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IndianHawks win, Louisiana loses

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Final scores for Friday, Oct. 17: Clopton-Elsberry-20, Wright City-0. Highland-29, Louisiana-14. For details and photos, see the Oct. 22 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • State bumps grain haul weight limits 10 percent

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Due to the bumper crop of corn and soybeans in Missouri and recent rains which interrupted harvest, MoDOT and Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday, Oct. 16 that grain trucks will be allowed to haul 10 percent more than their licensed weight. The heavier loads will not be allowed on Missouri interstates but will be on all other roads and highways. However, all posted weight limits for bridges must be adhered

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  • Citations, possible lawsuit next steps in building dispute

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    The City of Louisiana and downtown building owner Doug Dempsey have both said they don’t want their dispute over his structure at 314 Georgia Street to end up in a lawsuit. But Dempsey said Tuesday, Oct. 14 that legal action is very likely after learning the city plans to start issuing him citations for not following building codes. He also said he is being unfairly singled out for punishment and

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State bumps grain haul weight limits 10 percent

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Due to the bumper crop of corn and soybeans in Missouri and recent rains which interrupted harvest, MoDOT and Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday, Oct. 16 that grain trucks will be allowed to haul 10 percent more than their licensed weight. The heavier loads will not be allowed on Missouri interstates but will be on all other roads and highways. However, all posted weight limits for bridges must be adhered

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  • Louisiana chamber, county tourism board bind to attract state ad dollars

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s and Convention Bureau Director Chris Koetters has added a number of brochures to travelers coming through Louisiana.

    The Louisiana Visitor’s and Convention Bureau (LVCB) is bonding with the Pike County Tourism Commission to obtain more advertising dollars from the state of Missouri. LVCB and Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Koetters will be the conduit to get co-op advertising funds from the Missouri Department of Tourism. The $4,000 the consortium is shooting for would double the county tourist board’s advertising budget, Koetters said recently. The funds would

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  • Burbridge joins local real estate agency

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    LaNora Burbridge

    LaNora Burbridge has joined Century 21 The Wells Group at its Bowling Green office. Burbridge has 33 years of experience in the field and for the last 30 years was Broker/Owner of LaNora Burbridge Real Estate. “We are so pleased to announce that LaNora will be joining our team.” said Brenda Wells, Broker/Owner of Century 21 The Wells Group. “We believe her experience will greatly enhance the services we provide

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Technology

Editorial

The Buck Stops Here

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm

You know you’re getting old when five people at your high school reunion say: “Who are you? I forgot my glasses and I can’t read your name tag.” Pause. “Oh hi, Dave. You haven’t changed a bit.” With that I just took off my name tag at the recent Kirkwood High Class of 1969’s 45th reunion, and let them start guessing. Several women who guessed correctly said, “You look the

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:02 am

    It will be interesting to see how Louisiana Mayor Bart Niedner and the city council handle the replacement of councilman Tim Carter. Carter’s replacement will be appointed by Niedner and the council has to approve his choice. In the four short years I’ve been here, there have been 20 different council members on an eight-person board, according to my count. Some of them have served twice during the last four

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I walked into a waiting room last week and saw a guy about my age with a ball cap on that immediately caught my eye. Emblazoned across the front of the cap it said “Proud Vietnam Veteran.” That kind of a cap didn’t exist 30 years ago, when Vietnam veterans were still not admitting their service because all they got for it was grief. I’m not a veteran but family

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