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Workers built forms for concrete last week as work on the new pool at the YMCA progressed. Workers at the bottom of the photo are building the form for the long, sloping pool entrance for disabled people.

Aquatic center taking shape

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Excavation is almost complete for the new indoor pool at the Twin Pike Family YMCA in Louisiana and the project is on schedule. “We’re hoping for a July 1 completion date,” said YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison last week. “They’re working hard in the cold weather.” Once Love and Sons of Louisiana is done with the excavation, windows will be set and a large tarp will be placed upon the

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  • Louisiana man gets nine years in prison

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Bruce Steward

    Bruce Steward, 40, of Louisiana, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute it and endangering a child. Steward was one of 11 people arrested in June during a drug warrant sweep in Pike County. For the full story, see the Nov. 26 issue of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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Workers built forms for concrete last week as work on the new pool at the YMCA progressed. Workers at the bottom of the photo are building the form for the long, sloping pool entrance for disabled people.

Aquatic center taking shape

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Excavation is almost complete for the new indoor pool at the Twin Pike Family YMCA in Louisiana and the project is on schedule. “We’re hoping for a July 1 completion date,” said YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison last week. “They’re working hard in the cold weather.” Once Love and Sons of Louisiana is done with the excavation, windows will be set and a large tarp will be placed upon the

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  • Mercantile Bank earns national recognition

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    The Mercantile Bank of Louisiana was recently recognized as one of the “Top 200 Healthiest Banks in the United States” by DepositAccounts.com. Each year the website evaluates the financial health of every federally insured bank in the country, approximately 6,500 nationwide.  Each institution is graded on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan to reserve ratios, in order to determine a comprehensive health score. Only 11 banks

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  • Stark Bro’s hosts Paint the Pumpkins Pink event

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Katelyn Watts (left), a member of the Louisiana High School Interact Club, assisted Paint the Pumpkins Pink Coordinator Betsy Hendrickson (right) at the registration table.

    Organizers of the Stark Garden Center “Paint the Pumpkins Pink” event couldn’t have asked for nicer weather. The sunny afternoon helped to attract nearly 50 participants of all ages for this first-time event, which was held in one of the greenhouses located on the Stark Garden Center property. The event was held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month. Participants paid a small registration fee, which provided them with a

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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Random thoughts and occurrences are leading to some three-dot journalism. ••• It was pretty exciting to see Love and Sons of Louisiana excavating the hole for the new Twin Pike Family YMCA aquatic center last week. The new pool, wet locker rooms and Y entrance aren’t imposing on the outside. However, an inside view reveals a spacious pool area, with lots of room for other activities. The pool will be

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  • Guest Editorial: Local Government Review

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    This is a series looking at the current issues engaged by local government.  This part focuses on an overview of one of the City of Louisiana’s top three priorities – infrastructure. Subsequent parts will focus on better government and then a final focus on more specific initiatives and programs. Infrastructure Infrastructure was identified by the mayor and city council as one of the top three concerns for Louisiana’s local government. 

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  • Guest Editorial — Local Government Review

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    This is a series looking at the current issues engaged by local government.  The first part focuses on an overview of one of the City of Louisiana’s top three priorities – economic development. The subsequent parts will focus on the city’s other two top priorities – infrastructure and better government – and then a final focus on more specific initiatives and programs. The first city council meeting after the last

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