Green-47, Louisiana-14.

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  • Heat index warning through Sunday evening

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:52 am

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat index warning through 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24 of 105-110 degrees. The high heat index is being caused by temperatures in the mid to high 90s with extreme humidity, the NWS said. The combination will likely lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness for the elderly, the very young and those without air conditioning. Strenuous outside work

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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Big Winner Brenda Scranton, center, of Louisiana, was the winner of Louisiana County Market’s “Win Free Fried Chicken For A Year” sweepstakes in conjunction with the store’s grand opening. Presenting Scranton with her gift card are, left, Store Director John Nickell and Lousiana Press-Journal General Manager/Advertising Sales Representative Brian Thompson.

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  • Four player co-ed sand volleyball to be offered

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Twin Pike Family YMCA and Bowling Green Parks and Rec.  will sponsor Fours Co-ed Sand Volleyball. Each team will play a best of three game series one week night, either Wednesday, Oct. 1 or Thursday, Oct. 2 at either 5:15 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. All teams will play a single elimination tournament on Sunday, Oct. 5 starting at noon. The teams should be composed of four players with at least

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  • Local business supports sustainable food efforts

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Stark Bro’s Nurseries, the nation’s largest direct-to-consumer grower of fruit and nut trees, recently presented Milwaukee-based Growing Power, Inc. with a donation of nursery stock to help urban communities grow their own sustainable food sources. Stark Bro’s co-owner Tim Abair formally presented the donation at a Milwaukee, Wis. event held at the Growing Power farm, and attended by Growing Power’s Farmer, Founder and CEO Will Allen, Matthew Howard and Tim

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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm

I didn’t want to write about Ferguson until some of the smoke had cleared. Certainly there is enough blame to go around to find fault with just about anybody involved, but I don’t hear much about the big picture. The fact of the matter is that the Ferguson incident exposed the St. Louis region for being the segregated society it is and has been ever since I can remember. If

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    When Stan Musial died last year, a large part of my youth went with him. When comedian and actor Robin Williams committed suicide last week, it just about took all the rest. Williams was my generation’s Bob Hope, revered for his talent and honesty. I identified with him because we graduated from high school in the same year and had similar outlooks on life and world affairs. Simply put, Robin

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    The revamped Louisiana City Council and new Mayor Bart Niedner continue to adjust city ordinances policies and realities so that they agree with each other. The wave to bring things into compliance began in former Mayor Tom Wallace’s final year and is now in full force. City leaders are doing a good job cleaning things up and it has proved to be an interesting and often mind-boggling exercise. For instance,

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