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Barges broke free and got stuck under the turntable of the historic railroad bridge at Louisiana on Tuesday, July 22.

Barges get stuck on railway bridge

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Two barges were lodged under the turntable of the Louisiana railroad bridge across the Mississippi River at Louisiana after breaking free from a tow about 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22. U.S. Coast Guard St. Louis office spokesman Petty Officer Berry said no one was injured in the mishap and no pollution occurred as the Press-Journal went to press. Berry said the barges broke free from a string of 15,

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  • Hwy. 79 open past Clarksville

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Mississippi River flood waters have receded enough to allow MoDOT to open Hwy. 79 south of Clarksville. The highway is also open to Louisiana and points north.

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  • Hwy. 79 open to Clarksville

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Hwy. 79 was opened this morning, Thursday, July 17, from Louisiana to Clarksville. MoDOT says the highway is still closed south of Clarksville.

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Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Koetters just moved into the organization’s new building at Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 79 and the foot of the Champ Clark Bridge.

New chamber office opens at bridge, Koetters celebrates with major award

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:49 pm

The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce has officially moved to its new location at the foot of the Champ Clark Bridge. In addition, chamber Director Chris Koetters recently won a prestigious regional Chamber of Commerce award to add to the new facility. The chamber office is now in the old Pick-A-Dilly convenience store building on the north side of Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 79 (Third Street). The chamber had been at

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  • County Market to open August 19

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm


    County Market officials said today the new store in Louisiana will open on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The grand opening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with live music and free hot dogs, followed by a 6 p.m. ribbon cutting, the official said. To see the full story, see the July 23 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Greenwells celebrate 25 years at Clarksville custom furniture shop

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Mike and Margie Greenwell have been in their Clarksville workshop for 25 years and in business for 30 years.

    The recent flood is just one reminder for Mike and Margie Greenwell that it has taken a lot of work and perseverance to remain alive in Clarksville. The couple started Greenwell Fine Furniture 30 years ago from their shed with a wood stove in Eolia and have been on Second Street (Hwy. 79) in Clarksville since 1989. “We needed the space and visibility and heating and cooling,” Mike said recently.

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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I didn’t take all of my vacation last year, which wasn’t smart at all. I’ve learned to pace myself as I advance in years and taking vacation is a large part of it. At this age, if you don’t relax, your body will shut you down anyway, so you might as well time it right, like on a vacation. This year I’m taking off for the Lake of the Ozarks

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I was glued to my television during the recent World Cup and thoroughly enjoyed the 1-0 final won by the German team over Argentina. The sport is growing in the United States due to the strong showing of the men’s team during the cup and the women’s team winning it twice in past tournaments. There is also a quiet groundswell going for Major League Soccer (MLS) around the country, with

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    With the flood and the unexpected death of Louisiana Police Chief Rich Hughes last week, City Administrator Bob Jenne was spot on when he said it’s been a rough July already for the city. The flood is being dealt with, thanks to some hard work in Louisiana and Clarksville, and both towns will recover. But it will be awhile before area citizens psychologically get over Hughes’ sudden death. It’s hard

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