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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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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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  • Council to hire ED firm

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    In a close vote, the Louisiana City Council decided Monday, Aug. 11 to negotiate a contract with an economic development consulting firm. Mayor Bart Niedner established a priority when he took over in April to hire a firm or an economic developer for the city, but his wish just made it. Council members Kathy Smith, Neil Darnell, Jeff Guay, Chuck Hoffman and Lori Helkey voted to negotiate a contract with

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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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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I survived my weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks with my old high school buddies, despite suffering a high ankle sprain while attempting to dance. Dancing has always been a tension release for me and I found myself on a concrete dance floor surrounded by much younger people late one afternoon during our sojourn. As I twirled one of the women around, I felt a tug and realized she

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